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    Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    I Have:
    Elijah Craig 12
    Buffalo Trace
    EWSB 1996
    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

    What next bottle would help me round out the flavors?

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    Re: Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    I must say, the EWSB is a surprise bourbon to me...very good price point for a good daily pour.

    As for rounding out your bourbon's....I would add a bottle of VW Lot B or maybe a Weller 107. There are so many great, mid-priced bourbons, it really comes down to personal preference.

    There are some threads here in SB.com that discuss this point of low, mid and top shelf bourbons to add to a collection. Poke around and see what you find.
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    Lightbulb Re: Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDram View Post
    I Have:
    Elijah Craig 12
    Buffalo Trace
    EWSB 1996
    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

    What next bottle would help me round out the flavors?
    Get an Elmer T. Lee or Rock Hill Farms. Your Buffalo Trace is from Buffalo Trace's low rye recipe, while these are from their high rye recipe. ETL is moderately priced, RHF is expensive. Both are delicious.

    You also have no Beam whiskey. Try a Knob Creek or an Old Grand Dad 100 or 114 proof.

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    Re: Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    Good advice here. To get some different ends of the spectrum, try Weller 12, and then maybe OGD 100 or WT 101.

    As far as brands go, you got some BT, try OGD, Bakers, Bookers for some Beam products. Got to get some VW products though. Lot B or some 15 yr.

    As far as everyday grabs go, get Weller Ant 107, OC 12, Beam Black, WTRB, ER SB, and all the other mentions above, ETL, KC, and something VW...

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    Re: Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    I second the recommendation of Weller Antique 107 (a wheater). Five dollars less than MM and ten dollars better tasting. Also there is no harm in trying a rye or two. WT Rye and Saz Jr. are favorites of mine. Comparing a straight rye to a ryed bourbon is a great way to educate one's palette with regard to what rye brings to the flavor profile of bourbon.

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    Re: Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    I second the recommendation of Weller Antique 107 (a wheater). Five dollars less than MM and ten dollars better tasting.

    Well said, solid advise.

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    Re: Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    You have two Heavan Hill products, one Wild Turkey and one Buffalo Trace. I'd say you "round out" either by getting something from another distillery (Old Forester 100 would be my pick), or a different style, i.e. a wheater. The best wheater I know is Weller Centennial.

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    Re: Good way to Round out My Bourbon's

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    You also have no Beam whiskey. Try a Knob Creek or an Old Grand Dad 100 or 114 proof.

    Tim
    FWIW, my support on this suggestion as well. In fact, I would head to the top......the OGD 114. You'll get a very nice bang for your buck with 114 as well as its unique ability to light up the night.....or day!

 

 

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