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My current arsenal:
GT Stagg (newest)
William Larue Weller (newest)
Van Winkle Lot B
all with around three inches left in the bottle :-(
Elmer T Lee
Eagle Rare SB
My sentiments exactly...
Yeah, you wouldn't want to buy the Pappy 20 and drink it any other way than neat...
The seven year old is the cheapest in that line and should be widely available. For a few bucks more, you should seek out the 10 and especially 12 year old version. It's really quite good.
I've recently won six old decanter auctions on ebay (Old Cabin Still and Old Fitzgerald Prime from the late '60s early '70s). They were all excellent! As long as they're stored upright (minimal...
William LaRue Weller and Noah's Mill should be considered too....
You may want to cross the border into NC. My ABC stocks Weller Antique 107 at $16.95 and has it on sale every other month for $13.95 without fail.
Old Charter 12 year old is a sweeter bourbon that's hard not to like. Buffalo Trace is also easy to drink...as is Eagle Rare SB. While these are not wheaters, they don't have a high rye content...
I thought the white label EW was BIB, at least it is where I shop.
I used to drop a cube or two in to soften the burn a bit, but now only drink it neat. I made the switch a while back and feel I get better sensory perceptions (taste, smell, and mouthfeel) neat.
One you should definitely try is the low-end Van Winkles, Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year in either the 90 or 107 proof versions. Should be somewhere in the $22-28 range depending on proof. Excellent...
I also think Baker's is the best of the Beam small batch bourbons.
Got a bottle at the local ABC for $19.99. Very nice! I'm really enjoying this one. Pleasantly complex, without much burn. Very drinkable.
First post here! I recently finished a bottle of 1972 and have the following notes:
The bottle was fantastic...nice weight
The nose had strong wet leather and oaky smell...almost musty