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  1. #241
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    Well, my Binny's single-barrel BT didn't survive tonight. Surprise, surprise.
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

  2. #242
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    I had my last pour of 2004 GTS last night, I think I enjoyed it more than any other pour I’ve had from this bottle. While I was sipping it I made an attempt at notes:
    Hints of vanilla, honey, and maple syrup in the nose. The most noticeable thing about the taste is the vanilla. It may just be the alcohol but there is also a bit of spice in the “background” as well, there’s something else familiar here too but I cannot quite put my finger on it. Light char in the finish despite the total absence of it in the bottle. Although it doesn’t have the same complexity of the other GTS’s I’ve had, with those I almost always find myself noting something to the effect of “Wow, there’s a lot going on here!” but this one was a fine pour all the same. Who knows if I will ever acquire another one.

    I also finished the last of my EC18, another bottle that just had 1 last pour in it.
    /\../\

    "I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record . . ." - Dylan Thomas

  3. #243
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    The empty bottle is still a little ways off, but we have about 2/3 of a 1.75 of the 8 yo Fighting Cock left. We can't drink it! We just have a hard time believing we'll ever find any more. We're more likely to pour Stagg of any year than this. Not that FC is better (though we've never done a head-to-head), but no one at HH is looking to continue that flavor profile. Once it's gone, it's gone.

    We're paralyzed by the thought of an empty bottle!
    Dave & Tina
    (Thank you, Jim!)

  4. #244
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    Quote Originally Posted by angelshare View Post
    The empty bottle is still a little ways off, but we have about 2/3 of a 1.75 of the 8 yo Fighting Cock left. We can't drink it! We just have a hard time believing we'll ever find any more. We're more likely to pour Stagg of any year than this. Not that FC is better (though we've never done a head-to-head), but no one at HH is looking to continue that flavor profile. Once it's gone, it's gone.

    We're paralyzed by the thought of an empty bottle!
    We understand, guys, and we feel your pain.

  5. #245
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    Thomas H Handy has hit the recycle bin. I have enjoyed this bottle to the sad end.
    As I journal the end of this one, it had so much more than just wonderful flavor. I recall sitting on the computer at work and doing a quick check of the SB.com site and discovering a message from a generous and thoughtful SB'r that she had a "few" bottles of this available and would I be interested?
    Myself and 2 of my work friends were the lucky beneficiaries. This site has so much more than great information...A melting pot of great people from so many places. I digress; such is the result of quality last pours. There was just enough in the bottle to debate one big one or 2 little ones. I choose the one big one, fitting of the many nice memories this bottle has brought.
    I love hot spicy food. Maybe that’s why I lean to these high proof bottles? The nose reminds me of one of those clove stuffed oranges. The Taste is oily, full of cinnamon. The finish has a slight and pleasant burn; it does not let me forget for a long while that it has passed.


    Todd

  6. #246
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    Quote Originally Posted by angelshare View Post
    The empty bottle is still a little ways off, but we have about 2/3 of a 1.75 of the 8 yo Fighting Cock left. We can't drink it! We just have a hard time believing we'll ever find any more. We're more likely to pour Stagg of any year than this. Not that FC is better (though we've never done a head-to-head), but no one at HH is looking to continue that flavor profile. Once it's gone, it's gone.

    We're paralyzed by the thought of an empty bottle!
    Your post inspired me to grab the only bottle of Fighting Cock 8 year I've ever seen. Purchased the somewhat dusty (750ml) bottle yesterday for $16.

    Oh yeah, and my bottle of regular old WT 101 is a pour or two from the end.

    ~tp

  7. #247
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    Finished off a bottle of GTS "Hazmat"... always sad to see one of the irreplaceable Staggs go by.
    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."

  8. #248
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    Saz Jr. hit the pile last night. It will be missed. I did however finally find the Rittenhouse BIB. I look forward to the first taste.
    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

    Bob Marley.

  9. #249
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    I didn't empty a bottle last night, but I did, finally, throw away all the empty Blanton bottles I had. There were nine of them, Gold, Silver, Regular and Straight from the barrel. I kept the horsies though. Interestingly, the corks had dried out in the empty bottles.

    Ed
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    Go Fighters!

  10. #250
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    Re: Empty Bottles Support Group

    A bottle of ETL went empty last night... it sure was good, though!
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

 

 

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