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Bourbon. My other love.

JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior MemberPosts: 6,538 Senior Member
This weekend I am partaking in a Four Roses sample flight. All 10 recipes, 2oz each sample. A friend and I are having a sampling gathering this Sunday. The sample flight was $80, so my half is $40 and that's well worth it to me for the experience and fun of sampling them.

I also have a line on a couple bottles of Weller 12 Year that I hope comes through. The local ABC manager likes me. He's trying to get 6 bottles in the next few weeks. Shelf price for Weller 12 year is absolutely worth the cost if I can avoid secondary market prices.

So what say y'all on good sub-$75 bourbons?

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,710 Senior Member
    Not a big bourbon guy, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into it.

    I am, however, a beer fan, and I am ecstatic that quality craft beer has become trendy and thus readily available in most areas.
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »

    So what say y'all on good sub-$75 bourbons?

    Bulleit Bourbon and Rowan's Creek.

    You can actually pick up a bottle of both of them, for under $75.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,071 Senior Member
    Eagle Rare. It is Buffalo Trace's high end and 10 year aged bourbon. When you can find it, the 750ml is usually around $35. It's really good, and consistently in every "top 10" list
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,538 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    Bulleit Bourbon and Rowan's Creek.

    You can actually pick up a bottle of both of them, for under $75.
    I love the Bulleit green label Rye whiskey. Not a bourbon, but delicious the same.

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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,538 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Eagle Rare. It is Buffalo Trace's high end and 10 year aged bourbon. When you can find it, the 750ml is usually around $35. It's really good, and consistently in every "top 10" list
    Eagle Rare is fantastic.

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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,571 Senior Member
    Russell Reserve 10, better yet 12 year. Bulliet 10 year.
    Woodford Reserve.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,538 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    Russell Reserve 10, better yet 12 year. Bulliet 10 year.
    Woodford Reserve.
    Good selections. I keep Russell 10 at all times. Three bottles right now.

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,387 Senior Member
    I liked bourbons when i drank, all of them. But Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniels Single Barrel are two of my favorite, although Jack isn't really a Bourbon in the true sense, but close. It's actually classified as a Tennessee Whiskey. Most Bourbon lovers I've known didn't cross craft. They liked Bourbon only. Me, I could do Bourbon and I could do Scotch, although not at the same time. I had to be in a specific mood for each and I never could drink both in the same day.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,387 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Eagle Rare. It is Buffalo Trace's high end and 10 year aged bourbon. When you can find it, the 750ml is usually around $35. It's really good, and consistently in every "top 10" list

    I was drinking Eagle Rare way yonder before you ever heard of Buffalo Trace, so I would say the Buffalo Trace is probably a somewhat cheaper spin off of Eagle Rare. Back in the day, Eagle Rare was sort of a competitor to Wild Turkey.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,538 Senior Member
    Considering the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Co. trusts Sazerac/Buffalo Trace with the reputation of their Pappy brand of bourbon, I'd say Buffalo Trace is distilling a fine product in all regards.

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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,571 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Good selections. I keep Russell 10 at all times. Three bottles right now.

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    Nice! I keep 12-14 bourbons/whiskeys on hand. Between permanent fixtures, and "try it" stuff. Dickel no 12 has been pretty popular lately. It'll become permanent.
  • drsfefadrsfefa Member Posts: 407 Member
    Ten High. It is cheap, and a true sour mash. Has the JD bite. At a third of the cost. No bitter aftertaste.
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    Blanton's
    Elijah Craig
    Elmer T Lee
    Woodford Reserve
    Booker's.........if you want to grow hair on the roof of your mouth.
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  • BingBing Member Posts: 95 Member
    Elmer T Lee and John T Bowman when you can get them. Mitchlers is the best one that is consistently available.
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