Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 111

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Bourbonian of the Year 2009 and Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Houston, Tx
    Posts
    1,798

    Top Ten American Whiskeys...One More Time

    Its been awhile since we've done a posting of our favorite whiskeys. There have been a number of new products issued.....Bernheim Wheat, WLWeller Barrel Proof, two Staggs in 2005, new OFBB, Four Grain, Pappy 15, etc since we last did this. It will be interesting to see if any new products make someone's top ten. Guidelines.....bourbon or rye, currently available or long gone (or even not available yet).....just name your 10 favorites. In my case, the order is unimportant.....they are all top whiskeys.

    1. ORVW 15/107
    2. WT Tribute
    3. VWSR 12yo SB - "Van Blankle"
    4. HH 20yo Rye (to be released Fall 2006)
    5. Wathens (late '90's bottlings)
    6. Stagg '02 (could easily substitue other years here)
    7. VWFR 14yo Bourbon (bottled Dec '84..and an excellent 16yo, thanks JVW)
    8. Rock Hill Farms
    9. VOF/VVOF 12yo's from '60's (can be hit or miss)
    10. Black Maple Hills 16yo (JVW bottling)

    Runners up include WT12yo, EW 15yo (Japanese market), Hirsch 16yo and VW's 12yo Old Time Rye.

  2. #2
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    180
    Since I’m still fairly new to this, I have a limited number of different brands to choose from, but here goes:

    1. Old Rip Van Winkle 15/107
    2. Eagle Rare 10/101
    3. Van Winkle Lot “B”
    4. Elmer T. Lee
    5. Eagle Rare 10yo SB
    6. Weller 12yo (regular bottle)
    7. GT Stagg (Spring ’05)
    8. Four Roses SB (Japan Release)
    9. Eagle Rare 17yo
    10. Baker’s

    Ones that I have, but have not opened yet: Stagg (Fall ’05), WLW (Fall ’05)

  3. #3
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    G'Town, TN
    Posts
    515

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by jspero
    Since Iím still fairly new to this, I have a limited number of different brands to choose from
    Well, here goes my cast and in no particular order:

    WT Kentucky Spirit
    VW Reserve Lot B
    WT 12yo
    Eagle Rare 101
    WT Russell's Reserve 101
    ORVW 15yo
    Elijah Craig 12yo
    Elmer T. Lee
    WT 101 - Old No. 8
    WLWeller Antique 107

    Now, that being said, I have several that I have not managed to get opened as of yet which would no doubt displace some of the above selections. These include GT Stagg, WT Tribute, Pappy 15, and Pappy 23.

  4. #4
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Chicago SW 'burbs
    Posts
    1,178
    Some possible candidates, subject to change, no particular order:

    • ORVW 15/107
    • George T. Stagg (any version I've tried)
    • WLW 12
    • Sazerac Rye (18 or Jr.)
    • Buffalo Trace
    • WTRR 101
    • VW Lot B
    • WT Rye
    • PVW 15
    • VWFR Rye
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

  5. #5
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837
    1.Tribute
    2.GT Stagg
    3.Kentucky Spirit
    4.WT Rye
    5.Bookers
    6.WT 12 yo
    7.Rare Breed
    8.Blanton's
    9.Jefferson Reserve
    10.Ridgemont Reserve 1792

    Ken (did I mention I like WT products?)
    Last edited by kbuzbee; 01-25-2006 at 13:11.
    "Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one's mettle as surely as the strongest adversary. "

  6. #6
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    115
    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee
    1.Tribute
    2.GT Stagg
    3.Kentucky Spirit
    4.WT Rye
    5.Bookers
    6.WT 12 yo
    7.Rare Breed
    8.Blanton's
    9.Jefferson Reserve
    10.Blanton's

    Ken (did I mention I like WT products?)
    You must really like Blanton's to list it twice. I need to sample more bourbons before I compile a list.

  7. #7
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837
    Mea culpa. That's what happens when I multitask!

    caio

    Ken
    "Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one's mettle as surely as the strongest adversary. "

  8. #8
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,086
    ND Old Taylor
    ND Old Grandad
    Elmer T. Lee
    Wild Turkey Rye
    Elijah Craig 18 years old
    ORVW 12 year old rye (wish I had more, maybe someone would trade with me at Gazebo?)
    Ancient Age BIB from early 1990's
    VOB 86 proof
    Kentucky Vintage 1976 (export or domestic versions)
    Rock Hill Farms (but not every bottle, I hit one not long ago that in my view was slightly musty).

    Gary

  9. #9
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Pelham, AL
    Posts
    3,894

    Post

    Here are mine, in no particular order:

    Rock Hill Farms
    Blanton's
    Elmer T. Lee
    Old Forester Birthday Bourbon (2002)
    Old Grand Dad 114
    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    Pappy Van Winkle 20-year old

    Right now, I can't think of two more that belong on the level with those, so I'll leave it at eight. I necessarily omit whiskeys that I have never had the good fortune to taste.

    Tim
    Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur

  10. #10
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Issaquah, WA.
    Posts
    887
    What does the BIB mean after the Ancient Age? Is that something different from the Ancient Age Bourbon I see at our liquor stores?
    Last edited by T47; 01-25-2006 at 17:04.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Stocking a bar with bourbon and other American whiskeys
    By Forbes in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-03-2004, 22:26
  2. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-04-2004, 15:50
  3. Top Ten Rejected Bourbon Names
    By cowdery in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-12-2003, 03:37
  4. Poll: Top 5 Whiskeys
    By Henry in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 123
    Last Post: 01-21-2003, 08:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top