A little JPS21 last night, not impressed and will not be buying a bottle.
Best regards, Tony
Yesterday and today a little pour of WLW 134.8 prior to and with the morning coffee. Yesterday afternoon a nice pour of GTS 141.8 over cracked ice.
Yesterday, I bought and drank my first try of EWBIB. The taste profile is very similar to HHBIB 6yr, just a little thinner mouth feel and a little lighter in color. At $2.50 more then the HH, it won't be a repeat purchase.
Some current Old Fitz BIB last night while in chat,pretty great value pour indeed.
"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
After picking up my allotment of GBS ETL along with a couple of ETL's from the 2nd barrel I had a little SBSBSBS.
It included the GBS ETL pick, the 2nd ETL barrel pick, a standard ETL off the shelf and for fun a bit of the inaugural GBS EC12 (which is closer to 15yo).
Started with the EC12 which was quite nice, dry, a bit of oak/tannins and had a dry and somewhat short finish. The GBS ETL was a completely different profile of course with the rye spice right up front, a bit of caramel and a spicy and longer finish than the EC12. The 2nd Barrel ETL was similar of course but a bit less rye spice and just a bit less complex for lack of a better word. The off the shelf ETL, usually a favorite, was downright bland compared to the two barrel picks which might have been the biggest surprise of all. The blend of many barrels really seemed to subdue it.
Or maybe by then the palate was on overload...
The GBS ETL was the obvious winner among the three ETLs although admittedly this wasn't a blind test.
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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Well, yes, if they can get the same or better price for NAS they're gonna do it and should be fired if they don't.
Doesn't mean I hafta like it though.
We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.
Healthy pour of ECBP now that the reserves have been shored up a bit @#$% damn this is some nice bourbon!
Gary (aka 'Country')
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough." - Mark Twain
"Because Whiskey Matters!" - David Perkins