What, did I mispeak or misunderstand what he was getting at?
I can't recall any bourbon I've had that was worse than the current Benchmark. I try to find the good in just about anything I drink, but after giving it more than enough consideration I can say without doubt that it had no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
I've tried a lot of bourbons in my couple years in this hobby, but I have to say that the worst bourbon I have tried was an Old Charter "The Classic 90" distilled in Frankfort. One pour from that bottle and it has sat untouched since. Too much earth/dirt flavor with young wood taste.
Michter's Distillery, Inc. DSP-PA-17 Schaefferstown, PA.
Until Wednesday Feb. 14th, 1990, Michter's was "The whiskey that warmed the revolution."
Nah, you can get them all with a little effort. Either through the 1B LEs or Private Selections at various stores.
For me the worst was the bottle of Old Grand Dad 86 proof that sits in my bar. It tasted like hand washing soap with alcohol. I nearly threw up. I tried mixing it in Coke and nearly spit that out.
Although...nearly a year later the bottle has lost that soapy flavor and is tolerable now. Go fig.
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"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."