Your comparison reminds me of one I did about five years ago.
It's amazing to me that even above the 99th percentile there's still room for a clear superiority, at least to one person's palate, of one bottling over another.
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I agree with Dave about WT12's clear superiority over WTKS, although my own comparison where it blew away the competition was against RR101, at the time one of my favorite bottlings. I was really surprised by how thin and flat my formerly beloved RR101 tasted after I'd had WT12. WT12 is one of my very favorite bourbons. Sadly, it is no longer available in the states, unless you get lucky and find a dusty bottle.
Last edited by Sijan; 12-25-2007 at 20:12.
Who stole the cork from my breakfast?
While my analysis was not so amusing as Dave's it sounds like the bottom line is that there is no shame in coming in second to WT12. I haven't had the pleasure of its company.
To my understanding Jake the 12 yr. has been gone for a little while now. They are dusties even in Japan now. I spoke to a customer who has family in Japan and the last bottle of WT 12yr. he got from home was $500.00 USD ! I know the 8 yr. old can still be picked up going to Canada from the U.S.
"So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"
Yep, the 'transition' was a slick bit of subtle marketing. A lot of us did not notice it for a while. In terms of WT, the next best thing to finding a WT12 is finding an 8.
In order, WTRB, WTRR101, WTRR90. I've been purposely buying and bunkering the WTRR101 without any fear (or hope) of consuming my growing supply of it during my lifetime.
"...A good bowl of Wheaties with bourbon can't be beat." Dizzy Dean, The Gashouse Gang, 1934.