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  1. #31
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    Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    Damn, Kevin. That's downright gratuitous. Cheers!

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    Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    I hate to be the turd in the punchbowl, but what are those delicious looking treats?

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    Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    Quote Originally Posted by bingstein View Post
    I hate to be the turd in the punchbowl, but what are those delicious looking treats?
    Four Roses 17 year referenced by many above. Great stuff.
    Jim

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    Re: Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    Here goes:

    1 - Four Roses SmB LE 2012 - one of my all time favorite Four Roses offerings.
    2 - WLW 2010 - I wish I had much better access to WLW (any year). I actually think this is the most difficult to find of the Antique Collection.
    3 - Abraham Bowman Rye - what I ended up with was the 90 proof version; I bought in a rush thinking it was the barrel proof bottle that was held in high regards here. It was still good stuff.
    4 - Willet Family Reserve, 11yr - this came from Liquor Barn and I was really impressed. I don't recall the proof (I think over 100), but this was very rich bourbon.
    5 - Elijah Craig 18 - The last bottle I have seen (purchased in Kingsport, TN). It's been a long time since I had this, and I forgot how great of a deal it was in the bourbon world. This bottle is all vanilla.

    Honorable Mention - ORVW 10/107 - started out hot, but after about 2 months has opened up nicely

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    Re: Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    Perhaps we should make this an annual thread, say around holiday time.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    It's getting close to Labor Day, that counts as Holiday right? Anyway I'm going with:

    AAA 10 Star
    EWBIB
    4RSBLE2012
    ETL
    GD12

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    Re: Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    I'm retired . . . every day's a holiday.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    In the last year, my top 5 were:
    -Four Roses 2012 LE Small Batch - the best I've ever had actually
    -2012 WLW
    -2012 PVW 15
    -Jefferson's Presidential Select
    -Standard Four Roses SB

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    Re: Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    I'm with yeti on the

    Four roses 17 year obsv

    Oh I forgot. To yeti. Got this in the mail last week...
    You know, if the ryes hadn't been so amazing those new bottles there might have been #2-5 on the list.

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    Re: Top 5 Bourbons I've Had In The Last Year

    These are mine:

    EHT SB BIB (I just really enjoy the uniqueness of its flavors and its finish is just wonderful for me)
    mid 2000s WSR7 (I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this after not particularly liking the current WSRs on the shelf. I always end up drinking too many pours when I drink this)
    JPS18 batch 16 (Just really enjoyable)
    FRSmBLE2012 (no explanations needed on this one)
    ECBP (no explanations needed on this one either)

    Honorable mentions:
    FRSmBLE2011 (just a really good one but would come in 6th for me),
    FRSBLE2013 (need more time with it),
    VOB86 (enjoyable and an easy one to reach for when I want an tasty pour),
    ETL (another really nice one that I haven't tried until this past year),
    PVW15 (had to list this one. good but not great. Maybe I was expecting too much due to all the hype but it underwhelmed for me)

    I have found that I enjoy the following elements that show up in these in the above:
    certain sour profile, some citrus, greenness, grassiness, certain flavor of cleanness, slightly oily, dry finish, wood lingering finish, mild spice, vanilla, nuttiness, caramel, burnt sugar, candied dried fruits. i'm probably missing some of the really enjoyable elements.

    Too many I want to try this next year.
    - H

 

 

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