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fogfrog
12-24-2005, 10:36
My reintroduction to the world of Bourbon came when I was travelling for work, went to KY and passed by the State Store. I thought it made sense to sample something from the State.

So viewing the Pints, I ended up picking the Jim Beam 7YO. At the hotel, I put it on cracked ice and found it to be quite awesome. It was very sweet in my opinion.

Now I figure I am going to get another bottle of that because as far as I can tell that 7YO White Label is the sweetest stuff around.

Can someone tell me are there other sweet bourbons? I have been drinking the heaven hill bourbons such as Elijah Craig and Evan Williams and do not find them sweet, nor do I find Jim Beam Black to be 'sweet'.

What are the sweetest bourbons?

Thanks,

Paul Cote

Joe_Blowe
12-24-2005, 12:01
Search function to the rescue!!

http://www.straightbourbon.comhttp://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/44220/an/page/page//vc/1

fogfrog
12-24-2005, 13:38
OK I read the posts, thanks a lot! I was considering the Old Fitzgerald and they only have the low end stuff here at my liquor store but it is cheap. Like 17 a half gallon or something. The selection here is not horrible but not great either considering I am going to a more or less liquor supermarket.

It does look like when I got that EWSB1995 gift set two nights ago, there was a run on it... None left today.

Well, I bought me a 7YO Jim Beam and I'm doing the comparison with the Jim Beam Black.

Because of the holiday they have a greeter at the door and he is giving out presents. I got a Sam Adams bottle opener, he dropped another and I picked it up for someone at work. Then he told me to take a box when I went in. It was a really nice MADE IN USA MAG LITE with Early Times logo on it.

Not bad for free.

So I guess its my favorite liquor store now.

ratcheer
12-24-2005, 19:40
Elmer T. Lee.

Woodford Reserve used to be pretty sweet, but I haven't had any for a while.

Tim

lakegz
12-24-2005, 21:03
i find OGD 114 to be an extremely sweet and brown sugar-themed bourbon.

fogfrog
12-25-2005, 07:54
I don't see Elmer T. Lee around here in KS much. Will be going to MO in January and will look out there. The Woodford seems pretty common here though. Thanks!

jspero
01-04-2006, 10:34
I have to agree that Elmer T Lee is the sweetest I've tasted so far. A close second would be Weller 12 year old.

Jay