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#901 TexasGolfer91

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:35 AM

View PostHilltopper413, on 21 September 2017 - 10:09 PM, said:

View PostTexasGolfer91, on 21 September 2017 - 08:02 AM, said:

A golf forum with a Bourbon thread. Now this is what I'm talking about.

Has anyone else tried the Maker's Private Select? Picked up a bottle at Total Wine here in Houston about a month ago. 110.3 proof, finished in Maker's 46, Roasted French Mocha, and Toasted French Spice oak finishing staves.

It's delicious, but packs quite a punch. Thinking I will need to save this one for when it cools down some this winter. Wondering if anyone else has seen this or tried it.

Also, I have been drinking Maker's for years now. It's my go to, as my usual drink is an Old Fashioned. Love the smoothness of it. What are some recommendations going into the fall and winter for a nice bourbon to sip neat or with a single cube on the patio as it cools down? Reading previous posts, I have marked down Eagle Rare, Blanton's, and Angels Envy so far. Any recommendations?

As a Kentuckian I feel I need to respond, but I always hesitate to make too many suggestions.  I'm never sure what bourbon's are readily available in the shelves in other parts of the country. Luckily, almost everything can be found in and around Louisville as long as you know the right people or are diligent in your search.  Having said that here are a few suggestions that I would think could be found most places (in no particular order):

Michter's American Whiskey
Noah's Mill
Blanton's
Angel's Envy
Elmer T. Lee (may be hard to find)
Four Roses Small Batch
Elijah Craig 12 year (the age Statement may be gone now)
Eagle Rare

Hilltopper, thanks for the suggestions!! Will hit the shop later today and see what I can find!

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

Anyone know of a Pappy's expert:

I'm trying to date my bottles of 23 yo and Google doesn't cut it. I know 2  were bottled in 2005 labelled "A" bottles. A third bottle just has a number on it, no letter.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 09:53 PM

View PostSwoosh-Thud, on 22 September 2017 - 01:34 PM, said:

Anyone know of a Pappy's expert:

I'm trying to date my bottles of 23 yo and Google doesn't cut it. I know 2  were bottled in 2005: A319 and A614. A third bottle just has a number on it #267.
let me know what you are looking for. If the info can be found I could try to help you. I have many connections at buffalo trace.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

Picked up some Larceny Bourbon over my lunch break today (to try tonight of course).

Any thoughts?  Seems to be pretty highly regarded and wasn't very expensive ($25ish after tax).
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:02 PM

View PostJ-Tizzle, on 03 October 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

Picked up some Larceny Bourbon over my lunch break today (to try tonight of course).

Any thoughts?  Seems to be pretty highly regarded and wasn't very expensive ($25ish after tax).
I love Larceny.  Great daily drinker for the $$

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:22 AM

Picked up some Eagle Rare last night at Costco, tried it out and loved it! Solid recommendation all, appreciate it!

Still on the hunt for Blanton's Single Barrel, checked 3 stores in Houston and can't find it anywhere!
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:36 PM

Weller Antique 107 is my preferred low cost choice, but it is hard to find.  I like Eagle Rare as my first alternate (so I drink it a lot).

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 12:36 PM

View Postws6, on 04 October 2017 - 09:36 PM, said:

Weller Antique 107 is my preferred low cost choice, but it is hard to find.  I like Eagle Rare as my first alternate (so I drink it a lot).

I have half a bottle of Antique that I almost refuse to drink just because I know I'll never find anymore, lol.

Eagle Rare is very solid, little more expensive than just WL Wellers, but still great for the price.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:09 PM

Just finished a bottle of Walking Stick. Bought it on a whim. It was quite good.

Worth your time if you like to experiment.


Iím a big fan of John Bowman, Eagle Rare, Basil-Haydenís, and Walking Stick has a similar sweetness.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

View PostHilltopper413, on 21 September 2017 - 10:09 PM, said:

View PostTexasGolfer91, on 21 September 2017 - 08:02 AM, said:

A golf forum with a Bourbon thread. Now this is what I'm talking about.

