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TimmyBoston
09-09-2006, 04:33
Some of the posts on another thread got me thinking. What are some of your favorite bourbons compared with their costs? Also, what are some of your least favorite bourbons for the cost?

I'd say my favorite for the money is Weller 12, I can get it for $17 and I thinks it's really great. While on the other hand, I think Hirsch 16 is fantastic, but in my area it's $100, it's wonderful, yes, but I don't know if it's worth 100 bucks. (I do have a bottle through:cool: ).
Many people have seen my complaints about Bulleit, in my area, it's $30, nowhere worth the cost, IMO. IMO Buffalo Trace has some of the mild attributes of Bulliet, but I like the BT much better and it's half the price.

DrinkyBanjo
09-09-2006, 06:23
I would agree with you Weller 12 is probably the best bang for the buck. I think it's one of the greats and it's a big bonus that it is under $20. Too bad I have to order it online.

T47
09-09-2006, 11:17
I guess if availability and price were not a factor, I would drink a lot of Stagg and Bookers. I love those bottles and the flavor just hits me perfect. But since I can't get Stagg out here in WA. and Bookers is $53.00 that creates some problems for that plan...but in a perfect world, those two bottles provide excellent flavor and enjoyment...if only I made a little more $$$ I would say they were worth it all the time!
WT 101 is a great bottle, and it sells for $22.95 (This month we can get it for $20.95!) and I know it is a great flavorful pour. EC 12 seems to get poor comments here more often than not, but I enjoy the flavor and at $18.45 its not bad. Both the WT 101 and EC 12 are in almost all our State run liquor stores.
Weller 12 is a nice bottle for $20.25 but is almost impossible to find in WA. It does show up at a couple stores, but it's hit or miss, as is Buffalo Trace, which we can get for $20.40.
I guess my favorite pour when it comes to flavor and price would be OGD 114 at $24.95. It too is not readily available in our stores, but if I am willing to drive to the Big City I can usually pick up a bottle.
As far as disappointments. For me Makers is somewhat bland and at $23.95 I would rather get any of the above bottles. And then I bought a bottle of Ancient Age to see if for the price $13.45 it might be a nice pour, but I find it so bland that I would rather spend the money on good beer than waste it on bad Bourbon.
I have so many bottles left to open...this could all change...

FlashPuppy
09-09-2006, 11:31
I am becoming more and more of a Wt101 believer evryday. The stuff gets better with every bottle I buy.

cowdery
09-09-2006, 12:04
The Rittenhouse Rye BIB, at $12 for 750 ml, is a great value but even better is Very Old Barton BIB, at $21 for a 1.75 L. The people of Kentucky don't know how lucky they are.

TnSquire
09-09-2006, 12:55
Ancient Ancient Age, Old Charter 12yo top my list of bang for the buck.

nor02lei
09-09-2006, 15:54
My favourite in the Ētaste per buckĒ division that we call it is Sweden have been the older version WT 101 with the 8 years statement closely followed by Rittenhouse 10 for at least a couple of years. However not anymore. In the middle of one of the warmest summers we ever had in Sweden I did taste the Europe version of WT 12. Thatís my new taste per buck favourite. Very sweet and floral taste. Totally different taste profile compared to the limited edition split label version.

Leif

gothbat
09-09-2006, 20:46
Fighting Cock 103 is a pretty good value. Itís $17.99 a bottle by me but itís probably cheaper most places since the price was always $15.99 before the store by me stopped stocking it and I asked them to order it again. At either price it's well worth buying. As for not such a good value Iím going to say Black Maple Hill 14. Donít get me wrong, itís a good bourbon but itís not worth $65 imo. There are other top shelf bourbons out there that cost less that I would have purchased instead. Despite this opinion I still want to try the 21 year old, I have a thing for really old bourbon.

Gillman
09-09-2006, 21:16
VOB, absolutely. I like the 90 proof and sometimes the 86 proof. (They taste a little different to me each time and I won't turn down the BIB :)).

Gary

mythrenegade
09-10-2006, 19:11
Best bang for the buck: Eagle Rare 10 year old. Hands down my favorite bourbon, and I can get it for $20 a bottle...

Least bang for the buck: Woodford Reserve. $26 at Trader Joe's, bland pour with little complexity. Nice bottle though...

Joel

scopenut
09-10-2006, 19:21
Best bang for the buck: Eagle Rare 10 year old. Hands down my favorite bourbon, and I can get it for $20 a bottle...

Joel

I agree. Eagle Rare 10YO for $20 is the best bourbon/dollar in my area (South Florida).

Nebraska
09-10-2006, 20:01
I still like VG 90 and for here the price is right.

Edward_call_me_Ed
09-11-2006, 04:04
I agree. Eagle Rare 10YO for $20 is the best bourbon/dollar in my area (South Florida).

It is expensive here. I have only had one bottle. I still have 5 or 6 bottles of the ER 101 10 year old in the bunker so I won't be getting to know this one anytime soon.

My Best Bang is not available in the States, Evan William's 12 year old 100 proof at 1,780 yen, 15 bucks or so. It is a stellar bourbon, I would buy it at twice the price.
Ed

darkluna
09-11-2006, 09:12
The Rittenhouse Rye BIB, at $12 for 750 ml, is a great value but even better is Very Old Barton BIB, at $21 for a 1.75 L. The people of Kentucky don't know how lucky they are.

I have to agree 100% on the Rittenhouse. I actually feel a little guilty enjoying this one so much at it's price-point. I guess I've been brainwashed into thinking that more expensive = better.

smokinjoe
09-11-2006, 09:22
Heaven Hill's Very Rare Old 10 yr is an awesome bourbon for $11. I'll probably pick up several this week in Kentucky. Also, the plain Ezra Brooks is mighty tasty for under $16 for a 1.75.

JOE

chasking
09-11-2006, 09:37
I'll give another plug for the Rittenhouse BIB. Old Fitz BIB is pretty cheap around here and pretty good whiskey. While it's not really cheap, quality-for-dollar I'd have to say Elmer T. Lee. It's usually in the low twenties here, and it's possibly my favorite bourbon, bar none.

MikeK
09-11-2006, 10:23
Heaven Hill BIB's - 6yo at $7 and especially the 10yo at $11
Old Fitz 1849 8yo if you can still find one - $16

Old Charter 12yo at $15 is way better than the 13yo at $34

Mellow Corn BIB at $9

cas
09-11-2006, 10:25
I have to agree 100% on the Rittenhouse. I actually feel a little guilty enjoying this one so much at it's price-point. I guess I've been brainwashed into thinking that more expensive = better.

I just picked up my first bottle of the Rittenhouse. It was 12.99 and is excellent.
Craig

BobA
09-11-2006, 13:45
Most of my "bang for the buck" whiskies have been mentioned, led by OGD 114 ($23). Old Charter 12 ($18) and VOB 90 ($9) are there too. The Eagle Rare 10 yr. 101 at $20 was terrific as well.

My disappointments have been anything with "Elijah" in the name, and Woodford Reserve.

Bob

CrispyCritter
09-11-2006, 20:50
I'll second, or third, or fourth the Rittenhouse BIB. :drink: :fish2:

WT101 (bourbon or rye), Old Fitz BIB also, along with OGD 114 and BIB, Weller 12 and Antique, Dickel #12, AAA 10yo... and let's not forget Buffalo Trace.

Big Chipper
09-12-2006, 07:45
ETL at $20
ER SB at $20
Weller Antique at $16
OGD 114 at $22
BT at $20
OC 12 at $17