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    Help With A Gift

    I want to give a holiday gift to a person who controls my grad school grant. He is a good guy and I know he likes Bourbon (I asked). In fact he told me he likes Rye Bourbon. I want to spend about $30 tops. What are your suggestions? A local booze retailer is selling Beam black for $28 per 1.75 bottle and I am thinking about that as the gift but the Rye lead (from his mouth) has made me think. I need help. What are your suggestions?

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    Re: Help With A Gift

    I would go with WT Russell Reseve Rye or Saz Jr. I am of the impression that less of a better whiskey makes a better gift than more of a cheaper whiskey.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Help With A Gift

    I'd get a 750 mL bottle as a gift. ER10 SB is a good bourbon in a nice bottle that make a nice gift. IIRC, you had access to some OCPR in the slope shoulders (Louisville) bottle, now that would make a nice statement. Of course, you may have to introduce him to this website.

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    Re: Help With A Gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    I'd get a 750 mL bottle as a gift. ER10 SB is a good bourbon in a nice bottle that make a nice gift. IIRC, you had access to some OCPR in the slope shoulders (Louisville) bottle, now that would make a nice statement. Of course, you may have to introduce him to this website.
    I like the idea of going with something you can't find anywhere else. If you were going for a rye, wouldn't the high corn of OCPR be on the other end of the spectrum?
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Help With A Gift

    I would go with more of the cheaper if it were me and make a pairing out of it! You can get WT Rye 101 and Rittenhouse BIB for about what you want to spend and then you have a reason to try them both and see which is the favorite between the 2 of you.

    Not that WT RR Rye would not be a nice gift, but for less money the WT Rye 101, I feel is a better product.

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    Re: Help With A Gift

    I like the idea of doing a "twofer" as well. I guess it really is the idea of giving a handle of whiskey that seems a bit odd to me.

    It seems a 1.75 says "Here is a bunch of stuff to get drunk on" while 2 similar ryes says "Since you like Rye, here are two to compare" and a bottle of something unique or expensive says, "Here is something you might not otherwise try"
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Help With A Gift

    I don't know. I would think one Baby Saz would be better than two. Nice bottle, good juice and memorable... To much may seem odd... a single bottle is a better gift I would think

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    Re: Help With A Gift

    Give the man what he wants! The Rittenhouse BIB is yummy, in my estimation.

    I really like the point about getting two bottles to compare, but around here you can't get two bottles of anything but swag for $30.
    Chris

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