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    Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    I have been really enjoying my Jefferson's Presidential Select 18. I have come to appreciate the really woody nature it has. Now though, I am about 1/2 through it, and it's a little hard to find. And even when I do, it's $85-$100.
    Sooo, I would like people's ideas for a "replacement" bourbon for the JPS18. Is there ANYTHING that even approximates the taste profile for less money? And by less money, I actually mean <$40?

    Thanks

    Brad
    Well, how can it not be McCormick's, the $7 well bourbon of the finest dive bars? Tastes like kerosene and sadness.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    Again, I've only had the 17 which is supposed to be a little less woody, but I would say no.

    Edit: If you like it that much buy as many as you can afford and drink it slower
    Last edited by smknjoe; 03-14-2013 at 11:16. Reason: Addendum

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    If you like it that much buy as many as you can afford and drink it slower
    Don't know how long your bottle has been open, but the extreme woodiness of my first bottle moderated drastically after a couple of months. So the "bad" news is, if you like the wood, you may actually need to drink it faster. YMMV, of course, and my experience may be bottle-specific. I have two more, but they are not yet open, so I have no additional data.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    Everything I can think of as possible substitutes is in the same price range.
    You might want to try Vintage 17 or maybe even Rock Hill Farms. For my tasternator the Vintage has similar woodyness and the Rock Hill has similar mouth feel. Neither is a direct replacement and neither is cheap.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    I'd second Vintage 17, but it's also out of production, only a little bit cheaper and a lot more difficult to find than the JPS18 at least around here. Weller 12 is probably the closest thing in the under $40 range.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    I'll second the Weller 12 recommendation. That might be the same "sweet" profile you're after as well. My last bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit was extremely woody.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    If you can still find some EC 18, then vatting that with VSOF 12 would get you close.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    Ah, the vat trick, I never think of doing that.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    Thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I may just be SOL...
    Well, how can it not be McCormick's, the $7 well bourbon of the finest dive bars? Tastes like kerosene and sadness.

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    Re: Suggestions For Another Bourbon Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Borchard View Post
    I have been really enjoying my Jefferson's Presidential Select 18. I have come to appreciate the really woody nature it has. Now though, I am about 1/2 through it, and it's a little hard to find. And even when I do, it's $85-$100.
    Sooo, I would like people's ideas for a "replacement" bourbon for the JPS18. Is there ANYTHING that even approximates the taste profile for less money? And by less money, I actually mean <$40?

    Thanks

    Brad

    Sooooo. You want to find a $40 replacement for a fine $90 - $120 classic? Inebriation perhaps?
    Jon

 

 

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