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  1. #41
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    For what's available in Canada, my favorite is just basic Evan Williams Kentucky Straight...

  2. #42
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    I got something in the right price range that I have never tried before, Rebel Yell. It cost me 1,180 yen which puts it right around 10 dollars. I will let you know.
    Ed
    Bourbon makes me happy.

    Go Fighters!

  3. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by TnSquire
    I like Elijah Craig 12 year.
    This is damn good "Blue Collar" bourbon! Mind you, here in Canada its not $15 a bottle....

  4. #44
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    My Blue collar/work horse bourbons are:

    Rittenhouse Rye BIB
    Virginia Gentleman 90 $15
    Mark/Nebraska


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away. 11/25/2004

  5. #45
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    Around here many of the whiskies listed either don't fall in the budget (<$15) catagory (EC12, Buf Trace, JB Black, WT101, ETL) or don't seem to be available locally (VOB, Rittenhouse, AAA 10yr, EW 1783).

    That said I haven't really found any bottom shelf bourbons which I really consider a bargain. The stuff that's available for just a couple of dollars more is, to me, so much better. A couple of budget bourbons worth mentioning though:
    • Evan Williams Black Label ~$11 - As close as it gets. An enjoyable bourbon, just falls a bit short of the ~$17 bourbons.
    • Rebel Yell ~$12 - Unique as a bottom shelf bourbon as it's fairly smooth yet still has a lot character & flavor. This one was a favorite of mine when I could get it for $6.99 / 750ml at Trader Joes in California. But here at $12 bottle isn't as interesting.
    Now when you lift the price threshold to $18 there are a bunch of excellent bourbons covering a variety styles:
    • JB Black
    • Weller 12yr
    • WT 101
    • Old Charter 10yr (haven't tried the 12yr yet)
    I actually prefer these to most of the $20-$25 bourbons that I've tried including BT, EC12, WT Russell Reserve, OGD114.

  6. #46
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    Re: Blue Collar whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by hookfinger View Post
    Buffalo Trace is the go to bourbon around here. Even convinced my favorite watering hole to rack a bottle.
    I disagree simlpy because BT is harsh, dirty and yeasty.

  7. #47
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    Re: Blue Collar whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by JRomain View Post
    I disagree simlpy because BT is harsh, dirty and yeasty.
    I must really like whiskey that's harsh, dirty and yeasty. Kinda like me, except the yeasty part.

  8. #48
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    Re: Blue Collar whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Powertrip View Post
    This is damn good "Blue Collar" bourbon! Mind you, here in Canada its not $15 a bottle....
    Your in Canada are any Bourbons < $15.00?

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    Re: Blue Collar whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_call_me_Ed View Post
    I got something in the right price range that I have never tried before, Rebel Yell. It cost me 1,180 yen which puts it right around 10 dollars. I will let you know.
    Ed

    I forgot to let you know what I thought.

    Not bad at all, especially for the price. I still have the open bottle though, so it clearly didn't become a daily pour.

    Ed
    Bourbon makes me happy.

    Go Fighters!

  10. #50
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    Re: Blue Collar whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by JRomain View Post
    I disagree simlpy because BT is harsh, dirty and yeasty.
    Have never tried it, but I will be certain to look for those characteristics when I finally do.
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