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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Looks intriguing. Will be curious to hear what you think. Got word my bottles hit the mail yesterday so hope to have them by early next week or maybe the weekend.
    We can have bottles mailed to Jawga? I had no idea.

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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TunnelTiger View Post
    We can have bottles mailed to Jawga? I had no idea.
    You can if you happen to have relatives who live in Portland and can convince them to play along...
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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    You can if you happen to have relatives who live in Portland and can convince them to play along...
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhh! A wise man you are tans and quite resourceful.

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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    McMenamins Edgefield Devils Bit 8yr/2014 - 46%, 200ml




    Yeah... first sip of liquor in over a week & daddy likes!
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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    Still really nice but seems a little overoaked compared to last year. Still, a very special whiskey.

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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    It's really a fruity pour - not too shabby...

    It's interesting this year's 8yr old is oakier than last year's 12yr
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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    It's really a fruity pour - not too shabby...

    It's interesting this year's 8yr old is oakier than last year's 12yr
    Not sure I am that surprised. Not 100% clear on the barrels but it sounds like it had 2 years in a new barrel and then 2 more in a second "smaller" barrel (unsure if it was also new or was used) before it ever saw the port barrel. So potentially a kind of a double oaked process plus the port style barrel and the used wheat whiskey barrel.

    I still find the nose carries more port/fruit notes for me than the palate does.

    Would love to be able to try past bottles.
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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    The label for the 2014 says "aged in four distinct casks." No such statement on the previous one, so obviously there is more difference here than mere years in wood.

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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    Does a plastic tote count as a cask?
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    Re: Devil's Bit 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    The label for the 2014 says "aged in four distinct casks." No such statement on the previous one, so obviously there is more difference here than mere years in wood.

    Yes, that much we know since, as you note, it is on the label. There generally doesn't seem to be a ton of info about any of these on the web that i can find. What I have found about those four different barrels used for this edition is the following:

    The whisky was first barreled in a charred, new American white oak barrel at a very high 160 proof for two years.
    It was then cut to 115 proof and rebarreled into a smaller American white oak cask for a further two years.
    Then it was put into a used port-style wine barrel for further aging for three years.
    Finally it was transferred to a used wheat whiskey barrel for a year before being bottled to "calm the port influence".

    How accurate this all is I can't say.
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