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I de-barreled the GT Distillery brew that was given to me over Christmas. As noted above, it came clear and 126 proof. Put in the barrel on 12/25/12/ Sat until last Saturday (2/9/13)...sooo roughly 6-7 weeks of barrel aging.
I don't remember tasting it before it was put in the barrel, but to my suprise it is actually a scotch.
I'm glad I pulled it when I did. The previous posters comments are right on about how much flavor it can take. I had a small glass and frankly it scares me. I will probably dilute it to fill the bottle which is about 2/3+ full to take it down in proof. It's hot, deep amber color, and tastes very strongly of grain.
Can't say that I enjoyed it.
Another review. Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve Irish Whiskey.
Got it as a gift last weekend. Amazing bourbon like Irish whiskey. Very dark, toffee, get it if you can.
The Wild Turkey Russels Reserve 10 is really good for the ~$50 price point. Just finished my bottle.
That's disappointing to hear ): Sorry it didn't turn out great.. Maybe you can dilute it into something drinkable.
I'm not much of a single malt scotch guy. I reminded me of some single malts I've had and hated.
Somebody may think its great.
This post was edited by Spartytruth 14 months ago
Yes it is very good.
I meant to post this the other day but 247 wouldn't let me link to three sites at once...
Truman Cox, Lead Chemist(read: Master Blender) of Buffalo Trace for almost 7 years and Master Distiller of A. Smith Bowman passed away last week at the age of just 44. He was an incredibly intelligent, passionate and fun guy by all accounts who was a role model to several of my colleagues. Pick up a bottle and pour an extra glass in honor of our dear departed...
I will indeed hoist for Truman, such a young age to go.
Tuebor, question what is that in your profile pic?
Pulled the cork on a bottle of Woodford Double Oak when we got back from the game last night, richer in color and mellower in flavor than the standard Woodford. If the price doesn't scare you away it is a very nice pour.
Alright, lot's of people giving lots of love to Woodford over these 10 pages, including myself somewhere on this board from months back... Here's a dirty 'insider' secret...
Old Forester & Woodford Reserve are both brands owned by Brown-Forman. They both have the exact same mashbill - 72% corn, 18% rye & 10% malted barley - and employ the exact same yeast.
Woodford Reserve is made & aged at the Woodford Distillery in Versailles, KY. Old Forester is made at the Brown-Forman Distillery in Shively, KY and aged at both Versailles and Shively.
When you go on a tour of the Woodford distillery they show you three alembic stills and make you believe that every drop of your standard Woodford Reserve is made this way. This is not false; that spirit will indeed become Woodford. What they do not tell you is that that spirit made there comprises a very, very small amount of each bottle of standard Woodford Reserve. The vast majority is Old Forester blended in from Shively. (This is an extremely common practice in 'macro'-whiskeys).
Old Forester is about $18 and 86 proof. Woodford Reserve is about $35 and 90.4 proof. In general, it's assumed OF is aged 4+ years while WR is 6+, though both do not carry age statements so as an enthusiast you cannot give them the benefit of trust anymore.
Fact is, you can judge a knowledgeable whiskey drinker by the 'bottom shelf, cheaper plastic screw-top' bourbons they drink, not the overpriced bottles everyone knows about... Nothing wrong with the more expensive stuff and often times it is indeed superior. But often times the price difference is insulting when you know how little of the bottle is superior, and how much is actually Old Overholt(hint hint).
This post was edited by TUEBOR 14 months ago
$45 for Woodford Reserve? You are being ripped off...$34.95 a fifth in Virginia. Double-oaked is $49.95, and never seen this one but MC Four Wood is $99.90.
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
I suppose I was looking at the Derby editions. Let's call it $35.
It is delicious
bump for Old Gran-Dad 114 which, despite the price, turned out to be a very enjoyable pour.
Don't post poop!
Old Grand Dad 114 is young Basil Haydens... Basil Haydens is 8 year old Old Grand Dad 114.
Woodford is nice but I've been imbibing Old Carter 8 these last six months. No complaints.
Are you saying it's equal or better to Woodford or that you are not complaining that it's inferior but cost less? I'm honestly curious.
Good value for the cost? The old grandad 114
This post was edited by Jfaspen 14 months ago
If you're at the bar or a party and somebody's offering...take the Woodford and drink it neat, with a little ice, or a tiny splash of soda.
But I find Old Charter 8 is smooth and delicious enough to drink neat and is sold at a good price for every day sipping.
If you're going to mix with anything thicker than sweet vermouth I'd go for cheaper on the bourbon scale, but the other RCMB high rollers might mix good stuff with anything. To each their own.
This post was edited by Diodotus 14 months ago
Old Charter 8-10 is one of the best buys for the money no question. I believe the finer barrels become Eagle Rare. If you can find Old Charter 10 Year/Ancient Age 10 Year(not to be confused with "10 Star!"), buy it every time. You're drinking older Buffalo Trace for half the price...
Nice spicy front end but very drinkable for a 100+
Evan Williams is a good choice for a high ball.
Ancient Ancient Age is what you are looking for.
Ancient Age - 3 years
Ancient 10 star - 6 years
Ancient ancient Age - 10 years
This "Gasoline Shortage" is getting serious. Maybe the folks at Maker's Mark can come up with an innovative solution.
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