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Great Bourbons

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Garweh, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Garweh

    Garweh CLM

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    OK folks, the subject is Bourbon; American Whiskey. What are some great ones? I want the ones that you drink "neat"; without ice, water, etc. True "sippin whiskey"; smooth and easy drinkin.

    My favorites (so far); Booker's true barrel, Jefferson, Szazerac rye (not a "real" bourbon), and JD single barrel (again, not a real bourbon BUT SO SMOOTH).
     
  2. GlockSpeed31

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    When I'm in a "mood", I enjoy J. Daniel's Single Barrel either served neat or on rocks. Regular night out drinking, Jack Daniel's or Jim Beam & Coke.

    I'm thinking of buying another bottle of J. D. Single Barrel and putting it away for 21 years. I have a baby boy on the way in 3-5 weeks and thinking of something neat to have to celebrate his 21st birthday. What do you guys think?!

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  3. Garweh

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    Great idea. JD labels their bottles with the name of the city from which the barrel was purchased. I can get bottles with a medallion "Utica, NY" on them. Perhaps you can find a bottle with a medallion from a city near you. Realize that whiskey does not "age" in the bottle like wine does. As long as the bottle is sealed, the quality will not decline.
     
  4. Tennessee Slim

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    I’m partial to fire in my drink; I prefer Booker’s barrel proof.

    JD, BTW, is not a bourbon:

    http://www.jackdaniels.com/faq.asp
     
  5. justin03

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    i've been wanting to try some of the finer bourbons, but it's just so much sweeter than the scotch i've grown accustomed to. bought a bottle of maker's mark recently. pretty good, but still sweeter than i like. i've read good things about elijah craig and bookers. i'll probably try one of those next.

    me and buddy just about finished a bottle of wild turkey 101 friday night. . . but that was more with the intention of getting a little misty than enjoying its taste.

    (right now i'm ejoying a glass of laphroiag 10yr scotch. . . that's somethin' that would make you bourbon folks scratch your heads;G )

    justin;c
     
  6. Garweh

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    Oban, Highland Park 18 yo, Glenmorangie Portwood Finish, Glengoyne 17 yo are some of the single-malts in my cabinet. I do not feel that single-malts and fine bourbons are mutually exclusive. I prefer the bourbons when I want something "sweeter'. Right now, I have a snifter with the Glengoyne waiting for me; this whiskey has some of the bourbon "sweetness" and is a good cross-over spirit. Try it, you will like it.

    Gary
     
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    justin03 gig'em

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    thanks for the suggestion, gary. i just bought my first bottle of highland park 18 the other day. i love the 12yr and have heard great things about the 18. thanks

    justin;c
     
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    no shouts for knob creek? yes JD is always getting stuck in the bourbon category i am sick of correcting people. Maker's neat or on the occassion when some one else buys me one and doesnt ask on the rocks is fine. I will say the other day out i got a shot of gentleman jack ($4)! Kinda let down, its waaaay smooth , but has no bite at all, very easy to pour down.
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  9. Moprine

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    Booker's
    Elijah Craig 18 year
    Blantons single malt
    I like Knob Creek as well~~
    Maker's Mark gets a thumbs up (maybe 2)^^
     
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    Knob Creek all the way.
     
  11. W Turner

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    The only bourbon that I like is Knob Creek.

    I actually prefer whiskey when I am not drinking Tequila or golden/dark rum. Jack Daniels or Gentleman Jack are my preferences.

    Bull
     
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    1. Bookers
    2. Knob Creek
    3. Wild Turkey
     
  13. Mwinter

    Mwinter I'm MilkMan Dan

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    I take a great liking to the Elijah Craig 18yr old....one of the best and smoothest whiskeys I've tasted.

    Bookers is excellent too.

    JD Single Barrel from the distillery is great, but man it's got a healthy burn :)
     
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    JD #7 is crap, tastes like crap, but smells good....
    on the other hand Gentleman's Jack is very good as well as JB

    but nothing beats a nicely aged single malt scotch, my goodness is that smoooooooooth
     
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    I like Old Grandad and Knob Creek.

    A good cheap bourbon is Rebel Yell, much smoother than Jim Beam.
     
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    100+ proof Southern Comfort...smooth and sweet;V
     
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    I had the fortune of discovering Jim Beam Black over the summer although I rarely drink it straight. What can I say? I'm a poor college kid.
     
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    haha...thats not poor. at least not compared to my whiskey habits. it all started with ancient age. then, canadian host. now...segrams 7. one day ill make it to bourbon.
     
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    My staple is Virginia Gentelman followed by Makers Mark