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yeah its at least 2 nights of a good buzz.
Are you saying you can't do better for under $30? I hope so, and I hope you are mixing those. If you are drinking those neat you are a better man than me.
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Jack Daniel's is Tennessee whiskey. Nothing Kentucky or bourbon about it.
Since the question was posed with a certain monetary amount in mind, yes I'm talking about the regular mid to top shelf bourbons that you can find in any ABC/package store. Also, I'm not talking about Scotch, I'm talking about Bourbon. I prefer the sour mash bourbons to anything else in this category (e.g. Makers, Crown, Wild Turkey, SOuthern Comfort, Dickel, and a few others). I do prefer to drink those as mixed drinks but will drink them over ice, as opposed to drinking them "neat." I like the way they taste over ice. Now, concerning all the very expensive bourbons. I've tried the high end Wild Turkey (Kentucky Spirit?) and wasn't impressed. I've also tried Maker's 46 and enjoyed it, but not any more than the sour mash brands. I've taken a shot of Woodford Reserved and thought it was fantastic. But, I'm just not spending a hundred bucks on a bottle of bourbon. A friend told me a few years ago that I've got to try Blanton's, but I couldn't find it then and haven't thought about it for a while.
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That's correct, thanks. My point is that I like the sour mash brands.
Gotcha. Well I would highly recommend you try Elijah Craig 18 year if you can find it anywhere. They have quit making it at the moment. Also if you can ever find Old Rip Van Winkle buy it. I have a couple bottles at home and it is by far the best whiskey I have ever had. Those aren't cheap, but well worth the price. $50-$60 for the Elijah Craig and $60 and up for the Old Rip Van Winkle. Have you had Booker's? It's also a fine bourbon that comes from the Jim Beam distillery.
I normally drink Woodford Reserve, but for kicks, I bought a 5th of Evan Williams 1783, a small batch sour mash whiskey for a mere pittance, less that $12.00, plus tax. It is a very good mixing whiskey at 86 proof. I also bought and liked Ridgemont Reserve 1972, which was about $25.00 and very good, even did well neat. I have also bought Maker's Mark, Basil Hayden, Eagle Rare, and others. If you are drinking Bourbon either neat or on the rocks, I'd go for the $30.00+ bottles. If you are just mixing it, you can't go wrong with Evan Williams 1783 or Ridgemont Reserve. Interestingly, Rebel Yell gets a high value score from raters.
Thanks for the info. Maybe I can get one for a birthday or something like that. I haven't tried Bookers. Maybe I'll try that one first since i'm such a fan of Jim Beam.
I don't mix much anymore. If I do, I usually poor a half glass of Four Roses yellow label and splash a little sprite in there. 9 times out of 10 I have my bourbon neat.
A week? I think you're okay. When you start to take down 1 a day, then you might need help.
Question, have you ever tried those bourbon stones you put in the freezer? A friend of mine just bought them and said they are great, cold bourbon that doesn't get watered down. I was thinking of trying them.
I also saw this ice tray that makes 4 huge cubes. You put one in your drink. I thought that was a killer concept.
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this^^ i think i'll sip some woodford now in your honor...knob creek could be on that list.
When it comes to bourbon, it really only comes from 6 distilleries IMO.
Wild Turkey, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Woodford, 4 Roses, and Maker's.
They're all along a trail in KY and no 2 distilleries are more than 75 miles apart.
You pass several of them on the way to Lexington if you're coming from Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee. Highly recommend touring them.
Anyway, I prefer Heaven Hill & Maker's overall as distilleries. But Wild Turkey does have some very good aged bourbons like their 12 year.
The ABC stor near my house didn't have EC or Old Rip. They did have Woodford Reserve (which gets very high ratings). I bought a pint for $18 (ouch), and will try some neat tonight. I'll let you know.
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Jim Beam, Canadian Club, and Seagrams 7 are all really good.
I'll have to try that. Sounds like something to try in the summer when it's 95F outside.
You did not just state that Jim Beam was good bourbon
Lol I thought the irony of the brands listed wouldn't require a sarcasm emoticon.
I was at the liquor store yesterday without my wallet and only had $20 on me. Those were my choices.
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