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    Re: 1944 Old Crow

    Interesting! Can you elaborate?

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    Re: 1944 Old Crow

    I'll let Koji speak to the provenance (I think -- gasp -- eBay! ) but he has a bottle of 1944 Old Crow at his bar. I've visited the past two times I've been in Japan -- it's a ways outside of Tokyo but worth the trip!

    My tasting notes are sketchy: it was a BIB distilled 1940-bottled 1944. The nose and the taste had an overtone (not oak nor corn) that I assume came from the ND stills of the time -- that's the taste that I can't find in any "modern" bourbon (it's close to the early Woodford/OFBB but not at all fruity.) Burn and finish were moderate. A pleasant -- and different -- pour!

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    Re: I had forgotten about this ...

    Ken,
    Actually E H Taylor, Jr. actually recommends aging in you attic and to take the bung out for a week, then replace the bung and roll the barrel 360 degrees every day for a week, and then repeat these steps until it reaches the flavor profile you wish.

    You should remember too that this whiskey was distilled at a little over 100 proof and put into the barrel at 100 proof so it will age quicker and better than anything being done today. The closest to this today would be Wild Turkey.

    Mike Veach

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    Re: I had forgotten about this ...

    Ken,
    Actually E H Taylor, Jr. actually recommends aging in you attic and to take the bung out for a week, then replace the bung and roll the barrel 360 degrees every day for a week, and then repeat these steps until it reaches the flavor profile you wish.

    You should remember too that this whiskey was distilled at a little over 100 proof and put into the barrel at 100 proof so it will age quicker and better than anything being done today. The closest to this today would be Wild Turkey.

    Mike Veach
    You're bring me to tears, here, Mike.... I want some in my attic!!!!!

    Wild Turkey, eh??? My person favorite! (which makes this hurt even worse!)

    Gotta go pour a KS!

    Ken

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    Re: I had forgotten about this ...

    Jim,

    That is a very cool ad and so is the information that everyone else has contributed...I had found this bottle a long while before finding this site and had given it to a friend of mine who's last name is Thompson...seemed only fitting.

    I asked to borrow it back for a picture for my arhchives and a taste. I poured it in a blind tasting to the "Study Group" last month and it got favorable reviews, no one suspected it was a blend...maybe aging the GNS isn't such a bad idea.

    Best regards, dougdog
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    Re: I had forgotten about this ...

    no one suspected it was a blend...maybe aging the GNS isn't such a bad idea.
    I had a drink of Ky Tavern Blend a few nights back and it wasn't bad at all. I think Gillman has an appreciation for blends. They may have a place in the lineup.Certainly no one would care if mixers were used as well.

 

 

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