I have bourbons and ryes that cost well over $50 and some well over $100. What do I drink most of the time WT 101 a $22 bourbon I think it's great you don't need to spend a fortune on whiskey to get great quality. Drink what you like not what is going to impress someone.
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[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"
Right on Paul, I figure if I can't get there with a grade Bourbon I ain't trying.
As a younger guy who will probably get married in the next few years, it's good to see that I'm getting all these helpful relationship tips in addition the all the accumulated bourbon knowledge that SB is known for.
Back to the original topic, what are you guy's thoughts on the AAA 10 star in relation to other bourbons in that price range?
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough." - Mark Twain
"Because Whiskey Matters!" - David Perkins
Now, Bourbon advice; that's another story! You will certainly come to love some brands more than others; but as several have pointed out, you do NOT need to spend like a sailor to enjoy some very satisfying Bourbons. Most of my top-20 list are under $42, and many are under $32... and those are Michigan prices, not the less expensive ones available in many states.
Taste away, and make some notes about what you prefer, and why. Those notes can be great fun to look back at in a year or two; and can be quite informative, too.
Richnimrod-we're practically neighbors...I'd love to catch you on chat sometime.
And on the topic of people feeling like they need to spend gobs of money to have "good tastes", I'm not a big fan of doing something solely because society tells you to..In my household we ruthlessly ridicule that "brand whore" mentality...