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  2. Jazzhead

    Noah's Creek and Rowan's Mill

    Holy mackerel you're right!
  3. Obeezy1Kaneezy

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Haha thanks. You would have scored something even though you hadn’t been picked. They had plenty of product there. They did a really good job organizing the thing.
  4. fishnbowljoe

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Well, it was shopping day today, so y'all know what that means. A quick trip to the Costco that opened this past Friday, plus our regular stop. Biba! Joe
  5. hollywood

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Yeah, I didn’t “make the cut”. Congrats...
  6. Phil T

    What are you cookin on the smoker?

    Brining some chicken wings to be smoked later today. Pics to follow.
  7. Obeezy1Kaneezy

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    To my surprise, the Blanton’s were actually store picks.
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  9. Obeezy1Kaneezy

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    The spoils of our states “Limited Release Sweepstakes” yesterday in Montgomery.
  10. hollywood

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    JWP, I was thinking further on this and maybe the most obvious should have come to mind initially.. Being a SiB, by chance this particular barrel may not have been the best expression and/or not for your palates liking.. I’ll echo Harry’s seconding again that IMO the Whiskey Row is a must try.
  11. Richnimrod

    Noah's Creek and Rowan's Mill

    Noah's Mill was once (and occasionally a batch may yet be) a fine 'mature pour'; but, I have to agree with Kevin; It's not always what one might wish for. Batches of this brand have been, on average, a couple steps below the deep, broad, well-balanced, well-aged blend of about 10-different whiskeys it once had been; but those days are several years in the rear-view mirror. To me, Rowan's Creek has never been nearly on a par with NM, and wasn't as unique, or as good a value, even at 10-15 bux less, for what it was, therefor I never kept it around much. I think I've had 3-bottles in my entire life and liked 'em all well enough; but wasn't in any big hurry replace any of 'em. When I've seen it "on sale" (rarely any more) I've decided based upon price if I would grab on. The last one I bought was a couple years ago, and it wasn't quite the same as 10-years ago; but close, and even on sale it was over the previous retail rate... but, what isn't, eh?
  12. CardsandBourbon

    Noah's Creek and Rowan's Mill

    Noah's Creek and Rowan's Mill?? Sounds like you had a bit too much of both before naming the thread.
  13. CardsandBourbon

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    Dinner at Ditto's Grill in Louisville last night. Yes, I think a pour of Blanton's before dinner would suit me just fine, thank you.
  14. kevinbrink

    Noah's Creek and Rowan's Mill

    A couple points, to my knowledge they are a blend from multiple Mashbills/Distillers, when you have good bottles enjoy them as in recent years they have been to my tastes very inconsistent.
  15. BusterChestnut

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    A bunch of ECBP, WTMK Decades and CR (might have to go back), various others
  16. fosmith

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    I passed on a 10+yo. OESF for $70. Did I make a mistake?
  17. I'd never had either of these before, and bought them both for my weekend at the beach in OCNJ. The breeze and sun were perfect yesterday out here on the deck, and so are these two bourbons. And while information about what goes into these brands is scant and inconsistent, the theme here appears to be excellent blending. These are balanced, longer-aged bourbons that emphasize peanut brittle, and clearly bear a family resemblance. I'd be curious to know if these are blends of the same mashbill at differing age and proof points, or if KBD mixes and matches mashbills, or distillers. They both used to have age statements, the loss of which is not necessarily a bad thing. When barrels of different ages are combined and batched, a certain harshness and that over-oaked pine sap can be diminished, in favor of a smooth transition between the start and close of the sip-swallow-finish. Not smooth whiskey, mind you - this is robust, complex whiskey - but a balanced and satisfying mouthful Whiskey tasting reviews are, I think, deficient in that they grade parts of the tasting experience - nose, throat, finish - without assessing the thing as a whole. Balance is that assessment - and this is where blends of barrels of different ages can make good whiskey great. The ten buck (or so) price difference between the two is easy to see - the Noah's Mill is older and higher proof, and is a splendid representation of Heaven Hill (which I think this likely is) that can't he had any other way: as much or more average age as the Henry McKenna BIB, but blended to taste rather than left to the random luck of a single barrel. And it's got as much proof as a Rare Breed. Skilled batching at a higher proof is a sweet spot - the balance makes the alcohol go down like silk. No water needed here (other than the ocean view). The Rowan's Creek is a younger blend at a lower proof, but still fully formed and begs comparison with its rivals, not the estimable Noah's Creek. And it doesn't have that many rivals, as far as I can see. WT Kentucky Spirit is at the same proof, but is a single barrel not a batched blend. I'd say Bakers comes closest, and I'm not going to say Rowan's Creek is better than Bakers. But it's doggone close. . A Sunday morning rain has passed through, and the sun is out. Time to stop posting drivel about bourbon and enjoy that "season of clear shining".
  18. Richnimrod

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    From these pix, I'd say it was worth the effort! GREAT views, and I especially love that Billy Goat in the foreground. I assume he wasn't actually as close as this shot makes him appear....? Good choice for the celebration/recovery pour, too!
  19. Sven Heuchert

    So, whatcha smokin?

    Four Kicks, one of my absolute faves!
  20. Wedelstaedt

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    CEHT small batch tonight. Elegant in it's simple complexity. Cheers
  21. Wedelstaedt

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    I bet the climb was a little easier for that Billy, than you Well done and a pour of WT101 very well earned. Cheers
  22. Kepler

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    Passed on a very tempting 4R single barrel PS, especially tempting because it was my favorite OESK. Passed on it because I simply have enough already. See I can do this. It's not that difficult (I keep telling myself over and over haha).
  23. As long as this keeps happening then expect prices to continue to rise. There are new whiskey enthusiasts joining every day.
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