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catsfan
09-17-2010, 00:06
What is the absolute best bourbon ever made. If it isnt made anymore how much would you be willing to pay now for just one last bottle of it

birdman1099
09-17-2010, 04:46
I'm gonna say Old Fitz BIB from the 60's/70's......

And since i do not currently have one of them now...And I be willing to pay $100 for a bottle of it today. (did you get that Bob?????):grin:

kickert
09-17-2010, 07:11
What is the absolute best bourbon ever made. If it isnt made anymore how much would you be willing to pay now for just one last bottle of it

Free Bourbon!

barturtle
09-17-2010, 08:40
Free Bourbon!

+1... the only thing better than free bourbon, is free bourbon shared with great friends...and poured by beautiful, naked women.

cowdery
09-17-2010, 11:09
I'll keep the diatribe short, but the quest for the best bourbon is a fool's errand. Taste is subjective so you will certainly find favorites but this idea that there is some 'best' out there is an illusion.

Josh
09-17-2010, 11:11
Red Stag, hands down.

BootFNBD
09-17-2010, 11:39
Wild Turkey American Spirit and Wild Turkey Tradition!!!!!

OscarV
09-17-2010, 12:16
Recently I have tasted two that I think rank up there as the best ever made.
Old Fitz 101, from the late 1970's, it has been referred to as part of the original Bourbon Heritage Collection.
Wild Turkey 101, from the Turkey Lore decanter series of the '70's also.
Both from Tony AKA ACDetroit.

CorvallisCracker
09-17-2010, 15:29
What is the absolute best bourbon ever made.

Current production Yellowstone.

tmckenzie
09-17-2010, 16:00
I will steer this in a different direction. Late 80's jim beam rye. It was the first rye I ever drank, the Alabama abc store had a lot of old stock of this. It had a flavor that I have been unable to find in another rye. I have not been able to reproduce it either.

spun_cookie
09-17-2010, 16:35
... the quest for the best bourbon is a fool's errand.

And they have sent the right guy. I am on a quest to taste them all and formulate a professional option. I expect to declared moments before my death.

OscarV
09-17-2010, 16:38
And they have sent the right guy. I am on a quest to taste them all and formulate a professional option. I expect to declared moments before my death.

Hear Hear!
And the quest for the best is a better Mistress than most.

pepcycle
09-17-2010, 18:14
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The Calipari Maker's Mark!!!

Shame you decided to save it for burglars instead of drinking it.

ODaniel
09-17-2010, 20:19
Kentucky Tavern. Hahaha, gross. I'm a youngin so it's hard to say. Pappy 15yr is pretty awesome though. My budget has prevented me from trying as many as I would like. Hope to try George T Stagg this fall. Couldn't afford it last year.

catsfan
09-18-2010, 03:40
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The Calipari Maker's Mark!!!

Shame you decided to save it for burglars instead of drinking it.


Thanks for that pepcycle you seem like a really understanding guy

sailor22
09-18-2010, 07:20
And they have sent the right guy. I am on a quest to taste them all and formulate a professional option. I expect to declared moments before my death.
:slappin: :slappin: :slappin: :slappin: :slappin:
Ain't that the truth!

TNbourbon
09-18-2010, 10:07
Hopefully, I haven't had it yet, as it still sits on a shelf waiting for me. But, some of these:
http://picasaweb.google.com/tsousley62/Whiskeys#
were pretty good.
(Yes, with half of a single handle of current Rebel Yell left in the house -- aside from a potential, future last bottle of "Van Blankle" -- I'm reliving past glories!:cool:)

imbibehour
09-18-2010, 18:49
I'll keep the diatribe short, but the quest for the best bourbon is a fool's errand. Taste is subjective so you will certainly find favorites but this idea that there is some 'best' out there is an illusion.

This...

we don't all share the same tastes and opinions, it is the journey to find the best and greatest where the true joy is.

I don't want the easy answers, if it was that simple you could just bottle it away and be done... Nothing is better than the pursuit... of perfection.

Such things in life shouldn't be so easy..

cowdery
09-19-2010, 00:27
This...

we don't all share the same tastes and opinions, it is the journey to find the best and greatest where the true joy is.

I don't want the easy answers, if it was that simple you could just bottle it away and be done... Nothing is better than the pursuit... of perfection.

Such things in life shouldn't be so easy..

In other words, asking someone to tell you what the best bourbon is, that's a fool's errand.

jmpyle
09-19-2010, 14:02
Yeah I agree with some others. I think a "What is YOUR favorite bourbon (or whiskey)?" is doable, but there just isn't any good way to answer that question. There's also a log of "Best" or "SUPER" bourbons out there to pick from.

troyce
09-20-2010, 09:06
Not always , but most often , the one in front of me.

BourbonJoe
09-20-2010, 15:03
The best bourbon ever made? Probably one of the ones I have never tasted. And the search goes on.
Joe :usflag:

Gillman
09-20-2010, 15:22
Smokeless Joe's Evan Williams in a glass decanter from the early 80's was close, 7 years old, 90 proof. So was a Beam's Choice of the same era I once had at Doug Philip's. Come to think of it, that was also 90 proof and 7 years old to my best recollection.

Gary

fishnbowljoe
09-20-2010, 16:23
Not always , but most often , the one in front of me.

You stole my line Jimmy. :skep: I was gonna say the one in my glass. :grin: Joe

BourbonJoe
09-20-2010, 18:27
Smokeless Joe's Evan Williams in a glass decanter from the early 80's was close, 7 years old, 90 proof.

Gary

Yes Gary, I agree that it was exceptional whiskey.
Joe :usflag:

bigtoys
09-21-2010, 20:57
Pappy 20. Nothing compares.

squire
12-18-2010, 01:22
For me the best was Very, Very Old Fitzgerald from the late 60s through the early 70s.