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jimdandy
05-02-2011, 12:04
Which is your pick for the best whiskey in this lineup? I'm not much of an experienced drinker (I take that back...I've had a LOT of whiskey in my life, but I've never really had the money for the nicer stuff) so I'm wondering which is going to be the best bet here. FWIW, I like drinking whiskey neat or over ice; no mixing.

Here's the prices I'm facing:

OGD BIB: $29.99/1.75 liter
EW Black: $19.99/1.75 liter
Wild Turkey 101: $19.99/750 ml

Which will be the best value?

Edit: I know these aren't the "nicer stuff" and didn't mean to imply that, but I've spent most of my life drinking the cheapest-of-the-cheap. Think Old Crow 80 proof.

chefnash51
05-02-2011, 12:09
Which is your pick for the best whiskey in this lineup? I'm not much of an experienced drinker (I take that back...I've had a LOT of whiskey in my life, but I've never really had the money for the nicer stuff) so I'm wondering which is going to be the best bet here. FWIW, I like drinking whiskey neat or over ice; no mixing.

Here's the prices I'm facing:

OGD BIB: $29.99/1.75 liter
EW Black: $19.99/1.75 liter
Wild Turkey 101: $19.99/750 ml

Which will be the best value?

Edit: I know these aren't the "nicer stuff" and didn't mean to imply that, but I've spent most of my life drinking the cheapest-of-the-cheap. Think Old Crow 80 proof.


I would say WT 101 would be a nice step from Old Crow 80, and it's a darn tasty, solid pour.

Can't get Wild Turkey 101 in 1.75?

soad
05-02-2011, 14:32
My vote is:
1 OGD BIB
2 WT 101
3 EW

For me the OGD and WT are a close 1 + 2 and the EW is not even in the ballpark.

the Duff
05-02-2011, 17:12
For me the OGD and WT are a close 1 + 2 and the EW is not even in the ballpark.

For realz?

I think EWB is mighty tasty, especially for the price.

Actually $20 is a good price for a handle of it, so it gets my vote. 'round here its more like $24 + tax.

soad
05-02-2011, 17:23
For realz?

I think EWB is mighty tasty, especially for the price.

Actually $20 is a good price for a handle of it, so it gets my vote. 'round here its more like $24 + tax.

For whatever reason Evan Williams has rubbed me the wrong way. I've given it several chances from a few different bottles and can't warm up to it in the least.

ebo
05-02-2011, 18:08
I like them all, but I'd say WT 101, hands down.

B.B. Babington
05-02-2011, 18:35
...Evan Williams has rubbed me the wrong way. I've given it several chances ...
I found Evan to be somewhat inconsistent. I'm a fan of their single barrel and found some amazing and others less so. sip some more Evan and maybe come across a bottle ya like. But on the other hand, sampling a lot of maybe's hoping for a better bottle, perhaps $$$ better spent on something ya know will be good.

tmckenzie
05-02-2011, 18:42
I know how you feel. You cannot beat a half a gallon of whiskey for 20 bucks that is as good as evan williams for everyday drinking. That is the best value as I see it.

trumpstylz
05-02-2011, 19:01
As to which one is the best- I'd say its a close tie between OGD and WT.

As for value- EWB (although OGD handle for 30 is not bad at all).

The evan will also show less spice and is a little sweeter than the other two. If you're drinking it on the rocks, go with the big boys- the evan is too low of a proof once those cubes start melting.

tmckenzie
05-02-2011, 19:34
All bourbons have what I call a house style. For some reason heaven hill and george dickel show their house style best with water.

jcg9779
05-02-2011, 22:05
My vote is:
1 OGD BIB
2 WT 101
3 EW

For me the OGD and WT are a close 1 + 2 and the EW is not even in the ballpark.

I'm going with the same order as Soad, although I have a bigger gap between OGD BIB and WT 101. I still think that EWB is a tasty bottom shelf pour, but the higher proof stuff does stand to ice better, if you drink it that way (as trumpstylz mentioned).

mosugoji64
05-02-2011, 22:12
Tasting is so subjective, but I'd have to give EW the vote. A good, solid bourbon at a bargain-basement price.

Brian

G.H.Adams
05-03-2011, 21:27
If I was going to rate these by my taste it would be:

OGD 114
Wild Turkey 101
Evan Williams Black