The Whiskey Thread
Posted 05 December 2015 - 08:40 PM
Posted 06 December 2015 - 07:49 AM
Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:12 PM
zero burn on the pappy 15--a super nice version of Old Weller Antique. when people talk about a bourbon being 'young', you'll know it if you try OWA side by side with pappy 15.
WLW tastes nothing like what I've had from the pappy/weller line, and I can't tell if it's due to the proof, or what. it's REALLY good, but just weirded me out.
GTS '15 was great, honestly couldn't tell the difference between it and the '13 GTS. I suspect the year distinction is just bullshit.
Van Winkle Rye was very good, but in no situation would I ever pick it over pappy 15. surprisingly, it goes for $100+ more on the secondary. I don't have anything much to say about the taste, other than it seems similar to sazerac rye (baby saz).
anyway, it's nice to now be able to say I've had some more of the highly sought after bourbons. hard to imagine myself ever paying secondary prices for any of them.
Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:35 PM
Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:37 AM
Posted 27 December 2015 - 08:10 AM
Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:49 PM
he's going to market now, and I think his angle is that people will pay a little more now that the prime hunting season is over. he's right, but he has been servicing what is probably $4-5k in whiskey credit card debt for a few months now. he was super loose with his buying standards, so on quite a few bottles, shipping is going to crush him. I would be surprised if he can squeeze more than $1k profit out of his inventory.
I look at this behavior, and obviously this supports what scram has been saying. I also can't help but compare what he's doing to what I did in college--focus on a hobby at the expense of something way more impactful to the bottom line.
Posted 10 January 2016 - 06:56 AM
Posted 20 January 2016 - 04:38 PM
Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:16 PM
Elijah Craig announced that they are dropping the age statement on their 12yr. I honestly had never tried it, which is an oversight considering how cheap it is.
Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:48 PM
I really don't like the EC I bought; you're not missing out on anything IMO.
Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:31 AM
tldr there are a number of legally enforced phrases/terms, but single barrel, small batch, barrel proof, barrel number listing, etc. are not.
Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:51 AM
Posted 21 January 2016 - 06:12 AM
Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:11 PM
Got some of this. 108 proof. A nice burn, lots of flavor, really opened up after the ice melted. Pretty enjoyable for $35.
Posted 28 April 2016 - 02:32 PM
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year "Lot B"
Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 year
Any good? Do I have to man up and drink these straight or can I mix 'em?
Posted 28 April 2016 - 04:11 PM
Lot B is a phenomenal bourbon, all around. No alcohol burn whatsoever. I would not mix it with anything but water / ice. Spend some time just smelling your pour--it's ridiculous.
I don't know your brother, but some bourbon people react very negatively to any mixing at all. Just as a reference point, the bottles are worth about $400 apiece on the secondary market. I know it's not overly relevant, etc.
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