Bourbon...whatcha drinkin?

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  1. Scooby Snax

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    Long Morn, because I found some locally but it's usually Glenmorangie.

    I actually having an old fashioned with Makers Mark right now, and it's just about perfect...
     
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    this is a trick question

    I'm drinking a bottle from Chénas

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    When I'm slumming Ezra Brook .... any other time Maker's Mark, Bullet or Old Grandad 114
     
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    Even the 12 year old bourbons are almost impossible to find now.
     
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    Yes, aged bourbon is very hard to find especially in Australia. My wife thought she'd surprise me for Christmas but when she asked for aged bourbon at a very big chain of liquor stores she was told that 'they don't make any'.

    All you budding bourbon distillers there appears to be a market there....if you can wait years and years before your product can go on the shelves!
     
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    Yes, aged bourbon is very hard to find especially in Australia. My wife thought she'd surprise me for Christmas but when she asked for aged bourbon at a very big chain of liquor stores she was told that 'they don't make any'.

    All you budding bourbon distillers there appears to be a market there....if you can wait years and years before your product can go on the shelves!

    Sorry for the double post - having internet issues here
     
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    Out of Makers Mark, so must choose....
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    Been enjoying the Buffalo Trace, very easy to like


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    I figure the bourbon boom exploded about 6-7 years ago, so as producers have seen the giant potential markups on bottles with an age statement, they've kept copious amounts in barrel while waiting for the magical 12 years.

    So in about 5 years, the glut in the aged bourbon market will hopefully crash prices back down to earth and we can all try some good stuff for less than $500 a bottle.
     
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    Bulleit....nothing wrong with Jack either. I'm a single malt guy actually but doesn't stop me from sucking down a couple of bourbons
     
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    In the liquor cabinet for bourbon we’ve got:

    291 Single Barrel
    Elijah Craig
    Buffalo Trace
    1792 Small Batch
    Breckinridge
    Bulleit Bourbon
    Makers Mark
    Bookers
    Bird Dog


    And then for the non-bourbon whiskies we’ve got:

    Bulliet Rye
    Stranahan’s
    Jameson
    Jameson Stout Caskmates
    Jack Daniels Black Label
    Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack
    Jack Daniels Single Barrel
    Jack Daniels Honey Hack (mostly for hot toddies)
    Crown Royal


    I’m sure I’m missing something. Been doing a lot of local lately... so 291, Breckinridge, Stranahans

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    Don’t drink much likker, but beer is too bulky to take on an ultra-light motorcycle camping trip, so this past week I enjoyed a little good ol’ Jim Beam by the campfire at night.
     
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    I have 15 bottles of this on their way...

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    And a tale of woe:

    Miz Diane's Apache work group donates to AER (Army Emergency Relief) via "Single Barrel" charitable purchases. For years, they bought Jack Daniels (I have a few still haunting the closets) as it is only 50mi north of here. Within the group, the top 3 purchasers get to go to the distillery, have a tasting in the barrel house and choose the single barrel to be bottled.

    Last year they decided to move to Woodford for their bourbon. I have never been much of a bourbon drinker, preferring Scotch or Rum for my darker needs. This bottle of Woodford changed my mind!

    So...this year they went with Woodford again. I enlisted a number of work friends and with Christmas gifts, etc., Miz Diane ended up buying 15 bottles...and made it to 3rd place! (#1 bought 50 bottles...)

    Tale of woe: she doesn't drink, doesn't want to go...and I can't go to the distillery as a substitute taster. :cry:
     
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    I can save you all a little bit of money this weekend.

    Give Wild Turkey 101 (not the completely forgettable 80 or 81) another try. In NJ, it's like $24. So it always seems to be a few bucks cheaper than the closest competition--Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Maker's, etc.

    Wild Turkey 101 = underrated guitarist in popular band.
     
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    There is a new local distillery that makes a nice product.
    Nine Band.
    It’s an armadillo reference, I think.
    Anyways, it reminds me of Jim Beam.
    Kinda “lighter”.
     
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    Picked up my first bottle of Evan Williams (black label) tonight. Drinking it now. Nothing offensive about it. But nothing remotely special either. Bobby Blue Bland. But here's the thing: the bottle cost $15. So I'm happy. Is this like the Joyo pedal of drinks? Always trying to bring in the guitar angle.
     
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