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Bourbon Low Level Alarm is now clear

SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
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  • Nice. I've always found the Bib and Tucker to taste more like rye.
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,653
    We made Manhattans over Thanksgiving with Woodford Reserve. I’m a fan now. What is that next to the Maker’s? (I’m not a bourbon connoisseur).
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    SciAggie said:
    We made Manhattans over Thanksgiving with Woodford Reserve. I’m a fan now. What is that next to the Maker’s? (I’m not a bourbon connoisseur).
    It’s Bib & Tucker...I like Old Fashions & started drinking “Elders” after a friend bought me one on my last BDay.  
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034

    Nice. I've always found the Bib and Tucker to taste more like rye.
    My first time trying the B&T so wasn’t sure what to eggspect. 
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,609
    Great assortment.  Living well.
    Pace yourself for the reunion and be prepared to do a lot of bottle recycling once it is in the books.  Above all, have fun.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,350
    Excuse my naivity, but I just read a 5 year old review about Maker's 46 saying it has a vanilla and Carmel taste...2 of my favorite tastes. Is that still a good description? If so I can see a bottle in my future. Thanks in advance! 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,609
    @RRP give the 46 a google search as there are plenty of recent views out there.  It does have the wheat mash-bill (same as the original MM) so if that appeals to you then I would suggest going to a good bar and ordering a pour neat with ice on the side.  That way you can play around with it to see how it tastes for you w/o buying into a bottle.  Of course the bar will likely charge $10-12 for the pour.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    lousubcap said:
    @RRP give the 46 a google search as there are plenty of recent views out there.  It does have the wheat mash-bill (same as the original MM) so if that appeals to you then I would suggest going to a good bar and ordering a pour neat with ice on the side.  That way you can play around with it to see how it tastes for you w/o buying into a bottle.  Of course the bar will likely charge $10-12 for the pour.  FWIW-
    Invest the $12 in a bottle.  I picked up a 750 for $28.  It won’t go to waste.
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,350
    lousubcap said:
    @RRP give the 46 a google search as there are plenty of recent views out there.  It does have the wheat mash-bill (same as the original MM) so if that appeals to you then I would suggest going to a good bar and ordering a pour neat with ice on the side.  That way you can play around with it to see how it tastes for you w/o buying into a bottle.  Of course the bar will likely charge $10-12 for the pour.  FWIW-
    Thanks for the idea, but I'm a bit confused at your suggestion. You say go to a bar for a  straight "glass" of it for $10 - 12 then plus a $2-3 tip or just chance it and buy a whole bottle for $36? I figure even if I don't like it I can always have it for guests or use it for mixed drinks.

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,609
    edited December 2017
    If you can find Maker's 46 for that price then go for it.  Edit:  I'm talking about the 750 ml quantity.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,350
    Oh, that reminds me. I'm not a Scotch fan, but years ago I bought a $50 bottle of single malt Glenorangie for a friend of mine when he returned from TX for a visit. He only had 2 fingers from it as he was not feeling well. Unfortunately he died of cancer before ever returning. I don't feel I can give that bottle away as the seal is cracked. Anybody have a good recipe to put the rest of that good scotch to a good use? 

    BTW @Photoegg you know who mean...
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,187
    RRP said:
    Oh, that reminds me. I'm not a Scotch fan, but years ago I bought a $50 bottle of single malt Glenorangie for a friend of mine when he returned from TX for a visit. He only had 2 fingers from it as he was not feeling well. Unfortunately he died of cancer before ever returning. I don't feel I can give that bottle away as the seal is cracked. Anybody have a good recipe to put the rest of that good scotch to a good use? 

    BTW @Photoegg you know who mean...
    Straight up neat.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,247
    RRP said:
    lousubcap said:
    @RRP give the 46 a google search as there are plenty of recent views out there.  It does have the wheat mash-bill (same as the original MM) so if that appeals to you then I would suggest going to a good bar and ordering a pour neat with ice on the side.  That way you can play around with it to see how it tastes for you w/o buying into a bottle.  Of course the bar will likely charge $10-12 for the pour.  FWIW-
    Thanks for the idea, but I'm a bit confused at your suggestion. You say go to a bar for a  straight "glass" of it for $10 - 12 then plus a $2-3 tip or just chance it and buy a whole bottle for $36? I figure even if I don't like it I can always have it for guests or use it for mixed drinks.

    A 750ml of Makers46 will cost you every bit of $45-49 around here.  Cap gives you $13 option to see if you wanna go all in.  Personally I’d spend that same amount of $$$ and buy Woodford or Eagle Rare.  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    Just picked up a 750 Makers 46 today for $28
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,247
    That’s a good price.  That’s what a 375ml cost around here.  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • RRP said:
    Oh, that reminds me. I'm not a Scotch fan, but years ago I bought a $50 bottle of single malt Glenorangie for a friend of mine when he returned from TX for a visit. He only had 2 fingers from it as he was not feeling well. Unfortunately he died of cancer before ever returning. I don't feel I can give that bottle away as the seal is cracked. Anybody have a good recipe to put the rest of that good scotch to a good use? 

    BTW @Photoegg you know who mean...
    I'd recommend scotch eggs. Recipe below:

    1) hard boil eggs
    2) soak eggs in scotch for extended period. 

