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  1. #21
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    I'll use current Binny's pricing as they dominate the market here in Chicago and everything's listed on their site.

    $10-None...the only 2 listed at $9.99 are Zackariah Harris and Benchmark 8 at $9.99. HH 90 proof 6 year bought in Kentucky is what I drink.
    $20-Barton 6 year BIB
    $30-OWA
    $40-FRSB
    $50-Booker's because I wouldn't pay the $49.99 for the current WTKS and Rare Breed is in the under $40 and loses to 4R.
    Thad

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  2. #22
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Atlanta, GA

    Under $10 - Larceny ($19.99 - $10 Rebate, still have a couple local family members left to get the rebate)
    Under $20 - AAA 10YR TPS ($18.99 - I travel a lot to Cincinnati, so I bring enough back to last between trips, shipping knocks it up into the next category)
    Under $30 - Elmer T Lee ($26.99) close, close 2nd - Weller 12 (Typically I see it for $23.99 or $24.99 around town)
    Under $40 - Four Roses Single Barrel (last bottle I bought in Atlanta was $34, but I see it around here from $38 to $42 typically)
    Under $50 - I suppose I would put Rock Hill Farms (49.99) here, but I don't buy much in this price range, definitely some diminished value here. Typically I'll pass on this category and throw in an additional $20-$30 for some of the higher end releases.

  3. #23
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Under $10: Dixie Dew for $9.99. (Yeah, not a Bourbon.)

    Under $20: Old Ezra 7yr for $16.99.

    Under $30: OGD 114 for $21-$24.

    Under $40: FR1B.

    Under $50: Lot B

  4. #24
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    $10 or less - Evan Williams Black
    $20 or less - Weller 107
    $30 or less - Tie: Larceny or OGD 114 (Both low to mid 20's)
    $40 or less - Weller 12 (It's actually low to mid 30's around here! - if you can find it)
    $50 or less - Weller 12 (I can't think of anything under $50, I'd rather have than Weller 12, over $50 is a different story.)
    Last edited by Smokewagon; 02-19-2013 at 10:50.

  5. #25
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    $10 or less - Evan Williams Black
    $20 or less - Weller 107
    $30 or less - Tie: Larceny or OGD 114 (Both low to mid 20's)
    $40 or less - Weller 12 (It's actually low to mid 30's around here! - if you can find it)
    $50 or less - Weller 12 (I can't think of anything under $50, I'd rather have than Weller 12, over $50 is a different story.)
    Holy cow... W12 is either $19.99 or $21.99 out here.

  6. #26
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Twin Cities

    <$10: Heaven Hill 8/86 $9.99
    <$20: Buffalo Trace $17.99 or Maker's $19.99
    <$30: Baker's $26.99 or WT Rare Breed $29.99
    <$40: 4RSB $34.99 or WT Kentucky Spirit $37.99
    <$50: Don't normally buy in this range, last year it was Lot B $49.99, went up to $59.99 this year though.
    Last edited by sob0728; 02-19-2013 at 14:20.
    -SOB-

  7. #27
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Chicago suburbs

    <$10 - n/a
    <$20 - OGD BIB
    <$30 - Elmer T Lee
    <$40 - Maker's 46
    <$50 - Bookers

  8. #28
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    I've tried, and tried, and tried, but I just can't answer this question definitively. I have too many "bests", particularly in the <$20 to <$30 categories. But, I did have a revelation! Which made me feel really good. And that is, my choices in the higher categories like the <$40 and particularly the <$50 segments, were very limited. I did not include the one-offs and special releases, like PHC, BTAC, etc. After those, not much to choose from. But, I had dozens of choices I could select in the other, lower categories. So...Yey, US!!!!! Even though we've seen some price creep, we still have a great bargain with high quality whiskies in the bourbon aisle...

    What a cathartic thread...
    JOE

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    Bark less.

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  9. #29
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    South Louisiana

    <$10 Evan Williams BIB (White Label)
    <$20 Weller 12
    <$30 4R SmB
    <$40 Wild Turkey Rare Bird
    <$50 4R SB (TPS Private Barrel) OESQ is my current favorite

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

    NYC boroughs of queens and brooklyn.

    <$10 I don't think any exists. EWB is at least $12 for a 750ml If you find one, usually at least in 1L bottles for $15 or so.
    <$20 WT101 at $19.99
    <$30 Ritt BIB either $21 or $23. Dickel no. 12 @ $25. (Larceny was $32 for a 1L haven't seen the 750ml.)
    <$40 FR1B $39.99 (I'm not sure if I can find it at the price anymore so I'll add the soon to be dusty WTRB 108 proof at $34.99)
    <$50 Either the FR1B which I think is kicked up to $43. Or KC1B @$45.
    Last edited by Lazer; 02-19-2013 at 21:09. Reason: KC1B

 

 

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