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    What is your favorite bourbon?

    OK Folks

    It is simple enough. Just what is your favorite bourbon? Take it down any way you like. Screen it. Segregate it any way you'd like to. You've only got one choice. What is it?

    My choice for the verrry best bourbon on the planet is and remains to this very day Wild Turkey Kentuckey Spirit - dumped on 11-12-98 from barrel Number One stored in rickhouse E on rick number 2.

    I said it. It's the truth. You can believe it.

    Now you tell me - What's the very best bourbon you've ever tasted? No hemmin' or hawin'. One bottling and one bottling only. What is it? You've got one shot and one shot only.

    What is it? Any distillery. Any brand. Any Year. Any proof. Have at it.

    Your Great Grand Ma wears Army Boots!



    Linn Spencer

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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    Linn,
    This is an easy one for me. I have said before, and I will say again, that the all time best bourbon I have ever drank is Very Xtra Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond, distilled in 1968 and bottled in 1983. This bourbon was heaven on earth, the nectar of the gods, the one bourbon I would love to drink every day if I could find it. At 15 years old it was perfect. Julian's father had a great product in 1968 but this bottling was one for the record books. I know you don't care for wheated bourbons, but you would have loved this one.

    Mike Veach


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    I believe ya Mike! I like Old Rip 15 y.o. just fine and think that everyone should have a bottle. Does that even come close to the Xtra Old Fitz? Should you ever come by another bottle (and I betting you will) save me a taste would ya?

    Linn Spencer

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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    Whichever one happens to be in my glass at the moment. (sorry, I couldn't resist)

    I would have to vote for Blanton's with the caveat that there are still so many bourbons that I haven't tried!! To be honest I've never purchased a bottle of Blanton's but a college buddy of mine, who also lived in Dallas, would always offer it when I visited. And you can be sure, I never refused. I normally have an aversion to spending more than $30 for a 750ml bottle of bourbon. Maybe that's part of why I enjoyed it so, it was a rare treat.

    JR


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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    This is too hard of a question, but...

    The very best I ever tasted was the one and only drink I ever had of Blanton. I believe it was in 1988.

    I can't wait until I can try it again. I plan to buy myself a bottle for Christmas. It is pretty far out of my price range, but I'm going to bite the bullet and do it (I hope).

    Cheers, Tim


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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    Tim & JR,

    Niether one of you has any Blanton's in the house?! Egads! Do buy some just as soon as you can. I've found that Blanton's has about the best barrel to barrel consistancy of any single barrel offering. I keep three full bottles on hand at all times. I always buy more whenever it's on sale. I will usually open a bottle and empty it the same day. I have no self control at all when it comes to Blanton's,because it's just that damn good! Rock On!

    Linn Spencer

    Have Shotglass. Will Travel.

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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    It's because I like Blanton's that I'm really eager to try Elmer T. Lee SB. I'm hoping that it will be almost, if not equally as good and a bit more affordable. Isn't it pretty much the same whiskey (mashbill, age, water, yeast) , just from a different part of the barrelhouse?


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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    Very Very Old Fitzgerald 100* 12yr made in 68 and bottled in 80 and did have 9 bottles but alas, now i have only 4 left. it is very very good and life is good--den


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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    It is entirely a matter of price. The regular price at the AL ABC is $45 and I have never seen it on sale.

    For that money, I can get regularly priced bottles of Rare Breed and Elijah Craig 12 YO. It is such a stretch for me to consider $45 for a bottle of whiskey, no matter how good it is. Like I said, though, I'm going to try to get myself to buy a bottle for Christmas.

    Of course, I also want to try Kentucky Spirit. It is only $46 per bottle!

    Tim


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    Re: What is your favorite bourbon?

    I hear ya Tim. Do what I do. Tell yourself that your worth it and buy both! You'll be glad that you did.

    Linn Spencer

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