Originally Posted by santacore
I haven't tried the Corner Creek because of the very mixed reviews, but I do really like Rowans Creek. In the mid 30's price range it is one of my favorites. I still haven't flipped for the Noah's Mill, but I'm sure I would dig it. I like most of the KDB stuff.
I haven't had either since they are not in my market, but my next visit to Missouri, and I will be getting a bottle of each. I ended up with Willet, and was a bit disappointed. Oh we'll, I have some wicked decanter bottles.
I hate to sound crass, but here goes... I sell whisk(e)y for a living and the average drinker doesn't have any idea what they are talking about, let alone know what they like. It's very similar to wine drinkers who only drink Cab. You cannot truly flaw them since exposure is mostly from advertisers with deep pockets. As Bourbon appreciation goes up, so does the hobbiest culture.
I'm not trying to make or prove a point, just show appreciation for those that know names like KBD, LDI/MGPI, chill filtration, or even the difference between cask strength and single barrel.
Maybe one day, people might connect the dots and realize Templeton is not
distiller in Iowa, and that doesn't make it bad , nor does it make it good.
Informed buying is a good thing, but whisk(e)y suggestions are even more subjective than our headphone hobby... enjoy, but proceed with caution!