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  1. #41
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    I snagged a bottle of this from Ledger's in Berkeley today. He also had Pappy 20 and 23 in stock- one of each. I bought an ORVW 10/107, as the Pappy's are out of my price range. If you're in the Bay Area and want one, though, go to Ledger's. Ed also had a couple more of the Saz Jr's, and a PWFRR.

  2. #42
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    Guys, I gotta say. This is one of the best straight whiskies I've ever had. The combination of rye-spice and a dry fruitiness without any untoward butter/honey, the firm balance and length, the supporting (not overpowering) wood, is really compelling for this taster (even more so than the 18 which can be all about luxury some times--good, but in a different way). In the frou-frou wine trade, we have a word for this kind of feeling--nervy. I dunno. That word just feels right.
    Jake Parrott
    Ledroit Brands, LLC

  3. #43
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    Oh man. Now I really can't wait to try it.

  4. #44
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    So I just tried the Saz Jr, and I think it's probably the biggest disappointment of any whiskey I've ever tried. The dominant flavor for me is a grassy sort of note that I can best describe as spinach. I turned it into a manhattan, and the grassy note still comes screaming through. I'm not sure I can drink it. I'm going to let the bottle sit for a week and try it again, in hopes that the off flavor dissipates.

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    Hey Jeff,
    Maybe DoggyDog can give you his bottle of Saz Spinach to go along with your asparagus EW 1783. Now if someone could only find the turnips.
    Joe
    Last edited by BourbonJoe; 04-07-2006 at 17:33.
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  6. #46
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    That spinach flavor was potent. It would probably even override asparagus. Like I said, I'll give it another try in a few days.

    -Sam

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    I know where to get cauliflower for this salad -- provided you don't mind a hint of boiled chicken livers.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

    Dog Lover, Euphonium Player, Campfire Guitarist, Marksman,

  8. #48
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    As soon as bourbon starts tasting like beets, I'm outa here!
    Simplicity is the essence of universality - MK Ghandi

  9. #49
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    I don't know if it's because Elk said it or what, but I do notice a slightly grassy, asparagus(y) flavor on the finish. To me it just seems like an immature spice, that I see more along the lines of an herb... But unlike elkdog, I like it!
    C

    "everybody defamates from miles away
    but face to face
    they haven't got a thing to say"

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life...
    To me it just seems like an immature spice, that I see more along the lines of an herb...I like it!
    See original post: "Hints of a summer garden, but herbs, not flowers."
    Last edited by jeff; 04-15-2006 at 05:35.
    Tim

 

 

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