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FasterHorses

Jos Magnus Private Selection. This is a  nearly 14 yr mgp barrel proof at 105 proof. Its really good, thick, caramel and oak.  Weirdest thing is.. it tastes strikingly  similar to Old Ezra 7 101.  Anyone had the same experience? 

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Kepler

Baker's

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GeeTen
11 hours ago, WhiskeyBlender said:

Sorry to sound dense, but what do you mean by evaporating quickly? 🤔

 

I think he means he's drinking it way too fast!  At least that's MY guess and I'm stickin' to it.   😋

 

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mal00768
12 hours ago, WhiskeyBlender said:

Hey @mal00768, what batch do you have?

 

Sorry to sound dense, but what do you mean by evaporating quickly? 🤔

Batch 13 I think. 
 

Evaporating as in disappearing quicker than expected. :P Perhaps my wife is taking sips behind my back.

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Kane
8 hours ago, mal00768 said:

Perhaps my wife is taking sips behind my back.

I'd laugh, but I actually lost a PHC wheat to that phenomenon before I could realize.

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DEH1212

Taste like melted dark chocolate.

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FasterHorses

JM SB. MGP is killin it. I have this happen all the time. Underwhelmed with the first pour and then the following night its off the charts. Tonite is off the charts.

 

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dboland

F6 last night. Every bit of that cocoa and clovey cola that is common in RRSiB but the oiliness and mouthfeel are just ideal on this one. The fatalist in me is already mourning that this bottle will be empty one day.

 

 

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Richnimrod
6 minutes ago, dboland said:

F6 last night. Every bit of that cocoa and clovey cola that is common in RRSiB but the oiliness and mouthfeel are just ideal on this one. The fatalist in me is already mourning that this bottle will be empty one day.

First let me apologize for the modification of your post, dboland.   

Can you enlighten poor uninformed me about the brand of cola you mention above?   Never heard of it; but, I realize there are regional brands that are very well-known where they're sold, while almost entirely unknown to rest of us.

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dboland
6 minutes ago, Richnimrod said:

First let me apologize for the modification of your post, dboland.   

Can you enlighten poor uninformed me about the brand of cola you mention above?   Never heard of it; but, I realize there are regional brands that are very well-known where they're sold, while almost entirely unknown to rest of us.

Sorry, I should have been more specific - I meant cola as a general taste and clovey like the clove spice. Whereas some bourbons described as tasting like cola are often cherry cola or have more dark fruit flavor, this to me is less fruit and more baking spice. 

 

I suppose the closest soda brand that matches the profile would be Hansen's.

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CUfan99
On 1/28/2020 at 10:35 PM, FasterHorses said:

Jos Magnus Private Selection. This is a  nearly 14 yr mgp barrel proof at 105 proof. Its really good, thick, caramel and oak.  Weirdest thing is.. it tastes strikingly  similar to Old Ezra 7 101.  Anyone had the same experience? 

 

11 hours ago, FasterHorses said:

JM SB. MGP is killin it. I have this happen all the time. Underwhelmed with the first pour and then the following night its off the charts. Tonite is off the charts.

 

Not good. Your 1st post moved me off my pining for a $100 13 yr JM since I’ve got multiple $17 OE 101s. Now I’m back in the pine trees. :lol:

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FasterHorses
2 hours ago, CUfan99 said:

 

Not good. Your 1st post moved me off my pining for a $100 13 yr JM since I’ve got multiple $17 OE 101s. Now I’m back in the pine trees. :lol:

I dont want to steer ya wrong but the first night i was regretting my purchase, the second night i was trying to make sure i can get another.

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Richnimrod
5 hours ago, dboland said:

Sorry, I should have been more specific - I meant cola as a general taste and clovey like the clove spice. Whereas some bourbons described as tasting like cola are often cherry cola or have more dark fruit flavor, this to me is less fruit and more baking spice. 

 

I suppose the closest soda brand that matches the profile would be Hansen's.

DUH!   I should have guessed that (obvious) reference to cloves!   😲     What a moron!       I will fall back upon my traditional excuse... I'm old and getting soft in the head!  😆

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dboland
1 hour ago, Richnimrod said:

DUH!   I should have guessed that (obvious) reference to cloves!   😲     What a moron!       I will fall back upon my traditional excuse... I'm old and getting soft in the head!  😆

LOL, nah, and after re-reading what I wrote I realized that it's not inconceivable that Clovey Cola is out there.

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WhiskeyBlender
On 1/29/2020 at 5:00 AM, mal00768 said:

Batch 13 I think. 
 

Evaporating as in disappearing quicker than expected. :P Perhaps my wife is taking sips behind my back.

Ah, @mal00768got it! Sorry, yesterday my brain automatically went to wondering whether it had more volatiles than usual, or to some other technical problem. 

 

Sorry to hear about that high evaporation rate! 😜 Glad it was enjoyed though. 

 

Cheers,

Nancy

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smokinjoe

The Maker’s Cask Strength holds its own against ECBP, Stagg Jr., and other more talked about barrel proofers, for my tastes.  The by-design mild finish of regular Maker’s, which may be the biggest complaint of that whiskey by many, is certainly amped up nicely at the higher proof.   Fully flavored and with a bit more juiciness from this CS, too.  A fine and welcome mind salve at the end of a hyperkinetic but fruitful day.  :)

 

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WhiskeyBlender
20 hours ago, FasterHorses said:

JM SB. MGP is killin it. I have this happen all the time. Underwhelmed with the first pour and then the following night its off the charts. Tonite is off the charts.

