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  • goaliescottgoaliescott Members Posts: 385 ✭✭
    stranahan's colorado whiskey.

    pricy but good.



    One I tried years ago and am unlikely to ever see again, Old Oscar Pepper's.
  • zzyzzy Members Posts: 516
    Bulliet is my overall favorite. Shame local stores keep jacking up the price (up to $34). However, it looks like I'll be grabbing a bottle of Glanton's next.
  • FlounderinDCFlounderinDC Members Posts: 84 ✭✭
    I, like many others, am on a quest to find some Pappy. I'm in the process of getting to know the guys that run the best liquior store in town...so hopefully that will aid me in the future.



    As a go-to, I stick to Makers. Nice, fairly smooth and I like it. Bullett is pretty good. I drank too much Wild Turkey in college and now I shy away from it. I got a bottle of Blanton's for Christmas but haven't opened it yet. Trying to wait until my other opened stuff is gone. Woodford is greatness...and I really like Basil Hayden's. Next I would like to try Four Roses, Buffalo Trace and the aforementioned Pappy.
  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Members Posts: 11,669 ✭✭


    I, like many others, am on a quest to find some Pappy. I'm in the process of getting to know the guys that run the best liquior store in town...so hopefully that will aid me in the future.



    As a go-to, I stick to Makers. Nice, fairly smooth and I like it. Bullett is pretty good. I drank too much Wild Turkey in college and now I shy away from it. I got a bottle of Blanton's for Christmas but haven't opened it yet. Trying to wait until my other opened stuff is gone. Woodford is greatness...and I really like Basil Hayden's. Next I would like to try Four Roses, Buffalo Trace and the aforementioned Pappy.




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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    Poured myself a glass of Pappy 20yr old last night to celebrate the purchase of our first house (pending inspection)... it was excellent.



    Also picked up a bottle of Town Branch over the weekend... it's a 6 year bourbon that cost me $21. Well worth the money.

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  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,688 ClubWRX
    Srixon-Ian wrote:


    I am surprised no one has mentioned it, Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage is the best bourbon I have had for the money. Eagle Rare, Bulleit, Buffalo Trace, and Old Forrester Signature are all really good too. My biggest problem is that there are so many good bourbons, I need to buy a different bottle every time I am in a liquor store. I have accumulated close to 40 bottles in the past few months of various whiskeys (I like them all Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Rye, Canadian) and none are gone yet.




    That is my go to "value" bourbon, right there. I haven't found anything at that price point that's as good. My normal bottle is Maker's, though. It's got the perfect balance of cost and flavor for me. I'm also a Maker's ambassador. My barrel is actually getting bottled this fall. I'm going to try to head out to Ky to do it in person.



    My favorites of all time, though, are:



    AH Hirsch 20yr

    Pappy Van Winkle 23yr

    Hudson Whisky Four Grain Bourbon
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  • hogan234hogan234 Members Posts: 2,375 ✭✭
    I'm not a bourbon connoisseur, but it is my favorite drink. I like Makers. I've tried others, but my palate isn't sophisticated enough to warrant the $$$.
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  • sefus12sefus12 Members Posts: 1,554 ✭✭
    Grabbed a bottle of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked over the weekend.... great mix-up from standard Woodford with a much more prominent vanilla/chocolate note and a slight decrease in heat. Great stuff if you can find it.
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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    If you don't want to spend alot of money, you can't beat Old Forester Signature.



    Double Oaked was awesome when I tried it... I have a friend who is a Brown Forman rep, she hooked us up with a bottle.



    I love bourbon.

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  • thegraymanthegrayman Members Posts: 634 ✭✭
    jokerusn wrote:

    Srixon-Ian wrote:


    I am surprised no one has mentioned it, Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage is the best bourbon I have had for the money. Eagle Rare, Bulleit, Buffalo Trace, and Old Forrester Signature are all really good too. My biggest problem is that there are so many good bourbons, I need to buy a different bottle every time I am in a liquor store. I have accumulated close to 40 bottles in the past few months of various whiskeys (I like them all Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Rye, Canadian) and none are gone yet.




