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Old 07-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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for all your bourbon drinkers out there, just curious to see what kinds you're a fan of.. please only make this about bourbons, or at least american whiskeys.. i've tried numerous canadian and scotch whiskeys and just can't get a taste for it.. not enough "uummpphhh" in the bite that i like..

i think makers mark is my favorite go-to because by me its only like $25 but tastes in the range of the $35-40 types..

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Technically not bourbon, since it comes out of Utah, but High West Distillery makes some great stuff. I like the Rendezvous Rye.

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for all your bourbon drinkers out there, just curious to see what kinds you're a fan of.. please only make this about bourbons, or at least american whiskeys.. i've tried numerous canadian and scotch whiskeys and just can't get a taste for it.. not enough "uummpphhh" in the bite that i like..
strange, I go to bourbon when I want something easy drinking without the bite of scotch whisky....

bulleit is pretty good, my favorite has to be Redemption High Rye bourbon. Willett pot still is also excellent, very smooth.
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It's been a while since I have really drank much Bourbon, and I know there are a lot more small batch/ single barrel/ top shelf ones out there now, but my standards are
basil hayden is probably my favorite.
Wilford Reserve is IMHO the best bang for the buck, for something smooth enough to sip neat
Wild Turkey is my standard for mixed drink (usually Coke or Diet Coke)
Booker's is not bad, but for me it's a little on the hot side, defaintly needs to be on the Rocks to cool it down some.

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Makers Mark is my go to one because of the Cost to Quality Ratio. When I'm feeling spendy I buy Knob Creek, Knob is definitely my favorite but its just too expensive to keep on hand all the time.

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ah bookers.. probably the best out there for me.. but you sure do pay for it..

motobrewer, if you haven't had a good bourbon burn, try some bookers.. that's one of the only ones i do put on the rocks as well

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I drink more Blanton's than any other. Booker's is one of my favorites but needs a a dash of water. The "just finished" bottle was 130.1 proof, next ones are 127.4 and 127.9 proof. Knob Creek is great for the vanilla/caramel flavors and Knob Creek Single Barrel is even more pronounced. Baker's and Buffalo Trace are good. I don't care for Basil Hayden or Eagle Rare. Bulleit and Old Rip Van Winkle are gross. Jeffersons is very floral. My wife LOVES Maker's Mark.

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I really enjoy Buffalo Trace and at $21 per 750ml its not to expensive.

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Another one for Maker's! Can't get enough of that stuff! If I'm looking to save a little I'll go with Evan Williams or Ezra Brooks.

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Blanton's. Typically it's beer or scotch. I turned a friend on to Blanton's and now it's all his wife will drink. He swears at me regularly.

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