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    Home blending

    Been comparing some 100 proofers lately- BIB and otherwise. Tried the Old Forester Signature and to me it is like pecan pie in a bottle with a couple heaps of brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon: a decadent dessert bourbon when you're in the mood for that but a little bit much even for my sweet tooth. On the other hand I've got the WT101 with just a touch of sweetness and its famous spice and heat. Anyhow, it turns out they compliment each other pretty well blended with a splash of water. I've tried this sort of thing before without much success with other whiskeys. It seems you never know what's going to work until you go ahead and mix them. Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and sometimes less. It got me wondering what other folks on this site may have tried blending of late, and what worked well and not so well...Has anyone had some interesting "home blending" results?

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    Re: Home blending

    The blend popular here on SB is known as the "SB Blend". Equal parts Weller 12 and Old Weller Antique.

    I did it once and it was great stuff. Would like to do it again now that I think about it. Strangely enough I can get the Weller 12, it's the OWA that has become hard to find around here...

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    Re: Home blending

    i dont mix much, but out of curiousity the other day i did a half and half mix of OGD 114 and Dickel 12, as I figured the sweet and the spicy might mix well. I thought it worked pretty well.

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    Re: Home blending

    Hmm, that could work.
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    Re: Home blending

    I prefer my SB Blend at a 60/40 ratio, heavy on the OWA over Weller 12. I've tried subbing Larceny in for the W12, and while drinkable not nearly as nice. I'm experimenting with some mingles of OGD 114 and Ritt BIB (different ratios to find what I like). Other than the SB Blend, I typically don't vat a large quantity of others - but I have fun trying different things (and as long as you're having fun, you're doing it right!)
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    Re: Home blending

    I recently did 50:50 WT101 w/ WTRRSmBSB (its starting to get tiring typing that out, but it is one of my all-time favorite SB acronyms) and a few drops of water - good/different. The RR rounded off some of the edges in the 101, and the WT101 seemed to add more depth and complexity, which quite frankly confused me. I suspect I'll drink at least half of the RR in this manner.
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    Re: Home blending

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    I recently did 50:50 WT101 w/ WTRRSmBSB
    I assume that this is some form of WT Russell's Reserve...what does the rest of the abbreviation stand for?

    Can we get this added to the abbreviation list?

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    Re: Home blending

    SmBSB = small batch single barrel. What it says on the label.

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    Re: Home blending

    Small Batch Single Barrel is for the slow witted among us who don't get what they're talking about is whisky whisky.
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    Re: Home blending

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    I prefer my SB Blend at a 60/40 ratio, heavy on the OWA over Weller 12. I've tried subbing Larceny in for the W12, and while drinkable not nearly as nice. I'm experimenting with some mingles of OGD 114 and Ritt BIB (different ratios to find what I like). Other than the SB Blend, I typically don't vat a large quantity of others - but I have fun trying different things (and as long as you're having fun, you're doing it right!)


    Alton Brown says a 60/40 blend of OWA107 /12 year old Weller. Is a poor mans Pappy Van Winkle. Having never tried Pappy, does any one who has agree?

 

 

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