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Offline MDixon

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1110 on: July 20, 2019, 12:26:20 PM »
Fred Minnick tweeted this week:
CONFIRMED: Heaven Hill is discontinuing age statement for Virgin 7 yr 101 bourbon, mostly distributed in North Carolina. They need aged stocks for Elijah, McKenna and barrel proof products, company said. Another regional age stated product, HH Green label, is staying, they said.
https://twitter.com/FredMinnick/status/1151492895419117573

Some stores are already receiving no age statement bottles of Virgin Bourbon. Time to stock up on the aged product!!!
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« Reply #1111 on: July 24, 2019, 04:14:25 PM »
Finished off a bottle of Four Roses Small Batch Select which was nice, but for me needed a bit more complexity to make it worth the price of admission.
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« Reply #1112 on: August 08, 2019, 05:53:07 PM »
Finished off a bottle of Four Roses Small Batch Select which was nice, but for me needed a bit more complexity to make it worth the price of admission.

Have you had the barrel strength?  I had one with the high rye mashbill and it was enjoyable.
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« Reply #1113 on: August 23, 2019, 12:22:30 PM »
Yes, I've had a few variants of the Barrel Strength 4 Roses. All have been delicious.

Finished off Pikesville Rye which is a Heaven Hill product. At 50 beans it's a bit pricey, but quite delicious.
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« Reply #1114 on: August 23, 2019, 03:54:15 PM »
Yes, I've had a few variants of the Barrel Strength 4 Roses. All have been delicious.

Finished off Pikesville Rye which is a Heaven Hill product. At 50 beans it's a bit pricey, but quite delicious.

You know, I still haven't tried that.  I need to grab a bottle sometime.  They made some waves around here when they discontinued the cheap stuff which was an institution, but that was really only good for mixing.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1115 on: September 12, 2019, 11:44:48 PM »
Finished off a Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky which was quite nice. I still prefer Monkey Shoulder. Shackleton is tasty, but not complex.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1116 on: December 22, 2019, 03:04:54 AM »
We haven't hit this topic in awhile:

Finishing off a fifth of J.W.Dant BiB tonight. At $13 a fifth this one needs to find it's way to your house. A nice inexpensive Bourbon.

Recently I finished off Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey and at $40 I thought it was a bit overpriced.

We had a local Bourbon group pick of Smooth Ambler Old Scout 107 American Whiskey and at $35 it was just ok. Would not go out of my way to get another.

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey has a great story and is tasty, but it is not $60 tasty, more like $40 tasty. If you find it cheap pick it up, but at normal pricing it's not worth the coin.

1792 Full Proof has been getting press as of late and they are well deserved. At $45 it's one you should pick up if you see it on the shelf.

Working on two local Bourbon group Single Barrel picks from Old Elk. They were $62 each and one is 106 proof while the other is 108 proof. They are decidedly different and the jury is still out on whether I love them or think they might be a tad bit too sweet. These were the first two Single Barrel Old Elks to come into NC. The distiller for Old Elk was at MGP for years. It's good, just still trying to figure out if I would shell out the coin again or not. I'm on the fence.

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