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    Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    I did a search on this and it was very dated. The reason for this is I had a friend who was a scotch drinker and wanted to be introduced to bourbons.

    I put our 5 unmarked Glencairn glasses and picked 5 different samples to try. The first isn't a bourbon, 77 Whiskey NY wheat, followed by
    Elmer T. Lee, Jefferson Presidnetial 18 year, Old Weller Antique and finally Bulleit 10 year.

    He loved the nose and flavor of the Jefferson Presidnetial 18 year and rated it #1. He asked where he could buy it. I explained it was not availble (to my
    knowledge and it was pricey, around $80 when I purchased it.

    Anyway, he said he didn't want anymore expensive bourbons, he couldn't buy. Under $50 was his price range.

    So we went to a local store to check prices and recommended these:

    Blanton's, Bookers, Knob Creek (both), Angels envy. He already had a Buffalo Trace and Evans Black.

    Anthing to add to this discussion?

    Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    Elijah Craig 12, Eagle Rare 10, EWSB, OGD BiB, OGD11, WR rare breed... SO many great choices under $50!!

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    Unfortunately your selection in NY is going to be a bit more limited than some others.

    The OWA or Weller 12yr bottles are great in the low $20 range.
    Corner Creek, Rowan's Creek, Noah's Mill, Basil Hayden (you can get this), Eagle Rare 10 year, Larceny (great for the $$$ IMHO) and many, many more.

    How about just normal Woodford Reserve?

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    Four Roses Small Batch and Single barrel...

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    In no particular order, though the Four Roses Single Barrel would be my number one suggestion: Four Roses Single Barrel, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Elijah Craig 12, Maker's 46, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Weller 12, Rock Hill Farms, Henry McKenna BIB, Four Roses Small Batch, Eagle Rare 10, Bowman Single Barrel, OGD BIB and 114. So many good choices.

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonGuy View Post

    Anyway, he said he didn't want anymore expensive bourbons, he couldn't buy. Under $50 was his price range.
    I agree with this statement 200%. I don't want to try really expensive stuff, or stuff that isn't available any longer. If I cant get it or refuse to spend that much for it, why tease myself? There are PLENTY of great options that are both on the shelf today and under $50.




    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonGuy View Post
    So we went to a local store to check prices and recommended these:

    Blanton's, Bookers, Knob Creek (both), Angels envy. He already had a Buffalo Trace and Evans Black.
    Has he tried Bookers, or Knob Creek 120 yet? If he was a scotch fan, I'm not sure Id recommend those to him right off the bat. Scotch is 80 proof and if he is used to that, 120-130 proof is not likely something Id recommend to him right off the bat. Id recommend starting on the lower levels and moving up from there

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    Four Roses yellow label. Without a doubt one of the finest, least expensive Bourbons on the market today and at 86 proof easier for a scotch drinker to handle.

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by TunnelTiger View Post
    Four Roses yellow label. Without a doubt one of the finest, least expensive Bourbons on the market today and at 86 proof easier for a scotch drinker to handle.
    I thought 4RYL was 80 proof

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    A wheated bourbon advocate, I just don't see how you can beat any of the Old Weller offerings.....at any price.

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    Re: Inexpensive (under $50) Bourbon

    Yes it is 80 proof. I really need to re-read my posts before I hit quick reply.

    memo to self, read it before sending

 

 

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