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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1185 on: September 07, 2020, 01:02:12 AM »
Bourbon is one of my favorite specially the Bulleit 10 Yr Bourbon Whiskey, no whiskey can beat it.

Perhaps you haven't tried enough Bourbon's. IIRC it runs $45. I can think of several Bourbons at that price point or lower I enjoy more. Of course everyone has different tastes.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1186 on: September 07, 2020, 01:04:31 AM »
I’ve been enjoying some Weller Special Reserve. It tastes like toasted marshmallows to me.

It's gone from a bottom shelf linger to a high priced secondary item. I seem to recall the last time I bought a bottle it was less than $25. I found it a bit mild so I mixed it. At the current cost I'd find a less expensive mixer.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1187 on: September 18, 2020, 12:44:42 AM »
Finishing off a bottle of Wild Turkey Rye. Really fruity - mango and papaya and rather sweet. Not awful, but not a fan.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1188 on: September 18, 2020, 03:39:34 AM »
I haven't been at the AHA Forum for a long time, as my work PC started a block on alcohol-related websites a year ago, and I am too impatient to tap posts on my phone with the tiny keyboard. But I just discovered that block is now gone, so here I am!

My two cents. Like many since the pandemic started, I have increased my consumption of spirits. Having shopped around, I am sold on 1.75 liter bottles of Evan Williams at around $28. Tastes as good as Jim Beam.

Another positive note, since I started drinking more whiskey, I have drank a lot less beer. This has resulted in losing 35 lbs since February.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1189 on: September 18, 2020, 04:04:15 PM »
I need to get someone whiskey as a gift, but I know nothing about it. Whats a decent bottle under 30$ that is widely available?

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1190 on: September 18, 2020, 04:10:05 PM »
Per Mike's recommendation I have been enjoying Elijah Craig.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1191 on: September 18, 2020, 04:14:07 PM »
I need to get someone whiskey as a gift, but I know nothing about it. Whats a decent bottle under 30$ that is widely available?
Prices vary widely. I could probably find Knob Creek or Eagle Rare close to $30 if I shopped around, but others may not be so lucky. I also think Knob Creek makes a 375mL bottle that should be $20 or less most places.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1192 on: September 18, 2020, 04:38:44 PM »
All the Buffalo Trace products are becoming increasingly difficult to find in our area, including Eagle Rare. Also the prices seem to keep creeping up.

With that in mind here is a brief list of bottles under $30 which should be semi-readily available and delicious:
Evan Williams BiB
Old GrandDad BiB
Old GrandDad 114
Elijah Craig
Early Times BiB
Evan Williams SiB
Buffalo Trace
Eagle Rare
Maker's Mark
Four Roses SmB
1792 SmB

Rye:
Rittenhouse BiB
Old Overholt BiB
Sazerac Rye
Four Roses Rye
Elijah Craig Rye
Bulleit Rye
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1193 on: September 29, 2020, 04:53:58 PM »
High West stuff has been available for under $30 around me for a while. I like their Double Rye for under $30.

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« Reply #1194 on: September 29, 2020, 05:05:00 PM »
High West stuff has been available for under $30 around me for a while. I like their Double Rye for under $30.
I keep that on hand as well.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1195 on: September 30, 2020, 01:29:48 AM »
High West stuff has been available for under $30 around me for a while. I like their Double Rye for under $30.

Same. My wife and I are more rye fans than bourbon so we keep this on hand pretty much always.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1196 on: October 13, 2020, 03:44:09 PM »
After making the Maker's Mark suggestion I picked up a bottle for the first time in a long time and found it underwhelming. At the same time I picked up a Maker's Mark 101 which is quite nice. If you happen to see MM101 it's worth the price of admission IMHO.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1197 on: October 13, 2020, 08:10:41 PM »
Angels Envy Finished Rye!! Sublime bourbon. Finished in Rum barrels that were first used as cognac barrels. The flavors are amazing. Tried while on vacation in Charleston SC and ended up coming home with 6 bottles. A bit on the pricey side but IMHO, well worth it. I could put on the secondary market and bump the price by 50% but I like it so much I will keep all 6

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1198 on: October 18, 2020, 03:39:37 PM »
After making the Maker's Mark suggestion I picked up a bottle for the first time in a long time and found it underwhelming. At the same time I picked up a Maker's Mark 101 which is quite nice. If you happen to see MM101 it's worth the price of admission IMHO.

Good to know. I've always thought of Maker's Mark to be kind of ho-hum. I have a bottle laying around that is my backup for mixing if I'm out of JD or Jim Beam, but that's all I'll use it for. I don't think I'd spring for the 101, but I'll try a pour if I ever see it at a bar/restaurant.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1199 on: October 18, 2020, 06:54:14 PM »
I picked up a fifth of Buffalo Trace with a specific label, “Single barrel select, spring 2020” bottled for my local liquor store, Luekens.  I am enjoying it and don’t think it’s as sweet as their normal bottle, but it’s been a while.
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