Originally Posted by sinnedk
hey guys, bourbon question for all of you...
i was recommended by 2 good friends 2 diff bourbons, Noah's Mill and and Booker's Bourbon, both are in the 90s on points and both won gold medals...
anyone care to chime in which is better/smoother
Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander
Gnatty8 is the Bourbpn expert...he turned me on to a few. I like the Hudson Four Grain, but it's pricey at $50 for a 375ml. I've tried B&E which is good, Kings County which is good, and very smooth, and Col EH Taylor, which was all good.
I have yet to crack open my bottle of Pappy 20 year, but I fear I'll be disappointed. Not sure how much of the hype over this is its rarity rather than its taste.
Well thanks Rob, and although I've probably had a bottle of just about every bourbon out there, I would defintely not qualify myself as an expert by any means. I do not what I like though. Given the choice between those two, I'd probably go for the Noah's Mill 8 times out of 10. Since both are fairly high proof, I would not characterize them as smooth before I'd characterize them as flavorful, but then again, neither are harsh. Booker's has a very deep, smoky, rich flavor that I have heard characterized as "bacon fat." Although my palate is not nearly as sophisticated enough to render this opinion itself, I'd have to say that feels about right. Noah's Mill on ther other hand, is lighter, with more subtle flavors like maple sugar and believe it or not, peanuts. Yes, peanuts.
That said, if you're not sure; before you pony up for a bottle, find a good bar tended by a fine looking tattooed girl and try each by the glass. First sip neat, then add water to taste.
Rob, which Taylor did you have?
Originally Posted by Gibonius
I've had the 15. It was the first premium tier bottle that I had, and I've gotten three more since. It is truly excellent, holds up to everything else that I've tried. I've only had the 20 by the glass and didn't think it was a huge step up, not enough to pa I honestly like the 15 more than the 23
15 more than the 23.
This. That said, I'd extend that to the 20 as well. I have about 5 bottles of the 20 YO sitting in my liquor cabinet (I live in the south, and like any good southerner, I always know how to find the best whiskey) right now. A month ago I had 6, but I traded one for a bottle of the 15 yo. True story. Like I said, I know what I