View Full Version : JB White the same as JC Gold

11-19-2006, 10:21
I have a question that I was going to post under the latest BOTm JB White threa, but decided not to hijack it.

Can JB White be considered to bourbon drinkers the bourbon that got them hooked on bourbon, but once they discovered all the other greats out there, stopped drinking it completely and write it off as swill? (Maybe JD even though not bourbon, rather than JB White)

A similar thing happens to tequila drinkers. Most tequila sippers got started with JC Gold or Especial. After they get into bigger and greater 100% blue agave tequilas they scuff at the JC Gold and Especial, but at the same time it is what got them on the path to finding the spirit out there.

11-19-2006, 13:05
I think that you have a very valid point there. In high school we all thought that Bud really was the King of Beers until we found out better. They probably easily outsell every other beer in America but it's more a case of marketing than anything else I believe. That and the fact that it's the cheapest beer available once you get away from the Shaffer's, Coors light etc. Give me a Sam Adams any day of the week.


11-19-2006, 18:03
Based on its price and the fact that it is the world’s best selling bourbon (or at least it’s claimed to be) it seems like a pretty logical assumption that a lot of bourbon drinkers could have started on it. In my case, no, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the answer was yes for a lot of other people solely because of the statistics.
I had been drinking bourbon for a little while when I first tried JB White and I bought it because I wanted to save a few bucks that week. I really liked my first bottle but my second, and probably last, bottle of this was probably my least favorite out of every other brand I’ve tried up to this day. (It’s still drinkable though :))

11-22-2006, 22:42
Two Fingers Gold was my equivalent, and after a sampling it a few weeks ago, I find it's still an ok drink. I've grown to appreciate Cuervo Tradicional, and Sauza Hornitos as some of the best values in Tequila.

11-22-2006, 23:04
Try El Tesoro, youll never touch Tradiotnal or 3 Fingers again!

11-23-2006, 11:10
Don Julio Blano in a simple margarita is sooo good.