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chazjaz
12-15-2009, 15:49
Hypothetically if you were only allowed one Bourbon for the rest of your life what would your choose? I searched for similar threads, but most seemed to allow a few choices. Thankfully this will never be the case as I like a variety just like most of the site's members. While thinking about this choice I have gone back to the old liquor cabinet to refresh my preferences. Consider also that all other spirits (rum, vodka, gin, Scotch, rye etc.) will be unavailable as well. I think I have a choice in mind now, but would be interested in what other members would select as their one and only choice.

SMOWK
12-15-2009, 16:44
ORVW 15/107

It's a shame you can't find it in stores anymore. Unless you're really lucky.

emr454
12-15-2009, 17:11
Right now it would be Weller Special Reserve, my current favorite!

Eric

ErichPryde
12-15-2009, 17:15
ORVW 15/107

It's a shame you can't find it in stores anymore. Unless you're really lucky.


If not the 15/107, maybe an Old-Grand dad BIB from ND's heyday. some things I had this last weekend made me seriously rethink exactly what a good bourbon really is, and I'm not liking some of the answers I came up with.

callmeox
12-15-2009, 17:37
Free




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MarkEdwards
12-15-2009, 19:18
Hypothetically if you were only allowed one Bourbon for the rest of your life what would your choose?

Right now, it's a tossup between Blanton's and Pappy Van Winkle Lot B, with the Lot B slightly in the lead.

Lost Pollito
12-15-2009, 19:32
Old Fitz BIB dsp-Ky 16 please. Just a perfect bourbon. :grin:

Picker22
12-15-2009, 19:41
Gotta go with ORVW 10/107. I've never tried 15/107, but if it's better, I'll take that one....:grin:

independant
12-15-2009, 20:50
Old Granddad 114. High proof and high rye, you can't go wrong. And if you are feeling like a light drink just add water and its still great.

Ruby K
12-15-2009, 21:10
I'd go with Pappy 20.

Dutchie66
12-16-2009, 00:57
Blanton's Silver

Thesh
12-16-2009, 02:41
Pappy Van Winkle 20.

Although if it was just for winter, I might go with maker's mark. Goes great with eggnog.

unclebunk
12-16-2009, 07:27
I'd probably go with Pappy 15, although I've really been digging my Eagle Rare 10/101 lately.

DeanSheen
12-16-2009, 08:14
Four Roses Single Barrel

J.W.
12-16-2009, 09:03
Wild Turkey for me.

Westernboys
12-16-2009, 09:49
Four Roses Single Barrel

scopenut
12-16-2009, 13:03
Tough one, but probably WLW, any year

jburlowski
12-16-2009, 13:04
Pappy 15............

nor02lei
12-16-2009, 13:17
Tuff question indeed! It has to be top quality in taste but also be perfect all-round bourbon as it is the only available. That mean it has to be very good as an aperitif/first drink of the evening, as an social drink, as an late on the night drink, after a lot of other drinking drink and a drink to different kinds of snacks like chocolate, cakes and desserts. My choice would not be a bourbon in this case but a Tennessee whiskey. Jack Daniels silver select!

Leif

rbtrost
12-16-2009, 13:58
if it were one bourbon for all of us it would need to be one ready quickly, in that range i would take Makers.

fishnbowljoe
12-16-2009, 14:19
Hell, I'd just have to quit drinking. :skep: No way I can pick just one. :slappin: Cheers! :toast: Joe

OscarV
12-16-2009, 14:42
Hell, I'd just have to quit drinking. :skep: No way I can pick just one. :slappin: Cheers! :toast: Joe

I'm with you Joe.
I have been thinking about it since this thread started and I can't for the life of me narrow it down to one.
Maybe later, I'll keep thinking about it.

smokinjoe
12-16-2009, 15:32
I'd have to go with Stagg. Any year would do, but higher proofs preferable. This is not to say Stagg is my Favorite bourbon. Rather, it's just the one I'd want, if I could have no other. Simply for the fact that you can do so much with this bourbon. Neat...Ice...Shaved Ice...water...Both...You can create a myriad of flavors and options with this Dynamo. Proofs from 140ish on down. And, no flavor degradation while you're diving. Plus, if you gets a boo-boo on your fingey, you have a readily available anti-septic. :)

JamesW
12-16-2009, 17:01
Pappy 15 but I've got to say that decision does not come easy. WLW & Stagg are neck in neck. Also, just had the WRMC Seasoned Oak and that could give these a run for it as well..... so what I'm saying is I have no clue anymore.:grin:

BBQ+Bourbon
12-16-2009, 17:25
Old Fitz BIB dsp-Ky 16 please. Just a perfect bourbon. :grin:
Sorry boys, but the thread is over.

DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!

Though I refuse to accept the notion that I can't sneak in a few Stagg in my suitcase.

catsfan
12-19-2009, 17:04
Tha would be impossible my friend. I dont think I could do that. But if you put a gun to my head and made me I would say Ridgemont 1792.

ratcheer
12-19-2009, 18:46
Blanton's, I think.

Tim

Lost Pollito
12-19-2009, 19:10
Sorry boys, but the thread is over.

DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!

Though I refuse to accept the notion that I can't sneak in a few Stagg in my suitcase.
:lol: :lol: I told Fishnbowl today, that I'm gonna get a tat that reads, "DSP-Ky-16" today. Let thread live on.:grin:

Hondo
12-23-2009, 18:59
This has been a tough one... I have been thinking about this one a bit. My choice would be...

Old Charter Proprietors Reserve

nysquire
12-24-2009, 06:20
Probably the hardest question I would ever have to answer.
I'd have to take along my Pappy 20yo.
That would only change if I had an old squat bottle of ORVW 15yo...

SMOWK
12-24-2009, 09:06
I'd have to take along my Pappy 20yo.
That would only change if I had an old squat bottle of ORVW 15yo...

I mentioned this the other day, and I'll say it one more time. ORVW 15 is the best whiskey I've ever tasted. It's too bad I drank all I had years ago...

I found 3 bottles of ORVW 10/107 at a store yesterday though. That brings my total to 5 bottles of that stuff. One will be open soon. I know it's not quite the same, but I really think I like the 10/107 better than the Pappy 15. I'll let you know when I get back from XMas vacation and have some time to compare the 2. I think I've got 5 bottles of Pappy 15 and 5 bottles of ORVW 10/107. This will be one really long comparison.

TBoner
12-24-2009, 09:20
This would have been tough for me a year ago. Now, though, I'm drinking less and, more to the point, drinking far less variety. I keep, pretty much, three bottles of American whiskey open. One is WT Rye. One is a bourbon chosen from the far-too-large bunker. And the third is the bourbon I would prefer to drink most every time I pour one of those bunker bottles. Indeed, it is my goal to eventually have nothing left but this bourbon:

OGD 114

Regards,
Tim

emr454
12-24-2009, 09:58
For me, it would be a tie between WT101 and Weller SR.

Eric

B3Nut
12-24-2009, 16:30
I'm similar, I'd be torn between WT101 and OWA. WT101 if reliable availability is the deciding factor (though OWA has become a bit more common on the shelves around here, not going to complain a bit!)

Gillman
12-24-2009, 18:40
Hmmm. In currently available stock, I'd say probably Four Roses (regular 80 proof). It has the perfect red hots candy-like flavour with an excellent silky finish. For different reasons, a number of the Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintages come close.

In bourbons no longer produced, probably certain iterations of National Distillers Old Taylor or Old Gran-dad.

Gary

tommyboy38
12-25-2009, 05:23
I'll cast a vote for Old Fitz BIB....any version from any distillery.