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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery
    ...Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey...Has anyone bought this more than once?
    Yes, though I've only opened one. Several others have been trades or pick-ups for others, and I have a bottle in reserve (and six more on the store shelf where I work) -- so I WILL open another one eventually.
    Tim

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    Yes, I probably will buy it again, although the price is at the high end of my comfort zone. I enjoyed that last pour of it last night, but that might be part of the empty bottle phenomenon. The note I made in drinking it last night is that something seems to be missing.

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    My upcoming member of the Empty Bottle Club will be a Fall '05 Stagg, which still has one last generous pour left in it. I think I ought to get another one, while it's still available... but then again, the '06 Antique Collection will be coming out soon. My poor wallet!
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    I have a fair few "fallen soldiers" sitting around that I seem to horde. Mainly 86 proof JD bottles, which just make me angry when I look at the 80 proof, but there's also a small army of empty Lincoln Henderson WR bottles. I've just been asked to transfer with work, and I have said yes, so it may be time to farewell these "old friends". I got to know them quite well!
    With the move it also may be time to look at those bottles that have 1-2 pours left in them and maybe make my own vatting. It would include the likes of Booker's, WT 8yo 101 , Bonded Beam, Maker's Mark & 1992 EWSB Could be something interesting to drink at the house warming party!!

    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery
    We're here for you. We feel your pain. Welcome to the Empty Bottles Support Group
    Thank you , Sir! I´m truly touched by your concern.

    At the moment I have no emergency cases, as such. Recently, though, I have been eyeing my half-full bottle of Proprietor´s reserve, Louisville variety, with a bit of concern.

    I had severe problems hunting down my current bottle and these difficulties are likely to increase the next time I go hunting.

    I have no doubts about the quality of the Frankfort bottling but will it be able to reproduce the unique character of the Louisville one? According to tasting notes the answer seems to be no, I´m afraid.

    Checking Mr. Murray´s bible, I notice, that he describes the current finish with "gentle vanillas" which is nothing like what I have experienced with my three Lousville bottles. Heavy salted liquorice is what I get, probably pinpointing the radical differences between the two bottlings.

    Of my empty bottles, the WT Kentucky Legend, probably is the one that hurts most. Impossible to find now and easily the best WT I´ve had.
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    I'm on a tear. Say goodbye to a Rittenhouse Rye BIB. Drunk with Canada Dry Ginger Ale (not bad).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery
    For me tonight, Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey.

    I liked it, didn't love it, but it's hard to say goodbye because I don't know when I'll see another bottle. Has anyone bought this more than once?
    I've bought several. It's become almost a regular pour. I like it, for reasons that I can't really pinpoint. I find I often go to it when I can't (for whatever reasons) decide what bourbon I want on a particular night.

    Maybe that it is simply different along with its inate drinkability. It seems to be readily available in these parts.

    Does anyone know if there will be future releases? I'd love to taste it with a few more years of aging.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    It is supposed to be continuously available and they did set some aside to age out, but if that's released it probably will be as a special, age-stated edition. The "regular" Bernheim will continue to be approximately 5 years old. "Annual release" seems only to be an issue if the product sells out before the next batch gets into the pipeline and I haven't heard anything to that effect with Bernheim but, yes, it's supposed to be an on-going product.

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    Ok, so today I was made to pack up my bourbons for the move. Which meant I had to get rid of the emptys to start (I dont know why I hang on to those fellas anyway). So now the recycling bin contains 6 empty EC12s, 3 Woodford Reserves, 3 Maker's Marks, 4 86 proof jacks, 2 gentleman jacks, 2 canadian club classics and a couple of Bulleits. It looks like we had some great party last night!

    So my wife also put the foot down with what bottles are allowed to make the journey, as far as fill lines are concerned. If there's under 3 pours, they have got to go. So here's the list:
    WT 8yo 101
    Basil Haydens
    EWSB 1990 & 1992
    Jim Beam Bonded
    Knob Creek
    Maker's Mark
    EC12
    Booker's
    Beam's Choice
    -& a couple of Tennessee numbers
    Gentleman Jack
    George Dickel 10yo 1987

    So the question is......should I make a nice vatting and save it for a rainy day, or have a really good afternoon one day soon and drink them??

    Scott
    Last edited by HighTower; 10-22-2006 at 03:29.
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    So the question is......should I make a nice vatting and save it for a rainy day, or have a really good afternoon one day soon and drink them??
    Sounds like a Packin' Vattin' is in order!
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