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Bourbon

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  • Wild Turkey 101 is a must have , Four Roses Single Barrel , Eagle Rare , Buffalo Trace is fantastic . Weller OWA is my fav but very hard to find . 
    Cambridge, Ontario , Canada . XL BGE
  • TideEggHeadTideEggHead Posts: 1,096
    I usually try to keep my budget under $40 when I’m in the liquor store but I will go higher for special occasions. I have been on a Buffalo Trace kick for the past few months. It is a solid cheaper bourbon, at least the version I buy. $22 and I think I like it better than makers mark 🤫!
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • I currently have:
    Old Van Winkle 10
    Weller Special Reserve
    Weller Antique
    McKenna bottled in bond
    Elijah Craig small batch barrel proof C918
    Boom
  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082

    Jacksonville FL
  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
    Costco had Jefferson’s Ocean for $65 ?
    Jacksonville FL
  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,934
    @ColtsFan I feel bad, I don’t think I’ve seen ER 10 for more than $40 around here!

    OP just try different stuff and see what you like. I love bulleit rye with a cube of ice. And four roses single barrel and eagle rare. Makers mark is my favorite for a Manhattan. 

    If you want to splurge, you can try something high end like orphan barrel. Really delicious but I don’t find it 4x better for 4x the price. I’m not a bourbon connoisseur - anything more than say Blantons is probably wasted on me. 


    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Not a big fan of the Breckenridge but see what you think. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,407
    edited February 2019
    bgebrent said:
    Not a big fan of the Breckenridge but see what you think. 
    @bgebrent - what’s a matter with your taste buds?

    Breckenridge would be my daily pour if it was easier for me to get ahold of.  Where you buying yours?

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    No spark.  Find it without character.  I’ll stick with Knob and Woodford.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
    I currently have:
    Old Van Winkle 10
    Weller Special Reserve
    Weller Antique
    McKenna bottled in bond
    Elijah Craig small batch barrel proof C918
    And when is it that you are hosting?
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16 Large #2 11/20 Legacy from my FIL - RIP
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • Aubie1Aubie1 Posts: 436
    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. 
    This list probably is as good a starting point as any. Also, McKenna which was mentioned in a couple of other post. Recommend starting with the small batch offerings and then the single barrels. Try them neat and with a few drops of water to determine the palate likes/dislikes. 
    XL BGE and L BGE
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,588
    edited February 2019
    beteez said:

    That Pikesville rye was rec’d to me by a young hipster helping me at Binny’s find the Rittenhouse. Bought them both plus a few hundo additional. Both those ryes are real steals IMO. Great cocktail whiskeys. Nice spread. 
  • beteezbeteez Posts: 535
    The Minor Case behind the Knob Rye Cask Strength is killer also.
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,536
    edited March 2019
    I currently have:
    Old Van Winkle 10
    Weller Special Reserve
    Weller Antique
    McKenna bottled in bond
    Elijah Craig small batch barrel proof C918
    I recently grabbed Angel's Envy (probably a top 3 for me. I buy every chance I get) and Angel's Envy Straight Rye. First time getting their rye

    Wow on that AE Rye. I have never tasted anything like that. The rye is there but the cognac/rum barrel they finish it in imparts a lot of sweetness. It is very unique. Worth trying, I think for many it'll be a love it or hate. I really love it. Not something you'll drink on all day though. After-dinner type drink 
    Boom
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,536
    thetrim said:
    I currently have:
    Old Van Winkle 10
    Weller Special Reserve
    Weller Antique
    McKenna bottled in bond
    Elijah Craig small batch barrel proof C918
    And when is it that you are hosting?
    come on over, we'll light up the grill and have a drink
    Boom
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,335
    Makers Mark, Makers 46, Makers Cask Strength, Makers Special Reserve.... yeah, I like Makers.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
    thetrim said:
    I currently have:
    Old Van Winkle 10
    Weller Special Reserve
    Weller Antique
    McKenna bottled in bond
    Elijah Craig small batch barrel proof C918
    And when is it that you are hosting?
    come on over, we'll light up the grill and have a drink
    Where exactly is "Boom"?
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16 Large #2 11/20 Legacy from my FIL - RIP
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,536
    thetrim said:
    thetrim said:
    I currently have:
    Old Van Winkle 10
    Weller Special Reserve
    Weller Antique
    McKenna bottled in bond
    Elijah Craig small batch barrel proof C918
    And when is it that you are hosting?
    come on over, we'll light up the grill and have a drink
    Where exactly is "Boom"?
    I had a reason for putting that in my signature but that was several years ago and cannot remember what it was

