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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    Today I made a vatting of Weller 107 which is as good as a purchase for me, better in some ways. It simply combines an un-chill-filtered single barrel version selected by the Kentucky Bourbon Society (bottled Sept. '07) with a single barrel selected by Cork & Bottle in Kentucky (bottled a couple of months or so earlier, it was barrel 11). Both were just over 9 years old. The mingling ratio was 2:1 respectively. It is remarkable how good this is, it presents the best features of both and contrives to make two well-flavored, strong drinks a smooth number that drinks neat to perfection despite the formidable proof.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 01-03-2008 at 18:15.

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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Today I made a vatting of Weller 107 which is as good as a purchase for me, better in some ways. It simply combines an un-chill-filtered single barrel version selected by the Kentucky Bourbon Society (bottled Sept. '07) with a single barrel selected by Cork & Bottle in Kentucky (bottled a couple of months or so earlier, it was barrel 11). Both were just over 9 years old. The mingling ratio was 2:1 respectively. It is remarkable how good this is, it presents the best features of both and contrives to make two well-flavored, strong drinks a smooth number that drinks neat to perfection despite the formidable proof.

    Gary

    Way to go making me jealous, Gary.

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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    Quote Originally Posted by gblick View Post
    Can you give any more details..
    Was it Prime (if so, was it 80 or 86 proof?), or was it Bottled-in-Bond (if so, what DSP numbers did it have?)? And what date numbers are imprinted into the bottom of the bottle?
    Just curious, thanks.

    I really like some of the older bottlings (even of the lower proof 'Prime'). But I will admit that while I do enjoy the taste, some of it can be very simple tasting and not complex at all, but (to my taste) that is not a bad thing.
    Sorry it took me so long to get back...

    It is Prime and 80 proof. There is a small ink stamp on the bottom of the bottle that reads 42 24 0x9 0 0309; the x is a number I cannot read. The imprint in the bottle itself reads 00 60 42 BM

    None of these appear to be a date...?

    Oh yeah -- also picked up a AAA 10 star, a Pikesville rye, and a Dickel #12 today.
    Last edited by felthove; 01-03-2008 at 19:01.

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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    Paid for 4 bottles of the East Bay 4yr. Willett's Rye today. I hope to have them buy next week! A friend in San Fran grabbed them and will ship by Monday! Can hardly wait!!

    Tony
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    Quote Originally Posted by felthove View Post
    Sorry it took me so long to get back...

    It is Prime and 80 proof. There is a small ink stamp on the bottom of the bottle that reads 42 24 0x9 0 0309; the x is a number I cannot read. The imprint in the bottle itself reads 00 60 42 BM

    None of these appear to be a date...?
    Thanks for the reply.
    Going by the imprints in the glass, I believe the one imprint that (reasonably) appears to be the last two numbers of a year will be the date (in this case I would guess that it's the 00, which would put it at 2000..a good year from what I've experienced).

    To put my self on topic, last night I finally decided to pick up a pewter-topped WTKS (bottled 9-9-96) that I found awhile back, good price too!

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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    I found an older bottling of Sam Houston, batch #9.
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    Mark, you can do the same with Weller 107 bought on the shelf anywhere in America.

    The work is really in the proportions of the two (or three, perhaps) combined.

    Gary

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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    Parker's Heritage Cask Strength - 122.6 proof. $80 is steep, but I had to have it!
    Dave K.

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    Or, as Kermit the Frog would say after a pour or two: "Time is fun when you are having flies!"

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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    I would have to agree Dave great find as that is the first release which I understand is the better of the 3.
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? Winter'07/'08

    I've been very good over the last 3 months and have not bought any bourbon....first because my stock is full and second because I'm in a career transition so money is tight. I dropped in to a local ABC yesterday and they had one lonely bottle of '07 Saz sitting in the back room. It now sits on my shelf at home. VA received a total of 60 bottles...that was it, so I consider myself fortunate.
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