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    For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    what fairly easily obtainable juice is out there that most closely resembles the "taste" and "ambiance" of the holy grail?? Surely there is something out there that gets close...? I've not had the stuff in quite a while and would like to see what all the fuss is about, in a more reasonable nature. There has to be something to quench my desire. Come on, my fellow bourbonerds, throw me some suggestions. I am all ears and ready to drink! The palate is waiting........

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    JPS 18 is probably the closest

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    Painkiller, I would certainly agree Pappy is the holy grail of hype but that is current thinking, often from those who were not drinking Bourbon as recently as five years ago. Those of us who were buying and consuming Bourbon in the 1970s, made when the Van Winkle family still owned the Stitzel-Weller distillery, recognized their product as just one of the quality labels and routinely passed them over while reaching for a rye recipe brand.

    If what your are asking for is a highest quality wheat recipe then the Parker Heritage 10 year cask strength comes to mind but anything like that may be hard to obtain.

    If you are looking for highest quality Bourbons generally I'll be glad to list some for your consideration.

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    I've had some OWA SB's that are just mind blowing delicious. And have never paid more then $23 a bottle. Stick that in your pipe VW hipsters.

    Just to be fair, my tasting of the VW's has been very limited. But what I've had, has very good. Just not worth the effort to find.
    The liver is evil. It must be punished...

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    Another Pappy thread. SWEET!


    These usually make for some interesting reading.

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    Oh no Bradley, this is a what other than Pappy thread.

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    You're right though, could be fun.

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    Weller 12 year. Not always available at every store but should be able to find it most of the time.

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    Re: For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Oh no Bradley, this is a what other than Pappy thread.
    We'll just have to wait and see where it goes I guess. To answer the OP's question I would have to say the OWA/Weller 12 blend.

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    For those of us who can't find (or afford) PVW......

    Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller View Post
    holy grail
    I wish people would stop thinking this about VW whiskeys. I think people are just setting themselves up for disappointment. They're good whiskeys. There are lots of good whiskeys.

    There is no holy grail.

    Bradley's suggestion is a good one.
    Jim

 

 

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