     =) 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    edited December 2017
    That’s a good price.  That’s what a 375ml cost around here.  
    Then I’m going to pick up a couple or ten more. 
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    Just ordered 5 more bottles of the Maker's Mark 46 since it's $27.99 for a 750.  I'm ready for a long winter. 
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,609
    @SSQUAL612  Better to be lucky than good any day.  Thank your lucky stars that wine is over-priced and bourbon vastly under-priced on the left coast.  
    Clean livin' and sheer desire for sure  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,003
    RRP said:
    lousubcap said:
    @RRP give the 46 a google search as there are plenty of recent views out there.  It does have the wheat mash-bill (same as the original MM) so if that appeals to you then I would suggest going to a good bar and ordering a pour neat with ice on the side.  That way you can play around with it to see how it tastes for you w/o buying into a bottle.  Of course the bar will likely charge $10-12 for the pour.  FWIW-
    Thanks for the idea, but I'm a bit confused at your suggestion. You say go to a bar for a  straight "glass" of it for $10 - 12 then plus a $2-3 tip or just chance it and buy a whole bottle for $36? I figure even if I don't like it I can always have it for guests or use it for mixed drinks.

    A 750ml of Makers46 will cost you every bit of $45-49 around here.  Cap gives you $13 option to see if you wanna go all in.  Personally I’d spend that same amount of $$$ and buy Woodford or Eagle Rare.  
    Good advice. Woodford and DO Woodford is hard to beat. Makers has more sweetness if that’s a preference. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • MattBTIMattBTI Posts: 336
    I picked up my first bottle of Blantons a few weeks ago. I have been trying to find it for over two years, but the liquor stores around have been allocated to two bottles/month. I'm debating on saving it for a special occasion, maybe news of a kid or something like that. Not sure if I can hold out though. 
    Pratt, KS
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    Picked up the Woodford Reserve 1L  $47.99 & the Woodford Double Oak 750ml $47.99.   Stocked up on the Maker’s 46 @$27.99....Earthquake Preparedness & Christmas gifts. 
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    MattBTI said:
    I picked up my first bottle of Blantons a few weeks ago. I have been trying to find it for over two years, but the liquor stores around have been allocated to two bottles/month. I'm debating on saving it for a special occasion, maybe news of a kid or something like that. Not sure if I can hold out though. 
    Just curious...what’s the price point on Blanton’s?  Haven’t had that one.  Perhaps Commander Extraordinaire & Bourbon Afficionado @lousubcap   can give us a rating of this particular specimen?
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • MattBTIMattBTI Posts: 336
    I believe I payed $62-ish after tax for a 750 of original single barrel. 
    Pratt, KS
  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 694
    Double Oak is my favorite. 

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • jak7028jak7028 Posts: 218
    RRP said:
    lousubcap said:
    @RRP give the 46 a google search as there are plenty of recent views out there.  It does have the wheat mash-bill (same as the original MM) so if that appeals to you then I would suggest going to a good bar and ordering a pour neat with ice on the side.  That way you can play around with it to see how it tastes for you w/o buying into a bottle.  Of course the bar will likely charge $10-12 for the pour.  FWIW-
    Thanks for the idea, but I'm a bit confused at your suggestion. You say go to a bar for a  straight "glass" of it for $10 - 12 then plus a $2-3 tip or just chance it and buy a whole bottle for $36? I figure even if I don't like it I can always have it for guests or use it for mixed drinks.

    A 750ml of Makers46 will cost you every bit of $45-49 around here.  Cap gives you $13 option to see if you wanna go all in.  Personally I’d spend that same amount of $$$ and buy Woodford or Eagle Rare.  
    Eagle Rare is a great value, very good price for the quality.  You can't hardly find it in my area though.  A lot of stores will let you get on a waiting list for it and I have several friends that buy it by the case when they find it.  Woodford is my go to bourbon though, pretty much always have it on hand, then will experiment with other brands occasionally.
    Victoria, TX - 1 Large BGE and a 36" Blackstone
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,609
    edited December 2017
    Blanton's arrives at the local high volume huge adult beverage store on about two Fridays a month.  They get around 4-5 Blanton's each time.  It runs $54/750 ml bottle.  The Buffalo Trace line is quite broad with several brands including PVW, Blanton's, Eagle Rare and Weller's among others.  FWIW-
    Edit:  I enjoy Blanton's when the timing is right for me to find it in the store. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • For the folks that like the MM 46, what you think about Angel's Envy?  Have you tried their Rye?

    Been on a Wathan's and 4 Roses Small Batch kick lately.  
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,813
    RRP said:
    Excuse my naivity, but I just read a 5 year old review about Maker's 46 saying it has a vanilla and Carmel taste...2 of my favorite tastes. Is that still a good description? If so I can see a bottle in my future. Thanks in advance! 
    Ron, if you aren’t a whiskey drinker, don’t be fooled into thinking it tastes like vanilla or caramel. Unless you have a refined whiskey pallet, you will taste whiskey and likely harsh whiskey. It’s an acquired taste for most. I’m hooked. 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,034
    @RRP ; My friend introduced me to a cocktail called the Elder.   For the hardcore Bourbon drinkers who only have it neat or on the rocks they will cringe, but I will admit I enjoy them from time to time.   You start with a small wedge of orange with some pulp on the peel and muddle it together with a couple of dashes of bitters...add rocks then 2 parts bourbon and 1 part St Germain.  Still get the bourbon flavor and finish, but easier drinking.   If you look up the recipe you'll find variances that include ginger beer, etc.   My taste is for the one I detailed above.  
    SoCal, soon to be Tyler, TX via Temple, TX.  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
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