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    Gonna try Pappy Van Winkle 15 YO tonite.......

    I've been wanting to try this 15 YO 107 expression for a long time. I'm a big fan of the Weller Antique bottling, so I'd like to see what another 8 years will do to it.

    There were finally some bottles of this in Seattle, so I bought 3 2 for me, and one as a Christmas gift for my Dad.

    I also picked up a bottle of OGD 114, too.

    Anyone else giving bourbon as a gift this year? I gave a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve to a couple budding bourbon drinkers at the office.

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    Re: Gonna try Pappy Van Winkle 15 YO tonite.......

    : Anyone else giving bourbon as a gift this year? I gave a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve to a couple budding bourbon drinkers at the office.
    I gave my boss a bottle of WT Freedom. We have enjoyed this one on several international trips together so I know he likes it a lot. The fact that it is now super rare made it the pefect gift. He was happy when he opened the package.

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    Re: Gonna try Pappy Van Winkle 15 YO tonite.......

    Anyone else giving bourbon as a gift this year?
    I'm taking a bottle of ORVW 10 107 Lawrenceburg(S-W stock) to a friend who's been suffering in NC with AAA 10STAR. I feel so sorry for him. And so they don't have to open it while I'm there I'm taking a similar bottle of the 90 that I have open and some VWFRR to share.

    Then they come back here for New Years and we're gonna open some more and really get into the "spirit" of things.

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    Re: Gonna try Pappy Van Winkle 15 YO tonite.......

    Hope you like it... it's my favorite of the Van Winkles.

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    Re: Gonna try Pappy Van Winkle 15 YO tonite.......

    Same here, My all time favorite!!!

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    Re: Gonna try Pappy Van Winkle 15 YO tonite.......

    As you can see in this pic!!!
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    Bourbon Gifts

    This year I converted my boss from SMSW to Bourbon. He now owns his own bottles of the VanWinkle line, the Antique collection, Hirsch, Russells Reserve and Weller Antique.

    For Christmas...I found a bottle of Pappy 23 for his wife to give to him...and I gave him the gift of something new to his liquor cabinet....Wild Turkey 12yr old. I'm sure to be his favorite employee!

    Dawn

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    Re: Bourbon Gifts

    You can work for me anytime, Dawn!
    Good show!

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    Re: Bourbon Gifts

    Wow! That 15 YO Van Winkle is good! Dangerously good!

    But I am suspicious of one thing - the bottle says it's 107 proof. But there is no burn like the Weller Antique[which I like], so is it really 107 proof?

    If it truly is 107 Proof, WOW! It's dangerous.


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    Re: Bourbon Gifts

    Perhaps the 7 tear aging vs the 15 year aging took some burn away?

    I had a similar experince with Booker's and Stagg. I think Booker's has a lot more sting than Stagg or WLW 19 for that matter.

 

 

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