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What Bourbon Are You Drinking Today (Summer 2020)


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Happy Birthday to me, I'm friggin' seventy, Opening this BTAC, Now makes good sense to me.

Celebrated a long awaited promotion last night.  

Before and after dinner pours of Eagle Rare last night on a very balmy evening here in the SF Bay Area.  I've really been enjoying ER lately.  Lots of flavor and complexity for "only" 90 proof.  You c

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I've had this bottle WR double Oakes for more than 2 years, and it's always just been me. Well today that butterscotch note is just singing. This is following a pour of 4RYL. 

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Finishing up with a GBS EC 12 “Inaugural Barrel”.  That cherry note keeps hitting.  ?

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5 hours ago, GeeTen said:

FRYL straight from the freezer after another 90+ degree day in a very appropriate glass.   ?

 

 

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4 hours ago, Mattk said:

Me too

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Attaboys.

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Drinking some Kentucky Owl Confiscated. (Quick point of clarification before Big Rich busts my balls - this was a gift). It has a strong resemblance to OF100. OF100 to me deviates from the typical OF/BF house style. I really like it. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some Turkey in there as well. 

Overall I like it. Wouldn't pay for it myself but am happy to have it. KY Owl is overpriced and overplayed but I have to give credit to the blenders on these expressions.

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8 hours ago, flahute said:

Drinking some Kentucky Owl Contradiction. (Quick point of clarification before Big Rich busts my balls - this was a gift). It has a strong resemblance to OF100. OF100 to me deviates from the typical OF/BF house style. I really like it. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some Turkey in there as well. 

Overall I like it. Wouldn't pay for it myself but am happy to have it. KY Owl is overpriced and overplayed but I have to give credit to the blenders on these expressions.

Now why would you think that I would do such a thing? ?

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9 hours ago, flahute said:

Kentucky Owl Contradiction

Do you mean Confiscated?  Or are you thinking of Smooth Ambler Contradiction.  

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50 minutes ago, fosmith said:

Do you mean Confiscated?  Or are you thinking of Smooth Ambler Contradiction.  

Whoops! You are correct, I meant Confiscated.

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3 hours ago, IamMatt said:

I knida feel like I am supposed to report in everyday...

Yeah, but with bourbon.

Try again til you get it right!

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fishnbowljoe

I’m having a couple of pours of a ps Old Forester SB this evening. ?


Biba! Joe

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Wedelstaedt

Enjoying a smallish pour of 1792 FP PS.  Glad to have a back up. 

 

Cheers

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13 hours ago, yobber76 said:

I finished off a batch of Poor Man's Pappy and mixed a new batch.

Uh...we call that The SB Blend in these parts my friend.  It was never intended to replicate Pappy.  It was an approximation of the old discontinued Weller Centennial. 

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On 7/30/2020 at 7:57 AM, flahute said:

Whoops! You are correct, I meant Confiscated.

Those darn "C" words are Confusing... :D

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2 hours ago, BigRich said:

Uh...we call that The SB Blend in these parts my friend.  It was never intended to replicate Pappy.  It was an approximation of the old discontinued Weller Centennial. 

Either way, I like the taste.

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Little sip of Henry Mckenna 10 I just picked up. I'm starting to think I should have just got the 1792 BiB I originally went to get... or another bottle of OG114 instead. 

It reminds me a lot of WSR, but I think WSR beats it. 

 

Curiously got the best of me. I'm human!

It's early on, but as of now $39 was too much. 

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24 minutes ago, Tulse said:

Little sip of Henry Mckenna 10 I just picked up. I'm starting to think I should have just got the 1792 BiB I originally went to get... or another bottle of OG114 instead. 

It reminds me a lot of WSR, but I think WSR beats it. 

 

Curiously got the best of me. I'm human!

It's early on, but as of now $39 was too much. 


Hey, at least you learned something fairly reasonably.  :)

 

At least you didn’t pay $70-80 for it, like I’ve seen some places asking for it.

 

A lot of people come out way worse.

The key is to remember in the future, cuz your brain will try to trick you into stupid purchases again sometimes.

 

I never bought McKenna in the past, and I still don’t.  Im an Elijah Craig guy!

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Well, more display of humanity from me: I went to my other local (non-chain) grocery and saw the 1792 BIB for 31.99.  It came home. The grocery 2 miles away wanted $39.99. I'll never get booze pricing but that's neither here nor there. 

 

Yep, this is the last frenzy purchase I make. I did it with a bottle of WSR, too, at $38. Fool me twice.... But I'm happy to make it all part of the journey. 

 

BTW, ECBP B520: The price b/w the same two groceries I mentioned above --- 54.99 and 69.99. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some KC12 while watching the Mets Braves game. Now if we could only find a way to get a W.

 

 

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Started off with some HH6bib from the freezer. Man I love it this way.

 

Now sipping on some JDSiB BP.  What a fantastic pour.

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1792 BIB, followed by ECBP B520, followed by ‘18 GTS.  

 

That B20 is a rich, thick, oak and tobacco bomb full of flavor and viscosity.  
 

I challenge those who may have found it to be lacking in some way to work, just a bit, to dial  it into their sweet spot (mine is between 115-120).  
 

Why?  
 

1.  A little effort can equal great rewards, and...

 

2.  Because it (any batch, IMHO) remains one if the few truly  great values out there, in the current market.

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ET BiB to open up this evening. A late start, been visiting with The Miss & her Brother.  A nice pour to finish off an even better evening. 

 

Cheers

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