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    what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy?

    ...that, and they like Blue Label, is all I know; I need to pick out/up one bottle for this person - what would you suggest (knowing no more than this)?
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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    I agree with Timothy. ERSB. I have said before that no matter how you drink it, it's good. Joe
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    Lightbulb Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    My two nominations would be Rock Hill Farms and Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit. These are bold, full-flavored bourbons, my favorite type. If you are more in to smooth, more laid back whiskey, I would recommend Blanton's.

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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    How about some Old Portrero, isn't it a 100% malted barley? Maybe one of the other labels from Anchor Steam distilling....seems like they are very uique in style.
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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    Elijah Craig 18 would be my suggestion. I've always thought of it as a Scotch lover's Bourbon.

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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    How about some Old Portrero, isn't it a 100% malted barley? Maybe one of the other labels from Anchor Steam distilling....seems like they are very uique in style.
    OP is 100% malted rye. While I love it, I don't know that I'd recommend it for your typical Scotch drinker. As you say, it's quite unique.

    Old Potrero is the only whiskey label from Anchor, although they make a few expressions of it. They also make a very nice Gin under the label Junipero Gin.

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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    I would go ERSB or EC 18 - if looking to spend more that the 30 dollars. But it may be easier to match up a bourbon if you let us know what kind he prefers scotch wise... Islay? Highland? Speyside? Isles? Lowland? etc

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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    OP is 100% malted rye. While I love it, I don't know that I'd recommend it for your typical Scotch drinker. As you say, it's quite unique.

    Old Potrero is the only whiskey label from Anchor, although they make a few expressions of it. They also make a very nice Gin under the label Junipero Gin.

    Thanks for the save....I was working off memory on that one. Probably not too interesting for a Scotch fan.

    How about some Woodford?
    It contains pot still whiskey. Might fit for your friend.

    Let us know what you chose and how he liked it.
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    Re: what >=$30 bottle for a "never really had Bourbon, I like Scotch and Whiskey" guy

    My scotch buddies like the EC 18, Biday bouebon 2007, baby saz, thomas handy, 17yr saz, makers mark and pappy van winkle (any of them).

    I would recomend the pappy 15 or the B-day 2007 first for and scotch drinker.

 

 

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