Whiskey can we talk about whiskey?

Discussion in 'Whiskey, Wine & Other Booze' started by backfat, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. PrinceCasual

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    That's beautiful!

    When I saw the sealed tax strip I immediately thought "Don't open that! It's gotta be worth..."

    Wrong line of thought completely. You should definitely open that, what a way to commemorate two loved ones. You ~should~ put some in some sample bottles to share with others. Spread the wealth and that would yield you some cool stuff as anyone remotely familiar with SW would love to get a pour. Thanks for sharing, very cool!
     
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  2. sherm1016

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    2016 Elliot’s Select. Very drinkable at 117.2 proof.
     
  3. auracom

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    as with most of the Single Barrel LE's, this is one of those bottles i didn't chase, tried a sample months later and thoroughly enjoyed, and kicked myself. older OESK seems more enjoyable on its own rather than in a blend.
     
  4. CheapBeerBuzz

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    I liked this release a good deal more than the Al Young 50th Anniversary release.

    That looks like a bar I have been to in Boulder, CO but I am sure I am just seeing things. I did a double take and realized it looks similar but has very different woodwork...
     
  5. sherm1016

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    Minneapolis.
     
  6. boutbeer

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    West End has the taps on the bar side. One of my local stops.
     
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  7. CheapBeerBuzz

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    That’s the spot! West End Tavern has a fantastic bourbon/rye selection and a fantastic burger. Happy hour is pretty great there too. Soon...soon...
     
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  8. Digita7693

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    Bring some whisky to Belgium?:)
     
  9. boutbeer

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    You'd be more impressed by Japango down the street (if you like sushi). It has the best Japanese whisky selection in CO. They usually have VW and BTAC for slightly less than ridiculous prices, not to mention Yama Sherry.
     
  10. Thevicster

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    Opened, decanted, imbibed,

    Lost profitzzzz????

    Incredible tasting. The decanter felt full and it was, looks like nothing was lost to time over 45 years...


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  11. Ratman

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  12. sherm1016

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    Another good man down...
     
  13. sacrelicio

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    Killed my Blanton's tonight, ECBP running low, other bottles dwindling...need to grab some new juice. Anything new on shelves worth grabbing?
     
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  14. sacrelicio

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    Butcher?
     
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  15. sherm1016

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    Yep.
     
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  16. Thevicster

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    All gone.

    It seems many don't, but I love this bourbon.


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  17. sherm1016

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    It was time to open a new bottle from the cabinet. I decided to go with this, which I brought back from Tokyo a few years back.

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    Super smooth, some good peat/smoke, but still has that nice sweetness I get from the othe Japanese whiskies I’ve had, nice fruity black cherry. Worth the price of admission. I think I paid 15000 JP¥.

    For relaxing times, make it Suntory Time.
     
  18. Compton25

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    1972 Beam’s Choice. Aged 8yrs - 86 proof. Subdued nose of cherry and mint. First taste is a heavy spice that reminds me of OWA and some of the 4R recipes, followed by leather and oak. Finishes with a faint caramel sweetness and cloying thick mouthfeel.

    This isn’t unicorn tears but for the price and history behind it, it’s definitely a solid pour.

    Side note: Lead test came back inconclusive. Sampling a smaller pour while waiting on another test kit to come in. Research I’ve done on the ceramic decanters is if positive, no more than a pour every few months.. 6 months to be safe. Will update when the new test kit comes in, assuming I don’t wake up blind.
     
  19. BusinessSloth

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    I SMELL NEW SHOES
     
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  20. Max

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    LOOK AT ALL THE BOURBONS I HAVEZ. still don’t know how I still have this much of this. altho I did only just open it last week.

    so. much. caramel.