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

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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby RandyG » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:50 pm

Most definately like the 108 over the new batch. Wish I could find some on the shelves around here (MN).

As far as vattings go [Mike], I think the new Rare Breed will find a slot next to your MM cask strength. Another one I have had some good luck with is the Stagg Jr. These high proofers make excellent vatter's! Tried a 50/50 (or thereabouts) of Russel's Reserve Single Barrel 110 and that Stagg Junior this last weekend and was quite taken. Definately one to try again.

RG

Follow up Edit:

OK, long weekend so I tried that 50/50 or so RR & SJ mentioned above. Yep, pretty darn good. Next evening was a 50/50 or so of 112 Rare Breed and Stagg Jr. Even better. So good in fact that when I added a splash of 108 Rare Breed (a favorite of mine) towards the end of the glass, there was no change in profile. Interesting .....
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby fozzy71 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:24 pm

My fridge bottle of OGD114:BT to start with a cube, and a 4RSmB from the warm cabinet with a cube. I will be glad when these 90+ days stop tomorrow so I won't feel the nude for a cube. ETL is next on deck and it will probably get a cube as well.

Mike wrote:I have found Maker's Mark 46, or MM Cask Strength, to be essentials in my liquor cabinet. Each has serious weaknesses, but in terms of vatting, great strengths. I am drinking MM 46 (tannins to offset the sweetness, but still a poor finish), at 2/3 and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked at 1/3 to make the finish. Superb! No wayward elements, a long finish, along with what I would call the control of the subtlety that is the strength of age, or the benefit of extra oak.

As usual, I am off on a tangent. Take it for what it might be worth to you.


This post reminds me how little I vat now compared to the past. I need to get back into it and try some new concoctions with what few bottles I have left currently. It will be time to start buying again before long and my plan is to stick to cheaper bottles I have enjoyed on this bourbon journey.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby whiskey buyer » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:44 pm

I just purchased, and tried a bottle of Col. E H Taylor small batch. It is a very good bourbon. I tried it first, neat, then had some on the rocks.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby fozzy71 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:48 pm

Having some of my last OWA:W12 blend I have been savoring and 4RSmB tonight
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby RandyG » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:41 pm

Scored a couple more Rock Hill Farm's this weekend so I hit the open bottle I had been nursing along. Dang good stuff.

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Unread postby Squire » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:34 am

Good score.
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Unread postby fenderbender4 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:03 pm

whiskey buyer wrote:I just purchased, and tried a bottle of Col. E H Taylor small batch. It is a very good bourbon. I tried it first, neat, then had some on the rocks.


Honestly, my favorite out of the bunch in terms of quality-per-dollar from the EH Taylor Bourbon line. Didn't like the single barrel I had and the Barrel Proof, while good, I like Stagg Jr. more (Batch #5 and #6). So for me the EH Taylor Small Batch for less than $40 is a good one.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby fenderbender4 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:03 pm

RandyG wrote:Scored a couple more Rock Hill Farm's this weekend so I hit the open bottle I had been nursing along. Dang good stuff.

RG


RHF, so glad it's not talked about like Blanton's. I like it better and it's now cheaper than Blanton's.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby whiskey buyer » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:39 pm

Ok it is not 5 yet, but it is my day off, so I am getting ready to enjoy a pour of CEHT small batch.
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Unread postby Squire » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:50 pm

Believe I'll join 'ya.
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Unread postby Redbeard » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:57 pm

Well it is Whiskey Wednesday and I pulled out my bottle of Kirklands small batch for a second tasting. Two fingers in a large old fashion glass, a few ice cubes and after a swirl or two I again was surprised at how good this is. Not in my top ten for sure but in the top twenty.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby fenderbender4 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:11 am

whiskey buyer wrote:Ok it is not 5 yet, but it is my day off, so I am getting ready to enjoy a pour of CEHT small batch.



Love this stuff. Especially when it's on sale for like $34.99. Last night for me it was: ECBP, Rhetoric 21, IW Harper 15, RHF, 1792 Port, and 1792 Full Proof. Small pours of each.

Also (non-bourbon): Compass Box The Spice Tree & Hibiki Harmony. Harmony is kind of losing its initial appeal to me. The 12 is/was a much more interesting whiskey. I'm becoming a huge Compass Box fanboy though and The Spice Tree is simply amazing stuff. For "single malt" snobs, I pity them and their unwillingness to branch out. At the same time...more for me.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby Birdo » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:51 am

Basil Hayden. I got this bottle free from my boss for working on a special project. I like it, smooth with a nice herbal and spice flavor, short finish. Interesting and very easy to drink. Don't think I would shell out $38/750ml though.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby Bill » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:06 pm

Michter's US-1 small batch NAS bourbon. It has a distinctive cinnamon note and a nice mouthfeel. I enjoy their barrel strength rye. I'd be interested in a barrel strength bourbon if they were to release one.
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Re: Well, y'all, what you be drinking 'sevening (this evenin

Unread postby RandyG » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:46 am

Evening started off with some Knob Creek single barrel. Love this expression. It wasn't too long and I was down to less than a finger left in the glass. Rather than top it off with more 120, I picked up the Henry McKenna single barrel instead. I would guess the mix at 70% HMSB / 30% KCSB. Whatever the ratio, man oh man oh man was it good! I will definately try this one again!

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Edit: Tried this mixture a couple of times and will say it's quite exceptional. Somewhere around 65-70% McKenna and 30-35% KC 120. I suggest the vatter's out there give it a try.
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