- Nov 12, 2006
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Yeah, I was both shocked and disappointed when I came to this conclusion. I bought myself a bottle of the 23 year old for Christmas in 2012. It had been sitting atop the shelf at the liquor store 1/4 mile from my house on Kingston Pike in Knoxville, gathering dust right next to the 2 bottles of 20 year old I had not yet bought, lol. Priced at $249. That was more than I wanted to pay, but I loved the 15 and 20, so splurged. It was just too damn woody and oaky and you nailed it, bitter for me. It's like there was a sweet spot between 20 and 23 years that had been crossed over. I finished it, but never tempted to buy again. Pio, I actually remember you and I burning up this thread years ago in those good old days when those bottles were still widely available. Those were the fucking days.I'm with you on that preference. I've actually found about 20 years in oak is the max and then bourbon becomes bitter. I posted here somewhere about my Orphan Barrels and that the older they get the harder they are to drink.