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bourbon4all

no doubt

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Mako254

Yep. Going to have to put a bug in my locals ear about this now. 

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Richnimrod

Ooooooooh!     This has just GOT to be a stellar Bourbon, if it ever gets bottled.      I just pray for a chance to taste this offering.

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tanstaafl2

This looks like a follow up on the 1998 version of the Russel's Reserve bourbon limited release (tanked in 2014 at about 15yo but released in late 2015). Very good but $250 retail at the time and quickly went into the secondary market circus. I shudder to think what it might cost now even if you can get one at retail...

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flahute
12 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

This looks like a follow up on the 1998 version of the Russel's Reserve bourbon limited release (tanked in 2014 at about 15yo but released in late 2015). Very good but $250 retail at the time and quickly went into the secondary market circus. I shudder to think what it might cost now even if you can get one at retail...

My thoughts exactly!

This new one will most certainly be the same price. I tried the 1998 about 6 weeks ago and thought it had too much oak so I won't fret if this new version is out of my price range.

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Vosgar

Bruce, I'm afraid you're probably right about the price. With all of the really good RRSB's out there for around $50, I'd like to think this new one would sit on the shelves, but I highly doubt it.

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LCWoody

I'm sure if I see one ill buy it....  I'm a sucker:rolleyes:.  I do hope I get a chance to try it. 

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tanstaafl2
55 minutes ago, Vosgar said:

Bruce, I'm afraid you're probably right about the price. With all of the really good RRSB's out there for around $50, I'd like to think this new one would sit on the shelves, but I highly doubt it.

If it remains at $250 I would be surprised to be honest. I would certainly like to try it but not sure I will chase it. But if it falls into my lap...

 

57 minutes ago, flahute said:

My thoughts exactly!

This new one will most certainly be the same price. I tried the 1998 about 6 weeks ago and thought it had too much oak so I won't fret if this new version is out of my price range.

I thought it was somewhat oaky (and that is not typically my profile) but I didn't think it was overdone and enjoyed it as I recall. But it has been awhile.

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flahute
1 hour ago, tanstaafl2 said:

If it remains at $250 I would be surprised to be honest. I would certainly like to try it but not sure I will chase it. But if it falls into my lap...

 

I thought it was somewhat oaky (and that is not typically my profile) but I didn't think it was overdone and enjoyed it as I recall. But it has been awhile.

A year or so ago and I would have likely loved it. But as my palate evolves I find myself becoming more and more sensitive to oak. I opened an old EC age stated 12 a couple weeks ago and 2 out of 3 times it tastes too oaky for me. That never happened before.

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Kane

Tasting notes: White chocolate? Never heard or tasted that in bourbon before... And can't really associate that with the WT profile either.

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