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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    Your breakfast cereal reference is an apt comparison Gary. For years (decades) we bought every new brand that came on the market but now I stick to the rye recipe Bourbons and don't feel slighted in the least.

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    Call me crazy, but I certainly enjoy a couple of neat cask strength whiskeys (THH, Bookers, GTS) while simultaneously also appreciating the softness of many of the lower proof bourbons (ETL, Four Roses Yellow, Old Forester 86, JD Old No. 7). If you are looking at these lower proof pours looking for the same experience as cask strength, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. They are different animals. Most bourbon drinkers more experienced than I say to appreciate the lower proof offerings for what they are.

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    BHC I. W. Harper at 80 proof is very good bourbon. I've had a few bottles and still have a couple left, I'd buy more if I found it. I think it's about the only 80 proof bourbon that I'd purchase.
    Never seen any of these, but if I do will definitely give it a whirl.

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    The Bourbon Heritage Collection limited edition 15 year 80 proof Harper came out in the mid 90s and a bottle may surface from time to time but the chances of finding one are slim.

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    Yeah, I know. But I'm just dumb enough to keep looking. :P

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    If you find two I'll buy one off 'ya.

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by boneuphtoner View Post
    Call me crazy, but I certainly enjoy a couple of neat cask strength whiskeys (THH, Bookers, GTS) while simultaneously also appreciating the softness of many of the lower proof bourbons (ETL, Four Roses Yellow, Old Forester 86, JD Old No. 7). If you are looking at these lower proof pours looking for the same experience as cask strength, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. They are different animals. Most bourbon drinkers more experienced than I say to appreciate the lower proof offerings for what they are.
    The only real rule is, start with lower proofs if you're doing a tasting! Otherwise, your preferences are all yours, unique, and important. As long as you honestly speak your mind, everyone wins.

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    I've found keeping the bottle within reach a good rule.

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    glass optional...........
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    Re: Cask/Barrel Strength vs. Reg Bourbon

    OGD is good at 90, but that's it for me. I usually go for the higher proof stuff - just more flavour.
    "With your bitch slap rappin' and your cocaine tongue, you get nothin' done"

 

 

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