The PVW15 2012 I have open absolutely crushes the several W12s I've had over the past year. I think the extra proof and barrel selection play a much larger role than the additional age. Now, a 65/35 SB blend I put out next to the PVW15 at my birthday in September was actually preferred by some in attendance. It's certainly much better than either Weller product on their own.
Finally introduced myself in the "New to SB" sub today. Now on to today's bidness at hand:
- WSR 7 x2 ($17/ea) - that briefly-available transition edition in the current bottle, but with 7yo on the neck, instead of 90pf on the neck; perhaps from ~09.
- OC10 86 ($33 for the handle) - bottled ~97 IIRC, featuring that nice historic LV designation from the pre-FF years, and a little UD-authored hangtag on it.
Also, in the past few days:
- PVW 20 - mgr of a semi-local store likes the fact that I always have my well-behaved kids w/ me; he hooked me up with the 23 last year.
- GTS - ditto.
- ORVW 10 - ditto, albeit a different mgr, at a different store, on a different day.
- WLW - ditto.
- Balcones Texas Single Malt - a third mgr, a third store, a third day.
- Stagg Jr - ditto; to compare to it's big bro (plus my first bottle of it was devastated on a recent camp-out).
BX is down! Rejoice, cry, or shrug as you see fit.
¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!
"Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof
Don't drink a lot of Beam products, but I picked up a bottle of the Jim Beam 7 year old in SC the other day for 17.00 . Only 80 proof but good taste and balance and tough to beat for that price. I'll be buying again.
"Abstainer: A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure."