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  1. #501
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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    Took the day off from work and spent it with my wife celebrating 21 years of marriage.
    Congratulations Greg, to you and your wife, that's quite an achievement!

    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

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    Tonight It's going to be a little Woodford Reserve and a Bone in Ribeye.

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    The last of my Old Weller 7yr 107 proof.

    Nose: Summery bourbon, not the usual orange or tea leaves in the nose. A bit of water opens it up with light oak and toffee coming to the fore.
    Taste: Too "hot" for me at 107 proof. Oak is less dominant that I suspected, but becomes more noticable with floral notes when I added water.
    Aftertaste: Med-short. Tapers off gracefully.
    Impression: A workmanlike pour. Good balance with a quiet personality. More assertive than Makers Mark, but that's not saying much.

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    Good notes, Chris. I think what you are detecting essentially is the wheat-recipe nature of this whiskey. Good as it is, it does not have the "fullness" associated with a rye-recipe bourbon. To achieve that in a wheater, you need a more prolonged age, e.g., the 12 or 15 years (or more) the ORVW bourbons have (even the 10 is excellent - 3 further years really does make a difference).

    This is why, I think, the Weller 107 goes out at 107 proof: the extra proof helps to fill it out, adds complexity.

    Gary

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    I'm also starting out with Weller 107 tonight - not sure what I'll have next.
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    Drinking my first PVW 20 Year tonight. It's excellent, as expected. It does cost about two times as much as the PVW 15, and I'm not sure that the PVW 20 is two times as good as the PVW 15. More tasting is required

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    Lot B followed by Saz Jr. Last bourbon for a week. Going to Cabo Saturday and they are whiskey challenged, to say the least.

    Mexican Beers and Aguave Cactus juice...Mas Tequila!!!!
    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

    Bob Marley.

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    Just back from a friend's house and two generous glasses of PVW 20.
    Sometimes, I wonder why I even have any other bourbon.

    cmg said:
    Drinking my first PVW 20 Year tonight. It's excellent, as expected. It does cost about two times as much as the PVW 15, and I'm not sure that the PVW 20 is two times as good as the PVW 15. More tasting is required
    GOOD ATTITUDE! It's worth having a bottle of 20 around, although the 15 is quite good. The 23 yr old is another jump up and pretty strong, but hopefully you'll get to try it.
    Last edited by bigtoys; 06-22-2007 at 20:18.

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtoys View Post
    ...Sometimes, I wonder why I even have any other bourbon...
    A point to ponder. I've now had enough wonderful, better-than-average, decent, and ordinary (did I mention yet that I think Woodford Reserve Four Grain is execrable) bourbon and American whiskey to pretty much know what I like.
    It certainly bears pondering whether I wouldn't be better off paying a premium for a 'favorite' than having a multitude of lesser-priced bottles sitting open.
    Okay, talked me into it -- I'm going to consider that very thing while I empty the 25-30 bottles I currently have open . Maybe this time next year, I'll just have one.
    Tim

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    Re: What are you drinking tonight? (Spring '07)

    execrable...another word to look up...yup just what I thought it meant...I agree
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