    That is my go to "value" bourbon, right there. I haven't found anything at that price point that's as good. My normal bottle is Maker's, though. It's got the perfect balance of cost and flavor for me. I'm also a Maker's ambassador. My barrel is actually getting bottled this fall. I'm going to try to head out to Ky to do it in person.



    My favorites of all time, though, are:



    AH Hirsch 20yr

    Pappy Van Winkle 23yr

    Hudson Whisky Four Grain Bourbon




    Another vote for Evan Williams Single Barrel. It's is getting harder to find ever since they changed the bottle, but it remains my number two overall bourbon. A close thrid place goes to Eagle Rare 10 yr. I spent a good two or three years trying every bottle I could find, including the Pappy Van Winkle 15 and 20. The 15 was just okay and the 20 is my number one all time, but for the price I can't suggest it over EW and Eagle Rare. The 23 yr. would be fun to have as a true "private stock" but I can't seem to keep bottles for long...



    My rankings:



    Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr

    Evan Williams Single Barrel

    Eagle Rare 10 yr.

    Buffalo Trace

    Elijah Craig 12 yr.

    Jefferson

    Bulleit

    Booker's

    Knob Creek

    Woodford Reserve











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  • zoomzoomzoomzoom Members Posts: 105
    Buffalo Trace is the price performer in my book.
  • greggj77greggj77 Members Posts: 91
    Glad I stumbled across this.



    Any of you tried the Parkers Heritage Collection Cognac Cask? It is spectacular. The cognac finish really compliments the pour very nicely. I was intruiged by this and was blown away with the results. Great Bottle.



    As for drinkers, the usuall suspects have been mentioned.



    Pappy anything

    Four Roses LE is great.

    EH Taylor

    GTS

    WLW etc

    The Jeffersons Pres Select 17 and 18 are essentially re-badged PVW (Stitzel Weller) products and phenomenal.



    and then we get to the scotch.



    This collection is even more expensive than my golf addiction. Tread lightly boys this one is a slippery slope.
  • scotchbladescotchblade Members Posts: 2,385
    greggj77 wrote:


    Any of you tried the Parkers Heritage Collection Cognac Cask? It is spectacular. The cognac finish really compliments the pour very nicely. I was intruiged by this and was blown away with the results. Great Bottle.


    I've got about half a bottle left. And the previous release, which is a wheated mashbill. Great stuff, I agree!
  • bpprybppry Members Posts: 1,903 ✭✭
    This thread has me ready to try some new stuff but every time i go to the store i sit and ponder for a while and then walk out with one of the usuals, buffalo trace, Bulleit or beam black.
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    bppry wrote:


    This thread has me ready to try some new stuff but every time i go to the store i sit and ponder for a while and then walk out with one of the usuals, buffalo trace, Bulleit or beam black.




    Give Old Forrester Signature a try... or Four Roses... I like those three, and those 2 are similarly priced and as good, if not better.

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  • bpprybppry Members Posts: 1,903 ✭✭

    bppry wrote:


    This thread has me ready to try some new stuff but every time i go to the store i sit and ponder for a while and then walk out with one of the usuals, buffalo trace, Bulleit or beam black.




    Give Old Forrester Signature a try... or Four Roses... I like those three, and those 2 are similarly priced and as good, if not better.




    Well I got a bottle of old forester signature tonight. Can really taste the 100 proof and the flavor sits at a different place than what im used to in buffalo trace and beam black. Had two full rocks glasses today and will wait for judgement til after another go around.
  • Swoosh-ThudSwoosh-Thud Members Posts: 1,511 ClubWRX
    edited Jun 12, 2012 #79
    Not impossible to find. Over Christmas my dad and I drank a bottle of 15 y/o and 20 y/o Pappy's during his visit. He preferred the heat of the 15 y/o better. Guess what he's getting for father's day!!!



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  • scotchbladescotchblade Members Posts: 2,385


    Not impossible to find. Over Christmas my dad and I drank a bottle of 15 y/o and 20 y/o Pappy's during his visit. He preferred the heat of the 15 y/o better. Guess what he's getting for father's day!!!



