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    Default Good bourbon recommendation needed

    My dad is finished with chemo and is now in hospice. He asked for a recommendation for a good bourbon. He was a fairly heavy drinker all his life but not so much since he got cancer.

    Something I can find in a medium sized Texas town would be ideal. I may not have time to order an exotic. And he may not be able to appreciate it anyway (chemo affects the taste of things).

    Any favorites to recommend?

    Thanks

    Tom

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Hard to beat Maker's Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Hard to beat Maker's Mark.
    Yup

    that's something that should be said about bourbon, you don't have to spend more than forty bucks to get a really fine bottle of bourbon, there's many really good bourbons that won't break the bank. . .

    Maker's is my go to bourbon for both sipping and for bourbon sours.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Jefferson's, Knob Creek, Bookers.
    And anything listed above.

    I also think that Wild Turkey and Early Times are underrated and very good value for the money.
    Even a fish wouldn’t get in trouble if it kept it's mouth shut.

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    oooh bookers
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    that's something that should be said about bourbon, you don't have to spend more than forty bucks to get a really fine bottle of bourbon, there's many really good bourbons that won't break the bank. . .
    and another thing, the relative bargain price of good bourbon allows one to keep a varied collection on hand
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    i once drank a bottle with this printed on the label "produit de viet nam", not recomended

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    Makers Mark. Still distilled the old-fashioned way.
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    Woodford Reserve.
    I'll just take my chances with those salt water joys.

    AR

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    Texas? Go local and get some TX whiskey. It's outa Fort Worth. Pretty good stuff. My personal favorite daily drinker is Elmer T. Lee. Whistle Pig for special occasions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkrone View Post
    Elmer T. Lee.
    dude was a legend
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post

    I really like that one too. Makers Mark and Knob is good too.

    Consider getting some great Ryes. I have been enjoying a splash of this every so often and it is like bourbon but on steroids. it is a return to flavor and nostalgia - it fills the glass with flavor and intoxicating bouquet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    Makers Mark. Still distilled the old-fashioned way.
    Good choice.

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    We have a Scotch, Wasmund's, made in Virginia that tastes like a bourbon that is available in Texas. Some of my cousins make some good bourbons, I don't get a cut but the devil does.

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    Easily available? Jim Beam has a couple of specialty bourbons...I like the Signature Craft Bourbon Whisky.

    Best wishes to your Dad bluedog.

    As BROTM I think it's my duty to declare that all who are able need to hoist one in his honor this week.

    Ladies and and gentlemen, here's to Tom's Dad.

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    Here here. Glass raised.
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    Bogdog---I respectfully have to differ with you about this !!

    Quote Originally Posted by bogdog View Post
    We have a Scotch, Wasmund's, made in Virginia that tastes like a bourbon ---------
    No, No No No----It doesn't.

    It taste like MEK.
    Even a fish wouldn’t get in trouble if it kept it's mouth shut.

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    Ladies and and gentlemen, here's to Tom's Dad.
    Prost!

    enjoy
    bobby

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    Tell me something about the boat in your picture......name of design and designer.....looks real good from here!
    Quote Originally Posted by Oysterhouse View Post
    Jefferson's, Knob Creek, Bookers.
    And anything listed above.

    I also think that Wild Turkey and Early Times are underrated and very good value for the money.
    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation......Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by John A. Campbell View Post
    Tell me something about the boat in your picture......name of design and designer.....looks real good from here!
    Try here---
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...Deadrise-Skiff

    And may we all raise a glass to those that we love, those that we have lost, and the sweet memories of our time with them.
    Even a fish wouldn’t get in trouble if it kept it's mouth shut.

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    If your dad's taste buds are compromised - as mine were following cancer treatment - I would recommend skipping the bourbon, and getting a good single-malt. More, richer flavor... more likely to be appreciated in his present condition. Or, maybe the rye.
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    Tom;

    All kidding, posturing and whisky snobbery aside---

    Brands tend to vary by region, and the clerk at the local Liquor store may well be your best resource for finding what you need---just tell him what you are looking for, explain the circumstances and let small town, southern, rural hospitality work its magic.

    Wishing you the best with your Dad. Trust me on this----Any time that you spend with him, anything that you do with him will be treasured in the future.

    Bottoms up! and Cheers!

    Rod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oysterhouse View Post
    Bogdog---I respectfully have to differ with you about this !!



    No, No No No----It doesn't.

    It taste like MEK.
    Didn't I say it tastes like Bourbon? Scotch single malt, Highland or Speyside. Islay's or Skye if ya like drinking stuff that tastes like smoked fish. The flatlander's stuff isn't too bad neither
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogdog View Post
    We have a Scotch, Wasmund's, made in Virginia that tastes like a bourbon. . .
    why are you referring to this as a scotch?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    why are you referring to this as a scotch?
    Sorry, that's correct, it's a single malt whisky. Should it be whisky or whiskey though?

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    The convention goes that if the country of origin's name has an "E" in it, it's usually spelt "whiskey", and if it doesn't, it's usually spelt "whisky." Of course, there's the occasional distillery outlier that ruins that very simple rule, and legally in the USA it's spelt whisky, but you guys call some of your sparkling wine Champagne, so take everything with a grain of salt. Except your whisky, that should be with water, neat, or if you must, with ice.
    I'll just take my chances with those salt water joys.

    AR

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    J.W.Dant

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    Or
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Intrepid View Post
    The convention goes that if the country of origin's name has an "E" in it, it's usually spelt "whiskey", and if it doesn't, it's usually spelt "whisky." Of course, there's the occasional distillery outlier that ruins that very simple rule, and legally in the USA it's spelt whisky, but you guys call some of your sparkling wine Champagne, so take everything with a grain of salt. Except your whisky, that should be with water, neat, or if you must, with ice.
    None of the more reputable vineyards use "Champagne" nor would they want to use it as their wines can stand on their own. Just a few of the older vineyards still use "Champagne" and it has to say it's from California. I think sales are bigger in Canada than the US, that'll change in a few months when it can't be sold there.

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    Alas, all my fine bourbon and scotch is half a world away, but I'll raise my 11oz carton of Myoplex (lite) and hoist one in honor of your father bluedog.
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