Best bottle of whiskey for around $50?

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  1. jackinjax

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    I don't drink alcohol very often, but, when I do I prefer a smooth sipping whiskey. The last I bought was outstanding; Crown Royal Black.



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    Any absinth worth drinking is well over $50 though.
     
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    Make sure you know if it is bourbon or whiskey you want.
    You mentioned both.
     
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    I've never been a fan of Scotch whiskey, although I've tried quite a few. I think it's kind of like stinky cheese.

    At this point in my life I'm happy being an occasional bourbon drinker and I don't worry about whether I'm missing something by not drinking scotch.

    You all can drink what you want. I like Blanton's.
     
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    Both bourbon and Scotch are whiskeys, they are just different types of whiskeys.

    I love both types, but not all people do. I'm in agreement with the OP looking for the bourbon type.
     
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    I'm as much of a bourbon nerd as I am a guitar nerd. 50 dollars is actually an odd limit as there are not many fantastic bourbons at the 50 price point, there's a lot under 40 and over 60.

    Here's a shopping list starting from low price to medium. Because you never know what a specific liquor store is going to have. And just because it's low doesn't mean it is bad. These are all really great bourbons and i'd be really happy to get any of them.


    Old Grand Dad Bottled In Bond - 100 proof
    Old Grand Dad 114
    Buffalo Trace
    Wild Turkey 101
    Four Roses Small Batch
    Eagle Rare
    McKenna 10 year Bottled in Bond
    Rare Breed
    Elmer T. Lee (If you can find it, this is a HIGHLY sought after bottle that usually sells on the secondary market for 80 bucks)
    Four Roses Single Barrel (Easy to find, and really really good at around 40 bucks)
    Bowman Brothers
    Russel's Reserve
    Old Forester 1897

    My take is if he buys himself makers and woodford already, it'll be more fun for him to try something new.
     
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    True.
     
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    I agree! I love it when someone buys me something a little outside my comfort area, because I know I am less likely to cough up the money for it when I have a few personal favorites already.
     
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    1.75L of Famous Grouse, a middle of the road blended scotch. More is better (hence the 1.75L).
     
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    My go to is Clyde Mays but I've been wanting to try Balcones blue corn made in Waco, TX. We bought a couple of bottles of Belle Meade the last time we were in Nashville that was good also.
     
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    I'm really enjoying this post not a big whisky drinker but do like a little jack & Coke a couple months ago I did buy some Gentleman Jack not bad. After reading some of the post I going to buy some Scotch sounds like it would be a good sipping drink. What is really amazing is the amount of replies not even close to if you asked what’s the best 6L6. I also know why TDPRI comes to life the later it gets.
     
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    The Belle Meade we bought was the 10 year old single cask and the whiskey aged in the cognac barrel. It's probably a little more than you want to spend. The 10 year old single cask was very good. They do tours if your ever in Nashville. Copper Run Distillery in Walnut Shade, MO has some good products also.
     
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    Eagle Rare or Elijah Craig Small Batch would be nice additions to his collection, and both come in well under $50.
     
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    +1 on Blantons
     
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    woo hoo

    more Truth from the jakedog

    single pot still is good, you know the story? if you toast barley hops whatever they tax you, so the smart lads dumped raw rye on top --- ah ok laddies no tax for you we'll hit up the Jameson lads, but as they carried on the whiskey process, the raw rye smoothed out the alcoholic burn, which made it a Drop of the Pure for certain

    true story, and the reason I drink the rebel Irish pure
     
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    Blanton's is a good choice.
     
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    This. I have not had the Makers 46 but by opinion here it is a step up from Makers. Makers is good. So is Woodford Reserve. You won’t go wrong with those.
     
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    Elijah Craig. Its on par with Gentlemen Jack and Woodford Reserve for a little less. We actually taste tested the 3 on a backpacking trip. After about the first small sip of each, I couldnt tell much of a difference. And Im a bourbon/whiskey drinker.
     
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