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Bourbon

DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
I’m a beer drinker but starting to appreciate having some bourbon on hand. Looking at what others recommend on various threads I’ve realized a lot of better recommended ones are not available year round. So are they released on schedules or do you just check the store routinely for new arrivals? And what’s available now to look for? 
Jacksonville FL
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,015
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  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
    edited February 21
    Woodford, basil hayden, makers, knob creek, Elijah Craig, four roses are all very good and very commonly available at stores. Good place to start imo. Those are quality pours. There are many many more to check out. 
    I’ve been drinking WR and it’s always around but using Total Wine for instance Four Roses single barrel isn’t available  :| I have been enjoying that one.  Didn’t care for Makers Mark but I’m a newb. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    Dobie said:
    Woodford, basil hayden, makers, knob creek, Elijah Craig, four roses are all very good and very commonly available at stores. Good place to start imo. Those are quality pours. There are many many more to check out. 
    I’ve been drinking WR and it’s always around but using Total Wine for instance Four Roses single barrel isn’t available  :| I have been enjoying that one.  Didn’t care for Makers Mark but I’m a newb. 
    Not in the total wine area, but four roses is fairly common and available. There are a bunch of excellent pours by more limited labels. McKenna as mentioned above is a great pour. I recommend keeping a daily pour around you enjoy and just start expanding your sphere by mixing different bottles. Don’t repurchase the ones you don’t love. Keep in mind that manhattans and old fashioned are lovely when made with bourbon. Good way to use up some of your “mistakes “
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,946
    Dobie said:
    Woodford, basil hayden, makers, knob creek, Elijah Craig, four roses are all very good and very commonly available at stores. Good place to start imo. Those are quality pours. There are many many more to check out. 
    I’ve been drinking WR and it’s always around but using Total Wine for instance Four Roses single barrel isn’t available  :| I have been enjoying that one.  Didn’t care for Makers Mark but I’m a newb. 
    Try to find Maker's 46. Sam's clubs here carry it
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    ColtsFan said:
    I'll add Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace to @thetrim and @pgprescott suggestions.

    Basil Haydens was my cherry popper and then tried Eagle Rare. Buffalo Trace is my "every day pour" 

    Good luck and enjoy the journey. Neat, 1 rock, splash of water .... As you dive deeper you'll start to develop a nose 
    I didn’t include eagle rare only because it is in fact rare in my area. As is Blantons. I will say BT is a great pour at a great price. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    SaltySam said:
    Don’t sleep on Evan Williams! Dirt cheap and tastes good.  It’s literally a third the price of some of the others.   
    I also like Jim beam as a base for manhattans. Some of the inexpensive pours do not get their due. 
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
    ColtsFan said:
    I'll add Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace to @thetrim and @pgprescott suggestions.

    Basil Haydens was my cherry popper and then tried Eagle Rare. Buffalo Trace is my "every day pour" 

    Good luck and enjoy the journey. Neat, 1 rock, splash of water .... As you dive deeper you'll start to develop a nose 
    Again using Total Wine our local superstore none of these available right now, was looking at all those. Maybe I need to find another liquor store. TW is huge though and priced well. 
    I drink on the rocks, don’t mix. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,946
    ColtsFan said:
    I'll add Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace to @thetrim and @pgprescott suggestions.

    Basil Haydens was my cherry popper and then tried Eagle Rare. Buffalo Trace is my "every day pour" 

    Good luck and enjoy the journey. Neat, 1 rock, splash of water .... As you dive deeper you'll start to develop a nose 
    I didn’t include eagle rare only because it is in fact rare in my area. As is Blantons. I will say BT is a great pour at a great price. 
    Eagle Rare is all over Bloomington. It's amazing what a difference a couple hundred miles makes. Occasionally find Blanton's 
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,614
    ColtsFan said:
    I'll add Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace to @thetrim and @pgprescott suggestions.

    Basil Haydens was my cherry popper and then tried Eagle Rare. Buffalo Trace is my "every day pour" 

    Good luck and enjoy the journey. Neat, 1 rock, splash of water .... As you dive deeper you'll start to develop a nose 
    I like Eagle Rare too.  It just went to $83.00 a bottle here.  Same in your area?? 

    @Dobie - all good suggestions above.  Knob Creek is my daily drinker.  I’ll hit something like Woodford or Breckinridge 

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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    I consider McKenna a rarer bottle along with Elmer t, willetts, JH Taylor, etc.  I’d build a core of readily available bottles for your area and then add these rare bottles to the mix. Take your time and enjoy the journey. Don’t be afraid to revisit some of your earlier discarded pours as your pallet develops. Cheers!!! 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    ColtsFan said:
    I'll add Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace to @thetrim and @pgprescott suggestions.

    Basil Haydens was my cherry popper and then tried Eagle Rare. Buffalo Trace is my "every day pour" 

    Good luck and enjoy the journey. Neat, 1 rock, splash of water .... As you dive deeper you'll start to develop a nose 
    I like Eagle Rare too.  It just went to $83.00 a bottle here.  Same in your area?? 

    @Dobie - all good suggestions above.  Knob Creek is my daily drinker.  I’ll hit something like Woodford or Breckinridge 
    WOW! That’s robbery for the ER. It’s a great pour,but that’s clear profiteering. Imo. 
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
     Here’s a few I want to try
    Angels Envy
    Blantons
    Weller 12
    Buffalo Trace
    1792

    Might add Makers 46 if it’s different from regular Makers? 

    Four Roses small batch is available easily that’s probably next since I like the others. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,614
    edited February 21
    Totally agree.  The price has doubled since I discovered it 2yrs on a bourbon tour.  

