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Any Bourbon Drinkers??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Airman1030, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Soundwave

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    Was enjoying a little too much Makers 46 last night. I really enjoy the extra oakiness, more than the Woodford double oak.
     

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    Current open bottles. Sagamore cask strength and Garrison brothers.
     
  3. Spanz

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    if the stock market goes down any more, i am gonna need a LOT more bourbon!
     
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    I enjoyed a healthy pour of Wild Turkey 101 while paying bills this evening.

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  6. Soundwave

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    It looks like we have similar taste. The Russell's 10 was my favorite for a while but now I prefer rarebreed!
     
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    OH YEAH WELL YOU DONT HAVE.......oh it's right there

    I SEE YOUR COLLECTION IS MISSING........um, I guess you have that too
     
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    I've discovered that I enjoy Buffalo Trace.
     
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    This isn't bad. Not "great", but "good".
    I tend to like the "lighter" bourbons, Basil Hayden, Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark 46 and such.
    If you like them, you'd probably like this.
     
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    We're headed through NH this weekend and I'll have to stop in at the state liquor store in Portsmouth to re-up my Buffalo Trace and Four Roses. Speaking of your local Savanna whiskey, I had a pour of the bourbon from Maine's Stroudwater Distillery over the winter and it was pretty good. I don't know if it's outsourced or distilled in-house but I may pick up a bottle of that, too.
     
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    It’s outsourced at the moment, but they’re looking at opportunities to bring that part of the process in house. Buddy of mine works for them.
     
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    Not gonna lie, I initially dismissed it as rubbish. It's good, not great. The low price is what initially turned me away.
     
  13. Soundwave

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    Buffalo Trace has some high end stuff!? I still prefer wild turkey products it seems. Blanton's is also awesome
     
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    Blanton's IS awesome!

    I've got to say - Eagle Rare has been my new favorite. Worth a try if you haven't had it.
     
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    Eagle Rare (along with many other bourbons) undergoes a process called Heat Cycling, which artificially raises the temperature of the rick house to 85+ degrees, the temperature necessary for the whiskey to penetrate the wood to pick up flavor and color.

    Without heat cycling, this process occurs only once naturally during a single year. With heat cycling, it’s occurs twice. So the Eagle Rare 10yr has the complexity and flavor profile of a 20 year old bourbon. Officially, it’s still a 10 year old bourbon, though.
     
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    Interesting! Thanks for the info.
     
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    Definitely didn't know that but I still wouldn't compare it to a 20yr. Not that I've even had one. First bottle of eagle rare I disliked second I enjoyed. Check out Hudson baby bourbon. It's a younger bourbon aged in relatively tiny barrels so it has more contact with the wood etc
     
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    Working on a bottle of Hudson Maple Rye......very good.
     
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    Picked up a bottle of Rittenhouse Rye, Wild Turkey 101, Russell's Reserve 10 year and one I've never had, Larceny.
    I really like Russell's Reserve!

    After having a dab of Wild Turkey 101. Larceny is sweeter, more honey taste with out the peppery bite of the 101.
    Smoother without the, in your face burn of the cluckin chicken.
     
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    How does larceny compare prices wise? I may have to check it out. I was able to grab a handle of 101 for like $27 at total wine!? If you like Russell 10 try the single Barrell or rarebreed. More "character" though some of the single Barrells I've had weren't as good as others.
     
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    Larceny was $24.99 at Luke's.
    I've had Rare breed it was really good.
    I thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit!
     
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    Woodford reserve does the same thing. Pumps in steam heat to their stone warehouses, then shuts if off to let it cool down, then repeat.
     
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    Picked up a bottle of Elijah Craig the other night, and while I was staring at the shelves, pondering what else I might buy, the owner/manager (?) came over and made a few recommendations after asking me what I liked.

    I bought one of his recommendations, and it's pretty good:

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    And I couldn't post that picture without this one:
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