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  1. #1
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    Help me round out my collection

    I am more of a scotch whisky and tequila drinker than american whiskey but have quite a few friends that enjoy american whiskey. I want to round out my offering so please help me fill it in with top quality whiskey's to provide to my guests. Here is what I currently have:

    Pappy Van Winkle - 20 year
    Old Rip Van Winkle - 12 year
    Eagle Rare - 10 year SB
    Elmer T Lee
    George T Stagg - 2006
    William Larue Weller - 2006
    Makers Mark

    I know there are gaps so please help me fill them in to represent the various top offerings...

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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    "Wild turkey Rare breed"- a great high rye bourbon
    "OGD BIB" or "OGD 114" - higher (rye) yet from Jim Beam
    "Bookers" -flagship brand from Beam, using their standard mashbill

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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    I'd say these for sure:

    Bookers and/or Knob Creek
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed and/or Kentucky Spirit
    WT Rye
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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    I'd second the OGD 114 and one of the WT expressions. Also, if avaialable in your area, Hirsch 16.
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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    Don't miss these as well:

    Elmer T. Lee

    Dickel No. 12

    Old Forrester

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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    It also wouldn't hurt to add some rye whiskeys to the list, subject to availability.
    • Old Potrero (the 90-proof straight rye that is also a single malt)
    • Rittenhouse BIB
    • Sazerac Jr. (the "old-fashioned" bottle)
    • Sazerac 18yo (part of the BTAC series)
    • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac (another BTAC)
    • Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
    • Wild Turkey Rye
    Old Potrero is a special case, though - the 100% malted rye mash makes it very different from typical straight ryes.
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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    I don't think I can offer you any more bottles without a little more personal knowledge about you and the guests you have drop by. I think probably what we need to do here is to find out where you live, and maybe have me come by and discuss this over a few drinks. It appears that you have some "OK" bottles that would at least help me to better assess the situation.
    It will be a sacrifice...but I am willing to go the extra mile for you...I think that Stagg or WLW might really inspire me!
    Todd

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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    Quote Originally Posted by T47 View Post
    I don't think I can offer you any more bottles without a little more personal knowledge about you and the guests you have drop by. I think probably what we need to do here is to find out where you live, and maybe have me come by and discuss this over a few drinks. It appears that you have some "OK" bottles that would at least help me to better assess the situation.
    It will be a sacrifice...but I am willing to go the extra mile for you...I think that Stagg or WLW might really inspire me!
    If by some chance you're closer to northern California than you are to T47, I'll gladly provide the same service!
    Mmm, dat's good!
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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    Elijah Craig 18 year old - A way to try another old bourbon at a very reasonable price. Still my favorite pour.

    Bookers - Gotta have at least one barrel proof bourbon.

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    Re: Help me round out my collection

    I can't believe no one has mentioned my top shelf favorite, Rock Hill Farms. I've had a couple 2 oz. pours already this evening, and I'm fighting the urge to have third.

    It's not available hereabouts, and I'm trying to make it last, but it's hard.

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