»
Topic: Bourbon Drinkers
Replies: 57   Last Post: Dec 26, 2019 6:43 PM by: mdl32
This topic has been archived - replies are not allowed.


[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
Replies: 57  

Bourbon Drinkers

emoji_events [15]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 4:35 PM
 

This is my very first post on TN and I’ve seen a few Bourbon post over the years. I don’t claim to be a bourbon snob but I’ve tried well over a hundred bourbons over my 60 years on this earth and I’ve had low end all of the way to PVW. My favorite everyday Is Weller when you can find it. But for the $ I love Noah’s Mill. The proof is high but it’s so darned smooth . I drink it with a cube of ice. It’s less than $50 per bottle and it’s a great bourbon. Just wanted to share one mans humble opinion with my fellow Tiger buds! Go Tigers!


Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[2]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 4:40 PM
 

Sounds yummy....will put in the list.

I tried Bluff Springs last night...it was very much like Buffalo Trace...very smooth. Enjoyed it! BT is my standard go to, so Bluff is nice to know when Trace isn't available.

2020 orange level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 6:10 PM
 

If you like Buffalo Trace, try Blanton’s. It’s hard to get but the they had it on the last cruise
I went on in the ships liquor store for $60 a bottle. It’s the smoothest bourbon I have ever had.


Blanton's is made by BT. I don't


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 10:55 PM
 

remember the story exactly but Blanton's comes out of a certain corner of the Distillery where it gets a little hotter (?) or something like that.

badge-donor-05yr.jpg

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 12:33 AM
 

I love Blanton’s but it’s just under $200 for a 5th right now. Went up to Ky to visit an old Marine buddy and couldn’t even find it. He did have some PVW though ??

2020 white level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 10:18 AM
 

I am all about the Blanton's. It is pretty widely available in Middle Tennessee where I live. Definitely expensive though.


I don’t believe many bourbon distillers would choose


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 10:34 PM
 

the word “yummy” to describe their product.

??

2020 white level memberbadge-donor-15yr.jpg

"When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons." -John Newton


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:19 PM
 

Great 1st post. I hope you don't get too many TDs from the gin drinkers. <img border=">


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:19 PM
 

Great 1st post. I hope you don't get too many TDs from the gin drinkers. <img border=">


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 5:17 PM
 


Great 1st post. I hope you don't get too many TDs from the gin drinkers. <img border=">">



Gin drinkers are irrelevant. Whoever likes that crap has a severe mental disorder.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 5:45 PM
 

You can like both Gin and Bourbon and not be mentally deficient, especially since Gin has the virtue of reducing swelling in your joints. Gimlets are good and good for you.

2020 white level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers

emoji_events [8]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:19 PM
 

Used to be a bourbon snob, but my coot friends turned me into a wine snob. Now I just drink MD2020 with them while enjoying the view of the trailer park.

badge-donor-05yr.jpg2013_nascar_champ.gif2014_nascar_champ.gif


Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:30 PM
 

I have a bottle of MD2020 from the 80’s that was a gag gift in my office. Every year the person who got the MD2020 from the previous year would gift it to another person. I was the last one to get it before everyone else retired. I was the last man standing so I still have it to this day. How do you think it would taste today? ??


Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[3]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:34 PM
 

Can,t taste any worse than it did the day it was bottled. And that is not saying much.

badge-donor-05yr.jpg2013_nascar_champ.gif2014_nascar_champ.gif


Re: Bourbon Drinkers

emoji_events [5]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:36 PM
 

Hope you have stored it on its side so the twist off cap has not dried out and spoiled the delicate bouquet of the wine.


Junk Yard, you are my kind of man. I am a 77 year

[4]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:38 PM
 

old that has been drinking bourbon since before I was under 21 (don’t tell anyone). I have several bottles of the “better” bourbons but I am an Early Times fan. I know it’s cheap, and is at the bottom of the bourbon totem pole, but I was raised on it...meaning I would sneak some from my mother. Buffalo Trace, et al are smooth but I enjoy the “bite” I get from my ET. Most cocktail parties I go to have a choice of Makers or Jim Beam. I always ask for the Jim Beam. Guess I’m just a bourbon red neck, but I sure do like it.!

Funny story. A friend of mine, who doesn’t drink, told me that his father used to fill a glass of ice almost to the top with bourbon and then put a splash of water in it. He once asked, “Dad, why do you even bother putting any water in it?” He replied, “Son, if you drink this stuff straight it will kill you.”


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:39 PM
 

Thanks for the post. I'll look it up.

