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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.   

 

Cheers

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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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CardsandBourbon

Some 15 year old KC SiB while watching my U of L Cardinals women's basketball team whoop up on the Fighting Irish.

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Phil T

Just pulled the OESO off the bar so I can bring the remains to Btown. As per the rules, this was opened and poured. 

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smokinjoe

Went into this bottle with tempered expectations, and coming out blown away.  This whiskey is beyond fantastic, and solidly in my wheelhouse.  First, the color is outrageously dark, and it pours thick and juicy.  On sipping, the interplay and give-and-take of the age and oak influence with the candy sweetness of the wheat, is just gorgeous.  Perfectly in time rhythm as they each take their turn to step forward to shine.  The nose is nice, but in no way prepared me for the oak and candy train that flows over my palate.  Even the finish carries this through.  As I think more of this, it’s as if this whiskey took the best of the caramelly burnt sugar notes of the barrels along with the best of the chewy oaky notes of it with each season, and the result is damn near perfection.  Must have been a pretty good Master Distiller who laid this one down back in 2004.  🙂 Call me Wowed.  

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Old Dusty

I’ll have what @smokinjoe is having just 11 years younger. Mine is a bit rough and grain forward. But at less than $20 out the door I intend  it to replace the Old Fitz BIB as a cocktail workhorse. Think it will do well  in that capacity. 0E75C323-3900-47FB-A22D-46A856DAE558.thumb.jpeg.4ab92158e93a4604c7b48f103d08434e.jpeg

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StarSurfer55

Had a bit of larceny earlier today. switching to rum as I am ready to. Head for the islands for the weekend brisket goes on the grill tonight for an overnight cook. We are going to have brisket tomorrow while watching ford vs Ferrari. 

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1 hour ago, smokinjoe said:

Went into this bottle with tempered expectations, and coming out blown away.  This whiskey is beyond fantastic, and solidly in my wheelhouse.  First, the color is outrageously dark, and it pours thick and juicy.  On sipping, the interplay and give-and-take of the age and oak influence with the candy sweetness of the wheat, is just gorgeous.  Perfectly in time rhythm as they each take their turn to step forward to shine.  The nose is nice, but in no way prepared me for the oak and candy train that flows over my palate.  Even the finish carries this through.  As I think more of this, it’s as if this whiskey took the best of the caramelly burnt sugar notes of the barrels along with the best of the chewy oaky notes of it with each season, and the result is damn near perfection.  Must have been a pretty good Master Distiller who laid this one down back in 2004.  🙂 Call me Wowed.  

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@smokinjoe, seeing your post made me want to pull my bottle of Old Fitz 15 yr out and have a little out on the deck, since it almost hit 70 degrees today. 

 

I couldn't agree more with you about the "candy train" on the palate. Now that my bottle has been opened for a few weeks and has a little oxidation on it, I'm also getting some aromatic pipe tobacco with Port notes, in addition to the caramel/burnt sugar notes, a just a touch of barrel spice, with some nougat. Since I'm not usually a wheat fan, I continue to be surprised and amazed at how much I'm loving this bottle. 

 

Here's to you good Sir, and may you enjoy your pour or two (or three) of the OF 15 this evening! 

 

Cheers,

Nancy

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MM818

It’s an Elijah Friday night!

 

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FasterHorses
10 hours ago, Bob_Loblaw said:

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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Madness. You celebrating Brexit? Sounds like a fantastic night. The color on that Blaum...

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smokinjoe
2 hours ago, WhiskeyBlender said:

@smokinjoe, seeing your post made me want to pull my bottle of Old Fitz 15 yr out and have a little out on the deck, since it almost hit 70 degrees today. 

 

I couldn't agree more with you about the "candy train" on the palate. Now that my bottle has been opened for a few weeks and has a little oxidation on it, I'm also getting some aromatic pipe tobacco with Port notes, in addition to the caramel/burnt sugar notes, a just a touch of barrel spice, with some nougat. Since I'm not usually a wheat fan, I continue to be surprised and amazed at how much I'm loving this bottle. 

