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  1. #21
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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Gary did you like the HW own make or their sourced whisky?
    I believe their sourced stuff, although I honestly have no idea. I haven't had any of their white (or silver) whiskey, so assuming the aged stuff is sourced? I really like HW Campfire (which has to be somewhat sourced for the peated scotch), and have enjoyed their Bourye and Double Rye.
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  2. #22

    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    It probably doesn't really count but I was given a few nips of Red Stag infused bourbon and it was vile and undrinkable.

  3. #23
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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz1776 View Post
    It probably doesn't really count but I was given a few nips of Red Stag infused bourbon and it was vile and undrinkable.
    AMEN! I'll definitely second this!
    Well, how can it not be McCormick's, the $7 well bourbon of the finest dive bars? Tastes like kerosene and sadness.

  4. #24
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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz1776 View Post
    It probably doesn't really count but I was given a few nips of Red Stag infused bourbon and it was vile and undrinkable.
    Agreed also. I just pray to the bourbon gods that Beam uses substandard juice to blend with their cherry swill. I would hate to think that some of the bourbon used for Red Stag could have become a Beam Black or Knob Creek. Evan Williams cherry is just as awful but it is actually not blended with bourbon. HH uses american whiskey beause it talks about "grain neutral spirits" being a large percentage on the label. Again it is awful but at least they ruining less bourbon.

  5. #25
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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    I have to feel certain that Beam uses their substandard barrels for making Red Stag. For what it's worth, I actually thought it was ok when I tried it. Obviously not something I would drink often, but on ice for a change of pace it wasn't bad.

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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Joe,
    Have you tried the Sweet Mash?

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post

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    Woodford Reserve Masters Collection Sonoma Cutrer and Cody Road

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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Ezra Brooks and HH BIB 4-year (gold label) have both been mentioned as undrinkable. I disagree. I think EB (black label, 90 proof, looks alot like Jack Daniels) is very drinkable with an ice cube or two, and no problem at all in a mix. I just tried the HH gold BIB a couple nights ago, and I thought it was very nice, especially for the price. I'll even drink HH 80 on the rocks and enjoy it. The bourbons I avoid are Old Crow (my dad and I call it Old Croak Kentucky Straight Embalming Fluid), and Mattingly & Moore. The Old Croak I had (several years ago) was just rotgut, and I'm not even a Beam hater. It even ruins a 7UP. The Mattingly & Moore is suspiciously sweet, which makes me think something is being covered up with sweetness.

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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Thank you to everyone who responded to my question with engaging, thoughtful responses. I'm relatively new to bourbon (long time scotch and wine fanatic) and was puzzled by the almost universal acceptance and respect of bourbon at every level of quality and price, and now I know why.

    While I did not intend it to be a personal preference thread, I have to give LostBottle credit for the most direct and amusing response.
    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Not a bourbon, but Wild Turkey Rye 81 is f*ck*ng horrible.
    Even if I liked WT Rye 81, I can't argue with this.

  9. #29
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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtisc84 View Post
    Joe,
    Have you tried the Sweet Mash?
    This is one on my not good list. it started out somewhat ok, but then got weirder as i got into the bottle.

    B
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    Re: What is on your list of bad bourbon?

    Corner Creek Reserve tops my list.

 

 

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