Sippin' Bourbon

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,379
    I recommend Henry McKenna 10 year old B-N-B but it won awards for 2 years straight and can be hard to find...its only $39 locally.

    also from Willet is: Rowans Creek & Noah Mills which are both excellent.

    If you never tried a Rye I'd recommend "Knob Creek Rye" to start with.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 526
    ...and perhaps Woodford Reserve rye while you’re trying ryes. We love it.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,246
    I like a good rum too, but once you've found the bourbons that appeal to you it's worth the journey. Need to try some Eagle Rare one of these days. But for now my doggies says it's time for the morning walk and then back to the barn I go.
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  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,580
    Is 4 Roses single barrel smooth?
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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,484
    engtaz wrote: »
    Is 4 Roses single barrel smooth?

    Yes. I found it to be kind of too smooth.

    Lacking in complexity for my taste.
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  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,580
    I like smooth so I can get to the complexity
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,246
    For me, 4 Roses Yellow label is a bit "smoother" and cheaper too :)
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  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,580
    got a bottle of Coopers Mark. Smooth with a little bite and good profile flavor
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  • acmf74acmf74 Posts: 889
    Not a bourbon but my favorite Tennessee whisky is "George Dickel"

    90 proof and is delicious neat or with ice. Unfortunately its not that available where I live.
  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,580
    Picked up some Elijah Craig, very good and smooth and great flavor profile.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,231
    I stopped into a new store tonight. It was explained to me by the clerk that the “standard“ beverages are sold at state minimum. In short, Michigan has a monopoly on liquor.
    In a locked glass case he had several “secondary market“ beverages to choose from. These are bottles that he can price as he sees fit. He had a bottle of Stagg for 500 clams! Says he can only get 2 bottles a year of that rarity. Hence the crazy price

    I picked up these . . .

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,231
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,046
    GlennDog wrote: »
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    One might enjoy that photo more, but it would be hard to Photoshop that photo any more. :o
  • falconcry72falconcry72 Posts: 3,584
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    engtaz wrote: »
    Is 4 Roses single barrel smooth?

    Yes. I found it to be kind of too smooth.

    Lacking in complexity for my taste.

    I like the 4 Roses Single Barrel... how does it compare to the Small Batch? Haven't tried that one yet
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  • JstasJstas Posts: 14,079
    voltz wrote: »
    I recommend Henry McKenna 10 year old B-N-B but it won awards for 2 years straight and can be hard to find...its only $39 locally.

    This.

    Only ever had it in Kentucky at The Brown Hotel until a couple weeks ago when I stumbled on it at a small mom and pop shop for $36.

    Way better and smoother than a 10 year has any right to be.

    If you can find it, pick it up.

    I promised to share mine with a friend and it's really hard not to drink it all until he finally gets his **** over here to share.

    It is bottled in bond, though, so it's a solid 100 proof. Stronger than normal 90-92 proof. With how smooth it is, one can get in trouble faster.

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,379
    edited November 2019
    Chad & Sara from "It's Bourbon Night" call that a Perry pour B)

    is that Knob Creek Small batch or single Barrel?

    I'm not a Scotch fan but after trying and liking some Irish Red Breast 12 I had to try some Balvenie Double Wood 17 and it was pretty good for a Scotch ;)

    Now back to the Henry McKenna!
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,379
    edited November 2019
    Okay New Years is coming up soon and...I tried some "Barrell Bourbon" 2019 New Year's batch and it very special...was like $89 & over a hundred with taxes added.

    Me and Todd @tratliff had a long talk at Skip's about "Barrell Bourbons" Stuff and we are both big fans of it and I know we both highly recommend trying one if you get the chance. It isn't cheap but it is worth the price... and if you buy one and don't like it just bring it to skips or LSAF and we will buy it back from you and buyi you something else to replace it B)
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,004
    edited November 2019
    Thats a single barrel select from Total Wine. Not to bad.
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,004
    Picked this up last week. Got it from a coworker. Pretty special.

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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,004
    And not trying to brag but ran across this over the weekend. Can’t wait to open it but wife said I have to wait till Xmas. I hear this years batch 9 is the best yet.

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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,004
    edited November 2019
    I agree @vlotz Barrel Bourbons are awesome for the cost. If you find Dovetail its great.

    I need to pick up this year New Years batch. Thanks for the heads up.
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,139
    edited November 2019
    I like my women like I like my bourbon......over the age of 16 and mixed up in coke.

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,379
    edited November 2019
    Kentucky Owl is hard to get. never seen it anywhere I could buy one :)

    Todd, I just have to wait to see how you like it! Dovetail is my next to buy list ;)

    Just had some Bookers 17-02 called blue knights..named after the group of Motor cycle cops that his dad hanged around with B) super good.

    he is a review
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  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,580
    edited December 2019
    Blantons, Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare are hard to find. :(
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    The Blanton's was my every day bourbon the last few months of my drinking career. I could get them at my local Costco, they would release them about once a month. I'd buy 6 of them and felt like a bandit.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,004
    edited December 2019
    Although I really enjoy Blantons I don’t think it competes with some of the brands in the same category. I generally like bourbons of a higher proof.
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  • verbverb Posts: 9,935
    Reading this thread I really need to get my bourbon game on. Jack Daniels has been my go to for quite some time. Newbies, I tell ya! :smile:
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,246
    JD is fine in a mixer but if you try most any of the ones mentioned in this thread w/o mixing I doubt you'll go back to it.
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