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Whats a good bourbon in the Makers Mark price point range?
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Whats a good bourbon in the Makers Mark price point range?

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Sep 5, 2020, 5:41 PM

Or is that the best one? No limited edition ultra rare stuff or cheap rotgut pls. Thanks

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Sep 5, 2020, 5:46 PM

I like Four Roses, Bullit Bourbon, or Buffalo Trace. Those are probably in the range of Makers Mark. It’s worth it to spend a few extra bucks for the single batch or reserve. Woodford Reserve is really good but a little more expensive.

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Sep 5, 2020, 5:48 PM

Toured Buffalo trace once. Impressive place. They had some thing like Bailey we could only get there then. Forget the name but it was good.

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Sep 5, 2020, 9:34 PM

If you are talking Bourbon Cream, most bigger liquor stores carry it in the cordials section.

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This stuff

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Sep 5, 2020, 5:50 PM

Is extremely good in my opinion

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Re: This stuff


Sep 5, 2020, 5:53 PM

obviously considering the contents in the pic. :)

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Sep 5, 2020, 5:54 PM

Four Roses, Makers Mark, Wild Turkey, Johnny Walker Red

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Sep 5, 2020, 6:28 PM

red is scotch isnt it? I dont do scotch

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Sep 5, 2020, 6:46 PM

Let me classify myself first:

1. I am 70 years old and have liked 'brown liquor' for well over 50 years since my first visit to Clemson in the fall of 1967 as a high school senior.
2. I had a nice career, working 40 years after graduation as an engineer. I made enough money to pay for my kids schooling, my house and a very nice style of living.
3. I give my church more money every year than I spend on Clemson football even though I've see most home games live from the 2 lower deck tickets I've been buying for 40+ years. I catch a enough away games that I can sing the Johnny Cash "I've been everywhere" song.
4. I drive a Toyota Avalon instead of a Lexus because the Avalon is a great product (for an old man) at a great price.

So now you have me pegged.

I like Jim Beam Black, Extra Aged more than Maker's Mark and regard it as my every night bourbon to have over ice. I've had better bourbon than JBB-EA, but for me it's a great bourbon at a great price. Marker's Mark is a nice bourbon. High dollar bourbon, like high dollar wine, is a product I do not appreciate enough to buy.

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Sep 5, 2020, 6:33 PM

Woodford Reserve... go for it!

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Sep 5, 2020, 8:42 PM


Woodford Reserve... go for it!



Agree!

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Sep 5, 2020, 5:49 PM

https://youtu.be/xKFyd8WEViw

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Sep 5, 2020, 5:58 PM

In order, my favorites

- Makers Mark 46 - For the dollar, my favorite. For the price, it's a close second to Blantons for me.
- Wellers - Again, for the dollar ($30) a really great bourbon. If you can find people selling at it's retail price.
- Buffalo Trace - Solid!
- Elijah Craig Small Batch

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Sep 5, 2020, 6:40 PM

All good choices -- throw in Whistle Pig 10 Year

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Sep 5, 2020, 7:43 PM

I have not had any Whistle Pig yet. What would you most closely say it resembles?

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Sep 5, 2020, 9:34 PM

Whistle Pig is a rye whiskey. Completely different flavor profile, but it is awesome! Not cheap.

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Sep 5, 2020, 7:25 PM

Buffalo Trace or Eagle Rare, made in the same locale as the Van Winkle wonderfulness

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Sep 5, 2020, 7:51 PM

Weller is my go to if available, then Buffalo Trace, Four Roses. Rough Rider is also surprisingly good for its price.

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Four Roses Single Barrel is my go to.

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Sep 5, 2020, 8:55 PM

I sip it straight. If I were mixing it, it wouldn't matter so much. There may be better bourbons, but it's really good, and for the money it's like a sore goober (hard to beat).

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Sep 5, 2020, 9:13 PM

I’m a scotch guy (mainly Islay with Laphroaig as my go to. Love the peat). That said, my college buddy from Louisville gave me a bottle of Rowan’s Creek that I enjoy and think it is similar in price to others mentioned.

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Sep 5, 2020, 9:38 PM

Agree, Rowan's Creek is very good. 100 proof so watch out Tigers!

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Sep 5, 2020, 11:31 PM

Right in that sweet $35-45 range and they make a delightful Rye as well.

Someone mentioned the Whistle Pig, great stuff sits round $70 a bottle tho.

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Is Angel’s Envy in the right price range ? Great bourbon &


Sep 5, 2020, 11:36 PM

GREAT people ...... we met the main folks at their tasting room a couple of Clemson @ Louisville games ago. Nicest people. AWESOME brown likker.

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Sep 6, 2020, 9:49 AM

For me it depends on how you’re going to drink it. Right now I’m looking at a self of 7 bourbons in my house, many in the Makers Mark price range.
I bought small bottles and tried them different ways first. Here are my preferences in the Makers Mark price range but yours might be different:
Straight - Basil Hayden
Manhattan - Bullit ( actually like their Rye even better in a Manhattan)
With ginger ale - Woodford although it might be a little more than Makers Mark

By the way, I have also experimented with a lot of bourbon drinks and come to prefer a Manhattan “up” with a Luxardo cherry. 2 parts bourbon 1/2 part sweet vermouth.

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