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AaronWF
01-15-2012, 15:17
If you could only drink the products of one distillery for the rest of your life, which distillery would you choose?

I'd say you could choose from distilleries that no longer produce, but I'm afraid that everyone would say S-W...

My choice is Four Roses. Their bourbons are at once singular and distinctive, and there's something honest and simple about the transparency with their recipes. Other distilleries make brands out of mash and barrel placement; with FR, the name of the distillery is the name of the brand, and I like that.

And so many of the favors I find in their bourbons are just out of this world.

trumpstylz
01-15-2012, 18:43
I'm guessing we're gonna hear a lot of buffalo trace -their product line seems to be the most varied- wheaters, ryed bourbons, rye whiskies, etc... (assuming stitzel weller, michters and other defunct distilleries are out of the question).

clingman71
01-15-2012, 18:48
If SW is out of the question, BT and its 2rye bourbons, straight rye, and wheated bourbon would be the logical choice. But tonight Im inclined to say 1992 Bernheim.

mosugoji64
01-15-2012, 19:12
Wow, that's a tough one. My tastes change almost daily so picking just one would be difficult. I suppose it would be BT just because I love the Weller line, but they all put out some amazing bottles that would be hard to give up. Good question!

Parkersback
01-15-2012, 19:37
I'd choose Heaven Trace. Either that or Buffalo Hill.

sku
01-15-2012, 20:41
Definitely the Willett "Distillery." Then I'd get to drink some of everything.

StraightNoChaser
01-15-2012, 20:44
Another vote for Four Roses :cool:

BMartin42
01-15-2012, 20:48
Gotta go with BT. Variety, plus those yummy Wellers. FR would be a close second.

Ejmharris
01-16-2012, 07:43
BT for the Weller line.


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smokinjoe
01-16-2012, 10:11
Tough choice for me between Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill. Really tough. I think I'll go with BT, though. But, just by a nose. Difference maker is the Stagg and Baby Saz rye. But, HH's PHC's and regular BIB's make them a solid contender. I just hope these are the Polynesian Islands. So, if I get bored with my choice, I'll just jump in my canoe and go trade with close-by friendly island neighbors. :)

wripvanwrinkle
01-16-2012, 11:09
After a little soul searching, my answer is Beam. Although I have never had a mind blowing experience with a Beam product, I have had many great nights with a Knob Creek in hand.

Maybe this says something about me...faced with monotony I would opt for consistency over wonder.

JayMonster
01-16-2012, 12:17
A month ago, I probably would have said Beam, but now... I guess it would have to be Buffalo Trace. Just not sure life is worth livin' without my OWA now.

trumpstylz
01-17-2012, 01:19
My choice is Four Roses. Their bourbons are at once singular and distinctive, and there's something honest and simple about the transparency with their recipes. Other distilleries make brands out of mash and barrel placement; with FR, the name of the distillery is the name of the brand, and I like that.


It's funny. A good buddy of mine went on a four roses kick for about a year where he loved it so much that it had to have been at least 75% of what he bought drank, and now he cant stand it (hopefully it will pass in time).

I remember him saying something I heard in the best of 2011 thread, that they "could do no wrong."

He did tell me that he felt that even with the varied recipes, it all tasted somewhat similar.

I wonder what it would be like had prohibition never come along and there were still 100's of distilleries with each thier own little profile.

drunk
01-17-2012, 07:16
Buffalo Trace. I love Four Roses, but I'm having an affair with OWA right now.

White Dog
01-17-2012, 10:12
Definitely the Willett "Distillery." Then I'd get to drink some of everything.

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White Dog
01-17-2012, 10:13
After a little soul searching, my answer is Beam. Although I have never had a mind blowing experience with a Beam product, I have had many great nights with a Knob Creek in hand.

Maybe this says something about me...faced with monotony I would opt for consistency over wonder.

Clermont or Boston??:lol:

AaronWF
01-17-2012, 10:24
It's funny. A good buddy of mine went on a four roses kick for about a year where he loved it so much that it had to have been at least 75% of what he bought drank, and now he cant stand it (hopefully it will pass in time).

I remember him saying something I heard in the best of 2011 thread, that they "could do no wrong."

He did tell me that he felt that even with the varied recipes, it all tasted somewhat similar.

I wonder what it would be like had prohibition never come along and there were still 100's of distilleries with each thier own little profile.

That's interesting. I could see getting burned out on it. There is a similarity in their whiskeys, for sure. In a blind taste test of whiskeys from the different distilleries, it's very likely that Four Roses would be the easiest to spot. I think Heaven Hill would be pretty easy to spot as well, though. BT might be harder... though I'm not sure.

It is mind-blowing to think about how different the American whiskey scene would be right now if prohibition had never happened. At the rate we're going, what will the industry will be like in 50 years? Maybe we are heading in the direction of 100's of distilleries each with their own profiles?

trumpstylz
01-17-2012, 14:32
It is mind-blowing to think about how different the American whiskey scene would be right now if prohibition had never happened. At the rate we're going, what will the industry will be like in 50 years? Maybe we are heading in the direction of 100's of distilleries each with their own profiles?

Haha, yeah. 100's of craft distilleries that all suck.

White Dog
01-17-2012, 18:23
Haha, yeah. 100's of craft distilleries that all suck.

That's harsh, man. I had some McCarthy's 3yr Single Malt over the weekend that was fantastic.

White Dog
01-17-2012, 18:25
If I could have access to the Rye and Straight Corn that they've been making for HH, and if I could take my pick of Birthday years, I may actually consider B-F.:lol: