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Grain Belt
04-23-2013, 20:05
I am sitting here drinking a Cabin Still on the rocks. I am enjoying it just fine. Is there something wrong with me? I have enjoyed some of the finest high end bourbon in the world, yet I always still enjoy the bottom shelfers. I have grown to believe my palate feels that there is no such thing as a bad bourbon. Some are just better than others. I may also be a little drunk. Feel free to discuss.

BFerguson
04-23-2013, 20:09
Nope you have company, maybe a MN thing?

Sitting here with some VOB BIB for the night, was eyeing some WSR 7yr, earlier, but decided not to open one.

Need to pick up another VROHH 8yr, last one ran dry not long ago.

Nothing wrong with them at all.

B

squire
04-23-2013, 20:14
Nothing at all wrong with enjoying good whisky and since it's a daily commodity around our house I see no reason to pay more than necessary.

black mamba
04-23-2013, 22:19
I always like to try new things, but truth be told, if I was "stuck" with only HHW BIB the rest of my life, I'd be pretty happy.

squire
04-23-2013, 22:47
When it comes to Bourbon I drink two brands, Barton and Grand Dad, almost exclusively. I could easily drink other brands, have tried most of them all over the years, but choose to stay with these two favorites.

Richnimrod
04-24-2013, 06:12
I am sitting here drinking a Cabin Still on the rocks. I am enjoying it just fine. Is there something wrong with me? I have enjoyed some of the finest high end bourbon in the world, yet I always still enjoy the bottom shelfers. I have grown to believe my palate feels that there is no such thing as a bad bourbon. Some are just better than others. I may also be a little drunk. Feel free to discuss.
I don't disagree with you Grain Belt. I'm not a Cabin Still fan, nor any of the offerings from Dickel, but almost any of the lower shelf Bourbons I've tried do hit me right, at least on some occasions. If it tastes OK to you, then DRINK IT whenever you wish to do so. ... Hey; the enjoyment of the lower shelfers is a blessing, eh? :rolleyes:

Josh
04-24-2013, 07:48
Ain't nothing wrong with liking what you like!

Lazer
04-24-2013, 08:05
Nope, you're the normal one. The people that aren't normal are the people that associate high price with high quality. We all know that this is false.

Flyfish
04-24-2013, 09:14
I am sitting here drinking a Cabin Still on the rocks....I have grown to believe my palate feels that there is no such thing as a bad bourbon. Some are just better than others. I may also be a little drunk. Feel free to discuss.
Quite often I enjoy a theme to my bourbon drinking--different vintages of EWSB, different iterations from the same distiller, wheaters from HH vs. BT. Last night it was the battle of the 101s--WT vs. Old Ezra. It has been a while since I have had the WT and expected to be disappointed because of changes at the distillery. (Ain't nothin' what it used to be, you know.) But I found both of them to be quite pleasant. EO sweeter and mellower; WT spicier and more in your face. There are times when a specific bourbon disappoints. I find that it, more often than not, has improved when I come back to it later. Which leads me to believe that it's more likely that my palate is at fault than that the bourbon is deficient. There may be some truly awful stuff out there but I am inclined to believe that, with bourbon, there are just varying degrees of good.
There is also the 2 o'clock rule: When the bar is fixin' to close, all the women are beautiful. Or, drink enough of it and everything starts to taste good.

squire
04-24-2013, 09:15
Quite so, the whisky coming out of the still is exactly the same quality whether it is aged for 2 years or 12. The two will have different characteristics of course, and the older one will cost more to produce, but the quality is the same.

Brisko
04-24-2013, 09:35
I am sitting here drinking a Cabin Still on the rocks. I am enjoying it just fine. Is there something wrong with me? I have enjoyed some of the finest high end bourbon in the world, yet I always still enjoy the bottom shelfers. I have grown to believe my palate feels that there is no such thing as a bad bourbon. Some are just better than others. I may also be a little drunk. Feel free to discuss.
Nothing wrong with you, and I agree completely.

Nope you have company, maybe a MN thing?

Maybe :lol:


Nothing at all wrong with enjoying good whisky and since it's a daily commodity around our house I see no reason to pay more than necessary.
Amen.

ratcheer
04-25-2013, 06:24
I am sitting here drinking a Cabin Still on the rocks. I am enjoying it just fine. Is there something wrong with me? I have enjoyed some of the finest high end bourbon in the world, yet I always still enjoy the bottom shelfers. I have grown to believe my palate feels that there is no such thing as a bad bourbon. Some are just better than others. I may also be a little drunk. Feel free to discuss.

There was an old Gaelic quote I read in Playboy about 45 years ago. I cannot reproduce the original language, but the translation was, "There's whiskey, and there's good whiskey, but there's no bad whiskey."

Tim

squire
04-25-2013, 08:58
There's another one somewhere to the effect that good whisky makes good company.

bllygthrd
04-25-2013, 16:26
"There's whiskey, and there's good whiskey, but there's no bad whiskey."

Tim

Agree! Got home from work and poured myself three fingers of AA 80 proof ... right now, this minute, its the best damn bourbon in the world!

deathevocation
04-28-2013, 06:05
This thread made me question my judgement and pull out my bottle of Cabin Still. I had been enjoying EW Black, so my palate was not dominated by a big whisky. Poured a glass of Cabin Still and yep, as I remembered..........no taste whatsoever!

It's Heaven Hill right? Surely the bottom of the barrel product?

Danger
04-28-2013, 07:51
Drinking what you like? It's hard to see what's wrong with you for that.


When it comes to Bourbon I drink two brands, Barton and Grand Dad, almost exclusively. I could easily drink other brands, have tried most of them all over the years, but choose to stay with these two favorites.
But variety is the spice of life, no?


There was an old Gaelic quote I read in Playboy about 45 years ago. I cannot reproduce the original language, but the translation was, "There's whiskey, and there's good whiskey, but there's no bad whiskey."
Awesome.

PaulO
04-28-2013, 09:03
There's nothing wrong with liking Cabin Still. When I tried it for the first time, I noticed a flavor like butterscotch life saver candy that jumped out at me. That was a number of years ago. I still detected that taste in later bottlings, but way in the background.

Special Reserve
04-28-2013, 10:16
Nothing wrong, too take a lower shelf at times.

black mamba
04-28-2013, 18:42
I'm drinking my lower shelf, high rye blend tonight of 4RYL and OGD BIB. Costs $14 a fifth and tastes an awful lot like ETL, which is twice the price.

It pays to experiment.

Flyfish
04-29-2013, 10:16
I'm drinking my lower shelf, high rye blend tonight of 4RYL and OGD BIB. Costs $14 a fifth and tastes an awful lot like ETL, which is twice the price.

It pays to experiment.

Is that a 50/50 vatting? Or should I just experiment?
Love ETL. At half the price I love it twice as much. Plus, I can get 4RYL & OGD locally. No ETL around here.

Alden
04-29-2013, 15:46
I'm finding there is a lot of lower shelf and middle shelf that is excellent.

Old Forester 86 proof tastes an awful lot like Woodford Reserve to me.

black mamba
04-29-2013, 21:52
Yes, Flyfish, 50/50 on the YL and OGD BIB.