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swamppirate 24 April 2012 15:57

Bourbon/Whiskey Thread
 
I have just recently gotten into really trying other bourbons/whiskeys outside of the Jack Daniels and Jim Beam realm (nothing wrong with them). I've tried a few of the small batch run's and some of the lesser name brands. Among the ones I'm partial to are Black Maple Hill and Elijah Craig small batch bourbon and Masterson's Rye Whiskey. Just wanted to see what others have tried and like. Regards

KidA 24 April 2012 16:00

We had a Bourbon/Whiskey thread and it got lumped into the "alcoholic" beverage thread:

http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php...hlight=bourbon

I still say Blanton's is the best Bourbon there is. It's just exquisite.

Scratchy 24 April 2012 16:10

I actually agree with mike, the Blanton's is amazing. I'm also a fan of Bulleit both the bourbon and the rye, as well as Buffalo Trace. But Blanton's is awesome. I should really try whistle pig, since I live about 30min from where it is made, I've heard good stuff about it and it's carried in a bunch of the bars around here, ti's just a little expensive and I can't get my boss to order it where I work.

Tripod 24 April 2012 16:37

Templeton Rye. This shit kicks ass.

http://www.templetonrye.com/home/

Headshot 24 April 2012 16:49

If you're ever in Kentucky this is a neat thing to do. http://www.kybourbontrail.com/

Hot Mess 24 April 2012 16:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scratchy (Post 1058133547)
I actually agree with mike, the Blanton's is amazing. I'm also a fan of Bulleit both the bourbon and the rye, as well as Buffalo Trace. But Blanton's is awesome. I should really try whistle pig, since I live about 30min from where it is made, I've heard good stuff about it and it's carried in a bunch of the bars around here, ti's just a little expensive and I can't get my boss to order it where I work.

Bulleit, Buffalo trace, Makers, Knob Creek, and Woodford are all really good quality for the money.

275RLTW 24 April 2012 17:02

Stranahans Colorado Whiskey is a local favorite and very smooth straight. Pricey, but I prefer it over most thers when I have the cash.

http://www.stranahans.com/home/

Spinner 24 April 2012 17:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tripod (Post 1058133558)
Templeton Rye. This shit kicks ass.

http://www.templetonrye.com/home/

That was Capone's private reserve back in the day.

Of course, everybody knows that Irish whiskey is the standard that all other whiskeys aspire to. ;)

Tripod 24 April 2012 17:12

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Originally Posted by Spinner (Post 1058133585)
That was Capone's private reserve back in the day.

Of course, everybody knows that Irish whiskey is the standard that all other whiskeys aspire to. ;)

Yep. And distilled in Templeton, Iowa. Being a Hawkeye is why I am partial to it I guess.

Hot Mess 24 April 2012 17:12

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Originally Posted by Spinner (Post 1058133585)
Of course, everybody knows that Irish whiskey is the standard that all other whiskeys aspire to. ;)

That may be, but Protestant or Catholic? :tongue::biggrin:

Freebird 24 April 2012 17:14

I'm old fashion when it comes to my bourbon. I've stuck with Jack Daniels all these years. If something works, don't fuck with it :biggrin:

275RLTW 24 April 2012 17:15

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Originally Posted by Spinner (Post 1058133585)
That was Capone's private reserve back in the day.

Of course, everybody knows that Irish whiskey is the standard that all other whiskeys aspire to. ;)

Like this?
http://www.feckinwhiskey.com/

It's not too bad and fun as hell to ask for. An Irish accent comes out of nowhere when asking for this.

jasonglh 24 April 2012 17:23

You can tell my favorites by the amount left in the bottle and I have a bottle of pretty much everything distilled in Kentucky.

Blanton's
Four Roses
Willett

MixedLoad 24 April 2012 17:32

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Originally Posted by Hot Mess (Post 1058133570)
Bulleit...

Just bought some a few months ago and left it at OfficeSloth's place after having tried their Bourbon with GM5 the weekend prior.

I'm sold now.

http://thirstyinla.com/wp-content/up...ulleit-rye.jpg

If I'm feeling a little froggy though, I'll go for some Revelstoke Spiced Whiskey.

http://revelstokewhisky.com/wp-conte...ges/spices.jpg

Spinner 24 April 2012 17:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hot Mess (Post 1058133587)
That may be, but Protestant or Catholic? :tongue::biggrin:

Jameson is the choice, but I'll lower myself to Bushmill if necessary.

I just say 3 Hail Marys after each shot. :biggrin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by coloccw (Post 1058133589)
Like this?
http://www.feckinwhiskey.com/

It's not too bad and fun as hell to ask for. An Irish accent comes out of nowhere when asking for this.

Cool, I'll have to check that one out. I'll bet our local Binny's carries it.

Sounds like one of those non-denominational Irish whiskeys.

wowzers 24 April 2012 17:56

Being from the South, I prefer bourbon. Here in the Northwest everyone drinks blended whisky. Pendleton in particular is real tasty.

Chimo 24 April 2012 18:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freebird (Post 1058133588)
I'm old fashion when it comes to my bourbon. I've stuck with Jack Daniels all these years. If something works, don't fuck with it :biggrin:

I have to agree, except that the Honey Jack is DAMN good too!

Xdeth 24 April 2012 18:08

Recently grabbed Jeffersons Reserve very small batch 100 proof cask strength, very good.

Not Bourbon but Ole Smoky Moonshine is in the fridge, it's strangely not nearly as good as real VA shine I've had.

Headshot 24 April 2012 18:20

Here's another event people come from all over to attend, it's worth the trip. Bourbon Festival

I have a friend with a range behind his house on the Beech Fork river where we usually camp and shoot during the festival and then enjoy the nightlife at the festival. If you plan on attending you should book way early as all the hotels and B&B's get booked up way in advance.

Stretch 24 April 2012 18:28

My favorites always seem to have a cork: Blanton's, Bulleit, Four Roses, and my favorite of favorites: Knob Creek


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