Any bourbon drinkers?

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by Tiredricefarmer, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    Thinking of getting into trying different brands of bourbon and was wondering if we had any hobby bourbon drinkers here at The Den. Would like to hear your thoughts and opinions about your favorites and any great bourbons to start with.

    Was considering trying something from Buffalo Trace Distillery and would welcome any thoughts or comments.

    Happy New Year to all!
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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I haven't tried that one yet, but definitely enjoy my bourbon on my time off. I've been working my way through the varieties, but keep returning to Evan Williams. When this bottle run low I'm thinking of trying Four Roses.

  3. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I'm a reformed hobbyist. Lots of people I know like the Buffalo Trace offerings but it was never one of my favorites. That doesn't mean you won't like it.

    It really doesn't matter what other people think, it is you drinking it. That said, the only exception is Old Crow. That stuff is horrendous.
  4. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I prefer rye to bourbon, but if I am drinking bourbon, it will be Basil Hayden's.
  5. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Old Forester (86 proof) is a very good, inexpensive bourbon. I've tried a lot but it's my mainstay.
  6. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I like rye as well. I enjoy Manhattans and make those with rye.
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  7. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried their offerings either. Heard a few who said some of their stuff was really good but can be hard to find. They make Old Charter and Ancient Age. They also have offerings that cost in the hundreds of dollars to one that runs $6,500.00 :eatdrink047:!
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  8. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    Old Crow makes me think of my young and stupid days! :signs136:
  9. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    If you haven’t tried the black label Evan Williams, it’s worth a try.

    Ezra Brooks isn’t worth the money and Jim Beam is only ok.

    My son and I have been ranking bourbons, so it’s fun to compare notes.

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  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I've tried a few different bourbons, and Four Roses Single Barrel is my favorite so far.
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  11. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    I like old forester also. Old forester let’s you know you are drinking.. the lower end ones is bold.
    But lately I have been drinking Four Roses bourbon, The least expensive I call it yellow label, good enough to to be a sippin bourbon, but lately I’ve been making old fashioned with it. It’s about $20 around here. The fanciest I ever bought was angel’s envy... it is finished in port barrels... this one doesn’t get mixed, I thought it to be too smooth, And the port tones were a bit fancy for my taste buds.
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  12. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    I have two inexpensive favorites. Weller is a wheated bourbon, very smooth. Dickel #12 is a Tennessee sour mash that I like to sip also.
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  13. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    I remember trying Evan Williams years ago and thinking I liked it, just can't remember if it was black label. Will put it on my starter list.
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  14. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    The Four Roses is one I've read good things about, will add it to my starter list. Thanks!
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  15. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    W. L. Weller is a Buffalo Trace product and one I wanted to try so it's on my list.
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  16. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    This is the kind of info I was looking for. Hope we can keep this thread going, think it would be fun to compare notes and try different bourbons. Will start with the Four Roses single barrel and Evan black label. Hopefully I'll be able to find them in pints or half pints and go from there, however, something tells me the good stuff doesn't come in those small amounts, thanks guys!
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  17. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Erik, Weller is in very short supply near me due to its popularity. Can you find it on the shelves at the stores in your neck of the woods? I live just a few miles from where it is made, and I can't get it locally.
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  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    A 750 ml bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel goes for $32 in my neck of the woods. It sells out occasionally at this price. With a bit of persistence, though, it can be found on the shelves.
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm not a drinker, of anything hard. Perhaps a couple of times a year. But I have had my share, in my youth. I am not a fan of Bourbon, but tonight, a neighbor gave me some Buffalo Trace Bourbon. It was very smooth and had a nice flavor. Two thumbs up.
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  20. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    The more I read and hear about it the more I'm going to be on the hunt for it. Been so busy the last week haven't had time to look, tomorrow might be the day.

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