ISO Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

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  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,659
    What happened? Did everyone find Jesus? Cracked a bottle of Woodford Rye tonight. Much better than the regular woodford. Went well with a Liga Privada #9 and Yield.
    Pittsburgh 1998 • Pittsburgh 2006 • 2012 Isle Of Wight Festival • 2012 Made In America Festival • Baltimore 2013 • Seattle 2013 •
    St. Paul 2014 • Mexico City 2015 • Philadelphia II 2016 • Ottawa 2016
  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 786
    RS151862 said:

    What happened? Did everyone find Jesus? Cracked a bottle of Woodford Rye tonight. Much better than the regular woodford. Went well with a Liga Privada #9 and Yield.

    Liga #9...nice...my usual go to (although, with bourbon, my pick of late has been Drew Estate's MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured)
    ...So much talk it makes no sense at all...
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,659

    RS151862 said:

    What happened? Did everyone find Jesus? Cracked a bottle of Woodford Rye tonight. Much better than the regular woodford. Went well with a Liga Privada #9 and Yield.

    Liga #9...nice...my usual go to (although, with bourbon, my pick of late has been Drew Estate's MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured)
    Have you had the Templeton Rye 6 year? Is it worth the price tag or stick with the Michter's. grabbed a MUWAT Kentucky fire cured today, first time I've had one and definitely enjoying it.
    Pittsburgh 1998 • Pittsburgh 2006 • 2012 Isle Of Wight Festival • 2012 Made In America Festival • Baltimore 2013 • Seattle 2013 •
    St. Paul 2014 • Mexico City 2015 • Philadelphia II 2016 • Ottawa 2016
  • BRAIN0FJAYBRAIN0FJAY Charleston, WV Posts: 786
    RS151862 said:

    RS151862 said:

    What happened? Did everyone find Jesus? Cracked a bottle of Woodford Rye tonight. Much better than the regular woodford. Went well with a Liga Privada #9 and Yield.

    Liga #9...nice...my usual go to (although, with bourbon, my pick of late has been Drew Estate's MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured)
    Have you had the Templeton Rye 6 year? Is it worth the price tag or stick with the Michter's. grabbed a MUWAT Kentucky fire cured today, first time I've had one and definitely enjoying it.
    I haven't had the Templeton Rye, yet. Michter's products are solid, but I have a hard time not saying keep exploring and trying different ones...I do...and I have "too many" bourbons now, as if there is such a thing. As far as ryes go, I had a pour of Rittenhouse Rye the other night and it was quite solid.

    Glad you liked the MUWAT Fire Cured...it has a flavor that one is either going to like or not like and I was reluctant to recommend it, but it is a damn good bourbon stogie.
    ...So much talk it makes no sense at all...
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    Eddie is playing bourbon fest....
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  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,659
    edited April 19

    RS151862 said:

    RS151862 said:

    What happened? Did everyone find Jesus? Cracked a bottle of Woodford Rye tonight. Much better than the regular woodford. Went well with a Liga Privada #9 and Yield.

    Liga #9...nice...my usual go to (although, with bourbon, my pick of late has been Drew Estate's MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured)
    Have you had the Templeton Rye 6 year? Is it worth the price tag or stick with the Michter's. grabbed a MUWAT Kentucky fire cured today, first time I've had one and definitely enjoying it.
    I haven't had the Templeton Rye, yet. Michter's products are solid, but I have a hard time not saying keep exploring and trying different ones...I do...and I have "too many" bourbons now, as if there is such a thing. As far as ryes go, I had a pour of Rittenhouse Rye the other night and it was quite solid.

    Glad you liked the MUWAT Fire Cured...it has a flavor that one is either going to like or not like and I was reluctant to recommend it, but it is a damn good bourbon stogie.
    The MUWAT was fantastic. Drew Estates never misses, and I'm always open to other suggestions. I folded and bought the Templeton it was solid. Same mash as Michters so if you like one you'll like the other. You're not the first to recommend Ruttenhouse but I never see it on the shelf so I'll keep looking. I'm not opposed to having too many open bottles in the house.
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    St. Paul 2014 • Mexico City 2015 • Philadelphia II 2016 • Ottawa 2016
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 7,989
    Last chance.

    If you are serious and want a bottle of 20yo Pappy let me know.
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,250
    edited April 19

    I wish this juice would make its way north of the border. I'm really enjoying it.
    Post edited by DavidD on
  • RS151862 said:

    What happened? Did everyone find Jesus? Cracked a bottle of Woodford Rye tonight. Much better than the regular woodford. Went well with a Liga Privada #9 and Yield.

    Basil Hayden just released its Rye here in Illinois last month. I have to say I thought it was quite quaffable with the right amount of spice to sweetness for my tastes.

    Vedict: I like it!


