The Bourbon (and other whiskeys) Thread

LeVeL

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I'm going to crack open my bottle of Blanton's in two weeks, I'll post back with my impressions.
Interesting bourbon. The nose makes you think it's 120 proof when it's not - nothing interesting. The taste is a bit all over the place - keeps going back and forth between strong alcohol and the rich deep sweetness that you expect from a good bourbon. It's a bit strange but in the end you end up spending several minutes processing the complex notes that remain on your tongue and gums. Quite enjoyable!
 

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I am not a bourbon or whiskey guy but my sister had me try Jamesons Stout and it was pretty good.

The picture is her whiskey/bourbon cabinet.
 

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I am not a bourbon or whiskey guy but my sister had me try Jamesons Stout and it was pretty good.

The picture is her whiskey/bourbon cabinet.
Your sister has good taste!

In other news, my Dad was able to find three bottles up in CT that are hard to find here in Florida, so in a week, I'll be adding a bottle of Blanton's, Weller Antique 107, and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B19 batch in my hands. Right now, I'm sipping on some Whistlepig Piggyback (felt like something sweeter after starting with some Woodford Double-Oaked, but I'll finish up with some Eagle Rare.

I was able to get a barrel select of the Woodford Double-Oaked for my dad as a surprise; he really likes the bitter and coffee notes.
 

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I have some Nikka Coffey Grain and Hibiki in my near future, aka tonight.

Haven't had any Kikori in a while, though, even though it's effectively my favorite. Moto trip to the liquor store might be in order.
 

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Ooh, looking forward to your thoughts on the hibiki and the coffey. We've finished both of ours :)sadpanda:).
 

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Oh gotcha!!

Oh speaking of which, is it me, or as Blanton's been really hard to come by this year? I've not been the most vigilant about shipments as I should be, but I swear, anytime a store gets a shipment, the bottles are all sold out within two hours of opening. Has anyone noticed the same thing?
 

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Any thoughts on Kavalan? I’ve been curious about it for some time, but never bought any because my current inventory is going to last me for years.
 

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Oh gotcha!!

Oh speaking of which, is it me, or as Blanton's been really hard to come by this year? I've not been the most vigilant about shipments as I should be, but I swear, anytime a store gets a shipment, the bottles are all sold out within two hours of opening. Has anyone noticed the same thing?
Yep, not very easy to find Blanton's. To be honest though I find it just ok so I don't go out of my way looking for it.
 

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Any thoughts on Kavalan? I’ve been curious about it for some time, but never bought any because my current inventory is going to last me for years.
Ooh, highly recommend the Kavalan. We've had their King Car Conductor, Solist, Concertmaster etc. I usually go for anything in their sherry oak.

Yep, not very easy to find Blanton's. To be honest though I find it just ok so I don't go out of my way looking for it.
Cool! Ugh, I'm not sure if it's a marketing ploy, but I've been needing to replace our bottle. I have not been able to find it easily but I wasn't sure if it was the same outside the state. *cue angry panda noises*
 
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