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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #285 on: July 10, 2014, 05:40:27 PM »
I only drink whiskeys that start with the name Old.

Old Crow?
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #286 on: July 10, 2014, 09:21:29 PM »
Old Ballsack...
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #287 on: July 11, 2014, 03:17:23 AM »
Old Leg Humper, no wait, that's a porter...


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #288 on: July 11, 2014, 04:45:13 AM »
I did recently buy a bottle of Old Medley 12 Year Bourbon. ;)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #289 on: July 11, 2014, 07:48:20 AM »
Old Ballsack...

I'm going to ask for that one next time I'm at the store.

I did a little research on Old Crow and apparently it was the stuff to drink way way back in the day.  Now it's just young watered down Jim Beam, which sounds horrid.  And it's apparently marketed (who knew?) along with Old Overholt and Old Grand Dad as "the Olds."

This is making me reconsider keeping a bottle of Old Overholt in the cabinet...
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #290 on: July 11, 2014, 09:59:24 AM »
Old Crow is not watered down Jim Beam. It's just not aged as long, so not as much of a oak flavor as Jim Beam. From what I can gather Jim Beam makes the 3 Olds.

"the current Old Crow product uses the same mash and yeast bill as Jim Beam, but is aged for a shorter period of time and mixed to a more lenient taste profile before bottling."

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #291 on: July 11, 2014, 10:03:42 AM »
"mixed to a more lenient taste profile before bottling."

I read this as "watered down." But that may just be my interpretation.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #292 on: July 11, 2014, 08:25:55 PM »
Whenever I see a bottle of Old Grand Dad I get George Thorogood stuck in my head. Not a bad soundtrack for my Friday night...
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #293 on: July 12, 2014, 07:26:02 AM »
"mixed to a more lenient taste profile before bottling."

I read this as "watered down." But that may just be my interpretation.

Mine too.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #294 on: July 13, 2014, 12:36:28 PM »
Whenever I see a bottle of Old Grand Dad I get George Thorogood stuck in my head. Not a bad soundtrack for my Friday night...

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #295 on: July 24, 2014, 04:29:04 AM »
Had the opportunity to have Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel 2013 last night and it was divine. There was a little over an ounce left so I drained the bottle at the bar. I think the price point was 90 beans at the store if you could find it. I believe the 2014 version is $100 or more.

I also had the Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye which was also quite divine.
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I think it went for about a hundred and it also seems to be difficult to find.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #296 on: July 25, 2014, 07:01:56 PM »
I have a bottle of Russel's Reserve 10 year in the queue, if I like it I might have to try the Rare Breed, or if I can find the RB at a bar I will try it there.

Russel's Reserve is ok, sandalwood and cedar with a slight bit of nail polish when neat. A little more subdued over ice.  A solid meh considering I can find better for the same or less.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #297 on: July 29, 2014, 02:05:25 PM »
Might want to check on who really made what you are drinking.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #298 on: July 29, 2014, 05:05:45 PM »
Pretty sure most rye comes from Indiana.  And pretty much all of the small brands are sourcing their whiskey from somewhere else, even if they do blend it or age it themselves.  Smooth Ambler, Hi West, pretty much anything by Kentuck Bourbon Distillers is sourced elsewhere.

As these brands get older, a lot of them will actually have their own juice in the bottles.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #299 on: July 29, 2014, 08:47:11 PM »
It can be a little tough for a start up distillery to get funding: no return for years if product is sourced and made correctly in new site, with no previous stock to sell early on
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