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    Contenders

    As a followup to my pretenders thread, I'd like to know what less expensive bourbons will contend with the pricier ones. If there are some expensive bourbons that don't measure up, there must be some cheap to mid-range that are better than you'd think from the price.

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    Re: Contenders

    Four Roses Single Barrel and Elijah Craig 12yo.
    They more than measure up to expensive top shelfers.
    ovh

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    Re: Contenders

    I am a noobie myself, but I am really enjoying Four Roses Single Barrel and Weller antique 107. At $21/bottle, the Weller seems hard to beat.

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    Re: Contenders

    Quote Originally Posted by joelh View Post
    I am a noobie myself, but I am really enjoying Four Roses Single Barrel and Weller antique 107. At $21/bottle, the Weller seems hard to beat.
    You've got that right, Joelh. OWA has many fans here and is a real bargain for the price. My favorite inexpensive bourbon and rye would have to be Very Old Barton and Rittenhouse Rye, respectively. I could pick up both for under $15 until recently.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Contenders

    Simply put: WT101... an "in your face", honest bourbon.
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    Re: Contenders

    In one corner i have Weller SR, and Weller Antique 107.(note the lack of age statement)

    and in the other I have Ancient Ancient Age 10 yr. and WT 101.


    All are serious contenders......



    NOW LETS GET IT ON !!!!!!!
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    Re: Contenders

    Old Forester Signature
    Elijah Craig 12
    Jim Beam Black
    AAA 10 y/o
    4 Roses
    VOB BiB
    Old Weller Antique

    Now in the words of Cpt. Tenneil...GIT IT ON!
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    Re: Contenders

    I'll put OGD 114 up against any bottle, anywhere, anytime.
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    Re: Contenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Old Forester Signature
    Elijah Craig 12
    Jim Beam Black
    AAA 10 y/o
    4 Roses
    VOB BiB
    Old Weller Antique
    That's a mighty fine list of affordable, excellent quality bourbon. I always have a 1.75L bottle of OF Signature on hand because my friends and I fly through it. EC12, VOB and OWA are also regulars on my bar. Beam Black doesn't get a lot of love around here but it should. The juice is much better than it was a few years ago, though I must admit that I don't buy it often because there are others that I prefer at the same price point.

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I'll put OGD 114 up against any bottle, anywhere, anytime.
    You've got that right, Joe. I've often served OGD 114 from a nice crystal decanter for friends and family and they were convinced they were drinking a super premium. Great stuff at a great price!
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Thumbs up Re: Contenders

    I'll second the nominations of Wild Turkey 101 and Old Grand Dad 114.

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