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Bourbon.

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

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    But it is not bourbon as defined under Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 5, Section 5.22.

    Is there really a regulation for this? If so, we are fucked for sure.

    I actually agree that Jack and Dickel are not bourbons but Tennessee Whiskey, but then again, I don't really get heartburn when people refer to them as such. There's more important things on the internets to argue about.
     
  2. tdangio

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    Is there really a regulation for this? If so, we are fucked for sure.

    I actually agree that Jack and Dickel are not bourbons but Tennessee Whiskey, but then again, I don't really get heartburn when people refer to them as such. There's more important things on the internets to argue about.


    According to Wikipedia there is. I read the regulation in question, and couldn't really tell where it said anything like that, but I also didn't really put much time or effort into trying to interpret it.

    http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text....1.1.3&idno=27


    On an unrelated note, has anyone heard about there being a shortage of Sazerac 6 year? I noticed that I hadn't seen any around lately, but finally found some. The store that had it actually had to select a specific barrel and purchase the whole thing. They said that once they are out of it they won't be getting any more in as Sazerac will only be sold on premises. Anyone else heard something of that nature?
     
  3. ama

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    On an unrelated note, has anyone heard about there being a shortage of Sazerac 6 year? I noticed that I hadn't seen any around lately, but finally found some. The store that had it actually had to select a specific barrel and purchase the whole thing. They said that once they are out of it they won't be getting any more in as Sazerac will only be sold on premises. Anyone else heard something of that nature?

    I don't believe that to be true. Saz 6 is probably the most popular rye on the market and with the current resurgence in rye I can't see it going anywhere. Its still plentiful in MN.
     
  4. tdangio

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    I don't believe that to be true. Saz 6 is probably the most popular rye on the market and with the current resurgence in rye I can't see it going anywhere. Its still plentiful in MN.

    Good to hear. I bought three bottles as a precaution. They will go to good use.
     
  5. gnatty8

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    Picked up the 1997 Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon. Very nice, and I don't like run of the mill OF.
     
  6. Mr. Moo

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    Kirkland Bourbon sucks. Even at $17 I would not recommend.
     
  7. Kyoung05

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    Kirkland Bourbon sucks. Even at $17 I would not recommend.

    Eh, I thought it wasn't bad, and I paid $20 for it. I also used it to make my spin on an old-fashioned - mixed it with some clementine-infused simple syrup and angostura bitters - and it was pretty good too. Sure, for around $20 I'd rather have a 750ml bottle of Buffalo Trace, or I'd even prefer to pay $5 more for a 750ml bottle of Eagle Rare 10yr, but I wouldn't say it sucks.
     
  8. Prince

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    Just back from the liqour store. Wanted to stock up a bit. Was looking for Woodford since I loved it last time I had it, but they ran out of it. Didn't know what to get Bourbon wise so ended up giving Makers a try. You don't see it that often over here, so it is not as regular as for you guys. Had a small sip when I got home (not too much, it is freaking hot right now so prefer the beer) and the first impression was pretty positive. Then again, I can only give my opinion after a few glasses, so watch this space. [​IMG]
     
  9. BCD

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    As a resident of the great Commonwealth of Kentucky, I drink a lot of bourbon and try many different kinds. Came across a good "bang for the buck" the other day. Russell's Reserve. It's a 10-year bourbon under $30. Very, very underrated IMO. That is all.
     
  10. Huntsman

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    Hope its better than their rye, which I really do not enjoy.
     
  11. Gibonius

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    Picked up the 1997 Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon. Very nice, and I don't like run of the mill OF.

    Their Birthday Bourbons are head and shoulders above the regular stuff. I just finished a bottle of the 1995, and I'll miss it. Each year is somewhat different, but they're all excellent from what I've tried.

    Retailers hate them, the bottle takes up way too much shelf space [​IMG]
     
  12. Esa

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    Ok. I just polished off a bottle of Four Roses single barrel (from BevMo). I liked it but want to try something new and I'm looking for advice as I'm pretty new to bourbon. I've tried Mark's and Bulliet as a base for my ol' fashion. I've now tried makers 46 and four roses straight - I liked the roses better. I have a bottle of Eagle Rare 17 that I'm enjoying only on special occasions (ie San Jose Shark games)...

    Any suggestions on what I should try next?

    Thanks
     
  13. Aaron01

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  14. gnatty8

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    Hope its better than their rye, which I really do not enjoy.

    Funny you should say that. I bought a bottle of the rye a few months back, but never opened it until last night. Did not like it at all. Not even remotely. Seemed very one dimensional, grassy almost. Not sure if I can even use it to mix.. [​IMG]
     
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    Funny you should say that. I bought a bottle of the rye a few months back, but never opened it until last night. Did not like it at all. Not even remotely. Seemed very one dimensional, grassy almost. Not sure if I can even use it to mix.. [​IMG]
    My notes read, "Flat. Do not buy again." I killed the bottle on Ward 8's, and really, even they didn't seem that good, which is remarkable. ~ H
     
  16. GreenNYC

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    Tried a new bourbon last weekend.....Redemption High-rye Bourbon. The salesman told me that it has a higher rye content than most bourbons. I found it to be far smoother than KC, EC or Bulleit. You can definitely note the rye. Overall I found it to be quite different than other bourbons I've tasted....mellower.
     
  17. Big A

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    Killed another bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23. Liked it a lot, but could it have a dumber name?
     
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    Killed another bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23. Liked it a lot, but could it have a dumber name?

    Yes.
     
  19. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    Yes.
    [​IMG] WRONG! The correct answer is "NO!" Pappy Van Winkle is the dumbest name for a Bourbon EVER! [/end90'sreference]
     
  20. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Killed another bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23. Liked it a lot, but could it have a dumber name?

    very nice.. ama and I had a good discussion here a year or so back on whether or not the 23 yo was worth the upcharge from the 20 yo. I felt it was, and still do, but I don't buy it regularly. I think I have a half bottle stuffed somewhere in the recesses of my measly bar.
     

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