Bourbon

blvette75

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So....I've been trying to learn bourbon for the last year.


Thought I should learn American whiskey instead of Canadian (crown).

After a lot of research, :) I've found that hipsters have mucked up bourbon just like hunting.


Last month I found one that is smoth, and delicious, but affordable, and you can actually find it.


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This would be my choice as well
 

okie man

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Only time I mix bourbon is in a Manhattan. I substitute a thin slice of orange for the cherry though. Otherwise it’s straight over an ice cube
 

MS660Magnum

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Best bourbon depends strongly on my mood. Buffalo trace is a good standby as others have mentioned. I like Noah’s Mill for a gentler buttery flavor. I prefer my bourbon to have a stronger flavor than most, so many of the whiskeys that some might call “smooth” I call “weak.” Note that strong flavor is not the same as “rough” (as in cheap, bad booze).

It’s odd to me that E.H. Taylor only had one mention here, and a negative one. I loved it. Rugerman, I’ll trade you 😉.
 

MS660Magnum

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Here’s what I’ve learned though (with a few exceptions on either side):

Rye>Bourbon

My current favorite is this 119.1 proof Whistle Pig, although for $20 the Old Forester rye is very good too.
 

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Rugerman77

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Best bourbon depends strongly on my mood. Buffalo trace is a good standby as others have mentioned. I like Noah’s Mill for a gentler buttery flavor. I prefer my bourbon to have a stronger flavor than most, so many of the whiskeys that some might call “smooth” I call “weak.” Note that strong flavor is not the same as “rough” (as in cheap, bad booze).

It’s odd to me that E.H. Taylor only had one mention here, and a negative one. I loved it. Rugerman, I’ll trade you 😉.
I much prefer stag Jr over EH Taylor personally. Secondary market price is vastly different but Just my and couple fellow bourbon drinkers opinion
 

Hugnot

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I like George Dickel, there are many others that are superior but GD removes less $ from my treasury so I can buy more bullets & stuff.

Over ice from bottled water.
 
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JMW67

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four roses small batch is much better than regular . Eagle rare is buffalo trace small batch , both very good. Anything Barton is not so good. I’m not far from bourbon country and done the tours several times. I always have some makers 46, Buffalo Trace single barrel and a random single barrel my guy recommends in the cabinet.
On another note, how do you guys like your bourbon served?
pull the cork and open a cold beer sip one and drink the other
 

KyCarl

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Come to Kentucky we have the best! A strong limestone base makes the water just right!
 

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