Misery needs company, so I tried to enjoy some 2010 OFBB while my 3 month old bawled helplessly at my side for hours while the wife got a chance to relax out with friends. Now that she's home, I will toss back one more before a gracious faceplant wherever I may land.
"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.
Had some good ones last night, we had dinner with Mike Veach (he autographed his book for us too) at Bourbons Bistro. Started with 4R1B on the rocks and ORVW 10/107 neat after dinner. Back at the hotel I had a Pappy 15yo, neat to cap off the night.
This morning a wee bit of PHC 124.2. What a wonderful finish.
Did a tasting at a friend's house last night.......
Jefferson's Small Batch: Not bad, but nothing I'd run out and buy. I will have to try the Reserve at some point to see if I like it better.
Black Maple Hill NAS: Really loved this stuff and I knew nothing about it until doing some research today. I was surprised about all the controversy regarding this brand. I had no idea regarding all the hype with this bourbon. I read some really interesting threads here from the past several years. I'm glad I tasted it before knowing because I probably would have wondered if the hype had affected my perception. I'll have to try to search out a bottle of this stuff but I understand it's in short supply.
Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch: This was my favorite pour of the evening. Nice up front bite with a perfect finish.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit: Very good and in my opinion, better than the standard 101. I'll probably be picking up a bottle of this too.
Elmer T. Lee: Didn't care for this at all. It was just too spicy for my taste.