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Bourbon.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by The Wayfarer, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    I think that's okay. I think talking about prices for stuff you plan to sell is a not permitted outside of B&S. I've talked about prices found in stores all the time and never been reprimanded.
     
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    I don't trust their palates even if they are industry leaders and I also don't think a massive blind tasting is the way to figure out which bourbon to label "the best". You're drinking a small amount of several dozen very high proof whiskeys. That's just not the way most people consume their whiskey. I find that drinking my way through a bottle is a very different experience than drinking a shot of something at a tasting or at a bar
     
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  4. Caustic Man

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    I've always thought Knob Creek was pretty good. I wouldn't call it the best although you can get some darn good bourbons for around Knob Creek prices. As I mentioned, Hancock's Presidential Reserve single barrel is one of my favorites and it's only a little more expensive.
     
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    Picked up a bottle of the OBSO Single Barrel 4R from Table & Vine today on a whim. Guessing its one of their less popular recipes as it is still hanging around to be purchased.
     
  6. Caustic Man

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    Trying this one tonight. Definitely not as sweet and caramel-like as my Hancock's.

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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO] Still a fantastic bourbon for the price! One of the better bang for your buck options.
     
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    I haven't had it in a while, but I used to get it for around $20 a bottle and remember it being fairly good. Perhaps the newer vintages aren't as good. Or I had bad taste then...
     
  10. Caustic Man

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    To each their own. I thought it was a little rough.
     
  11. indesertum

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    me too. i think its a little rough
     
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    My local store reserved me a bottle of Cured Oak, $68. I'll try and remember to post my thoughts this weekend when I've sipped it a few times
     
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    @Caustic Man

    Headed to Louisville in June for my bachelor party weekend. We are planning on making it to three distilleries on Saturday, 2 of which are Makers and Buffalo Trace. What's your suggestion for our third? We are thinking either Woodford or Four Roses since they are pretty close to Buffalo Trace. Any other recommendations for Friday and Saturday night are much appreciated.
     
  14. Caustic Man

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    I would recommend Willett, it's right in the neighborhood. They are a small craft distiller and the product they put out is superb. Also, if you end up in Louisville head to Proof on Main for drinks.
     
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  15. joelscott7

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    Lots of hype surrounding this one. I am interested to hear how it actually is. Supposed to be close to a heavily oaked ER 17.
     
  16. indesertum

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    It's also right next to heaven hills which is nice if you want to squeeze in a brief trip. The HH premium tour gives you a sample of their really old stuff but prices at store are pretty crazy
     
  17. Caustic Man

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    Yeah, Heaven Hill was nice, just a little touristy and over the top. Not that any distilleries are NOT touristy at this point, but you know what I mean.
     
  18. indesertum

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    Yeah. They're all really cheesy. Every single distillert kept harping on about their limestone filtered water and non GMO corn. Buffalo trace was my favorite. Got to taste white dog straight off the still and also tasted the sour mash. When you rub white dog in your hands you can really smell the corn
     
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  19. Caustic Man

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    They aren't all that way. At least not entirely. They all think they are special but a few really are.
     
  20. indesertum

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    Willett was not as touristy (as in no museum and promo video) but still was a lot of bullshit. they make it sound like they've been distilling forever. you have to kind of ask the right questions to have them tell you they haven't distilled in a very long time and only recently started up their still again. They also will only say an independent producer when you ask who distilla the stuff for them but it seems pretty clear where they get it. Maybe it has to do with trademark and licensing brand name issues


    Anyways you should go to party source. My one regret but it was too out of the way for me
     
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