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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:19 pm 
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As I'm sitting here sipping on Maker's Mark and rewatching Band of Brothers I'm reminded that I haven't really delved as deep into the world of Bourbon as I have with Whiskies in general.

So what are your suggestions? What should I endeavour to get my hands on?

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Micael wrote:
As I'm sitting here sipping on Maker's Mark and rewatching Band of Brothers I'm reminded that I haven't really delved as deep into the world of Bourbon as I have with Whiskies in general. So what are your suggestions?


My suggestion is don't. Bourbon is not whiskey; it is a pale brown whiskey-like substance, a description that could also be applied to a horse's urine to which it bears considerable similarity.

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More single malt Scotch Whiskies. Once you've run through all of those, start on really good-quality Armagnacs.

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Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit 95 Rye
Old Forester
Makers Mark
Four Roses
Old Grand-Dad 100 proof

As FU said; they're not proper Single Malts. But there's a time when you want a burger not a steak! ;)

And avoid Jack Daniels like the plague!!!


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Francis Urquhart wrote:
Micael wrote:
As I'm sitting here sipping on Maker's Mark and rewatching Band of Brothers I'm reminded that I haven't really delved as deep into the world of Bourbon as I have with Whiskies in general. So what are your suggestions?


My suggestion is don't. Bourbon is not whiskey; it is a pale brown whiskey-like substance, a description that could also be applied to a horse's urine to which it bears considerable similarity.

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What should I endeavour to get my hands on?


More single malt Scotch Whiskies. Once you've run through all of those, start on really good-quality Armagnacs.

Oh come now Stuart I'm an American at heart ( ;) ) I have to explore the good and the bad. :P

I'm working my way through the single malts as well. One by one. :mrgreen:

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Ionic wrote:
Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit 95 Rye
Old Forester
Makers Mark
Four Roses
Old Grand-Dad 100 proof

As FU said; they're not proper Single Malts. But there's a time when you want a burger not a steak! ;)

And avoid Jack Daniels like the plague!!!

Excellent!
I did try Bulleit Bourbon after watching Sly Stallone chugging it down in a movie. (Product placement works!)
Makers Mark I'm happily enjoying right now but the remaining ones I haven't tried. They'll go on my list. :!:

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I like Knob Creek and Bookers. Especially Bookers. Watch out tho, it's hi-test.

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I personally am a fan of 1792, an inexpensive small-batch bourbon that is quite tasty.

The key thing to remember is that it must be distilled in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, or it's fake bourbon.

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I'm presently partial to Redemption Rye and High Rye Bourbon.

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Try Forty Creek for rye if you can get it.

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Oh, NOT the doomed French dynasty !!

FWIW, Bourbon biscuits are quite tasty...

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Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
Bourbon biscuits are quite tasty...


Ahh, there's a name from the past. Been almost thirty years since I pigged out on a packet of Bourbons.

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The pricier bourbons are quite a safe bet. I would never, ever buy one myself, though. I did sample one or five last year visiting my friend in DC.

All run-of-the-mill bourbon is good for is spicing up bacon jam. Yum.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
Bourbon biscuits are quite tasty...


Ahh, there's a name from the past. Been almost thirty years since I pigged out on a packet of Bourbons.


You're not missing much. I have a packet, bought mistakenly, going spare if you fancy, I'll swap you for some custard creams ;)

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Winding up with a nice little list here. Very good. :D

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For lower end stuff, Evan Williams is much better than Jack Daniels or Jim Beam. If you feel like insulting your pallet (sp?), go for Gentleman Jack. Its Jack Daniels, but less so, which is a good thing, imho.

I'm not a fan of any of the bourbons, as I much prefer the scotch. I feel it has a much "cleaner" taste to it, and they are not as sweet or "sticky" on the tongue.

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Evan Williams remains to be tried.
Yeah the bourbons are sweeter, more akin to liqueurs, but I find them interesting despite this.

Makers mark seemed especialy sweet, I am pondering cocktail ideas based on it.

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I'm not much of a whiskey drinker, but two that I have found to be palatable are Kinnickinnic Whiskey from Great Lakes Distillery and Buffalo Trace.

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Has anyone else heard of Blackadder scotch?

[url][/http://www.blackadder.nu/url]

I had it once in Vail Colorado where I was able to pick up a bottle for an absurdly low price, which I can't remember, due to consuming the bottle immediately after purchasing it.

It was a very good light scotch, easy to drink, no heavy flavors, not a serious bite, and I've never seen it since then.

Apparently, from the website, there's a very small number of places to get it from in the US.

Those of you in Europe might have better luck.

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STAY WITH THE MAKERS...or you can try Makers 46. The 46 represents the number for the wood staves supplied and set within the barrel during aging for a different flavor. Makers has been "fooling around" with different combinations of staves for different flavors. The select bottles are hard to come by. They also sell barrel strength which isn't blended or cut and usually run around 110 proof.

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Belushi:
Blackadder is available here though expensive. Looks lile I can order it from abroad for cheaper though, so I might have a go.

Bob:
Interesting, that goes on the list as well!

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