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  1. #41
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    Currently residing on my mantelpiece are an empty Evan Williams Distiller's Select, an empty pint of Old Crow BIB, and a WT 12 gold foil with a pour and a half in it. Can't bear the thought of parting with even the empties, but as a much wiser Bourbonian than myself once consoled me, "Every bottle has a bottom." We musn't fear the inevitable. Much better to have drunk it up than never to have drunk at all.

    -Mike
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  2. #42
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    To celebrate the Cardinals win I finished off a PVW 15yo. I guess I will have to pop another cork. It's worth it.

    bj

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower

    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
    Ok, so the desicion has been made, it's gonna be a vatting....now I need to decide on what bottle to put it in...ive got the choice of an EC12 bottle, a Canadian Club Classic bottle or a Woodford bottle.....
    The best thing about this is that although it's going to create more than a couple of emptys, it's going to also create a nice full bottle... (hopefully)

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

  4. #44
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    Scott,
    Sounds like it's gonna be a tough vatting to duplicate if it turns out to be good.
    Joe
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  5. #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery
    That's why we're here, Tim.

    Drink them. Really. It's better that way.
    Inspired by your example, I killed three bottles last evening. Probably less than three shots total, though.

    I wish I had started with the Bulleit, though, because my palate was fatiqued by the time I found it way in the back of the shelf. But I had been following people's comments on it in the "worst bourbon ever" thread. Many, many posters said that they didn't like it.

    I have thoroughtly enjoyed this whiskey the times I had it before, and last evening was no exception. This is the only bottle I've had, so perhaps it was a particularly good one, but I found it to be very much in the Four Roses house style with similarities to the FR Single Barrel.

    I didn't find it to be mild as Chuck did - elegant would come to mind more. And the rye definitely came through - not only wintergreen but also cinnamon, in an elegant way - not like a Mack truck the way it does in Old Potrero rye. Now that is probably more like a true "frontier whiskey," which is, of course, Fritz maytag's intent.

    I will definitely replace this bottle and hope to get another good one, especially since it is only $23 here in Michigan, not the "almost $30" that TimmyBoston says he has to pay. It's not worth that much, especially since the Single Barrel is about that price, and I get down to KY occasionally. That's one of my very favorite bourbons, one particular bottling being my number one bourbon ever.

    BTW, I got the new FR Small Batch (too bad that it has the same initials - FRSB - as the single barrel) last weekend and that I definitely find mild. No doubt because of its lower rye content. I suspect that it is aimed at the MM market. I've only had two drinks of it, so I'm still forming my opinion. At this point I think it's very nice but maybe a little too mild for my tastes. Extremely well put together, though.

    Jeff
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

  6. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower
    Ok, so the desicion has been made, it's gonna be a vatting....now I need to decide on what bottle to put it in
    That's what decanters are for!

    Jeff
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe
    Scott,
    Sounds like it's gonna be a tough vatting to duplicate if it turns out to be good.
    Joe
    Yeah, I did that vatting last night, and as there were random amounts of each bourbon, you're right, it's something that I wouldn't be able to copy in any hurry! It ended up being 700-750mL, i put it in a 1L Canadian Club Classic bottle, it smells pretty good, and the color is fantastic! I also noticed a bit of char when pouring the Booker's in, should be interesting... I may just give it a try tonight!
    I didn't end up using the Tennessee components, as I just didn't think that would be right, also Lennart (Hedmans Brorsa) was wanting to know what the Dickel 10yo 1987 is like, so I may have to drink that seperately

    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRenner
    That's what decanters are for!

    Jeff
    Jeff,
    As I am packing my things about to move house, I didn't want to go putting it into a decanter for the move, which means I may have to empty my Jack decanter which has about 1/2 a litre of 86 proof JD in it

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

  9. #49
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    Tonight I drained my Vat Bottle of Buffalo Trace and Old Weller Antique 107.

    I wish I still had my bottle of Stagg, but (sigh), I could not let it stare me in the face at the end of a hard week.
    "A glass a day keeps the doctor away"
    Sincerely,
    George

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    eagle rare 101 (10y)

    eagle rare 101 (10y) just got rarer. it is sad that it is no longer bottled. i killed off one of my 3 bottles last night. i still haven't tasted all that many bourbons yet, but it is my favorite thus far.

 

 

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