    Cayce, SC. road trip?
    Boom
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,578
    edited March 2019
    Bought a bottle of Breckenridge on my way home from work today. Never tried it. $45.99 a bottle sound about right?
    Owner of the store gave me a sample of Contradiction. Was pretty smooth for 100 proof. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,258
    Wife bought me a bottle of Breckinridge for last years birthday.  It was ok, but twice the cost of Makers Mark.  I actually like Makers better.

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
    Four Roses single barrel in the lead from my limited experience 
    Jacksonville FL
  • OshawaDaveOshawaDave Posts: 198


    Weber Genesis CP310; Weber Q1200 (camping); LBGE.

    "If you haven't heard a rumour by 8:30 am - start one"

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,553
    Just come to Louisville. there are some 15-20(?) distilleries within 15 miles of our home. Try them all on a tasting tour.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,536
    YukonRon said:
    Just come to Louisville. there are some 15-20(?) distilleries within 15 miles of our home. Try them all on a tasting tour.
    if my schedule allows I plan to this fall when Clemson plays vs Louisville
    Boom
  • NDGNDG Posts: 2,171
    Buffalo Trace has been my go to for years - tasty & price is right . . . all of a sudden though, Buffalo Trace sells out FAST.  I have to call before to make sure its available now.
    Columbus, Ohio
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,922
    So, after a buddy turned me on to the Whistle Pig Boss Hog, I was with my wife and son at an upscale bar and Philly and saw it on the shelf. So I asked for some.

    Bartender:  “... so you know about that whiskey, right?”.

    Me:  “Yes, I drink it at a neighbor’s house from time to time.”

    Bartender:  “So, you know it’s $200/shot”

    Me:  “What do you have for around $30?”

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,578
    NDG said:
    Buffalo Trace has been my go to for years - tasty & price is right . . . all of a sudden though, Buffalo Trace sells out FAST.  I have to call before to make sure its available now.
    Buffalo Trace as a distillery has gain tons of popularity and so all of their bourbons typically go fast.  When I first really started drinking bourbon about 10-15 years ago I could get a bottle of Eagle Rare for $30.  Now IF I'm lucky to find one its $40-$50.
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • Foghorn said:
    So, after a buddy turned me on to the Whistle Pig Boss Hog, I was with my wife and son at an upscale bar and Philly and saw it on the shelf. So I asked for some.

    Bartender:  “... so you know about that whiskey, right?”.

    Me:  “Yes, I drink it at a neighbor’s house from time to time.”

    Bartender:  “So, you know it’s $200/shot”

    Me:  “What do you have for around $30?”

    You should have said: “just leave the bottle son”.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,922
    Foghorn said:
    So, after a buddy turned me on to the Whistle Pig Boss Hog, I was with my wife and son at an upscale bar and Philly and saw it on the shelf. So I asked for some.

    Bartender:  “... so you know about that whiskey, right?”.

    Me:  “Yes, I drink it at a neighbor’s house from time to time.”

    Bartender:  “So, you know it’s $200/shot”

    Me:  “What do you have for around $30?”

    You should have said: “just leave the bottle son”.
    Yeah... SWMBO gave me a hard time for spending $30 on a different Whistle Pig offering when she and my son had their specialty bar drinks for only $24...

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

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