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Old 09-10-2008, 11:33 PM   #21
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

The Top 25 Bourbon List is amended as follows:

[center:3ad90piz]Top 25 Bourbon List[/center:3ad90piz]
1. A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 year
2. Parkerís Heritage Collection, first year, 127.4 proof
3. Vintage 23 year
4. George T. Stagg 2006, 140.6 proof
5. Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 year
6. The Classic Cask 20 year
7. Vintage 21 year
8. Booker's
9. W.L. Weller 19 year
10. Parkerís Heritage Collection, first year, 122.6 proof
11. Distiller's Masterpiece I - Cognac Finish
12. 2005 William Larue Weller, 121.9 proof
13. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2006
14. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, Lot B
15. Four Roses Single Barrel
16. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2007
17. George T. Stagg Fall 2005, 141.2 proof
18. The Classic Cask 18 year
19. George T. Stagg 2002, 137.6 proof
20. Baker's
21. George T. Stagg 2003, 142.7 proof
22. Pappy Van Winkleís Family Reserve 15 year
23. Knob Creek
24. Pure Kentucky (original 12 year)
25. Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve (original 101 proof)
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:42 AM   #22
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

Thanks for the updated list, Bloof. I see some of my favorites are still on it.

Re: Your no. 25 - Ya know, even regular ol' Wild Turkey that can be bought just about anywhere, anytime, is also 101 proof. And very tasty. Not too expensive, either.

And I've noticed that with these better bourbons you really don't taste (per se) the higher proof. I don't think it makes it harsher, or any less pleasant to drink.

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Old 10-17-2008, 09:58 PM   #23
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

The Top Ten Rye List is hereby updated, with the new No. 4.

[center:hrznmjqa]Top 10 Rye List[/center:hrznmjqa]

1. The Classic Cask 22 year
2. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (A-E bottles)
3. The Classic Cask 21 year
4. Thomas H. Handy 2007 (134.8 proof)
5. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (F-end)
6. Sazerac 18 year
7. Wild Turkey Russellís Reserve Rye
8. Old Potrero Straight Rye (90 proof)
9. Sazerac "Baby Saz"
10. Vintage 21 year
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:51 PM   #24
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

I give up!! I've tried everything I can think of to post a *&#$%@) photo to this forum and I guess I'm just too dumb to figure out how to do it!

Could one of you gentlemen out there please enlighten this poor, dumb slob as to how to go about it??

I'd really appreciate it.

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:21 AM   #25
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

The Top Ten Rye List is hereby updated, with the new No. 7.

[center:36b33bbe]Top 10 Rye List[/center:36b33bbe]

1. The Classic Cask 22 year
2. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (A-E bottles)
3. The Classic Cask 21 year
4. Thomas H. Handy 2007 (134.8 proof)
5. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (F-end)
6. Sazerac 18 year
7. Thomas H. Handy 2006 (132.7 proof)
8. Wild Turkey Russellís Reserve Rye
9. Old Potrero Straight Rye (90 proof)
10. Sazerac "Baby Saz"
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:09 PM   #26
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

The Top 25 Bourbon List is hereby updated, with the change coming at No. 14.

[center:g9id6bhh]Top 25 Bourbon List[/center:g9id6bhh]
1. A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 year
2. Parkerís Heritage Collection, first year, 127.4 proof
3. Vintage 23 year
4. George T. Stagg 2006, 140.6 proof
5. Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 year
6. The Classic Cask 20 year
7. Vintage 21 year
8. Booker's
9. W.L. Weller 19 year
10. Parkerís Heritage Collection, first year, 122.6 proof
11. Distiller's Masterpiece I - Cognac Finish
12. 2005 William Larue Weller, 121.9 proof
13. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2006
14. Jeffersonís Presidential Select 17 year
15. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, Lot B
16. Four Roses Single Barrel
17. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2007
18. George T. Stagg Fall 2005, 141.2 proof
19. The Classic Cask 18 year
20. George T. Stagg 2002, 137.6 proof
21. Baker's
22. George T. Stagg 2003, 142.7 proof
23. Pappy Van Winkleís Family Reserve 15 year
24. Knob Creek
25. Pure Kentucky (original 12 year)
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:44 PM   #27
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

Without fanfare, the Top Ten rye list is hereby amended with the change coming at No. 8.

[center:fu84rtnf]Top 10 Rye List[/center:fu84rtnf]
1. The Classic Cask 22 year
2. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (A-E bottles)
3. The Classic Cask 21 year
4. Thomas H. Handy 2007 (134.8 proof)
5. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (F-end)
6. Sazerac 18 year
7. Thomas H. Handy 2006 (132.7 proof)
8. WhistlePig 10 year
9. Wild Turkey Russellís Reserve Rye
10. Old Potrero Straight Rye (90 proof)
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:05 PM   #28
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

Bloof, have you tried any of the Makers Mark 46... ?
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:11 PM   #29
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No, but I did read about the release recently, and a review from another web site of a member who tried it. I have to say, with all the highly touted whiskeys that have failed to impress me, even those that have impressed, but failed to excite me, I won't be giving this new release a try. When Maker's Mark finally ages something to at LEAST nine, ten years old, and releases it at or above 100 proof, I might try that product. What I have discovered about the wheated bourbons I've tried through the years, is that they have to be aged to an extreme to give off flavors that I really like. The Jefferson's 17 is such an example. Had it not been aged to 17 years, it's very hard to believe that a 94 proof wheated bourbon could have impressed me. As noted, the body was still a bit light for my tastes, which is why it didn't place higher.
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Understood, I lack your finely tuned whiskey palate - I'm a work in progress.

