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Comments on Mike`s review of Old Potrero Single Malt

Unread postby forumadmin » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:24 am

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Unread postby sailor22 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:24 am

What proof was this? is it the older barrel proof or the current release 90 proofer?
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Re: Comments on Mike`s review of Old Potrero Single Malt

Unread postby Mike » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:48 pm

This is a bottle I have had for a while and is exactly as the picture shown on the review page. At 124 proof it is a bit 'hot'. I have it in my mind to vat this with some softer, sweeter whiskies such as Bernheim or Maker's Mark or maybe one of the Old Charter whiskies.

I have a vatting that I mentioned in another post that is composed of 1 part VW Rye, 1 part WLW Barrel proof, and 4 parts Bernheim Wheat that is just a superb whiskey. Since the VW Rye is frankly too good to be used for vatting, maybe I can add a bit of OP instead and perhaps cut the rye part to .75 instead of 1 part.

This OP is quit unique and is challenging...........but I do indeed like it for a change of pace. I have not kept up with what Mr Maytag is doing these days with his OP, does anyone know what he is offering now?
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Re: Comments on Mike`s review of Old Potrero Single Malt

Unread postby sailor22 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:28 pm

OP's current single malt offering is bottled at 90 proof. I didn't see reference to it on the label but I think they list it as their 19th century version. I didn't get any of the hotness that people describe in earlier higher proof bottleings. Most surprising was the glycerine like mouth feel and the long lingering sweetness in the finish. I thought it was an interesting counterpoint to the sharp rye and grassy nose. I was really impressed with it. I think the lower proof and perhaps the extra year or two might have smoothed the rough edges and made it a little less challenging.

I recently had an opportunity to taste the 18th century version and thought it came across sort of like Handy on steroids and not in a bad way. Working from memory I didn't think the finish was quite as sweet at the 19th.

I also have their Hotelings and while it's flavorful it's the lightest with the shortest finish of the three
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Unread postby Chipblood » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:38 am

This review is beautiful. I can imagine the flavors...I have wanted to try this since I read about it...
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