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Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:27 pm

Thought you would like to know.

Ardbeg Nova is second!
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby Ganga » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:36 pm

What, Ardbeg isn't his favorite this year?!!? Oh, I see, it's #2. :roll:
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby Whisky1978 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:24 pm

I've never had Sazerac. Does anyone at the form have some experience with the Sazerac 18Y?
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby sku » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:33 pm

If his favorite isn't an Ardbeg, it's a Buffalo Trace. In fact, I don't think he's ever picked a number 1 that hasn't been one of those two.

I love the Saz 18. John Hansell, over at MA, thinks the most recent versions have not been as strong as the 2005 release. I've had the '05 and '06 and thought they were both great (it's the same whiskey, being held since '05 in metal tanks), but I don't think I've had '08 or '09.

Here's a blog posting about the '06: http://recenteats.blogspot.com/2007/08/ ... y-saz.html
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby Wave » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:37 pm

Whisky1978 wrote:I've never had Sazerac. Does anyone at the form have some experience with the Sazerac 18Y?

I've got an opened bottle of it (Fall, 2006) and when I first tried it just really didn't "float my boat". Still haven't been able to get much into it. Maybe I'm just not a Rye guy. :wink:


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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby Ganga » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:07 pm

Had a short IM chat with ryguy today. Miss him sorely out here.
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby p_elliott » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:13 am

He picked Jim Beam Rye rye under 10 years rye of the year I wouldn't pick it (*&%^&% of the year. You couldn't give me his book.
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby Whisky1978 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:36 am

p_elliott wrote:He picked Jim Beam Rye rye under 10 years rye of the year I wouldn't pick it (*&%^&% of the year. You couldn't give me his book.

I've finished a bottle of Jim Beam Rye last year just to try a straight rye and recognize the rye tones better in other bourbons. Rye whiskies are not my kind of whiskies I think.
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:07 am

I miss Ryguy as well. Please spend more time on here Ryan.

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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby dyami01 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:13 am

Hey that sounds interesting to me. I would love to know more about it. Can you post some pics of it.
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby p_elliott » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:54 am

Whisky1978 wrote:
p_elliott wrote:He picked Jim Beam Rye rye under 10 years rye of the year I wouldn't pick it (*&%^&% of the year. You couldn't give me his book.

I've finished a bottle of Jim Beam Rye last year just to try a straight rye and recognize the rye tones better in other bourbons. Rye whiskies are not my kind of whiskies I think.


You picked the worst stuff you can buy try a WT 101 rye or a Handy or a PVWFRR 13
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Re: Sazerac 18 is Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year

Postby borgom » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:39 am

I can't comment on the S18 but Nova 2nd? JM's just becoming irrelevant. It's a lovely whisky but come on Jim!
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