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    If you could have only one...

    Just thinking over the past few days. If I could only buy just one bottle of bourbon, what would it be. I have been considering price vs. taste while thinking also. I have concluded that it would have to be Old Forrester Signature. What would yours be? Of course, I hope it never comes down to only having to choose only 1!!!!
    Rye, The Spice Of Life.

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    It seems like my choice is constantly changing.
    As of today I'd have to say Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B.
    This latest release is pure cherry cordials.
    ovh

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    That is an extremely difficult decision to have to make. Old Forrester Signature is one I could certainly be very happy with forever if it were the only bourbon left on earth. I'm not sure it would be my #1 though.

    My current favorites are, ironically, Old Grand Dad 114 and Old Weller Antique 107. I call this ironic since one is a high rye bourbon while the other is a well known wheater. I justify that because, while they might be on opposite ends of the spectrum in taste, they are on the same end of the spectrum in quality.
    "Finish your bourbon. There are sober children in India." -- Your Mom

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    Any of the Stagg releases. Excellent quality pour, and powerful enough to last me a while.
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    Re: If you could have only one...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    It seems like my choice is constantly changing.

    I admit to the same thing.

    If I could have WT RR 101 that would satisfy both my Turkey desires and my desire for something deeper and richer than either 101 or Rare Breed. But alas, I don't think the question was meant to include iterations no longer available.

    Weller Antique would come close to perfect so long as I could also have rye to satisfy that itch for something with rye spice.

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post

    Weller Antique would come close to perfect so long as I could also have rye to satisfy that itch for something with rye spice.
    That pretty well sums up my sentiment too.
    "Finish your bourbon. There are sober children in India." -- Your Mom

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    Quote Originally Posted by sotnsipper View Post
    Just thinking over the past few days. If I could only buy just one bottle of bourbon, what would it be. I have been considering price vs. taste while thinking also. I have concluded that it would have to be Old Forrester Signature. What would yours be? Of course, I hope it never comes down to only having to choose only 1!!!!
    Hmmmmm....I always get word problems wrong. If I could only buy just one bottle of bourbon it would be....100 proof or higher.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    Nice answer Dan. It is hard to pick just one. Of bourbons no longer available, my choice would be ER 101, with Weller Centennial a very close second. As for bourbons currently available, that is tougher yet. If price were no object I'd probably choose the BTAC WLW, with the BTAC ER17 as number two. If price was a consideration too, my pick would be Weller Antique and a tie for second between ERSB 10/90 and Weller 12. Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    If it was a magic bottomless bottle, I'd pick DougDog's 22 year old Willett to keep me company.

    For something that is available without having to give up a limb and or your first born, I have to agree with Oscar and would pick the Lot B.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: If you could have only one...

    2008 Stagg.

    I didn't even have to try to debate a few.

    I know I'm new, but I have been sampling a wide variety in a short time.

 

 

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