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OT: Bourbon by Value

Comrades,

Thank you very much for previous Bourbon recommendations.  I am now completely in love with Buffalo Trace ($19.99 for a 750 by me)
Value is very important to me.  I wanted to ask by price point your favorite.  Generally, I am not into "wheaters" but want to try Weller.

Under $20:

Under $30:

Under $40:

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Comments

  • I suppose we're talking about for a fifth?

     

    Under $20 - I'll take Evan Williams

    Under $30 - Maker's Mark, my drink of choice

    Under $40 - Several good ones, right now I really like the Elijah Craig 12

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    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

  • 500500 Posts: 2,530
    Someone else said this first; Posts about the drinking of adult beverages is NOT Off Topic!
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Yes, price per fifth.  However, great handle values will also be considered.

    Thank you Hokie_Smoker for your input.  Not a huge Maker's fan, but many of my friends are.

    I can get Elijah Craig 12 for $25 and really like it.  Haven't had EW in a long time.

  • @Z_Eggineer if you can get Elijah 12 for $25 what's the cost of Blanton's.  I really like Blanton's.

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    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

  • I've been enjoying George Dickel's Barrel Select, which is right around $40.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • @Z_Eggineer if you can get Elijah 12 for $25 what's the cost of Blanton's.  I really like Blanton's.

    It depends on time of year honestly (if close or far from derby).  I saw it once for $35 and didn't buy it (still hitting myself, was a n00b back then).

    Usually, I think it is around $45 by me, but I could be mistaken.

  • For a "higher end" (for me, above $30 is special occasion) also thinking Woodford Double-Oaked or Angel's Envy.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I drink Evan Williams green label with coke zero more often than not. It's $13.99 a handle.

    Makers 46 is my fav top shelf stuff. $36 a fifth.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Angus1978Angus1978 Posts: 390
    I buy McAfee Benchmark #8 Sour Mash by the handle.  It will run approx 14.50 - 16.00.  Buy it by the case and most stores take 10% off.   It's a good bourbon for mixing, but not necessarily drinking straight.

    Travis:  13.99 for a handle of Evan????   tell me you're in the DFW Metroplex!.  I'd buy it by the handle and case and save an extra 5 bux

    And if I'm sippin' I'm going for Woodford or Jefferson, they do just fine at 30 - 50 bux per 750ml
    LBGE and Primo XL Plano TX All right all right alllll riight
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,960
    I prefer glenfiddich 18 year. .. $90. It's not very enjoyable with my wife's foot buried though. I still like Jack Daniels. Woodford is great.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Under 20 Jim beam black
    Under 30 Bullitt bourbon. If you haven't tried this you need to. Excellent for the price
    Under 40 there are several but I've been enjoying TX bourbon lately. Not sure if the distribute everywhere. Made in Dallas area I believe. Also like makers 46 and basil hayden.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    For bourbons I usually sip (haha)

    Woodford & sometimes DO
    Makers & Makers 46
    Jefferson
  • Under 20 Jim beam black Under 30 Bullitt bourbon. If you haven't tried this you need to. Excellent for the price Under 40 there are several but I've been enjoying TX bourbon lately. Not sure if the distribute everywhere. Made in Dallas area I believe. Also like makers 46 and basil hayden.

    I like JBB for the price and Bulleit is good and a great price for a handle here.

    Never heard of TX bourbon before.  Not a huge fan of basil haydens.

  • hapster said:
    For bourbons I usually sip (haha)

    Woodford & sometimes DO
    Makers & Makers 46
    Jefferson
    What is DO?
  • D_TrainD_Train Posts: 47
    Second the Bulleit Bourbon for under $30. It can even be put into under $20 if you catch the right sale.
  • wbradkingwbradking Posts: 351
    I'll go with Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, and I'll +1 the Bulleit.
    Franklin, TN
    Large BGE+PSWoo2
  • beteezbeteez Posts: 494
    Larceny $8 w/rebate deal of the year
    Buff Trace
    E T Lee
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,244
    For years was JD, but lately has been Jim Beam. Last year found some Bulleit Rye Frontier Whiskey, was very good. Tried the Bulleit bourbon, agree with @D_Train and @Z_Eggineer, very nice. I like my whiskey (Scotch/rye/bourbon) neat, splash of water to release the taste.
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 495
    This is going to be slightly OT in an already OT thread, but over the holidays I went to great pains to find a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.  No matter how hard I tried--including placing calls to some friends very deep in the wine/spirits industry who had gotten me an equally obscure beer called Westvleteren 12 last year--I could not find a bottle.  What's more, the prices that I was told I would have to pay if/when I ever did locate a bottle were obscene.  We're talking near the price of a brand new egg.  Anyway, I pretty much gave up on the hunt. Then, a day or two before Christmas, my brother emails me with a photo of a bottle of Van Winkle 12 year reserve.  In the email he states, quite confidently, that he bought that exact bottle years ago for our Dad as a Christmas gift.  This was well before the Pappy Van Winkle craze reached fever pitch.  At the time, it was a costly bottle, but costly within reason.  Anyway, we went to my parents for Christmas and sure enough, sitting there in my Dad's bar, was a 3/4 full bottle of Van Winkle 12 year reserve.  My Dad had no clue what he had sitting in his bar.  He'd probably been using it to pour Jack and Cokes.  My brother and I poured some over rocks.  Man.  I mean man.  Best bourbon I've tasted by a mile.  Worth the cost of en egg?  No.  But pretty incredible.

    Anyway, figured I'd share the anecdote.
    Southern California
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,960
    What about under $7?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,779
    henapple said:
    What about under $7?
    That was my choice many moons ago.   :-&

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,960
    I hate to admit I've partaken.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,960
    Under $5
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • jerrypjerryp Posts: 230

    Under 20 Jim beam black
    Under 30 Bullitt bourbon. If you haven't tried this you need to. Excellent for the price
    Under 40 there are several but I've been enjoying TX bourbon lately. Not sure if the distribute everywhere. Made in Dallas area I believe. Also like makers 46 and basil hayden.

    Bullitt Rye is my new favorite. A great value is Jim Beam Devils Cut. Sooo smooth and tastes great.
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,457
    I'm super lucky to know a group that goes out to the distilleries and buy barrels that they pick after learning where the honey holes are. Been getting the hand picked version of Weller Antique 107, and it is delicious! The off the shelf price is supposedly under $25.


    There is a lot of good ones, and amazing how much depends on what comes out of each particular barrel. This is very much on-topic BTW ;)

    Cheers!!
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,960
    In this forum alcohol is on topic..egging is sometimes secondary. ... =))
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • beteez said:
    Larceny $8 w/rebate deal of the year
    Buff Trace
    E T Lee
    What store has Larceny?
  • beteez said:
    Larceny $8 w/rebate deal of the year
    Buff Trace
    E T Lee
    How much is Elmer T. Lee?  I love that distillery for BT
  • Do you folks mostly drink it with something, or straight?  I just take it neat.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 495
    I go rocks.
    Southern California
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