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    Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    I live in Ohio, and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on some good, inexpensive bourbons? I usually try to get something with more than 40% alcohol. I've tried, and really enjoy, evan williams (regular and single barrel), elija creig, old grand dad, wild turkey russel's reserve and rare breed. And a few others. I'm looking for something around or under 20 dollars, i saw old forrester 100 proof online for around this price but i haven't been able to find it this low in any stores. Any suggestions? Maybe some ofyour favorite inexpensive bourbonS?

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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJCRLS View Post
    I live in Ohio, and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on some good, inexpensive bourbons? I usually try to get something with more than 40% alcohol. I've tried, and really enjoy, evan williams (regular and single barrel), elija creig, old grand dad, wild turkey russel's reserve and rare breed. And a few others. I'm looking for something around or under 20 dollars, i saw old forrester 100 proof online for around this price but i haven't been able to find it this low in any stores. Any suggestions? Maybe some ofyour favorite inexpensive bourbonS?
    Regional variations in prices introduce some uncertainty here.

    As of 2004, when I left CA, Wild Turkey 101 was seldom more than $18. Rite-Aid often put it on sale for $12.99. Yes, $12.99. Perhaps the price there has now risen to the $22 range, as it is here in central Arizona. I don't know.

    One bourbon worth trying, if it meets your price criterion in OH, is Old Fitzgerald BIB. I've had a love/hate relationship with it, but on a good day it reminds me of 100 proof caramel corn.

    I'm not a big fan of Old Forester BIB, but many here are. Notwithstanding, a few years ago I liked it better than Woodford Reserve in a blind tasting.
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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    Anything from Heaven Hill. Their 4,6, and 10 year old BIB's range from $7 to $13 or so. Good stuff.

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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJCRLS View Post
    I live in Ohio, and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on some good, inexpensive bourbons? I usually try to get something with more than 40% alcohol. I've tried, and really enjoy, evan williams (regular and single barrel), elija creig, old grand dad, wild turkey russel's reserve and rare breed. And a few others. I'm looking for something around or under 20 dollars, i saw old forrester 100 proof online for around this price but i haven't been able to find it this low in any stores. Any suggestions? Maybe some ofyour favorite inexpensive bourbonS?
    I don't know what it runs in your area but I am very fond of Buffalo Trace. I also recommend, if you liked the Old Grand Dad, the OGD BIB. Knob Creek and Old Weller Antique 107 might also be to your liking.
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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleT View Post
    I don't know what it runs in your area but I am very fond of Buffalo Trace. I also recommend, if you liked the Old Grand Dad, the OGD BIB. Knob Creek and Old Weller Antique 107 might also be to your liking.
    Here in central Arizona Knob Creek is around $30. Here's hoping it's under $20 in Ohio, but I doubt it.

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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    OGD BIB or WT101 are my top picks in this category
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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    VOB BIB., is my favorite in that range. 11.99 in Chicago.

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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    Try J.W. Dant BiB. Dirt cheap in Kentucky and the DSP-Ky-31's are good. Or J.T.S. Brown BiB - $11.39 a liter in Kentucky and decent whiskey.
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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    What part of Ohio are you in? I'm up in Willowick in the northeast corner of the state. While Ohio doesn't have the wide selection that many other states have, there are a couple of inexpensive gems that you may want to try.

    I recommend the J.T.S. Brown Bottled in Bond (100 proof) as a great inexpensive choice in Ohio. It lists here for about 13.00 for a 750 and around 29.50 for a 1.75 (depending on the tax rate in your county). There's an 80 proof and 100 proof available here, so be sure that you grab the correct one.

    At the high end of your price scale, I recommend Buffalo Trace or Wild Turkey 101 (both are in the 21.00 ball park here).

    Unfortunately, Ohio doesn't carry the 100 proof Old Forester (only the 86 proof version).

    if you want to check stock to see who in your area carries a specific brand, you can call the Ohio Department of Liquor Control in Columbus (614-644-2515) and save yourself some driving. If you give them a county or a zip code and the product code from the link below, they can tell you which stores in your area have a specific product in stock.

    http://www.liquorcontrol.ohio.gov/do....pricelist.txt

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    Re: Inexpensive, tasty 100 proof bourbon?

    I can almost write a song:


    Wheennnn yooooouuu buy one 23 Pappy
    and ten VOBs
    That's Amortization




    Seriously, though, you can spread the overall expense if you buy one "special" bottling (say a Forester Birthday) and a few high proof high quality low price bourbons together. Just one more thing to love about the world of bourbon and rye.

 

 

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