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Unread postby Mike » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:48 pm

Excellent reviews TN.........I always enjoy your reviews and put a lot of store in them!
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Unread postby shaggy » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:55 pm

This year's WLW Antique is the last of the Stitzel-Weller stock and boy is good stuff! Great review Tim. Right on target!
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Unread postby bourbonv » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:21 pm

Actually this is not Stitzel-Weller whiskey - that distillery closed in 1992, 14 years ago, not 12 years ago. I have tasted this year's version at the Bistro and frankly was not impressed. It had the tell-tale thinness of a Bernheim distillation and the higher proof seemed to lead to less flavor than expected. It was a decent drink of whiskey but that can be said about a lot of bottles of whiskey. I was expecting something more special. Maybe it was just their bottle and I will try it again, but I suspect that I will come to the same conclussion.
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Unread postby TNbourbon » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:17 pm

bourbonv wrote:Actually this is not Stitzel-Weller whiskey - that distillery closed in 1992, 14 years ago, not 12 years ago...


Mike, this year's Weller barrel-proof is 15+, and I've heard, second-hand, that Kris Comstock has acknowledged it IS Stitzel-Weller. Admittedly, I have not communicated with him directly about it.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:41 pm

If this is Stitzel-Weller whiskey, it is a very disappointing Stitzel-Weller whiskey. It has the thin watery flavor that I always found in Bernheim distilled wheat recipe. I will have to ask Julian what he knows - he keeps a pretty close eye on barrels from Stitzel-Weller.

Thanks for the Information, Tim.
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:55 pm

I'll ask Kris Comstock, or whoever is at the BT table, tomorrow night at the Philly Whiskeyfest. I'll keep you posted.
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Unread postby TennBourbonMan » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:55 pm

This is an excellent bourbon. I've had a weekend romance with this sucker and she grows on me with every glass. Wheaters have such a sweet, caramely softness that boosting up the spice and burn via alcohol balances out the whiskey a lot more. I personally don't care if it's Stitzel-Weller or some country boy's barn mash, this is a great pour.

But let me reiterate, a small cube of ice or a few shards of crushed ice - cools down the alcohol a bit, allows you to taste the sweetness on the palate - a good solid whiskey fellas.
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:21 am

JoeBourbon wrote:I'll ask Kris Comstock, or whoever is at the BT table, tomorrow night at the Philly Whiskeyfest. I'll keep you posted.
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According to the guys at BT, the Larue IS the last of the Stitzel-Weller whiskey being stored at BT.
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