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What to open next?

What to open next?  

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  1. 1. Which bourbon should I open next? I know I don't have any crazy LE's

    • Hancock's President's Reserve
      10
    • Very Old Barton 6 yr age stated
      2
    • Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Yr
      6
    • Old Grand Dad Bonded
      3
    • Eagle Rare 10
      6


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Let me know some reasoning behind your choices

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tanstaafl2

Kind of hard to say without knowing what you have already had. I usually open the one that seems to be calling my name at the moment. That said I might go with the VOB 6yo since we just got a barrel of 1792 full proof I got to help pick in my favorite store. Might make an interesting comparison.

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12 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Kind of hard to say without knowing what you have already had. I usually open the one that seems to be calling my name at the moment. That said I might go with the VOB 6yo since we just got a barrel of 1792 full proof I got to help pick in my favorite store. Might make an interesting comparison.

You're right! For anyone that cares, below is a picture of what I currently have open.

 

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Cheers!

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Harry in WashDC

Saz/BT is well represented in your open ranks so unless you want to do some SBSs, leave the ER sealed.:wacko:.  I picked OGD BIB (which is my most-consumed by me) because it is my most-consumed by me; had I seen the OGD 114 there, I would have picked the VOB 6yr just because it is special to me.

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Mako254

I voted OGD bonded but seeing as how you have an open RHF, I’d do a side by side with the hancocks and rhf. Same mash bill, different age and proofs. 

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9 minutes ago, Mako254 said:

I voted OGD bonded but seeing as how you have an open RHF, I’d do a side by side with the hancocks and rhf. Same mash bill, different age and proofs. 

No kidding? I might love the Hancock's, then. RHF is currently my favorite pour.

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Bob_Loblaw
47 minutes ago, Mako254 said:

I voted OGD bonded but seeing as how you have an open RHF, I’d do a side by side with the hancocks and rhf. Same mash bill, different age and proofs. 

I cheated, read this post then voted Hancock's.  Blanton's is also the same mashbill yes? So perhaps a blind side by side by side!

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Bourbon Fanatic

It's looking like it might be the Hancock's President's Reserve, unless anyone else has any last votes.

 

Cheers!

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Mako254
46 minutes ago, Bob_Loblaw said:

I cheated, read this post then voted Hancock's.  Blanton's is also the same mashbill yes? So perhaps a blind side by side by side!

 I noticed the Blantons after the post. 

 

I am setting up a mash bill 2 tasting for my family at thanksgiving. 

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Paddy

I voted ER10, as I figured it'd bring a bit of refined elegance to the holiday.  After seeing the photo, I'd have probably gone with the OGD BIB (just to mix it up a bit).  Whatever you choose, you're still winning! 

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mbroo5880i

I am with Paddy.  ER is one of my holiday standards.  Of course, you could roll out tomorrow and pick up a WT 101, RB or KS.  Turkey is always a good choice for Thanksgiving.

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1 minute ago, mbroo5880i said:

I am with Paddy.  ER is one of my holiday standards.  Of course, you could roll out tomorrow and pick up a WT 101, RB or KS.  Turkey is always a good choice for Thanksgiving.

That's a great idea actually... I have been meaning to buy another WT101.

 

Cheers!

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gurgalunas

HPR, one I haven't tried myself.  Seeing your open bottles reinforced that vote.  Good BT comparisons to do with that lineup.

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mbroo5880i
1 minute ago, Bourbon Fanatic said:

That's a great idea actually... I have been meaning to buy another WT101.

 

Cheers!

I am sure you will enjoy whatever you decide to open!

 

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kevinbrink

I went with SAOS 7 reason being if you can still find it and you like it you might want to pick up a backup, I could be wrong but I don't think they are doing the 7 & 10 yr releases anymore.

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0895
7 hours ago, Bourbon Fanatic said:

You're right! For anyone that cares, below is a picture of what I currently have open.

 

IMG_1418.thumb.JPG.c321880d16798752112b846ae98f713f.JPG

 

Cheers!

 

Since you have so much Sazerac/BT juice open, I voted for the SAOS.  It would be completely different from most everything you have there.

It's also very good.

 

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fanostra
22 hours ago, Mako254 said:

 I noticed the Blantons after the post. 

 

I am setting up a mash bill 2 tasting for my family at thanksgiving. 

Ditto.

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Mako254
2 hours ago, fanostra said:

Ditto.

 I’ve got hancocks elmer blantons and rhf. 

 

Are you starfing low proof to high proof?

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fanostra

Ah, ditto for the opening of the Hancock's (misread your post). But yes, that's how I've done that tasting before- minus the Hancock's and plus a Blanton's Gold and SFTB. 

 

I only recently picked up a Hancock's, and it only because it was a store pick and a lot cheaper than what I see in my area. Haven't done the "peer review" yet.

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