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  1. #141
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    Re: The Vatting Thread 2014

    I did a 50/50 vatting of OGD 114 and Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10 year. Mostly because the decanter was getting low and I had some OGD 114 sitting around. It's really good.
    Eric

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    Re: The Vatting Thread 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Nothing in the works right now, but…….. I have a regular bottle of MM open. I also have a bottle of MM cask strength open. I can foresee that in the near future, some type of vatting of the two will be the order of the day. I'll be sure and post when that happens.
    Update! I vatted a 1:1 sample of MM and MMCS. I took it to a regular Monday night tasting (scotch this week) that I attended with Vosgar and a couple of other friends. The general consensus was that it was pretty darned good. I think MM may have missed the boat on this one. Maybe they should have tried a 101 proof version of MM before coming out with a cask strength.

    On a side note here, Gary brought along a sample too. Like me, just in case the scotch wasn't particularly good. Anyway, he brought a nice sample of a PS of Knob Creek 120 proof. All I can say is, dayummmm! If all Beam stuff tasted as good as this………………. No funky or "off" Beam yeasty flavor at all. It was slightly sweet, chewy, very flavorful, and totally unique. Sure didn't figure it for a Beam product. Totally surprised me in a very delightful way.

    Joe
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    Re: The Vatting Thread 2014

    65:35 OGD114 and Compass Box Peat Monster. Spec-freakin-TACular...
    JOE

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    Re: The Vatting Thread 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    65:35 OGD114 and Compass Box Peat Monster. Spec-freakin-TACular...
    That does sound pretty tasty! No Peat Monster at Chateau Country, but may have to play with a similar mingle subbing Lafrog in there. Or maybe I should pick up a bottle of Peat Monster for the wife's birthday next week, and plead ignorance when she stares at me blankly ("What . . . this isn't what you've been REALLY wanting all these years but unable to express in words? Are you sure??")
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    Re: The Vatting Thread 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    65:35 OGD114 and Compass Box Peat Monster. Spec-freakin-TACular...
    Very interesting vatting! Reminds me somewhat of a High West Double Rye finished in a peated SMS barrel that is fantastic. OGD114 is a high rye, so it would seem reasonable the peat of the Compass Box and rye of the OGD would compliment each other similarly.
    Tyler

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    Re: The Vatting Thread 2014

    Due to spacing issues and carrying booze on a flight I vatted OGD 114 and Pepper 1776 100 Proof Rye (unfiltered) in an unremembered proportion (If I had to guess, I'd say the vatt was OGD heavy). The vatt is pretty good! The young rye adds a brightness and resiny freshness to the OGD which brings a richness, a depth charge of power. Its a pretty serious pour one that cannot be taken casually. Even when 50/50 diluted with water is still has strong character. If you have the two, give it a test.

    I also picked up some sample bottles of Kavalan (300ml or so) and Kavalan Cask Strenght (50ml or so). Both are very good, but too sweet and fruity/sherryish for my taste. While the CS is impressive enough, the bottle is too small to really enjoy thoroughly so I added it to the standard issue. The result is a much improved pour, which can probably be described as "awesome," but again, not my thing.
    Last edited by Vadertime; 10-13-2014 at 19:32.

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    Re: The Vatting Thread 2014

    Got a little crazy last night, was drinking me some Larceny, and decided to go all out with the wheaters:
    Larceny
    OF12
    WLW '13
    W12
    OWA
    WSR
    and a little Bernheim

    First nosing was incredible, got mostly chocolate from it, then it disappeared not sure what was next, the flavor was strong,complex, thought I could pick out the WLW out of it. Overall I think it's worth mixing up a batch with a bit more control this time. I just started adding a bit here and a bit there into my glencairn, shook it up and let it sit for a short time, but couldn't wait that long so I had to dive in.
    Everyday my spirit seems to find its way to the bottom of a glass...... Don

 

 

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