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    What are the sweetest bourbons?

    My reintroduction to the world of Bourbon came when I was travelling for work, went to KY and passed by the State Store. I thought it made sense to sample something from the State.

    So viewing the Pints, I ended up picking the Jim Beam 7YO. At the hotel, I put it on cracked ice and found it to be quite awesome. It was very sweet in my opinion.

    Now I figure I am going to get another bottle of that because as far as I can tell that 7YO White Label is the sweetest stuff around.

    Can someone tell me are there other sweet bourbons? I have been drinking the heaven hill bourbons such as Elijah Craig and Evan Williams and do not find them sweet, nor do I find Jim Beam Black to be 'sweet'.

    What are the sweetest bourbons?

    Thanks,

    Paul Cote

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    Re: What are the sweetest bourbons?

    OK I read the posts, thanks a lot! I was considering the Old Fitzgerald and they only have the low end stuff here at my liquor store but it is cheap. Like 17 a half gallon or something. The selection here is not horrible but not great either considering I am going to a more or less liquor supermarket.

    It does look like when I got that EWSB1995 gift set two nights ago, there was a run on it... None left today.

    Well, I bought me a 7YO Jim Beam and I'm doing the comparison with the Jim Beam Black.

    Because of the holiday they have a greeter at the door and he is giving out presents. I got a Sam Adams bottle opener, he dropped another and I picked it up for someone at work. Then he told me to take a box when I went in. It was a really nice MADE IN USA MAG LITE with Early Times logo on it.

    Not bad for free.

    So I guess its my favorite liquor store now.

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    Re: What are the sweetest bourbons?

    Elmer T. Lee.

    Woodford Reserve used to be pretty sweet, but I haven't had any for a while.

    Tim

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    Re: What are the sweetest bourbons?

    i find OGD 114 to be an extremely sweet and brown sugar-themed bourbon.

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    Re: What are the sweetest bourbons?

    I don't see Elmer T. Lee around here in KS much. Will be going to MO in January and will look out there. The Woodford seems pretty common here though. Thanks!

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    Re: What are the sweetest bourbons?

    I have to agree that Elmer T Lee is the sweetest I've tasted so far. A close second would be Weller 12 year old.

    Jay

 

 

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