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Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby Mike » Sun May 23, 2010 10:01 pm

Tonight I pulled out my bottle of 17 YO Eagle Rare 90 proof straight bourbon whiskey and commenced to enjoy its nose most to distraction. It has a delicately sweet floral and fruity nose that almost makes you forget about drinking it............but not quite. Still, I passed the glass under my nose back and to many times cause the aromas are really seductive in their power.

No, y'all, I still ain't even yet took a sip. Time lets go of more orange and leather aromas. I am thinking of splashing a bit under my arms in the morning before I go to the YMCA and see do those young women pay me a bit more attention than they usual do..........but then my wife would be saying she don't know that old fool smelling of bourbon. Coming to my good senses now, I know that I ain't gone spare any of this stuff to see can I draw off any flighty birds. Besides a 68 year old man ort to act his own part.

I'm still asmelling, but here I go now, I'm gone take a sip...............watch me now, watch me!!

Perfect soft sweetness, controlled rye bite...........controlled by the oak dryness. For the life of me I cannot lay my hands (or my mind) on what it is in older bourbons and oak barrels that sometimes makes them so good. There is a lightness in them so that they almost slip across the palate. Then there is a soft and deeply penetrating set of flavors that both taunt and please, tempt and tease. There is a great satisfaction, but one that also leaves a longing.

This, like all great bourbons, is feminine in character, lodging itself in your very soul. The essence of it is to remain just out of reach, but always revealing just enough of itself to keep you in its thrall

I stop now before this beauty takes me deeper into dangerous places.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby Martian » Tue May 25, 2010 6:03 pm

Old Grandad 114 over ice. The melting ice tames it a bit and yet retains most of the flavor. An excellent warm weather refresher.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby Burbonsipper » Tue May 25, 2010 11:30 pm

I've been drinking Wild Turkey 8 year old, on the rocks, or mixed with Buffalo Trace-neat.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby vince » Wed May 26, 2010 8:50 am

I have taken up one of Mike's previous posts and am comparing Old Forester Signature with Woodford Reserve. I have sipped both neat over the last two evenings. I think WR is a superior bourbon. IMHO it offers a little more complexity although I think both are superb bourbons.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby PaulO » Wed May 26, 2010 4:32 pm

I picked up some Rebel Yell out of curiosity, because it is wheated. Is it the same juice as Old Fitzgerald (but lower proof)? I have also enjoyed some Old Charter 8y.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby Clayton » Thu May 27, 2010 7:33 am

I got a bottle of OGD BIB recently and although I'm not exactly breaking new ground here I think it is a really great drink and if bought in the US an absolute steal, if I lived in the US I think this would be my "daily" or "house" pour. So moreish, I drank half the bottle in no time (paid the Piper next morning though!!). Really love it, top stuff.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby woody » Thu May 27, 2010 10:17 pm

Elijah Craig, and WTRB. Both mighty tasty.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby kyoung » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:11 pm

First post.....

Started with a Buffalo Trace then WT 101.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby vince » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:51 am

Last night I had some Old Forester Signature followed by Pure Kentucky. Great contrast in bourbons
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby tbertram » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:53 am

New here (but not to bourbon), first post.

Tonight it's Booker's. I like the super high-proofers but Booker's can still be a little daunting. Sure does mellow nicely in the glass, though.

Nice site y'all have here. Looking forward to hanging out with you all.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby p_elliott » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:09 am

tbertram wrote:New here (but not to bourbon), first post.

Tonight it's Booker's. I like the super high-proofers but Booker's can still be a little daunting. Sure does mellow nicely in the glass, though.

Nice site y'all have here. Looking forward to hanging out with you all.


Welcome to the site, I like Booker's as well. You should try the BTAC if you like high proof stuff. I hope you enjoy your stay here, post often, ask questions, post your opinions and have fun.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby ggilbertva » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:22 pm

Doing some bizness at home so sippin on some RR101 then moving on to an OWA. Drinkin while workin makes work less of a chore.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby Mack » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:39 am

WT 8yr or Bookers. almost out of WTRB - hopefully I can get a fresh supply on my vacation at the end of the month.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby Mike » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:15 pm

In honor of Gary Gillman's review of the 23 YO Rittenhouse Rye, I am sipping some 21 YO Rittenhouse.

A wonderfully soft nose for a straight rye whiskey.........the 100 proof alcohol is coy and the fruity and spicy rye aromas are warming up in the background. The first sip is mildly sweet........then the zingy spice brings the mid-palate to full attention for a warm minute...........then the thick sweet plasters the back of the throat............and for a finale the spice dances its way through the back of the mouth and down the gullet.

A sophisticated, rich, fruity/spicy drink that is almost delicate for a straight rye. First rate stuff.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evening)?

Unread postby bunghole » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:33 pm

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2000. Barrel # 589. Barreled on 12-01-2000, and bottled on 05-03-2010. Excellent whiskey to be sure! I really like this years' expression. Very tasty - even mystical. Wonderful nose - walnuts and nugat. Buttery finish that is unusual in any bourbon. A unique pour that is unlike any Evan Williams before. Try some.

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