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  1. #1
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    Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    many people I know who LOVE bourbon have NEVER purchased any brand in 1.7Liter....I have only purchased one in all the many years I have enjoyed bourbon. If you could only buy one 1.7L that would be the only bourbon you could have till its gone, what would it be??? I think I would go with Buffalo Trace.

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    Re: Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    I'd have to agree, just having tasted Buffalo Trace which is a new general listing at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. This whiskey has a medium-to-heavy body and a soft, balanced, tobacco/caramel corn/spicy palate that is very inviting. It has good length in the finish, too. This is whiskey of the top-most grade and reminds me in quality of the Forester Birthday Bourbon even though costing less the latter. A fine drink of whiskey, proving that at a median price America can deliver the best quality in the world. This more than gives the Scots a run for their money even at the best the Highlands can offer in the price/quality ratio. Putting it another way, I'd say Trace is America's Talisker or Ardbeg but is actually a better value.

    Gary

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    Re: Only one 1.75L ...what would it be?

    I'm sure I sound like a broken record when I cast my vote on this one...I've gotta go with Buffalo Trace as well. I've always contended that standard BT is a top-shelf quality bourbon with a mid-shelf pricetag.

    Ancient Ancient Age 10yo and EC12 would have to get 'honorable mentions' in this contest, as they both are available in 1.75L.

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    Re: Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    Weller 12 yo without a doubt!

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    Re: Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    Here's the list of what's available to me in the 1.75 size, based on searches of Hi Time, Sam's and Binny's websites:

    Elijah Craig 12
    Evan Williams 7 yr.
    Ezra Brooks
    Jim Beam white
    Jim Beam black
    Knob Creek
    Maker's Mark
    Old Crow
    Old Fi 100
    Old Fo 100
    Old Fo 86
    OGD BIB
    Wild Turkey 101
    Wild Turkey 80
    Yellowstone

    I'd be hard-pressed to choose between EC12 and WT101, but I wouldn't be too disappointed if I accidentally grabbed OGD BIB. (There is one practical consideration. The only 1.75 of bourbon that I've bought is EC12; it takes two hands to pour from that plump bottle, which lacks a handle. In contrast, my bottle of a European product named after a well-known bird has a well-designed handle, making it a snap to pour.)

    The others are all bourbons I wouldn't mind doing without, although I've never actually tried Old Crow or Yellowstone.

    Are additional bourbons available in 1.75 in other parts of the country?

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    I agree completely

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    Re: Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    Are additional bourbons available in 1.75 in other parts of the country?
    Here are some brands VA ABC sells in 1.75L that you didn't list:

    Ancient Age
    Ancient Ancient Age 10yo
    Benchmark Premium
    Bourbon Supreme Rare
    Colonel's Pride
    Evan Williams 1783
    Evan Williams Green
    Fighting Cock
    Henry McKenna
    Hiram Walker's Ten High
    I.W. Harper
    J.T.S. Brown
    Jim Beam's Choice
    Kentucky Gentleman
    Kentucky Tavern
    Mattingly & Moore
    Old 1889 Brand
    Old Grand Dad 86
    Old Taylor
    Olde Bourbon
    Rebel Yell
    Sam Clay
    Virginia Gentleman


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    Re: Only one 1.75L ...what would it be?

    Ancient Ancient Age 10 year (the only 1.75 I have actually bought) or Old Forester BIB.

    TomC

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    Re: Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    Me, too. In fact, when Liquor Barn recently did not have Weller 12 in this size I bought two 750 ML just so I can keep "backstock." I also have Buffalo Trace in the larger container but drink the Weller more frequently. (But then I counted and I have 24 bourbons and about nine more whiskeys.)

    -- Greg

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    Re: Only one 1.7L ...what would it be?

    It'd be such a toss up between Weller 12 YO and Buffalo Trace for me. But in the end I would have to go with the Weller 12 YO. I have to admit as well, like someone else did recently, I prefer wheaters. Not to say I don't like ryed bourbons by any means though!

 

 

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