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straightwhiskeyruffneck
10-12-2006, 00:06
i really dont mean to sound like a survey here, but i really cant believe this one aint on sb.com. suppose i drink more evan williams single barrel, old gran dad BIB, knob creek and wild turkey 101 than anything else. although i really like elijah craig 12 and 18. also WT rare breed. kind of a long list, but i usually got most of these opened up in the cabinet.

Pappy's Friend
10-12-2006, 06:46
I mostly drink Pappy's 20-year. I also have a bottle of each of the following:

EC 18 Year
Booker's
Maker's Mark
Black Maple Hill 14-year
Vintage 21- year
Pappy's 23-year
BT Experimental French Oaked
BT Experimental Double Barrelled
BT Experimental FireboxI haven't opened the BT Experimentals yet. I like all the others!

Nebraska
10-12-2006, 09:27
I currently have about 59 open right now.

I reach for these the on a repeated basis (the most):

Rittenhouse Rye 100 BIB
OGD BIB 100
VWFRR lot"H"
AAA 10yo

These are not generally speaking my favorites. I like all of them very much. This type of list for me is based on, a. How much do I have bunked, b. How available is it (can it be easily replaced), c. Do I have an over all liking for this product.

barturtle
10-12-2006, 10:01
I try to keep my open bottles to a half dozen or so (but this tends to rise and fall) There is almost always a bottle of VROHH 10yo and some bottling of OC as well as a rye (currently Saz Jr). There's always a wheater too. These may not always be the fastest to be emptied in the stash, but they're always there.

JDutton
10-12-2006, 10:35
I'm fairly new to bourbon, but have a few open bottles at the moment:
I drink WT101 the most (usually mixed). On the rocks I usually choose Evan Williams SB 95. I also currently have open bottles of WT Rare Breed, Buffalo Trace and my newest acquisition, EC 18.

scopenut
10-12-2006, 12:16
The ones I drink the most are the ones I enjoy the most:

Pappy's 15
Pappy's 20
Pappy's 10/107 (notice a trend here?)
Hirsch 16
RR 101
ER 10yr SB

-Kevin

EricABQ
10-12-2006, 12:29
I've consumed more Russell's Reserve (101 and 90) than any other bourbon.

smokinjoe
10-12-2006, 13:30
To me, variety is the spice of life. So, I have dozens of bottles open, and I go to nearly all of them with regularity. Right now, the most hittable would be the Very Rare Old Heaven Hill 10yr. and the Very Old Barton 100.
JOE

BobA
10-12-2006, 14:43
I've got a bunch open, but would guess that I drink more OGD 114 than anything else.

Bob

gothbat
10-12-2006, 15:28
Most often I drink Fighting Cock 103 or Wild Turkey 101. There is almost always a bottle of either of those in my stash and Iíve probably consumed more Fighting Cock 103 than any other spirit. On the weekends I typically go for the top shelf stuff but I keep it pretty varied so that these bottles are around to be enjoyed for a while.

ThomasH
10-12-2006, 16:23
I am definitely a WT person, be it RR101, Rare breed, Kentucky Spirit etc. as long as it is 101 or higher it works for me. I have near 100 bourbons and almost all are open. I also like all of the BT brands and drink them regularly also!

jburlowski
10-12-2006, 20:48
Like many of us here, a fairly wide variety open at any one time. Which ones drank most often? Or, put another way, the "go to" pour? Probably ETL or one of the Wellers....

SBOmarc
10-12-2006, 20:54
I refuse to choose.

FlashPuppy
10-12-2006, 21:52
Almost everything I have (one of each that is) is open, but my ol' reliable drink is WT101. No matter how much nice stuff I have open, I seem to crave the 101 all the time.

ProofPositive
10-12-2006, 22:03
I try to keep my open bottles to a half dozen or so (but this tends to rise and fall)

My sentiments exactly although right now I probably have 10-12 open. My steady companion more than any others is Blanton's followed very, very closely by ETL. At present, both of them are local retailer select barrels which I very much enjoy. A fantastic program offered by BT and one I hope they continue to offer to retailers.

As for what I 'would' consume the most if I kept it on hand, that would be WTRB hands down. However, due to my inability to know when to stop when I open a bottle of RB and having suffered the effects of over indulgence on too many 'next days', I no longer keep it on hand on a regular basis. Some things in life are just too good to enjoy too often!

CrispyCritter
10-12-2006, 22:50
Hmmmmmmmmmm. I tend to favor variety overall, but there are some definite favorites. Van Winkle bourbons and ryes (damn, I wish VWFRR would reappear here!), Rittenhouse BIB rye, BT, ETL, Stagg (need I say more?), various Wellers, WT, Old Fitzgerald BIB, Sazerac Jr. or 18yo, Beam Black... wow, there are a lot of tasty bourbons and ryes out there!

cowdery
10-13-2006, 00:47
I probably have six to ten bottles open at any given time and drink among them, opening new ones as old ones are finished. But as I think about it, both Very Old Barton BIB and Rittenhouse Rye BIB are almost always in the mix, and there will always be at least one wheater.

