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    Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    Kind of taking a different tact here. I think many of us like to see bourbon at > 90 proof, and would also agree that back in the 70's and 80's (from my memory and your memory/dusty experience) lower proof bourbons were very flavorful. In light of that what is your favorite current bourbon that is < 90 proof. Myself going to have to go with VOB 86.

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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    I would say the EWSB 2001 (only one ive tasted) is a great pour at 86.6, or the 80pf Makers Mark. Both are light and smooth and comfortable to drink neat.

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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    Quote Originally Posted by bjbronwyn View Post
    I would say the EWSB 2001 (only one ive tasted) is a great pour at 86.6, or the 80pf Makers Mark. Both are light and smooth and comfortable to drink neat.
    I love MM, but unless you have had a version I am not familiar with it is 90 proof, I picked under 90 proof for that reason. I just have not been crazy about the 3 EWSB I have had, including 2001, but to each his own. There isn't a whole lotta love for MM here, hopefully that will grow.

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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    MM is 80 proof in Australia, maybe its to save on the importing tax.
    We are not blessed with the choices that other parts of the world enjoy!

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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    Quote Originally Posted by bjbronwyn View Post
    MM is 80 proof in Australia, maybe its to save on the importing tax.
    We are not blessed with the choices that other parts of the world enjoy!
    Hi bjbronwyn1 i did not know that about MM in Oz! I worked in Alice Springs for a couple of months a few years ago but MM was not sold there. I would agree that an 80 proof MM would be very good!

    Good on ya, mate!

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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    AAA, if you can get it.
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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: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    I've got some Liquor Barn Hancock's at 88.9 that's not bad for the price (<$30) but it's not a regular pour. AAA 10 year is, though, and a fine bourbon at that. Can't forget Dickel Barrel Select, either.

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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    AAA, if you can get it.
    I second John's choice.... specifically TPS current offering
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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    Under 90 proof I'd have to go with 4R yellow label, EWSB, or possibly Old Forester 86. I forget what the proof on EW 1789 is, but it would be another one if it meets the criteria. Never have been happy with Ancient Age products unfortunately, but I know they make several in this range.
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    Re: Favorite Current Bourbon Under 90 proof

    Not many bourbons under 90 proof that I ever seek out, though I have enjoyed Old Forester and Old Charter at 86 proof from time to time.
    "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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