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Bourbon drinkers

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:08 PM

What’s another good bourbon to get for my collection? Looking for some good ones to find and hold onto. Excited that I finally got a nice cabinet to store my bottles in. It’s a lot better than where they were on top of the fridge. Got it stocked and ready to go for football season!

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Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:08 PM

Best I've ever had.

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:10 PM

I’ve had the rare breed but not the newer rye one. I may get both.

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:11 PM

And I’ll probably never find any pappy for a reasonable price.

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:12 PM



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Russell's Reserve 10 year is great too.

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:11 PM

I'm at WT 101 guy through and through, but those two are special occasions WT's for me.

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Is Wild Turkey 101 conisdered junk?.....

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Mar 20, 2022, 10:01 PM

couple of my buddies laugh at me for drinking it but i like it....

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Only by bourbon snobs who are infatuated

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Mar 20, 2022, 10:42 PM

With what they consider sexier off the path exotic brands, like all the craft beer fanatics. I have tried probably over 50 bourbons and not one is better than 101 except for WT Rare Breed and WT Russell's Reserve 10 year to me. I could care less what anyone else's palate says.

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i have tried and i enjoy a lot of the high dollar

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Mar 20, 2022, 10:51 PM

bourbons but I like the bite of the WT 101. A business buddy of mine likes the regular WT and i got him the special reserve and he absolutely loves it ....

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To be 101 proof

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Mar 20, 2022, 11:58 PM

It has a strong maple, brown sugar flavor in it, especially with Diet Coke, believe it or not. I like others too, but none of them have bumped WT 101 off of my shelf. The WT Rare Breed 116.8 proof and the WT Russell 's Reserve 10 year are outstanding as well. My taste may be different but I haven't found one that I honestly like better than those 3 WT's. I like what I like and hope everyone else drinks what they truly like. I don't get into the "scholarly" side of
Beer and Bourbon tasting. Modelo and WT 101 are my go to's......

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:13 PM

Not sure of the budget. I like to stay around the $40 to $60 range.
Michters small batch.
Russell's Reserve 10 year.
Wild Turkey rare breed.
Henry McKenna bottled in bond.
All pretty good for a decent price.

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:28 PM

I've tasted a lot and for the money Bird Dog 7 year is a favorite.

https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/american-whiskey/whiskey/bird-dog-small-batch-bourbon-7-yr/p/231880750?s=703&igrules=true

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Mar 20, 2022, 8:40 PM



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Mar 20, 2022, 9:11 PM

Nice spread. Add a bottle of E.H. Taylor single barrel and you done.

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Mar 20, 2022, 9:16 PM

Though it can be a bit more than some of the above recommendations, I have enjoyed the bottles of Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea series. I got this bottle at Costco for $65, it usually goes for $89.

I have had some of Jefferson's others, but I find the Ocean Aged the best of the ones I have had from them.

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Based on sideways photo, you've had enough bourbon! But...

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Mar 20, 2022, 9:40 PM

...seriously, I just got back from a 3-day, 9-distillery Louisville/Verseilles/Bardstown, Kentucky bourbon tour. Willett, Four Roses, Bulleit, Jim Beam, Evan Williams, Stitzel-Weller, Copper and Kings, Woodford, and Angel's Envy. We devised our own tour, so it is different from the commercial/canned tours. My best advice to you is to find a very good mash bill list for MANY bourbons. The mash bill is a percentage of various grains used in the mash. Typically, corn, rye, malted barley,... Then, look up the mash bills of bourbons that you really like. Then, look at all the bourbons with similar mash bills. Many people like the kinda' peppery burn on the mid-palate and back of the tongue. This is associated with rye. I have found that I like low rye, but not no rye. Bulleit is a high rye bourbon. Bulleit was distilled to be more for mixing.

All that being said, I think that Four Roses distillery turns out all winners. They use 2 separate mash bills and several yeasts to create different bourbons. https://fourrosesbourbon.com/our-recipes/

I also really like Knob Creek Reserve 9, Lecent, and Buffalo Trace. Elija Craig is (for now) my favorite bang for the buck bourbon. Rowan's Creek by Willett is very good, but a little hard to find. If you EVER luck out and see a bottle of Stagg Jr. or Eagle Rare at ABC store prices BUY IT!!! The trick is to know when your favorite ABC store gets it's shipments, and stick your head in the door right after it is shelved to see if they got a SMALL allotment of some hard to get gems like Stagg Jr. or Eagle Rare.

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Mash bills for various bourbons

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Mar 21, 2022, 12:23 PM

https://www.bourbinsane.com/bourbon-and-whiskey-mash-bills/


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Mar 20, 2022, 9:55 PM

Basil Hayden

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Mar 20, 2022, 10:07 PM

Lots of good options to choose from, but my personal favorite is Elmer T Lee (aka ETL). I’d probably drink nothing else if it were a bit easier to find…

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Mar 20, 2022, 10:59 PM

I'm with you!!

Been looking for 2 years with no luck. I can only get at some restaurants on rare occasion.

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Mar 21, 2022, 9:54 AM

Buffalo Trace seems to have an impressive line up Pappy, ETL, Weller etc. I might need to shift the 401K in that direction.

