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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2009, 07:12:11 PM »
OK, got a question for the bourbon drinkers then. In the current issue of Men's Health they claim Old Gand-Dad came out on top in a blind taste test. Looks like this stuff is $18 for a 1.75l. Anyone tried this stuff?

BTW: Smirnoff came out on top for Vodka - definitely wrong on that one IMO.

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 Old Grand Dad is fine sipping on the rocks.

 I prefer Elijah Craig though.
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2009, 08:29:27 PM »
Old Grand Dad is fine sipping on the rocks.

I'll second that
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2009, 09:57:08 PM »
JD black label, but that's a whiskey.

You hit my weak spot... :)
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2009, 08:40:23 PM »
JD black label, but that's a whiskey.

Now yer talkin'  Not a huge JD fan, but very much a whisky/whiskey and scotch fan.  Drank all kinds of rye when I was younger, but find it too sweet nowdays.
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 10:42:15 PM »
I like bourbon, but I really prefer Rye whiskey.
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2009, 06:34:10 AM »
I like rather a lot of the ones mentioned above, and have not really latched onto a "favorite".  My standards are lower with bourbon for some reason.  A $10 fifth of bourbon can be pleasant to me, whereas a lot of other spirits its just abhorrent (cheap blended scotch?  good god!).

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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2009, 07:52:21 AM »
That's the way I feel about vodka. I buy the stuff on the bottom shelf.

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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2009, 09:59:33 AM »
I'm not a huge bourbon drinker, but when I drink it, I like Maker's Mark.  On a side note, I saw a show on the History Channel last night profiling a recent micro-distillery start-up in Colorado that makes a product called Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey.  The micro-distillery was actually started by one of the co-founders of Flying Dog.  It sounds like they've made a decent splash in the world of high-end liquor.
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2009, 10:51:55 AM »
I'm not a huge bourbon drinker, but when I drink it, I like Maker's Mark.  On a side note, I saw a show on the History Channel last night profiling a recent micro-distillery start-up in Colorado that makes a product called Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey.  The micro-distillery was actually started by one of the co-founders of Flying Dog.  It sounds like they've made a decent splash in the world of high-end liquor.
During the 2007 AHA Conference in Denver, I had the opportunity to tour the brewery and distillery during a "walking" tour of breweries in the downtown area.  As I recall, Flying Dog actually piped the wort next door to Stranahan's for fermentation and distilling.  It was a very neat arrangement, bringing the two production facilities together like that.  I say "as I recall" because at that point in the tour, my memory starts to get a touch hazy  ;)
The whiskey was pretty tasty.
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2009, 12:28:56 PM »
That's cool that you got to take a tour, Gail!  Yes, I believe Stranahan said they utilize one of Flying Dog's fermenters and then pipe it over to the distillery.
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2009, 02:18:50 PM »
Oh yeah, Colorado Whiskey!
Unfortunately Flying Dog abandoned Stranahan's and us and moved to Maryland.
Stranahan's got wort from ?Oskar Blues new brewery for a while.
And Stranahan's just moved into the old Heavenly Daze Brewery on Alameda and Kalamath a few blocks south of the Breckenridge Brewery.
There are a couple of other microdistilleries starting up around here too.
Hmm, I think I see another idea for a bike pubcrawl.
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2009, 05:12:21 PM »
You're a lucky guy, Tom, to live near/in such a wonderful city as Denver.  The opening of micro-distilleries will only add to the great selection of beverages there.  The walking brewery tour I was on almost turned into a (literal) pub CRAWL for some folks due to the fantastic selection of brews.  Luckily, I was only hazy...but glad we were not on bikes! ;D
Sad to hear about Stranahans getting stranded by Flying Dog--it was a great set up. 
Thanks for the update,
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2009, 09:22:30 PM »
The altitude and bikes (you get to sit down!) adds a certain something.
I have to thank the US Army (and your tax dollars) for sending me here for 4 years of hard duty!
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2009, 06:35:38 AM »
I love Bourbon and will drink anything from Jim Beam White to Bookers to Old Fitzgerald Family Reserve. I really love Booker's and Woodford Reserve and Wild Turkey Rare Breed but I think that the two best bourbons for the buy are Maker's Mark and Evan Williams Single Barrel. I give high marks for Buffalo Trace, too. I love those expensive bourbons but I just simply can't afford them for regular sipping (and I tend to sip rather regularly.)
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Re: favorite bourbons
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 06:46:12 AM »
I give high marks for Buffalo Trace, too.

Yep, that's a good one.  Lest I give the wrong impression from my post, I'm not implying a great bourbon goes unappreciated by me, just that I'm surprised with the quality of some of the cheaper ones on occasion, which can be quite pleasant, albeit not quite as rich as an older well-blended high end bourbon.  Still want to snag a bottle of Bookers some time.  $$$