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Max Power
02-04-2013, 17:33
Bourbons under $20.

Old Fitzgerald 100
Old Forester 100
Old Grand Dad 100
Old Grand Dad 114

If I am going to buy two of these, what should I get and why? I'm open to suggestions as well...

savagehenry
02-04-2013, 17:36
Old Fitz 100 & OGD 114, that way you will have a BIB wheater and a higher proof ryed bourbon from two different distilleries.

Tico
02-04-2013, 17:39
OGD114 & OGD114 :cool:

BFerguson
02-04-2013, 17:54
while many here like the 114, my vote would be the OGD BIB.

The first two, could be left behind.

B

White Dog
02-04-2013, 18:18
1. OGD 114

2. OGD BIB

3. Old Fitz BIB (Yeah, it's beginning to grow on me.)

4. Old Forester 100

(If you ever find an Old Forester dimpled bottle, buy it immediately.)

WAINWRIGHT
02-04-2013, 18:25
1. OGD 114

2. OGD BIB

3. Old Fitz BIB (Yeah, it's beginning to grow on me.)

4. Old Forester 100

(If you ever find an Old Forester dimpled bottle, buy it immediately.)
I would have to 100% agree,and notably put OGD 114 out front by a good distance.:grin:

squire
02-04-2013, 19:05
Buy two of the OGD BIBs, then while you're enjoying one you'll be secure in the knowledge you have a back up.

Brisko
02-04-2013, 20:54
I disagree.... Forester and OGD 114. The most recent Forester I bought (last week) was very good. Shockingly good. Otherwise, two OGDs.

HighInTheMtns
02-04-2013, 20:56
Old Forester Signature and OGD 114. I find both to be very good value.

boneuphtoner
02-05-2013, 06:13
Old Forester 100 and OGD 114.

SFS
02-05-2013, 06:44
Are Old Forester 100 and Old Forester Signature the same bourbons? I've not seen either in my area, and both terms are being used in this thread.

HighInTheMtns
02-05-2013, 07:36
Are Old Forester 100 and Old Forester Signature the same bourbons? I've not seen either in my area, and both terms are being used in this thread.
There is no "Old Forester 100" as such. Its name is Old Forester Signature. There used to be an Old Forester BIB and this bottle replaced it.

squire
02-05-2013, 08:04
Upon reflection Max I think you should buy all four and invite me over for a second opinion.

Brisko
02-05-2013, 09:08
As usual, I can't disagree with Squire's sage advice.

I didn't really touch on the "and why" part of the question earlier. Here's my justification: OGD 114 over OGD BiB because while they're similar, the BiB lacks the depth and balance of the 114. If you bring the 114 down to 100 proof it will still win over the BiB in my book (I've done this with multiple bottles). The BiB tastes a little younger to me, too. I'm sure the 114 has it's share of young whiskey in the vatting, but there is obviously a good amount of older stock too. I only buy the BiB when I can't find 114.

Old Forester I did justify based on my recent experiences. I like Old Fitz well enough as a change of pace but if I had to choose between it and Forester I would choose Forester.

But at the price point, one need not agonize over the decision.

higgins
02-05-2013, 09:23
I'm going to add to the enthusiasm for Old Forester Signature and OGD 114. I buy plenty of bourbon under $20, and those are two that I always have open.

Of course Squire is right, though. You're going to spend that money on bourbon anyways, so you might as well save a trip to the store.

JPBoston
02-05-2013, 09:27
As usual, I can't disagree with Squire's sage advice.

I didn't really touch on the "and why" part of the question earlier. Here's my justification: OGD 114 over OGD BiB because while they're similar, the BiB lacks the depth and balance of the 114. If you bring the 114 down to 100 proof it will still win over the BiB in my book (I've done this with multiple bottles). The BiB tastes a little younger to me, too. I'm sure the 114 has it's share of young whiskey in the vatting, but there is obviously a good amount of older stock too. I only buy the BiB when I can't find 114.

Old Forester I did justify based on my recent experiences. I like Old Fitz well enough as a change of pace but if I had to choose between it and Forester I would choose Forester.

But at the price point, one need not agonize over the decision.

Definitely agree with this. None of these are bad... but OGD 114 would be the top of my list, and Old Fitz would be on the bottom, even though I enjoy it for what it is. Like Brisko alluded to, at this price, you can't go wrong buying each of these and trying for yourself.

Smokewagon
02-05-2013, 09:35
1. Old Grand Dad 114 - One of my favorites. I always have one on hand.
2. Old Fitzgerald 100 -

Personally I'd take W.L. Weller 107 Antique over all but the OGD 114 at the $20.00 and under price point. Actually I can't even get OGD 114 for under $20.00 here, but i can find the WLW 107 for $19.99.

~SW

stiffchainey
02-05-2013, 09:54
I always have both OGD 80° and 114° at hand, and some WT. I usually like to buy high proof stuff, but it is not always easy to get in Germany.

SMOWK
02-05-2013, 09:55
OGD114 wins by a long shot, with OGDBIB in 2nd by a long shot.

squire
02-05-2013, 09:59
So Grand Dad is available in Germany, eh? I'm heartened to see a respected member of the European Community recognize the World Class status of Old Grand Dad.

stiffchainey
02-05-2013, 11:55
Old Grand Dad was Bukowskis favourite drink, so it's hard not to love it! :cool: In Germany still single malt rules, but the bourbon community is rising, slowly, but rising. Five years ago the only bourbon you could buy was JB, then they had JD, which is known as "bourbon" here in "Deutscheländ", now they have Maker's Mark, Four Roses, OGD sometimes. I mostly buy in online-shops. Old Grand Dad is great, best value I think. I never had the OGD BiB, because especially this one is hard to get.

Bourbon Boiler
02-05-2013, 13:22
I'll make a write in vote for Fighting Cock at under $20 / 750 mL.

smokinjoe
02-05-2013, 13:42
Go with Old Grand Dad 114. As I like to say, "The best Pappy currently made". Heck, it may have been the best Pappy, back in the day... ;)
Grab the Old Forester Signature, too. Put it in the fridge, and drink from there. You'll love it.

stiffchainey
02-05-2013, 13:47
I love the OGD 114, as I tend to love the high proof stuff more and more, I just can't explain it. The last bottles I bought were all high proof stuff, probably the best was WT 101. Pappy van Winkle just vanished out of all the stores and shops, there is literally no more Pappy, or to ridiciolus prices. Can anybody explain this to me???

squire
02-05-2013, 14:01
I never met the gentleman (Charles Bukowski?) so cannot comment but Old Grand Dad has many adherents.

stiffchainey
02-05-2013, 14:03
Yeah, Charles Bukowski, one of my favourite writers. He mentions OGD a lot in his stories. It was the first bourbon I stumbled upon, and bought it because of the vintage outfit, and since this day I always habe a bottle at home. :cool:

squire
02-05-2013, 15:21
As well you should, I also keep a bottle or two around.