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    Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    I ran across a bottle of each of the 4 antique collection bottles. I have had none of these, so which one if the best and should be the top of my list. I will likely buy 2 of the four but wanted to get some help from this crowd. All were $82 except for the Stagg which was $87. A little steep?

    George Stagg 2010
    Eagle Rare 17
    Thomas Handy
    William Larue Weller

    They also had 4 bottles of the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection, believe it was the oak finish, those were $93.

    THANKS GUYS!
    Last edited by autiger23; 10-30-2010 at 17:47.

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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by autiger23 View Post
    I ran across a bottle of each of the 4 antique collection bottles. I have had none of these, so which one if the best and should be the top of my list. I will likely buy 2 of the four but wanted to get some help from this crowd.

    George Stagg 2010
    Eagle Rare 17
    Thomas Handy
    William Larue Weller

    THANKS GUYS!
    For me this is an easy decision...the GTS and WLW would be in my hands heading home with me.
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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    Some of the guys I hang out with harp ER17 at the top of their list and I have always wanted the TH, but George is a must.

    Prices good or pretty high? Thought I was pretty lucky to find them and they guys is holding the four for me till tomorrow.

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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    You should definitely get the Stagg if you've never had it.

    I would eliminate the Eagle Rare, which is never as good as the others.

    Then just pick what you'd favor, wheated Bourbon or straight rye. Two very different, but generally excellent whiskeys (I haven't had any of the 2010s yet, so this is just based on my general experience with the series).

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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    I would say go with the WLW and Stagg... those are the best values in terms of age and proof (and I would say flavor too!)

    Here in KY I can find them from $75-99. So your prices are a bit higher than what is usually available, but not outrageous.
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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    I have some GTS reserved and am itching to get my hands on both the WLW and the THH so it would be REAL hard for me to to pick just one. Like GTS is the sultry brunette and then deciding between the blonde or the redhead, each offers a different experience, neither one "better" than the other.

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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissinER101 View Post
    I have some GTS reserved and am itching to get my hands on both the WLW and the THH so it would be REAL hard for me to to pick just one. Like GTS is the sultry brunette and then deciding between the blonde or the redhead, each offers a different experience, neither one "better" than the other.
    Sir, I like that analogy. My choice would be GTS, WLW and the THS.

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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    As others have said, it depends on whether you prefer wheat or rye.

    I would say:

    1. GTS
    2. THH
    3. WLW

    4. Ask the store when they're getting this year's allocation of VWFRR, and reserve 6 bottles.

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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    Agree with some of the others. Stagg and WLW are the cream of this crop consistently. BUT, I have not had this year's Antique Collection yet. However, over the years, those are the 2 I find better than the rest.

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    Re: Need some help on a decision, Buffalo Trace collection.

    Thanks for the feedback, anyone else? I am going to choose Monday, so any other feedback would be nice to have as i am interested to hear all opinions.

    GTS is definitely one of the two. I am down to the Weller and Handy.

 

 

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