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brewcrew
05-16-2005, 07:09
My father in law's birthday is coming up and I was going to get him a bottle of bourbon. He likes to drink Maker's and Knob Creek neat. I turned him on to bourbon about a year ago but he hasn't ventured past his two regular pours.

I was looking to spend under $35. I have become a big fan of Buffalo Trace but was thinking maybe ORVW 10 yr 107 proof might fit his tastes more. I have tried the ORVW 15 but not the 10. Any suggestions?

Ken Weber
05-16-2005, 07:19
Coming from a purely commercial point of view, I believe that any Van Winkle bourbon is a good choice. I like to taste Buffalo Trace against Knob Creek. I also like to compare Maker's to Weller 12 or Weller Special Reserve.

Ken

miller542
05-16-2005, 10:12
Weller 12 or Weller Special Reserve.




or Eagle Rare Single Barrel

halpap
05-16-2005, 10:52
Try the Evan Williams Single Barrel

lakegz
05-16-2005, 10:58
I'd take him on a different route and buy him a Rare Breed.

bobbyc
05-16-2005, 13:18
I'd take him on a different route and buy him a Rare Breed.




If I were to do that I'd say get him a Russells Reserve at 101 proof while it is still available.

brewcrew
05-18-2005, 07:28
Thanks for all the suggestions. I received a 15% off all spirits coupon in the mail from Binny's so I stopped in last night and picked up Ancient Age 10yr, Eagle Rare SB, EC 12yr, OGD 114, Weller 12yr and Russell Reserve 101. I guess he will end up with the 1 bottle that makes it to his b-day unopened. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif