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    In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    I have tried quite a few whiskey's but am trying to narrow down on what I buy for my next round. I really like my George T Stagg, Eagle Rare 10SB and Elmer T Lee. However, I do not like my Basil Haydens. I have unopened bottles of ORVW 12, Pappy 15, ER 17 but want to purchase about 2-3 more for my arsenal tomorrow while at Hi-Times in Costa Mesa, CA (great prices!!!). Here is my short list so please put them in order of your preference to help me decide on which ones to get next:

    Bookers
    Blantons
    Old Charter Proprietary Reserve
    Rock Hill Farms
    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    WL Weller Centennial

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    I'm something of an oddball here, in that I don't especially care for Booker's, Blanton's, Rock Hill Farms or Rare Breed -- so, I'll shoot first and duck:

    • W.L. Weller Centennial (especially 'Louisville')
    • Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (especially early ones)
    • Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve (especially 'Louisville')
    • Rock Hill Farms
    • Booker's
    • Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    • Blanton's
    Tim

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    • Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    • Bookers
    • Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    • Blanton's (had it in a bar and really liked it but the one bottle I bought was less impressive, then something went wrong. Bad cork(?)
    • W.L. Weller Centennial (least impressive of the wellers) (of the ones I've had 12yr, antique and '05 WLW")
    Never had RHF or Old Charter.
    Last edited by ILLfarmboy; 01-16-2007 at 18:49.

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    Bookers
    Rock Hill Farms
    Weller Centennial
    WT Rare Breed
    WT Kentucky Spirit
    Old Charter
    Blantons

    GT Stagg is my all tme favorite, but it's not really available out here in WA. I find the Bookers similar in some ways, for me it has the same warm caramel sensation as it hits my tongue. An excellent group of bottles no matter what you choose.
    Todd

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    I have yet to have the opportunity and/or pleasure to sample Bookers or Rock Hill Farms. So, of the remainder I will rank them in the order of best (IMHO) on down:


    Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    Blantons
    Old Charter Proprietary Reserve (especially the Louisville-born)
    WL Weller Centennial
    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

    As a final note, I would add that I always hesitate ranking such fine bourbons. Though I have done so, I would stress that there is not much of a 'gap' between any of them (in my opinion). All that being said, it is fun to participate just for the fun of it!

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    Old Charter Proprietary Reserve
    Rock Hill Farms
    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    Bookers
    Blantons
    WL Weller Centennial

    Its a great group! Something about Old Charter PR that makes this a standout for me. I love the wheaters, but the WLW Centennial doesnt standup to other wheaters as well in my opinion. I wish Blantons was better than it is for the hype. Bookers is good...but Beam is still detectible! I love anything Wild Turkey, and that Rock Hill Farms is a goodie!

    Have fun!

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    I haven't tried several of those, but of those I have, the Weller Centenniel and WT Rare Breed are superb (with a slight nod to the Weller only because I prefer WT in its 101 proof expression). The Rock Hill Farms was good, but didn't leave enough of an impression that I'm tempted to buy another. The Weller Centennial and WTRB I would, and have, buy again without hesitation.

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    Well, I can't really say how I'd rank them, because I'd rank them by availability, and I'm not where you are. When I'm looking for something new to try, I'll go for the rarer bottles; I know I can always get a Blanton's or Booker's around here. But I've seen one OCPR, and I own it now. I can't recall having seen more than the two Weller Centennials that I've got. Glad I got those. I've not picked up a WT KS, but I know I can whenever I want. When I explore, I want to keep options open.

    If that's not an issue for you, I'd note that the ones you've liked are Buffalo Trace products (and maybe the same mashbill?). So I'd branch out to the Booker's, WT's, or Weller (a BT wheater).

    But, for my taste, today:
    OC PR
    Weller
    WT RB
    RHF
    Booker's
    Blanton's
    On another day, those top 5 could be completely shuffled. Maybe even all 6.

    Bob

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    I find this a fun exercise, even though I doubt its value for your purpose. Individual taste varies so much.

    1. Rock Hill Farms
    2. Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    3. Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    4. W.L. Weller Centennial
    5. Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
    6. Blanton's
    7. Booker's
    Now I'll look at the other responses, probably with a mixture of amusement and amazement (as their authors will with mine).

    I envy your proximity to Hi Time (especially now that they no longer ship out of state).

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

    Dog Lover, Euphonium Player, Campfire Guitarist, Marksman,

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    Re: In what order would you rank the following whiskey's?

    FWIW:
    1) Rock Hill Farms
    2) Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
    3) WL Weller Centennial
    4) Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
    5) Blantons
    6) Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    7) Bookers

    Lots of reasons for the above... too many factors to enumerate here.

    And if I did the same exercise again tomorrow I might have different (although likely similar) rankings.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

 

 

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