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    Blanton's or Booker's

    Hi all,
    I have some surprise funds coming soon and I need help.
    In PA Blanton's and Bookers are on sale. $48.99 and $42.99 respectively. I know, not much difference in price. I had an airplane bottle of Blanton's and I liked it. I don't really want to buy both, so help me decide...I am leaning toward Blanton's...thanx
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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    Hey Lab! Me, I'd go with the Blanton's, though both are quite good in completely different ways. As a high octane bourbon, Booker's has a robust flavor that is interesting to experience, but perhaps not something you'll crave over time. Blanton's, on the other hand, is an exquisite pour IMHO and something you'll likely savor each and every time you drink it. You should get both at some point, but if I had to pick one, Blanton's would be it. Have fun, either way.
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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    If you've never had either it's easy, as the point is to try something you've never had. Notwithstanding a taste from a mini.

    Would you say you drink more Beam products than Buffalo Trace products? If you drink more Beam, have the Blanton's. Ditto flippo.

    If I had to say which one I like better I'd probably say Blanton's, but they're both very good.

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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    I like 'em both but I'd get the Blantons.
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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    I'd also say go with the Blanton's... unless you're into the "maximizing the ABV thing".
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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    I would go with the neither category, and buy a bottle of rare breed.


    no... this is simply because I haven't had that in a while, and want to revisit it. I'm going to have to go against my initial thought (which was blanton's) and say Bookers, because I haven't had that since I didn't know ANYTHING about whiskey, and it definitely deserves a revisit. The only thing is, I'm not overly fond of Beam's wild yeast signature....
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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    Quote Originally Posted by ErichPryde View Post
    I would go with the neither category....
    I would do that as well. WT 101 or OF signature would give you 2-3 bottles for the same price. Personally I think any of this 2 are better than Bookers or Blanton’s.

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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    To answer your original question,go with the Blantons...very good bourbon.

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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    Blanton's. You get a free horsey, too.
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    Re: Blanton's or Booker's

    Blanton's, but that isn't enough to satisfy the 10 character post rule.
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