    Not one of these, my personal stash.....















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    WOW! The holy grail.
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    I was in a hipster bar in CA over the weekend for a wedding... was discussing Pappy, and the bartender said I should try Black Maple Hill 15yr... It was 33 a glass, so I did not sample it, but I'm going to try to pick up a bottle now that I'm back in KY.

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    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

  • Aztec1981Aztec1981 Members Posts: 72
    I started buying bourbons and whiskeys every pay check. I have built up roughly a 20 bottle collection. I agree with the threads above that Buffalo Trace and Bulliet are very good for the price. I also started to drink Manhattan's and use a Rye Whiskey. Bulliet also makes a great rye (Green label). I was recently in Chicago visiting friends and came across Templeton Rye. $38 a bottle and it is the smoothest I have had to date. Makes a great Manhattan.



    I would suggest trying if you can find. I have looked in Michigan and can't locate. It is made in Iowa.
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    Pappy Van Winkle is out!



    Picked up two bottles today, one for me, one for a friend.



    That also frees up the bottle of double oaked prichards I had bought as a back-up if I couldn't find the Pappy for my buddies wife.



    She asked me to find a good bottle for him to celebrate their upcoming child. Requesting Pappy 15... so I've been buying small batch bourbons to "test them out" for her... which ended up me buying 3 bottles for myself, and one bottle for her.



    What can i say? i'm a good friend.

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    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
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  • Big LBig L Members Posts: 753 ✭✭
    I have fallen in love with Buffalo Trace, getting so much more then I paid for
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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    Buffalo Trace is awesome... they are a fun distillery and do some neat things outside of their regular bourbon... I need to buy a handle of the regular stuff just for old times sake, though.



    I don't have the budget for expensive bourbons anymore... spent it all on the Pappy.

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    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

  • chickenpotpiechickenpotpie #TeamJetSpeed Members Posts: 8,538 ✭✭
    Where can you get Pappy's? Only local to the distillery?



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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    Go to the nicest liquor store in your area.. ask about it... ask them to order it, ask if there is a waiting list... that's the only way I know.

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    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

  • bpprybppry Members Posts: 1,903 ✭✭
    Big L wrote:


    I have fallen in love with Buffalo Trace, getting so much more then I paid for


    I was the same and came across a website called sourfestmanifesto and have been trying all sorts of stuff and found a new winner. Very old Barton has quickly become my favorite daily type bourbon. So smooth and tasty and priced about half of bufallo. Here in Michigan they only sell the 90 proof but they also have a 100 proof bottled in bond version that is even better.



    Another is Evan Williams white label bottled in bond. Very very good bourbon and a steal at $15. Honestly I was buying Buffalo, makers and woodford and since trying these two I haven't bought any of them in months and would put those two head to head at the same price.
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    bppry wrote:

    Big L wrote:


    I have fallen in love with Buffalo Trace, getting so much more then I paid for


    I was the same and came across a website called sourfestmanifesto and have been trying all sorts of stuff and found a new winner. Very old Barton has quickly become my favorite daily type bourbon. So smooth and tasty and priced about half of bufallo. Here in Michigan they only sell the 90 proof but they also have a 100 proof bottled in bond version that is even better.



    Another is Evan Williams white label bottled in bond. Very very good bourbon and a steal at $15. Honestly I was buying Buffalo, makers and woodford and since trying these two I haven't bought any of them in months and would put those two head to head at the same price.




    Give Old Forester and Old Forester Signature a try.



    Old Fo Signature is my "cheap" bourbon of choice... 100 proof and $30 for a handle in KY.

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    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

  • scotchbladescotchblade Members Posts: 2,385
    edited Nov 8, 2012 #90
    This year I will take George T. Stagg, William Larue Weller or Thomas Handy over Pappy. All from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.



    Four Roses has some barrel strength, single batch offerings that are outstanding.
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭
    I'm trying to get my hands on a bottle of the Antique Collection... I haven't seen it in stores around here, and i think I missed the release by 2 months.



    I'm actually finishing a bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel... it was $25 dollars and is amazing.

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    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

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