But, it ain't awful...
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:31 PM   #31
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Nahhhhhh, not at all. I just think that perhaps my palate has been bludgeoned in to oblivion. I am perhaps a bit jaded. And remember, the best tasting whiskeys are the ones that taste best to YOU. Otherwise, it would be someone else's taste preferences.
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

Fair enough, it tastes pretty good at the moment, but I am considering a trip up Knob Creek for the weekend.

And to think, I used to consider Jack Daniels (Black) good drinking...
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:10 PM   #33
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Well, Jack Black can stay outside the door. He's teaming with America Ferrera to ridicule people who aren't on board with Obamacare.

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAA HAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

And you certainly will never go wrong, at least in my palate's opinion, by getting stuck up Knob Creek, with or without a paddle, hee, hee, heee!!!
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:39 PM   #34
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

As of February 19, 2011, the Bloofingtonian Top Ten Rye List is amended as follows.

[center:34ygsdj7]Top 10 Rye List[/center:34ygsdj7]
1. The Classic Cask 22 year
2. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (A-E bottles)
3. The Classic Cask 21 year
4. 2007 Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, 134.8 proof
5. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 year (F-? bottles)
6. Sazerac 18 year
7. 2010 Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, 126.9 proof
8. 2006 Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, 132.7 proof
9. 2009 Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, 129 proof
10. WhistlePig 10 year
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Whistlepig...?
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Yeah, fairly new product, not bad, a bit mild, light bodied, but considering the dearth of fine ryes around, it makes the Top Ten. Only the Top 8 are worth buying, and Nos. 1, 2, and perhaps 3 and 5 no longer exist. I think No. 2 is being attempted still, but being that any new bottles of No. 2 are a new age attempt to keep an old brand around, I have not heard about anything impending. I think it is still a bit to go before Mr. Van Winkle can call any new batch of rye whiskey 13 years old. That's the problem when someone handed you umpteen barrels of something incredible. You put it on the market, people go crazy, and then you have to figure out how to make more, when everyone who knew how to make it died umpteen years ago.
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

The Bloofingtonian Top 25 Bourbon List is hereby amended as of February 23, 2011.

Top 25 Bourbon List[center:2aw1rluo][/center:2aw1rluo]
1. A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 year
2. Parkerís Heritage Collection 2007, 127.4 proof
3. Vintage 23 year
4. George T. Stagg 2006, 140.6 proof
5. Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 year
6. The Classic Cask 20 year
7. Vintage 21 year
8. Booker's
9. W.L. Weller 19 year
10. Parkerís Heritage Collection 2007, 122.6 proof
11. Distiller's Masterpiece I - Cognac Finish
12. 2005 William Larue Weller, 121.9 proof
13. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2006
14. Parkerís Heritage Collection 2010, 127.8 proof
15. Jeffersonís Presidential Select 17 year
16. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, Lot B
17. Four Roses Single Barrel
18. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2007
19. George T. Stagg Fall 2005, 141.2 proof
20. The Classic Cask 18 year
21. George T. Stagg 2002, 137.6 proof
22. Baker's
23. George T. Stagg 2003, 142.7 proof
24. Pappy Van Winkleís Family Reserve 15 year
25. Knob Creek
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Bloof, have you tried any of the Makers 46?
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

Nope, and I have no intention of doing so. I have read about it, and am not convinced that it would be exciting enough for me to [s:1z9akm4x]waste[/s:1z9akm4x] spend the money. Too many others out there that I'm sure of to take the chance.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:28 AM   #40
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Re: Bloofs Top 25 Bourbon 2/28/07

New No. 25, as of today's review.

Top 25 Bourbon List

1. A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 year
2. Parkerís Heritage Collection 2007, 127.4 proof
3. Vintage 23 year
4. George T. Stagg 2006, 140.6 proof
5. Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 year
6. The Classic Cask 20 year
7. Vintage 21 year
8. Booker's
9. W.L. Weller 19 year
10. Parkerís Heritage Collection 2007, 122.6 proof
11. Distiller's Masterpiece I - Cognac Finish
12. 2005 William Larue Weller, 121.9 proof
13. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2006
14. Parkerís Heritage Collection 2010, 127.8 proof
15. Jeffersonís Presidential Select 17 year
16. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, Lot B
17. Four Roses Single Barrel
18. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2007
19. George T. Stagg Fall 2005, 141.2 proof
20. The Classic Cask 18 year
21. George T. Stagg 2002, 137.6 proof
22. Baker's
23. George T. Stagg 2003, 142.7 proof
24. Pappy Van Winkleís Family Reserve 15 year
25. Knob Creek single barrel 120 proof
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