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Unread postby BourbonBalls » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:11 pm

Mike...is this what you are talking about??

If so, I can get this here in California and will brintg it!

[i][i]"Anchor Old Potrero 18th Century Style (750 ML)

Distilled in a small copper pot still from 100% rye malt and aged for one year in new uncharred oak barrels. This unique whiskey captures
the flavors of the original American grain whiskeys."
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Unread postby brendaj » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:26 pm

dgonano wrote:And if Brenda wants to come with us, she is surely welcome. We will be staying at the General Nelson .

Well, I thank you kind sir. I may just take you up on that.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:53 am

The Old Potero I was thinking of is the one from the whiskey magazine tasting last year that was aged for about 7 years. It was quite nice and I think others would enjoy trying it if you can get it.

Wednesday is fine with me if it works for the others.

Brenda, I do hope you will make it there and brig your camera (hopefully the new one you are saving for).

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Unread postby brendaj » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:45 am

Mike,
Brenda, I do hope you will make it there and brig your camera (hopefully the new one you are saving for).

I'll be there! Wouldn't miss it for anything. And, I'll bring a camera, even if I have to borrow one. Had to buy tires for the car, so the camera savings had a little setback...
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Unread postby BourbonBalls » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:54 am

OK Mike...I'll try to get that 7 year old Potero you mentioned if its available here in Los Angeles. I'd love to be able to share something others might like.

So, it sounds like the dinner is Wednesday? I'm sure you'll let us know the time etc.

AND....I'll bring my digital camera too!
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Unread postby kbuzbee » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:36 pm

bourbonv wrote:The Old Potero I was thinking of is the one from the whiskey magazine tasting last year that was aged for about 7 years.


That doesn't sound like the two commercial offering, Mike. The 18th century mentioned is only one year old (in toasted, not charred barrels) and the 19th century is 3 years in charred barrels. The new iteration of that one is 90 proof, not the 126 or whatever the origional was. It is quite good and very different from anything else I've tried.

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Unread postby BourbonBalls » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:45 pm

Chuck....

I was able to find a bottle of Old Potrero here in Calfornia for the Bourbon Bistro dinner on that Wednesday nite that I;d like everyone to sample.

The front label reads:

"125.1 proof"

"single Malt"

"Barrel strength"

"Pot Distilled"

"18th Century Style Spirit" (nothing about whiskey, or bourbon!)

"a distilled spirit produced from 100% rye malt mash, and aged in uncharred oak barrels"

"for sale only in California"

So...what is this stuff? The color is very straw . . . amazingly no color for full barrel proof

Do you know how long it was aged? I probably have shirts older than this. :)

The liquor store also had another expression of Old Petrero (at the same price) but it was 90 proof and it was called rye whiskey....

I'm anxious to try this.....see you at the festival!
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Unread postby kbuzbee » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:13 am

You have the original 1 year old 18th century expression. The 90 proof you found is 3 years old. There was also a 3 year old cask strength before the 90 came out.

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Unread postby BourbonBalls » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:35 pm

Thanks for the info Ken....

So, whats the taste profile on this?
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Unread postby kbuzbee » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:08 pm

You sure get the malted grain. It's amazingly smooth for something so young but I prefered the 3 year old at 90 (haven't tried the 3 year old at cask strength). All three of these are not (IMO) mainstream pours but something you try when you are looking for a diversion. They are unlike Bourbons or Ryes as I know them.

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Unread postby bourbonv » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:50 pm

Theversion I had at the Whisky Magazine tasting was said to be 7 yo, be these all do sound interesting an d I hope you bring them along. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Bistro.

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Unread postby kbuzbee » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:29 pm

I've never seen or heard of a 7 year old expression. That seems like it would be very good indeed.

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Unread postby dgonano » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:14 pm

I do have a three yr old straight rye distilled in 1998. So Maytag could have saved some barrels for a seven year bottling, but I have yet to see any available.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:12 am

Just received an email from Julian Van Winkle - He and Preston are going to come to the Bistro.

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Unread postby dgonano » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:18 pm

That is wonderful news. Mike, your great.

Do we have a specific time? As I mentioned, I will make arrangements with Brenda. Kathy ,Mike, Brenda and I will drive from Bardstown.
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