 

@FasterHorses, I don't know why it is, but with almost every brand of bourbon that uses MPG, not just JM, the first pour is usually underwhelming. For whatever reason, the bottle needs a little oxygen contact before it really comes alive. Glad you're enjoying that bottle! 

 

Meanwhile, after working with malt whisky all day, I'm starting cocktail hour with blood orange and my birthday bottle of Elijah Craig barrel strength batch C918, as well as a side of it neat. I'm a little embarrassed to say that I'm just now discovering how delicious EC is, but I can't seem to get enough of it now, and I'm really putting a hurtin' on this bottle! 

 

Cheers, 
Nancy

 

 

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fishnbowljoe
1 hour ago, WhiskeyBlender said:

Ah, @mal00768got it! Sorry, yesterday my brain automatically went to wondering whether it had more volatiles than usual, or to some other technical problem. 

 

Sorry to hear about that high evaporation rate! 😜 Glad it was enjoyed though. 

 

Cheers,

Nancy

FYI, a number of us on the sight struggle with CRS disease. There’s a slight possibility that your difficulties might be associated with that. 🤔 I’d expound on this a bit more, but I forgot what CRS stands for.  😃

 

Biba! Joe

 

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GeeTen
2 hours ago, fishnbowljoe said:

FYI, a number of us on the sight struggle with CRS disease. There’s a slight possibility that your difficulties might be associated with that. 🤔 I’d expound on this a bit more, but I forgot what CRS stands for.  😃

 

Biba! Joe

 

 

CRS = Can't remember stupid?  🤣

 

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FasterHorses
2 hours ago, WhiskeyBlender said:

@FasterHorses, I don't know why it is, but with almost every brand of bourbon that uses MPG, not just JM, the first pour is usually underwhelming. For whatever reason, the bottle needs a little oxygen contact before it really comes alive. Glad you're enjoying that bottle! 

 

Meanwhile, after working with malt whisky all day, I'm starting cocktail hour with blood orange and my birthday bottle of Elijah Craig barrel strength batch C918, as well as a side of it neat. I'm a little embarrassed to say that I'm just now discovering how delicious EC is, but I can't seem to get enough of it now, and I'm really putting a hurtin' on this bottle! 

 

Cheers, 
Nancy

 

 

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Looks fantastic Nancy. 

Also about the MGP.. i think i relayed the exact experience with my Chattanooga SB.  Weird but im glad it ends well. 
 

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flahute
3 hours ago, WhiskeyBlender said:

@FasterHorses, I don't know why it is, but with almost every brand of bourbon that uses MPG, not just JM, the first pour is usually underwhelming. For whatever reason, the bottle needs a little oxygen contact before it really comes alive. Glad you're enjoying that bottle! 

 

Meanwhile, after working with malt whisky all day, I'm starting cocktail hour with blood orange and my birthday bottle of Elijah Craig barrel strength batch C918, as well as a side of it neat. I'm a little embarrassed to say that I'm just now discovering how delicious EC is, but I can't seem to get enough of it now, and I'm really putting a hurtin' on this bottle! 

 

Cheers, 
Nancy

 

 

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So jealous of your sitting outside weather for this time of year. I have ECBP's going all the way back to the second release so we'll add that to the list of what you get to try when you are in Seattle.

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HoustonNit
Is this better than the current small batch?  My understanding was it was just the bottle changed from being too similar to Woodford Reserve?


My understanding was it was the name “Reserve” that was too similar to Woodford and not the bottling. I’m sure someone here that’s more certain can chime in.

I was gifted one of those Total Wine bottles recently of Barton distillation. I think it was in between Barton and 1792 in age and at 95 proof. My last experience with Barton was a few years back and not pleasant but I kind of liked this TW bottle. I think I’ll be on the look out for a 1792.
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Wedelstaedt

Turkey Thursday. Enjoying a nice glass of WT101.   

 

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GeeTen

At an Old Boys Rugby drink-up last night, Blanton's (duh!).  After driving carefully back home, ER10 Wegman's SiB pick (Barrell #57) - a caramel BOMB! 

 

"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't." 😅

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Bob_Loblaw

What a night! 
 

3x SBS of Weller Full Proof store picks. 
 

The Blaum is a Founder’s Stash 12 year 120pf. This is bottle 34/34 from the barrel. Dark in color, deep and rich MGP nose and loads of layers on the palate.  Truly Magnificent, and I saved half my pour for the end.  

 

Then had pours of ‘18 EH4G, a Blaum 11 year pick, some Turkey 101 8yr, ‘16 OFBB, Litchfield Distillery (more cask strength MGP), WP 10 year Rye, a very good W107 pick, the 13 yr Dickel BiB. Maybe a few more. The Dickel was the only real dud, very VL. The minerality just doesn’t do it for me. 
 

I brought Larceny BP, ECBP C919, a non store pick WFP, and the final sips from a honey JD Barrel, but I didn’t drink those since they were all my bottles. We also had 6 or so ER picks that we never even got to. Can’t go back down the Proof ladder!


Finished with the Blaum. Other great pours were offered (AY50, WLW, PVW15) but at this point my palate was pretty shot and I was not sober enough to truly appreciate them. 
 

TGIF my head is fuzzy.  
 

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