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  1. #21
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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    It was a quality presentation alright, also a lesson in why some whiskies just aren't meant for long aging. My recollection is Ten High Ten was an overly woody whisky past it's prime.

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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    But some of us prefer a woody



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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    The regular Ten High is a Straight Bourbon here and a very good value that I wouldn't hesitate to use or serve to guests.

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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    My family was given a handle of the Ten High Straight from '82 about a year ago, tax stamp in place and everything....and boy, wow....it's some of the worst whiskey I've ever had. I honestly can't find a single thing to like about it...at all.

    If you're going to buy a cheap whiskeye in the same price range as this, for the love of GOD, man, go get some VOB BIB for $12-14.

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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    82 would have been some of the last Ten High made in Peoria, IL, where the brand originated. After that, it was briefly a Heaven Hill product, but has for about 25 years been made at Barton. The Barton Ten High, which is all you're going to find in stores, the occasional dusty notwithstanding, is VOB at four years rather than six. The only thing is to make sure you get the straight bourbon version and not the bourbon blend, which depends on where you are. Here in Illinois, where Ten High began, it's still a straight bourbon, and still a great value at $11/750.

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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Yeah, i think it gets a bad rap. It's not something you wanna swirl in a glencarin, but its great to have on hand at parties sitting next to some coke and a bucket of ice.

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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    $11.00 is outrageous, here it's closer to $8.39.

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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    The regular Ten High is a Straight Bourbon here and a very good value that I wouldn't hesitate to use or serve to guests.
    Agreed. When I put it in a decanter once just to see what people would think of it, my friends drank it straight away and were happy with it. Had I pulled out a bottle of it to serve, their reaction would have been different. Crazy!

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    82 would have been some of the last Ten High made in Peoria, IL, where the brand originated. After that, it was briefly a Heaven Hill product, but has for about 25 years been made at Barton. The Barton Ten High, which is all you're going to find in stores, the occasional dusty notwithstanding, is VOB at four years rather than six. The only thing is to make sure you get the straight bourbon version and not the bourbon blend, which depends on where you are. Here in Illinois, where Ten High began, it's still a straight bourbon, and still a great value at $11/750.
    It really is an excellent value for $11 and sits comfortably next to VOB, though I still tend to go for the latter when given the choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboy38 View Post
    But some of us prefer a woody




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    Re: Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Back some years ago, there were a couple of Ten High minis waiting in the General Nelson room I checked into, prior to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Part of the GN's providing for some...um...ambiance...Well, after a 6ish hour drive from ATL to Bardstown, that Ten High sipped from the bathroom plastic cup was one of the best "whiskey tasing experiences" I've ever had. So yeah, it's alright by me.
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    Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Blacksmith View Post
    I think the Ten High Ten came out for a few years, then was dropped to the normal Ten High. There are some pics on here somewhere I've seen of the 10H10.
    Here you go:









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