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    Under-rated bourbons

    I would like to start a thread about under-rated spirits.

    Two that fit the description, IMHO:

    1) Weller Antique, 107
    2) Bulleit
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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    W.L. Weller 12 year old - This is quickly working its way up my list. Right now I would put it up against any bourbon under $30 (and I haven't had enough over $30 to be able to make a comparison, but I bet it would hold its own).

    Rittenhouse Rye BIB - I can think of no better pour in bourbon, rye or other spirit for $16 a 750 than this.

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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    Evan Williams BIB White Label
    Johnny Drum 12yo

    Fleischmann's Rye
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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    I don't find any Weller or even Bulleit to be under rated. Actually, they are highly rated by most. Maybe, Bulleit doesn't get high regard on this board...but, try visiting a liquor store...they will recommend it.

    Timothy, has it right, though.

    I would say...Dowling Deluxe Bib 8yr, Virgin 7yr 101 and Four Roses Small Batch(a well balanced blend of 4 of FR's componants). For some reason, it has not been a favorite of many on this board.
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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    OGD114

    This is a great buy bourbon. In MI it's only $23.11 +tax. I really like its sweetness over cracked ice.

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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    Ezra Brooks 90 proof doesn't get a wholelottalove, but I really enjoy it. <$16 for a 1.75 around here, too.
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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    OGD114

    This is a great buy bourbon. In MI it's only $23.11 +tax. I really like its sweetness over cracked ice.
    i agree...this was my pick...and i find it across the state line in Delaware for $20.99!

    and from memory (and often on sale), the Ridgemont Reserve was excellent.
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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Ezra Brooks 90 proof doesn't get a wholelottalove, but I really enjoy it. <$16 for a 1.75 around here, too.
    Though, I would not say that EB is full of flavor...I do like that it is still 90 proof and reasonably priced. It is usually priced near what most charge for an 80 proofer. Another that is in Texas that competes with EB is Private Cellar 90. Both are HH juice, but the PC is now a 3yr product.
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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    Mo, I like your call on the Virgin 7yr 101, and what it's twin would be, the Old Ezra 7yr 101. The Old Ezra has been a fav of mine for some time, now. I've been getting the Virgin lately (when I'm in Bama), as I find it easier to locate than the Old Ezra 7yr. Very tasty.
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    Re: Under-rated bourbons

    I don't recall what the 101EB goes for? The Virgin 101 is only around $12/750ml. I have only found it in NC and it is a great deal for 101 drinkers. It is not as good as WT, but it is also half the price.
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