New Bourbon Thread: Now with more proof & recs

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  1. tjsblue

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    Welcome

    Please find below some helpful information. We will update, add and refine as we go along.

    Note: Bourbon availability varies. Some are common in some areas and rare in others:

    Entry Level Bourbon Under $30: Bolded we highly recommend and are well regarded in the drinking world. Not bolded, we recommend
    Four Roses Small Batch
    Bulleit
    Wild Turkey 101
    Woodford Reserve
    Buffalo Trace (hard to find in some areas)
    1792
    Makers Mark - Wheat
    Old Gran Dad 114 or 69
    Elijah Craig

    Jefferson
    Weller Special Reserve (Green Label) – (hard to find in some areas) Wheat

    Common Bourbon $30-$50:
    Jefferson's Reserve
    Russell's Reserve 10
    Old Scout - Smooth Ambler
    Eagle Rare
    Michter's (including American Whiskey)
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof
    Bulleit 10 Year

    Rowan’s Creek
    Noah’s Mill

    Common Bourbon $50-$100:
    Four Roses Single Barrel Select Barrel Proof (most prefer the "OE" batches, but all are good)

    Barrell Bourbon – Infinity & Cask
    High West Bourye
    EH Taylor Small Batch (40-55)


    Buy on Sight (price ranges listed) (Underlined if super rare)
    High West Midwinter Night's Dram
    & Yippee Ki Yay (80-100)
    Blanton's & Blanton’s Gold (55-75)
    Old Forester 1910 (55-65)
    Old Forester Birthday (100-120)
    Barrell Bourbon - Dovetail (80-100)
    Elmer T Lee (40-60)
    John J Bowman Single Barrel (50-60)
    McKenna 10 (35-55)
    Michter’s 10 (120-150)
    Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel (50-60)
    Parker's Heritage any (150-170)

    Weller Antique 107 (Red Label) (50-65)
    Peerless Bourbon (70-90)
    Weller 12yr (Black Label) (40-60)
    Stagg Jr (50-70)
    Weller Full Proof (Blue Lable) and CYPB (60-80)
    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (60-75)
    Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (I believe msrp on all is $99)
    William Larue Weller
    Sazarac 18
    Thomas H. Handy
    Eagle Rare 17
    George T Stagg
    Pappy Val Winkle (Good luck finding!)

    PVW 23 (300-400)
    PVW 20 (200-300)
    PVW 15 (120-200)
    Old Rip Van Winkle 10 (70-90) & ORVW Family Reserve 12 (80-100)

    Caribou Crossing (very similar to Blantons) (50-65)
    EH Taylor Single Barrel (65-80)


    Maybe Try Something Else
    I.W. Harper (Regular & 15 Year)
    Rabbit Hole for the price
    Whistle Pig for the price
    Orphan Barrel for the price
    Town Branch
    Rebel Yell
    Evan Williams (non-single barrel)


    The 5 Bourbon Commandments

    1. It must be made in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be made in Kentucky, although 95 percent of the world’s supply is.

    2. Aging must take place in a new, charred, oak barrel. Whiskey can be aged in used barrels and often is. The bourbon must be aged for at least two years to be considered a straight bourbon.

    3. The mash must be at least 51 percent corn.

    4. The whiskey cannot enter the barrel at higher than 125 proof. It cannot enter the bottle at a proof less than 80.

    5. Nothing can be added but water and only to lessen the proof when necessary. Other whiskeys can add color and flavor. Not bourbon, it must be au naturel.




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    artoo is out of the bourbon game and we are updating the first post with recommendations and requiring single barrel select type posters. Please be patient as we hand select the best options.
     
    #1 tjsblue, Dec 2, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
  2. pperc15

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  3. pperc15

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    tjsblue now it’s your job to create a first post with bottles, MSRP prices, etc. because people lazy.
     
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  4. Beeds07

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    Not sure if I posted on the old bourbon thread, but I'm all about that Larceny life.
     
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  6. BrickTamland

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  7. BrickTamland

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    Florida State Seminoles

    So let’s help out with the OP.

    Let’s figure out our price points. Thoughts on:
    • Under $30
    • $30-50
    • $50-100
    • >$100
     
  8. goblue31602

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  9. tjsblue

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    Categories?


    Buy on sight

    Hard to find

    Readily available

    Nope
     
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  10. MoJo

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    Which coke is best to mix with bourbon; Pepsi, RC, Coke or Chek cola ( real sugar variety)

    thanks in advance
     
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  11. Beeds07

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    I've been going ginger beer or ginger ale if that's not available. Íll go Coke if they have neither.

    At home it's ginger beer.
     
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  12. BrickTamland

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    Like it.

    Not sure how that would work though. Think they’d need price ranges too. (Midwinter Night’s Dram is probably a “buy on sight” at $80, but a “nope” at $150.)
     
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  13. goblue31602

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    I'm working on it
     
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  14. tjsblue

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    Can one of your robots do this for us?
     
  15. goblue31602

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    After the one I designed to kill you is put into motion, I'll get working on it.
     
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  16. BrickTamland

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    Florida State Seminoles

    Like an Artoo?
     
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  17. Thoros of Beer

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    That's me, I'm the lazy one
     
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  18. tjsblue

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    I was thinking more

    buy on sight
    MWND $80-$100 and leave it at that with a range
    Nope
    Laceny, 1792, and any of the crap goblue31602 loves.
     
