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Bourbons with a lot of char taste?

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JPK   
JPK

Hello Friends,

 

I'm trying to get a list together of pours that have a higher than average level of "char" in the taste.

Enough to actually tell it's there..and not necessarily in balance either.

 

From the very few I've tasted I would put these on the list.

 

EWB (the most assertive so far)

EW 1783 (just a little)

EB (I don't care for this pour..though I could taste some char..maybe because of the filtering after distilling?)

 

I'm thinking of trying fighting cock next as I've heard some talk of char in the taste.

I like the char taste and would enjoy sampling some well rounded pours that have a higher level than average char flavor.

 

Maybe I'll work on compiling a list of non-chill filtered bourbons...maybe they would have more particles of char left in them...?

 

Thanks for the help!

John

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Richnimrod   
Richnimrod

You might wanna try Jack Daniel's Barrel Proof.

It's not particularly complex or deep; but, it does have a good deal of char along with sweetness and cereal, and no shortage of proof-ahge.   HA!

It's pretty good for what it is, and I like it well enough that I replaced it before I ran through the first bottle.

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JPK   
JPK

haven't seen it around these parts..but I'd be willing to try it for sure.

Thanks!

 

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Limegoldconvertible68   
Limegoldconvertible68

Have you tried Cooper's Craft?  I've only had it once but I remember a lot of char in it.  I think it's only available in the south though. 

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Harry in WashDC   
Harry in WashDC
6 hours ago, Richnimrod said:

You might wanna try Jack Daniel's Barrel Proof.

It's not particularly complex or deep; but, it does have a good deal of char along with sweetness and cereal, and no shortage of proof-ahge.   HA!

It's pretty good for what it is, and I like it well enough that I replaced it before I ran through the first bottle.

What Rich said.   AND, I did the same thing - bought a replacement before I was halfway through the first one.  And, I now have two on the shelf in addition to the open one.  Can't be too careful.  You just never know what B-F is going to do with its spirit.

 

Also, I just finished off my KC 2001, Batch 1 (100 proof, BTW).  At $133 per, I won't likely buy another - just not 5 times better than basic KC which I like well enough.  BUT, sipping it neat reminds me enough of a 2" charcoal grilled bone-in sirloin steak that my mouth waters just thinking about it.

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JPK   
JPK

never heard of Cooper's craft either.

 

that KC sounds like a winner!...dang!

 

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Conquistador   
Conquistador

Many people on SB have said that W12 has a noticeable amount of char, to the point of being sooty.

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JPK   
JPK

now that is interesting.. W12

Thanks!

 

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flahute   
flahute
5 hours ago, Conquistador said:

Many people on SB have said that W12 has a noticeable amount of char, to the point of being sooty.

I was going to suggest this one but decided not to since it's impossible to find anymore. It's true though. It was one of my first impressions when I first started drinking it. 

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Madhatter   
Madhatter
17 hours ago, Conquistador said:

Many people on SB have said that W12 has a noticeable amount of char, to the point of being sooty.

Can confirm, wrt two bottles I tasted about a year ago.  The ashy/sooty came through in the finish.  If it was limited to a few poorer barrels, you would think that the master (ahem) blenders could have blended it away.  Since they didn't, it may have affected a larger number of bottles.  Recent tasting notes I've read haven't had the ashy criticism.

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Paddy   
Paddy

^^^I think it was the '13 run of W12 where this characteristic was often cited.  Quite a bit of that distillate would have been sold into '14 as well. 

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GrPeMi   
GrPeMi

Larceny

 

I frequently get a major hit of barrel char from  that.

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