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    What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    Hello Bourbon/Rye Drinkers

    I was wondering on what is your favorite bourbon and rye that you think is the best to drink consistenetly and is easily available in your area or easily to get. (Please exclude all discontinued items, low production i.e. BT Antique Collection, hard to find in USA, limited edition, etc.). And also, please tell me why (becasue of pricepoint, smoothness, sweetness, etc.).

    Here's my favs:

    Bourbon: 1) Elmer T Lee - Great price and sweeteness 2) Elijah Craig 12yrs - Also great price and well balanced

    Rye: Templeton Rye - Reasonablely priced and easily available thru shipment. This has to be one of the best tasting ryes I have ever tried. Tastes like Xmas spice cake even thou I hate the cake!!!

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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    My favorite everyday pour is OGD114. It's sweet, it's spicy, and it'll knock your socks off every time. I love the strong stuff, and this is one that won't break your wallet. It's consistently good, and always under $30/bottle, usually closer to $20.

    It has always treated me right. Well, besides the numerous times I ended up on the floor of the bowling alley, my parents house, my house, and in my dogs bed.

    If you can't get it in your neck of the woods, please PM me. I've got some brand new empty mini bottles I bought online that are just itching to get into the tennis match. Oh, and a few bottles of OGD114 to fill them with.

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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    Bourbon: Wild Turkey 101 just because I find it to be great. Thanks Jimmy.
    Rye: Wild Turkey Rye for the same reason as #1.
    These are (were) available in PA.
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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    Saz Jr.
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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    Me:

    Bourbon: Normally BT ($24.95 in Oregon) but while the 2000 EWSB is available I'm buying that ($27.45)

    Rye: Saz Jr. ($28.95)


    Wife:

    Bourbon: ERSB ($29.95)

    Rye: Saz Jr.
    Last edited by CorvallisCracker; 02-10-2010 at 15:08.
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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    Bourbon: Four Roses Single Barrel
    Rye: Rittenhouse BiB

    Why?

    They both hit me in all the right places.
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    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    Bourbon: Wild Turkey Rare Breed and 101. Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig 12.

    Rye: Wild Turkey

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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    It's a tough call for me, so I'll limit it to those under $25.

    EC 12
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    I prefer bourbons on the sweeter side, and I find these to my liking. There are others I like more, but for the price, I'd go with these.

    I also like Dickel #12 for a non-bourbon under $25.

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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    I like the "current" caveat, as I find that my "favorites" tend to shift around from time to time.

    Bourbon: Buffalo Trace (narrowly edging out Wild Turkey Russel's Reserve)

    Rye: Wild Turkey Rye (101) (2nd place: (ri)^1)

    [I need to drink more ryes. I think I can count the different ones I've had on one hand]

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    Re: What is your favorite current production of bourbon and rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Me:

    Bourbon: Normally BT ($24.95 in Oregon) but while the 2000 EWSB is available I'm buying that ($27.45)
    I've heard a few good things about the 2000, is it really as good as I am hearing?

    As for me:
    Rye: Saz jr. when I want low proof, when I want high proof Handy. I would say ORVW Old Time 12 year, but that is by no means current.

    Bourbon: I keep going back and back to the standard Four Roses SB, but had been drinking a lot of Very Old Barton BiB lately.
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