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Res/st-or
11-19-2009, 13:07
Each Saturday I go shopping for a new candidate bottle of bourbon. I have tried and/or owned many bourbons available. Since I am new here, and I value your opinions, I would so kindly welcome your suggestions for this weeks purchase. We'll keep it below $80 this week.

Thanks, Jeff

OscarV
11-19-2009, 13:13
4R's '09 Mariage, the best of the year.

cowdery
11-19-2009, 13:39
It depends on what you've never had.

For example, for a lot less than $80 you can get Old Grand-Dad Bonded, one of the best and most overlooked bourbons out there, with a taste like nothing else.

Can you tell that was my pour last night?

Res/st-or
11-19-2009, 14:22
Well I'm not afraid to spend the extra cash, just want to go a little lighter on the wallet this week. Last week I picked up 2 sazeracs and an GTS.
OGD has never been on my list. What are it's appealing characteristics?

I'm not familiar with the 4R's '09 Mariage... Sounds interesting. I'll look it up.

theDon
11-19-2009, 14:29
Well since you are a Missouri native, you should go with $80 worth of McCormick's whiskey, which I believe is roughly 12 cases.

cowdery
11-19-2009, 14:44
Old Grand-Dad is a bourbon but it contains about twice as much rye as most bourbons do. The rest of its unique taste must come from its yeast. As a bond, it's the product of a single distilling season, no mixing of younger and older barrels. It's very flavorful, spicy and earthy like a rye, sweet and satisfying like a bourbon.

This, I imagine, is what many bourbons tasted like back before blended scotches and Canadians spoiled the American palate for real swallow hard and make a face whiskey.

loose proton
11-19-2009, 15:04
I do my shopping trips on friday because that's delivery day at my favorite store. experiment with the lower shelf items as well, you never know when you may be surprised. even if you don't like it, the experience is part of developing wide appreciation of what's out there.

SMOWK
11-19-2009, 15:21
For example, for a lot less than $80 you can get Old Grand-Dad Bonded, one of the best and most overlooked bourbons out there, with a taste like nothing else.

Quite a few handles go down every week around my place. I can't get enough of the stuff. I said this last night as well, GIVE ME MY CONTOURED HANDLE BACK!!!!!.

OGDBIB is one GREAT bourbon.

SMOWK
11-19-2009, 15:23
Old Grand-Dad is a bourbon but it contains about twice as much rye as most bourbons do. The rest of its unique taste must come from its yeast. As a bond, it's the product of a single distilling season, no mixing of younger and older barrels. It's very flavorful, spicy and earthy like a rye, sweet and satisfying like a bourbon.

This, I imagine, is what many bourbons tasted like back before blended scotches and Canadians spoiled the American palate for real swallow hard and make a face whiskey.

Thanks for the info. I love me some "punch you in the face" whiskey. So maybe I should actively pursue that bottle of Echo Spring....

jburlowski
11-19-2009, 16:26
4R's '09 Mariage, the best of the year.

Hate to say / type this... but you may be right. :shocked:

Enjoying some tonight and, in the spirit of "love the one you're with", it's hard to disagree.:toast:

But I still really like the WRMC SO....

OscarV
11-19-2009, 16:32
But I still really like the WRMC SO....

I haven't had it yet but I am working on it just because you have spoken so highly of it.

Also the question was for under 80 bucks.

jburlowski
11-19-2009, 16:36
I haven't had it yet but I am working on it just because you have spoken so highly of it.

I'm actually blushing... (or, as my wife just said: "How many drinks have you had?")

Have you had the WRMC yet? I'd love to here your impressions. Cause I fear that, in this case, I may be smitten by the bourbon siren.

hectic1
11-19-2009, 16:49
I would look for one of the seasonal releases, FR Mariage, Pappy 15, Lot B, BTAC, etc. These releases tend to disappear rather quickly so I tend to buy these at this time of the year and leave the ERSB, ETL, BT, OWA, etc. for later in the year when the former bottlings have been bought up.

BBQ+Bourbon
11-20-2009, 10:45
:slappin:
Well since you are a Missouri native, you should go with $80 worth of McCormick's whiskey, which I believe is roughly 12 cases.

Jeff, I urge you to stop by Red X in Riverside and pick up an Old Grand Dad 114. Buy three bottles and leave two of them at my house. Then you'll have a great $60 bourbon.

Don't worry, I already cleaned out their locked cabinet.:cool:

BBQ+Bourbon
11-20-2009, 10:48
4R's '09 Mariage, the best of the year.
I'll have to revisit this one. My initial impression was; underwhelming. Tasty, but not worth the pricetag.

JamesW
11-20-2009, 16:00
Old Grand-Dad is a bourbon but it contains about twice as much rye as most bourbons do. The rest of its unique taste must come from its yeast. As a bond, it's the product of a single distilling season, no mixing of younger and older barrels. It's very flavorful, spicy and earthy like a rye, sweet and satisfying like a bourbon.

This, I imagine, is what many bourbons tasted like back before blended scotches and Canadians spoiled the American palate for real swallow hard and make a face whiskey.

I have a bottle of OGD114 which I find to be a very good value. Would the BIB be any different in taste profile or just more diluted?

cowdery
11-20-2009, 20:30
I have a bottle of OGD114 which I find to be a very good value. Would the BIB be any different in taste profile or just more diluted?

The bond has to all be from one season. The 114 doesn't so it probably isn't, so the profile probably is different, though it's the same basic juice.