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  1. #21
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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    Some not yet mentioned:

    <$20 Four Roses Yellow Label (especially in the summer)
    $21-30 Makers 46 (on sale)
    $31-45 Makers 46 (full price)

    +1 on OWA, OGD 114 and Ritt BIB as value pours; -1 for Lot B over $40
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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    $20 OWA
    $21 - $30 4RSmB
    $31 - $40 WTRB
    $41 - $50 Lot B
    $51 - $60 VWFRR
    $61 + GTS
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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    Being in a nit-picking mood today (probably due to this sweater I'm wearing), I'm taking exception to "best" and "booze".

    There is no "best", so I'll substitute "favorite".

    As for "booze", I won't be drinking bourbon with a sauteed halibut (a nice Oregon Pinot Gris, please), so I'll substitute "bourbon".

    And, as long as I'm picking at nits (wait a second while I get this one on my sleeve), price differences seriously blur your category boundaries. Most things cost more here in the Beaver State compared to most of the country except for the Wolverine State and <insert your control state here>, but Ezra 12yo goes for $25, which you have in the $31-45 category.

    So I'll go by Oregon prices.

    Favorite bourbon under $20
    Easy. VOB. Although, nonconformist that I am, I prefer the 90 proof to the BiB. (OR price for the former is $15)

    $21-30
    This is a tough category. There are so many good ones. Probably ETL ($29).

    $31-45
    WTRB ($37)

    $46-60
    PVW 15 ($56.50)

    $61-80
    Have yet to find a ryed bourbon in this price range that I thought was better than WTRB or RHF, or a wheater that was better than VW Lot B or PVW 15 (FYI: BTAC in OR is $81.95)

    $81+
    PVW 20 ($101)
    Last edited by CorvallisCracker; 01-04-2011 at 15:10. Reason: messin' with Josh is so much fun
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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    Under $20: I can get EC12 on sale sometimes for under 20. Other than that I don't do a lot under $20. EW Black is always solid.

    $21-$30: WT101 - old reliable - the reason I don't venture onto the bottom shelf much. BT.

    $31-$45: WTRB

    $46-$60: Don't buy a lot here. EC18 is usually very good for the lower end of this category.

    $61-$80: Pappy 15.

    +$80: 4 bottles of WT101.

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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Most things cost more here in the Beaver State, but Ezra 12yo goes for $25, which you have in the $31-45 category.

    So I'll go by Oregon prices...
    More? Compare those prices to the Michigan State minimum prices here: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dl...1_334323_7.pdf

    OK, I'll do it (all rounded to the nearest dollar, +6% sales tax; see the "gov. out of alcohol" thread for my thoughts on that, as if anybody cares):

    VOB 90 (which I also sometimes like better than the BiB) $13
    ETL $33
    WTRB $35
    Pappy 15 $65
    Pappy 20 $110

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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    More? Compare those prices to the Michigan State minimum prices here:
    Let me go back and change that to "Most things cost more here in the Beaver State compared to most of the country except for the Wolverine State and <insert your control state here>"

    Done.

    Now you're misquoting me!
    Last edited by CorvallisCracker; 01-04-2011 at 15:10. Reason: really, it is
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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    I feel like the Grinch..."I've puzzled and puzzled, till my puzzler was sore."

    These type of questions are torture to me. I just can't make a decision. There are just too many choices that I could go with, particularly in the <$20 and $21-$30 range.
    So,

    "Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! Maybe choosing the "best bourbon", he thought, doesn't have to be a chore. Maybe choosing the best...perhaps...means a little bit more. And what happened then, well in SBville they say, the Grinch's Visa bill grew 3 sizes that day. And then--the true meaning of "best bourbon" came through, and the Grinch's bunker found the quantity of 10 bunkers...plus 2!"

    "He brought everything back, all the bottles for the feast. And he, he himself, could love no bourbon the least."
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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    My purchases are pretty much under $30, with the occasional higher-end bottle for special occasions. I rarely buy anything in the $32-$60 range.

    Under $20 - Weller SR, OWA, EW
    $21-$30 - EC12, EWSB
    $30-$45 - Weller 12, ORVW 10
    $45-$60 - Lot B
    $60-$80 - WLW, GTS, Pappy 15, PHC 2010
    Over $80 - Haven't bought anything at this price point

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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I feel like the Grinch..."I've puzzled and puzzled, till my puzzler was sore."

    These type of questions are torture to me. I just can't make a decision. There are just too many choices that I could go with, particularly in the <$20 and $21-$30 range.
    So,

    "Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! Maybe choosing the "best bourbon", he thought, doesn't have to be a chore. Maybe choosing the best...perhaps...means a little bit more. And what happened then, well in SBville they say, the Grinch's Visa bill grew 3 sizes that day. And then--the true meaning of "best bourbon" came through, and the Grinch's bunker found the quantity of 10 bunkers...plus 2!"

    "He brought everything back, all the bottles for the feast. And he, he himself, could love no bourbon the least."
    The first Great Post of 2011!
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    Re: Let's discuss value - Best Booze Under X

    I'm still fairly new to this - only 20 or so open bottles, but I own (or have tried) many of the bourbons under $60 in each category.

    <$20 VOB BiB ($12), OWA ($15.50)

    $21-30 Bulleit ($22)

    $31-50 ORVW 10/107 ($32)

    $51-60 PVW 15 yr ($54)

    $61-80 GTS ($70)

    $80+ looking for PVW 20; 23 is too rich for my blood

 

 

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