Top picks for Bourbon.

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Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby tylergallant7 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:53 pm

Just down in Florida on vaction from Canada, was wondering if anyone had some advice on some good bourbon. I have Elijah Craig 18yr and Russel reserve 12yr old which is my favorite so far. Also if anyone is from Florida and know some good liquor stores im staying in Clearwater. Thanks!

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Re: Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby AVB » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:47 am

B-21 at 43380 Us Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL (B-21.com) is about 30 minutes away and is probably the best you'll find in that area.

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Re: Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby shulaw05 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:04 am

there are so many good bourbons

elijah craig 12 & 18
buffalo trace
eagle rare (the 17 is excellent)
stagg
four roses (the mariage is excellent)
anything wild turkey (except regular 80 proof)
anything william weller
mitchers
bookers

i know i'm forgetting some, but these are just a few that popped into my mind (i didn't list rye whiskies)

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Re: Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby hyperfuji » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:04 pm

Willett- pretty safe b/c most of the stuff is good
sazerac 18
old charter proprietors reserve- great for the price

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Re: Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:39 am

shulaw05 wrote:four roses

I agree with this, the single bottle was my favourite OB bourbon from a recent review of 20 that I did
theWhiskyReview.com Bourbon Reviews

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Re: Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby Wave » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:00 am

Adding to shulaw's list,

Noah's Mill 15yr old
http://www.kentuckybourbonwhiskey.com/noah_mill.php


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Re: Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:12 pm

Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Family Reserve strikes an astounding balance between Bourbon richness and more oak-infused, spicy (mint!) notes of maturity. A true classic.

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old is, for me, a simply incredible value, provided you're looking for the gutsy flavour profile of a 'real' Bourbon.

And, as has been mentioned, just about anything sporting the Wild Turkey label (the pathetically insipid 80 proof bottling excepted) will represent a sure bet.

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Re: Top picks for Bourbon.

Postby morlic » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:19 pm

The Third Dram wrote:Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Family Reserve strikes an astounding balance between Bourbon richness and more oak-infused, spicy (mint!) notes of maturity. A true classic.

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old is, for me, a simply incredible value, provided you're looking for the gutsy flavour profile of a 'real' Bourbon.

And, as has been mentioned, just about anything sporting the Wild Turkey label (the pathetically insipid 80 proof bottling excepted) will represent a sure bet.


+1 for all the above.

If we are including Pappy 15, I would add Blanton's Single Barrel into the mix. It is ~$45 a bottle, but is worth it in my opinion. One of my first Bourbons, so it always is on-hand, as is the Pappy Van Winkle 15. Elijah Craig 12 Year Old is my everyday Bourbon. I have the 18 Year as well, but is unopened. Can't wait to try it!


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