    Thats top top shelf pricing 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    Dobie said:
     Here’s a few I want to try
    Angels Envy
    Blantons
    Weller 12
    Buffalo Trace
    1792

    Might add Makers 46 if it’s different from regular Makers? 

    Four Roses small batch is available easily that’s probably next since I like the others. 
    Great list! If you find Weller 12 let me know. I’ll take a couple. You are on a great path. 
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,946
    ColtsFan said:
    I'll add Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace to @thetrim and @pgprescott suggestions.

    Basil Haydens was my cherry popper and then tried Eagle Rare. Buffalo Trace is my "every day pour" 

    Good luck and enjoy the journey. Neat, 1 rock, splash of water .... As you dive deeper you'll start to develop a nose 
    I like Eagle Rare too.  It just went to $83.00 a bottle here.  Same in your area?? 

    @Dobie - all good suggestions above.  Knob Creek is my daily drinker.  I’ll hit something like Woodford or Breckinridge 
    Whoa .. Hovers in the $50 range here. 
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    TBH I am a scotch man at heart. I drink and enjoy a wide range of brown water, but my first and true love is scotch. 
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,614
    Dobie said:
     Here’s a few I want to try
    Angels Envy
    Blantons
    Weller 12
    Buffalo Trace
    1792

    Might add Makers 46 if it’s different from regular Makers? 

    Four Roses small batch is available easily that’s probably next since I like the others. 
    Blantons is hit or miss on availability here.  Angels Envy is incredible 
    Buffalo Trace I don’t care for.  
    Never had Weller
    1792 is good sipper.  

    The Breckenridge I mentioned early is distilled in Colorado and because of Ky laws can’t be sold here. I have to buy in Indiana.   It’s a must try if available in your area.  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 7,038
    Have any Texans tried Yellow Rose Outlaw?

    I’m still developing my whiskey palate but I had some last night and it seemed at least as good as most of what is mentioned above. (Of those, I’m partial to Eagle Rare).

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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    @Grillinois found me a bottle of weller 12 for my nephew. The man has some great hole in the wall spots that still don’t know what they have with the rarer bottles. He brought McKenna to the last eggfest. Jerry’s the man!
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
    Dobie said:
     Here’s a few I want to try
    Angels Envy
    Blantons
    Weller 12
    Buffalo Trace
    1792

    Might add Makers 46 if it’s different from regular Makers? 

    Four Roses small batch is available easily that’s probably next since I like the others. 
    Blantons is hit or miss on availability here.  Angels Envy is incredible 
    Buffalo Trace I don’t care for.  
    Never had Weller
    1792 is good sipper.  

    The Breckenridge I mentioned early is distilled in Colorado and because of Ky laws can’t be sold here. I have to buy in Indiana.   It’s a must try if available in your area.  
    This is available, priced OK?



    Jacksonville FL
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,614
    Yes sir 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,703
     Keep in mind that manhattans and old fashioned are lovely when made with bourbon. Good way to use up some of your “mistakes “
    My story about Manhattans. Years ago Manhattans were what my wife and I always ordered when we ate out. So on our first vacation up in Rhinelander, WI that's what we ordered. The drinks arrived and they tasted VERY weird! I called the waitress back and I told her something was not right with our drinks! She took them back and when she returned with two new drinks -which tasted fine- she nonchalantly asked if we were vacationing from IL perhaps? I said yes and she replied that's what the barkeeper figured. He had told her that Manhattans in WI are commonly made with flavored rum - not bourbon.

    BTW on that vacation, but not at that roadhouse that night we encountered being referred to as "FIB"s. That term was later explained to us by another "F***king Illinois B*stard".
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,709
    RRP said:
     Keep in mind that manhattans and old fashioned are lovely when made with bourbon. Good way to use up some of your “mistakes “
    My story about Manhattans. Years ago Manhattans were what my wife and I always ordered when we ate out. So on our first vacation up in Rhinelander, WI that's what we ordered. The drinks arrived and they tasted VERY weird! I called the waitress back and I told her something was not right with our drinks! She took them back and when she returned with two new drinks -which tasted fine- she nonchalantly asked if we were vacationing from IL perhaps? I said yes and she replied that's what the barkeeper figured. He had told her that Manhattans in WI are commonly made with flavored rum - not bourbon.

    BTW on that vacation, but not at that roadhouse that night we encountered being referred to as "FIB"s. That term was later explained to us by another "F***king Illinois B*stard".
    Rum!!!!! No thanks. Rye or bourbon. Guy called himself a bartender? That’s like ordering a hotdog plain with ketchup from a street cart in Chicago. Faux pas!!!
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,437
    Woodford and Knob Creek are go tos.  Never pass up a bottle of Wellers, especially the 12.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 672
    Another vote for Angels Envy.  Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses are all really good too.  

    Bourbon in general is my favorite spirit, so I like a lot of it.  The only one that I don’t particularly care for is Michters. 

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,383
    edited February 21
    🌹🌹🌹🌹Single Barrel or Small Batch
    Bourbon is my spirit animal 😁

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  • dccdcc Posts: 69
    Foghorn said:
    Have any Texans tried Yellow Rose Outlaw?

    I’m still developing my whiskey palate but I had some last night and it seemed at least as good as most of what is mentioned above. (Of those, I’m partial to Eagle Rare).
    Outlaw is Yellow Roses 100% corn whiskey.  It is the only one distilled at their place in Houston.  They make a maple finished rye I enjoy also.  My favorite these days is Garrison Brothers from Hye TX.  Their double oaked Balmorhea is really nice and any of the barrel proofs are great.  Total Wine near me sells single barrel Garrisons at barrel proof.  Tours of the distillery are worth the trip too. Easy day trip from S.A.
    Houston (Clear Lake) TX
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