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lar03
01-25-2007, 08:17
I just caught myself reminiscing about when I first fell in love with good bourbon. At the time I could not afford more than about $30 for a bottle, and my wife thought it was extravagant to have more than one bottle in the house at a time. Which led me to wonder:
If you could have only one bottle of bourbon, and it had to cost less than $30, what would it be?

I am torn between BT, and EW SB, but the EWSB holds a slight edge for me.

Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I could not figure out how to search for the topic.

Jazzhead
01-25-2007, 09:35
With the discontinuation of WTRR101, which has been my favorite pour, I'd go with Old Forester BIB. If I can cheat and also pick up a bottle of Tennesee whiskey, put me down as well for a bottle of Dickel No. 12.

BobA
01-25-2007, 10:51
Some of this might vary depending upon where you live/shop. Here, the WTRR 101 went for about $28, and is the only thing I can think of that would have given me any pause in answering, back then too, OGD 114.

Bob

Big Chipper
01-25-2007, 11:07
Orvw 10/107

JDutton
01-25-2007, 13:07
I'd agree with Big Chipper, but since I can't get ORVW 10/107 around here, I'll go with ERSB.

Jeff

Sweetmeats
01-25-2007, 13:56
I'm a broken record. Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel.

barturtle
01-25-2007, 15:50
Old Charter 13yo $24...put away that extra $6 every time and save up for a nicer bottle.

EricABQ
01-25-2007, 16:51
At under $30, for me it would come down to either Knob Creek or RR90.

ILLfarmboy
01-25-2007, 17:10
WT 101, mostly because WTRR 101 is no longer available and even on sale WT RB is just over 30 dollars.

SBOmarc
01-25-2007, 18:11
WT Rare Breed, counting myself fortunate that it prices out at just under $30 with tax in my neck of the woods.

IronHead
01-25-2007, 18:15
Elmer T. Lee

Grain Brain
01-25-2007, 18:24
Mine wouldn't even be a bourbon, it'd be WT rye hands down.

straightwhiskeyruffneck
01-25-2007, 18:41
cant decide between old grandad 114 and rarebreed! guess i'd hide one of em' in the garage.

luv2hunt
01-25-2007, 20:33
If you could have only one bottle of bourbon, and it had to cost less than $30, what would it be?

I guess I'd quit "sipping" bourbon and stick with my Bacardi and Diet Coke! It makes me happy!! :blush: :blush: :blush:

Dawn

cowdery
01-25-2007, 21:01
I can't decide. Either Evan Williams Single Barrel or Weller 12, or maybe Four Roses Single Barrel.

lar03
01-25-2007, 23:47
cant decide between old grandad 114 and rarebreed! guess i'd hide one of em' in the garage.

It's interesting that you say that, because that's exactly what I did.

HighTower
01-26-2007, 00:02
cant decide between old grandad 114 and rarebreed! guess i'd hide one of em' in the garage.

It's interesting that you say that, because that's exactly what I did.

Just when I thought I was alone....................:lol:


Scott

Old Lamplighter
01-26-2007, 22:26
Eagle Rare Single Barrel - that is, if I can find a good one that is part of BT's retailer barrel selection program.....something not as easy to do as it sounds. It has been my good fortune and experience to find a few - and the contents have actually been 12-14 YO instead of around 10 years.

If not, then it is an easy choice for me - OGD 114.

jburlowski
01-27-2007, 08:43
ETL or OCPR or Weller Centennial

jeff
01-27-2007, 13:07
Easy, Weller 12! :yum:

FlashPuppy
01-27-2007, 19:36
Easy, Weller 12! :yum:


As long as it one of the four BOTY's.....

CrispyCritter
01-27-2007, 19:59
At Chicago prices, it would be one of:

Sazerac Jr. Rye
WT Rye
Weller 12/90
Weller 7/107
OGD 114
ETLNaaaaah, one bottle is too few! Really, there are a whole lot of sub-$30, and even sub-$20 bottles that are Good Stuff. I could add AAA 10 year, Jim Beam Black, Old Fitzgerald BIB, George Dickel #12 (Tennessee), Rittenhouse BIB Rye, standard WT 101, OGD BIB, ERSB 10... you get the picture.

fitzharry
01-29-2007, 06:26
I would definitely have to say that my choice is Old Grand-Dad 114...or ORVW 10/107.

EvanB
02-27-2007, 08:22
Hands down...Makers Mark

Father&Son
02-27-2007, 10:54
Booker's (...or two bottles of Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel for the same price! :grin: )

SBOmarc
02-27-2007, 17:37
ETL and it was a tough choice!

Ubertaster
02-28-2007, 06:51
At this point in my tasting carrier I would choose Saz Jr.

bj

mozilla
02-28-2007, 12:50
My choice for the rye category: Wild Turkey
" ........" bourbon: Ridgemont Reserve 1792

BourbonJoe
03-02-2007, 09:22
Four Roses Single Barrel or the Small Batch.
Joe :usflag:

tmas
03-02-2007, 22:29
ORVW 10yr 107. A grand bourbon, and the label is fun to contemplate after a couple of rounds. Tom V

ratcheer
03-03-2007, 11:46
Elmer T. Lee

Tim

Picker22
03-06-2007, 16:31
Right now, EW SB. I still have lots more to try though.......