Everybody has their own opinion and mine is that good bourbons shouldn't sit on a shelf collecting dust, they should be shared with equally good friends. With a recent acquisition of a sample of Old Fitzgerald 15 and an unopened bottle, let's go!.
(Tasting takes place at 6:30pm Sept 13).
Old Weller Antique 107
- Buffalo Trace Distillery
- 107 Proof
- $50 Retail
- NAS, believed to aged 6 to 8 years
- Sweet and unusual floral notes and coupled with vanilla. The taste is very well balanced with sweet fruit notes, strong vanilla undertone and sharp spicy tones, with a cinnamon finish.
Old Fitzgerald 15 Bottled in Bond
- Heaven Hill Distillery
- 100 Proof
- $150 Retail
- Aged 15 years
- 75% corn, 20% wheat, 5% malted barley
- Starts with the spices that were in the nose but becomes soft and gentle with honey and cake notes. Vanilla and oak follow with a delicious caramel tail.
Boone County Cask Strength Single Barrel
- Boone County (sourced from MGP)
- OHLQ pick BCW025
- 118 Proof
- $100 Retail
- Aged 7 years
- 51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley
- Mild nose and hints of vanilla and candied oak, sweet with slight caramel and butterscotch notes. Smooth finish.
Maker's Mark 46
- Maker's Mark
- 94 Proof
- $40 Retail
- NAS, around 6 years
- 70% corn, 16% wheat, 14% malted barley
- Very intense flavors; a big crescendo of wood blending perfectly with deep, complex and rich notes of vanilla and caramel
- ASW Distillery
- 90 Proof
- Batch 4
- $40 Retail
- NAS, suspected 2 to 4 years
- Marriage of MGP wheated (51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley) and double pot still ASW high-malt (55% corn, 45% malts of rye, wheat, oats, and barley)
- Bursting with toffee, honey, and green apple, with wonderful baking spices on the finish