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    Question YOUR top 5..

    Alright need everyone's top 5 opinion. I'm tryin to pick up some good bourbon tomorrow thinkin of one of these... baker's,bookers,pappy 15, old weller atique 107. Been drinkin ogd114 and love it, bought eagle rare 10 yrs old today, doest really compare to ogd. Saw pappy 23 today for 299.99, it better be miracle water or something..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mred
    Saw pappy 23 today for 299.99, it better be miracle water or something..
    It is...

    My top (obtainable) five would be (in no particular order):

    Pappy Van Winkle 15
    Elmer T Lee
    Old Grand Dad 114 (this one fluctuates, always in the top seven or so though)
    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    Elijah Craig 18

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    Top five? Lessee . . .

    WT Russell's Reserve 101 - the best bourbon I've ever tasted

    Dickel No. 12 - my everyday favorite

    Michter's Rye 10 yr - very peppery, a happy hit to the gut

    Elmer T Lee - the Scotch scribes all rave about how a good whiskey has to be balanced; that's the trait this bourbon displays most of all

    Evan Williams Single Barrel - I've tried the 1994, 1995 and 1996, and they're all the good liquid candy. (Gotta have a Heavan Hill on the list; they have a unique taste i wouldn't want to be without.)



    (Just for fun, here's a top five Scotches, too: )

    Highland Park - it's that balance thing

    Bowmore, 15 year - a bit less medicinal than other Islays, but just as complex and with an even better aroma

    Auchentosen - I would think this finely detailed malt would appeal to a bourbon drinker

    Torbornory - this is sweet stuff, the Little Debbie of scotches. I love it.

    Talisker - Like Pujols, a five tool player: nose, balance, flavor, texture, idiosyncracies,
    Last edited by Jazzhead; 11-10-2006 at 21:46.

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    My top 5 (in no particular order):

    Pappy Van Winkle 15

    Elmer T Lee

    Hancocks Reserve

    Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 101

    W.L.Weller 12yr.

    I could be limited to thse 5 and live happily ever after!

    Thomas

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    GT Stagg
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    ETL
    WT101
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    is russells reserve 101 still available?? all ive seen is the 90..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mred
    is russells reserve 101 still available?? all ive seen is the 90..
    The 101 proof was replaced by the 90 proof about a year ago ( +/- ). While it's no longer in production, the 101 can still be found, but you have to hunt for it a bit. Here's a pic of the 2 bottles side-by-side for comparison.

    To answer your original question (in no particular order):

    Bookers
    OGD 114
    WTRR 101
    Elmer T Lee
    Buffalo Trace
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Brad

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    wow, that 90 proof sure has a bad case of evaporation!!

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Quote Originally Posted by mred
    is russells reserve 101 still available?? all ive seen is the 90..
    It seems weird that they say the 101 proof RR is "discontinued" when they must actually now be exporting it. We got it in Australia about 2 months ago and the shelves are full......

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    My Top Five:
    1. Pappy 23 - Lawrenceburg
    2. Wild Turkey Tribute
    3. Wild Turkey Gold Foil 12 y/o
    4. Ezra Brooks 15 y/o 101 "Sippin Whiskey"
    5. Any "Old" Stitzel-Weller whiskey
    Joe
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