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A hefty pour of Blanton’s while at a hot springs resort in Alaska for vacation   It is a perfect time of the year to be here at the resort. 
 

 

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21 minutes ago, Radioyada said:

A hefty pour of Blanton’s while at a hot springs resort in Alaska for vacation   It is a perfect time of the year to be here at the resort. 
 

 

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Tell me that's not spilled bourbon around your glass.  "Oh the humanity."

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4 minutes ago, CardsandBourbon said:

Tell me that's not spilled bourbon around your glass.  "Oh the humanity."

It actually is. The pourer (not me) poured it too fast and had a little splash out.  She knew nothing about what it was except for “it has a horse on top”.

 

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3 minutes ago, Radioyada said:

It actually is. The pourer (not me) poured it too fast and had a little splash out.  She knew nothing about what it was except for “it has a horse on top”.

 

Did she give you the stink eye for licking the bar top?

 

 

 

 

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Just now, lemonman said:

Did she give you the stink eye for licking the bar top?

 

 

 

 

Nope. I would never do that at a public bar for Blanton’s, but at home that is a different story.   I was just surprised to see a bottle of Blanton’s here in the middle of nowhere. 

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In East Tennessee on a biz trip, and my hotel bottle for tonight is the 4R Small Batch Select.  Delicious.  Funny, my first bottle a couple years ago didn’t light my fire, but this is the 3rd since, and these have all been really good.  The great thing about this hotel (actually lots of great things about it…one of my favorite hotels anywhere) is that there is a well appointed liquor store a block away.  So, happy to grab the Nikka From the Barrel along with it.  😋

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Cracked this RR pick. Warehouse K floor 4. Checked my open bottle stash and no Ks currently. 

The nose is gentle and fruity (wife got apricot) with minimal heat. I also get a bit of artificial candy shell that I’ve always associated with dusty bourbon. The palate is an orange fruit explosion with apricot, pear, baked apples and a bit of brown sugar sweetness. Surprisingly soft and does not at all feel like a 110 proof pour. The finish is on the short side with lots of brown sugar. The heat then makes itself known with a nice warming hug. 
 

One thing I love about WT is that they seem to rotate the Warehouses for SiB picks every year which allows for a wonderfully diverse RRSiB portfolio. 

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After taking 9 hrs to complete a job around the house that should have taken 1 hr, I’m rewarding myself with a nice pour of RR13. 🥃

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1 hour ago, smokinjoe said:

In East Tennessee on a biz trip, and my hotel bottle for tonight is the 4R Small Batch Select.  Delicious.  Funny, my first bottle a couple years ago didn’t light my fire, but this is the 3rd since, and these have all been really good.  The great thing about this hotel (actually lots of great things about it…one of my favorite hotels anywhere) is that there is a well appointed liquor store a block away.  So, happy to grab the Nikka From the Barrel along with it.  😋

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I used to have a rocks glass like that but I left it in the last hotel I stayed in.

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2 minutes ago, mbroo5880i said:

I used to have a rocks glass like that but I left it in the last hotel I stayed in.

They’re incredibly durable.  I dropped mine on the tile floor, and not a scratch!  But, I probably won’t pocket this one on the way out tomorrow…😁

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Drinking a beer at the hotel bar, waiting for my burger, and here sits this bottle staring at me.  What?  I look like I need this?!?!  😂. $12.  Generally, not a toasted barrel fan, as I find them rather artificial sweetener/saccharine like.  This is much better than most, however.  The sweetness is lightly marshmallow-y, not overdone, and certainly not artificial tasting.  

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 Sipping a little New Riff BiB, while the tubes heat up, and I view the New World Pygmies on youtube.

Not too shabby.

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3 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

In East Tennessee on a biz trip, and my hotel bottle for tonight is the 4R Small Batch Select.  Delicious.  Funny, my first bottle a couple years ago didn’t light my fire, but this is the 3rd since, and these have all been really good.  The great thing about this hotel (actually lots of great things about it…one of my favorite hotels anywhere) is that there is a well appointed liquor store a block away.  So, happy to grab the Nikka From the Barrel along with it.  😋

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One more of the many reasons why we are brothers. My first bottle of this was meh and ever since then I've absolutely loved it.

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Most of you know that I develop a major sweet tooth at Christmas which prompts me to turn to the wheaters this time of year.

I fortunately have a deep bunker of the RY10yr's and I brought one up at Thanksgiving. I am putting a MAJOR hurting on this bottle.

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22 minutes ago, flahute said:

One more of the many reasons why we are brothers. My first bottle of this was meh and ever since then I've absolutely loved it.

 

Not sure if I can join the club.  when 4 roses 1st came back on the shelves I liked it okay but not excited like other people.  Then I bought Mariage 1st ed 2008? and turned completely around, but mariage is just not fair.

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Moved on to the second store pick. This one comes in about 9.8 years and if I recall correctly was 121 pf so pretty much cask strength. 
 

I’ll call this one classic Beam. Caramel, vanilla and a slight nuttiness on the nose and palate. The proof is quite evident but not exactly harsh/rough like I find Bookers. Finish medium to long with dark sugars and a bit of oak. 


Similar to the younger ECSmB I enjoy these 9 yr KC picks. They are bright, sweet and very approachable. Do I miss that oak backbone?Absolutely, but it’s an entirely different style. However, the one thing that I do find lacking vs the older bottles is the viscosity or oily ness that I feel like only comes with age.

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4 hours ago, Kjbarth said:

After taking 9 hrs to complete a job around the house that should have taken 1 hr, I’m rewarding myself with a nice pour of RR13. 🥃

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Haha we’ve all been there.  Somehow changing out the toilet handle, and bathroom fan ended up requiring four trips to Home Depot.

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4 hours ago, mbroo5880i said:

I used to have a rocks glass like that but I left it in the last hotel I stayed in.

I love it!

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4 hours ago, FasterHorses said:

How do they do that at 6 yrs? Incredible

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behold the magic of rye.

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Probably one of the better expressions of the brand extension IMO…

Im mostly working on eliminating them from my shelf now.


 

@Clueby is probably getting the rest of the full proof as a super secret gift, but he doesn’t know it yet 🤫 🤫🤫

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