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    Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    I spent $45 on a 15 yr ORVW squat bottle. Its my favorate bourbon now. Delicious!!!
    I dont have that kind of money for a regular poor. I like Old Grand Dad 114 as my second and have not tasted the ORVW 10yr old.

    Question: What would you choose?

    A. Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 proof
    B. Old Grand Dad 114

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    those are probably 1 and 2 in my book...decisions decisions...

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    ORVW 10yo 107!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    I like both and would favor the OGD 114.

    Tim

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    You can't go wrong with any of the VanWinkle products commercially available. After this past weekend however, my favorites are the Pre-bottling barrel sample and the stuff in Julians garage.



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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    I am leaning on the ORVW, only because how smooth the 15 year is. But, I have yet to try the 10 year. Anyone have any judgements on ORVW 10 year?


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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    There's been a lot of discussion in another forum regarding the differences between the various bottlings of the VW products. My conclusion is that the 10/107 Frankfort bottling is incredible--maybe my favorite everyday pour. The Lawrenceburg/Old Commonwealth bottling was fantastic, and now very hard to get. What are you going to do? Not drink the Frankfort expression until you stumble upon that lost bottle of Old Commonwealth? That would be a mistake. Ultimately, what we have here is the evolution of a living, breathing bourbon (as they all are), which changes over time. I view the changes in the VW line as horizontal changes rather than vertical changes. That is, more diversity, but equally wonderful, IMHO.

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    When I get to the store, how do I tell which bottles were bottled where? I want to get the best ones I can.


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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    When I get to the store, how do I tell which bottles were bottled where?..
    The rear label of the 10/107 will state "Bottled by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery", with then either "Lawrenceburg, Kentucky" or "Frankfort, Kentucky" underneath.

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    Re: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof?

    Look at the back label.....under Bottled by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery it will say either FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY or LAWRENCEBURG, KENTUCKY.

    LAWRENCEBURG is SW

    Dawn

 

 

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