I'm not counting the bottles I have open but pushed to the back of the cabinet because they're so awful.

Also, I have a quibble with the grammar of the subject line. Shouldn't it be, "bourbon most often drinked"? (Pronounced "drink-ed.")

Edward_call_me_Ed
10-13-2006, 02:03
Also, I have a quibble with the grammar of the subject line. Shouldn't it be, "bourbon most often drinked"? (Pronounced "drink-ed.")

Bourbon most often drunk. I would really prefer Bourbon drunk most often.
Or, if I am honest, Bourbon I get drunk on most often!

Ed

Edward_call_me_Ed
10-13-2006, 02:26
To answer your question, it is hard to say, I go in cycles. A half a dozen bottles will be my clear favorite for a while. Then I won't drink those for a while and another three or four will claim my allegiance. I have well over 100 bottles open. Some of them are open because I don't want to throw them out, but aren't really in the rotation. I just don't want to drink them. Most, however, are just waiting for me to be in the mood for them again.

I do have a way to determine what I value over the long haul. I have a bunch of 200 ml bottles that once contained I. W. Harper Gold Label. I have washed them and removed the labels. I then fill them with my favorites. I do that so that I can grab a plastic case with five bottles of the good stuff as I head out the door to a party where I will have to choose between beer and a crap Japanese blend whiskey. I used to use a flask, but found that I was always washing my flask out so I could fill it with a different bourbon. Now I just fill it with the same bourbon, no washing.

Here are the bottles I have thus filled.

In no particular order:
Eagle Rare 101 10 year old
Booker's
Elmer T. Lee
Old Grand Dad 114
Elijah Craig 12 year old
Wild Turkey 8 year old
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Evan William's 12 year old
I. W. Harper Gold Label is in the mix too.
I also have a bottle for Manhattan mix.

I also have a couple of other bottles for nonbourbon spirits.

Ed

Nebraska
10-13-2006, 15:38
I am impressed Ed, not surprised but impressed (100 bottles).

By the way, I made a few calls and am trying to get some fun pours lined up for us when you get here. I'm hoping I can get it together, otherwise I'll do a few others we can fall back on. Looking forward to meeting you. PM me when you know your dates.

Nebraska
10-13-2006, 15:39
P.S. When are gonna change your location description to: Japan (Nebraskan):grin:

RedVette
10-13-2006, 16:29
As with the others here, I tend to go through a rotation, and like some I have a rule, that if it is in my cabinet, it is open. I do know that if Buffalo Trace were available in Oklahoma it would easily be my most consumed. Whenever I have a bottle around it is my go-to brand, ditto for Sam Houston, if it is around I drink it.

I fly United Airlines a lot so when I travel Jim Beam Black, unless I am on Delta then it is Woodford. My country club has four or five Bourbon's on the shelf, WTRB being the go-to of those.

At home, available in OK, OGD BIB has to be the most consumed Bourbon...this year.

Edward_call_me_Ed
10-14-2006, 07:41
P.S. When are gonna change your location description to: Japan (Nebraskan):grin:

When the Bugeaters are national champs again!

E

robbyvirus
10-14-2006, 19:26
I've probably got about 30 bottles open, but my most-frequent "go to" pour is probably Weller 12 yo.

mrt
10-15-2006, 12:00
Many bourbon brands mentioned on SB aren't available here, at least I haven't seen them on the shelves, yet. Among the available ones, the two that I drink most often are Jim Beam Black and Early Times.

I hope to see a wider variety of brands here in the future...

reg
10-16-2006, 12:24
Ezra Brooks 90 proof. add Buffalo Rock Golden Ginger Ale. one of the best things about living in Alabama is we got the mixxer.

ratcheer
10-16-2006, 19:36
You got it, reg.

Tim

Jazzhead
10-16-2006, 22:08
The pours that never get old, and are never less than excellent, are Dickel No. 12 and Russell's Reserve 101. They have that elusive quality that Budweiser coined - drinkability.

cowdery
10-17-2006, 02:34
Oh no, now we need a ginger ale taste off. Which is better with bourbon, Alabama's Buffalo Rock Golden or Kentucky's Ale-8-One?

Any other contenders?

ratcheer
10-17-2006, 18:04
I have it in my mind that they might be similar, Chuck. But, I have nothing to base that on except both originated in the south, so they may be formulated to satisfy similar tastes.

