Another vote for ORVW 15 (down to my last 2 bottles). And no, it is not the same as PVW 15.
My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?
I am going to have to plug the PVW 15yr from the bourbon crusades.. every day that bottle gets better....
Weller Antique the Original Barrel Proof was amazing. Randy's Van Blankle is outstanding, you'll never count how many times that has been said. The VWSR 12 year that Dan (Schlep) opened at this past year's sampler was incredible and different - I've been lucky enough to acquire two of those since then!
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but face to face
they haven't got a thing to say"
I cannot pick a best American Whiskey. There are many that are outstanding. Unless I can sample all at the same time, it is impossible for me to pick one based on memory. The best that I can do is pick my favorite from a Gazebo assortment. Baed on a number of Gazebo events, one of my favorites is Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr from Lawrenceburg that Randy often brings to The Gazebo. One of this year's favorites is The Party Source bottling of Willett 12 yr bourbon.
08 George T Stagg.
I had to create a new bourbon category in my mind for this one.
Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.
Hey Scott ....... you're crying a river for one of those Willett 22 yo ryes! I'll check my inventory, but I MIGHT have one to spare. If I don't, I'll at least bring some to the next Gazebo event. At one time I had two cases of both 22yo ryes Doug and his Bay Area group selected. IIRC, their first bottling AKA "Doug Philips" was a consensus selection and the Doug and Neal bottling was Doug's personal favorite. I had the opportunity to taste their samples when I visited Doug several years ago and I ended up also picking the two they chose from the five samples.......great choices by Doug. Its a fine drink and that's coming from someone who doesn't drink much rye.
As to the subject matter, I don't have a single best but would put a handfull of bottlings from the SW distillery in my top five. ORVW 15 is one of them. The Lot B SB AKA Van Blankle is up there. And there were a couple of Black Maple Hill's when Julian bottled it that stand out. I just can't name only one.
I think it is a thigh between Doug’s first 22 year rye and WLW 2006.
Swedish lover of American whiskey