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Dec 23, 2019 at 2:35 AM Post #976 of 1,145

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I very much enjoyed this:

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Dec 23, 2019 at 5:15 PM Post #980 of 1,145

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I can taste the differences between Bushmills and Jameson, I can identify by taste at least seven distinct styles by region of Scotland and I know Canadian whiskey when I taste it. But I must admit my ignorance of American bourbons. In my liquor cab are a few typical selections: Jack Daniels Old No.7, Maker's Mark, a Knob Creek Rye, an old bottle of George Dickle that someone gave me years ago, and a half-empty 1.75l plastic bottle of Early Times I bought for making mint juleps.

What should I go buy so I can understand bourbons more?
 
Dec 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM Post #981 of 1,145

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What should I go buy so I can understand bourbons more?

What I HATE about bourbon is these "limited releases" that you can never get your hands on unless you are the store owner's cousin or something.
Good thing about them is they are far more affordable than Scotch.

Of those, Stagg Jr. tends to be less unobtanium than some others and quite good.
https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/bourbon/small-batch-bourbon/stagg-jr/p/135217750

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is also quite good if you can find it.
https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/b...elijah-craig-barrel-proof-bourbon/p/132677750

Luckily, there are others readily available on the shelves that are just as good IMO:

Old Forester 1920
https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/bourbon/small-batch-bourbon/old-forester-1920/p/173809750

Booker's
https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/bourbon/small-batch-bourbon/bookers/p/2716750

Barrell Bourbon
https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/b...mtZKZonS2IgSIcj-hQMaAkygEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
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Dec 23, 2019 at 10:18 PM Post #982 of 1,145

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Great start, thank you
 
Dec 23, 2019 at 11:46 PM Post #983 of 1,145

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I'm mainly a scotch guy, but my bourbon-drinking friends really enjoy Buffalo Trace. Reasonably priced and made by the same folks that own Pappy Van Winkle, I believe.

Cheers!
 
Dec 24, 2019 at 9:28 AM Post #984 of 1,145

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I'm mainly a scotch guy, but my bourbon-drinking friends really enjoy Buffalo Trace. Reasonably priced and made by the same folks that own Pappy Van Winkle, I believe.

Cheers!
I also enjoy Buffalo Trace very much. They have many different levels, and special releases, but their base bourbon is good.
Other brands that come to mind are Four Roses and Angel's Envy.

A spicy bourbon called Rowan's Creek, made in Bardstown, KY, is on my go-to list.

I prefer Jack Daniel's single barrel over the blended No. 7. Has more caramel and vanilla notes.
The purveyor should give you a taste, prior to purchase ... some barrels are great, others maybe not :)

In general, similar to scotch whisky, the better bourbons are single barrel or "small batch." More unique character.
Hope this helps a bit ...
 
Dec 24, 2019 at 2:51 PM Post #985 of 1,145

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I couldn't get to Total Wine today, but my local liquor store had this on sale. It's not one of those recommended, but every journey begins with one small steo. :)

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Mar 9, 2020 at 10:02 AM Post #986 of 1,145

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This old thread needs to be revived! Drink up, boys.

Really starting to get more and more into Bourbon as my scotch bottles are getting dusty. I'm loving Woodford Reserve at $30, excellent neat daily drinker and found everywhere. When I want to kick it up a notch, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is the ticket. Released 3 times per year with varying proofs, I have the B519 and C919. Waiting for the A120 to arrive here. Add one big ice cube and enjoy! Cheers!
 
Mar 9, 2020 at 10:04 AM Post #987 of 1,145

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global recession and scotch go together. Granted my 350$ king dalmore may have to be subbed for 25$ cuttyshark, lol
 
Mar 9, 2020 at 1:17 PM Post #988 of 1,145

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This old thread needs to be revived! Drink up, boys.

Really starting to get more and more into Bourbon as my scotch bottles are getting dusty. I'm loving Woodford Reserve at $30, excellent neat daily drinker and found everywhere. When I want to kick it up a notch, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is the ticket. Released 3 times per year with varying proofs, I have the B519 and C919. Waiting for the A120 to arrive here. Add one big ice cube and enjoy! Cheers!

Woodford Reserve is my go-to, including making long drinks with it - I like it with ginger ale. However, it's more like £30 over here so $40-45? That's the Tax man for you. I have a bottle of Rowan's Creek and keep my Four Roses for special occasions.
 

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