or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bourbon. - Page 96

post #1426 of 1846


smile.gif
post #1427 of 1846
Congrats on the bottle but I just can't get myself to spring for the 23 over the 20. I just don't register the marginal utility.
post #1428 of 1846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Congrats on the bottle but I just can't get myself to spring for the 23 over the 20. I just don't register the marginal utility.

Thanks - to be honest, I would have got whatever I could find. I happened to find the 23 and it was less expensive than some of my scotch, so I was comfortable paying for it.
post #1429 of 1846
fistbump.gif
post #1430 of 1846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ty_Webb View Post

Thanks - to be honest, I would have got whatever I could find. I happened to find the 23 and it was less expensive than some of my scotch, so I was comfortable paying for it.

damn, you've got some expensive fucking scotch in your house.
post #1431 of 1846

^ This. 23 is only less expensive than scotch I am afraid to open for the possible disappointment. Above $200/bottle has got to be ridiculously good.

 

~ H

post #1432 of 1846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

^ This. 23 is only less expensive than scotch I am afraid to open for the possible disappointment. Above $200/bottle has got to be ridiculously good.

~ H

You've never struck me as someone afraid to open a bottle of scotch, iregardless (c wht i did there?) of price. I'll make you a deal, I'll open up something rare, expensive, etc. for the holidays if you do. smile.gif

On topic, I'm not a fan of the 23, I think its kind of astringent tasting. To my taste, the 15 is the best tasting and best value in the line.
post #1433 of 1846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

damn, you've got some expensive fucking scotch in your house.

I have a Laphroaig 25, a Talisker 30 and a Highland Park 30 which are more than the Pappy. Not by a lot it must be said.
post #1434 of 1846
Enjoy the 23 yo, I am sure you will like it.
post #1435 of 1846
Had a dram of 17 year Vintage Bourbon last night. Delightful for a cold and blustery winter's evening.
post #1436 of 1846
Quote:
Originally Posted by ama View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

^ This. 23 is only less expensive than scotch I am afraid to open for the possible disappointment. Above $200/bottle has got to be ridiculously good.

~ H

You've never struck me as someone afraid to open a bottle of scotch, iregardless (c wht i did there?) of price. I'll make you a deal, I'll open up something rare, expensive, etc. for the holidays if you do. smile.gif

On topic, I'm not a fan of the 23, I think its kind of astringent tasting. To my taste, the 15 is the best tasting and best value in the line.

 

Well, my income sort of precludes it. I am just a humble engineer after all. I do love to collect, but am afraid that if I fall in love with something expensive, rare, and amazing, it will be gone too soon, or a thousand other excuses. I don't drink that much, so I am also very unlikely to have many $150+ bottles open at any one time ($125-150 is my limit for spirits for general consumption), mainly because I just don't drink often enough to justify it. I think there are three open right now: Old Rare Malts Mortlach 22, Godet 1970 cognac, and Rittenhouse 25 rye. Plus, there are few people in my circle who really enjoy a good dram -- most people I know would much prefer a beer (which is fine, I just don't have anyone to share whisky with). So, I usually drink with my father, which is actually very nice, but rare, and we don't drink a lot. I may have three or four sealed scotches and cognacs at that price level, and I'm sorry to say they will probably stay that way until I polish off the open bottles.

 

I am even worse with wine, because a bottle shot at one shot as it were. I have very few bottles over $100, and almost all of them are Sauternes, because I sort of collect that stuff for reasons I don't entirely understand -- I find Sauternes very compelling.

 

Well, I will be graduating law school in May, and my gf will also be finishing grad school then, so there will be an excuse to celebrate! I promised myself to finally buy a bottle of d'Yquem for that most solemn of occasions.

 

~ H

post #1437 of 1846
Picked up this Jefferson's, pretty nice, a bit caramely

post #1438 of 1846
Figured I'd revive this epic thread with an interesting announcement from Buffalo Trace:

https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/sites/default/files/Stagg%20Jr%20Introduced%20by%20BTD%20REV%207-12-13.pdf

Stagg Jr. Bourbon release, younger version of GTS. Several batches will be released annually, MSRP is $50 per 750 mL bottle.

I never had the GTS, may start with Stagg Jr.
post #1439 of 1846
^^^^^^^^^^^^

Huh. I'm intrigued.

And speaking of those seasonal releases, I just saw a bottle of barrel proof Parker's Heritage Collection 2013 edition on the shelf at my liquor store. Anyone know if it's worth the purchase?
post #1440 of 1846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ahriman4891 View Post

Figured I'd revive this epic thread with an interesting announcement from Buffalo Trace:

https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/sites/default/files/Stagg%20Jr%20Introduced%20by%20BTD%20REV%207-12-13.pdf

Stagg Jr. Bourbon release, younger version of GTS. Several batches will be released annually, MSRP is $50 per 750 mL bottle.

I never had the GTS, may start with Stagg Jr.

Interesting. Stagg is so darn woody that a little less age might be very nice. I like the wood, I admit, but only rarely.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home