Bourbon.

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  1. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have yet to taste Beam. I have tried a lot of the small batch bourbons from the Beam distillery (Booker's, Baker's, Basil Hayden) and they are amongst my favorites, but have never tried plain Jim Beam.
    I hadn't either until a week or two ago when I visited my parents. Some neighbors brought over a bottle of Beam that had been around since the 70s! I gave it a whirl and though it was pretty good. Not great, but good. I have no idea if the age had anything to do with it, but still.
     


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    I hadn't either until a week or two ago when I visited my parents. Some neighbors brought over a bottle of Beam that had been around since the 70s! I gave it a whirl and though it was pretty good. Not great, but good. I have no idea if the age had anything to do with it, but still.

    If you go Beam, go Beam Black.
     


  3. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    If you go Beam, go Beam Black.

    +1, IMHO Beam Black is a very underrated cheap bourbon. Miles better than the white for a buck or two more (at least locally).
     


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    Hey, I got a bottle of Michael Collins Single Malt Irish Whiskey for my birthday yesterday. It is unlike any Irish whiskey I'd had before. I highly recommend it.
     


  5. gnatty8

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    I found this particular Bourbon to be extremely disappointing. Bought the 350ml 'Baby' bottle.

    Really thought it tasted a bit odd. I don't know much about how it is made but it tasted like there was too much corn in the mash perhaps?

    Still have half a bottle sitting at my bar.


    May have been the (lack of) age, from what I know, that's a very young bourbon. The four grain is very good.
     


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    GEORGE DICKLE

    On the Rocks.
     


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    scarphe Senior member

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    GEORGE DICKLE

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    dickel is not bourbon.
     


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    Eagle Rare on the rocks, or Pappy Van Winkle (any age I can afford) in a single malt glass or snifter.

    Edit: Almost forgot Four Roses Small Batch. That I'll take any way.
     


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    i drank myself blackout style on woodford...Now my body makes me gag the moment it gets near me. I used to love it! What do I do, gentlemen?
     


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    i drank myself blackout style on woodford...Now my body makes me gag the moment it gets near me. I used to love it! What do I do, gentlemen?

    Grow a pair?
     


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    i drank myself blackout style on woodford...Now my body makes me gag the moment it gets near me. I used to love it! What do I do, gentlemen?
    Switch to Eagle Rare or Buffalo Trace. btw. Bulleit this evening after a long, rough day. Still cannot recommend this bourbon. It's nice but I want character.
     


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    Grow a pair?

    And with a total of 5 balls, would I finally be able to enjoy my bourbon once again?
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Having some Michter's Bourbon right now. Must be a lot of corn in the mashbill, but that's a good thing in this case. Very nice.
     


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    This score was almost pr0n-worthy. In Memphis and walked over to the liquor store near my hotel to see if they had anything worth buying. Hit the Van Winkle motherlode. Bought a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old bourbon, bottle of the 12 year old Lot B, and a bottle of the 13 year old Rye. They had one bottle of each, and snagged all three for about $210. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked. Very hard to come by the 20 y.o., especially under $150 too. Having a glass of rye right now.
     


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    I had a sampling of Jefferson bourbon the other day in Chicago.

    Pretty good stuff, not readily available though.
     


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