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    BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Sorry I'm late again. Even though I was on vacation for the past week, it was a "working" vacation.

    FWIW, I've debated long and hard about what to do for the BOTM this month. I finally said to heck with it, and decided to make AA BIB the BOTM because it's one of my personal favorites. What can I say? It isn't being made any more, but I know of at least a few members here that have had the pleasure. So, here we go…..

    As for me, I truly love AA BIB. It isn't very often that I lament the losing of age statements on some bourbons, or the discontinuing of certain bottlings over the last few years, but AA BIB is one that I truly regret isn't being made any more. The nose is wonderful. Reminiscent of some of the old ND dusties. Caramel and butterscotch, with no questions asked. The flavor is just as good, if not better. There's a hint of oak and smoke, a little spice, and a nice bit of sweetness with caramel and butterscotch overtures. Nice and smooth, yet with a somewhat understated richness and viscosity that almost defies explanation. All of this is combined in an extremely well balanced, great tasting bourbon IMHO. To me, it's at the very least the equal, if not the better of EW BIB and HH 6 yr BIB. It ranks up there in my top ten, if not my top five favorite bourbons.

    Let's hear it for AA BIB!

    Cheers and happy posting.

    Joe
    Last edited by fishnbowljoe; 07-05-2015 at 19:13.
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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Hmmm......I know of a local bar that has this in their basement. I'm gonna have to ask them to bring it up to the bar and open it.
    Steve

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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by flahute View Post
    Hmmm......I know of a local bar that has this in their basement. I'm gonna have to ask them to bring it up to the bar and open it.
    I know that tastes differ. I sincerely hope that if you get the chance to taste AA BIB, it will be at least half the bourbon I described.

    Cheers! Joe
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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    I know that tastes differ. I sincerely hope that if you get the chance to taste AA BIB, it will be at least half the bourbon I described.

    Cheers! Joe
    The same place has Ancient Age Barrel 107 which I like a lot so I'm guessing I'll like this one too.
    Steve

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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    I'm pretty confident that I'll never have the opportunity to taste it, but cheers to those of you who have!
    Andrew

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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    This doesn't get distributed in Michigan. Bummer for us. Know if it's in Ohio or Indiana?

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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by amg View Post
    I'm pretty confident that I'll never have the opportunity to taste it, but cheers to those of you who have!
    What Andrew said, especially with me being a BIB enthusiast, sigh......

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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by n811 View Post
    This doesn't get distributed in Michigan. Bummer for us. Know if it's in Ohio or Indiana?
    It's long discontinued. There may be dusties in the wild, but those would be few and far between.
    Andrew

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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by amg View Post
    It's long discontinued. There may be dusties in the wild, but those would be few and far between.
    Aaah got it. Drat!!

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    Re: BOTM 7/15: Ancient Age BIB

    Hey Joe, how 'bout posting a pic of the bottle , I'd like to see it,.....since I can't taste it. I've only had the opportunity to have the AAA 10 yr.
    Everyday my spirit seems to find its way to the bottom of a glass...... Don

 

 

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