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Old 11-10-2010, 04:10 AM   #11
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can you get away with scotch? gots lotsa suggestions for that one
Nope, they do Scotch every year at Christmas. This is strictly about trying something new.


Keep the suggestions coming. I'm sure I'm not going to be the only one attending that will have no idea what to get.


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Old 11-10-2010, 04:24 AM   #12
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I'm a fan of the single barrel, barrel-proof "reserve" releases from any of the usual suspects. They are all very good, and since they are unblended they have a lot of nuance you just won't get in a typical bottle.


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Old 11-10-2010, 01:32 PM   #13
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+1 to Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare. I've tried a wide array of bourbons, but I always come back to these 2 bottles. Both are great for the price. ~$25
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #14
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THANK YOU!!!!!! I tried a bourbon a few years ago and really liked it but just couldn't remember the name of it. I knew eagle something.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #15
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I'm as much of a bourbon snob as I am a beer snob, but I'm cheap, too, so here are some that are really, really good, in your general price range, and will be interesting alongside the Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve, and Knob Creek others are likely to bring (good bourbons all of them, Knob Creek being one of my all-time favorites, though its big brother Baker's is my favorite from Beam).

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve has a sizeable portion of rye in the grist, giving it a nice spicy, grassy flavor. Smooth, too. Bonus points because it was the first bourbon my wife liked, and it's hardly light on flavor.

W.L. Weller is a nice wheat bourbon, so will have a flavor that, to my palate, seems sweeter than the Wild Turkey. Another really nice whiskey at a good price.

Finally, Evan Williams Single Barrel is a fairly "typical" grist, but is simply a higher quality bourbon, a real sipping bottle. There's no better deal- other bourbons I'd compare to it go for 20 dollars more.

a +1 to the Elijah Craig 12yo- the bottle I keep on hand, as I can get it for about 20 bucks here. Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare are fine ones, too.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:35 PM   #16
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Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve. Yum. I've had the 15 year old but not the 20. I also like Basil Hayden's and Jefferson's.
My dad had a bottle of Van Winkle, not sure which year it was, but it was fantastic!

Also, Blanton's is really good.
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I like booker's!
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Bookers. Get Bookers. a little over 40 bucks. High proof but VERY smooth. drinks easy but the fire comes later.
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Basil Haydens.
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Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve. Yum. I've had the 15 year old but not the 20. I also like Basil Hayden's and Jefferson's.
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My dad had a bottle of Van Winkle, not sure which year it was, but it was fantastic!
If you can afford it, Pappy is incredible!


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