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#81 Dubey

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 05:48 PM

IE, have you tried Angel's Envy?

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 06:17 PM

it's not bad. a little overpriced for what it is.
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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:17 PM

I tried Weller 12 which was actually very good, although shamefully the only one i know from this thread. On the plus side it means I have an excuse to drink more Whiskey :icon_smile:

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:34 AM

Finished my bottle of Blanton's gold, got another one.

Also tried: Bulleitt (sp?) pretty good. A little harsher than Blanton's

Angels envy: I liked it a lot, but I kinda get why a whiskey purist wouldn't.

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:34 PM

Bulleit is, from what I've heard, contracted stuff from Four Roses. I do like it. I also liked the barrel strength release they did here, which I think was mostly just a test run for a national release.

I like Angel's Envy. I like Woodford Double Oaked, too. I just don't want to spend that much on routine basis.

Got a bottle of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof today for sub-$60. The clerk gave us a little shit about it, as if he wanted to save some for friends or regulars or something. If you want it to sit on the shelf, mark it up. Otherwise, be ready for people to network to figure out where stuff is available.

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The thing about ECBP is, because it's $60+, it sometimes doesn't sell in some places. Stagg Jr also tends to sit on the shelf due to being $50+.
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:02 PM

Got a bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (barrel 2211) today. It is really freaking good.
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Posted 11 September 2016 - 06:21 AM

how much was it? WT Rare Breed is super good value, I am probably buying a bottle of it or Eagle Rare next.
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Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:11 AM

Yeah I bought it because I like Rare Breed so much. It was $50CAD, so not outrageous but not cheap either. A bottle of non-well vodka or the like is about $35 and a nice single malt is usually about $80 for comparison sake. I think I got the RB for about $40 iirc (pretty sure I posted about it when I got it).
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Posted 11 September 2016 - 10:43 AM

Wild Turkey is kind of notorious for having higher end stuff that just isn't very special. master's keep is an example of that. gorgeous packaging though.
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:16 PM

High West and Smooth Ambler, two of the best independent smaller players, purchased by bigger players recently. Beam discontinuing Old Granddad 114, doubling the price of Booker's from $50 to $100, cutting production and allocating it.

I am very happy to see these developments. The bubble pops as soon as mid-tier bourbon starts getting as expensive as good scotch.
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Posted 18 December 2016 - 06:04 PM

Buddy won this in a raffle, got to try it tonight:
https://www.pastemag...ent-review.html

(won as in won the right to spend $400 on a bourbon basket with Buffalo Trace & Jefferson's + this)

It's ****in good.
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Posted 18 December 2016 - 08:17 PM

I have never had a chance to try it. Heard the first edition was great but nothing on the second or third. $300 MSRP is wild.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:19 AM

Tasted the following recently:

Pappy 12 year lot b (mentioned earlier in this thread)
incredible. lived up to the hype. Smoothest Bourbon I have ever tasted. Once the ice cubes melted just slightly, it was like drinking a cocktail. No burn, incredible flavour.

Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
It tastes like a very smooth Jack Daniels, but it still tastes like Jack Daniels. It was good, but too expensive to mix, and not as good on the rocks as much cheaper bourbons.

Johnny Walker Blue Label
Not really a scotch guy but this was very smooth. Most of the more expensive scotches I have tried have an overpowering smoke/peat flavour. Here it was much more subtle. I enjoyed it and would drink again, though I wouldn't pay for it.

Blanton's Straight from the barrel
Just tried a small sip of this with no ice. It's a bit much, and undrinkable (to me) neat. The 56.5% ABV hits you right in the face. I'm sure it's good watered down a bit.

Blanton's Single Barrel
A much more user-friendly experience. I know this is kind of the "Entry level" Blanton's, but it is delicious and very smooth. Not as complex as Blanton's gold, but I'd recommend this to anyone getting into Bourbon. the 40% ABV is a little more palatable neat or with ice.

Elmer T. Lee
Enjoyed this one too. Fairly sweet and very smooth.

Eagle Rare
Another good one. It's pretty expensive in Canada, seems like it's much cheaper in the USA. Haven't tried a bad one from Buffalo Trace yet.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:29 AM

Oh, I forgot I also tried:

Midwinter night's dram (rye)
regrettably (or not), I was pretty drunk when I tasted this one so my memory is a bit fuzzy. I remember finding it a bit harsh with ice after tasting some of the bourbons mentioned above. Admittedly, my drink of choice when I'm on my own coin is normally Canadian Rye Whisky and Coke, and this Rye tasted nothing like the cheap (but delicious) ryes that I am accustomed to. I'd try it again in a different mindset.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:29 AM

A great lineup. I am interested to see whether the proof on something like Pappy 15 will ruin it for you. A lot of bourbon people seem to love barrel proof stuff, but I have learned that I just don't enjoy getting blasted after a few sips.
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:26 AM

View PostInternetExplorer, on 07 March 2017 - 04:29 AM, said:

A great lineup. I am interested to see whether the proof on something like Pappy 15 will ruin it for you. A lot of bourbon people seem to love barrel proof stuff, but I have learned that I just don't enjoy getting blasted after a few sips.

What is the proof? He actually had an unopened bottle of pappy 15 there but we didn't open it. I really enjoy Blanton's gold with a few ice cubes in it and that is 52% I think.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

I'm hammered on Elmer T Lee as we speak. I started getting drunk out of a flask on the walk home from church, and have kept the party going.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

View PostDubey, on 10 March 2017 - 08:26 AM, said:

What is the proof? He actually had an unopened bottle of pappy 15 there but we didn't open it. I really enjoy Blanton's gold with a few ice cubes in it and that is 52% I think.
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