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post #2536 of 2811
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I didn't do it deliberately, but found myself with much more scotch than bourbon as well. The bourbons I could get weren't that interesting, and the interesting ones are impossible to get. Meanwhile there's a treasure trove of great scotch available, with more diversity (if not absolute higher peak of quality) than you could get in bourbon-land anyway.

Shame too. I always used to direct whisk(e) novices towards bourbon because the value was so much higher. Not really the case anymore once you get past $40/bottle or so.


Thats so funny because I moved away from Scotch specifically for the value proposition of Bourbon.  Well that and I do actually prefer Bourbon.

 

Was just in the UK and delighted to find some Nikka From the Barrel @ Waitrose in Marlborough.  I love that stuff.

post #2537 of 2811
Gnatty, is that Groth Cask worth grabbing. I've been always meh on Jefferson releases but I've heard good things on that one. I waffled last week at my store at purchasing one and opted to save some Pennies for now.
post #2538 of 2811
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

Gnatty, is that Groth Cask worth grabbing. I've been always meh on Jefferson releases but I've heard good things on that one. I waffled last week at my store at purchasing one and opted to save some Pennies for now.

I would recommend it, yes. I am also meh on Jefferson as well, but this one was screaming out to me and I thought I'd throw caution to the wind and give it a shot.. In short, it's a very good whiskey, and I'd definitely buy this one again, and likely will before it disappears from shelves..
post #2539 of 2811
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

I would recommend it, yes. I am also meh on Jefferson as well, but this one was screaming out to me and I thought I'd throw caution to the wind and give it a shot.. In short, it's a very good whiskey, and I'd definitely buy this one again, and likely will before it disappears from shelves..

I'm generally not a fan of wine finished bourbons (Cortis brothers just tried and ugh....) is this a non typical wine barrel finished bourbon?
post #2540 of 2811
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

I'm generally not a fan of wine finished bourbons (Cortis brothers just tried and ugh....) is this a non typical wine barrel finished bourbon?

Well, I must confess, this is the first I've had, believe it or not, and I enjoyed it enough to buy another.. I'd buy a glass in a bar first, check it out, and see what you think, since I think I paid around 50 bucks or so, making it a slightly painful mistake if you absolutely hate it. Somehow I don't think you will though..

Edit, I was at the liquor store last night, and I guess this one was closer to 80 bucks, so yeah, if you're unsure, definitely try it out by the shot somewhere, but I think you'll like it..
Edited by gnatty8 - 9/25/15 at 4:52am
post #2541 of 2811
I tried Breckenridge this week and thought it was pretty good. Any else heard of this one?
post #2542 of 2811
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

I tried Breckenridge this week and thought it was pretty good. Any else heard of this one?



never.. is it a Kentucky bourbon??
post #2543 of 2811
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

never.. is it a Kentucky bourbon??

Per their website, "... distilled in Breckenridge, is blended with straight Bourbon Whiskeys from Kentucky and Tennesee."
post #2544 of 2811
Breck didn't impress me much, but it takes something really special to impress me. Would I be able to pick it out of a lineup with EW10, ER, or BT, probably not
post #2545 of 2811
I can't get enough four roses picks. As of late, OE recipes have been my preference over OB. This particular one was OESK. Absolutely awesome.

While people will go apeshit over BTAC and PVW this time of year, I'm more than happy with lots of these. Just getting harder to come by.

post #2546 of 2811
First time trying KC. Their write up said that it is 11 years 8 months old.
post #2547 of 2811
Interesting. Single Barrel Knob Creek.

Speaking of single barrels, I would love to try a single barrel variant of OWA. It's my favorite drinking bourbon and would like to see how a single barrel would taste relative to the retail
post #2548 of 2811
Speaking of SB: Koval Single Barrel Rye is weird. I don't like it that much. Has a very odd sweetish note.

Edit: Smells like artificial banana and tastes a bit like it. With a lingering "chemical" sweetness.
Edited by b1os - 10/22/15 at 12:42pm
post #2549 of 2811
The Koval millet whiskey is much more interesting.
post #2550 of 2811
Other rye suggestions? Picked up High West double rye. I confess I only enjoy it with a touch of water added. Not proud but find it too aggressive otherwise - haven't had this with other whiskeys to date.
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