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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. TexasF355F1

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    My grandfather used to drink it all the time my dad said, and I started drinking it after my dad got a bottle for my 21st birthday. My dad received a gift card to Spec's liquor here from a client for retiring and they asked if I wanted Jack or Turkey.

    Had to go with the opposite of the norm.
     
  2. live2boutside

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    Lots of good suggestions in this thread! A small glass of Woodford Reserve for me this evening.
     
  3. actwon

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    Good thread. Mine favorites are Bulleit 10 year and Bookers (if I need that stronger stuff). Both are around $50/bottle. Basil Hayden is another favorite.
     
  4. NbyNW

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    I have shelf full of options... many of what's mentioned, but I usually go for Knob Creek or Bookers for something with more kick.
     
  5. actwon

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    I, definitely, can enjoy Bookers. Knob Creek, however, always had my number.
     
  6. NbyNW

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    #256 NbyNW, Mar 31, 2017
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    Maybe shouldn't admit it but our go to inexpensive bourbon is Virginia Gentleman. I think it's very respectable and not far behind Knob Creek in taste plus slightly lighter at 80 proof. And for ~$22 for 1.75L it's a steal.
     
  7. ArtS

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    Noah's Mill is back in stock by me but it's 25% more expensive and not quite as good (based on memory, I think it's been a year since I had any), but still worth it.

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    Art S.
     
  8. live2boutside

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    Some Jefferson Very Small Batch bourbon for me this evening.
     
  9. ArtS

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    While in Cincinnati (at Jungle Jim's), I picked up some Larceny.
    Been looking for it for a while. Good but not striking. Noah's Mill is still the leader of the recent purchases.

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    Art S.
     
  10. joker57676

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    Larceny is decent for cheap stuff, but I didn't like it enough to keep buying it.

    After a couple of bad bottles of Noah's Mill, it seems to be back to the high quality bourbon it was when I first started drinking it. Great stuff. I just picked up another bottle.



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  11. ArtS

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    Tend to agree but as I bought 2 bottles, it will stay in the rotation for a bit. Tried Redemption, found it to be an enjoyably sweet drink.

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  12. joker57676

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    Anyone try anything new that's noteworthy recently? A thread in Silver got me itching to add to the scotch stock, so I may look for a new bourbon to add as well. I am running low.



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    ^ I really enjoy both of those by High West. Been drinking Campfire for a couple years.

    Was in Park City last month and tried a couple others. The Mid Winter Nights Dram is exceptional but seems to be sold out and only sold in Utah. Comes out each winter.
     
  15. GatorFL

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    I saw 2 bottles at ABC on Friday and I bought them both for $33 (each) plus tax. Spectacular bourbon, maybe my new favorite. It's got a lot of depth and the finish is sweet. I think it's aged 10 years but it tastes like it has been aged 15 at least. I'll be on the lookout for more.
     
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    Anyone have some Pappy van winkle for sale??

    Thanks

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  17. xotik

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    I have tried to learn to like scotch, but I have had to accept the fact that I just don't care for the smoky flavor. Either that or I haven't tried the right scotch. So I remain a Maker's fan for a nice every-day drink.
     
  18. GatorFL

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    Different thread but try an Islay scotch next time. You can almost taste the ocean. I like Laphroaig.
     
  19. joker57676

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    That, or try some of the other regions that have significantly less smoke, such as a Highland or Speyside.
     
  20. NbyNW

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    Scotch is amazing with the many different varieties. Ask the folks at your local shop for what you like.
     
  21. TexasF355F1

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    Had some in the Broguire's egg nog...
     
  23. NbyNW

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    Yesterday evening my mom, wife, and I each sipped 20yo Pappy. Very nice.
     
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    Basil is great. Eagle Rare is another one close to it.

    Others I've had/still have/etc.

    Defiant: tastes like hay and grassy sweet. I'm in a love/hate thing with it.
    Larceny: okay for being inexpensive.
    Jefferson's Ocean: one last drop there.
    Russel's reserve: I like it as a mixer.
    Templeton Rye: excellent alone or in a cocktail like a Vieux Carre (if you like manhattans, look it up)

    sjd
     
  25. TexasF355F1

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    I found larceny to be a bit harsh. I didn't enjoy it.
     

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