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  1. #21
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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    That's right. I'm also talking about expressions that continued without the age statement as opposed to expressions that were discontinued altogether, such as Weller Centennial.
    Last I heard, they were still making it on a limited basis, only in the liter bottle, but it would continue.

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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Thanks for the info. Didn't know about the 15y.
    Squire, would it be the 8y 86 proof that you are referring to. I still have one of those also.
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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Yeah, that's the one, I noticed it because of the different color label but didn't buy any.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    That is my last one. It is no where's near as good as the 12-year-old Johnny Drum private stock.

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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Old bardstown estate was 10yr
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Still have 2 of them also. They are good.
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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Quote Originally Posted by LCWoody View Post
    Still have 2 of them also. They are good.
    Do you have 2 of everything? Your not building Woody's Ark for bourbon, are ya? I hope there isn't a great flood coming!

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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Im like the last boyscout, "be prepared for anything......... And have plenty of bourbon" that's my motto.
    I just happened to be in my bourbon closet today.

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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    I attempted to list all of the recent lost age statements (last ten years or so). Let me know if I missed any.

    http://recenteats.blogspot.com/2014/...h-dropped.html

    1792 Ridgemont Reserve 8 yo
    Basil Haden 8 yo
    Benchmark 8 yo (now 3 years old)
    Evan Williams Black 7 yo
    Evan Williams 1783 10 yo
    Jefferson's Reserve 15 yo
    Johnny Drum Green 8 yo
    Johnny Drum Black 12 yo
    Johnny Drum Private Stock 15 yo
    Noah's Mill 15 yo
    Old Charter 8 yo
    Old Fitzgerald 1849 8 yo
    Old Overholt 4 yo (now 3 years old)
    Old Weller Antique 7 yo
    Rowan's Creek 12 yo
    Sam Houston 10 yo
    Very Old Barton 6 yo
    Weller Special Reserve 7 yo
    After reading your article one has to ask if holding a 7 year, 10 month barrel 2 more months is going to be that detrimental to their flavor profile? (Per their response) didn't they say something similar with the Wellers?

    analogy: When I was a minister at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville the pastor decided to hang microphones from the ceiling over the choir loft. Everyone complained that they were to low. He raised them way up and then dropped them 6 inches every week until they were back where they were at the beginning and no one noticed.

    Take an AS bourbon and drop the AS but keep the bourbon the same. Then slowly roll back the age and hopefully no one notices unless you compare it to an old AS bottle (which a lot of people here can do). I still like WSR but it is different from my older bottles.

    ps: I know I'm stating the obvious but jmt.
    Last edited by Enoch; 02-08-2014 at 09:58.

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    Re: Lost Age Statements

    Obvious perhaps but bears repeating. I have long maintained that we sometimes make a bit too much of age because I don't believe a premium spirit (think Bushmills Black Bush) has to have one and age statements, especially extra long ones, are more of a marketing crutch.

    Yet there is only one reason to remove an established age statement which is to introduce younger whisky into the mix.
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