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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    Quote Originally Posted by gmhoffmann View Post
    So my question for you all is: for other Pappy lovers, what compares but is closer to $50 or $60 than $100? Thanks for any suggestions!
    IMHO, not much.....in fact, can't think of anything close. Since PVW is a wheater, a little more difficult to do an 'apples to apples' comparison. Now, if talking about age by itself, there may be some room for options.

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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    I think the Pappy 20 is my favorite.

    What compares to it? I think the Hirsch 16 is close.

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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    WT12 if you can find it. Maybe WT KS.

    Perhaps some BTAC bottlings depending on what price you can find them at.

    But basically, almost nothing can hold a candle to 15 year old Van Winkle.
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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    I'm finding Pappy's 15 and 20 to be somewhat different animals. The 15 isn't that much hotter than the 20 given the difference in proof and I'm finding the 20 to have a relatively pronounced "band-aid" or phenol flavor to it while the 15 seems just about perfect to my palate. Aside from the cache that the 20 carries for my guests, I'm wishing I had two 15's instead.

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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    Quote Originally Posted by gmhoffmann View Post
    So my question for you all is: for other Pappy lovers, what compares but is closer to $50 or $60?
    The honest answer: NOTHING! If you love Pappy 15 and 20.....You will learn to "settle" for other things or maybe even find a different aspect of enjoyment out of something else.....but they will always fall short of your favorite!

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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    The sad truth for me is that Pappy 15 was the first "good" bottle of bourbon I purchased aside from Maker's. I was blown away by the complexity. I figured that I might lean toward the wheaters since I liked the Van Winkle stuff so much but have found that the Van Winkle stuff is pretty singular and the other wheaters are generally less inspired (that's an understatement). Will need to find closure w/ the Pappy 20 I've got open since I'm just not gettin' it at the moment.

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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    I am with Nick on the ORVW 10yr old 107...that stuff is fabulous..I like the 4 Roses Single Barrel also...Very,very good..

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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    I too love the Pap15...very complex and bold for a wheater. If you want something on par (in my opinion), the '06 William LaRue Weller is, too me, over the top fantastic. I do a little cut to get it down to about 110 and it's perfect. On price, It's maybe a little more...assuming you can find it.
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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    I concur with these Four roses single barrel and ORVW 10/107 both are exellent, Mark

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    Re: what compares to Pappy's 15 or 20 year?!

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    I too love the Pap15...very complex and bold for a wheater. If you want something on par (in my opinion), the '06 William LaRue Weller is, too me, over the top fantastic. I do a little cut to get it down to about 110 and it's perfect. On price, It's maybe a little more...assuming you can find it.

    Agreed.

    I am a die hard Pappy 15 lover, but I am sipping on an 07 larue weller that is pretty good as well. dare I say better ????

 

 

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