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whaaa
05-11-2005, 18:39
hey guys, i'm not a bourbon connosieur myself...
but my roommate is.

its his birthday this friday and i thought i'd get him a bottle of some tasty bourbon that he might not buy on his own. any recommendations? i'd spend up to $100.

from what i've been reading about bourbon online just now, however, not many bourbons exist in the price range, if any. is spending more than $50 on a bourbon just a waste of money?

thanks for any advice,
mike

wrbriggs
05-11-2005, 18:46
If you can find George T. Stagg, that would be a wonderful gift for a bourbon lover.

Other good gifts are Blanton's, Rock Hill Farms, Pappy Van Winkle (15 or 20 year). Good luck!

whaaa
05-11-2005, 18:48
thanks i appreciate the help... as will the guy who's gift it is.

camduncan
05-11-2005, 19:08
Make sure you tell him about us (well, the site really) - new members are always welcome http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Barrel_Proof
05-11-2005, 19:23
We can give you a better idea if we know where you will be shopping.

lakegz
05-11-2005, 22:32
Its safe to go with the Pappy 15 or 20.

doc_mcCabe
05-12-2005, 05:04
If you're hellbent on spending a lot of money, why not something like a bottle of Wild Turkey Tribute signed by Jimmy Russel? Hitimewine.net has a few of these for around $100. Then again you could buy 4-5 bottles of something great for the same price! Good luck.

NeoTexan
05-12-2005, 07:16
I agree with Doc. Get a few bottles for the $100. Perhaps a rye based, a wheat based and and straight rye?

smokinjoe
05-12-2005, 08:11
Besides all the great bourbons you can choose from, you might also include Chuck Cowdery's book, <u>BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey</u>. I have given it as a gift for a bourbon lover and it was a great complement to the bottle that went along with it. Good Luck!

JOE

chasking
05-13-2005, 09:17
Chuck Cowdery's book is a great suggestion, if you can find it in time.

Another idea: Booker's is a great bourbon, and usually comes in a wooden box, suitable for gift wrapping. It's around $50.

nysquire
05-13-2005, 20:29
How about Old Forester 13yo birthday?
A very nice bourbon indeed..... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif