OK, I lied. The local liquor store did not have any Wellers, so I picked up a Russell's Reserve 10yr. I'll let you know what my noob palate thinks....
I too am new to bourbon, but wouldn't mind setting up some tastings. I think it would be a good way to learn!
Has anyone tried the Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey? I have seen it in a few stores, but don't have $50+ to drop on it. I would be interested to see some notes on it.
I haven't tried it, but the distillery is right in downtown Denver. We should get together and do a tour of it or something.
I've heard some good things about Stranahan's. Did any of you catch the Modern Marvels special on whiskey? The whiskey guru at the end (the show's expert I guess) seemed pretty impressed. But, $50+ is a lot to shell out without trying it first.
Ryan, let me know what you think about the Weller's.
perhaps when my cover band is out and playing again, maybe we could get some of the Colorad(o)ans out for a night of drinking.
I'm a former Fort Collins/Centennial/Golden resident.
I got to try the Stranahan's over at Dane's place a few weeks ago. Some may like it, but I found a really offensive port-a-potty odor. Think blue sanitizer. It's a noble attempt, but for my $50, I'd prefer 5/6th of a bottle of something from the Antique Collection.
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I did catch the Modern Marvels on whiskey! Until I saw that special I didn't know it was distilled right here in downtown Denver, I figured it was from Montrose or Grand Junction.
I like the Weller. My only downside to is that is seems to lack a strong finish.
They do do tours during the week by appointment only. I may check out the tour since it is the only distillery anywhere close to here and I won't be in Kentucky any time soon. Maybe I can get a free taste at the tour.
Hey Ryan welcome to the board from way far away from you. I could not help but notice your quote so I thought you should save your $50 bucks as well because that might be what's in the bottle!!
Hope you enjoy youself here it's a great group with a great deal of information. Hope the Colorado folks can put a tasting together, sounds like you have the starting of a big group out there.
"So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"
Regarding the Wellers, the lack of a strong finish is what I find attractive. The Makers Mark I just finished had a nice finish. If it did last any longer, it would've been a distraction to the overall experience. Does that make sense?