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  1. #1
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    How low will you go?

    What is the least expensive bottle that you will take a shot out of, voluntarily? One that you rebuy when it is empty. I'm talking about home from work, midweek, need a shot to smooth out the end the day kind of drink. Beam Black?, Old Forrester?, OGD86?

    How low do you go, and what do you pay for it in your neck of the woods?

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    Re: How low will you go?

    Easy!

    Very Rare Old Heaven Hill 10yo 100proof. About $10.50 or so in Louisville.
    Very Old Barton 6yo 100proof is about the same price.
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    Re: How low will you go?

    Weller Antique 107 $16.99 a fifth. But at a bar if someone "buys a round of shots" what the heck I'll drink whatever they buy.

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    Re: How low will you go?

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Easy!

    Very Rare Old Heaven Hill 10yo 100proof. About $10.50 or so in Louisville.
    Very Old Barton 6yo 100proof is about the same price.
    I have those, plus the ones Rob opened with, and just opened a 200ml of VOB 90 proof (Bill Friel era, triangular label), poured half into the glass. Who knows? I might get ritzy tonight and chase it with some ND Old Crow.
    Tim

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    Re: How low will you go?

    The one that perfectly fits your description for me is (don't choke) Seagram's VO. I keep a 375 around which costs 6.85. Bourbon wise I like Ancient Ancient Age at 12.15 a L.

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    Re: How low will you go?

    I second the AAA; and forget exactly how much it was. I think around $15 for a Litre.
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    Re: How low will you go?

    I don't take shots, so I can't really comment specifically on shots. But I enjoy Old Forrester 100, neat, and it's around $13 a bottle and I have a special fondness for drinking EW 1783 which I also drink neat and it's $10 a bottle, I actually prefer the cheaper 1783 over the OF 100. Neither is very favorite, but IMO they are both very drinkable and I keep always try to keep them on hand.
    Tim

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    Re: How low will you go?

    VOB would probably be the least expensive, although I generally have no aversion to cheap bourbon. I do always try to have VOB on hand and if I don't feel a particular urge to drink something else, the VOB is what I grab. It's also the only thing I routinely buy in the 1.75 L size, but that's mainly because I can only get it in Kentucky. A 1.75 of VOB BIB is less than $20.
    Last edited by cowdery; 02-08-2007 at 09:05.

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    Re: How low will you go?

    It would be Evan Williams Black Label $12.95, closely followed by Henry Mckenna $13.75 here in the great State of WA.
    I don't mind them at all, and I like to have them around to do Chucks Age vs. Youth tasting suite when I have friends over.
    Todd

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    Re: How low will you go?

    Even thou hard to find I can get Forester 96 in 1 litre bottle for about 25 euro, and it is real good bourbon in the same class as Forester 100 that’s not for sale here in Europe.

    Leif
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

 

 

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