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    Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    I've noticed in quite a few threads here that some people will make a "house blend" from 2 or 3 bourbons or ryes. I was hopeful that people might be willing to share some of their preferred recipes, ratios and components, or to at least share some of their mistakes, in order to shorten my learning curve as ease the burden on my wallet. Thanks

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    SB Blend. For me, it's 3:1 OWA to Weller 12. Somebody here suggested dropping a little HH Larceny in there, which I did, and was very pleased with the results. Just can't remember what the ratio was.

    I fully understand the desire to shorten the learning curve and reduce costs, but the fun of Gillmanizing is in the journey and process. Wallet be damned!!
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    Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    My current favorite is a 1:1 vatting of ECBP:EC12.

    The SB Blend is pretty tasty too.
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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    SB Blend. For me, it's 3:1 OWA to Weller 12. Somebody here suggested dropping a little HH Larceny in there, which I did, and was very pleased with the results. Just can't remember what the ratio was.

    I fully understand the desire to shorten the learning curve and reduce costs, but the fun of Gillmanizing is in the journey and process. Wallet be damned!!
    Most like a 1:1. Why do you use those proportions?

    I don't care for Weller12 as it's too sooty and almost scotch like. The last bottle I had I gave away. While I was at the Houston meet-up last week Randy and Ed said the older bottles of Weller 12 with the embossed wheat on the glass were better, but I didn't really push them as to why they were better. Can you possibly elaborate?
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    Most like a 1:1. Why do you use those proportions?

    I don't care for Weller12 as it's too sooty and almost scotch like. The last bottle I had I gave away. While I was at the Houston meet-up last week Randy and Ed said the older bottles of Weller 12 with the embossed wheat on the glass were better, but I didn't really push them as to why they were better. Can you possibly elaborate?
    I had enough embossed 12s to say they are sooty too. The best post BT owned 12s were the mistaken Everett's bottling (mistaken DSP 16 barrel viewed on web cam) and a Binny's that was 14 Bernheim distilled. I much prefer OWA and use Joe's lesser 12 proportion too if doing the SB blend.
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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    I knew there was one person on the board that shared my sooty weller12 opinion. Maybe I'll buy another bottle one of these days and try the blend.

    Speaking of 12yr. DSP-16, I had some at the tasting last week and it was NOTHING like current Weller 12 or Lot B (which taste the same to me). Man, it was good stuff! Sweet and almost buttery. Yum, yum.
    Last edited by smknjoe; 05-17-2013 at 08:38.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    I was pretty happy with a blend of Dickel Barrel Select and Handy. The Handy ramped up the power and spice of the DBS nicely.

    I also used some Dickel 12 to help me finish a bottle of WTRR Rye 6yo that I did not like.

    Kentucky rye does great things to Dickel (bourbon, or TN whisky, whatever you want to call it, I just want to be clear I'm not talking about the Dickel Rye).
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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    My preferred "house blend" is a straight mixture of one part OGD BIB to two parts VOB BIB.

    Either is very good on its own, but added to each other they reach a sort of synergy.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    The fun is in the experimenting! Best blend I think I've had was an on the spot decision to vat St. George Single Malt Batch 12 with a HW16 1:1. Another great one is the Airigh Nam Beist - Corryvreckan combo also 1:1. SB blend is good too, though I prefer to throw a dollop of BMHSmB into my OWA, cause I want a little rye in the mix. Wheaters are great, but they're so soft sometimes. Have fun exploring! Wallet be damned.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    My Weller SB Blend is 50% OWA and 25% W12 and 25% WSR.

    Love it.
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