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  1. #61
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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    I saw a few posts back about the Hudson Baby Bourbon. I'll put in a second "Yuck" on that one too. For $25 for a 750ML, it would be ok, but for $45 for a 375ML, they're nuts. You can really taste the rushed aging and unbalance between too young bourbon and too harsh a tannin flavor. I think if they were to switch to a 53 gallon barrel and put it away for 4 to 6 years, they'd really be on to something. Hopefully that's in the future!
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    We can agree there. Old Charter 8 y/o is terrible. Benchmark-esque.
    Never was daring enough to try Benchmark. Now I'm glad I haven't. The Old Charter 8 was the weirdest thing ever. It had almost no flavor. It was like stale brown water- which at 8yo surprised me.

    I will admit, I do like Elmer T. Lee on rare occasions. I think that's my only BT product I can honestly say I really enjoy. The extra rye in that mashbill certainly lends much more character to that whiskey. Are there any long-aged bourbons from BT using their high-rye mashbill? I know Ancient Age tops out at 10yo, but are there any that are aged even longer?
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    Never was daring enough to try Benchmark. Now I'm glad I haven't. The Old Charter 8 was the weirdest thing ever. It had almost no flavor. It was like stale brown water- which at 8yo surprised me.

    I will admit, I do like Elmer T. Lee on rare occasions. I think that's my only BT product I can honestly say I really enjoy. The extra rye in that mashbill certainly lends much more character to that whiskey. Are there any long-aged bourbons from BT using their high-rye mashbill? I know Ancient Age tops out at 10yo, but are there any that are aged even longer?
    It's hard to say. The high-end offerings from that mashbill are all NAS. If I had to guess I would say most of the Blanton's are older than that, but it's only a guess.
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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    It's hard to say. The high-end offerings from that mashbill are all NAS. If I had to guess I would say most of the Blanton's are older than that, but it's only a guess.
    I think I heard/read somewhere that Blanton's was younger. It is aged in the metal clad warehouse and the barrels are exposed to more weather extremes. I believe I heard that while NAS, ETL is normally bottled around 8yrs old +/- a year. And yes, it is a shame that there isn't a higher proof/longer aged BT higher rye(I always forget the mashbills #s) bottling.

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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    Never was daring enough to try Benchmark. Now I'm glad I haven't. The Old Charter 8 was the weirdest thing ever. It had almost no flavor. It was like stale brown water- which at 8yo surprised me.

    I will admit, I do like Elmer T. Lee on rare occasions. I think that's my only BT product I can honestly say I really enjoy. The extra rye in that mashbill certainly lends much more character to that whiskey. Are there any long-aged bourbons from BT using their high-rye mashbill? I know Ancient Age tops out at 10yo, but are there any that are aged even longer?
    Strangely enough I like Benchmark OK..as I said in earlier post though I dumped OC 8 down the drain. I really liked OC 12 Classic 90, but I did not realize that it was a semi-dusty. The OC 8 had a sourness to it and almost no other flavors. Is OC 8 a very-low rye mashbill?

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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    Tastes like kerosene and sadness.
    I have literally laughed my ass off the past dozen times reading this. I nominate this as the post of the year.

    The worst I have ever tasted was Ri(1) rye whiskey. Didn't like it the first time I opened it or when I tried it 8 months later. Actually made my lips go numb. My take, there's a party in my mouth and everyone is throwing up.

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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    Strangely enough I like Benchmark OK..as I said in earlier post though I dumped OC 8 down the drain. I really liked OC 12 Classic 90, but I did not realize that it was a semi-dusty. The OC 8 had a sourness to it and almost no other flavors. Is OC 8 a very-low rye mashbill?
    Yes. But it's the same mashbill for Benchmark.
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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Quote Originally Posted by oke&coke View Post
    I have literally laughed my ass off the past dozen times reading this. I nominate this as the post of the year.

    The worst I have ever tasted was Ri(1) rye whiskey. Didn't like it the first time I opened it or when I tried it 8 months later. Actually made my lips go numb. My take, there's a party in my mouth and everyone is throwing up.
    Glad I could be of service! My first nomination for anything around here, thanks!

    Also, I completely agree on Ri(1)....I was at the casino in Tahoe, pretty tipsy, and still asked for them to take it back and pour me something nice.

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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    For me, Devils Cut is the worst, by far.

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    Re: Worst Bourbon you ever tried ?

    Ancient Age 3 year, regular Old Crow, and Benchmark are the bourbons I will never buy, no matter how cheap. I'm sure there are others, but less common ones.

 

 

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