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  1. #21
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    From what I understand EW still has some if not mostly 7 yo bourbon in it, it is still very good.
    ovh

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    cast my vote for Beam Black!
    "Always carry a large flagon of whisk(e)y in case of a snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake" - W.C. Fields

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    I've not tried the new EW Black.

    I can say, however, that the NAS Old Fitz 1849 is missing something as compared to the 8 year old Old Fitz 1849. (And let me again plea for any information anyone has about a cache of 8 yr old Old Fitz 1849 out there somewhere!)
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Did anyone try the Evan Williams 1783? I know they removed the "10 year" from the label, but is it alot better than the black label?

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    You might just try ignoring us here -- your initial instincts seem to be fine: Rittenhouse BIB rye is my go-to cocktail whiskey, when I don't feel like pouring the more-expensive Saz Jr.
    EW Black is a very good value, pace the age statement removal (whch seems to be a trend in the industry, not just this bottling). We know from our own Bettye Jo that this still contains mostly 7yo bourbon, and we know from our own experience that's it's easy enough for a knowledgeable master distiller to emulate the flavor of 7yo whiskey with faster-aging, younger whiskey strategically warehoused. In other words, it ain't changed all that much!
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by Sijan View Post
    I've not tried the new EW Black.

    I can say, however, that the NAS Old Fitz 1849 is missing something as compared to the 8 year old Old Fitz 1849. (And let me again plea for any information anyone has about a cache of 8 yr old Old Fitz 1849 out there somewhere!)
    Dan -

    I saw your original post, and at the three liquor stores I've been to since then have checked the 1849, but it's all been NAS.

    But I'll keep looking (at least at stores not already checked).
    Scott

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by chilidawg7 View Post
    For mixing, I usually go with Old Forester. A buddy of mine got me hooked on OF and Coke in college, and I haven't been able to break that habit.
    Nope. You're doin' it wrong.

    Bonded OF (or whatever their 100 proof expression is these days) and Barq's root beer. Those two were made for each other; the affinity is unbelievable.

    Try it just once. It will change your life.

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    Smile Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by shoshani View Post
    Nope. You're doin' it wrong.

    Bonded OF (or whatever their 100 proof expression is these days) and Barq's root beer. Those two were made for each other; the affinity is unbelievable.

    Try it just once. It will change your life.
    on my way to the store to get some Barq's now! i'll let you know if i convert...
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Dan -

    I saw your original post, and at the three liquor stores I've been to since then have checked the 1849, but it's all been NAS.

    But I'll keep looking (at least at stores not already checked).
    Much appreciated!

    The age statement on Old Fitz 1849 8 yo appears in two places. The easiest to identify is the red shield on the neck of the bottle, where it says "8 Years." Also, the red text on the label, just to the left of the large "1849" will say "Aged in Wood Eight Years."
    -Dan

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by Sijan View Post
    ...the red text on the label, just to the left of the large "1849" will say "Aged in Wood Eight Years."
    The ones I've looked at say "Aged in Wood to Perfection" or some such thing.
    Scott

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