Buffalo Rock is quite dark, but not nearly so dark as Coca Cola. It has a very strong, spicy flavor. Little kids will not drink it, they say it is too "hot".

Tim

Gillman
10-17-2006, 18:49
Why, good old Vernor's from Detroit (or it was originally)! Its fame has reached Toronto where it was a quasi-local favourite for generations and still is amongst the older set (and maybe the younger for all I know).

And who can forget the grandaddy - Canada Dry? A brand so famous there was even at one point a bourbon line extension. :)

Gary

TNbourbon
10-17-2006, 20:43
...And who can forget the grandaddy - Canada Dry? A brand so famous there was even at one point a bourbon line extension. :)

Gary

And a country was named after it, too!:bigeyes:

cowdery
10-18-2006, 14:34
I have it in my mind that they might be similar, Chuck. But, I have nothing to base that on except both originated in the south, so they may be formulated to satisfy similar tastes.

Buffalo Rock is quite dark, but not nearly so dark as Coca Cola. It has a very strong, spicy flavor. Little kids will not drink it, they say it is too "hot".

Tim

Sounds very different. Ale-8-One is on the mild side even relative to mainstream ginger ales.

TimmyBoston
10-19-2006, 03:39
Lot B, one of my favorites and it's a little pricey, but not too bad.

CrispyCritter
10-21-2006, 01:43
Although Vernor's has made an appearance in Chicagoland once in a while, Michigan is its stronghold. I've seen it almost anywhere in Michigan that I've been. It's good stuff, though, with a strong ginger bite.

smokinjoe
10-27-2006, 16:16
Grampa used to bring Vernor's to us from Cleveland when they used to visit when I was a kid. I have absolutely loved the stuff since. Luckily they carry it here in Atlanta. Warning though! Wait till the bubbles die down after pouring before you breath in the aroma. It's a tickler and will make you sneeze!

Also, I find it totally different than Ale-8-One. Introduced to this over the Summer, and I really liked it.

JOE

Geo
10-27-2006, 16:46
For me its:

Old Weller Antique 107 most of the time
Buffalo Trace
George T Stagg (When its in stock)
Old Grand Dad 114
Pappy Van Winkle 10 yr
Pappy Van Winkle 15 yr
Wild Turkey 101
Old Weller 12yr
Blanton's
Booker's

These are my stand by's that I really like and will go buy anytime.
Others that I have tried and dont care for:

Woodford Reserve
Old Ezra 12yr
1792 Ridgemont Reserve
Knob Creek
Basil Hayden
Bakers
Fighting Cock
Old Grand Dad BIB
Old Forester
Wild Turkey Russells Reserve
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

bigtoys
10-27-2006, 21:26
Here's my fav's, but I drink plenty of others
Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr
Pappy Van Winkle 15 yr
Eagle Rare
George T Stagg
Jefferson Reserve
Woodford Reserve
Sazerac Rye
Jack Daniels Single Barrel

melting
10-30-2006, 15:28
Like the rest of you here I seem to have quite a few bottles open at any given time. Not an outrageous amount like some I've seen, more like around 12 or so. My bottles of Wild Turkey Rye are emptied with the most amount of regularity.

Some of you guys seem to have it pretty easy, if I had as many bottles of bourbon as some I've seen I would have some serious explaining to do.

Chris

FlashPuppy
10-30-2006, 18:02
Some of you guys seem to have it pretty easy, if I had as many bottles of bourbon as some I've seen I would have some serious explaining to do.

If I don't say anything about her designer purse or MAC makeup, then she doesn't say anything about my bourbon. It's a pretty simple thing we got goin...

Nebraska
10-30-2006, 19:15
Like the rest of you here I seem to have quite a few bottles open at any given time. Not an outrageous amount like some I've seen, more like around 12 or so.


outrageous would be to have 2 of everything open.

full_proof
10-30-2006, 21:19
If I don't say anything about her designer purse or MAC makeup, then she doesn't say anything about my bourbon. It's a pretty simple thing we got goin...

Amen to that. My better-half has a closet full of clothes with the price tags still on them, so I don't get much heat from the dozen or so (and growing) bottles in my bourbon bunker.

reg
10-31-2006, 09:50
Its a local ginger ale. seems all the best are kept in regions. The best ginger ale is like top self bourbon, smooth with a kick. All those store brands, and top name brands are ok, but lack true ginger pop.

Ambernecter
10-31-2006, 17:21
Without doubt WT 101 8YO is my most consumed Bourbon. The bite, sweetness, bang for buck and spicey combo it delivers is hard to beat.

After that in no particular order it would be BT 90 proof, VW 90 + 107 proof, JB black, and WVFRR 13 YO.

RHF is my special treat and ultimate fave but I keep that for special occasions.