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In addition to Astor, try Kessler's on 28th and Madison. Great bourbon selection (and I have purchased my last 3 bottles of PVW and Black Maple Hill Black Label from them). Also try Idle Hands, Wildwood BBQ, and The Beagle for some area bars with an outstanding bourbon selection. And here a few suggestions for bourbons for beginners: http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2012/05/ten-suggestions-for-bourbon-beginners.html
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Thank you - I will check those out. I picked up a Pogue select I think it was and an angel's envy and then found pappy van winkle 23 yr old at a bar in brooklyn. They only had an ounce left, so sold it to me for 20 bucks, which was pretty reasonable I thought. It was very good (although it wasn't the first thing I had that evening).
post #1382 of 2152
Other options to try that won't break the bank:
Rowan's Creek
Black Maple Hill (red label)
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection
Four Roses
Maker's 46
Bulleit (I prefer the rye, but try both)
High West
Basil Hayden
Willet
Elijah Craig Single Barrel
Jefferson Reserve
Woodford Reserve

Enjoy
post #1383 of 2152
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Originally Posted by Ty_Webb View Post

Hope this hasn't been asked too many times so far, but I have recently started drinking bourbon from time to time and I'm after some suggestions for what to get. I live in NYC so liquor stores aplenty, but suggestions for in the midtown/union square area would be appreciated. I think I may drop into Astor wines this evening. I had some Angel's Envy a few weeks ago which I quite enjoyed, but I'm looking for suggestions in the 50-80 dollars/bottle region. Ideally something that's relatively easy to find. If I spot any pappy van winkle I'm going to get it, but my hopes are not high. Thoughts?

Park Avenue liquors on madison and 40th or so has a big selection, if not the greatest prices. Also, don't assume that because you are spending more than the Angel's Envy that you are getting something substantially better.
post #1384 of 2152
pogue select was pretty good. on the sweeter side of bourbons. some rye. reminded me of something in between sazerac and woodford reserve
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just picked this up:

240
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Originally Posted by Young Pro View Post

just picked this up:
240

who did you kill or blow to get 4 bottles of pappy?
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Originally Posted by scarphe View Post

who did you kill or blow to get 4 bottles of pappy?

Your eyes deceive you, it's 5 bottles of Pappy!

To answer your question, we had a Buffalo Trace tasting event up here in Canuckistan and they had Pappy (and the others) available to order for those in attendance. The Pappy was $120 per bottle. I put in for 12 bottles, and originally received 2, but apparently a few people flaked on their orders, so was able to pick up another 3.
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Still haven't tasted that Eagle Rare 17. For some reason I feel it's too pricey for me, though I've drank far more expensive things. I guess I have a bourbon stigma floating around in my brain.
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So I'll be doing quite a bit of traveling through Kentucky along I-75 in the future. Does anyone have any suggestions of distilleries to check out not too far from the interstate?
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There are three major distilleries all within 20-30 mins of 75: Woodford, Four Roses/Bulleit, Wild Turkey.
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Still haven't tasted that Eagle Rare 17. For some reason I feel it's too pricey for me, though I've drank far more expensive things. I guess I have a bourbon stigma floating around in my brain.

Really meh IMO. Tastes like a more mature buffalo trace. at that price I'd rather drink buffalo trace. Pappy otoh deserves the price it commands. Some of the finest liquor I've ever had
post #1392 of 2152
Can't agree on the Eagle Rare 17 yo being a meh bourbon. I recognize this is all about personal tastes, but my personal tastes actually prefer it to PVW 20 yo, and I passed on picking up my quote of PVW this year to buy some extra ER 17. Different strokes.
post #1393 of 2152
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Originally Posted by GQ Lawyer View Post

Basil Hayden
Unf. I love it. Has anyone picked up a bottle of 1792?
post #1394 of 2152
Just tired a brand new bourbon B&E by ST George Distilery. B&E stands for breaking and entering BTW.smile.gif

I bought it at Costco yesterday. I tried a small amount neat. Excellent flavor. Not too spicy not to carmel or cola like.

http://sourmashmanifesto.com/2011/10/12/breaking-entering-bourbon-review/

http://thecasks.com/2012/10/07/st-george-spirits-breaking-entering-bourbon-review/

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Went to CostCo expressly to pick up a ton of ribs for tomorrow's festivities but also ended up with:

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