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    Just can't Finish Bottles

    There are two types here.. ones that you just can't finish because they just do not tickle your fancy... and the ones you just can't finish because it makes you so sad that it will be gone.


    Cant Finish Because I do not like:
    Woodford Four Grain
    Bulliet
    FRSB

    Can't Finish because I cannot get another:
    EV Anabellum - man I love this stuff... probably won't finish it until I find another.
    Others I need to think upon

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    There are two types here.. ones that you just can't finish because they just do not tickle your fancy... and the ones you just can't finish because it makes you so sad that it will be gone.

    Cant Finish Because I do not like:
    Woodford Four Grain
    Bulliet
    FRSB
    If I try a bottle and just don't like it, I can usually give it away to one of my bourbon drinking friends. Everyone's palate is different, and even if I hate it, one of these guys usually likes it. This sometimes includes bringing it to the Gazebo. People there might want to try it if it is something unusual. If neither of these work for you, don't feel bad about ejecting it into the trash bin. Life's too short and the bunker too large to be drinking crappy whiskey!
    Mike

    "You're the best bourbon drinkers ever!" - Margo (waitress at Bourbon's Bistro in Louisville)

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Any bottles I don't like go into making Leslie's Manhattans. Err, I mean, only the good stuff for you honey

    I used to have about 50 bottles with only 1 or 2 drinks left, but a few years ago space considerations, and common sense dictated that I couldn't keep doing that. Plus, there were times when I would look at all of those little bits of great bourbon, yet couldn't bring myself to finish them off, so I would pour myself a Maker's and just stare at the WT 12yo. Sad really. So, I set out on a mission to put all of those old soldiers to rest. That was a fun month Now I have less than 10 bottles open at a time, and I'm not afraid to drink them! Leslie's happier too, because it's all about her
    Simplicity is the essence of universality - MK Ghandi

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    No matter. I finish all bottles.

    Geb

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    EV Anabellum - man I love this stuff... probably won't finish it until I find another.
    Ok, You've mentioned this before...what the heck is it?
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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Ok, You've mentioned this before...what the heck is it?

    Hello Barturtle,

    I performed a search and found the following:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=3821

    http://bourbonenthusiast.com/forum/D...isplaybottling


    I do hope this helps.

    Kindest,

    Geb

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    ...what the heck is it?
    Said the guy who went to the trouble to organize many of the abbreviations used on sb.com.

    Maybe EW Antebellum would be a more easily understood abreviation.

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    What I used to do is force myself to finish the bottle etc... but now I have a ongoing (or revolving) vatting of bottles I don't like that are at least 2/3 finished and I don't feel like finishing. So far my vatted bottle has EC18, JBB, and WTRB.... It's not that these are "bad" bottles (maybe the EC18 is bad) but I have too many great bottles to choose from to take from these.

    I actually drink the vatted once in a while and I kind of like it! The wood from the EC18 is mellowed a bit and the spice of the WTRB is very nice.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Since I don't have any backup bottles of my favorite expressions (and they're not available locally), I'm mired in a situation where "I like it too much to drink it" is setting in. I guess that this makes those selections special so far, but it's nothing that a phone call and purchase can't fix.
    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?

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    Re: Just can't Finish Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by Huegeb View Post
    No matter. I finish all bottles.

    Geb

    Hehe, that's my philosophy as well.

 

 

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