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Your favorite bourbon?

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  • Started 4 years ago by texmexpipe
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  1. texmexpipe

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    I'm very partial to Jim Beam. I know it's not overly fancy or high class, but it's always smooth, easy sipping, and makes a great old fashioned. And recently, as with all my pipe discoveries, I've found that it goes quite nice with my evening pipe. Which one is your favorite?

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    Makers & Bulleit

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    Old Forester with a few drops of ice cold spring water.

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    Four Roses
    Bulleit
    Buffalo Trace
    Makers Mark

    If you haven't tried the Four Roses Bourbon ... do yourself a favor and grab a bottle!

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    I like Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey

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    Bulliet on the cheap and Blanton's if I am flush. I also agree that Four Roses is a good value.

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    I'll have to pick up some four roses soon then, thanks for the recommendation!

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    Knob Creek. Not too expensive. Aged at least 9 years or more, and will kick your ass before you know it.

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    Woodford Reserve or Old Forester Birthday Bourbon are my top two choices. I watch for Woodford Reserve to go on sale and stock up!

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    I like Evan Williams. Great bourbon at any price! Good thing for me it's inexpensive...

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    Bulleit, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

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    Four Roses
    Bulleit
    Buffalo Trace
    Makers Mark

    Ditto!

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    I like Bullit and woodford reserve a lot. I just tried Jefferson' s Chef Collaboration and it's great. It is a bourbon rye mash up.

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    I'm not real big on the hard stuff, but I do occasionally like the following:

    Jim Beam 7 Year
    Knob Creek
    Gentleman Jack
    Jack Daniels Single Barrel

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    Virgin Bourbon with a splash of water.

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    Gotta give my 2 cents. All bourbon tastes the same. Like corn.

    Yea, there is a varying degree of corness, but Beam vs. Roses? Jefferson? Woodford? All corn.

    Thus, I drink scotch. Bourbon is for when I'm too poor to drink scotch!

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    I enjoy a nice bourbon with my cigars and from time to time a pipe. My favorites are:

    Buffalo Trace
    Makers Mark 46
    Makers Mark
    Bulleit (Frontier Whiskey)
    Evan Williams
    Jim Beam

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    Four Roses Single Barrel Barrel Proof, Bookers, and Old Weller Antique. Those are my go to bourbons right now. There are so many good ones out right now but I typically like bourbons at 100 proof or higher. Scotch? The Glenmorangie Ealanta is the only scotch that I loved. I am just not a fan of finished whiskeys (sherry, port, etc.)

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    I like the Four Roses barrel proof, and Elijah Craig 12 YO. I've been delving into the Rye's lately too.
    Here's an interesting "tree". Shows who the corporate owners of the distilleries are. Interesting that Heaven Hill is the only one left still making all their own decisions..........
    http://www.gq.com/life/food/201311/bourbon-whiskey-family-tree

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    beefeater, I love that chart. It is very interesting to see how much stuff is controlled by the big companies.

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    Bushmills Original.

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    Bushmills?
    My favorite brands of bourbon are all Beam and Wild Turkey. Although with Beam selling out to a Japanese Co. I wonder if/how that will change the recipe in the future.
    Knob Creek from Beam, and Wild Turkey Rare Breed. Wild Turkey Rye is also fantastic.

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    Whatever brand I'm sipping now.
    If pushed, Evan Williams.

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    You high dollar guys are fun.

    For everyday drinking I stand by former Missouri Secretary of State, Jim Kirkpatrick's favorite tipple, Hiram Walker's Ten High. I met this gentleman in a parking lot almost forty odd years ago in Lamar, MO and he told me that Ten High was wonderful for mixed drinks and damned near as good straight.

    I've been a believer for all these years.

    Is it the best sour mash on the market? Good Lord, no, not by a long shot. But, does it serve the public well? Oh, hell yes - by a long shot. Go ahead and rattle up an Old Fashioned or Manhattan with Ten High. You won't be disappointed.

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    well if @Darwin is going to delve into the Irish whiskeys...
    Jameson 18YO is amazing...
    Red Breast
    Patty off the shelf is good too

    +1 @fnord

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    Lately, It's been Angel's Envy- very nice on the rocks…and they have a Rye Whisky that is even better…

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  27. darwin

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    Yeah I know Irish Whiskey ain't got no corn squeezins in it but it's a smooth and not too pricey tipple. Works for me but then I don't really have a pallit/pellat/pallet/palete/pallat/palote/pallette/palate capable of parsing the infinite subtleties of the water of life.

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