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  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr 107

    22 73.33%
  • Old Grand Dad 114

    8 26.67%
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  1. #1
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    ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    I have a dilemma. Would you buy two bottle of ORVW 10 yr, or OGD 114? I am making a purchase this Friday and I like both, but think ORVW is better tasting.
    But OGD 114 is $3 less a bottle.

    Your opinion?

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    Looks to me like things are overwhelmingly in favor of the ORVW... either one is a fine bourbon, so you can't go wrong!

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    Your right. Looks like two bottles of Julians Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 proof. It is one great wheater bourbon for sure.

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    Your right. Looks like two bottles of Julians Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 proof. It is one great wheater bourbon for sure.
    Plus it's getting to be summer time, and I've found OGD 114 to be very much a "wintertime" bourbon, while many wheaters make good "summertime" bourbons. This is just MHO, as I'm sure most folks will drink any bourbon at any time of year.

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    Your right actually. I like a hotter rye in the winter, like OGD 114 and a Wheater in the spring and summer.

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    Your poll question reminds me of the "Ginger or Mary Ann?" debate, a favorite of young male viewers of the TV series, "Gilligan's Island" a few decades ago. One immediately knows the answer and is unlikely ever to have a change of heart, no matter how strongly friends may disagree. Sure, Ginger may be hotter by a small margin, but Mary Ann has survival skills and intelligence, and besides, you know she'll never cheat on you.

    To me ORVW 10/107 is a Bourbon for All Seasons, not merely some nondescript wheater to be relegated to drinking on the rocks while sitting on the porch during a hot, summer afternoon. Sure, OGD 114 is hotter, but when it comes to bourbon, that's seldom a good thing. I might be tempted to have a [another] brief fling with OGD 114, but with all Old Rip has to offer, I know I'd hate myself in the morning.

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    Two of my favorites, and I probably prefer the OGD, even in the warmer weather. But I voted for the ORVW. My very, very limited understanding suggests that it may change a bit in the next few years; the 15 is apparently no longer being bottled as such, and I believe I've seen posts that the 10 year stock will be shifted to a BT distilled bourbon in a few years. If so, it will no doubt be excellent, and probably no different in taste to my poor buds, but it may be to yours. I may be wrong, but just anticipate more continuity in the OGD, and I do think I see more of it on the shelves, so would be more confident that I can pick up the OGD later. So on the theory of getting while the getting is good . . . well, maybe buy WT Russell Reserve.

    But wait. I see you're planning to get two bottles. Unless there's a big discount for two of one bottling, why not both the ORVW and the OGD? Be a shame to be in the mood for one, and to have just the other on hand.

    Bob

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    I was thinking of getting one of each, but...the poll results and comments suggest ORVW is the way to go. And to enjoy two bottles over the next month of this fine wheater has my mouth watering now. LOL!
    Besides that, I do have a tad of OGD left.

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    What about Mrs. Howell?
    The VOB 100 of Gilligan's Island

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    Re: ORVW 10 year 107 Proof, or Old Grand Dad 114?

    You need a lot more Old Grand Dad 114 before lovin' Lovie.

 

 

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