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  19. Emma

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    Eagle Rare is good stuff
     
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  20. tjsblue

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    If your boys beat OSU, I’ll give you a bottle.
     
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  21. Tiffin

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    Why the new thread?
     
  22. tjsblue

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    Because you touch yourself

    artoo is out of the bourbon game and we are updating the OP with recommendations and requiring single barrel select type posters.
     
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  23. Tiffin

    Tiffin Florida is a penis.
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    Well that's not going to change with a new thread.
     
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  24. Detlef Schrempf

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    I would put a price range on bottles for msrp. For instance msrp for me in Florida on EHT SB is typically $42 but I know it can range from 39-49 depending on where you live, etc.
     
  25. BrickTamland

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    Florida State Seminoles

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  26. goblue31602

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    OP is lazy, so I will start something that he can paste into the first thread. Feel free to add, this is off the top of my head.

    Use https://www.ohlq.com/category/whiskey to search Ohio's controlled prices for a good guideline on what a bottle SHOULD go for. After you confirm you're over 21, there is a search function near the bottom. Everything will be close enough for comparison sake, assuming Ohio sells it.

    Common Bourbon Under 30 (note: in all lists below, some are common in some areas and rare in others):
    Four Roses Small Batch
    Bulleit
    Larceny
    Buffalo Trace
    1792
    Elijah Craig
    Jefferson
    Weller Special Reserve

    Common Bourbon 30-50:
    Jefferson's Reserve
    Eagle Rare
    Michter's (any of them, including American Whiskey)
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    New Riff
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed

    Common Bourbon 50-100:
    Four Roses Single Barrel Select Barrel Proof (most prefer the "OE" batches, but all are good)
    Barrell Dovetail
    High West Bourye

    Buy on Sight (price ranges listed)
    High West Midwinter Night's Dram (80-100)
    Blanton's (55-70)
    McKenna 10yr (35-55)
    Weller Antique (50-65)
    Weller 12yr (40-60)
    Weller Full Proof and CYPB (60ish?)
    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (60-75)
    Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (I believe msrp on all is $99)
    Elmer T Lee (35-50)
    Caribou Crossing (very similar to Blantons) (50-65)
    EH Taylor Small Batch (40-55)
    EH Taylor Single Barrel (65-80)
     
    #26 goblue31602, Dec 2, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  27. pperc15

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    Does MSRP actually change with geography?
     
  28. tjsblue

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    Wait until the field of 64 March madness bracket!! I have plans!!!

    narrator: He has no idea what he was doing
     
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  29. pperc15

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    EHT small batch is $36 here
     
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  30. Detlef Schrempf

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    100%, pricing at my major chain retail stores is different from what you and WillieHuff see in your stores sometimes more and very rarely less.
     
  31. pperc15

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    I’m not sure major chain retail stores all follow MSRP do they?
     
  32. Thoros of Beer

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    Crystal Palace

    Is Blanton's rare? I can buy that at my grocery store
     
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  33. pperc15

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    Most of the country has a hard time finding it at $59.99
     
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  34. Beeds07

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    I didn't think it was honestly

    Maybe that's one of the upsides of have two liquor reps for friends. They have everything just readily available.
     
  35. goblue31602

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    Yeah it was top of my head. it's 38 here. If they see it for 36 they'll just know they're getting a good deal :usasmug:
     
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  36. tjsblue

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    This angers me! Yes it is rare in Ohio and NC for sure.
     
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  37. NYGator

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    I hope this means all my past spending sins are erased.
     
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  38. goblue31602

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    Yes, do you live near South Bend, or Indiana at least? I may need to make a trip.
     
  39. Thoros of Beer

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    Crystal Palace

    I see it at Martin's just about every time I've been in there
     
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  40. Thoros of Beer

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    Yes
     
  41. BrickTamland

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    This is solid. Are we including rye whiskeys?

    I’d add Buffalo Trace to the sub $30.

    Is there a spot for McKenna 10? I still think it’s a good bottle at $49 (not sure if it’s cheaper elsewhere.)
     
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  42. Beeds07

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    That's probably because you're at the bougee Martin's :beerchug:
     
  43. goblue31602

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    Yeah, like I said, top of my head. Buffalo Trace for sure. McKenna 10 I have in the rare
     
  44. tjsblue

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    Lets start with the bourbons and then work on ryes after.

    Then break down to wheats, sour mash...
     
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  45. goblue31602

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    I thought about that. It's such a broad category. It's kinda why I said any next to Michter's. Bulleit Rye is a good daily as well. And I'm having a glass of Redemption Rye right now. Really can't go wrong with this stuff.
     
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  46. Emma

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  47. Beeds07

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    The other day I got
    5th of Larceny
    5th of Bulliet
    5th of Long ranch
    5th of Elijah Craig Special Reserve (gave it as a gift)
    $75
     
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  48. Thoros of Beer

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    Yep, well I used to be. I don't live in Granger anymore, but that location has an incredible selection for a grocery store
     
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  49. tjsblue

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    It’s going to end up being the biggest OP in history.
     
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  50. Detlef Schrempf

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    They mostly do follow MSRP, at least the major chains do.