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Borchard
03-14-2013, 09:36
I have been really enjoying my Jefferson's Presidential Select 18. I have come to appreciate the really woody nature it has. Now though, I am about 1/2 through it, and it's a little hard to find. And even when I do, it's $85-$100.
Sooo, I would like people's ideas for a "replacement" bourbon for the JPS18. Is there ANYTHING that even approximates the taste profile for less money? And by less money, I actually mean <$40?

Thanks

Brad

smknjoe
03-14-2013, 09:49
Again, I've only had the 17 which is supposed to be a little less woody, but I would say no.

Edit: If you like it that much buy as many as you can afford and drink it slower :grin:

SFS
03-14-2013, 10:27
If you like it that much buy as many as you can afford and drink it slower :grin:

Don't know how long your bottle has been open, but the extreme woodiness of my first bottle moderated drastically after a couple of months. So the "bad" news is, if you like the wood, you may actually need to drink it faster. YMMV, of course, and my experience may be bottle-specific. I have two more, but they are not yet open, so I have no additional data.

sailor22
03-14-2013, 11:18
Everything I can think of as possible substitutes is in the same price range.
You might want to try Vintage 17 or maybe even Rock Hill Farms. For my tasternator the Vintage has similar woodyness and the Rock Hill has similar mouth feel. Neither is a direct replacement and neither is cheap.

HighHorse
03-14-2013, 11:47
I have been really enjoying my Jefferson's Presidential Select 18. I have come to appreciate the really woody nature it has. Now though, I am about 1/2 through it, and it's a little hard to find. And even when I do, it's $85-$100.
Sooo, I would like people's ideas for a "replacement" bourbon for the JPS18. Is there ANYTHING that even approximates the taste profile for less money? And by less money, I actually mean <$40?

Thanks

Brad


Sooooo. You want to find a $40 replacement for a fine $90 - $120 classic? Inebriation perhaps?

bingstein
03-14-2013, 11:49
I'd just be safe and go with a PVW20 :lol:

HighInTheMtns
03-14-2013, 11:53
Woodiness for less than $40... Elijah Craig 12 maybe?

Borchard
03-14-2013, 11:53
I'd just be safe and go with a PVW20 :lol:

The only bottle I've ever had of THAT is almost gone too :-(

squire
03-14-2013, 12:01
Elijah Craig 18 yr comes closest to your age/price parameters.

smknjoe
03-14-2013, 12:04
Elijah Craig 18 yr comes closest to your age/price parameters.

Yeah, but does the taste? I haven't had EC 18 but I'd bet the taste is not close to S-W juice.

Wryguy
03-14-2013, 12:11
My vote is for a vatting. 2:1 Larceny:EC12. That'll cost ~$40, give you 1500 mL to play with instead of 750, and you'll be pleased with the results (YMMV), all courtesy of our friends at Heaven Hill. Best of luck.

HighHorse
03-14-2013, 12:11
Plus you can't get the EC18 any longer and the EC20 is as pricey, if not more so, than JP18. I have to fall back on my rural Delta roots and the old storekeeper who told me once that "you can't shine s*#t!"

You can't replace the taste of SW juice for less than $40. If somebody out there was doing it ... there wouldn't be any left!

squire
03-14-2013, 12:12
If he wants aged woody whisky for $40.00 Craig 18 is about it. If he wants the same taste he'll have to buy the same whisky.

HighInTheMtns
03-14-2013, 12:15
Yeah, but does the taste? I haven't had EC 18 but I'd bet the taste is not close to S-W juice.
I feel like the S-W profile is not necessarily what OP is after - the only flavor element he mentioned was the woodiness. More clarification Borchard?

thiemb
03-14-2013, 12:15
I'd second Vintage 17, but it's also out of production, only a little bit cheaper and a lot more difficult to find than the JPS18 at least around here. Weller 12 is probably the closest thing in the under $40 range.

drunk
03-14-2013, 12:49
I'll second the Weller 12 recommendation. That might be the same "sweet" profile you're after as well. My last bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit was extremely woody.

black mamba
03-14-2013, 14:30
If you can still find some EC 18, then vatting that with VSOF 12 would get you close.

squire
03-14-2013, 14:49
Ah, the vat trick, I never think of doing that.

Borchard
03-18-2013, 10:38
Thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I may just be SOL...