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  • 1. Blanton's

    3 13.04%
  • 2. Eagle Rare 17 yr.

    17 73.91%
  • 3. WT Russell Reserve

    3 13.04%
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  1. #1
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    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
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    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.

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    Re: Help! What would you open first?

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

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    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...

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    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Dave,
    Forget that advice. Start with the Russell's Reserve, then the Blanton's and work your way up to the ER. Like a good sypmphony, you need to build to a crescendo. Now mind you, the average symphony should be completed in one, good long sitting.


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    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Ed, you cheated. He only wanted to open ONE!

    You dealt him Mozart; he asked for Bruckner.

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    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    Guilty as charged.

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    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    I agree with you Ed except for one thing. When you sit down for a meal, you go appetizer, main course, dessert. Which in my book means Russell's Reserve, then ER17, then Blanton's IMHO.

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    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    LOL As a matter of fact, that is the same order I used, some months ago.

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    Re: Help! What would you open first?

    The coolest thing about drinking whiskey to me, who grew up on two decades of nuttin' but beer, is that you can keep whiskey bottles open for years. If you really want to open up just one then it has to be the Eagle Rare 17 because that one's not long for this world so you have to know whether to get another. But whiskey keeps, so I'd open 'em up all at once, and treat 'em as three rounds. And then tell us fellow lush and flush compansions how they compare!

    I'd sample them WTRR, Blantons, Eagle Rare.

 

 

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