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  1. #21
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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    3:1 OWA to Weller12 with a splash of 120proof Knob Creek SB works for me. Also enjoy OGD ND 86 and OGD ND BiB 1:1.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    It should be noted here that Steve (Sailor22) is a master vatter and came up with a humdinger during the recent Sampler weekend gatherings.

    Gary

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    It should be noted here that Steve (Sailor22) is a master vatter and came up with a humdinger during the recent Sampler weekend gatherings.

    Gary
    I'll second that...one of my favorites among a competitive crowd of many many many...others that weekend !
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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    I had a overly woody, almost but not quite "musty" EC18 a while back. I always hated it. Never liked what I thought was the overwhelming eucalyptus flavor in it... I'm not sure if the bottle was off or what. I tried vatting that bottle 1 part EC18 to 2 parts Eagle Rare 10yo, and thought it was fantastic -- way greater than the sum of the parts.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    So, is someone going to share the Sailorman's recipe?

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    3:1 OWA to Weller12 with a splash of 120 proof Knob Creek SB works for me.
    This sounds great. I do something quite similar that's worked out well. 3:1 OWA to Weller 12 plus 0.5 of FRSB. I'll have to grab some Knob Creek SB and give Sailor22's recipe a try.

    And I agree with the comments noting that Weller 12 has gotten increasingly dry and thin. I wonder if this change has anything to do with its increasing availability on the West coast. This is just anecdotal, of course, but years ago when Weller 12 was nowhere to be found in California, I think it tasted different. Now it's easy to find, but not quite as desirable. Then again, maybe my taste memory is playing tricks, or perhaps BT is making the same quantity of Weller 12 and just sending it to different markets.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    So, is someone going to share the Sailorman's recipe?
    I believe Sailor has an interest in keeping that one to himself Squire. More than a few that much I know.
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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    All the more reason to visit Tallahassee.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    The blind tasting throwdown I just conducted with with OWA, Weller 12 and the 50/50 blend was very eye opening.

    First off, the Weller 12 came across as a unpleasant bomb of wet wood and resin. This really shocked me as W12 has been my favorite daily/value pour. I'd like to blame it on a bad bottle or decrease in overall quality as this third bottle seems much thinner and unbalanced than my previous two. But the simpler explanation would be that my palate has gotten better. Either way, it feels a bit like when I found out that Santa wasn't real.

    The OWA (new NAS bottle) was quite a bit better than the 12. I much preferred the sweetness of the Antique to the wood bomb 12. But I could definitely detect a mild abrasiveness to the OWA -- more burn, more corn, less wood, less complexity overall. It tasted young and unrefined.

    As expected, the blend was nice combination of sweetness, woodiness and complexity. I can't gush over it because tasting all three mostly exposed the weaknesses of the source bourbons. I expect to do another tasting soon against Larceny and the Jefferson's 18 I'm hiding in the back of the cabinet.

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    Re: Favorite Personal Blends, or mixes, of Whiskies

    With the last three (particular) bottles mentioned, it may well be no combination would work well, but I would try combining in proportions different than 1:1 since doing that can completely change the result. 3:1 might work better possibly, the OWA to the other. It's funny how, at least in my experience, sometimes even a few drops of one or the other changes the taste and certainly sometimes the mouthfeel. Of course there is a practical limit on how many variations you can try.

    Gary

 

 

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