Attending: John, Ryan, Marya and Fuggles!
As usual, we did this as blind as possible. John and I brought four unknowns. Marya poured in another room. Then I mixed them up. Then for no really good reason, we put them in smell order. We didn't know what anything was until it was all over.
- Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Bourbon Single Barrel 18 Years Old (J)
- Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel (Ledger's OBSV 58.3%) (R)
- George T. Stagg Bourbon (2015 - 138.2 Proof) (J)
- Jefferson's Presidential Select Straight Bourbon Whiskey 21 (J)
- Michter's Bourbon 10 Years (Barrel 15J809) (R)
- Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015 (R)
- Wild Turkey Master's Keep Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (R)
- Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 1838 White Corn Bourbon (R)
We always have a known "starter" whiskey to open up the palate. John usually brings it.
- Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whisky 12 Years (R)
- Dad's Hat Rye Finished in Vermouth Barrels (J)
I had bought this along time ago, but having had some Canadian whisky recently, surmized it would not do well in a tasting. Very sweet, almost maple-ly. Not much else.
John didn't realize how young this is. You can't hide youth!
Two clear winners.
Another two clear winners.
Four Roses OBSV. Pretty handily, too. Stagg was a solid second.
Some tastings, we're pretty insync with our rankings. This was one of them. Perhaps, ryes throw us off? Anyway, it was once again pleasing to see something "get-able" (and the cheapest bourbon in this tasting) beat out a granddaddy of rarity. Another affirmation for bling tastings.
Also, another complete disaster from the Woodford Reserve Master's Collection. Terrible!