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    Daily pour replacement :confused:

    New guy here. Long time straightbourbon.com observer, first time interacting. I have been trying various bourbons over the last few years and have comfortably settled on Old Forester as my moderately priced, delicously tasting, daily pour. However, recently the liquor stores here no longer carry this fine bourbon. Does anyone have recommendations on possible replacements for Old Forester as my daily pour bourbon? Thanks. I wanted to let you know that this site has been very helpful to me in learing about bourbon and the fine offerings that exist in the marketplace.

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    Re: Daily pour replacement :confused:

    Welcome. Your only other Brown-Forman (the maker of OF) offerings are Woodford Reserve, Early Times -- a Kentucky whiskey, not technically bourbon -- and Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, not likely available if ordinary OF isn't. Is Woodford Reserve available? Pricey, though, compared to OF.
    Very Old Barton comes to mind, too, but isn't widely available outside mid-country.

    Something in the same price range might be Evan Williams black (7yo), or Weller Special Reserve (7yo) if you're up to trying a 'wheater'.


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    Re: Daily pour replacement :confused:

    Wild Turkey 101
    Elijah Craig 12-yr old
    Ancient Ancient Age 10-yr old
    Old Grand Dad
    ....

    Lots of possibilities, if they are available to you.

    Tim

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    Re: Daily pour replacement :confused:

    After thinking some more today, I would add Jim Beam Black to my list. Very tasty.

    Tim

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    Daily pour replacement

    I am with you on the Elijah Craig. That is a fine bourbon at a good price. I did not like EC at first but it has grown on me. It has a very distinct taste. Thanks.

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    Re: Daily pour replacement

    I gotta get me a Jim Beam black, ive heard great things about its value and it always looks so respectable and tasty sitting on the shelves.

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    Re: Daily pour replacement

    I like the EC12 and the EWSB '94 vintage (the '93 was ok, it took almost an entire bottle to "grow" on me). I also enjoy Knob Creek, but when I can get Elijah Craig for 1/2 the price, it's not hard to decide on what my "daily pour" is...

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    Re: Daily pour replacement :confused:

    Can you buy OF over the Internet and get it sent to Idaho?

    Other low end pours? Can't go wrong with Rebel Yell and JB Black IMO


    I've got a mostly full bottle of OF I'll be happy to give to you if you cover the price of shipping. I don't care for the stuff. Give me a private message if interested.

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    Daily pour replacement

    I have thought about the internet option. Another option is heading across the border to Oregon, I believe they carry OF there. Thanks for the bourbon suggestions.

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    Re: Daily pour replacement :confused:

    Old Grand Dad bottled in Bond is a delicious pour, WT 101 and JB Black are also excellent. All of these are considerably more expensive than Old Forester, but not yet into the high priced spread.

 

 

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