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    Re: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleT View Post
    I enjoy Fighting Cock, but I haven't met a bourbon yet that I haven't liked, just some more than others. I like the robust flavor and bite of this bourbon when served on the rocks.

    As for the bolded question Jeff, its a Rye recipe bourbon. I direct you to their site, http://www.fightingcock.com/index-flash.html

    Bourbon is like anything else, each to their own tastes, and all tastes are different. You may or may not enjoy FC but you'll never know until you try it. Cheers.
    Interesting that it states that "most" bourbon is made with wheat and that by using rye it is somehow different. Thanks for the link. I'm not sure where I picked up the idea that it was a wheater. Regardless, it has to be the sweetest-tasting bourbon on the market IMO. I guess I'm not enough of a "Bourbon Man" to enjoy this one
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    Re: Fighting Cock

    The comparison to EWB was pretty casual, simply based on them both being HH rye-based bourbons of about the same age, but there's always that barrel selection thing and I believe HH selects FC for a little more burn. It never struck me as excessively sweet, but nothing ever has, so that's just me.

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    Re: Fighting Cock

    Thanks for all the info. It seems it is worth a try. I think my next bottle will be FC.

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    Re: Fighting Cock

    I actually picked up a miniature of it in Bardstown one day and drank it in a snifter in the parking lot of the HH visitors center. Oops, did I say that out loud?

    I found it quite hot, and with nothing else to interest me. I would definitely give it a second chance though given the opportunity.

    My favorite HH products are actually the 4/6/10 yo BIB's, so I am not rejecting it on any snob basis...
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    Re: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeK View Post
    My favorite HH products are actually the 4/6/10 yo BIB's, so I am not rejecting it on any snob basis...
    I'm with you there. How good is JTS Brown BIB? And at half the price of FC.

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    Re: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I'm with you there. How good is JTS Brown BIB? And at half the price of FC.
    How good is it?
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    Re: Fighting Cock

    I'm with Jeff on the sweet factor.
    Cam and I both found this to be incredibly sweet which is why Cam thought it may be good for Mint Juleps.

    Scott
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    Re: Fighting Cock

    To my taste it isn't really any sweeter than Weller Antique but I can see where it's thinness and perhaps the fact that it is a bit hot for it's 103 proof can make it's sweetness objectionable.

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    Re: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    How good is it?
    I'm very fond of JTS Brown BIB. I think it's terrific.

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    Re: Fighting Cock

    a Fighting Cock thread, and 2 pages of it at that.

    It is not worth that much, but I do have to admit that maybe some people may think that this boubon is unique, I have yet to, as they say, walk a mile in there shoes.
    ovh

 

 

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