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    Imaginary bourbon

    There may have been a thread like this before but I searched and didn't find one so here goes. If you could create a new offering from one of the existing producers what would you choose? Examples: Barrel Proof Makers, Barrel Proof Dickle, Barrel Proof Woodford (can you tell that I am a fan of barrel proofers), 10 Year 100 Proof FRYL etc. Let's hear it, what would you want to try?

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    10 year old, 110-115 proof Dickel.

    Id probably never buy anything else again






    second choice, 8-9 year HH 110-115 proof

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Not Bourbon but a 100 - 120 rye from Canada!

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by TunnelTiger View Post
    Not Bourbon but a 100 - 120 rye from Canada!
    Thats already out there. Whistle pig. Lock stock
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    I actually don't have to imagine one. It just has to come back into production. A Weller Centennial reboot would be just fine with me.

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Ok Back around 2002-3 I have purchased a couple of the Weller Centennial Bottles.. I recall really like this one.. At the time I also found some Old Fitzgerald PR and I also like that too.. Too bad they are not longer around

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    My top two were listed pretty early.

    Weller Centennial reboot
    Four Roses YL or SmB at 10 yr 100 proof
    "Unless it survived a tornado, weathered a snow storm in Scotland, and then spent a year on boat before returning home, I'm not really interested."

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    booma lower proof off the still and into the barrel were the norm not that many years ago. For instance Stitzel-Weller would bring the new make off the still at close to 100 proof and after a trip through the doubler into the barrel at 103-105 proof. Whisky aging in the warm climate of Kentucky usually gains in proof so the final barrel proof at dumping would average 107. This is why the original Weller Antique was bottled at 107, that was barrel proof.

    The usual barrel entry proof today is 125 which is why some modern barrel proof labels are 130 proof or higher.
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Whisky aging in the warm climate of Kentucky usually gains in proof
    squire, I accept that this is true, but I don't understand it. I thought that alcohol was more volatile than water and that at any temperature, whether in Scotland or Kentucky, there would be more alcohol lost than water, lowering proof. What am I missing?

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by bookman View Post
    squire, I accept that this is true, but I don't understand it. I thought that alcohol was more volatile than water and that at any temperature, whether in Scotland or Kentucky, there would be more alcohol lost than water, lowering proof. What am I missing?
    Alcohol molecules are larger than water molecules, so evaporated water can pass through the barrel more easily. Add heat and you get more angel's share of water, and higher proof.

 

 

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