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Just picked up a bottle of Laird's Apple Brandy 100 proof, but just noticed it's no longer bonded WTF??? doh

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Ok a quick Google-fu shows that due to surging demand Laird reserve stock were depleted and had to blend multiple vintages - therefore can't be legally designated "Bottled in Bond."
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Was at a friend's house last night who claimed he had a "Mystery Bourbon" that we would love. Had an impromptu blind tasting of:

Blanton's
Knob Creek
1792 Ridgemont
Mystery Bourbon

Hands down everyone preferred the Mystery Bourbon. Turns out the Mystery Bourbon was Wild Turkey 101 - was pleasantly surprised and kinda impressed. Last time I had WT 101 was probably college...may have to rethink that now.
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Was at a friend's house last night who claimed he had a "Mystery Bourbon" that we would love. Had an impromptu blind tasting of:

Blanton's
Knob Creek
1792 Ridgemont
Mystery Bourbon

Hands down everyone preferred the Mystery Bourbon. Turns out the Mystery Bourbon was Wild Turkey 101 - was pleasantly surprised and kinda impressed. Last time I had WT 101 was probably college...may have to rethink that now.


Was there a general reason for the preference?
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Was at a friend's house last night who claimed he had a "Mystery Bourbon" that we would love. Had an impromptu blind tasting of:

Blanton's
Knob Creek
1792 Ridgemont
Mystery Bourbon

Hands down everyone preferred the Mystery Bourbon. Turns out the Mystery Bourbon was Wild Turkey 101 - was pleasantly surprised and kinda impressed. Last time I had WT 101 was probably college...may have to rethink that now.


Was there a general reason for the preference?


ThistlinTom it was kind of an eye opener. For me it was the nose of honey, vanilla, and dried fruit. Palate was heavy rye, cinnamon spice, and brown sugar. A well balanced whiskey. I take mine neat, but if you're not used to a hot whiskey, add a teaspoon of water. Or let it sit for a bit. It was a real shocker, as I used to associate WT 101 with plonk.

In order of preference:

Wild Turkey 101
Blanton's
Knob Creek
1792 Ridgemont

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Added note: My go to sippers are Four Roses Single Barrel and Booker's. I'd score WT101 is a couple of points below them. But I think it will make an excellent "double-duty" Bourbon - good for both cocktails and sipping. Plus the price is right.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Our trading desk gets a bottle of bourbon every Friday. Instead this week they got a bottle of Wisers Hopped Canadian Whisky. - I can't remember when I last drunk such a foul thing. Made me pine for cheap college bar rail whisky.

Forced me break open a bottle of Lagavulin Distillers Edition to fight the dry heaves.


Hops in Whisky? bleh. Was something broken with Whisky that needed to be fixed???
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by EB Wine:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Appleton Estate 30 year


Their 21 year is the best rum I've ever had, though I haven't tried the 30 (or 50, for that matter).

i hope to try their 50 on thurs. the 30 was amazing.


I've never been able to find any of these locally. Extremely jealous.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by EB Wine:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Appleton Estate 30 year


Their 21 year is the best rum I've ever had, though I haven't tried the 30 (or 50, for that matter).

i hope to try their 50 on thurs. the 30 was amazing.


I've never been able to find any of these locally. Extremely jealous.

Will be at the estate for a tour on Thursday- I will post the prices of the 30&50. Happy to ship to you if price works for you.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by EB Wine:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Appleton Estate 30 year


Their 21 year is the best rum I've ever had, though I haven't tried the 30 (or 50, for that matter).

i hope to try their 50 on thurs. the 30 was amazing.


I've never been able to find any of these locally. Extremely jealous.

Will be at the estate for a tour on Thursday- I will post the prices of the 30&50. Happy to ship to you if price works for you.


Thanks TPE, I may take you up on that. Thanksgiving at Appleton - now that's a holiday. Cool
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Picked up a handle of Wild Turkey 101. Will be making plenty of Old Fashioneds in the near future Smile


As one my "spirit guides", I picked this up and also found it quite good and can't beat the price. Just so others don't think we're crazy, HERE is a link to a bourbon blog that came to the same conclusion (WT review at the bottom).
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Originally posted by vinole:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Picked up a handle of Wild Turkey 101. Will be making plenty of Old Fashioneds in the near future Smile


As one my "spirit guides", I picked this up and also found it quite good and can't beat the price. Just so others don't think we're crazy, HERE is a link to a bourbon blog that came to the same conclusion (WT review at the bottom).


Absolutely! My friend hooked me up on the WT101 bandwagon a couple weeks ago (I haven't had it since college). Had a blind tasting which WT101 unanimously was the winner vs Blanton's, Knob Creek, and 1792 Ridgemont. It's a steal.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by EB Wine:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Appleton Estate 30 year


Their 21 year is the best rum I've ever had, though I haven't tried the 30 (or 50, for that matter).

i hope to try their 50 on thurs. the 30 was amazing.


I've never been able to find any of these locally. Extremely jealous.

Will be at the estate for a tour on Thursday- I will post the prices of the 30&50. Happy to ship to you if price works for you.


Thanks TPE, I may take you up on that. Thanksgiving at Appleton - now that's a holiday. Cool

Hi EB Wine- the Appleton rums at the estate had a pretty high VATT (value added tourista tax). The 21 was $253, the 30 was $877 and the 50 was $2280. In contrast, I bought a bottle at the hotel gift shop of the 30 to drink throughout the week and it was $760. I will check at the DFS when departing if pricing is more reasonable.
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Originally posted by vinole:
For any bourbon drinkers in S FL, I just picked up Knob Creek Single Barrel 120 proof for $32 and Angel's Envy for $33 at Crown that runs through Sunday. Normally sells for low to mid 40's around here.


Wow that's a great deal! Love both these bourbons, especially the KCSB. But haven't had any of the post-Lincoln batches of AE.

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