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  1. #1
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    ETL wins a convert

    I have a buddy at work who has been wanting to try Bourbon for a while. He has asked me a few times for a list of my recommendations but he fails to pull the trigger.
    He goes with another family on extended Motor Home trips. He has this nice notion of sitting around the fire in the evening and sipping a nice Whiskey to close out the day. The idea just appeals to him.
    He says he tried Whiskey...he does not know what type...many years ago and it just burned. He has a Beer and Wine background.
    I picked up a bottle of ETL for him. I think it is a wonderfully smooth Bourbon, yet has plenty of good flavor. Nice looking bottle and price to boot. I pretty much felt if he did not like this one, then maybe Bourbon was not in his future, and I told him as much.
    To me ETL is the perfect middle of the road bottle. There are many with less flavor...bland I think...and then there are many with more flavor and heat.
    Well today at work he let me know that he found it to be "excellent". Very smooth and great flavor...is all Bourbon this good? I need to steer him here next...he will be doomed for sure.
    My first convert! Well I know ETL gets the real credit...
    Todd

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    ETL or Evan Williams Single Barrel would be the two Bourbons I'd attempt to lure others over with. Once they enjoy those two there's no going back!
    Tim

    I am going where streams of whiskey are flowing...

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    I have used ETL as a lure several times. Never had a bite. I don't understand why.
    Ed
    Bourbon makes me happy.

    Go Fighters!

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    I usually start people off with Maker's Mark. Good bourbon with great marketing, and it seems to work.

    Joel
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    Hard to beat Makers marketing, easier to beat the product.

    I like Makers and I drink it. That said for new folks EWSB, ERSB, Wellers are my choices if they never drink anything neat.

    For scotch drinkers I give them Wellers 107 or EC12YO, but there is not much hope for them no matter what I pour.

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    I usually go with ORVW10/90. Very good Van Winkle bourbon at a good price point, and a nice tolerable proof for folks who aren't used to high-proof whiskey.
    -Dan

    Who stole the cork from my breakfast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black85L98
    Hard to beat Makers marketing, easier to beat the product.

    I like Makers and I drink it. That said for new folks EWSB, ERSB, Wellers are my choices if they never drink anything neat.

    For scotch drinkers I give them Wellers 107 or EC12YO, but there is not much hope for them no matter what I pour.
    They also have nothing nice to say concerning American Whiskey in general. I agree with all of the pours sugeested.
    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

    Bob Marley.

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    Etl

    I hate to show my ignorance, but what is ETL?

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    Elmer T Lee... From the Buffalo Trace Distillery...and you show nothing but good curiosity.

    Todd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy_Ricchi
    I hate to show my ignorance, but what is ETL?
    It's good stuff...same mashbill as Blanton's.
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