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  1. #1
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    You only get three!

    We've done this kind of thing before, but it's fun so what the hell! Let's say you must choose 3 standard bottlings to last you the rest of your life. By that I mean: no limited editions, single barrels, or otherwise "special" bottlings. Please limit your choices to only bourbon whiskeys; no rye or Tennessee.

    If I had to pick right now I would go with the following:

    Weller 12yo
    AAA 10yo
    Buffalo Trace

    These provide a nice cross section of style, as well as a nice price:value ratio. So what would your three be?


  2. #2
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    Re: You only get three!

    No single barrels? ouch!

    ORVW 15yr 107
    WT 8yr 101 (duty free)
    Buffalo Trace

  3. #3
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    Re: You only get three!

    I absolutely agree with your choices 100%...BT, Weller 12 and AAA10YR...are my choices also............

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    Re: You only get three!

    Well for what it's worth....
    ORVW 107 10/15 yr both are great !
    Buffalo Trace This is one of the first light weights I really like (90 proof )
    Ezra Brooks 101

    Bill g.


  5. #5
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    Re: You only get three!

    Hey Jeff!

    At the risk of sounding like a "me too", my three are:

    Buffalo Trace
    EC12
    AAA10yo

    I know I know...boring and unoriginal. But they're really tough to beat. I don't have access to the Weller 12yo, thus the EC12 substitution.


  6. #6
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    Re: You only get three!

    WT 101
    Old Forester 100
    Is Elijah Craig 12 year acceptable?

    Tim

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    Re: You only get three!

    Russell's Reserve 10 years old
    Evan Williams 7 years old
    Old Grandad (BIB if possible)

    Gary

  8. #8
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    Re: You only get three!

    Good man , Gary.
    While one could be satisfied with a single house( BuffaloTrace) For me to pick 3 and only 3 I'd be certain to pick 3 separate sources. So Certainly Jim Beam , Heaven Hill and someone else would make the list for me.

  9. #9
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    Re: You only get three!

    These are the distillery bottlings which I
    find most satisfying:

    Old Forester 100
    Buffalo Trace
    Makers Mark

    Sorry but I have never indulged in AAA. Is it that good?

  10. #10
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    Re: You only get three!

    My choices would be

    Old Rip Van Winkle 15 yo/107 proof
    Buffalo Trace
    Hirsch 16

    If the Hirsch is out (ouch!), I'd go with Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve 13 YO, because Wild Turkey 12 YO is all but gone now, sadly. Cheers, Ed

 

 

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