- Nov 21, 2013
Yes, totally agree, Full Proof in Single Barrel store pick is my absolute favorite from the 1792 and probably beats lots of other Full proof releases, at leas to my taste...I was actually thinking of single barrel picks of the Full Proof that I've had (forgot to say it, though). Those I really like.
Marty, Special Reserve is not really anything special, it's a wheated alternative of the Buffalo Trace $20+, it's just the hipe and blown up prices that makes it special. Not bad bourbon but it won't leave you speechless, your experience is totally normal. Once you go in the higher shelf of Weller, this is where the excitement comes....Among the bourbons on my current buy list are:
Booker's Boston Batch
Boondocks 8 yr Port Cask
Bulleit Barrel Strength
Burning Chair - Barrel Select
Hickory Hill 12 Single Barrel
...Given my less than notable tasting experience w/Weller Special Reserve
Good luck with your list, and I don't put any irony in it... Gold Blanton's is hard to find, the rest of it are not that rare.
I think the most available is the Bulleit and the Burning Chair. Not huge fan of wine finished Bourbon, even I'm sucker for Napa and Temecula wine. I think you'll like the Bulleit, the Blanton's and Booker, Boondoks 8 y o Port finish. Not familiar with the Hickory Hill or Burning Chair, but I'm curious how you'll find the Blanton's since it is similar to the Weller wheated juice.