Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.

View Poll Results: What would you open first

Voters
23. You may not vote on this poll
  • 1. Blanton's

    3 13.04%
  • 2. Eagle Rare 17 yr.

    17 73.91%
  • 3. WT Russell Reserve

    3 13.04%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Victoria Canada, Whistler, Maui
    Posts
    454

    Help! What would you open first?

    Just got back from a bourbon tour of KY. I was only able to bring 3 bottles back with me. I think I'll treat myself this coming weekend but would like some help deciding!



    Now, you can't vote more than once as you know, and no smart-a## answers like "Drink them all, man... Drink them all!"

    Thanks, my friends!



  2. #2
    Administrator in exile
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    3,904

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Absolutely the best of the three is the Eagle Rare 17yo. Thick and luscious with lots of caramel, vanilla and just a touch of barrel char. One of the best bourbons available IMHO.

  3. #3
    Guru
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    SI, NY
    Posts
    2,083

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Eagle Rare 17YO got my vote as well. Absolutely wonderful!

  4. #4
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    621

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Open the Eagle Rare 17yo. Not that the others aren't worthy, but they're not quite as unique.

  5. #5
    Bourbonian of the Year 2007
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    NYC, Louisville, Shenzhen
    Posts
    1,598

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    ER 17 is living on borrowed time. Enjoy, then bunker another away, if you still can.

  6. #6
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,942

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    I'll have to run with the crowd here. Open the ER17 If you like it you can plot a course of action . The other 2 should be available until sometime in 2014.

  7. #7
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Victoria Canada, Whistler, Maui
    Posts
    454

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    I must admit, I bought the Blanton's for my wife because it has a pretty little horse on top.

  8. #8
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    164

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Definitely open the ER17 first, but try to savor it and finish it last ... I remember seeing blantons at a LCBO (?) store in niagra falls last year, so i assume you can get that more easily than the ER17 (which is limited anyway)


    -Chris

  9. #9
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    104

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Definately go with the ER17 first...then Blanton's then Russell's....I too would really savor the ER over many days...

  10. #10
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    623

    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    I ride with everyone else on this one...Eagle Rare all the way. It's one great bourbon! Not that the others aren't good too...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. If you got it, would you open it?
    By Nebraska in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-26-2006, 18:36
  2. Open bottles
    By mrt in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-21-2006, 13:16
  3. Open Bottles
    By Brennan77 in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-06-2005, 19:21
  4. IW Harper 12 Yrs, open or not
    By rob in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-16-2005, 19:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top