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  1. #11
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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    Of stuff generally available, I'd go with the Rock Hill Farms.
    So it's really that good, eh?

    At $42/bottle, I've been having trouble convincing myself to give it a try, but with Tim's description ("It is the most luxurious bourbon I have ever tasted."), I'm seriously tempted to go for it anyway.

    I'll just have to schedule a trip to the store to coincide with my next moment of weakness!

  2. #12
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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    [SNIP] So it's really that good, eh?[SNIP]
    It has a balance, complexity and "fineness" to it that I find simply outstanding.

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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    Well, I picked up a bottle on Tuesday, and was able to sample it yesterday evening.

    I'm guessing the fact that I can still taste it in my mind right now (in a good way), and the fact that its flavor keeps popping back into my conciousness over an over again says something about the impression it made on me.

  4. #14
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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    My two cents:

    1) Rock Hills Farm
    2) George T. Stagg 2004
    3) Eagle Rare 17 yo

    Don't like Blanton's at all. (Sorry!)

  5. #15
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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    I'm with you on the Blanton's. I have never quite understood the appeal, but then I don't care for Rock Hill Farms either, so it's different strokes I guess. Anyway, I would pick the following: (Assuming taking the Staggs as a whole and not including any Van Winkles)

    1. George T. Stagg
    2. Weller 12yo
    3. Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve


  6. #16
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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    Two of my first bourbons were Weller 12 yo and Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve (along with Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo).

    I liked them both (the first two listed, above) until I started buying other premium bourbons. Now, I avoid them both. I consider them "well" bourbons, which makes them good for mixing, but not (for me) as sippin' whiskeys.

    ORVW 15yo took the place of the 10yo, above, even at the premium price difference.

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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    Two of my first bourbons were Weller 12 yo and Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
    Now, I avoid them both. I consider them "well" bourbons, which makes them good for mixing, but not (for me) as sippin' whiskeys.

    That is the craziest thing I have ever heard, you should see a doctor.

  8. #18
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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    I won't disagree with you. However, I have found that everyone's bourbon tastes are different. A good friend of mine, who drinks bourbon with me, has 180 degree preference to the bourbons I like. He likes the woody, hot bourbons and I like very little oak taste, with a little sweet sensation in my bourbons. We both want, however, a good bourbon flavor!

    I didn't mean to offend. That's just what makes horse races!

  9. #19
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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    That's right. Tonight I took small sips of the bourbons/Tennessee's in my bar of the moment. Here is how I rank them:

    i) Batch 125 Woodford Reserve

    (ii) Elmer T. Lee

    (iii) my 50/50 vatting of Jack Daniel and Jack Daniel Single Barrel

    (iv) Wild Turkey 101

    (v) ORVW Lot B

    (vi) VOB 86 and 100 proof mingled 50/50

    All these bourbons are tops but on the basis of a small sip each, this is how they ranked tonight.

    This Woodford is starting in particular to strike me as ultra good. It has a subtle flavour of wildflowers, possibly violets, that I don't get in any of the others. This may derive from the pot still element.

    Gary

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    Re: Best of the BT Line?

    Violets?
    Are you smokin' the Woodford or drinkin' it?

 

 

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