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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 1:21 am    Post subject: whats your favorite bourbon???? Reply with quote

The subject says it all. I've Been getting into a little more bourbon lately after a friend of mine brought me a bottle of small batch outta Wyoming after Christmas. Just curious to see what you guys enjoy and recommend.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jack daniels what I grew up on like me some bullit jim beam black. makers mark . knob creek. been knowen to sip a little wild turkey .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a really big Pappy fan but I think the prices are stupid.

Therefore, I pick up W.L. Weller Antique 107 for $20ish. It's exactly the same mash bill but aged a couple of years less.

I really like the profile of a wheated whiskey.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pappy's fantastic, but yes, the price is stupid. George T. Stagg is fantastic too, but hard to find (limited release). Stagg is made by Buffalo Trace, who also makes a bourbon called Ancient Ancient Age. Same mashbill, not as aged. $21 for a 1.75. I drink it on the rocks.

Also, if you like bourbon, you owe it to yourself to try a good rye whisky. The next wave in whiskey is rye, with a whole bunch of new startups about to release new products. Before Prohibition, rye was the most popular whiskey in the USA. By the time it ended, Canadian whiskey was #1. Americans are about to re-discover it in depth.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a hop, skip and a jump away. I'd recommend em if ya feel like splurging.

http://prichardsdistillery.com/

They are mostly known for the Sweet Lucy but imma big double barrel fan.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a good whiskey I like Wild Turkey Rye.

But I mostly buy Evan Williams because its cheap.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wild Turkey 101 these days.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give Woodford Reserve a try !!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

N8DCJ wrote:
Give Woodford Reserve a try !!

Dan


This was my go to for a long time. I've been on more of a Scotch and Irish whiskey kick lately.

I got a bottle of (ri)1 for my birthday and it was pretty good. A little lighter than a traditional rye or bourbon, but still had a nice spice note to it. Worth checking out
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14 14 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only like the kind with alcohol it it!














NAH, really I am a Bourbon fan, Evan Williams is an everyday, its so much better than its price. Wild Turkey and Woodford are also favorites. And theres a bottle of Stagg and Pappy Van Winkle for the special occasions.
Lately I have been drinking more Rye with Templeton at the top of the list. Really liking the flavors in the Rye!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15 14 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks fellas! I've made my way through the usual labels as of late. Finished makers, knob, and nearly a bottle of Woodford. Just picked up a bottle of Bakers last night. Pappy is nearly impossible to come by up here and when it is available you are looking at $200+ for a bottle. I guess its all about supply and demand.

Sampled some Bullit the other night at a local bar my buddy works at too.

they are getting ready to open a new local joint here that is going to specialize in Bourbon, Beer, and Burgers. I'm looking forward to that and as long as the prices are reasonable, could see myself spending some serious time there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15 14 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always been fond of Basil Hayden, but it does have a little bite in the finish. While Jack Daniels is not technically a bourbon, I put it up against most bourbons. Maker's Mark is good and Maker's Mark 46 even smoother, though I feel also a little sweeter. Knob Creek is way too harsh on my throat. Woodford Reserve is also top notch.

And let me add because my tastes are much more oriented to bourbon, scotch makes me gag. However, I have found one (expensive) that almost is acceptable to a bourbon lover..... Highland Park (15 years).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15 14 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makers Mark is good... as is 1792 Ridgemont Reserve which nobody has mentioned yet..

http://www.1792bourbon.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15 14 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go, just find your price range.

My Wild Turkey rye gets a 96 rating.


http://whiskey.findthebest.com/



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16 14 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Lawry wrote:
Here ya go, just find your price range.

My Wild Turkey rye gets a 96 rating.


http://whiskey.findthebest.com/



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My Woodford Reserve also an ol'96er

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16 14 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Lawry wrote:
Here ya go, just find your price range.

My Wild Turkey rye gets a 96 rating.


http://whiskey.findthebest.com/



Mike Lawry


Hey thanks, that's a good site. Hard to believe the J. Week sour cherry ranks that high but hey, what do I know right?

Got a call from my local liquor rep today. They are doing a tasting of Angels Envy tonight so I'm pretty excited about that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16 14 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japan's Suntori is buying Jim Beam. I was not aware of all the brands Beam owns...

http://www.beamglobal.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16 14 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im gonna be looking for the 2 bourbons rated at 100.

got to try em once.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16 14 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basil hayden is a favorite.

On a related note, just tried some Michters sour mash whiskey. Pretty tasty stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16 14 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, angels envy is delicious. Also got to sample a 20 yr pappy. Now that was a treat! Picked up a bottle of Henry McKenna 10 yr too. 1st glass was really good.
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