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What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Spring 2019)

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hollywood

Led out with 2 generous portions of EC SmB (bottle almost zeroed out), capping off now with my once archived dusty ‘02 Blanton’s.. 

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MTNBourbon
57 minutes ago, FasterHorses said:

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Aside from the great bottle, it's just not terribly special.  Reminding me of Charter 101 more than anything tonight...and that's not a good thing. 

I've heard that before, great looking bottle though, as you said.

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MTNBourbon

Not much left in this one.

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Aside from the great bottle, it's just not terribly special.  Reminding me of Charter 101 more than anything tonight...and that's not a good thing. 

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a pour of RHF, so you made me break out my open bottle to refresh my memory. I’m really enjoying the pour, so either I’ve got a bottle from a better barrel or our palates like different things...or maybe a little bit of both. Having said that, I don’t think any of the BT mashbill #2 brands are worth paying much over retail for...but few bottles are ever really worth more than their MSRP.
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FasterHorses
9 hours ago, lcpfratn said:


It’s been awhile since I’ve had a pour of RHF, so you made me break out my open bottle to refresh my memory. I’m really enjoying the pour, so either I’ve got a bottle from a better barrel or our palates like different things...or maybe a little bit of both. Having said that, I don’t think any of the BT mashbill #2 brands are worth paying much over retail for...but few bottles are ever really worth more than their MSRP.

We’ve parted ways on the last two. I had always heard this was very close to Blantons. Blantons blows this away imo. I guess i could have a bad barrel but if i did its a really bad barrel. 

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We’ve parted ways on the last two. I had always heard this was very close to Blantons. Blantons blows this away imo. I guess i could have a bad barrel but if i did its a really bad barrel. 

I think you’re just not a fan of bourbons that are more oak and char forward. The last two we’ve differed on have had more of the charred oak barrel presence in the taste profile with more tannins. They weren’t as sweet as many other bourbons, and had a dryer finish. I probably do like Blanton’s better than RHF, but they are different, and sometimes I’m in the mood for that.

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Carnagusfarnbuckler
On 3/20/2019 at 7:33 PM, fosmith said:

Nice deep color on this.  Looks like it's older than its 5-6 years.  Maybe they pick barrels from the upper floors of the warehouse? 

I agree, this looks older lately.  I wish I would have kept some of the stuff with the old label to judge against the new stuff.

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pouringwhiskey

I have no picture, but I have really been enjoying Old Ezra 7 Barrel Proof lately. I was indifferent at first, but allowing the bottle to open after a month or so has done wonders. Now if only I could find another bottle...

 

EDIT: Time flies, the bottle has actually been open 3 months now.

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FasterHorses
1 hour ago, lcpfratn said:

I think you’re just not a fan of bourbons that are more oak and char forward. The last two we’ve differed on have had more of the charred oak barrel presence in the taste profile with more tannins. They weren’t as sweet as many other bourbons, and had a dryer finish. I probably do like Blanton’s better than RHF, but they are different, and sometimes I’m in the mood for that.

I dont know Jeff.. this was thin, hot and young tasting. I didnt get oak at all. But you are right, no sweetness either. Of course i’ll give it another look though.

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smokinjoe
2 hours ago, FasterHorses said:

I dont know Jeff.. this was thin, hot and young tasting. I didnt get oak at all. But you are right, no sweetness either. Of course i’ll give it another look though.

Stop pouring it in your eyes then, silly...  :D

 

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JMFH

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Opening day tomorrow.  Never hurts to start early.  I'm really enjoying this one.  Definitely getting more.

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BMartin42

Wt101. Overlooking the golf course. Tough to beat.

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hollywood
47 minutes ago, JMFH said:

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Opening day tomorrow.  Never hurts to start early.  I'm really enjoying this one.  Definitely getting more.

Hope it’s a Grand Slam! ;) I haven’t tried.. looks impressive FWIW..

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BigPapa
A brother from a different mother, grabbed five on my way home.

It’s a hit or miss for me.
Wild Turkey 101 is always a hit

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smokinjoe

OGD BIB while finishing up some paperwork.  It may just be that I’m cranky working late, but I hate that creepy face that Beam changed to for “Basil Hayden” on this label a couple years ago.  Beam... PLEASE go back to the dignified and noble face that still adorns the 114, and is on Kevin’s cool lamp.  :D  

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BigPapa

Anyone try the Barrel Bourbon “Dove Tail”?
What’s your thoughts?

Is it worth 100.00?

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kevinbrink
30 minutes ago, smokinjoe said:

OGD BIB while finishing up some paperwork.  It may just be that I’m cranky working late, but I hate that creepy face that Beam changed to for “Basil Hayden” on this label a couple years ago.  Beam... PLEASE go back to the dignified and noble face that still adorns the 114, and is on Kevin’s cool lamp.  :D  

He is watching me from all over my place some of his twin brothers came to visit a little while back and didn't leave 

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kevinbrink
30 minutes ago, BigPapa said:

Anyone try the Barrel Bourbon “Dove Tail”?
What’s your thoughts?

Is it worth 100.00?

Retail is $75 on that, I've only nosed it but I picked up a bottle. A cursory search of Winesearcher makes it seem like you could do better pricewise even if you had to ship it. https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/barrell+dovetail/1/usa?Xlist_format=&Xbottle_size=all&Xprice_set=CUR&Xprice_min=&Xprice_max=&Xshow_favourite=

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JakeySnakes

Wild Turkey 101, followed up by some 1792 Single Barrel.

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Vosgar

Every once in a while a bourbon I already really like somehow kicks it up a notch or two in the flavor department. That's happening tonight with some AAA 10yr.

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marshall9779

Couldn’t resist. I realized with regular MM CS that rolling around a little brings out ridiculous chocolate covered cherries. This has that but spicy up front and on the back end and a black tea note on the finish that’s kinda dry.
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LCWoody

Having some WT RB 116p batch. very good. (I think its from November '18)

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Adam777

I have the day off tomorrow... battle of the BIBs. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.  Hopefully this will be tamer than the last blind testing with barrel proofers. These are all within $10 of MSRP around me so thought this will be interesting. 

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Kepler
13 hours ago, FasterHorses said:

We’ve parted ways on the last two. I had always heard this was very close to Blantons. Blantons blows this away imo. I guess i could have a bad barrel but if i did its a really bad barrel. 

I've never had a bad RHF.  Also never had a bad Blanton's.  But I have tasted bad ETL (the birthday version and one other regular version. 

 

RHF and Blanton's are still single barrels, so consider that anyway.  When I've done blind side-by-sides, I've chosen RHF over Blanton's Gold (similar in proof).  I can't remember whether we included regular Blantons's too, but I think we did and chose RHF.  

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Kepler
6 minutes ago, Adam777 said:

I have the day off tomorrow... battle of the BIBs. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.  Hopefully this will be tamer than the last blind testing with barrel proofers. These are all within $10 of MSRP around me so thought this will be interesting. 

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 Great line-up and I agree it looks to be a fair fight.  Be sure to let us know how it goes.

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