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    And I just got some Evan Willams. Coulda had this for about the same money. I'm not a bourbon drinker, buy my darling dil - who spent some years in S. Carolina and developed all sorts of odd predilections (mustard in bbq sauce for pete's sake) - likes it.

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    Here is my favorite Bourbon. I drink it neat - great while watching a sunset

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    Does it pair well with Dr. Pepper? That’s the real test for quality hooch.

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    Of course this is good as it gets if you are lucky enough to find a bottle at its list price

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    that weller bourbon was $49 a fifth here
    wonder where its price will settle at after this award
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatbum View Post
    Of course this is good as it gets if you are lucky enough to find a bottle at its list price

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    tastes burnt to me
    similarly to starbucks over-roasted beans
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Funny you should post this. I was gifted BSB, brown sugar bourbon that has cinnamon in it. I am not a likker drinker. Not sure what to make of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    tastes burnt to me
    similarly to starbucks over-roasted beans
    Agreed

    I’m a 80 proof kinda guy - I don’t like the burn of the 100+ proofs like Knob Creek or Bookers. Give a smooth Basil Hayden, Woodford, I’ll go as high as 93 proof if its Blanton’s, my simple go to is Makers Mark bourbon.

    A couple of cubes or a splash of branch water to open it up and sit & sip
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    a nice thing about bourbon is that there are hundreds of good drinking varieties in $25 to $50 range and another hundred great varieties in the $50 -$75 range

    you dont have to spend ****loads to get something special
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatbum View Post
    Of course this is good as it gets if you are lucky enough to find a bottle at its list price

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    My brother in Connecticut is a monster Papster fan and has been known to say "Life can't get any more happy, if you're hanging with the Pappy."He's got something like 6 or 7 various bottles in his personal stash, to me it tastes like burnt bacon and not in a good way.

    My everyday quaff neat or over ice is Maker's or Buffalo Trace and Blanton's is "one" of my all time faves when I can get it, but there are simply too many that I really love to list here.

    One brand that has been a real surprise, given that through much of the 70's and 80's they seemed to have had distribution solely in connivence stores and pharmacies, and catered to the rot-gut, stew bum crowd is Four Roses. They must have gotten a new master distiller somewhere along the way and he or she made a concerted effort to bring the label back to respectability, they've done a marvelous job.

    Talk of Bourbon can troll me up from the depths of the Marianas Trench.

    ETA: I'm with Paul on the pricing strategies of Bourbon. A knowledgable salesperson in a decent liquor store can be a wealth of terrific recommendations, just make sure the person you are talking to is a real Bourbon drinker and not some tourist or dilettante.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    And I just got some Evan Willams. Coulda had this for about the same money.
    The Evan Williams Single Vintage has been our "house" bourbon for a long time, but it might be time to try the Wellers - thanks!
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    I am normally a scotch drinker, but a couple of months ago I met up with 3 old friends from high school to solve the world's problems. One of them brought a bourbon called Four Roses. It was really, really good. Can't recommend it enough.

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    I think the Four Roses small batch is very good.

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    Maker's Mark is for me the best without spending ridiculous amounts. (Aldi and Lidl, The europeans will know ) have a ' Clarkse's Straight Kentucky Bourbon from Lawrenceburg Kentucky Family business since 1866 blah blah....' I suspect its a scam sort of , like a lot of blended Scotch, but, hey, at a quarter of the price of Four Roses , and Jimmy Beam, Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey and other Bourbons, its ok. 10 € a litre, thats 12 USD, 8.50 GB£ sixth of the price of Maker's Mark here. almost all blended Scotch is just not so smooth and palatable as bourbons etc, and single malts are an aquired taste, some are awful, which is why the blends happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    I think the Four Roses small batch is very good.
    That's the one I was referencing and it is just stunning how far they have come in 30 years or so. From the tipple of choice on skid row and bottom shelf brand at best, to not quite the uppermost shelf, but definitely working towards being a contender.

    Went out with some friends last night for dinner (first time in a restaurant in more than a year) and had a Maker's on a single large cube, delish! Vanilla, a touch of caramel, little bit of cereal. Smooth and sublime, pure joy in a glass with a soft lingering finish.
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    Started with their rye whiskey a few years ago, moved up to this a few months ago when I came upon it at a not-so-local vendor.

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    Buy in bulk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatbum View Post
    Of course this is good as it gets if you are lucky enough to find a bottle at its list price

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    Had a friend in high school, whose family had a "little" horse farm outside Lexington. They had the Rip van Winkle distillery do a small custom run for them every year. Need to hydrates the guests on Kentucky Derby weekend.

    It was mighty fine stuff.
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    Yes, sir!

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    I am/was very fond of the Bulleit Rye and Bourbon until I found out the owner of the distillery disowned his daughter for being gay and has contributed a lot of money to anti LGBTQ causes.

    Michters Rye and Bourbon are my go to brown liquors

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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    I am/was very fond of the Bulleit Rye and Bourbon until I found out the owner of the distillery disowned his daughter for being gay and has contributed a lot of money to anti LGBTQ causes.

    Michters Rye and Bourbon are my go to brown liquors

    If I boycotted every product and celebrity that came out with a position that was different from mine, I would have very limited options. It might be different if he advertised that for every bottle he sold he would donate a dollar to an anti-homosexuality organization. At that point your purchase is directly contributing to a cause for which you oppose. I really try to separate the product from the person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatbum View Post
    If I boycotted every product and celebrity that came out with a position that was different from mine, I would have very limited options. It might be different if he advertised that for every bottle he sold he would donate a dollar to an anti-homosexuality organization. At that point your purchase is directly contributing to a cause for which you oppose. I really try to separate the product from the person.
    Your right... and a personal choice. Which I disagree with.

    I boycott as I educate myself... and send word to the company why I'm doing so. And everything I've ever read says that boycotting can work, and often does work. Sometimes in grand fashion... sometimes in subtler ways... and, to be sure, sometimes not at all.

    There are tons of options. It's quite rare to find a situation where boycotting has pinched me in that way. So... wrong again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post

    Which bilge rat has the tagline about the mosquito?
    This reference is completely lost on me? What are you referring to?

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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatbum View Post
    This reference is completely lost on me? What are you referring to?
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    art haberland
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
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    Is there a specific type of corn used to make bourbon, or will Orville Redenbacher’s do?
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