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post #76 of 2148
Neat interview. SPeaking of Jim beam, I don't see that name mentioned much on Da steez. From my (very) novice palate, the Jim Beam black is a great Bourbon for the price. Much better than the basic 4-year white (and slotted perfectly between the el-cheapo Wild Turkey 80/Jim Beam white, and the nicer stuff such as Knob and Woodford). Anybody more 'experienced' sampled the black-label 8-year old, what are your thoughts?
post #77 of 2148
Bought a bottle of Corner Creek over the weekend. I needed to pick up an inexpensive bottle for a party and wanted something different than the standbys. Good stuff. Surprisingly mellow at 88 proof. Not cloyingly sweet by any measure. Will have to try some more.
post #78 of 2148
I am surprised not to see any love for Russell's Reserve in this thread. I find the quality vs. price ratio to be superb ($29.00 for 750ml). Try it, and I am sure it will find it's way into your rotation as it has mine. I've experienced full bottles of Blanten's, Jefferson's reserve, Knob Creek, Basil Haydin, Woodford Reserve, Rip Van Winkel (sp. ?), Eagle Rare single Barrel, Wild Turkey rare breed, Jack Daniels single barrel, and Makers Mark. I don't know if I can pick a "top performer" because I love bourbon, but I find myself purchasing Basil Hayden, Russell's, Woodford, and Knob Creek most frequently with Eagle Rare making it into the rotation soon.

I have just purchased, but not broken the seal on, Willett Kentucky straight bourbon Whiskey. The bottle is awesome......as I hope the contents are.
post #79 of 2148
NOOOOOOO!!!!! I'm out of bourbon!!!!
post #80 of 2148
Well. According to the time you posted it is only 10 AM giving you ample time to get to a liquor store...
post #81 of 2148
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Well. According to the time you posted it is only 10 AM giving you ample time to get to a liquor store...

well yeah...

might try some eagle rare or bulleit this time... maybe buffalo trace?
post #82 of 2148
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well yeah...

might try some eagle rare or bulleit this time... maybe buffalo trace?

Buffalo Trace is a great value. One of my favorite bourbons.
post #83 of 2148
I just poured myself a double knob creek with some added water. I have actually read somewhere that whiskey should be mixed with 1/3 water and 2/3 whiskey but I still find the whiskey kind of harsh with a little burn. What do you guys think?
post #84 of 2148
The ratio of water depends on your taste, the proof of the spirit, the whiskey itself -- some 'prefer' less or more water, if you will -- and what you're trying to accomplish. If I am drinking a spirit, I typically use around 10% by volume, so your 33% would be far too dilute for my palate. However, if my drink was truly to be whisky and water, than literally any ratio from 1/3 water up to 2/3 water would be fine -- but I think of that as, well, sort of like a highball -- a bunch of other stuff with some whiskey mixed in for flavor, not as drinking the spirit, per se. ~ Huntsman
post #85 of 2148
I do about 95-5 or maybe 90-10 Got some Eagle Rare 10yr.. My local stores have a huge selection of bourbon, I can probably drink a new bottle each week for the next 6 months and still have selections I haven't tried. Awesome.
post #86 of 2148
Tonight: Knob. I feel like getting dirty before bed.
post #87 of 2148
It is an uncommon splurge in my house, but tonight there is a bottle of Old Hirsch 16 yr Old waiting for me when I get home from work. We also bought a bottle of Turkey 80 in an attempt to conserve the Hirsch for a few weeks. Let's see how well that works out
post #88 of 2148
Knob is my drink tonight.
post #89 of 2148
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I do about 95-5 or maybe 90-10 Got some Eagle Rare 10yr.. My local stores have a huge selection of bourbon, I can probably drink a new bottle each week for the next 6 months and still have selections I haven't tried. Awesome.
Not a bad situation to be in. Let me know what you think of the Eagle.
post #90 of 2148
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Not a bad situation to be in. Let me know what you think of the Eagle.

it's good.. a little more complex, a little more spicy-sweet than woodford.

I think woodford might be a bit better composed overall.
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