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    What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    Just curious. It can be something you've tried and cannot stand. It could be that you have a grudge against a distillery or third party supplier , heard bad things about a certain bourbon, etc.

    For me, there are quite a few.


    Here's my list:

    Basil Hayden
    Bakers
    Bulleit
    Corner Creek
    Noah's Mill
    Rowan's Mill
    Pure Kentucky XO
    Kentucky Vintage
    Any Evan Williams Single Barrel
    Ezra B
    Old Pogue
    Virginia Gentlemen
    Woodford Reserve, et al.
    Jefferson's Reserve
    Ridgemont Reserve 1782
    Any bourbon that has "Reserve" in the title"


    How about yourself?
    Last edited by NickAtMartinis; 02-19-2008 at 09:05.

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickAtMartinis View Post
    Any bourbon that has "Reserve" in the title
    Guess that means you do not care to try most of the Van Winkle line then...

    I come from the camp that is always willing to try something out at least once. With this said, most of the whiskies on your list I did not enjoy outside of Bakers. I think Bakers is a good bourbon and, as a bonus, is readily available at most bars and restaurants.

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    Bulleit
    Corner Creek
    Jefferson's Reserve
    Jim Beam Green
    Jim Beam Wite if I can avoid it
    Wild Turkey 80
    Woodford's Four Grain

    I'm sure a few others I am missing...

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    Woodford Reserve
    Bakers
    Basil Hayden
    Old Forester/Birthday bourbon

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    I'm curious, Mark. Why did you include "Any Evan Williams Single Barrel" in your list.

    I must admit my experience with this bourbon is limited. Several years ago I bought several bottles of the '94. One of the bottles seem to go sour. I left a mere two fingers in the bottom of the bottle for many mouths. When I pulled it out from the back of the hutch it had changed, and not for the better. That's the only time I've had something like that happen. I haven't sworn off other bottles or vintages, I've Just neglected to purchase any more.

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    I'm curious, Mark. Why did you include "Any Evan Williams Single Barrel" in your list.

    I must admit my experience with this bourbon is limited. Several years ago I bought several bottles of the '94. One of the bottles seem to go sour. I left a mere two fingers in the bottom of the bottle for many mouths. When I pulled it out from the back of the hutch it had changed, and not for the better. That's the only time I've had something like that happen. I haven't sworn off other bottles or vintages, I've Just neglected to purchase any more.

    Brad,


    A few months back I purchased, on a whim, a bottle of EWSB 1997. From the first sip, I did not like it. Not too recently, I revisited it and while I thought it was better, it certainly wasn't good, in my opinion, and as a result I will never purchase it again.

    I'm not really one to give a bourbon a second chance by wasting money to purchase another. If I didn't like the first bottle, I won't bother to try another. Such is the case with EWSB.

    Of course, it's a matter of preference. Many people here seem to enjoy it.

    Hopefully that answers your question.

    Mark

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    It does answer my question. I thought perhaps you had an experience similar to mine.

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    It does answer my question. I thought perhaps you had an experience similar to mine.

    No, I didn't like it right off the bat. Also, why 86.6?!


    So yours went sour? It actually tasted sour? Yikes!

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    You have a lot of KBD's on your list Nick.
    I am with you and if you have never had it before don't try Johnny Drum 8yo.
    I'll never drink it again, it has the taste that only a beaver could love.
    ovh

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    Re: What bourbon have you vowed never to drink?

    Quote Originally Posted by heatmiser View Post
    Guess that means you do not care to try most of the Van Winkle line then...


 

 

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