 

Here's to you good Sir, and may you enjoy your pour or two (or three) of the OF 15 this evening! 

 

Cheers,

Nancy

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And, wishing you even more enjoyment on your pours this evening, ma’am!  Looks like a beautiful set up your way.  My “exceeds expectations” experiences on low budget bottles are always gratifying.  But, to get the same gratifying experience on a bottle at the price of this bottle...is priceless.  😁

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The Black Tot

Clearly I need to have a pour of this year's OF BiB... 

 

I don't remember being blown away by the first release. But every batch is different!

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Wedelstaedt

Started off with a heavy pour of WT101, onto RRSIB now.  Close call. The NCF makes the difference.  

 

Cheers 

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Richnimrod
6 hours ago, The Black Tot said:

Clearly I need to have a pour of this year's OF BiB... 

 

I don't remember being blown away by the first release. But every batch is different!

Word to the wise, your take on the first of these decanters in about right; but this one (15-yr.) is several steps up and is (maybe) worth the cheddar.    It really is all that Smokinjoe said, and maybe even a little more.

That first one wasn't as good as the old VOFitz 12-yr. from 10-years ago and back.

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dboland

FRSB then Stagg Jr. Batch 12 last night. I am coming to the conclusion that Stagg Jr. doesn't do it for me. I have tried proofing it down and it never reaches a point of balance for my palate, yet it smells fantastic to me and I love GTS.

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fosmith
8 hours ago, Wedelstaedt said:

Started off with a heavy pour of WT101, onto RRSIB now.  Close call. The NCF makes the difference.  

 

Cheers 

This ^^^.  But since RRSiB is 3x the price, I rarely buy it...

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marshall9779

WTRB followed by Stagg JR batch 13 last night.
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CUfan99
18 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Went into this bottle with tempered expectations, and coming out blown away.  This whiskey is beyond fantastic, and solidly in my wheelhouse.  First, the color is outrageously dark, and it pours thick and juicy.  On sipping, the interplay and give-and-take of the age and oak influence with the candy sweetness of the wheat, is just gorgeous.  Perfectly in time rhythm as they each take their turn to step forward to shine.  The nose is nice, but in no way prepared me for the oak and candy train that flows over my palate.  Even the finish carries this through.  As I think more of this, it’s as if this whiskey took the best of the caramelly burnt sugar notes of the barrels along with the best of the chewy oaky notes of it with each season, and the result is damn near perfection.  Must have been a pretty good Master Distiller who laid this one down back in 2004.  🙂 Call me Wowed.  

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I was reading your post without a view of the bottle thinking “please be Rebel Yell 100, please”. But it was something expensive and hard to find of course lol.  Cheers to ya!

18 hours ago, Old Dusty said:

I’ll have what @smokinjoe is having just 11 years younger. Mine is a bit rough and grain forward. But at less than $20 out the door I intend  it to replace the Old Fitz BIB as a cocktail workhorse. Think it will do well  in that capacity. 0E75C323-3900-47FB-A22D-46A856DAE558.thumb.jpeg.4ab92158e93a4604c7b48f103d08434e.jpeg

It was funny seeing this post follow joe’s. :o

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Mako254

Tasting table for supper club tonight. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old Dusty

Coincidence of opening and posting. Thought it was timely since both are HH wheated distillate. I’m very glad to read Joe’s (and Nancy’s) opinions on the OF15, as I have one unopened.  reply to @CUfan99 

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ThomasGazelle

Starting off with Maker’s Mark Cask Strength while rewatching Season One of Narcos Mexico before the new season comes out next week. 

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Clueby

I known it's not bourbon. I'm really not sure wth it is! It's actually not terrible for $7.50 for a liter.  I just hope I don't go blind.

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