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  1. #21
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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    theyre cheap, reliable, no-frills-but-still-quite-good, 100 proofers.

    what more could you ask for for $10-15?

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    Do a search of old Bourbon labels and the words Bottled in Bond will almost always show up on the premium labels. Historically BIB means 'this is the top of our line'.

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    i thought historically BIB meant "youre guaranteed to know what youre getting this way"

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    Plus, it's tough to go wrong with 100 proof. Just less watering-down of whatever brand profile can make for a great leap in quality, and the BIBs all seem to be under $20, while there are plenty of $25+ bottles that are under 95 proof.

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    i thought historically BIB meant "youre guaranteed to know what youre getting this way"
    It was always a statement of assurance but it used to mean more than it does now.

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    Quote Originally Posted by JPBoston View Post
    Plus, it's tough to go wrong with 100 proof. Just less watering-down of whatever brand profile can make for a great leap in quality, and the BIBs all seem to be under $20, while there are plenty of $25+ bottles that are under 95 proof.
    I have somewhat limited experience with BIBs but I haven't tried one that I haven't liked. As you point out the price is generally lower than highly marketed brands and the whiskey is generally good quality.

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    Quote Originally Posted by higgins View Post
    Not sure where you're at in Virginia, Draper, but I've purchased at least three in-state before: OGD BIB, EW BIB, and JTS Brown BIB. It may take some searching, but I certainly prefer them all to Early Times.
    We get VOB BIB in Viginia also, which is excellent!

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    Quote Originally Posted by VAGentleman View Post
    We get VOB BIB in Viginia also, which is excellent!

    one of the best BIBs ive tried. ive still not tried OGD BIB, i cant help but grab the 114

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    one of the best BIBs ive tried. ive still not tried OGD BIB, i cant help but grab the 114
    The BIB is fantastic. I've yet to try the 114 but it's on my list. I just found a place that sells the 114 for around $20, so I may pick up a bottle this weekend.

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    Re: Thoughts on Early Times

    probably the best and most unique bourbon youll get for $20. my advice is to open it, let it sit a while (open) then pour a drink. i opened it and poured one and it was so-so. after it was open for a few weeks, it got MUCH better.

 

 

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