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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by gtrguru, Oct 29, 2017.
Nope, BR is awesome. Great flavor and good bite. One of my favorites
Ooh I’ve been seeing BH more frequently. Need to try it.
I'm late to the party, just saw this thread. A few years ago a good friend of mine started a new bourbon company called Barrell. People say it's the best; they have won a bunch of awards, including several gold medals at the World Spirits Competition in SF. It's expensive, $80-$100 a bottle; worth it if you want to see what the best tastes like, or for special occasions. Since sampling one or two bottles of this a year, I've come to really like bourbon. I buy Jim Beam for non-special occasions.
That is awesome, fantastic mid-price bourbon
I've always gone for Maker's Mark but have recently decided to try others. I found this web site helpful in pointing out that there are three general categories that Bourbon's can fall in. Should be interesting to see where all the suggestions in the above posts fall in these categories...
I live right in the middle of what I cautiously and affectionately refer to as “the ring of firewater.”
For people like me that love God, guns, guitars and Country... this just may be as close to Heaven as we get on this mud hole.
Widow Jane and some of the Four Roses single barrels.
I'll drink to that.
Another vote for buffalo trace.
Wheated bourbons are my thing, but many aren't aged long and have a nutty flavor that I don't like much. Weller Bourbon is great stuff, especially the 12-year-old version, which is smooooth and has become hard to find since it is rumored to be the same juice as Pappy Van Winkle, though how and where it's aged could differ greatly from Pappy for all I know--or maybe it's all marketing. Weller Special Reserve has shown up more often than the 12 the last couple of years, and has also become unrealistically expensive--it's wheated all right but once again not aged long, so it goes down with a burn.
Blade and Bow is pretty good juice too. Barring either of those I'd go for Buffalo Trace, which to me is the quintessential bourbon--easy to find, not too expensive, tastes great.
For those who like to read, check out Walker Percy's 1975 essay on Bourbon. A great excerpt is at http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/bourbon-neat/ and boy does he have it right about what enjoying bourbon is all about. So never mind all that stuff I wrote above
I got two bottles of Jefferson's for Christmas...
Got lucky and found some at the store near my work.
They had 1 bottle of Jefferson's ocean and 3 bottles of Jefferson's reserve.
I got the bottle of ocean for sure.
Jefferson's is hard to find around here. It's been so popular folks have been buying it up whenever they find it.
Price is going up too.
Ha! Got my whiskey for the year.