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ACDetroit
10-31-2009, 12:49
Well as a friend, I've been tasked with a small project for a buddies wife. He is a bourbon drinker with a few bottles at home being WT 101 and Makers, his regular go to bottles. He still uses quite a bit of ice and says WT 101 still has a kick with ice in it.
On to the title, his Father in Law has his name for Christmas this year and has no idea what to get him. I spoke to his wife who informed me the gift limit is $75, which I thought was great , I thought it might be nice to get him a bottle of the BTAC and a tasting glass or Doc said a bottle of Pappy 15 and a glass. While out looking around today and talking to Ox, we thought maybe a mid-shelf sampler and a glass??? Now I'm as confused as his father in law.

So help me out guys!! If you were buying bourbon for a buddy had $75 to spend what would you do? Or what would you buy?

Tony

ILLfarmboy
10-31-2009, 12:55
Seing as he likes WT101, how about a bottle WTKS and a nice tasting glass or two?

spun_cookie
10-31-2009, 12:56
Well as a friend, I've been tasked with a small project for a buddies wife. He is a bourbon drinker with a few bottles at home being WT 101 and Makers, his regular go to bottles. He still uses quite a bit of ice and says WT 101 still has a kick with ice in it.
On to the title, his Father in Law has his name for Christmas this year and has no idea what to get him. I spoke to his wife who informed me the gift limit is $75, which I thought was great , I thought it might be nice to get him a bottle of the BTAC and a tasting glass or Doc said a bottle of Pappy 15 and a glass. While out looking around today and talking to Ox, we thought maybe a mid-shelf sampler and a glass??? Now I'm as confused as his father in law.

So help me out guys!! If you were buying bourbon for a buddy had $75 to spend what would you do? Or what would you buy?

Tony

If he is a WT guy, WTKS (dark wood top era) and a glencairn. Its in he taste profile, but dusts the current 101

fricky
10-31-2009, 12:57
I would buy Pappy Van Winkle 15 yr and a Van Winkle Glencairn Glass. Then I would try to get him to taste the bourbon with 1 ice cube as is the policy of the famous bourbon taster - Randy Blank.

loose proton
10-31-2009, 13:48
Stagg................................

fishnbowljoe
10-31-2009, 16:12
How 'bout Lot B and a glass, or if you want to spend the whole $75 maybe the ER17 from the BTAC. Joe

funknik
10-31-2009, 16:18
I agree that if he's a MM fan, he would really like a first class BT wheater -- LOT 'B' is a great one, I think, especially following an MM -- that progression won't fail to make an impression on him . . .

jburlowski
11-01-2009, 04:55
Seing as he likes WT101, how about a bottle WTKS and a nice tasting glass or two?

What he said.......

GOCOUGS2002
11-01-2009, 08:11
How about buying some lower price offerings and putting on a tasting for him and a couple buddies? I think your expertise and coaching will bring years of bourbon enjoyment while opening the door to some affordable bourbons he can add to his rotation.

Stu
11-01-2009, 10:05
How about buying some lower price offerings and putting on a tasting for him and a couple buddies? I think your expertise and coaching will bring years of bourbon enjoyment while opening the door to some affordable bourbons he can add to his rotation.

I like this idea if you (Tony) will be the guide on the bourbon tour. My guides in Kentucky have helped me immensely in learning to appreciate the different nuances of bourbon. After sharing many drams with you at the gazebo, I know you to be an excellent tour guide. Further I think your friend would appreciate having a 6 pack or maybe 8 pack of bourbons to sample. I'm sure you could help his Father in Law make excellent purchases of mid and bottom shelf bourbons.

P.S. I have your 2 bottles of FR ordered. I'll pick them up and bring them to the sampler.

p_elliott
11-02-2009, 08:45
Tony

I think that is a great idea put on a bourbon sampling for him teach him how to sample bourbon. Then they can present him with a couple of low/mid mid shelf bourbons or something like that.

Paul

ACDetroit
11-03-2009, 15:40
How about buying some lower price offerings and putting on a tasting for him and a couple buddies? I think your expertise and coaching will bring years of bourbon enjoyment while opening the door to some affordable bourbons he can add to his rotation.


Yeah the 4 to 6 bottle sampler was kinda what i was thinking as well.

Thank for all the idea's everyone it's truly appreciated!


I like this idea if you (Tony) will be the guide on the bourbon tour. My guides in Kentucky have helped me immensely in learning to appreciate the different nuances of bourbon. After sharing many drams with you at the gazebo, I know you to be an excellent tour guide. Further I think your friend would appreciate having a 6 pack or maybe 8 pack of bourbons to sample. I'm sure you could help his Father in Law make excellent purchases of mid and bottom shelf bourbons.

P.S. I have your 2 bottles of FR ordered. I'll pick them up and bring them to the sampler.

Stu, thank you for the kind words and yes I think the sampler is the way to go as well, give him a tour of bourbons he has not tried yet.
Looking forward to seeing you at Sampler then with some 4R SB!

Tony