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What's Your Favorite Bourbon?

Discussion in 'Drink, Smoke, and Fine Dining' started by Coolhand, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. Coolhand

    Coolhand Karting

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    I'm looking for various opinions and recommendations on Bourbons.

    What's your favorite overall (price/availability no object) bourbon? Mine: Pappy Van Winkle 23-year Family Reserve. Definitely a special occasion bourbon at $200 per bottle, but the price of admission is worth the ride.

    What's your favorite moderately priced bourbon? Mine: Maker's Mark. Not at all rare or unique, but very tasty especially for the price and quite versatile.

    What's the worst bourbon out there? My opinion: While technically not bourbon, but basic Jack Daniel's is awful swill. What is ironic however though, I really like both Jack Daniel's Single Barrel and Gentlemen Jack, neither of which in my opinion taste anywhere near what "basic" Jack Daniel's tastes like.
     
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  2. tatcat

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    old weller antique 107. smooth as silk.
     
  3. Ike

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    I was given a glass of some bourbon to try not too long ago that I liked but have no idea what it was.
     
  4. Feffman

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  5. speedy4500

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    Mostly a scotch drinker here, but my friend's father poured me some Elijah Craig 18-year single barrel which was incredibly smooth and rich. I think the next bottle of scotch I kick will be replaced with some Elijah Craig.
     
  6. GatorFL

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    Booker's small batch is phenom.
     
  7. tuttebenne

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    +1 on both accounts. Tragically, I can never find any Pappy when I have an extra $200 :(
     
  8. Scotty

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    +1
     
  9. UroTrash

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    Not that I'd know... but Knob Creek is the pick of the litter, followed by Baker's; Booker's a distant third and Woodford Reserve should be used to clean the kitchen drain.


    Jim Beam's Eagle Reserve is sweet and smooth... I hear.
     
  10. UroTrash

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    I take it back.

    I was being smartass.

    Don't pour the Woodford Reserve down your drain, it will ruin your pipes.

    Take it to the Toxic Waste Day at your local landfill.
     
  11. tuttebenne

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    I would put Elmer T. Lee in the same category
     
  12. BigTex

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    #12 BigTex, Oct 26, 2009
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    This...they have a 12 year old, also, for 'slumming'......

    Signed,

    Alan Craig Leach...

    Yea, 'that' Craig.....and old Scots Irish linage.
     
  13. BigTex

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    ...and this.

    Booker Noe was a heck of a nice guy, Google some of his 'Bookerisms'....hilarious guy.

    Jesse Dayton (sponsored by Jim Beam) has named his Tour Bus "Booker" in memory...Rest In Peace, Booker..

    The best story, IMO was his wife making a Christmas fruitcake recipe with the 134 Proof, in error...it blew the door off the oven....no injuries.
     
  14. konatown

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    Jefferson's Reserve 15 year. About $60 a 750ml bottle.
     
  15. BigTex

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  16. wingfeather

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    Wild Turkey Rare Breed & Buffalo Trace are my staples.
     
  17. Il Vecchio

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    Louis XIV was my favorite Bourbon.

    Wait, isn't this thread about French royalty?
     
  18. Oneday

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    2nd the Buffalo Trace. Not a high end item, but I find it very nice.
     
  19. ArtS

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    Black Maple Hill - very enjoyable, nice flavor and very smooth.

    Regards,

    Art S.
     
  20. g996

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  21. Meister

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    The bar is always stocked with

    Jim Beam Black
    Woodford
    Buffalo Trace
    Knob Creek
    Makers
     
  22. DenisB

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    wild turkey 101
     
  23. Meister

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    #23 Meister, Dec 3, 2009
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    Rock on!

    If your going to do it...do it right.

    I used 101 to start a fire pit a couple of months back....

    Just ran out of JB Black!
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  24. 1974gt4

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    smoothness, consistency= Maker's Mark

    look for a new product from them soon too
     
  25. TexasF355F1

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    That's pretty much all I drank in college.

    So much so that I can't stand the smell of it or any whiskey anymore. :D
     

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