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    Old Whiskey River

    Saw this at the liquor shop yesterday, anything to it other than it being Willie Nelson's brand?

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    Unhappy Old Whiskey River

    It's a controversial bottling.

    On one side there are those of us who liken its better characteristics to boiled cauliflower and broccoli.

    On the other side some seasoned bourbonites (including Jim Butler and Chuck Cowdery, IIRC) find it passable. "Better than it needs to be", I think Chuck said.

    Try it at your own risk, and let us know how you like it.

    BTW, I dumped most of my bottle, and I found the guitar pick too stiff.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
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    Dog Lover, Euphonium Player, Campfire Guitarist, Marksman,

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    Leave it on the shelf for someone who doesn't know any better!

    Dawn

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    It's 6yo Heaven Hill bourbon 'hand-picked by Parker Beam'. I guess he wanted to get it out of the warehouse.
    Buy Evan Williams black label -- it, too, is from Heaven Hill, you get an extra year, to save a few extra dollars, and you like it a whole lot better.
    Tim

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    Tried it one time. Now I never need to do it again.
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    The bourbon kinda sucks but if you can get a bottle of the Bourbon Creme they put out pick it up right away.

    Also I've found that any bourbon that doesnt want to go down can be fixed by pouring an ounce of Wild Turkey Liqueor in the glass. I love the effect this liqueor has on bourbon. TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Joe

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    Hack!! Pitou!!

    sorry, it ranks right up there with Conecuh Ridge with me. Which is to say, it ain't even worth drowning in cola.

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    Try this exercise: Whiskey River
    Replace the R with an L: Whiskey Liver
    Now reverse the order of the name: Liver Whiskey
    Now you have what I think of this bottling....

    Just kidding, I find this bourbon to be tolerable but not memorable. You pay for the marketing hype associated with Willie's name.

    Now think about this, picture Willie, forget about his music, and ask yourself if a whiskey associated with a man who looks like this shouldn't be swigged from a brown paper bag down by the railroad tracks....
    Dane
    I don't drink to excess. But I'll drink to most anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon
    Buy Evan Williams black label -- it, too, is from Heaven Hill, you get an extra year, to save a few extra dollars, and you like it a whole lot better.
    x2

    You're paying for Willie's name on the label.

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    Run, don't walk, from this one.
    "Abstainer: A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure."
    Ambrose Bierce

 

 

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