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What is your "forever" bourbon?

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Fishin49er

Heaven forbid we ever have to make this choice. Taking into consideration the current market conditions, what bourbon expression would you pick if it was the only one you could purchase moving forward? Mine would have to be HMK10, it's readily available, good price for it's age and the single barrel aspect would provide enough variation to keep it interesting. 

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jshleffar

assuming price is a factor, I'll take Stagg jr at total wine 37.99 price. Love the profile and the proof lets me customize it some. Others that were in consideration: Rock Hill Farms, EH Taylor small batch, Weller Antique, Rare Breed. And I'd drink a lot more rum in this case...

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Madhatter

If it is one bourbon I could only find readily long term, it would be one that is batched, rather than single barrel.  Any number of producers are capable of bad runs of single barrels.  Also, I would not pick one that looks limited so that the producer stops producing it.  For me, that narrows it down to Elijah Craig BP or Booker's.

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Clueby

OWA/WA107

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Tennessee Dave

Booker's

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kevinbrink

Probably Russell's Reserve Single Barrel.

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Louisiana

 

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof...

 

 

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Mako254

Going on price, availability (I should be able to find it in 3 of 4 bottle shops), consistency and versatility I’d probably go with Four Roses single barrel (the standard 100 proof) over WTKS

 

The availability rules out a lot of my go to bourbons: Four Roses store picks, OWA, honey barrels of WTKS or Russells Reserve. Consistency also rules out most of the single barrels that I enjoy so much. 

 

Versatile as well. Sips wonderfully, great in a julep, enough spice and proof to hold up in an old fashioned. 

 

As much as I love barrel proofers, sometimes I reach for something with a little leas heft. 

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JCwhammie

I would probably go with Stagg Jr. or WTRB. This way I have a barrel proof that I love, but I could also have (well basically) BT or WT101 with a little water. 

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Spade

For several years now RRSB and McKenna 10 year have been by far my my most common pours. Based on the prices of those two, I’d go with MeKenna since it’s $20-25 cheaper. 

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Schultz24

I'm going with Stagg Jr. Or 4R Single Barrel.

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Paddy

For me, it's really a moving target.  Currently, I'd have to go with KCSB.

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Gorzo

Just going by what is always on the shelf Bulleit 10yr for me, but have a lot of liters W12  stashed for the apocalypse. 

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gurgalunas

My recent go-to has been a 12 yr KCSB PS.  Can't put it down...  I've always loved CEHT SmB though.  And W12...  Guess I gotta go with CETH for availability, since they are all about the same $.

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smokinjoe

This is one of those questions that causes me to talk out loud for 3 hours trying to determine an answer.  Rationalizing the potential selection of this one compared to that one, while not discounting another, and pondering the ramifications of any selection I make...It makes my head hurt.  :D

 

I've taken all of this and distilled it down to one simple question/criterion:  What bourbon, regardless of anything else,  could I possibly drink every day without getting completely bored to the point of not wanting to drink bourbon any longer, while continuing to anticipate the next drink from it tomorrow...

 

The answer became easy at this point.

 

Standard Buffalo Trace.

 

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Jace

If I could pick ANYTHING: FRSmBLE 2015

Not LE: Booker's

If not one of those, I'd probably pick a single malt.

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Pthorpe84

Blantons


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Dango

One that I could not imagine having would be CEHT SmB.  However, the ORVW10 I had last week has been on my mind ever since. 

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CardsandBourbon

Hard to find:  RHF

Easy to find:  4R SiB

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BigPapa

EH Taylor SB for me


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DCFan
7 hours ago, Pthorpe84 said:

Blantons

Ditto.

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fishnbowljoe

With apologies to BT, no one makes my favorite bourbon expression. I do!  ^_^  I'd be perfectly content living out my days if all I had to drink was my very own version of the SB Weller Blend. :D

 

Biba! Joe

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kevinbrink
14 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

This is one of those questions that causes me to talk out loud for 3 hours trying to determine an answer.  Rationalizing the potential selection of this one compared to that one, while not discounting another, and pondering the ramifications of any selection I make...It makes my head hurt.  :D

 

I've taken all of this and distilled it down to one simple question/criterion:  What bourbon, regardless of anything else,  could I possibly drink every day without getting completely bored to the point of not wanting to drink bourbon any longer, while continuing to anticipate the next drink from it tomorrow...

 

The answer became easy at this point.

 

Standard Buffalo Trace.

 

I answered RRSB really quickly and then continued to think about it more than I should have with some of the other things going on in my life right now, and I am currently wavering and thinking I should have picked Bookers so I appreciate the cranial pain! 

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DeepCover

Of what's readily available, I'd take either CEHT SB or Stagg Jr. 

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JoeTerp

maybe it doesn't count since it's not a bourbon, but if I had to pick one that I can actually find I think it would be Pikesville Rye

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