After a long intermission, back to Batch 9. I saw it online a few days ago @$299.99. After viewing & reading so many other aged bottles way on over $300, this does not sound too bad. I had my eye on a local Batch 6 at $225...but, it's now gone...probably under a lighted tree somewhere.
"I think I'll just stay here and drink"
Having had all 3 of them, there is little doubt batch 3 is by far the best. In regards to the other two, I liked batch 6 over batch 9. It has a bit more bourbon barrels, so is not quite as sweet and a bit more citrusy. While the sherry on batch 9 is enjoyable, the finish is a bit off for me - it goes bitter, almost like a bad cask coming through after the sherry dies down. I have another friend who disagrees though. I would peg them 3 > 6 > 9, but think they are all good whiskies - others are starting to catch on and the stuff is evaporating from shelves.
I'm coming around on the 9 a little more (less bitterness on the finish now versus when I first opened the bottle) - I need to have my wife do a blind pour of all 3 for me.
¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!
"Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof
My tastes says 3 > 9 > 6. I like the sherry aspect. I can still get my hands on Batch #9 for somewhere in the $230-240 range OTD if people are having trouble finding them. I'm going to one of those stores tonight that I recall having it (they're holding a VW for me) so I can get it. Send a PM if interested.