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  1. #1
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    Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    What's the best bourbon you can buy, where you are, for $10 or less? $20 or less? $30 or less? $40 or less? $50 or less?

    Don't forget to tell us where you are.

    750 ml bottle, price on the shelf (exclusive of added taxes).

    If you want to do it for ryes too, be my guest.

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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    I'm in Lexington, KY. Here's my list:

    $10 or less - Heaven Hill BIB White Label ($9.29)

    $20 or less - OWA ($19.79)

    $30 or less - Weller 12 ($24.99)

    $40 or less - Knob Creek Single Barrel (about $35, I think)

    $50 or less - Blanton's ($49.99)

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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    In Glendale, AZ -

    Under $10: Evan Williams Black -- $9.99 ($14.49 for a handle)

    Under $20: OWA -- $18.99

    Under $30: Knob Creek -- $27.99 (but OGD 114 at $21.99 and BT at $22.99 get honorable mention)

    Under $40: 4RSmB was about $32 I believe, but is on sale for $29.99 right now so I may be 'cheating' on that.

    Under $50: ORVW 107 -- $44.99 (though overpriced, imo)

    I prefer the $20-$30 range thus far. Seems to be the point of diminishing returns, for my tastes. I haven't had any BTAC yet though (among others), so I still have some learnin' to do.
    Last edited by JPBoston; 02-18-2013 at 15:26.

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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Currently residing in a small University town in NE Mississippi.

    $10 or less - 86 proof Barton (case discount, of course)

    $20 or less - 100 proof Old Grand Dad (actually less than $15 with a case discount).

    I can't say what I might choose in the other price ranges because I see no reason to pay more than $15.00.

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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    I'm in Ohio, but I buy most of my bottles in KY or IN..

    $10- Heaven Hill BIB 6yr... $9.99

    $20- OWA TPS SB... $18.90 when you buy a case//// Mellow Corn.. $19.69 for the family size

    $30- FRSB TPS... $28.50 when you buy a case////Ritt BIB $21.99

    $40- ORVW 107... $39.99

    $50- any of the many FRSB private barreling I've had from TPS or Kahn's.... $49.99

    Of course there are many others, especially in the $30 or less price point, that I really enjoy and drink regularly. The ones listed are my favorite
    Last edited by Phil T; 02-18-2013 at 16:33.
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    In Chicago

    $10 or less - I don't think I've ever bought a $10 or less 750ml bottle in Chicago. Very Old Barton 90 is probably the closest.

    $20 or less - Larceny (does it still count if I only know of one place where its under $20?)

    $30 or less - Weller 12

    $40 or less - Four Roses Single Barrel

    $50 or less - Rock Hill Farms

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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    In Chicago...
    <$10: Benchmark Old Number 8 ($9.99)
    $10.01-$20: shhh...* ($13.99)
    $20.01-$30: Knob Creek ($29.99)
    $30.01-$40: WTRB ($39.99)
    $40.01-$50: WTKS ($49.99)


    *VOB BIB

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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    In the Quad Cities

    Under $10-HH BIB Blk/Gld Lbl. $9.99

    Under $20-OGD 114 $18.99 on sale,I always stock up at that price!

    Under $30-W12 $26.99

    Under $40-ORVW 10 107 $35.98 lowest price I saw this year,yes it sucks!

    Under $50-Binny's FRSB OBSK and the last RHF I had as well at $45.99 thrown in for good luck!
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Houston:

    $10 - Barton
    $20 - Buffalo Trace (19)
    $30 - OGD 114 or EWSB or maybe OWA (21, 27, 25)
    $40 - Elmer T. Lee ...hands down (33)
    $50 - Jefferson's Reserve is the only under 50 over 40 I've had in a while. I'm sure there are many I haven't tried.

    You guys that posted the Old Rip 10 - can you get that pretty regularly? Haven't seen it around here in a few years.

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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post

    Under $20-OGD 114 $18.99 on sale,I always stock up at that price!
    I'd buy it by the case!

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    Under $40-ORVW 10 107 $35.98 lowest price I saw this year,yes it sucks!
    Way to rub it in, Ryan. $49.99 here in ATL.
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