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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by tjsblue, Dec 2, 2019.
But yes, Sazarac is a definite buy at or below $30.
Also was able to get the first barrel pick for Bulleit. They modeled their distilling process to Four Roses, which you can tell from the profile of the bourbon. I would recommend it if you can find it, $53.
Goddammit. I swear to god of you guys drive up the price of my Old Granddad 114!
If this thread accomplishes nothing more than a detailed and updatable OP, as well as the return of Artoo into our folds... well men I call it a success.
And I’m sorry Daniel Ocean’s invite got lost in the mail.
I too am angry I did not get a first post callout. I should change my name back to Black Jesus
Does Bulleit actually distill and age their own juice? I know that some or all of their selections at least used to be MGP.
The owner of the store I recently friended called me to tell me he has pappy 10 or 12 he will hold for me. I’ve had the 12 never the 10. Thoughts on what I should pick?
Don't pay more than 150-200 for either
No, he is going to be fair with me. I’m not worried about that. Just don’t know if I should stick with the 12 or try the 10.
And yes they age some at the old Stitzel-Weller location right outside Louisville.
stick with 12
Why not both dot gif
Those aren’t Pappy. Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve is only 15,20 and 23.
That’s some good cunting!
This stuff is delicious. 112 proof is right in my sweet spot
Knob Creek got some hate earlier but I have some single barrel reserve that’s lovely. Tons of caramel. Got in the low 30 price point for 120 proof so a great value.
Old Granddad 114 is a solid addition to any bar. Can be sipped and can be mixed. Great price point too.
It really is a smooth sipper for the proof and a little extra punch to an old fashion
How do you guys like to drink your bourbon? Any specific glass you like to use? Neat, ice cube (round or square), stones?
Ideally glencairn with a cube or two of ice.
I virtually always drink it neat, only adding ice if I’m trying to do a full fledge review of something. I prefer a Glencairn or a Norlan, but a standard rocks glass works fine. NEAT glasses are great for nosing but awkward to actually drink from. I think whiskey stones are pretty pointless, but that’s just my personal stance and I know folks that like them.
This one is kind of fun too, but Glencairn is #1
Glencairn, generally neat or with a few drops of water. Some days I might do an ice cube.
No tag? I am sad.
I like glencairn for expensive stuff, but really enjoy drinking out of my Whiskey Peaks because they are cool as hell.
I honestly don’t understand how people wouldn’t enjoy this for the price
The boldest portion seems counterintuitive to me.
Wouldn’t the addition of ice make certain tasting notes muted?
Not reading to catch up but damn I didn’t realize there was a new thread. Glad to be here.
Kinda just wanted to use that gif.
Carry on with your poopy knob creek.
It can bring out flavors by changing the solubility of oils, etc in the bourbon. So you try neat, then with a little ice/water to see how it changes.
What do you mean by “barrel pick”? They couldn’t have been single barrels. They don’t make a single barrel bourbon and they’ve only done two single barrel ryes (at $125/bottle). All of their stuff is small batch, except those two ryes (which they don’t distribute).
I just got some 4 roses single barrel. Liked it 100xs more than the small batch.
This is the way.
I’m tasting with a buddy this weekend, thinking about trying a sub $20 or sub $25 challenge.
Heaven Hills BiB
Evan Williams BiB
Buffalo Trace or Larceny or 1792
Very Old Barton
Don’t sully Buffalo Trace’s good name by putting it on a line with Larceny and 1792.
Not quite true. There are peerless single barrel bourbon picks. I have one.
I stand corrected
Throw old charter in the mix
You’d have a little bit of trouble talking me into a barrel pick aged 4 years
Taste it neat first, get all those notes, then add a few drops of water to see if that changes anything. I usually do water over ice, but it can do the same thing. It can make a big difference in some bourbons.
If you can find the 6yr version, throw some Fighting Cock 103 in there
Got a bottle of E.H. Taylor Small Batch yesterday for $52 in Ashland, KY. Great liquor store, had a ton of somewhat hard to find bottles, will make a stop there when I go to Ashland from now on.
Giving it out as a Christmas gift to one of my sales managers
I don’t drink bourbon at all but I kind of enjoy the chase, I just give out bottles as gifts to bosses or clients.
I have two 15 yr barrel picks that are some of my favorite pour out of my cabinet. I used to have the same opinion of them but those selections changed my tune.
I have two 15 yr barrel picks that are some of my favorite pours out of my cabinet. I used to have the same opinion of them but those selections changed my tune.
Hi, yes. If you enjoy the chase and enjoy giving them out, can I be a client? Or boss, that also works too.
The owner of the store I buy from went to the distillery and selected those barrels. Also did the rye last year.