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Radioyada

Opened my first bottle of Barrell Bourbon today. 

 

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silverc
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Opened some Elijah Craig Barrel Select, the grenade bottle from the HH Gift Shop. It's pretty good stuff and isn't as hot at 125 proof as I would have expected.

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fishnbowljoe

I've been partaking of my 2018 Weller Blend for some months now. I hadn't intended on making another batch, but after having a nice pour last night, and knowing I was coming to the end of my family sized bottle, I just couldn't help myself. :mellow: Weller SR, Weller 12 and OWA were opened to make batch #4. Or is it batch #5??? :unsure:

 

Biba! Joe

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fosmith

Bucket list present from my beautiful wife on my 70th birthday last night. 

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Rick M.
19 hours ago, fishnbowljoe said:

I've been partaking of my 2018 Weller Blend for some months now. I hadn't intended on making another batch, but after having a nice pour last night, and knowing I was coming to the end of my family sized bottle, I just couldn't help myself. :mellow: Weller SR, Weller 12 and OWA were opened to make batch #4. Or is it batch #5??? :unsure:

 

Biba! Joe

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What proportions of each  do you use?

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GeeTen

I use the 3xWA107:WSR:W12 recipe, since I'm saving my OWA107s for a rainy day (heh, heh).  Uncle Joe might be tweeking it a bit now and then, but hey, it's his blend, no?   🤣

 

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Bob_Loblaw
20 minutes ago, GeeTen said:

I use the 3xWA107:WSR:W12 recipe, since I'm saving my OWA107s for a rainy day (heh, heh).  Uncle Joe might be tweeking it a bit now and then, but hey, it's his blend, no?   🤣

 

same ratio here, 15oz W107 and 5oz each of WSR and W12 makes one nicely filled bottle.  If using ML I would go 480 W107 and 160 each of WSR and W12 for a bottle + sample pour! 

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GeeTen
3 hours ago, Bob_Loblaw said:

same ratio here, 15oz W107 and 5oz each of WSR and W12 makes one nicely filled bottle.  If using ML I would go 480 W107 and 160 each of WSR and W12 for a bottle + sample pour! 

 

What are oz?  True science is metric!   🤪

 

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fishnbowljoe
1 hour ago, GeeTen said:

 

What are oz?  True science is metric!   🤪

 

Nope, nope, I ain’t gonna say it.  :ph34r:

 

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fishnbowljoe
8 hours ago, Rick M. said:

What proportions of each  do you use?

Here’s my recipe:

 

3 parts Weller Antique

1 part Weller 12

1 part  Weller Special Reserve

 

 

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FasterHorses
34 minutes ago, fishnbowljoe said:

Here’s my recipe:

 

3 parts Weller Antique

1 part Weller 12

1 part  Weller Special Reserve

 

 

Biba! Joe

Serious question.. do you ever regret losing a W12 to this mix?  Is the blend always better than having a straight pour of W12?

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kevinbrink
32 minutes ago, FasterHorses said:

Serious question.. do you ever regret losing a W12 to this mix?  Is the blend always better than having a straight pour of W12?

I wouldn't considering that I like OWA about 200% more than W12

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smokinjoe
18 minutes ago, kevinbrink said:

I wouldn't considering that I like OWA about 200% more than W12

Yup.

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GeeTen
1 hour ago, FasterHorses said:

Serious question.. do you ever regret losing a W12 to this mix?  Is the blend always better than having a straight pour of W12?

Nope and yup in that order, IMHO.   🤩

 

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fishnbowljoe
1 hour ago, FasterHorses said:

Serious question.. do you ever regret losing a W12 to this mix?  Is the blend always better than having a straight pour of W12?

No regrets at all. I like W12, SR, OWA, and my blend. I just prefer my blend a bit more. :)

 

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The Black Tot

It would be cool to replace the SR part with Full Proof, to keep the strength of the blend up - of course, the greater density of the FP might require downsizing the amount added.

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HoustonNit

Haven’t opened one of these in a while it’s good. Not as good as I remember but still good.

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kevinbrink
12 minutes ago, HoustonNit said:

Haven’t opened one of these in a while it’s good. Not as good as I remember but still good.

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Man you overpaid ;)

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lcpfratn
Haven’t opened one of these in a while it’s good. Not as good as I remember but still good.

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Incredible price! I think the cheapest I ever found one was around $50 three or four years ago. The cheapest I find it these days is around $65.

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lcpfratn
Man you overpaid

LOL!

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HoustonNit

Incredible price! I think the cheapest I ever found one was around $50 three or four years ago. The cheapest I find it these days is around $65.


Well that’s a B118 from Oklahoma that technically someone else picked up for me. Apparently Oklahoma has a ton of ECBP.

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Kepler
On 8/5/2019 at 8:39 AM, fosmith said:

Bucket list present from my beautiful wife on my 70th birthday last night. 

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This is just the best post in a very long time.  Happy bday man.  

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El Vino

Been shrinking cellar preparing for a move.  In the process, have been finding all sorts of things I accumulated over time.  Open this store pick Jefferson VOVSB from 2012ish.  Very interesting, almost refined in the smooth subtlety of flavors with a very interesting floral component in the background.  A private barrel ETL from the same era shared that smooth, balanced character.  I guess my palate is enjoying some lower proof pours after being repeatedly bludgeoned by the barrel proofers.

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Vosgar

fosmith's post earlier this week about his b'day present got me thinking that I hadn't had an OFBB in quite a while, so I took care of that today. 2013 bottle, absolutely delicious and with a splash of water brings out the butterscotch I love so much in both the nose and taste. Nice viscosity, it's a good one to chew on for a bit. The only downside is that the finish is a little too short, but hey, it's Friday!! Woohoo!

 

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LCWoody
46 minutes ago, Vosgar said:

fosmith's post earlier this week about his b'day present got me thinking that I hadn't had an OFBB in quite a while, so I took care of that today. 2013 bottle, absolutely delicious and with a splash of water brings out the butterscotch I love so much in both the nose and taste. Nice viscosity, it's a good one to chew on for a bit. The only downside is that the finish is a little too short, but hey, it's Friday!! Woohoo!

 

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2013 was one of my favorites. I think they had to put out some good bourbon that year to redeem themselves after the 2012 release.

 

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