  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,385
    edited April 20
    Good thread!
    I know this is a bourbon thread, but where's the Scotch love??
    I prefer a more subtle and mellow flavour profile and I have always found bourbons to be a little bold, even to the point of oversweetness when compared to a smooth Scotch. Bourbon is great for a nice introspective glass, but if I am by the fire and going to be sipping to the point of real buzzzz, give me some Glenlivet every time. It's widely available, fairly priced, and reliably delicious.
    I had a good friend who devoted entirely too much of his relatively meager salary to getting the hardest to find and most expensive whiskey. He laid hands on a Pappy in '10 and was mildly disappointed with it. I didn't shell out a paycheck for it so I thought it was great, but I wouldn't spend like that just for the exclusivity.
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  • KC2917KC2917 Posts: 703
    rgambs said:

    Good thread!
    I know this is a bourbon thread, but where's the Scotch love??

    Take your scotch and get the fuck outta here!!! This is a bourbon thread!

    Just kidding. I'm drunk, ironically on vodka tonight. And some norcos. Anyone got any blow?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 7,989
    KC2917 said:

    rgambs said:

    Good thread!
    I know this is a bourbon thread, but where's the Scotch love??

    Take your scotch and get the fuck outta here!!! This is a bourbon thread!

    Just kidding. I'm drunk, ironically on vodka tonight. And some norcos. Anyone got any blow?
    I love this, lol^!!!
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,250
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,250
    I'm enjoying the glenmorangie original and been wanting to try there Quinta Rubin.
    But give me a bottle of glenfiddich malt master edition and I'm a happy man.
    I find I'm liking the port/rum/bourbon barrle finishes. Maybe because of all the bourbons I've been drinking lately
    Next month there is a spirit of Toronto show going on and hoping to try some new stuff there.
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,250
    edited May 7
    Some new Canadian whiskey to look out for this September in liquor stores.  Same master distiller that does Blanton's bourbon. 

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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,385
    DavidD said:
    I'm enjoying the glenmorangie original and been wanting to try there Quinta Rubin. But give me a bottle of glenfiddich malt master edition and I'm a happy man. I find I'm liking the port/rum/bourbon barrle finishes. Maybe because of all the bourbons I've been drinking lately Next month there is a spirit of Toronto show going on and hoping to try some new stuff there.

    Yeah, I am not a fan of Sherry cask finishes.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,250
    Sherry finishes are a lot sweeter the the others for sure. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 7,989
    Someone buy my damn Pappy bottle!
  • EJE201EJE201 Mason, MIPosts: 318
    Someone buy my damn Pappy bottle!
    I'll buy it!! but for $200 less then you are asking haha
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    It's growing up just like me
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 7,989
    $800 is too cheap...
  • RiotZactRiotZact Posts: 4,542
    So happy to see this thread exists. I am extremely new to the bourbon game but I'm having a fun ride so far. I wanted to try it becuase I'm 95% sure I'm going to see Ed solo at The Bourbon and Beyond Fest and I didn't want to feel like a complete noob. 

    After a good amount of research I decided that I wanted to try Maker's Mark first. I learned about wheated bourbons being a little sweeter than the usual rye and Maker's is by far the most famous and readily available wheater. Plus I remember seeing commercials for it with the wax seal and always thought that was really cool. I went with a 375 ml bottle to start just in case I hated it. I won't lie, the first glass was tough, but each sip got a little easier and by the time I finished the bottle about a week later it was going down pretty smooth and I started to taste some of the flavors.

    Next I bought a bottle of Wild Turkey 101, I knew that was a little bold for a noob but I heard great things about the Wild Turkey brand but I also heard that the 81 was pretty light on flavor so I went for it. I'm having a very strange experience with this bottle so far, maybe you guys could help me understand what's going on? The first night I bought it I had 3 glasses neat, I was almost positive that I would have to add water to it becuase of the 50.5% ABV but nope, it was going down smooth and I was liking the flavor, even if I didn't quite like the rye spice flavor quite as much as the softer wheat flavor. I did start to get a little bit of a stomach ache during the 3rd glass but nothing major and the taste was still great. Then the second night I pour a glass and get nothing but alcohol burn, even in the nose I can only smell alcohol and that's after letting it sit and swirling it around a couple of times. It was painful to drink. I figured it may have been a fluke so I tried another glass a few days later and it was even worse, I even added water (a pretty good bit by the time I finished it) and nope, just tasted like watered down alcohol burn. Does it have something to do with the bottle not being as fresh as it was when I first cracked it opened? That seems far fetched considering it was only 24 hours. Is it becuase I got that little bit of a stomach ache and now my taste buds are rejecting it becuase it thinks I'll get another? I don't know, but I decided to move on from the WT bottle for now and try......

    Makers 46. Holy fuck is this stuff good. I had 2 glasses last night and I'm drinking some right now. I'm getting the same great Carmel, vanilla and oak flavors that I got from the regular makers but there's more oak and there's also some butterscotch and cherry coming through nicely. It has a perfect amount of burn for me too, it's there so that I know I'm drinking bourbon but doesn't hurt too bad like the WT101 or even the regular Makers. I can really see this continuing to be one of my favorite drinks for a long time to come. Anyone else try Maker's 46? Thoughts?

    Sorry for the long post. I'm really enjoying the bourbon experience so far and hopefully someday I'll be a full blown whiskey snob. But for now I'm just going to try to acclimate myself as much as possible before the festival so I can go there and really enjoy everything I'm paying for. Anyone else headed to Bourbon and Beyond?

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