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Comments on Kendall's review of Van Winkle Special Reserve L

Unread postby forumadmin » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:07 pm

This is an automatically created topic for discussion about Kendall's review of Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B 12 year old;.
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Unread postby TNbourbon » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:07 pm

I suspect Lot B is a victim of "guilt by generation" -- those of us who enjoyed it when it was Stitzel-Weller (pre-2005) will remember the former version more positively. For example, I've never bought a version that might be from Bernheim stocks -- I've tasted it several times that way, and I KNOW that it is more tannic, oaky and astringent than the former S-W version, of which I still have a modicum (or two!). That said, the current edition is, frankly, probably better than 75% (or more) of available bourbons in the same price range. Ah, price range -- that's another problem. It seems it's $10-$12 higher than it used to be. Probably worth it if you've never had it. Probably worth it, period. But -- again -- not worth it if you're comparing it to former Stitzel-Weller Lot B. What to do, what to do?
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:34 am

Like you Tim, all my Lot-B is Stitzel Weller and I hesitate to buy the new stuff. Maybe, after I drink this stuff all up and I forget it's taste profile (nearly impossible), I'll but the Bernheim.
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