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  1. #31
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    <$10 EWB when on sale
    <$20 BT
    <$30 EC12
    <$40 4R SmB
    <$50 Bookers

    What would your selections be Charles?
    Last edited by JB64; 02-19-2013 at 22:11.
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Do most of my bourbon buying in the NYC suburbs of New Jersey, but also do an occasional purchase from some Manhattan stores like Astor.

    Under $10: Don't really go there.

    Under $20: WSR, with Ritt BIB or Old Ezra 7yr/101 honorable mention. Since this is a "where you are" thread, I can't include the VOB BIB and AAA 10 Yr that I picked up from TPS.

    Under $30: I feel spoiled to be able to put FR1B in this price category, but since it is, that is my choice. This range seems to be my sweet spot though, as I could easily put OGD 114, ETL, OWA and W12 as my choice and be perfectly content.

    Under $40: No clear choice, so most of my under $30 choices would likely qualify here as well.

    Under $50: Blanton's, and when I am able to find it, Lot B. I have a Noah's Mill at $43 that I haven't cracked open yet, which might enter into the mix.

  3. #33

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

    I already did this thread before...what's the best under X...just sayin'.

    Here in LA:

    <$10 - I don't really drink bourbon that's this cheap....sorry? I prefer to get weird, cheap dusties around town for $15 or so when it comes to botttom shelf.

    <$20 - Rye: Bulleitt Rye at Trader Joe's, $19.99. Bourbon: BT, $19.99 at K&L. Best buy in LA.

    <$30 - Rye: Rittenhouse, $24, Bourbon: Still BT for me, surprisingly.

    <$40 - Rye: Willett SB, $36-38, Bourbon: 4R SB - $39.99, but typically prefer K&L releases that cost more cuz I'm lucky enough to have K&L.

    <$50 - Rye: High West Rendezvous ALL day at $48, Bourbon: Tie between Blanton's & RHF, $45-50/each.
    Last edited by humchan2k; 02-20-2013 at 11:24.

  4. #34
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    I already did this thread before...what's the best under X...just sayin'.
    Did I actually make a decision in your thread?

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  5. #35
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Cincinnati/ NKy

    <$10 Heaven Hill 6yo BiB
    <$20 VOB BiB ($13) or OWA on sale ~$19
    <$30 OWA ($22)
    <$40 4R standard SB ($32) / ORVW 107 ($35)
    <$50 4R OESK SB ($49.99)

  6. #36
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Prices are a little steep here in NYC:
    <$20 Four Roses Yellow label @ $19.99
    <$30 Old Weller Antique @ $25.99
    <$40 Elmer T. Lee @ $32.99
    Rookie of the year Larceny @ $32.99
    Bargain Rye: Rittenhouse BIB @ $22.99
    Bang for the Buck: Mellow Corn @ $13.99

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

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    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...

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

    From Atlanta, GA, my list would be:

    $10 or less: Evan Williams Black ($9.99)

    $20 or less: Wild Turkey 101 ($19.99) (but only because I don't have a bottle of Fighting Cock @ $16.49 to compare against; only tasted it once but was impressed!)

    $30 or less: Tie between Elmer T Lee ($26.99) and Knob Creek ($27.99)

    $40 or less: Four Roses Single Barrel ($34.99)

    $50 or less: Bookers ($46.99)
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  9. #39
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Great thread. I really think that geography is the most interesting component here. So often we talk about values and corresponding drinking habits without taking varying prices into account.

    In Columbia, Missouri (100,000+ inhabitants college town)

    Best Bourbon...

    Under $10: EWB at $9.99, $18.99 for a handle

    Under $20: WSR at $16.99

    Under $30: EC 12 at $25.99 (this is hard; so many bourbons I would expect at $20 come in at considerably over $20)

    Under $40: FR1B at $39.99

    Under $50: Booker's at $49.99 (sometimes), although really I want to say FR1B again here
    Last edited by CoMobourbon; 02-23-2013 at 14:36.
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    Re: Best Bourbon For $10, $20, $30, $40, $50?

    Slight revision (refinement?) of the premise: Best VALUE IN BOURBON in Columbia, Missouri...

    Under $10: still EWB

    Under $20: EW BIB at $11.99 OR FRY at $12.99

    Under $30: OGD 114 at $22.99

    Under $40: still FR1B

    Under $50: ?
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