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    What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    Thought this thread could be in the same spirit as the buy / pass-up threads. Often I find myself faced with two or more tempting whiskey choices to add to the collection, but sadly budgeted myself for only one bottle. Hopefully people can add their 2c to make these either-or decisions easier.

    I'll start.

    Either:
    Parker's Heritage Cognac at $80
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    4R Single Barrel Cask Strength at $60 (K&L bottling)

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    I'd go with the PHC 5th Cognac finished. While I haven't had the K&L 4R yet, the PHC 5th is special stuff.

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    Those are two really solid choices right there. I'm finding my preferences run more towards the 4R camp -- but having never had the Cognac finish, hard to say.

    I've found great liberation in quitting the Pappy hunt. It went from the thrill of the hunt to general fatigue and exhaustion. When it's not fun, I'm out.

    So what should I buy --

    A handful of Ritt BiB or Redbreast 12 CS?
    tl; dnr

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    I agree with Tico and I'm not even a huge fan of the PHC Cognac. Don't get me wrong, I think it's very good, but not one I'm bunkering. The FR SBs I've had from TPS and Binny's range from average to phenomenal. What would prompt me to pick up a PHC over a FR, however, is that in a couple years you'll most likely be able to find a great cask strength bottling of FR, but the PHC Cognac will be gone forever.

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    The PHCognac it is!

    Quote Originally Posted by yountvillewjs View Post
    So what should I buy --

    A handful of Ritt BiB or Redbreast 12 CS?
    Ritt BiB. Seems like the better value and more limited item.

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefeller View Post
    Parker's Heritage Cognac at $80
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    4R Single Barrel Cask Strength at $60 (K&L bottling)
    It might depend on the 4R recipe. I tend to prefer the 4R that sit at less than 110pf straight from the barrel, though I imagine if K&L only has one recipe on their shelf, you can bet it's delicious.

    I love the PHC Cognac and would definitely encourage you to pick one up if you've not had it yet. 4R will keep rolling out gorgeous bourbon, but when the PHC is gone, it's gone for good.

    Quote Originally Posted by yountvillewjs View Post
    So what should I buy --
    A handful of Ritt BiB or Redbreast 12 CS?
    I think we've been through this. Redbreast CS all the way!
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
    -->WhiskeyWonka<--

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    Took the plunge with the PHC. Picked up a PVW23 for good measure.

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    Okay, here are two in the same general price range that I've had my eye on but never tried. Should I pick up the: WR Double Oaked OR Rock Hill Farm.

    Thanks.

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    I say RHF based on the decanter alone.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: What Bourbon Should I Purchase Today? - Spring/Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    I say RHF based on the decanter alone.
    I'd say RHF based on the bourbon alone.
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