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Title: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: weazletoe on June 18, 2010, 10:55:33 PM
  Feel in love with Elijah Gray bourbon, while camping in the mountains in Idaho. So, here I am in Ohio, and walk into the state store. I looked everywhere for this lovely fire nectar from the gods, but found none. So, I ask the dude, and he looks at me like I have 2 heads. Never heard of the stuff! Man am I bummed. So, I settled on a bottle of Red Stag, and (flame suit on) LOVE IT!!
 
     Look for random, meaningless post in the next few hours........ ;D
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: babalu87 on June 18, 2010, 11:58:50 PM
Knob Creek

I'm tellin you
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: bluesman on June 19, 2010, 01:12:25 AM
I think you meant to say Elijah Craig. I knew what you meant. The guy at the cure store wouldn't have known anyway.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: weazletoe on June 19, 2010, 02:00:17 AM
Knob Creek

I'm tellin you

Better than Elijah?  I may have some investigatin' to do.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: bluesman on June 19, 2010, 02:53:18 AM
One word...Bookers!
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: a10t2 on June 19, 2010, 06:42:24 AM
One word...Bookers!

Yeah, because $60 for a bottle of bourbon is exactly how I want to spend my money. ;)

For the price, Elijah Craig is unbeatable IMHO. Their 18 year is great too.

Buffalo Trace is another good one that won't break the bank.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: ndcube on June 19, 2010, 12:20:48 PM
Elijah Craig fan here too.  My state store only sells it in the 1.5L bottle.  ;D
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: tomthebrewer on June 19, 2010, 01:45:23 PM
All mentioned are so far are good. I recently had a bottle of Elmer T. Lee and liked it, too. My dad loves 1792 and Woodford Reserve.

But for a daily drink, you can't beat Jim Beam or Maker's Mark!
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: weazletoe on June 19, 2010, 09:48:38 PM

But for a daily drink, you can't beat Jim Beam or Maker's Mark!

But for the same price, you could drink something good!  ;D
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: tomthebrewer on June 19, 2010, 11:14:36 PM
Yoo sayin' JB ayn't guud?  ;D
(envision hillbilly with overalls and missing teeth sitting next to a blue tick hound)
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: weazletoe on June 20, 2010, 01:03:40 AM
Yoo sayin' JB ayn't guud?  ;D
(envision hillbilly with overalls and missing teeth sitting next to a blue tick hound)

Good to mix, terrible to drink straight.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on June 21, 2010, 02:42:52 PM
For a moderate priced bourbon, I've been liking Ezra B 12 yo single barrel lately.  When I want to spend a little more, Blantons has recently been hitting the spot.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: mnstorm99 on June 21, 2010, 05:01:14 PM
Yoo sayin' JB ayn't guud?  ;D
(envision hillbilly with overalls and missing teeth sitting next to a blue tick hound)

Good to mix, terrible to drink straight.

Best Mixen' Bourbon there is IMO.  JB Black is pretty decent straight though.

I'm going to see if this Elijah Craig is available in my area.  Otherwise I am a Makers Mark fan moreso than Knob.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: nicneufeld on June 21, 2010, 06:27:20 PM
I like W.L. Weller for a moderate price bourbon.  Runs around 14.99 a bottle which is modest.  I liked Elijah Craig too as I recall.  Come to think of it, once past a certain pricepoint below which they tend to be harsh firewater, or just kind of bland, I like most bourbons!
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: mikeypedersen on June 22, 2010, 02:06:19 PM
[Buffalo Trace is another good one that won't break the bank.
That's been my go-to cheaper bourbon lately.  Good and pretty cheap!
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: bluesman on June 22, 2010, 02:44:08 PM
Check this out.

http://www.bourbonenthusiast.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6171
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: abraxas on August 03, 2010, 03:22:31 AM
Check this out.

http://www.bourbonenthusiast.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6171

Isn't Van Winkle made by Buffalo Trace?
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: euge on August 03, 2010, 03:41:15 AM
Shouldn't this thread be named "Weaze and the hard stuff"?

 ;)


Me got Knob Creek. Wow!

But really I'm clueless with Bourbon. E'splain Bourbon please.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: a10t2 on August 03, 2010, 04:14:34 AM
E'splain Bourbon please.

You put it in your mouth. It tastes good and makes your tummy warm.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: abraxas on August 03, 2010, 10:55:57 AM


But really I'm clueless with Bourbon. E'splain Bourbon please.

By law it must be aged at least two years in fresh charred barrels which are then sold to age some other type of whiskey (Scotch commonly).  Over 1/2 of the grain base has to be corn.

Bourbons tend to be younger and have a ton of vanilla, smoke (campfire not peat like Scotch) and spicy notes due to single use barrels and full body sweetness from the corn base.  Even good bourbon tends to be a little more "raw" than other types of whiskey in my opinion which is what makes it so good. I think a little bit of rye can balance out the sweetness with a nice dryness and spiciness but a little can go a long way if it's not what you are looking for.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: weazletoe on August 03, 2010, 01:59:45 PM
i'll tell ya, untill I tries Elijah Craaig, all burbon tated the same to me. After drinking it though, I can get what you describe the flavors as. Especially the flavors.
  another one i've enjoyed a good bit lately is (flame suit on) Red Stag. I won't allow myself to even keep that in the house.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: bluesman on August 03, 2010, 05:04:14 PM
i'll tell ya, untill I tries Elijah Craaig, all burbon tated the same to me. After drinking it though, I can get what you describe the flavors as. Especially the flavors.
  another one i've enjoyed a good bit lately is (flame suit on) Red Stag. I won't allow myself to even keep that in the house.

Hey Weaz...are you still having keyboard issues or are you hitting the bottle early in the morning.
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: vista on August 03, 2010, 07:41:20 PM
LOL i read this weaze comment early this morning and thought the same thing...
Title: Re: The hard stuff and Weaze.
Post by: weazletoe on August 04, 2010, 02:12:27 AM
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Hey Weaz...are you still having keyboard issues or are you hitting the bottle early in the morning.


All I'll say about that is.....  ;D