Favorite Bourbon

Discussion in 'Cooking & Spirits' started by onepixel, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. finnbow

    finnbow The Dude Abides

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    Indeed. I too am no fan of the entry level Beam products. For whatever reason, I find both Knob Creek Small Batch and Knob Creek Single Barrel, both reasonably priced around here, to be very good and excellent, respectively.
     
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  2. Oerets

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    Picked up a bottle of 8 year old Basil Hayden at 80*. A little lighter then what I'm use to. Have to drink on it for awhile.




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  3. Rygen

    Rygen I can break any motor.

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    Nice Barney. I'm a big fan of Basil Hayden.
     
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    They are usually out of it whenever looking for it before. Seen it and said gonna give it a try. Nice and smooth different then the normal WL Weller and Buffalo Trace Makers Mark Old Forester Old Fitzgerald.



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    Cracked open a mondo bottle of Willett last night, a 1.75ml. Has to be the coolest botlle in whiskeydom!
    [​IMG] Good bang for the buck.
     
  6. Rygen

    Rygen I can break any motor.

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    A friend at work got me a bottle of that, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
     
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  7. mhedges

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    I splurged and picked this up yesterday. Buffalo Trace 6 grain experimental. A bit pricy - I hope it's good!

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  8. pmsummer

    pmsummer simul justus et peccator

    It will be.

    If you don't like it, send it to me for proper disposal. I'll cover the postage.

    ;-)
     
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  9. dyche01

    dyche01 "Buy high. Sell low" Subscriber

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    Nice Kentucky whiskey. Let us know what you think.
     
  10. mhedges

    mhedges AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That's decent of you - Thanks! I'll let you know if I need help getting rid of it.

    Will do. I probably won't be opening it anytime soon.
     
  11. onepixel

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    mhedges AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Some of the store brand liquor is pretty good. It just depends on the source- they don't make it themselves, of course, so they buy someone elses product. For example, I heard Sam's (or maybe Costco's) bourbon was Jim Beam Black.
     
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  13. Hyfi

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    I tried a bottle of that a short while ago, but was not as happy as I hoped. This was after being hooked on Jefferson's Ocean and Reserve. I thought maybe since from same family, but would not get another. It's tough to go down the ladder when you started near the top.
     
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  14. RobRoy

    RobRoy It's just stuff - but fun

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    Every day on my commute I drive by Makers mark, Jim Beam, four Roses, Heaven hills and a couple of small distilleries. I forget the name. Angel's envy just opened up a distillery and visitors center a few blocks down from where I work.

    I have to say that, ignoring the millions of small batch choices, my favorite is Angel's Envy. however, all of the big brands are actually darned good. The differences are just differences. No one is really better than the others. They are just different. I like 'em all, but I prefer a good single malt Scotch. And let me tell you, it took a LONG time to come out of that particular closet.
     
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  15. Hyfi

    Hyfi Super Member

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    I was recently introduced to the Oban Scotch, very tasty indeed.

    If anyone gets near Portland Maine, be sure to check out Liquid Riot Brewery and Distillery.
     
  16. winters860

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    The TJ's bourbon is from Sazerac's Barton 1792 Distillery. It'd be interesting to see how it compares to the excellent (for the money) Very Old Barton 90 proof.

    The VOB has the advantage of being cheaper. God, I love the stuff.
     
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  17. onepixel

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    Here is a snippet from that link.

    "The label mentions Bourbon Square Distilling Co., but according to my contact at Buffalo Trace, this bourbon is distilled at the Barton 1792 Distillery, which is owned by the Sazerac Company. (Sazerac also owns Buffalo Trace.)"

    To my taste buds it compares well to a lot of bourbons in the $30-40 class. I actually like it better than some of the more well known bourbons.
     
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  18. Grainger49

    Grainger49 Old Fart

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    Where are you? Can I come and visit???
     
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  19. RobRoy

    RobRoy It's just stuff - but fun

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    Central KY.
     
  20. swamppirate

    swamppirate Super Member

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    Sipping some Elmer T Lee, two thumbs up.
     

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