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    Must Taste Bourbons

    Must taste Bourbons might make a good separate thread. -- squire

    At the suggestion of one of our esteemed senior members, how about a thread for must taste bourbons. Either something you are really looking forward to trying or something you feel that everyone should try at some point. Ryes fly too of course.

    I went over to a friend's new home for the first time a couple days ago and took over a VOB 6/90. He broke out rocks and two glasses and we had a couple pours. I don't drink on ice ever really, but it was really pleasant and surprisingly refreshing, which is not a term I associate with whiskey. Thought it brought out a bit of sweetness I'd never noticed in the pour before. I've never had the VOB BiB, it's not distributed in these parts as far as I know.

    So VOB BiB is my current must taste bourbon.

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    Must Taste Bourbons

    I am looking forward to the possible mud wrestling that may be involved in order to get my hands on this years FR LE SmB.

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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    For that one I wouldn't fight fair.

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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    Here' one I recommend that isn't always given it's due IMHO (because it's marketed by a Non-Distiller, Luxco):
    Ezra B Single Barrel, 12-year, 99.5-proof. It has a rich, complex nose; a lovely, thick mouthfeel; and a taste to delight the palate.
    Worth the few extra bux IMHO.

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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    A bourbon that I would suggest every bourbon explorer try would be Old Grand Dad. Ideally the 114, but 100 will do. It's easy to by-pass on in the store due to it's low price, and resulting perception as lower quality. But, in the bourbon category, where the taste profiles can sometimes become muddled, and hard to distinguish and differentiate, the OGD house profile stands apart. To my taste buds, there really isn't anything out there quite like it.
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    Others have tried but there is only one head of the Bourbon family.

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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    Considering that I like Ten High straight, I think I ought to try 1792 Ridgemont Reserve sometime. It's just so hard to spend $30.99 on it when EW BIB is so tasty and it's only $14.96...
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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    Ok ill bite. Despite the controversy, I am going to be 'that' guy and say at some stage you have to try one of the Pappys. I have only had the 15, but it really does stand out to me.

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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    4R SB, doesn't even have to be a special bottling or barrel strength. Just the normal old SB is a huge step up from the small batch, and not much more $.

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    Re: Must Taste Bourbons

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre28 View Post
    Ok ill bite. Despite the controversy, I am going to be 'that' guy and say at some stage you have to try one of the Pappys. I have only had the 15, but it really does stand out to me.
    Oh, you're that guy...

    Funny how PVW has joined MM and WR as the bourbons you dare not say you purchase and enjoy.
    Last edited by smokinjoe; 08-08-2013 at 19:11.
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