Cliff, aka Barrel_Proof, stopped by last weekend while in Seattle for Seahawks game. The Hawks walloped the 49ers; mentioning the score might get this post banned
He brought and left for me a Woodpecker decanter bottle of Beam's Trophy 86 proof 100 months old KSB. We opened it up and were pleasantly surprised. It easily compares with today's Jim Beam Black or Knob Creek. To me, a little sweeter than those but along same profile.
The bottle has a State of Utah tax seal and with a 1969 date on bottom of bottle. It would be interesting to taste side by side with one of those Chess pieces.
We had a great evening; also managing to sample some Deschutes brewery micro beers as well as Binny's 18YO single cask Van Winkle bottling.