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 Post subject: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 2 14, 8:05 pm 
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Rave: I've come to love bourbon in the last year or so. I still have to learn what's good, what's not, etc., but I've found a great groove right now with Four Roses. I also dig Woodford Reserve.

Rant: I've spent the overwhelming majority of my life drinking beer. I'm not used to going at a bourbon pace. I'm used to cramming barley and malt in my face consistently for 7 hours, which generally leaves you on your own two feet and mildly lucid. Bourbon is something else altogether. It's conducive to becoming an ornery cuss and you can seriously hurt yourself if you don't watch it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 2 14, 8:16 pm 
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I'm right there with you, I started exploring whiskey about 5 years ago and have settled in on bourbon as my whiskey of choice. I've heard Four Roses single barrel was good. I was being directed to either that or a bottle of X that I bought in the same price range, and I'll be damned if I can remember the name of it. Got it at Binny's, about $40, and it came in a cardboard tube. It was 96 proof I think.

Anyway, if you want some cheaper ones that are still solid I strongly recommend Evan Williams 1786 (< $20). It's better than most of the $30 bottles I've tried. The other one I like a lot is Larceny, 92 proof, and it's under $25.

They will knock you on your ass, especially the stronger stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 2 14, 8:34 pm 
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The Four Roses small batch is also very good, as is the single barrel.

I'll keep an eye out for Larceny. TFG is also on this train (TFB?).


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 2 14, 8:51 pm 
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JL21 wrote:
. Rant: I've spent the overwhelming majority of my life drinking beer. I'm not used to going at a bourbon pace. I'm used to cramming barley and malt in my face consistently for 7 hours, which generally leaves you on your own two feet and mildly lucid.


This sums up why I usually drink beer when I'm out, even though I vastly prefer liquor/cocktails. Well, that and money.


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 3 14, 7:42 am 
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Bourbon is my jam.

Whistle Pig 10, Willet Family Pot Still, Michter's, High West Campfire, and Black Maple Hill are some of my favorites.


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 3 14, 8:25 am 
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Some good recs in here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=54004


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 3 14, 8:26 am 
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does whiskey count as beer?


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
PostPosted: September 3 14, 9:22 am 
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I might need to change my username...whiskey/bourbon is all I drink anymore (and some Scotch), and like jim, got on that train a few years ago. Below are some of my favs:

Bulleit
Bulleit 10 yr
Bulleit Rye
Willet
Angel's Envy
George T. Stagg
Buffalo Trace
Four Roses Small Batch
Four Roses Single Barrel
Hudson Baby Bourbon
Jameson
Paddy's
Knob Creek
Makers Mark
Lagavulin 16
Belvenie Doublewood 12

...all are great with rocks, stones, or neat

I mainly drink Bulleit, that's my goto bourbon.

Some cool links:
http://www.gq.com/life/food/201311/bour ... amily-tree
http://editorial.designtaxi.com/news-wh ... 04/big.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
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I just polished off some Bulleit Rye. Haven't decided what to get next. Something new or a reliable stand by? Submit your recommendations, please.


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 Post subject: Re: Rant/Rave: Bourbon
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trill wrote:
I just polished off some Bulleit Rye. Haven't decided what to get next. Something new or a reliable stand by? Submit your recommendations, please.

Hudson Baby Bourbon

love the huddy.


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