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Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:25 AM
 

Grandson’s 24th birthday. I am a scotch drinker so any help is appreciated.

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:31 AM
 

The Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style is about $60 and is very good. Baker's is also good, same price range.

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Not exactly a gift/unique bourbon but

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:39 AM
 

It's an awesome bourbon none the less

https://olesmoky.com/collections/whiskey/products/straight-bourbon-whiskey



Buy him a 12 year old single barrel and inform him that

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:41 AM
 

bourbon is inferior.

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:49 AM
 

Jefferson Reserve is a nice and classy place to start.

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Basil Hayden's is an easy go-to for that price

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:50 AM
 

nobody dislikes it, it's VERY smooth, and can be found for less than 40 sometimes. Bottles has it for 38

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:54 AM
 

Eagle Rare. They distribute a bottle for just under $50 that's hard to beat.

In my opinion, it's as good or better than Blantons', and better than Basil Hayden, Baker's, and Knob Creek.

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 2:39 PM
 

Reckless96 said:

Eagle Rare. They distribute a bottle for just under $50 that's hard to beat.

In my opinion, it's as good or better than Blantons', and better than Basil Hayden, Baker's, and Knob Creek.


Agree!

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I'll third the motion. Best bang for the buck hands down. you may also

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 3:31 PM
 

like Basil Hayden. It's a bourbon that has a little scotch taste in it. Very smooth.


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Re: I'll third the motion. Best bang for the buck hands down. you may also


Posted: Feb 12, 2020 3:37 PM
 

You're right on the money!

Basil Hayden is (was) actually my favorite until I discovered Blanton's. They're ALL awesome.

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Yes, a 10 yr. bourbon that

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 8:21 PM
 

is delicious, and in the $40's.
Also, E.H. Taylor SB.

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Maker's 46...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:56 AM
 

would be my first choice.

Small Batch 1792 and Buffalo Trace are pretty good too.

A buddy of mine really likes Bulleit Frontier

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Re: Maker's 46...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 1:55 PM
 

I'll 2nd Maker's

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As someone else pointed-out...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 2:24 PM
 

all of these are pretty smooth and very drinkable uncut.

However, if you are going to mix it with water, coke, or ginger, it doesn't matter as much.

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Re: As someone else pointed-out...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 3:15 PM
 

Why would you mix bourbon with anything?

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Re: Maker's 46...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 5:25 PM
 

For the dollar, I've said for years Makers 46 is best thing out there.

Blanton's is a very close second if a) you can find it and b) it's less than $90.

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I'm with you...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 11:58 AM
 

Single malt 12-yo Glenfiddich or for a little more a 15-year old.

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 12:00 PM
 

If you can find Blanton's, it would be a good choice (although, might be a bit pricier than $50). Really, I'd recommend anything from Buffalo Trace:

Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Blanton's


Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 1:49 PM
 

If you find a 50 dollar bottle of blantons around here let me know lol

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 2:17 PM
 

When in stock, Total Wine in Greenville has had 750ml Blanton's for about $65. Last I looked, it was not in stock.

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unless it just HAS to be a bourbon, Uncle Nearest 1856

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 12:03 PM
 

is a gift worth giving and receiving

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Four Roses Single Barrel***

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 12:05 PM
 




Re: Four Roses Single Barrel***

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 1:11 PM
 

Don't know about bourbon, but Cross crick water in a gallon jug will run about $50.


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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 8:24 PM
 



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Get him a bottle of Wild Turkey and another of Evan Williams

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 1:14 PM
 

and pocket the rest of the cash

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 1:24 PM
 

You have pretty much gotten different suggestions from almost all of the posters. Several have mentioned anything from the Buffalo Trace distillery or simply named a bourbon from Buffalo Trace. I am going to agree with those suggestions. Anything from there is smooth and very "drinkable" uncut.

First, anything with Weller on the label if you can find it, followed by Blantons and Eagle Rare 10 year. Of course Buffalo Trace Bourbon is a stand by and only $24.99.All of these can be either hard to find or spotty, but well worth looking for. Buffalo Trace is the most available and around Columbia is available about 1/3rd to 1/2 of the time.

If he is going to mix it, it doesn't really matter.

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 2:06 PM
 

Agree with anything from Buffalo Trace but would throw in a few other ideas:
Nice bourbon drink recipe book - Anything to keep him from mixing a good bourbon with Coke
Bar set (shaker, strainer, stirrer, etc)

Would also recommend Basil Heyden. Very nice straight up.


Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 2:18 PM
 

One of my favorites in this range I haven’t seen mentioned yet is Angel’s Envy.

But there are a lot of good suggestions here and it’s hard to go wrong especially when you start approaching this price point. The absolute shame with Weller, Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace, etc is they are so overpriced in SC. I’ve bought 1.75l bottles of Weller and BT in other states for less than the price of a 750ml here. I just spent $50 on an Eagle Rare last weekend that I’ve paid less than half that elsewhere. Despite that, I still part with my money when I see them.

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 2:24 PM
 

McKenna bottled in bond is , right now, a little less Than 50 or 30-40 range depending. Great bourbon

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 2:56 PM
 

got tiger head, bourbon 1981, never been opened.


Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 3:04 PM
 

Many good suggestions here. Have tried most and liked most though some I keep going back to. I would also recommend Basil Hayden for the price but Blade & Bow in same $ range also very smooth and a little sweeter


Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 6:14 PM
 

I’ll echo a few and say Makers 46. I love Blanton’s but it has gotten ridiculous. Visit an old Marine buddy of mine up by Lexington a couple times a year and can’t even find it there ??. I e found it in Florence but my wallet refused to open.

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Re: Need suggestion for nice $50 bottle of bourbon for

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 8:25 PM
 

Russell's Reserve 10 year.


Get him scotch.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 8:23 PM
 

He's old enough to appreciate the finer things in life, and graduate from bourbon to scotch!

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