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    Sweetest Bourbon?

    The title says it all. Which Bourbon do you think of as the sweetest. Sweet as in opposite of sour, not as yet another juvenile synonym for good.

    For me, WT Rare Breed is a sweet whiskey, how about you?

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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    For me, it's probably Old Rip Van Winkle 12yo Lot B.
    I typically look for it as an 'after desert' pour.

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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?


    If you can find it: Benchmark XO Single Barrel.

    Delicious.
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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    The sweetest are the wheat bourbons.
    My favorates are Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr old 107 and Old Weller Antique 107.

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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    I think definitely Fighting Cock.

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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    For me, it's probably Old Rip Van Winkle 12yo Lot B.
    I typically look for it as an 'after desert' pour.
    Wow, I guess that says a lot about our taste buds. To me this is one of the most "unsweet" Bourbons in my locker. For me, Lot B is all leather and tobacco and oak, fascinating.

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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    The sweetest bourbon I ever had was Bulleitt Frontier Bourbon. In fact, IIRC, it was very sweet with little if nothing else as far as a taste profile was concerned. YMMV.


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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    Wow, I guess that says a lot about our taste buds. To me this is one of the most "unsweet" Bourbons in my locker. For me, Lot B is all leather and tobacco and oak, fascinating
    It really is fascinating - to me Rare Breed is very unsweet - and a lot of alcohol burn.
    I guess it just shows how different peoples tastes are, well, different

    Oh, and I'd definately agree that Bulleit is sweet. I've been out of stock of this for a while and had almost forgotten it

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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    Well, the problem with that question is that it depends mostly on the barrel.

    Since by U.S. law you can't add any sugar or caramel to straight bourbon, and fresh off the still all bourbon is dry as a bone, all of the sweetness comes from the wood sugars you get from the new barrels.

    If you compare bourbons of the same proof and one sort consistently comes out sweeter than the other, I'm not quite sure what the cause could be. Things like char level of the barrel or mashbill might affect perceived sweetness, but that's getting beyond my level of knowledge.

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    Re: Sweetest Bourbon?

    I will say Woodford Reserve. I always described it as "candy"!

    Tim

 

 

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