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dons
04-18-2007, 21:12
I am looking for for a super sweet bourbon with a heavy body. any recommendations?

TNbourbon
04-18-2007, 21:51
Wellers, whether 7yo Special Reserve, 107 Antique Brand, 12yo, or 'Larue' BTAC (except 2005 version) are good candidates.

camduncan
04-18-2007, 23:46
Wellers, whether 7yo Special Reserve, 107 Antique Brand, 12yo, or 'Larue' BTAC (except 2005 version) are good candidates.

Hey Tim, as a lover of sweet alcohol, I'd be interested - are any of those you mention readily available?

T47
04-18-2007, 23:56
Weller 12 was the first one that came to my mind, and I have always found Elmer T Lee to be on the sweet side as well.

nor02lei
04-19-2007, 00:19
I would like to ad Heaven Hill 10 years BIB (rye-recipe) and Old Fitzgerald BIB (wheat recipe) from the same distillery. They may not be among the best sweet stile bourbons but they are both very cheap and a good value for the buck.

Leif

jeff
04-19-2007, 02:17
Fighting Cock.

ggilbertva
04-19-2007, 05:38
I would second ETL. I would also include VW Lot B.

Gillman
04-19-2007, 06:19
Rock Hill Farms.

Gary

DemeraraDrinker
04-19-2007, 10:16
Weller, definitely. It was too sweet for me. This was the plain jane white label.

As a corollary, one of the driest I've ever had (though it's not bourbon-it's Tennessee Whisky) is Dickel 12.

BourbonJoe
04-19-2007, 10:19
:iagreejeff:
Joe :usflag:

Brennan77
04-19-2007, 12:09
For me it's Elmer T Lee.

TNbourbon
04-19-2007, 16:11
Hey Tim, as a lover of sweet alcohol, I'd be interested - are any of those you mention readily available?

Yeah, Cam -- all I have to do is walk to the other room!:grin:

Seriously, with the exception of the once-annual, barrel-proof Weller, the others are pretty standard fare around here (well, I DO have to go to KY to get the 12yo, but I make that trip several times a year, anyway).

By the way, I'd also agree with Jeff's Fighting Cock suggestion -- I refer to it as 'bourbon syrup'.

BrbnBorderline
04-19-2007, 17:58
Fighting Cock or Bulleit

ratcheer
04-19-2007, 18:38
I would say either Bulleit, which I hated, or (this will do you no good) Woodford Reserve from about five years ago, which I loved. I called the WR "candy".

Tim

pepcycle
04-20-2007, 10:47
Jim Beam Black is the sweetest bourbon I've ever tasted, but its balance is off, which detracts from being a great whiskey.

Old Lamplighter
04-20-2007, 11:21
For me it's Elmer T Lee.

Same here.....ETL.

jburlowski
04-20-2007, 12:26
Ditto on the ETL...

CrispyCritter
04-20-2007, 20:42
I'd go with both ETL and Weller 12. Others in the ballpark would include Weller 7/107, Old Fitz BIB, and VG90.

mrt
04-21-2007, 12:51
Among my very limited alternatives, I find ET and JBB sweeter than others.

nor02lei
04-21-2007, 13:08
I did pop open a bourbon I havenít tasted before last night. OFBB spring 1990-2003. That defiantly was one of the sweetest bourbons I have ever tasted and also one of the better ones.

Leif

Empty Glass
04-21-2007, 14:10
ETL and Classic Cask 18 could have come from the same sweet barrel.

Jazzhead
04-21-2007, 18:22
Dickel No. 12 is sweeter than any bourbon, IMO. All corn 'n Chocks, I love the stuff!

Edward_call_me_Ed
04-22-2007, 04:34
Sweet as the Wellers I have had have been, the Weller 12 tasted like cotton candy when I first opened it, I have to cast my vote for ETL.

Ed

Ambernecter
04-22-2007, 06:37
ETL as well - but in a very good way. One of my top picks.

VG has a very sweet liquor taste, that again, I really like. Those are the two sweetest I remember tasting.

NorCalBoozer
04-24-2007, 17:15
For me it was the one bottle of Woodford Reserve I had. It had a very powerful sweet brown sugar taste that I didn't like too much.

On the positive side, Lot B, ETL, Weller Centennial.