David Nicholson 1843 Review

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David Nicholson 1843 Review

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Skyping over the weekend I mentioned this bourbon in passing to the guys and was encouraged to review it. Here Goes.

David Nicholson 1843

This was supposedly the best bourbon of its day. World famous. Rumored to have been what the Stizel Weller guys bought lock stock and recipe to begin making the Van Winkle bourbons. So My hopes were high that it was going to be a stellar pour for around 30 bucks.

Color: A deep, rich amber hue. Very enticing. Also a deception.

Aroma: This was my first tip off of the lie. Smells like a piece of caramel candy left in a teenager’s jizz sock overnight.

Taste: Musty pepper, moldy straw and sawdust. It was like an old wet newspaper found behind the bushes after a week during the rainiest spring on record was wrung out into the glass. Possibly filtered through the backseat cushion of a ’71 Ford Pinto that had homeless people fucking on it since ’84.

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Fucks weren't as picky back then. In those days top shelf was any bottle without floaters in it.
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I actually know a guy named Dave Nicholson and that sounds just like him.

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Patchez wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:01 pm
Possibly filtered through the backseat cushion of a ’71 Ford Pinto that had homeless people fucking on it since ’84.
I do declare sir that you have gone too far with my imagination.

Oh the smells. And I would know since they come into the store.
Oh God, my grandmother would kill me.

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ThirstyDrunk wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Fucks weren't as picky back then. In those days top shelf was any bottle without floaters in it.
Thank Bacchus we have progressed as civilized drunks. I couldn't take that all the time. I need some good shit till the taste buds deaden. Then I'll drink the slop that gets poured off that rubber pad they mix on at the end of the night.
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Sounds like you got a bum bottle. This happened to me a few years back with a bottle of J. Carver Rye for which I had high hopes, and I still occasionally gripe about notes of tire fire, punk rock basement and bloated possum corpse.

There are any number of reasons for this glaring defect in product and pretty much all of them can be traced back to some form of contamination. Maybe the bung on the barrel caught a bit of mold in the warehouse. Maybe some dumbass forgot to clean the lines before the bottling run. Who the fuck knows?

But, my point being, if you complain loudly enough and bomb the product with bad reviews, someone of pertinence will sit up and pay attention to you, especially with your whiskey credentials. And when they ask you "how can we make this right?", be sure to let them know in no uncertain terms that you are due the compensation you rightly deserve.

Also, as your attorney, I'll take a 20% cut of whatever free booze you might be awarded from the manufacturer.
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Re: David Nicholson 1843 Review

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^ ^ ^

Indeed, a true disappointment to find out.

We really did like that stuff at Timonium.

Mayhaps our enjoyment of it was because of residual taste/endrunkardtivity of previous elixers during our exploration?

But I'd go with The Badfellow's recommendations.

That would rest my buzzed mind, ol' chap.

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NOW I have to try it, well done Patch
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