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    To convert....

    I am headed to my brother's house tonight to pop some fireworks (due to rain on the forth and scheduling conflicts), and have a bar-b-que.....
    He is a Jack Daniels drinker, and while I have no real problem with that, I would like to convert him to some quality bourbon. (I know Jack is NOT bourbon in the traditional sense)
    What I am wondering is, what would you take to someone's house to convert them given the following bottles are already on hand?

    Pappy 15 year
    ORVW 10/107
    WT 101
    RR101
    Van Winkle Lot B
    OGD BIB
    EWSB 1993

    We will be drinking neat, or maybe on the rocks.
    Thanks in advance...
    "I happened to stumble across a case of bourbon--and went right on stumbling for several days thereafter." -W.C. Feilds

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    Re: To convert....

    I would think the VW Lot B might do the trick.
    It is 90 proof, lower than the others you have listed, and a wheater, so not as spicey as a rye based bourbon and therefore it might be easier to hook him with that.
    But I would take that EWSB along to.
    ovh

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    Re: To convert....

    Thank you Oscar for the suggestion. You were correct, sir, the Lot B was wonderful for him... He really enjoyed it, we put back a half of the bottle, and befre the night was over, he asked to keep the rest at his house. Hopefully, he will enjoy it as much as I have. Thanks for the reply!!
    "I happened to stumble across a case of bourbon--and went right on stumbling for several days thereafter." -W.C. Feilds

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    Re: To convert....

    So the convert attempt was successful, I guess it won't be long now that SB.com will have another new member with a post that starts, "Hey I'm new here, my brother brought over a,........etc."
    ovh

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    Re: To convert....

    I'd also add that the Jack Daniels Single Barrel JDSB is a mighty fine spirit. Given a natural affinity to the JD brand, I'd turn such a person towards the JDSB. While it lacks the complexity of bourbons with more Rye and with more age, it represents much of what is appealing about good bourbon.

    Alternatively, I might suggest Makers Mark to someone unaccustomed to drinking bourbon straight. MM is one of the most easily drinkable bourbons out there.

    These comments aside, I suggest a live and let live attitude toward preferences in drinks. This has the additional benefit of minimizing the drive towards increasing prices for quality bourbons.

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    Re: To convert....

    Quote Originally Posted by MGades View Post
    These comments aside, I suggest a live and let live attitude toward preferences in drinks. This has the additional benefit of minimizing the drive towards increasing prices for quality bourbons.
    Anybody agree with this statement?
    It reminds me of the "efficient market hypothesis" for those of you who are economically-inclined.
    In short, the idea is that if you have found something that is great but underpriced, you don't want to publicize this information or else the effects of supply and demand in a free market will evaporate your advantages and lead to higher prices.

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    Re: To convert....

    Quote Originally Posted by MGades View Post
    Anybody agree with this statement?
    It reminds me of the "efficient market hypothesis" for those of you who are economically-inclined.
    In short, the idea is that if you have found something that is great but underpriced, you don't want to publicize this information or else the effects of supply and demand in a free market will evaporate your advantages and lead to higher prices.
    try buying Busse knives these days, not only are the prices pretty steep but the loyal fan base and overall supply vs demand situation is such that it's a real pain in the ass to even buy one on most days. imagine having to work really hard to spend a few to several hundred dollars on a single knife. if bourbon goes that way, (insert your belief) help us all...
    True Liquid-Love: Pappy 15 . Lot B . GTStagg . ETLee . VWFRRye . Baby Saz

 

 

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