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    Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    I am going to go higher end WT today. Should I go with the KS for $37.99 or the RB for $29.99? Any suggestions or thoughts?
    -SOB-

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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    I have often wondered this before I ever joined the board. I mostly read through Bourbon Enthusiast.com's tasting enough to determine that both are very different. Therefore calling one over the other is tough.

    KS is a "single barrel product" that based on other reports, has been getting steadily younger, hotter and with more edges. So, if you can find the pewter or dark top...go for that.

    Rare Breed is a barrel strength product. I have no idea on it's age. Personally, I have been leaning towards getting that because it offers more value in terms of experience. You can cut this to various proofs and enjoy it so many different ways. With KS...you're more limited.

    That's my take on it. My vote is Rare Breed....unless you can get a dusty of KS.
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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    I've had a couple newer bottling of KS and its good, but if I recall correctly I liked the RB more myself as well.
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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    RBI without a doubt. KS is, sadly, a shadow of its former self.
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    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    I've rarely found that the extra money for the KS was worth it. Rare Breed has consistently delivered good quality for me, so that's where I'd head if given the choice. Either way, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    Quote Originally Posted by sob0728 View Post
    I am going to go higher end WT today. Should I go with the KS for $37.99 or the RB for $29.99? Any suggestions or thoughts?
    If I could get Rare Breed at $30, it would probably be my everyday pour.

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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    Well, that makes it easy. Thanks guys.
    -SOB-

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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    Late to the party, but) is the way to go.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    Personally, I don't think KS is any better than RB... just a little different. RB is my choice, for no other reason than price. Both are worth having.

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    Re: Kentucky Spirit or Rare Breed?

    Rare Breed for me...
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

 

 

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