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Seasick Sailor

Confession time. I'm just finishing a pour of OWA 107. I bought the bottle over two years ago, and there are about two pours left. This is the first pour of it I have truly enjoyed. Every other time I've thought it was fair at best. 

 

Feels good to get that off my chest.

 

Of course, now I have a whole other problem. I haven't seen a bottle of this on the shelf since I bought this one. 

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flahute
1 hour ago, Seasick Sailor said:

Confession time. I'm just finishing a pour of OWA 107. I bought the bottle over two years ago, and there are about two pours left. This is the first pour of it I have truly enjoyed. Every other time I've thought it was fair at best. 

 

Feels good to get that off my chest.

 

Of course, now I have a whole other problem. I haven't seen a bottle of this on the shelf since I bought this one. 

How many total bottles of OWA have you had? They are usually great but I've had some clunkers. Recent batches seem to also be lacking.

OWA is a big deal "out there" but I think you'll find a much more measured opinion about it here. (Except for Joe. He is the Weller man after all.)

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Bbstout

I think OWA was a solid pour at $20 a bottle. When I see it priced at $30 I would rather grab a HM10 for $27. 

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Kane

4R is crap.... *runs like lightning*

 

Nah jk, but 4R is a peculiar one for me indeed. Except for a few outlier PS and LEs, I can't enjoy any expression and could live without it just fine. I can still somehow tell that it is put together with care and skill, but it just doesn't match my mental image of bourbon. When I first had a WT101 I thought that had to be the blueprint of bourbon. When I first had 4RSB I thought it couldn't be bourbon.

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1 hour ago, Kane said:

4R is crap.... *runs like lightning*

 

Nah jk, but 4R is a peculiar one for me indeed. Except for a few outlier PS and LEs, I can't enjoy any expression and could live without it just fine. I can still somehow tell that it is put together with care and skill, but it just doesn't match my mental image of bourbon. When I first had a WT101 I thought that had to be the blueprint of bourbon. When I first had 4RSB I thought it couldn't be bourbon.

 

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PaulO

As to what Steve said - same experience here.  I've had some sub par bottles of OWA.  It seemed like after the age statement was dropped: the quality stayed good (for a while), then some really young tasting product, then more closer to before.

 

Unpopular opinion -

I don't really care much for BT mash bill #1.  The love ER gets baffles me.  

1792 also is not in my wheelhouse.

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JCwhammie

I prefer mashbill 1 to 2

1920 (any OF) doesn't do much for me

VOB BiB is better than 1792 SmB

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PaulO

I totally agree VOB > 1792.

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dcbt
9 hours ago, Seasick Sailor said:

Confession time. I'm just finishing a pour of OWA 107. I bought the bottle over two years ago, and there are about two pours left. This is the first pour of it I have truly enjoyed. Every other time I've thought it was fair at best. 

 

 

Similar here...  I'm not a fan of OWA.

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dcbt

I enjoy MM...  There, I said it...

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Tuck
2 hours ago, PaulO said:

As to what Steve said - same experience here.  I've had some sub par bottles of OWA.  It seemed like after the age statement was dropped: the quality stayed good (for a while), then some really young tasting product, then more closer to before.

 

Unpopular opinion -

I don't really care much for BT mash bill #1.  The love ER gets baffles me.  

1792 also is not in my wheelhouse.

You took the words out of my mouth in regards to BT mash bill #1. I just flat out don't enjoy it. Mash bill #2 on the other hand I enjoy thoroughly. 

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Charlutz

Blanton’s is meh to me. When I’m being nice, I call it elegant. When not, I call it boring. I love ETL and RHF is one of my favorite (used to be) regularly on the shelf bourbons. Also love SFTB. It’s just the regular Blanton’s I can live without. 

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jackthedog

OF, just about any expression, doesn't do it for me. I tried the 1920 and was really underwhelmed and the bottle of OF Signature I got recently just tasted off to me. 

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Curtis Reed

I confess.... I really, really like OF Sig100 and regular Michter’s. 

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kevinbrink

Old Forester 1920 is not good along with almost every other bourbon BF sells, 95% of the Whiskies BT/Saz sell are overrated and overpriced. 

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bayouredd

This post is really funny & a great coffee companion this AM... It's like a priest hearing confessions and trying not to snicker. Pure honesty & nobody can fault that whether they agree or not.

I have to start mine with a metaphor:

How the hell does McDonalds get the same flavor into a salad that it has in their hamburgers. I figure Ronald McD farts in the walk-in cooler regularly & that what we are tasting...

 

With that said, WT & products give me that same ass after taste. Even the RR SiB, bursting with flavor throws in that ass at the finish. Sorry WTers, my confession...

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0895

I’m not ashamed to say that sometimes, some years, certain releases of BTAC are a letdown / just not great to me. 

Same for certain Van Winkles

 

 (nervously ducks) :(.

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BMartin42

Joseph Magnus was....underwhelming.

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CUfan99

Head down, hands in pockets, kicking the dirt: “I like Dickel”. In fact, I like a $35 Dickel bottle more than any WT bottle I have. 

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CardsandBourbon

I know I'm going to get ridiculed by all the Kicken Chicken people but WT 101 does absolutely nothing for me.  I find it thin and hot.  I've tried it multiple times and it's the same for me every time.  Which is odd because I like the RR, RR Rye, WTRB & the WTKS.

 

Go ahead, ridicule away.  :P

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SJ Shiner
2 hours ago, Charlutz said:

Blanton’s is meh to me. When I’m being nice, I call it elegant. When not, I call it boring. I love ETL and RHF is one of my favorite (used to be) regularly on the shelf bourbons. Also love SFTB. It’s just the regular Blanton’s I can live without. 

Took the words out of my mouth.  Regular Blanton's really falls flat for me.  

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SJ Shiner

Also, just not a fan of anything High West.  Some people love MWND, but I just can't do it.  It really just tastes like I added a few drops of red wine into my rye.  

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Obeezy1Kaneezy

BT regular core lines are meh, including ETL.  I like RHF way better than Blanton’s. 

 

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lcpfratn

I’m a HH and BT fanboy, but EW BIB and WSR are only good for mixing.

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BadDayBlack

Ok, here we go:

 

- I like regular Buffalo Trace more than I should probably

 

- Hate Elijah Craig, the whole lineup

 

- Weller 12 is terrible

 

- Barrell Bourbon has dissapointed me time after time

 

- I like Garrison Brothers Single Barrel

 

- Knob Creek Single Barrel is just undrinkable

 

- OWA easily beats many bourbons 3-4x times the price

 

- Four Roses 125th is overrated. Good, not great.

 

- Old Forester Statesman is good

 

- Pikesville rye is forgettable

 

- OF 1920 has an artificial taste

 

- Henry McKenna 10 is awful

 

- Old Ezra Barrel Strength is boring as hell

 

- Joseph Magnus doesn't taste like bourbon at all, cask influence is too strong

 

- Old Fitz 9 year is terrible, thin and grassy

 

- RHF is... very dissapointing

 

- KC CS rye... give me a break

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