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    Pleasing a crowd

    I am headed out for a long weekend to Atlantic City, in two weeks, and was asked to bring some bourbon. My thoughts were that some people would be mixing with soda, juice, etc. and some would drink straight. My question is...

    If you had to bring one bourbon to please a group, ranging from whiskey rookies to veterans, what would you bring?

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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleCBreese View Post
    I am headed out for a long weekend to Atlantic City, in two weeks, and was asked to bring some bourbon. My thoughts were that some people would be mixing with soda, juice, etc. and some would drink straight. My question is...

    If you had to bring one bourbon to please a group, ranging from whiskey rookies to veterans, what would you bring?
    OGD 114. Enough "oomph" and complexity for the enthusiast, holds up well with a little ice or water for those relatively new to high-proof bourbon, and even with mixers OGD 114's flavors still shine through. And with the relatively inexpensive price, you won't go pulling out your hair when you see someone floating it on top of a Coke or Mountain Dew.

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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    Standard BT would work well here, as it is readily available, drinks well neat or mixed, and doesn't hurt the pocketbook.

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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    Eagle Rare. Seems to be a "gateway bourbon" for many people, not too strong, cheap enough for a newb to buy...oh and it's good.

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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    For a crowd...a couple bottles of Ritt BIB, a couple bottles of EW BIB, and a couple bottles of WSR or OWA. Have all the bases covered and gives a few options.
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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    Nevermind...you said just one to bring.
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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleCBreese View Post
    My question is...

    If you had to bring one bourbon to please a group, ranging from whiskey rookies to veterans, what would you bring?
    Great question, hard to find a single bottle that can play every role.

    I'll say anything that looks good and is $30 or under. ERSB, EWSB, Beam Black, Elmer T Lee, etc. You want to look good, have something nice to drink straight, and not feel bad if it's mixed with Coke.

    As mentioned, OGD114 is good too, can't believe I forgot that one!
    Last edited by miller542; 03-27-2014 at 20:18.

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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    My choice would depend on the place and activities planned. If I'm meeting a bunch of guys for a pheasant hunt in South Dakota I would bring Old Grand Dad BIB. Meeting a group in a resort area like Atlantic City I would bring Makers Mark.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    Can this thread just be Squire listing his personal choices of bourbons for situations?

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    Re: Pleasing a crowd

    Old Forester Signature. I always have a bottle because I like it neat and because of the low price I don't cringe when someone wants a mixer.
    A man's got to know his limitations.

    -Harry Callahan, Magnum Force

 

 

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