Old scout 7 year old cask strength single barrel. 111 proof but tasty.
Also tried kyjd75's old scout 8 year barrel strength rye. Damn tasty. That ones a winner.
My local store slashed the prices on some of its artisans so I picked up a couple of HW silvers for $15 each and several Hudson's for $20 each. I have wanted to try them but not at full price.
Bookers batch 2013-6
Went shopping today and came away with the following:
Henry McKenna BIB ($28)
Highland Park 12yr
i know the last 2 are scotches, but I had to include them for the sake of completeness.
Old Forester Signature 100 proof - first time seeing it around here and liked a 200ml I bought in KY
EWSB 2003 L&K Selection - bottled 2 months shy of 10 years - would love to see these as BiB!
Passed over the L&K Jeffersons 10yr Rye and L&K BT bottlings - hope they hang around a bit longer. Missed out on their ER10 which I heard was excellent, but over the New Year picked up a couple bottles of the L&K ETL bottling. Haven't opened that one yet, maybe tonight!
On a less enthusiastic note, I've gotta' say so far I'm not too pleased with my purchase. (Garrison Bros).
The corn is strong with this one (even more than expected). Was hoping to get some interesting new flavor notes from their "red-winter wheat", but so far it's all corn.
The first pour got my go-to mixer added to it pretty quickly (Simply Lemonade), but I'm thinking now, I'd have been better off sparing the lemonade and going with Coke Zero instead.
I'll definitely revisit the bottle, but at this point I'm kind of wishing I'd have tried the Noah's Mill that was sitting nearby on the shelf.
Still, I'll be curious to see what the GB will be like with a few more years in the barrel.
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