Has anyone else tried the Maker's Private Select? Picked up a bottle at Total Wine here in Houston about a month ago. 110.3 proof, finished in Maker's 46, Roasted French Mocha, and Toasted French Spice oak finishing staves.

It's delicious, but packs quite a punch. Thinking I will need to save this one for when it cools down some this winter. Wondering if anyone else has seen this or tried it.

Also, I have been drinking Maker's for years now. It's my go to, as my usual drink is an Old Fashioned. Love the smoothness of it. What are some recommendations going into the fall and winter for a nice bourbon to sip neat or with a single cube on the patio as it cools down? Reading previous posts, I have marked down Eagle Rare, Blanton's, and Angels Envy so far. Any recommendations?

As a Kentuckian I feel I need to respond, but I always hesitate to make too many suggestions.  I'm never sure what bourbon's are readily available in the shelves in other parts of the country. Luckily, almost everything can be found in and around Louisville as long as you know the right people or are diligent in your search.  Having said that here are a few suggestions that I would think could be found most places (in no particular order):

Michter's American Whiskey
Noah's Mill
Blanton's
Angel's Envy
Elmer T. Lee (may be hard to find)
Four Roses Small Batch
Elijah Craig 12 year (the age Statement may be gone now)
Eagle Rare

Iíve had all these except Noahís Mill. Iíll have to try it.

Iím sure Iím in the minority, but I was not wowed by Angelís Envy. I donít think Iíd go out of my way to have it again.

I often forget about Michterís. Thanks for the reminder of that one!

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:26 PM

Love Eagle Rare as my regular drinker, Woodford or Knob Creek every once in a while. Pappy if I'm lucky...

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:19 AM

I have a hard time not buying Basil Hayden's at costco for $39.99 every time I go there. It's become my go-to over the last couple years.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:34 PM

View Postfsusp, on 05 October 2017 - 07:18 PM, said:

Iíve had all these except Noahís Mill. Iíll have to try it.

Iím sure Iím in the minority, but I was not wowed by Angelís Envy. I donít think Iíd go out of my way to have it again.

I often forget about Michterís. Thanks for the reminder of that one!

I wouldn't necessarily say you're in the minority on Angel's Envy.  It doesn't "wow" me either.  But I've never heard anybody say they flat out didn't like it.  It's a safe recommendation to those looking to branch out a bit.

Out of those listed Michters is near the top if I were to rank them.  Lots of people get confused and by the Michter's "Bourbon", but the American Whiskey is the special stuff.

If I had to rank the ones I listed (cost not a factor) it would probably look like this:

Blanton's
Michter's
Elmer T. Lee
Noah's Mill
Elijah Craig 12 year
Eagle Rare
Angel's Envy
Four Roses Small Batch

The top 3 would definitely make my top 10 favorite bourbons along with several others that are hard to find outside the bluegrass state.

Edited by Hilltopper413, 10 October 2017 - 08:36 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

View PostHilltopper413, on 10 October 2017 - 08:34 PM, said:

View Postfsusp, on 05 October 2017 - 07:18 PM, said:

Iíve had all these except Noahís Mill. Iíll have to try it.

Iím sure Iím in the minority, but I was not wowed by Angelís Envy. I donít think Iíd go out of my way to have it again.

I often forget about Michterís. Thanks for the reminder of that one!

I wouldn't necessarily say you're in the minority on Angel's Envy.  It doesn't "wow" me either.  But I've never heard anybody say they flat out didn't like it.  It's a safe recommendation to those looking to branch out a bit.

Out of those listed Michters is near the top if I were to rank them.  Lots of people get confused and by the Michter's "Bourbon", but the American Whiskey is the special stuff.

If I had to rank the ones I listed (cost not a factor) it would probably look like this:

Blanton's
Michter's
Elmer T. Lee
Noah's Mill
Elijah Craig 12 year
Eagle Rare
Angel's Envy
Four Roses Small Batch

The top 3 would definitely make my top 10 favorite bourbons along with several others that are hard to find outside the bluegrass state.

I really like the Michters sour mash when I'm looking to switch things up a bit.
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