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    Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    It is nearing the end of the year, what is best bourbon that you tasted in 2014? How about we break it out into 3 categories: best reasonably priced, best rare/collectible, best "legendary", ie dusty, unavailable etc. Here's mine:

    1. Best reasonably priced - Wild Turkey Rare Breed batch WTR-03
    2. Best rare/collectible - Four Roses 2013 Limited Single Barrel
    3. Best "legendary" - Didn't really try one

    W12 or W12/OWA blend is prolly a close second for the reasonably priced. HHSS #2 is close second for the rare/collectible.

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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    I think for me the HHSS #2 might take all three categories. Same or less than BTAC makes it more than reasonable, and easily hits 2 and 3 for me.

    Aside from that, my next choices would be:
    1. ECBP (even with a small price bump, a steal IMHO)
    2. GBS FRSB OBSK (guys and gals did good on this one!)
    3. OCPR "slope shoulder" my Dad and I found in May; great bourbon!
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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    I think for me the HHSS #2 might take all three categories. Same or less than BTAC makes it more than reasonable, and easily hits 2 and 3 for me.
    Agreed that HHSS #2 might be the deal of the decade, but for the sake of the original question:

    1. OFBB 2013
    2. William Heavenhill 11 yr from Heritage Center GS
    3. PVW 15

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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    1. PHC2

    2. FR SibLE 2013

    3. GTS 2014

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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    I plead the fifth.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I plead the fifth.
    I find it more useful to drink the fifth!

    Count me in on the HHSS#2 for the first two. The legendary bourbon this year was HHSS#1!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    Of this year's releases, William Larue Weller this year was phenomenal. Best bourbon I ever had.

    HHSS#2 deserves a mention as next in line.

    Elmer T Lee Commemorative was my favorite to drink. Will definitely be on the look out to build a bunker up for this one as I can just plow through bottles of this. Not surprising for ETL.

    If I had to choose a legendary bottling, it would have to be the Bowman Brothers 18-year old TPS Hazmat. One of the best bourbon's I ever tried, recently bested by WLW2014.

    Honorable mention goes to any of the Four Roses Barrel Proof Single Barrel's out there. Haven't had a bad one yet; some were top contenders as the best of the year. The SmBLE2014 was not too shabby either.

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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    going to go with

    1. Best reasonably priced - Four Roses Single Barrel
    2. Best rare/collectible - Booker's 25th
    3. Best "legendary" - Vintage 21 (and while not a bourbon, the best thing I tasted overall this year was Rittenhouse 25)
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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I plead the fifth.
    It was Kentucky Owl, wasn't it?
    Andrew

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    Re: Best Bourbon you tried this year - 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by amg View Post
    It was Kentucky Owl, wasn't it?
    1. 4RSB. Complex, consistent, with a reasonable price and is always available on a shelf near you.
    2. Tie between HHSS #2 and any of the BP 4R OBSQ's that Jimmy allowed to be bottled.
    3. My dusty choice has to be from the decanter I procured earlier this year...'84 ER 101.

 

 

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