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Mar 20, 2022, 10:26 PM

Weller 12
Early Times BiB
EH Taylor (any of their offerings you can find)
Peerless Double Oak

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My favorite is Blanton’s

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Mar 20, 2022, 11:02 PM

Which has become almost impossible to find recently. My go to these days is the Elijah Craig you’ve got in your display. Bowman Brothers is pretty good as well.

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Mar 21, 2022, 12:21 AM

yeah.haven't seen a bottle for quite a while.luckily stocked up a few years ago.

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Mar 21, 2022, 12:32 AM

John Bowman is my favorite and Isaac Bowman (Port Barreled) is my 2nd favorite.

Bowman gets their juice from Buffalo Trace.

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Winners….

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Mar 21, 2022, 5:04 AM

Blanton’s, Elijah Craig…. I’ve found great barrel picks of Woodford on the clearance rack….

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Mar 21, 2022, 6:00 AM

Have not found one that I did not like besides Jim Beam. Will probably take my flask to the golf course today and it will be Bulleit. Not the best I’m sure but for the money I’m very happy.

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Get rid of all of it and start a scotch collection.

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Mar 20, 2022, 11:11 PM

Bourbon is white lightning from a fancy barrel.

Get some real flavor: malt and peat

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Mar 21, 2022, 5:06 AM

Yes it is !!!

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Mar 21, 2022, 9:53 AM

Yes, because someone deciding to distill spirits with dirt is a great idea.

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Up until 20 yrs ago, every liquor store had a wall of scotch


Mar 21, 2022, 5:39 PM

and a few shelves of bourbon.

Connoisseur single malt and blended scotch has been a thing for a long, long time.

Craft bourbon is a fad.

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Mar 22, 2022, 3:07 PM

Corsair in Nashville has some very creative whiskey/bourbon whiskey combinations on their mashbills. The variety of wheats, ryes, oats, smoked, toasted etc is pretty mad-scientist-y

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Mar 21, 2022, 8:57 PM

balvenie caribbean cask to start.some might find this heresy,but i like both bourbon and scotch.my son-in-law got me onto scotch more recently and then spoiled it by letting me try johnnie walker blue-very smooth.

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Depends on how you’re drinking it!

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Mar 21, 2022, 10:02 AM

Straight I really like Angels Envy Rye, Basil Hayden and Woodford Reserve

In a Manhattan I prefer Bulleit Rye

While the common belief is that Rye creates the burn, I have found high corn mash bill can do the same. IMO Bulliet Rye is pretty peppery while Angels Envy Rye is not.

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Mar 21, 2022, 12:36 PM

The burn in the stomach is from the alcohol. In bourbon country, they call it a Kentucky hug. The pepperiness on the top-middle of the tongue, and the back of the tongue is from rye. Bulleit Rye has a mash bill that is 95% rye (Bulleit bourbon is 28% rye), and Angels Envy Bourbon is 18% rye. I couldn't find any mash bill info. on the Angel's Envy rye, but it is finished in rum barrels.


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I thought only wine bottles needed to be stored sideways?

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Mar 21, 2022, 10:42 AM

:)

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Mar 21, 2022, 12:47 PM

From Spuds pictures apparently fish should be stored sideways also!

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Mar 21, 2022, 12:15 PM

I have tried most of the real distillers brands and have several bottles of Pappy, Stagg, birthday bourbon, ETL and Weller in the bunker. Now that I'm retired I basically go with Old Forester bourbon and rye. Both are under $25 here and are just great

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Mar 21, 2022, 6:26 PM

Bourbon isn’t meant to be held on to…it’s meant to be consumed. HTH

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Mar 21, 2022, 7:18 PM

Wrong! It’s an investment lol

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Mar 21, 2022, 8:07 PM

Col Taylor and Basil Hayden are solid picks. Eagle Rare is also smooth! BH is much easier to find. I still prefer a bottle of Talisker over those 3. Enjoy.

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Mar 22, 2022, 7:03 AM

Agree with many on here RR10 and WTRareBreed quite good. All of the BT line up if you can find them. HenryMcKenna10.

To add:
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Old Forester 1920
Peg Leg Porker 8 or 12

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Mar 22, 2022, 7:14 AM

I like Woodford, Four Roses small batch.

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Mar 22, 2022, 7:53 AM

Is 27 year Haven Hills any good? Some dude invited me to a party where we are going to slam that stuff tonight. He acted like it was a big deal but I’ve never heard of it. I usually drink Kentucky Gentleman.

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Mar 22, 2022, 8:47 AM

That’s about a 2-$3,000 bottle or more.

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Mar 22, 2022, 10:24 AM

####! I guess I won’t be posting until after noon tomorrow.

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Mar 22, 2022, 3:05 PM

1792 Barton
Jefferson's Ocean
Four Roses single barrel

What glue did you use to get the bottles to stay sideways like that?

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Mar 22, 2022, 3:15 PM

I take the picture strait, and in the preview it’s straight, then when I post it turns it sideways…. So idk? Lol

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Mar 22, 2022, 3:31 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/virginia-annual-pappy-van-winkle-143015417.html
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