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bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 22, 2020 11:09AM
my local adult bev store is open again with curbside.
tehy don't have alot of variety, but ....
I'm down to the last tbsp of Old Pogues.

Pogues wasn't bad, but I prefer Basils regular, Angels Envy, Four Roses small batch and Widow Jane.
Bulliet and Jeffersons did not thrill me.
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G'head, what would you get that's in same profile?



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: April 22, 2020 11:29AM
Basil Hayden is my go to bourbon if someone else is paying.

But one of my go to cocktails with Bulleit is the Nor'Easter: Bourbon, a squeeze of lime, a tsp of maple syrup and ginger beer.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 22, 2020 11:36AM
my local has Widow aged in NYS maple syrup barrels.
I'm sure it's good, but it's quite $$$.
I drink brown spirits neat with whiskey rocks or a chilled glass.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: April 22, 2020 12:38PM
Eagle Rare is right in the sweet spot. You can usually find it (unlike Blanton's), it's very very good, and it's priced lower than your Basil Hayden's. Col Taylor Small Batch (not Single Barrel, which IYAM is overpriced) is also a quality choice from the Buffalo Trace stable.

I personally really like Blade & Bow these days. Around $45-50 and very high quality.
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 22, 2020 12:55PM
Have you ever tried Woodford Reserve?





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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: April 22, 2020 12:56PM
Worth a look:
[www.esquire.com]
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: stephen
Date: April 22, 2020 12:58PM
Woodford is my everyday, I like Maker's 46, just got my first bottle of Blanton's (good but not life-changing) and on the recommendation of some online friends I just tried Old Forester 1920 and quite like it.
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 22, 2020 01:49PM
I have had Woodford and seem to remember liking it.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: d4
Date: April 22, 2020 02:22PM
GOOD NEWS:
I have a bottle of Makers Mark in a cabinet next to some Purell and 2 containers of Lysol wipes.

BAD NEWS:
The cabinet is located on the 3rd floor of an office building in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.

Grrrrr....



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 22, 2020 02:23PM
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Markintosh
Basil Hayden is my go to bourbon if someone else is paying.

Basil Hayden is quite affordable at Costco -- I picked up a bottle there some months ago for around $40. More than reasonable.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: richorlin
Date: April 22, 2020 02:36PM
If you can find it, Very Old Barton is very good and very reasonably priced. If I can’t find that, my next choice is Benchmark.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: April 22, 2020 02:42PM
Inexpensive, but to me, mighty tasty.
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: April 22, 2020 02:53PM
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richorlin
If you can find it, Very Old Barton is very good and very reasonably priced. If I can’t find that, my next choice is Benchmark.

Thanks, I've been wondering about that. My local store usually has it in stock.
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 22, 2020 03:50PM
Jack Daniels
Henry McKenna
Eagle Rare




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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: April 22, 2020 04:48PM
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Markintosh
Basil Hayden is my go to bourbon if someone else is paying.

But one of my go to cocktails with Bulleit is the Nor'Easter: Bourbon, a squeeze of lime, a tsp of maple syrup and ginger beer.

OMG, this sounds fabulous...and I still have some of TJ's Triple Ginger Beer from Christmas.
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 22, 2020 05:24PM
Gave up drinking long ago, but when it was bourbon it was Evan Williams 1783 (86 proof).
Straight sipping, it was 1783 or nothing.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 22, 2020 08:44PM
....bourbon......ice cream.....???



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Rolando
Date: April 22, 2020 11:15PM
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MrNoBody
Gave up drinking long ago, but when it was bourbon it was Evan Williams 1783 (86 proof).
Straight sipping, it was 1783 or nothing.

I'm a fan of Evan Williams as well! I drink it with water 1:1 (Uncultured swine!!)



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 23, 2020 12:26AM
Another Evan Williams fan here.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: April 23, 2020 07:48AM
Another one to put on your "try it" list: Black Bush by Bushmills. [bushmills.com]
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: April 23, 2020 08:00AM
I guess I'll have to be the one to shout out my favorite, Wild Turkey 101 proof. Squeeze of lemon, neat.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 23, 2020 08:41AM
Black Bush??
What part of Kentucky does it hail from?
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 23, 2020 08:58AM
....bush......???


....what if one is a vagetarian......??



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: robfilms
Date: April 23, 2020 10:55AM
Sheltering in place 4hrs away from our home.

We have been here now 6 weeks.

First thing we did was to find supply lines.

There is a local supermarket chain which is excellent - Market Basket, if others want to know.

I’m living with both my most wonderful wife, both young adult daughters and one of their boyfriends.

So then I needed a liquor store.

Surprisingly, not a great selection.

But I went with one of my regulars: Elijah Craig Small Batch.

I’ll probably finish it today or tomorrow.

Sipping and it took a little more than a month.

Imagining that we will be here for another 4+ weeks, I already bought my next bottle - Buffalo Trace.

I could have gone with Redemption.

If we are here in June, I sure hope not, maybe I’ll go with Basil.

My fav?

Angel’s Envy.

Enjoy.

Stay well.

Rob
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Posted by: BillMac
Date: April 23, 2020 11:10AM
Agreed. I saw this post last night, and after already having 2 Redemption Old Fashioneds, I made a Redemption Nor'Easter with the last drops of maple syrup in the house. I will be doing that again! My wife said it's like a fancy bourbon mule.

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Markintosh
Basil Hayden is my go to bourbon if someone else is paying.

But one of my go to cocktails with Bulleit is the Nor'Easter: Bourbon, a squeeze of lime, a tsp of maple syrup and ginger beer.

OMG, this sounds fabulous...and I still have some of TJ's Triple Ginger Beer from Christmas.



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 23, 2020 11:20AM
.....need to drink more......



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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 23, 2020 12:24PM
There is a distillery near me that I REALLY like, Swede Hill.
Their moonshine is OK, but the whiskey is my favorite currently.

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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 23, 2020 05:04PM
Ditto that lime and ginger beer apertif above, I will have to try that, thanks.

Staples:
Maker's 46 - nearly empty
Elijah Craig Very Small Batch - just opened
BT

Other faves:
Jefferson's Small Batch
Woodford Reserve
Four Roses Small Batch

Costco Bourbon: I've heard it's more premium now than it was several years ago, haven't drank it in about 8 years...it was better as a mixer then.

My problem is I also like really good beer. And staying in good shape. Hard to balance all three of these!
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Re: bourbon thoughts
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 23, 2020 05:16PM
At least you all don't need to leave the country for your drink of choice. I have a softness for Cuban Rum, it puts a new meaning to smooth, cream isn't as smooth as Ron Mulata.

as for bourbon - Old Forrester.



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