I love some Blanton's, but it's so hard to find these days.

2020 white level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:45 PM
 

I received a bottle of Chicken C*ck blue label for Christmas and it is some good stuff.
And yes, that is its name and it is delicious.


Bourbon/Scotch threads are


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:47 PM
 

My fave non-sports topic! Keep 'em coming!

(There are the 'puppy' threads that pop up from time to time, too...those are fun! They're usually on the other side of the Boreds)

2020 orange level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:47 PM
 

Once paid a 100 bucks per ticket for a burbon tasting/class and the best advice the guy gave at the end was if you like Jim or Jack ain't nothing wrong with that Lol. Blade and Bow Kentucky straight has been on my bar lately and Jim.

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

You figure if it doesn't taste good, you're

[2]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 5:49 PM
 

Not going to drink it, right? There are people who love Makers...I'm not one of them. I do like Henry McKenna...and it's inexpensive as hail. Works for me...

2020 orange level member

Re: You figure if it doesn't taste good, you're

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 6:00 PM
 

I have a bourbon bar many of you would envy. Wellers,Blantons,etc, but 10 years old McKenna single barrel is high on the list . BT is my everyday favorite. Enjoying some very old Barton’s right now. Only good thing to come out of Ky. Is it’s bourbon. Including D Boone!


Re: You figure if it doesn't taste good, you're


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 6:04 PM
 

Wellers should be called White Whale! Been looking for years and haven't found yet.

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

Re: You figure if it doesn't taste good, you're


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 6:14 PM
 

Found two this week. I couldn’t believe it.

Anyone ever had Kentucky Owl? Found that this week but didn’t buy it. Pricey!


Re: You figure if it doesn't taste good, you're

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 6:41 PM
 

Everyone keeps telling me how good it is for the price so Is it good or good for the price?

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

Re: You figure if it doesn't taste good, you're


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 11:05 AM
 

Kentucky Owl is a very good bourbon. I live in Bardstown, KY (the bourbon city capital of the world) where we have a speakeasy bar that offers bourbon flights. Kentucky Owl is one I tried on a flight and I came away very pleased with the taste and smoothness. I also purchased a bottle for collection.

2020 white level member

Re: You figure if it doesn't taste good, you're


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 3:00 PM
 

I bought a bottle of Kentucky Owl Rye batch 3 this week. Pretty pricey but it was well below it’s msrp of $200 so I scooped it up. I haven’t cracked it yet but plan to if we win the NC.

2020 white level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 6:32 PM
 

After spending most of my life as a beer guy (no craft beer please), as I've gotten older I've become more of a bourbon drinker. My favorite lately has been Bulliet Rye, excellent on the rocks.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers***


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 6:57 PM
 




Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 7:03 PM
 

Was weaned on Old Setter (4.40 a quart!). It had a picture of a bird dog on bottle and it’s slogan was “it points the way” -why it didn’t give me an ulcer I don’t know! Have progressed to Buffalo Trace as I aged and had more change in my pocket.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 7:23 PM
 

since you speak from experience , I am going to try a bottle , what is the proof ? 90?

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 7:32 PM
 

90 as I remember- not even sure still being made!


Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 7:36 PM
 

The Noah’s Mill is 114.3 proof but I promise you that it’s as smooth as silk!


Doesn't it need a

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 8:04 PM
 

Splash of water, or does ice melt faster at that proof? ;)

2020 orange level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[3]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 8:15 PM
 

Welcome friend and Merry Christmas.
My go to is Woodford Reserve Double Oak. But love BT as well. Cheers to all!

Go Tigers! ??

military_donation.jpg

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 8:25 PM
 

Weller is great stuff. Eagles Rare is a smooth option when you can find it too

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpgmilitary_donation.jpg

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 8:37 PM
 

Eagle Rare is good stuff, but my favorite is Knob Creek.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 10:58 AM
 

I do like me some Knob Creek.

badge-donor-05yr.jpg

Got a bottle of E.H. Taylor for Christmas. Yummm!***

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 8:52 PM
 



2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

Psychiatrist: What seems to be the problem? Patient: I think I'm a chicken. Psychiatrist: How long as this been going on? Patient: Ever since I came out of my shell.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 9:22 PM
 

When you go to New Orleans, hit up any of the nicer restaurants - Herbsaint is one we went to on the last trip down. They’ll have a bourbon list with pours you won’t find in SC. I had William Larue Weller (Buffalo Trace Antique Collection that runs $800+ on the secondary market) for like $20 per 2 oz pour. That’s darn cheap for the best bourbon I’ve ever had. Tried a lot of bourbon I’ve never even seen in SC for pretty reasonable bar prices.

