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  1. #11
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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    I prefer both of those uncut.

    Tim

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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    I love Blanton's but I love RHF even more.

    Blanton's is a more subtle experience, RHF is bolder.

    Tim

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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    ...RHF is bolder.
    Tim,

    Indeed it is, and for that reason it has been my favorite of the two -- in fact, my favorite bar none.

    However, after a fairly steady diet of wheaters and Buffalo Trace lately, I tried RHF again night before last, and it was just too intense for me to enjoy.

    I suppose I should go into my personal profile and update my "Favorite Bottling" entry, but I can't bring myself to do so without at least one more trial.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    Hi Will,

    Well there is a family resemblance but subtle differences. Being Single barrel expressions there will be some variation even within the brands.

    I find Blantons to have more wood and something somewhat floral in the nose along with a lighter body and a slightly drier flavor.

    Rock Hill has more richness, body, flavor and a Maple-caramel nose with sweetness and roundness comming through on the flavor and aftertaste.

    Both are fine but I believe Blantons is targeted for a different audience, prehaps one whose members occasionally sample a dram from some other Country?

    Regards,
    Squire

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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    Left off tasting proceedures. I always dilute whith soft filtered water when tasting. About 20% seems to work best for me.

    When pouring a drink I always mix the whiskey with ice and water. I enjoy the subtle shades of flavor changes as the ice melts.

    Regards,
    Squire

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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    Bingo! I agree that Rock Hill Farms has more of a maple-caramel flavor than Blanton's. Both bourbons are just about the same age, but Blanton's comes from Warehouse H (a metalclad warehouse). I believe this bourbon is simply not as sweet as some of the product from other warehouses.

    Ken

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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    Not that anyone probably cares, but for some reason the Blanton's never materialized. I did get the RHF, and am waiting for a special occasion (or a good excuse) to open it. I'm still fighting with the LCB here in VT trying to get a bottle of Blanton's.

    Thanks for all the responses, and for all the advice that folks have given me here!

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    Re: Rock Hill Farms & Blanton\'s

    Sorry for all the trouble getting the Blanton's. I have sent your note to my East Coast Division Manager and am trying to get him to help out.

    Ken

 

 

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