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  1. #11
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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    The real tragedy is that Canada's socialist liquor agencies don't bring in enough genuinely different American whiskeys to give you poor folks a decent selection.
    Neither do Pennsylvania's socialist liquor agencies.
    Joe
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  2. #12
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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    Hey Joe,
    Check out the Pa. liquor control website. They list Beams new Ri 1 as Ri 1 rye bourbon, it is listed as 80 proof and is in the bourbon section. Not only are they socialists, they must be crackheads too!

    Thomas

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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    Quote Originally Posted by Treeguy View Post
    Spoke to my buddy last night, a guy with twenty-years of bourbon lifting experience, and tastes similar to miy own, and he said he had tried the WR and found it "Uh, it was ok." At $45 a bottle, I need a stronger reccomendation than that.

    Too bad, really. Was looking forward to something unusually tasty.

    The quest continues.
    I think you hit on something when you say: " Was looking forward to something unusually tasty." To me, a basic hack, when it comes to picking out bourbons in a blind tasting, WR is one that I think I'm pretty sure I could nail. Because it is "unusual". I don't think any other bourbon has anywhere near it's taste profile. And, I find it tasty, too. I like it's difference. You might, as well. Maybe, go for a mini before investing in the big bottle?

    If I could give one piece of advice to anyone contemplating trying a new bourbon, it would be this...Don't listen to what other's say regarding "Good" or "Bad" in a whiskey. It's all opinion. You, are the ultimate judge on what is good or bad, for you. And, you'll never know, unless you try.

    Cheers:
    JOE

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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    Joe,
    I cannot disagree with the wisdom of your answer. I think you hit the nail on the head. I like some Bourbons that seem to be looked down upon here but so be it. In the end it is my penny and my mouth so I will drink what I like. Still, I think the collected wisdom of this site speaks volumes and ought not to be neglected when considering a choice.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    WR is not bad whiskey, but there isn't a lot going on with it. I usually drink it if I'm on a plane, never have bought it. I did have some at a friend's awhile back, though, and found that it benefitted greatly by allowing it a lot of time in the glass, say a half hour or more. I'm not usually that patient.

    Good luck.

    Cheers!

    P.S.- I'm with MJL, and, while I have my favorites, each favorite is distinct from the others. Try everything!

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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasH View Post
    Hey Joe,
    Check out the Pa. liquor control website. They list Beams new Ri 1 as Ri 1 rye bourbon, it is listed as 80 proof and is in the bourbon section. Not only are they socialists, they must be crackheads too!

    Thomas
    I hate crackhead socialists.

    I like Woodford Reserve.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    If I ever start an alternative band, I'm going to name it "Crackhead Socialists". Catchy, don't you think?
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    Quote Originally Posted by MJL View Post
    In the end it is my penny and my mouth so I will drink what I like.

    MJL, I could not disagree with your comment either! As for Woodford Reserve by Jove I think he's got it.

    Cheer!

    Tony
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  9. #19
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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    I've said before that here is no such thing as bad whiskey, only overpriced whiskey. In my opinion almost everything Brown Forman makes falls in that category. The only drink I couldn't finish at the gala was Old Forester Birthday bourbon. The bottle was very pretty however.

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    Re: Woodford Reserve question

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    I've said before that here is no such thing as bad whiskey...
    You obviously never tried the Osco house-brand bourbon. :)

 

 

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