After a short trip to Kentucky last year I've become somewhat fascinated with fine bourbon. While there I tried a Hancock (President's Reserve??) and enjoyed it immensely. Since returning home I've had a couple of bottles of what I think is pretty good stuff. Now, after a second bottle of each for the sake of comparison (Eagle Rare SB 10YO and Evan Williams SB '96) I'm wondering what to try next. I live in New Hampshire and high quality esoteric bourbon is somewhat hard to come by. Here's a short list of some of the brands I'm considering:
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight
Elijah Craig 12 YO
Elijah Craig 18-YO SB
Whaddaya think? As far as my taste goes, well, it isn't finely developed at this point but I've enjoyed the ERSB a lot. The jury's still out on the EWSB- still researching assiduously, though!
I like it neat, never mix or add ice or water, ever.
Of the bourbons listed, which would you recommend?
I've enjoyed perusing the forum here and look forward to your input.