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texascarl
08-09-2003, 13:10
Buckyy asked this over in the 'Tasting' thread, and I thought it was a good question, worth discussion.

Most local bars use Old Crow or Jim Beam White, but the VFW's (Kansas still has a lot of private clubs) usually offer Old Charter 8 year/80 proof as their 'Well' whiskey. That's about as tasty as inexpensive bourbon gets around here. Whatcha got?

jeff
08-09-2003, 13:41
Honestly I don't know what most of the bars I frequent use as their well, I'm always looking at the top couple of shelves http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif Seriously though, I see a lot of JB white used here in Lexington.

My favorite of what I would call a "well whiskey" would probably be Evan Williams 7yo black-label.

bluesbassdad
08-09-2003, 14:05
Do we have anyone hereabouts in the seven-to-eight-figure income range? I'd bet that somewhere there is a country club or a bar in a five-star hotel where the well bourbon is something like Eagle Rare 10 year single-barrel or ORVW 10/90.

Of course, I'll never experience that first hand, hence my opening question.

On the other hand, only once during my two-year love affair with bourbon have I even had occasion to notice the well bourbon. In that case it was Jim Beam white.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

OneCubeOnly
08-09-2003, 14:09
Here in Virginia, they basically buy the absolute cheapest stuff they can, and still call it 'bourbon'. It usually is something along the lines of Kentucky Tavern or Kentucky Gentleman. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/puke.gif

Honestly, I almost never order bourbon in a bar around here...because to get anything close to what I'm used to at home it'd be $8/drink minimum. And that's for Maker's or Knob Creek. No thanks.

CL
08-09-2003, 14:13
Heck, I never look at the well. It's straight to the top shelf for me. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

bluesbassdad
08-09-2003, 16:45
You know how to live, CL! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Here's to ya! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif (Rock Hill Farms)

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

MurphyDawg
08-09-2003, 21:40
JB white used here in Lexington.

My favorite of what I would call a "well whiskey" would probably be Evan Williams 7yo black-label.





If its not a "Blended Bourbon" (Bourbon Supreme) in the well it is usally the two Jeff mentioned or Ten High.

All not bad and most places pretty cheap.

TomC

CL
08-09-2003, 21:54
I thought in times past, I have seen Aristocrat in the well for many different liquors. Do they have a bourbon bottling?

boone
08-09-2003, 22:14
They sure do...It's Heaven Hill bourbon...

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CL
08-09-2003, 22:34
Bettye Jo, you never cease to amaze me. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif Thanks for the quick answer.

So, pray tell, what HH stock goes into Aristocrat bourbon? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

robbyvirus
08-10-2003, 02:04
Jim Beam white seems to be the standard well bourbon in San Francisco, as far as I've seen. A lot of places have Old GrandDad too.

boone
08-10-2003, 08:23
It's "regular" 4yr 80 in the bottle...

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bobbyc
08-10-2003, 13:40
Do we have anyone hereabouts in the seven-to-eight-figure income range? I'd bet that somewhere there is a country club or a bar in a five-star hotel where the well bourbon is something like Eagle Rare 10 year single-barrel


I'm having a little of this 10year single barrel, It's not a favorite of mine. I normally have good things to say about all things Buffalo Trace. Oh I can think of 5 bourbons it is better than . I drank this once after Stagg and found it to be dissappointing( What wouldn't be after Stagg?) I guess I'm not over that yet! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif