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  1. #51
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    First dream: Barrel Proof, Four Roses Straight Rye Whiskey
    - 12 to 15 yrs old
    - not this "barely legal" stuff - at least 70% rye in the mashbill
    - coming off the still at under 140, and into the barrel around 110
    (sorry for all the details, but hey - it's MY fantasy!)
    Would love to see 4 Roses and Rutledge get a shot at a Rye. Unfortunately every day they don't is 6-8 years before you'd see it. That would be a tough wait.

    As for an imaginary bourbon, I'd like to see more blends/marriages like the 4R SmB LEs. Single barrels are nice, but I think the distilleries could really put out some outstanding stuff if they'd focus less on the SB and more on the SmB. 8-10 year base, add in some older stuff to taste. Hard to argue with the success of 4R with this formula over the last 2 years.

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by petrel800 View Post
    Would love to see 4 Roses and Rutledge get a shot at a Rye. Unfortunately every day they don't is 6-8 years before you'd see it. That would be a tough wait.

    As for an imaginary bourbon, I'd like to see more blends/marriages like the 4R SmB LEs. Single barrels are nice, but I think the distilleries could really put out some outstanding stuff if they'd focus less on the SB and more on the SmB. 8-10 year base, add in some older stuff to taste. Hard to argue with the success of 4R with this formula over the last 2 years.
    I think that the "Small Batch" idea is a great one. Pure speculation, but I think that in the glut era, it probably happened a lot out of necessity, and it may have something to do with why whiskey from that era is so beloved.
    Jim

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    After reading the posts and giving it some thought I wish for something that is achievable, a return to what was once the standard mark of quality in Bourbon, eight years of age and 100 proof.
    I knew you'd see it my way!

  4. #54
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    OGD 120 10-Year
    HH 10-Year BIB
    WL Weller 15-Year 92 Proof
    Elijah Craig 15-Year Barrel Proof

    Any bourbon bottled at minimum 90 proof with an age statement.

  5. #55
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I think every bottle of Bourbon or Rye should carry on it's label the DSP number of the distillery that made the whisky.
    Amen. Also, more BIBs would be appreciated so we know that a minimum proof/age standard has been met. If "they" want to step away from the crowd by touting higher #s, well . . .

  6. #56
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Any standard issue bourbon in barrel proof release would be interesting to me. Makers, Woodford Reserve... EWSB ramped up to 100ish proof... Eagle Rare... Stuff like that.

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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    12 year 100 proof MM 10 year OGD 114

  8. #58
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    For BT to start with the high rye mash bill and use a lower proof off the still and even a little lower into the barrel.
    Consolidate the cherry barrels from mid level warehouse H at 8 years
    and re-barrel into toasted not charred barrels for another 4 to 8 years or until
    buyers think they are ready and pick single barrels of the finished juice.

    Looking for a more complex toastier product with layers of Bourbon sweetness and complex toasted wood notes.

  9. #59
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Steve That's the best suggestion I've heard yet.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

  10. #60
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    Re: Imaginary bourbon

    Barton Rye in used George T Stagg barrels. Aged a minimum of 16 years.


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