Bourbon.

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  1. premo

    premo Senior member

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    Finally had a glass of Elijah Craig 12 as my 2nd ever bourbon. I loved every drop of it.
     


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    Cross post from "I just bought..." Look at this thing, its ridiculous. No idea why I just found it today, more than a decade too late. [​IMG]

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    Bourbony bonus, the beer is bourbon barreled too!


    Interesting Find
     


  3. amnesiac

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    Finally had a glass of Elijah Craig 12 as my 2nd ever bourbon. I loved every drop of it.

    me too. except it was a camping mug. brought elijah craig 12 and evan williams as camping bourbon. it was good.

    i still want to try wild turkey rye, which is supposed to be much better than their bourbon which isn't really saying much but...
     


  4. gnatty8

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    Had a Knob Creek on the rocks last night. Reminded me why this is my go to bourbon when I am travelling and order one in a bar. I think this is my number one choice of all middle shelf bourbons.
     


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    I agree. Waaay better than Makers-- I don't understand the love it gets.
     


  6. premo

    premo Senior member

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    I'll try Knob Creek next.

    Thanks.
     


  7. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    I'll try Knob Creek next.

    Thanks.


    It is a brash, rough and intense bourbon.
     


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    I tried one with eagle in the name. That was pretty good.
     


  9. ama

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    Had a Knob Creek on the rocks last night. Reminded me why this is my go to bourbon when I am travelling and order one in a bar. I think this is my number one choice of all middle shelf bourbons.

    It is a brash, rough and intense bourbon.

    I agree with both of these. I don't love Knob, I think it is too alcohol forward and that the vanilla overtakes the other more subtle flavors in it. It is, however, often the best bourbon at many an unfamiliar bar.
     


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    ama Senior member

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    I tried one with eagle in the name. That was pretty good.

    Eagle Rare?
     


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    I agree. Waaay better than Makers-- I don't understand the love it gets.

    maker's gets mad love because it's so sweet and easy to drink. anybody can sip it and claim to love bourbon.

    i'm with the knob creek faction. i like the burn and i don't feel like a girl when i'm drinking it.
     


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    Just did a blind bourbon tasting with my father-in-law (who is the ex-head of quality control for major brewery and an excellent "taster") and brothers-in-law. Results kind of shocked us. Makers was at the very bottom. My beloved Woodford, Knob Creek and Bookers in the middle of the pack. Pappy Van Winkle 20-year was #1. Biggest surprise (other than Makers at the bottom - even higher than Four Roses) was the relatively high placing of Basil Hayden.
     


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    Surprised to hear about Basil Hayden too, which I find somewhat bland. Not surprised at all about Makers.
     


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    Surprised to hear about Basil Hayden too, which I find somewhat bland. Not surprised at all about Makers.

    +1, I find Basil to be very disagreeable.
     


  15. IUtoSLU

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    +1, I find Basil to be very disagreeable.

    +2 I do not enjoy Basil.
     


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