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US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:26 am

I think you describe the BT quite well. It is very sweet and definitely very interesting. Difficult to drink more than once in a great while.
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:31 am

Returning to the Rebel Yell.

Really, comes back into focus. Peanut shells coming through. Really not that bad. Not great but still drinkable.
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:23 am

Back to the Rebel Yell. Kind of use this to set up something familiar from last night.
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:34 am

Jacob's Well Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 42%, 84 mos

Reddish amber

Nose: grainery, green grass, honey, nuts
Palate: straw, honeynut cheerios, peanut brittle
Finish: longish, nuts and honey

Enjoyable, although rough at some points of the palate.
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:41 am

Wathen's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel Eight, 47%

dark red gold

Nose: mint and cut grass, almond shells, vanilla
Palate: spring wheat, summer meadow, clarified butter
Finish: moderate, astringent mint
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:48 am

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1999 barrel 342

N: Corn, vanilla, caramel and oak char. A little banana and creme brulee.
P: Corn and vanilla. Caramel, and oak char. Simpler on the palate than on the nose.
A touch of alcohol.
F: Shortish, caramel and some alcohol. Vanilla and slightly bitter oak show up towards the end.

Not as good as I remember. Nice nose though but the palate and finish are just ok.
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:48 am

Jim Beam Black 7, 45%

dark amber

Nose: thrashed grains, oak shavings, nut shells
Palate: rye grain, peanut brittle, whipped butter on waffles
Finish: short, grainy
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:59 am

Bourbon de Luxe Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 40%

Coffee brown

Nose: greens, toffee, bbq corn husks
Palate: charred oak, green tea, sorghum
Finish: short, charred greens
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:05 am

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 43%

gold

Nose: 3 day old cut grass, pecans, bubble gum sugar dust, corn husks
Palate: bitter green herbs, coffee toffee
Finish: short to non-existant
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:11 am

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 50%

gold

Nose: dried mint leaves, pecans, grist
Palate: bitter green herbs, toffee/brittle, nuts
Finish: moderate, toffee and greens
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:23 am

Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon (for export from US - Japanese?) 40% (700 ml)

bright gold

Nose: dried basil, crushed grains, nut shells, pancakes with butter and syrup
Palate: spinach, pancakes, caramel
Finish: moderate and very sweet
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:31 am

Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 4 yo, 43%

carmel gold

Nose: cinnamon sticks-candy, grains, leafy greens, mint
Palate: turpentine and grease, cinnamon stick candy, rye
Finish: long, green and grainy
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:36 am

This concludes the test of the American whiskies for Ganga tonight. Signing off with Rebel Yell. :D
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Re: US Whiskies November 19-30, 2010

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:57 pm

Oops, missed this tasting saturday. But I had this:

Elijah Craig 12yo small batch 47%.

Plenty of oak (both charred and saw dust like), coconut, mandarin and grapefruit peels on the nose. Much the same on the palate except less coconut and more lemon than grape and some mint. Finish is really fresh with citrus, cocnut and mint at first. Then oak, vanilla and raspberries become dominant.

I've only had two bourbons before this, Jack Daniels and Jim Beam. Didn't like any of them so this was a real surprise. Can't get it at the monopoly, but could I get it at the EUR 21.75 I paid for it in Germany this could easily be my daily dram.
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