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post #2821 of 2834
I rather like Bookers, and at $50-60 it's a great drinker. For $100 though I can get decent Scotch and lots of other options... Add on $10-15 sure, but almost double price, come on guys.
post #2822 of 2834
Bookers isn't bad but I'm not reaching for it. I'd rather buy 4R single barrel and save a few bucks. I'd also say in the same price range ecbp would be preferable.

With that being said, I'm going to pour some of this year's orvw, which I think is excellent.
post #2823 of 2834
Booker's is probably my favorite of the widely available bourbons today, but yeah, I'd say my ceiling would be $60 to $70 and at any thing higher, I'd migrate to something else, like Noah's Mill, a barrel pick of 4R, or something from Smooth Ambler. I was pleased to see that it appears to have been a ploy to have the shelves cleared, and the price increase will be limited to something in the $75 area, but at that price, I will likely finish up the bottles I have on hand and move on to some of the local barrel picks from Four Roses and Belle Meade. Bummer.
post #2824 of 2834
Smooth Ambler Old Scout is worth it, IMHO. MGP juice, but well chosen.
post #2825 of 2834
^ Agree. I've had the 7 year and it was really good. Several reviews I read said the 7 was just as good as the 10 year.
post #2826 of 2834
Had a late night dinner at the bar of a steakhouse in town. Had a pour each of M10, Elliott's, and Booker's Rye. Booker's Rye is the real deal, and M10 was excellent, as usual. Elliott's was spicy and okay, but I felt was the weakest link of the three.
post #2827 of 2834
Anyone ever try the whistle pig eye? I've been obsessed with this stuff
post #2828 of 2834
Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post
Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

Sazerac 6year rye, formerly about $29, now $120.

Plenty of stores still have it at $29

I wish that was in my neighborhood.

post #2829 of 2834
Originally Posted by Stillmaticbeat View Post

Anyone ever try the whistle pig eye? I've been obsessed with this stuff

It's ok, but overpriced. Alberta Rye is the same and cheaper
post #2830 of 2834

I like (in no particular order):



4 Roses Single Barrel

Makers 46


Eagle Rare


All under $50 a bottle and all pretty decent.  IMO many of the common "high end" you see in restaurants is not so great, Basil, Bookers, Woodford.  Not bad but not fantastic.


Last time I was in Houston for business we were offered Pappy 23 at a very high end place.  My boss and I both agreed and he spit out the first sip and said it tasted like gasoline.  I forcibly commandeered the drink and ordered him a Ketel and tonic.

post #2831 of 2834
Just picked up Barrel Bourbon New Years 2017. Excited to try it this weekend.
post #2832 of 2834

When It comes to bourbon, I prefer (from the bottom to the top @750ml):


1. Four Roses Yellow Label at $28 CAD


2. Four Roses Small Batch at $40 CAD


3. 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon at $50 CAD


4. Eagle Rare 10 year at $55 CAD


5. Makers Mark 46 at $62 CAD


6. Blantons at $67 CAD


7. Booker's Straight Bourbon at $86 CAD



For Canadian Whisky


1. JP Wiser's Deluxe at $28 CAD


2. Lot No. 40 Copper Pot Reserve at $40 CAD


I have more that this, but the above is on my list to be restocked. I really like Bookers. Very intense and hot.

post #2833 of 2834
+1, I really like Bookers too. Also have the Eagle Rare 10 and like Makers. I've got a 4R Single Barrel bottle I think. I'm no expert on this stuff but based on your list there I also liked Elijah Craig, didn't care for Weller or Willet. Not sure if that helps.
post #2834 of 2834

Four Roses Single Barrel.... I taste raspberry! Elijah Craig has a lot of barrel taste in the flavour. Not sure if you are talking W.L. Weller or not. It would be in the medium to lower price range at $36 CAD.


Woodford Reserve is another that I like, with a butterscotch taste. Buffalo Trace has heavy vanilla hit. Bookers? Vanilla, Cinnamon and this unusual warmth from the uncut liquid.



I won't bother with the Jim Beam Black again because at that price point, the Four Roses Yellow label provides a superior taste for less money, IMHO. Also, I have George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, which I find superior to JB Black.


I really like the Lot No. 40. If you can get it and like apple pie, that one is for you. 



This is pretty good for the money.


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