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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #780 on: February 10, 2017, 06:22:24 pm »
Just about to finish off a fifth of Auchentoshan American Oak and it just seems rough around the edges to me. It's got a woody aroma of the oak and a spicy character as well. I'm not planning to buy it again.
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« Reply #781 on: February 12, 2017, 09:43:23 am »
I've been trying to make the rounds with the various Bottled In Bond Bourbons. Evan Williams Bottled In Bond was on sale for $14 so how could I resist. Could not make it work for me neat or over ice so I mixed up a Bourbon and Ginger (Powell & Mahoney) and it was quite good.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #782 on: February 13, 2017, 02:11:18 pm »
For the most part, I find Evan Williams to be undrinkable.  I haven't had their Bottled in Bond but their black label is terrible.

I did enjoy their single barrel, though.  So that stands out from their offerings.

As far as drinking it mixed with ginger ale (or beer), pretty much any bourbon is drinkable that way IMO.  I've had plenty of Beam and gingers, and I would not want Beam neat or over ice.
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« Reply #783 on: February 13, 2017, 02:43:33 pm »
Some just don't shine with ginger. The EW BiB reminds me of Buffalo Trace when mixed with Ginger. I will also point out I am having a BOURBON with ginger if you know what I mean.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #784 on: February 13, 2017, 02:57:49 pm »
Heard that.

I'm tempted to get the Old Grandad Bottled in Bond since you said you enjoyed it.  Saw it at Whole Foods but I don't need to pay their prices.
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« Reply #785 on: February 13, 2017, 05:00:55 pm »
I drank it neat and it was quite tasty.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #786 on: February 13, 2017, 05:10:16 pm »
I've got it on ice right now.  It starts a little hot.  Spicy.
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« Reply #787 on: February 15, 2017, 03:56:33 pm »
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #788 on: February 15, 2017, 04:03:29 pm »
I had the BIB neat last night, and then over ice.  I think it was actually better neat.  $22 at Whole Foods, so probably under $20 anywhere else.  Not bad.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #789 on: February 15, 2017, 04:42:50 pm »
It kinda grows on you and the next thing you know the fifth is empty. I'm currently waiting for it to go on sale again at NCABC where it is currently $24.

EDIT: It goes on sale again at NCABC in April for $20.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #790 on: February 23, 2017, 04:08:06 pm »
I stopped to get some OGD 114 last night. They wanted $43.99.


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« Reply #791 on: February 24, 2017, 06:15:43 am »
What!!! It's typically $25-29 when I spot it out and about.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #792 on: February 24, 2017, 02:22:51 pm »
That was the price I was looking for. Bought Willet Pot Still instead. It was on sale and the store owner said it was his favorite of all he carries. Haven't tried it yet.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #793 on: February 24, 2017, 03:17:49 pm »
Willet is good stuff.  Just made a run to Binny's and they're shelves were pretty full.  No OG 114 though.  And prices seem to keep creeping up.

I noticed they're stocking more and more of the craft/small distilleries (which are largely MGP juice) at the expense of some of the lower-end Kentucky products (VOB, Heaven Hill, etc.).  Was thinking of picking up a bottled-in-bond offering, but all they had was Evan Williams and Old Grandad (at $1 more than Whole Foods go figure).
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #794 on: February 24, 2017, 03:56:19 pm »
Evan Williams BIB is a deal at $15 for mixing, at $20 I've got other Bourbons I like better.
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