Favorite is probably Blantons, but it’s become hard to find so I’ll be running out in the next month or so. Four Roses small batch is hard to beat for the price too.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 9:46 PM
 

Its not a true Bourbon, but Climax Whiskey is good. Its actually very good if you like rye.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers***


Posted: Dec 25, 2019 9:48 PM
 




Four Roses Single Barrel

[1]
Posted: Dec 25, 2019 10:46 PM
 

is one mighty fine spirit.


Re: Four Roses Single Barrel


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 1:05 AM
 

If you’re ever in NE Florida, the St Augustine Distillery makes a dang good Whiskey. Also Elijah Craig Small Batch is great for the price!


Re: Bourbon Drinkers

[1]
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 10:55 AM
 

Been drinking bourbon for many years now and the list of what I like and is on my bar is extensive. I won't have any that are less than 100 proof and I no longer purchase anything over $50.00. Blanton's and Weller are very available here in NWGA but too expensive now. Weller is $100+ and I have 6 bottles in the bunker that I paid $35.99 for.

You can't go wrong with any true distillers products. Just look out for the over priced, fancy marketing names on bottled by products since they don't make it.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 11:26 AM
 

Blanton’s has become a favorite, but it’s hard to find. Many bars carry it and I’ll order it, if it’s not too pricey. Knob Creek is an excellent bourbon for money as well. One of my favorites, again looking at it from a price, value relationship is Costco’s Kirkland brand, 7 year old Kentucky Bourbon. At $29, it’s hard to beat. If you like Ryes, Whistlepig has a 10 y/o, 110 proof that is pretty special.

2020 purple level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 11:31 AM
 

I also like ryes but WP is way out of my price bracket. Knob Creek and Old Forester both make excellent ryes south of $50


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 3:42 PM
 

Good to see you TT. Miss you on SB.

2020 white level member

Everyone on this thread needs to go to the Louisville game


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 12:12 PM
 

in 2021. Been twice - as much for the bourbon distillery visits as the game. The first time we lucked out at Buffalo and snagged a bottle of Blanton's but this year they didn't have any :(

Lower proof but a nice sipping bourbon we found the last time was Basil Heyden. Now owned by Beam. Higher rye than I usually like but the lower proof likely cuts the normal rye burn. I would not mix it up but it's great straight.


Anyone try the Jimmy Red from High-Wire?


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 2:00 PM
 

I recently came across this recently and wondered if it was worth the dough.

https://highwiredistilling.squarespace.com/jimmy-red-revival-project


Re: Anyone try the Jimmy Red from High-Wire?

[1]
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 3:56 PM
 

I haven’t tried it due to the high price and low age. It has a great story. Clemson was involved in the restoration of the heirloom red corn they use.

2020 white level member

If you guys mix Kentucky Gentleman with Coke it's cheaper


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 2:29 PM
 

and it tastes better.

2020 white level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg

Re: If you guys mix Kentucky Gentleman with Coke it's cheaper

[1]
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 3:09 PM
 
image.jpg(143.5 K)

Just got this for the game Saturday!

2020 orange level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 5:12 PM
 

Been working through a variety of bourbons over the last 10 years. Got caught up spending to much for or some names that were rough.

At this point if its a special occasion will spring for Whistlepig, otherwise just stick with Old Forester.


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 5:40 PM
 

1792 single barrel. you wont be disappointed..


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 5:48 PM
 

For anyone near Charlotte, a great local bourbon is called Conviction, so named because it's distilled in an old jail building. But it's very high quality, small-batch stuff.

2020 white level member

Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 6:18 PM
 

Surprised no one has mentioned Wild Turkey 101. Also, Chestnut Farms, only available at Total Wine is a goodun’ ??


Re: Bourbon Drinkers


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 6:43 PM
 

nga tiger said:

This is my very first post on TN and I’ve seen a few Bourbon post over the years. I don’t claim to be a bourbon snob but I’ve tried well over a hundred bourbons over my 60 years on this earth and I’ve had low end all of the way to PVW. My favorite everyday Is Weller when you can find it. But for the $ I love Noah’s Mill. The proof is high but it’s so darned smooth . I drink it with a cube of ice. It’s less than $50 per bottle and it’s a great bourbon. Just wanted to share one mans humble opinion with my fellow Tiger buds! Go Tigers!


Totally agree! I am enjoying a pour of Noah’s Mill as I type this. Go Tigers!!


Replies: 57  
[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
5327 people have read this post