Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:03 am

Goodnight Willie, Nick

I'm going to wrap it up shortly with Blantons Gold and may well be back tomorrow evening to try a few others

Cheers
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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:20 am

Blantons Gold barrel 245 51.5% - thanks to Willie

Nose Fruity, spicy, orange marmalade, honey, vanilla, almonds

Taste Deeper, sweet/juicy/fruity at sides of mouth, dry and slightly hot in the centre/back of the tongue, wow, this one is interesting

Finish Long, flavours continue, clean as a whistle, almonds, hints of cooling mint, and orange marmalade at the end

Comment A really challenging and rewarding dram

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:23 am

Goodnight Ras (and anyone else), time for me to go to bed, catch you later

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Wave » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:17 am

Man, you guys are quite brave in tasting Georgia Moon! :o I remember drinking that swill about 20 years ago and even then I thought is was just a gimmick drink, kinda like whiskey's punk kid brother.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby cathach » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:31 am

Blanton's Gold 51.45% Barrel no. 245

Nose: Spicy, astringent

Palate: Quite odd and tart with a bit of cooking apple (??)

Finish: Again, very dry and tart

Comment: Very unusual, like drinking cider whiskey.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby cathach » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:43 am

Old Overholt Rye Whiskey 40% 4yo

Nose: Linseed, and sweat

Palate: Almost pure menthol.

Finish: Sweet and clean

Weird, not what I would have expected from a non-barley grain.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby cathach » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:54 am

Elijah Craig 18yo 45% 24-October-1989

Nose: Glue or some other solvent.

Palate: Somerwhere between liquorice and Toilet Duck

Finish: Very light and spearminty

Err...this is some really whack stuff.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby cathach » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:08 am

Buffalo Trace 45% >9yo

Nose: Again a really artificial of food additive type smell, like a newly opened packet of jelly beans

Palate: Vanilla and coco, but bitter wood tones as well

Finish: Medium dry finish.

My favourite of the lot so far.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby cathach » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:20 am

Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey <30 days old

Nose: It smells like a slurry pit.

Palate: Tastes like oily metallic vodka without the industrial ethic.

Finish: Thankfully brief.

How can you drink this (neat) and live?

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby cathach » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:24 am

Woodford Reserve 45.2% Kentucky Derby 133

Nose: Wood and citrus notes, with cocoa

Palate: Wood spice and herbal notes

Finish: Very pleasant and warming.

A redemption

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:24 pm

Maybe a new made spirit tasting for the summer?
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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:35 pm

I managed to write up some notes on a few bourbons last night. It went like this, EC12, GTS 2006, 2007 and 2008. Notes to follow. :D :D :D

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:43 pm

I started off with the EC 12, a good way to start considering the ABV of the GTS!!! :shock: :shock:

Elijah Craig 12yo

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Big and oaky with hints of maple syrup and a bit of vanilla.
Very smooth, a bit light actually, sweet with more wood evident.
Smooth but sweet lasting finish, becomes a bit drying.
Nice dram, especially for the money.
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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:02 pm

Next up was the GTS 2006 70.3%. Many thanks again to Lohssanami for this sample! :smoke: :smoke:

George T Stagg 2006 70.3%

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Sweet, honey, some vanilla, hint of tobacco, and drying oak.
This one started really sweet, then became very drying, then loads of dark fruits and a hint of licorice. Very complex!
Extremely long and lasting and very well balanced.
Very Very nice Dram!!
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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:13 pm

Next up, GTS 2007 72.4%, another animal! Thanks again Lohssanami! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

George T Stagg 2007 72.4%

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Lighter on the vanilla than the previous, less oak, but sweeter with more fruits.
Starts very smooth and sweet, but this one immediately explodes on the palate. Very drying towards the end with more vanilla.
Really hot, and even more drying than the previous years bottling.
Another very nice dram.
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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:19 pm

The last one of the evening was the GTS 2008 70.9%. :smoke:

George T Stagg 2008 70.9%

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Dark fruits, vanilla and definite wood (oak).
Very rich and sweet, quite different than the previous 2. Still loads of dry wood.
Long and rich with sweet yet dark fruits, a bit hot, but overall good balance.
I think I liked the 2006 the best out of this bunch.
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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:51 am

Cheers Sean, thanks for the extra notes!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:50 pm

Starting with a few Wild Turkeys tonight.
First one is 101 8yo 50.5%. Thanks for this one C57.
n: very herbal like Becherovka, eucaluptus, camphor, wax, pine tree, varnish, fresh cut pine tree.
p: this is very weird, an eucalyptus infused Becherovka I would say.
f: spicy, eucalyptus, the little oak disappaers too soon.
c: I wouldn't recognise this as a bourbon in a blind tasting. medicinal would be my general description. definiently one of the more extreme ones.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:06 pm

Wild Turkey 12 50.5%(101 proof)
n: vanilla and cakes right away, the herbal notes are very much covered by the sweet notes but are there. very good nose, complex, oak, kardamon, anis, eucalyptus, pine tree, resin,
p: now the herbs are back. like the herb mix you get in an indian restaurant after your meal.
f: much longer than the 8yo. like a fishermans friend
c: the higher strength makes it perfect.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:37 pm

You are right Nick the tastes are tremendous. For a moment I thought you mixed it with a bit of jagermeister or so before sending it. It might be the most interesting of the three I am tasting tonight. If I may compare I would compare this one to a young Laphroaig, different but also extreme.


Wild Turkey Rare Breed 54.1% batch #wt-3rb(thank you Treaclesponge)
n: the smelling volume is turned down quiet a bit compared to the 8 and 12yo. vanilla, raisins, bergamot, assam tea, beeswax, oak, a little rye maybe
p: herbal like Becherovka but not as strong.
f: oak, tea, eucalyptus
c: seems older than the 12yo. Not sure what to think about this one yet. the other WT's have a very strong own identity, this one a lot less.

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:45 am

Just lost my notes on the Blanton. :twisted:

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Re: Bourbon - 6 March 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby I_SPEY » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:16 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Elijah Craig 18yo, 45%, Barrel 2367, into barrel 27th Oct 1989 (Thanks to Mikeymad for this one)

Colour: Auburn
Nose: Light orange, intense linseed, some vanilla and a hint of barley sugar. The wood via the linseed dominates though.
Palate: Orange at the tip of the tongue and then a wash of intense oak all over the palate.
Finish: Oaky bitterness with occasional sweet sparkles, long and drying.
Comment: This is one for lovers of woody drams. The wood is all over it without being unpleasant. I thought the EC12 had got a bit woody, but it was the heavy spice that was making me think that. There's no real weight of spice on this one. The wood is gentle and delicate, for all its dominance.


I fully agree with you, Willie :D Thanks TS :thumbsup:


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