yes, a good friend. and that 23 is an amazing pour, awesome, and many other adjectives that begin with "a" ... and now we can start a list with words that begin with "b"
Had an enjoyable blind 4-way with BMH 18yrs (barrels R70 & R77), Saz 18 (2011 release), and for kicks - Ritt BIB DSP-1. The color and nose quickly separated the Ritt from the rest, and grouped the two BMHs together. I definitely prefer the BMH over the Saz 18. The BMH has a more creamy mouthfeel, and seems to have a better balance between the fruit, spice and wood (at least for my palate). I actually found the Saz 18 to be too dry, and on the palate liked the Ritt BIB better (it wasn't more complex obviously, but I enjoyed it better). I was trying to determine if the BMH might be Saz juice or HH (which is why I included the Ritt), and it definitely is closer to the Ritt. I find that also has a more creamy mouthfeel than the Saz. Thankfully barrels R70 and R77 were virtually identical. I tasted them in different orders, and picked the second one I tasted each time After 4 rounds, I decided I couldn't pick between the two - both are excellent representations!
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
Sipping some Jeff rye. Great day for drinking.
Some WTR101 and AE Rye shared with friends on this much cooler and glorious day,AE was seen as a novelty and the WTR was quite well received.I hate to admit I'm a big fan of the AE for its unique quality alone,great niche market pour indeed.
"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
Had some Handy for the first time today. Really enjoyed it.
Starting out with some THH today.
Finishing off a bottle of HW Double Rye, and managed to buy a taste of HW21 Rye today. Hell of a kick, glad i tried, but not my thing. Too much bite.