Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Comments and Discussion on Whiskey Reviews found in BE.com's database

Moderators: Brewer, brendaj

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby BourbonDave » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:14 pm

Thanks!

OGDBIB and OFBB are the ones available to me. Anything else that is readily available that meets this candy like quality?
User avatar
BourbonDave
Registered User
 
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:58 am
Location: Lexington, KY

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:19 pm

I like the Sazerac Rye because it has a fruity peach with cinnimon and carmel flavor. I don't know if I would call it candy, but peach melba is pretty close. I would say if you are looking for these qualities, to check the reviews and see what the reviewer thought of the bourbon or rye and if sweet fruit or caramel seem to play a big part of the review, then you might want to check out the brand.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4048
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby bunghole » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:22 pm

I'll go ahead and toss Parker's Heritage into the ring.

It's too bad Marvin Franz doesn't post here. He has excellent tasting abilities, and could certainly make some good suggestions.
"A Kind Word Never Broke A Tooth."
User avatar
bunghole
Registered User
 
Posts: 2129
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:42 am
Location: Stuart's Draft, Virginia

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby BourbonDave » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:36 pm

I guess I'm going to have to try the OGDBIB, its about $16 here. Didn't like Basil Hayden though, and I'm worried that it will have that peppery rye dominate flavor that I don't care for. Maybe a 375 instead.

I will say that in the six months I've been reading this site, I've learned so much from all of you guys. Lots of times the reviews are right on. Thanks for all the help! :cheers:
Last edited by BourbonDave on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
BourbonDave
Registered User
 
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:58 am
Location: Lexington, KY

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:44 pm

Basil Hayden is a perfect example of how you can take a good whiskey and ruin it by diluting and filtering the product too much. Take bonded Old Grand dad and reduce the proof to 80 and it should be close to Basil Hayden, but it is not. The filtering has removed many of the desirable flavors found in Old Grand Dad and turned Basil Hayden into a tasteless product with little redeeming qualities.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4048
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby bunghole » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:11 pm

BourbonDave wrote:I will say that in the six months I've been reading this site, I've learned so much from all of you guys. Lots of times the reviews are right on. Thanks for all the help! :cheers:


You are quite welcome, Bourbon Dave! It is very unusual for a whiskey review to go into a second page, or garner as many viewers. I don't post many reviews, but I am impassioned of the whiskies that make the cut.

Linn - A Saint by Saint Paul's Definition - And That's Good Enough For Me!
"A Kind Word Never Broke A Tooth."
User avatar
bunghole
Registered User
 
Posts: 2129
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:42 am
Location: Stuart's Draft, Virginia

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby BourbonDave » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:35 pm

Linn,
What are you thoughts on OWA 107 and AAA 10yr? I pick up some of these candy-like qualities in both of these, however, they are both very different, in proof and flavor.
User avatar
BourbonDave
Registered User
 
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:58 am
Location: Lexington, KY

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby bunghole » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:02 pm

BourbonDave wrote:Linn,
What are you thoughts on OWA 107 and AAA 10yr? I pick up some of these candy-like qualities in both of these, however, they are both very different, in proof and flavor.


Well Dave,

Todays Old Weller Antique is a far cry from the original Stitzel-Weller distilled whiskey. It tastes OK, but nothing to rave about.

Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year Old used to be my life's blood back when I used to drink a bottle a day. It's very good even if a bit tannic in the finish.

Almost all Bourbons have some candy qualities somewhere. That's why Bourbon is so popular.

Linn - A Saint By Popular Demand!
Last edited by bunghole on Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"A Kind Word Never Broke A Tooth."
User avatar
bunghole
Registered User
 
Posts: 2129
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:42 am
Location: Stuart's Draft, Virginia

Re: Comments on bunghole`s review of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008

Unread postby BourbonDave » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:06 pm

I'll agree on the AAA finish. I still love it though. Very easy to drink, a nice sweetness, just wish the proof were a little higher. I've only had the current OWA, while I liked it, I don't just go back to it again and again like some of the other bourbons. Thanks again for the comments.
User avatar
BourbonDave
Registered User
 
Posts: 137
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:58 am
Location: Lexington, KY

Previous

Return to Whiskey Review Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests