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    Bourbon QPR 2008

    With bourbon prices on the rise I think it is time to start another discussion on the best QPR bourbons currently available. My choice a few years ago was Weller 12yo, but now it's approaching $23 here in Lexington. Still a great bourbon, but not as great a value as when it was $12 just a short while ago. Maker's is pushing $25, Buffalo Trace is over $20...what happened to the good deals?

    For me right now, the Weller Special Reserve @ ~ $12 is probably the best value out there, maybe only a slightly better value than AAA 10yo for about the same.

    So what is your favorite QPR bourbon?
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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    The price has gone up a few dollars over the past year or so but Weller Antique can still be had by me for ~$17. It's a good value neat and probably a better one with a bit of water added to it.
    It's not bourbon but Rittenhouse: BIB is probably the cheapest glass bottle on the shelf. I think I paid $14 the last time I bought it. An excellent value next to the $25 WT Rye (also quite good imo) strangely located a few shelves down from the Rittenhouse.
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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    Definitely W L Weller Special Reserve neat.
    Evan Williams on the rocks.
    These two bottles can be had for about $25.00.
    Both not each.
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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    When I was...lets just say, younger...I drank Very Old Barton BIB. I graduated onto having Eagle Rare 101 as a QPR pour in the 90's and stuck with that until it went missing, that went with Old Charter 12yo...that didn't last too long, did it?..So I've gone full circle and am back to my VOB BIB.
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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    Around here the Rittenhouse cost about 5 bucks more than the WT rye. I think the best around here is Eagle Rare at $19.99 and absolutely Old Grand Dad BIB for less than 14 bucks.

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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    For American prices as far as I know them it would be Dickel number 12 for any American whiskey. For bourbon specifically it’s tougher but I would say OFBB al roe there are several cheaper candidates like heaven hill 10Y BIB, VOB 100, WT 101 and OF100 proof for instance.
    For Europe prices I would say it’s a tigh between Forester 96 and WT 12 y export.

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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    Old Weller Antique @ $19.99 gets my vote. Not a bourbon but Rittenhouse Rye BIB is a close second @ $17.99.

    Saw a 2007 Stagg on the shelf last week with a $199.99 price tag. Relatively speaking, my $57 bottle was a steal.
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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    For me,

    Elijah Craig 12 yr. I can get it for $17 most of the time.

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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    I second Oscar's EW Black.
    I also nominate Old Charter 10YO. Still under 18 bucks here in pricey MI.
    I also like McAfee's Benchmark. 8-11 bucks. Uncomplicated but nice.
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    Re: Bourbon QPR 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by melting View Post
    Around here the Rittenhouse cost about 5 bucks more than the WT rye.
    It's really funny how much prices can vary. Around here the WT Rye is around $25 and the Rittenhouse BIB costs about $14.
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