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    Two Bobs Bourbon

    Those interested in the rare and exotic might keep their eye out for this one, reviewed in the new issue of Whisky Magazine.

    It is 13 year old bourbon, apparently sourced from Barton, bottled as a single cask (the term used in the reviews).

    Different casks are essayed and rated.

    It seems an importer brought the casks to the U.K. and bottled them there so I doubt this will see light beyond the U.K.

    I am trying to think what in the Barton range available here it might correspond to. 1792 is not I believe 13 years old. Any thoughts?

    See reviews at www.whiskymag.com

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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    I noticed that in WHISKY but didn't pick up the Barton connection. If anything that old from Barton is being sold in the USA, it's another NDP brand. Nothing Barton itself sells is close to that old, with 1792 being its only entry in the premium segment.

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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    Re Barton source, see the advert at www.royalmilewhiskies.com (and the atmospheric ad copy about Scots ancestors going to America, the whisky coming home, etc., I liked that ).

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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    I'm a bit surprised they got 228 bottles out of a 13-year-old barrel, especially at 63.6% ABV.

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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    Perhaps not unsurprisingly, I own a bottle of this. Mine is from cask 65, distilled in June 1994 and bottled in August 2007.

    I got it friday two weeks ago and so far I have only tried it twice. I like Ridgemont reserve but this comes off as much more complex and decidedly "darker" in taste. Im not sure if Im focusing too much on the forthcoming festive season but I got a definitive gingerbread cookie theme on the palate.

    As for the number of bottles: I have a couple of single cask barrel proof scotches in my collection and the two I checked listed over 200 bottles made on the label. Being a European release this of course comes in 700 ml bottle (as opposed to a 750 one). Im certainly no math genius but maybe this could make a difference regarding your calculations?
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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I'm a bit surprised they got 228 bottles out of a 13-year-old barrel, especially at 63.6% ABV.
    Maybe they consolidated before shipment? It appears it was bottled in the UK.
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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    Interesting Lennart that you detect a gingery taste: a ginger note is a definite characteristic of Very Old Barton. It seems it continues in the product even when well-aged.

    I would like to try this product, I always wondered what Barton would be like at double the age of VOB.

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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Interesting Lennart that you detect a gingery taste: a ginger note is a definite characteristic of Very Old Barton. It seems it continues in the product even when well-aged.

    I would like to try this product, I always wondered what Barton would be like at double the age of VOB.

    Gary
    Well, Gary, if you happen to be travelling in northern Sweden some time in the near future, Id be happy to treat you to a glass.

    Failing that, I think that Royal Mile whiskies ship worldwide. If so, you better act now. Only around 660 bottles made in all, and they appear to be going fast.

    A classy packaging, as well (it comes in a wooden box). I could be wrong on this, but I think it is the first time that Ian Macleod ventures into bourbon.

    I have, by the way, never tried VOB so it was interesting to note that possible similiarity in terms of, er, gingery-ness.
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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    Indeed! Well, not planning to be in Sweden yet, I think it's probably quite similar topographically to parts of Canada from what I've heard. Maybe one day you can visit us at KBF though!

    Hey Lennart, in that summary online I mentioned of Bergman's Summer With Monica, it said the film represented well parts of the old quarter of Stockholm, the working quarter of the early 1950's.

    Does that area still exist, or has development changed all that completely?

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    Re: Two Bobs Bourbon

    Aaargh! Bergman.

    Ill PM you later about this, Gary. I think were veering off topic, somewhat.
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