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    Good old days of bourbon

    I remember back in the day, 3 years ago, I could walk into a liquor store in Minnesota and get a good sipping bourbon for $10 (HH 8 yr being one) Now days the most affordable sipper has more then doubled. I can't imagine what bounty you old timers had 10 years ago.

    I guess I can't complain as my former favorite libation, Rum, is hard to find a sipper for under$25.

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    Well, even I looked better back then. OTOH, I don't recall the variety available today. We took it foregranted that what had been always would be - BIBs and their cheaper kin the 80s and 86s. Heck, when JD dropped its proof from 94, I thought my tastebuds had changed - it COULDN'T be JD because whiskey never changed. Then, along came Blanton's . . .

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    You still can walk in and buy an OHH 8 yr for $10.

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    I pity the people on this site that never had the opportunity to sample the bourbons of yesterday. They were, for the most part, far superior to what you can buy today IMO.
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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    And you still can sample the bourbons of yesterday.

    This nothing more than a pity party. What's the point?

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by BootsOnTheGround View Post
    And you still can sample the bourbons of yesterday.

    This nothing more than a pity party. What's the point?
    maybe a plea for cheap sipper recommendations?

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    The Point

    Ah, distinctly I recall
    A bourbon first among them all.
    On SB I'd push its fame
    If I could think of its name.

    It was June 1963 in the dunes of Rehobeth Beach. Anybody remember what we drank?

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    Whiskey and Rye??
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    '63? It was probably a blended Canadian or Scotch.

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    Re: Good old days of bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    I pity the people on this site that never had the opportunity to sample the bourbons of yesterday. They were, for the most part, far superior to what you can buy today IMO.
    Joe
    I'm curious about your observation. What's so different today than in the past? Is it the Water? Climate? Grain? Wood? Stills? Yeast? Rickhouse? Skill of the craftsmen making the spirit? I'm relatively new to his hobby and have not had the opportunity to taste the great old dustys. I keep rationalizing the incremental purchase today with the logic that I won't be able to get any more of a specific bottling in the future. But in reality, I expect that there will be a steady stream of great new bourbons as the distilleries catch up with demand in the future. Maybe I'm wrong. Will we conclude that bourbon 10 years from now be inferior to today's product?

 

 

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