Hosted a bourbon tasting last weekend to kickoff the college football season with a great lineup and some interesting blind results.
Full lineup = ER, EHT SmB, Hancock’s SiB, Russell’s Private Barrell Select, Blanton’s Gold, W12, 1792 12-Year, M10 Bourbon, EC18, Murray Hill Club, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra, Red Spot 15-year, and Blue Spot 7-year.
We did three blind flights:
Flight 1 = EHT SmB, Blanton’s Gold, Hancock’s SiB. We tried to match up proofs as close as possible, and obviously, the mash bills with Blanton’s and Hancocks. Blanton’s Gold and EHT SmB were split at the top, with Hancock’s being universally in third place.
Flight 2 = 1792 12 Year, Weller 12 Year, Michter’s 10 Bourbon. 1792 and W12 were split, although I preferred the W12. The M10 was a disappointment considering its MSRP and secondary price.
Flight 3 = JD Sinatra, Elijah Craig 18-Year, and Murray Hill Club. The runaway favorite was the EC18; absolutely phenomenal.