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JCwhammie
2 hours ago, kevinbrink said:

Old Forester 1920 is not good along with almost every other bourbon BF sells, 

Yup. The only BF product that I thoroughly enjoy is JD Single Barrel BP

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fishnbowljoe
37 minutes ago, lcpfratn said:

EW BIB and WSR are only good for mixing.

 Shame on you Jeff! :lol:  See ya' in a couple of months brother. ;)

 

Biba! Joe

 

PS. Yeah I know. I still have ugly carpet and I need to dust again. -_-

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lcpfratn
 Shame on you Jeff! :lol:  See ya' in a couple of months brother. 
 
Biba! Joe
 
PS. Yeah I know. I still have ugly carpet and I need to dust again. 
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LOL! I figured my comment would draw you out Joe! What can I say, but different strokes for different folks! Look forward to seeing you in a couple of months.
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NDN98

Here is my confession:

 

OF 1910 is a more enjoyable drink than OF 1920

 

After having Blanton's Gold and Blanton's SFTB, I now leave regular Blanton's at stores for another customer to purchase.

 

There is a certain flavor in WT distillate, that I just don't enjoy.  It seems to be more subtle in the Russell's Reserve bottles I have purchased, but it is still there.

 

I like Orphan Barrel Barterhouse.

 

I am a proud Texan, but have yet to find a good bourbon that is actually distilled in Texas.

 

I am kinda burned out on FR SiB Store Picks, regardless of the recipe.

 

I really enjoy Very Old Barton BIB and prefer it to some bourbon's I have found that are 10X it's price.

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fishnbowljoe
13 minutes ago, lcpfratn said:


LOL! I figured my comment would draw you out Joe! What can I say, but different strokes for different folks! Look forward to seeing you in a couple of months.

 If ya' aren't having fun, you ain't doing it right. This is fun, and what it's all about. :D Yes I agree wholeheartedly. Different strokes.

 

Biba! Joe

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kevinbrink
1 hour ago, BadDayBlack said:

Ok, here we go:

 

- I like regular Buffalo Trace more than I should probably

 

- Hate Elijah Craig, the whole lineup

 

- Weller 12 is terrible

 

- Barrell Bourbon has dissapointed me time after time

 

- I like Garrison Brothers Single Barrel

 

- Knob Creek Single Barrel is just undrinkable

 

- OWA easily beats many bourbons 3-4x times the price

 

- Four Roses 125th is overrated. Good, not great.

 

- Old Forester Statesman is good

 

- Pikesville rye is forgettable

 

- OF 1920 has an artificial taste

 

- Henry McKenna 10 is awful

 

- Old Ezra Barrel Strength is boring as hell

 

- Joseph Magnus doesn't taste like bourbon at all, cask influence is too strong

 

- Old Fitz 9 year is terrible, thin and grassy

 

- RHF is... very dissapointing

 

- KC CS rye... give me a break

Our tastes are very very different more power to you though

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kaiserhog

If you are paying more than $50/bottle for your bourbon, you are paying way too much.   IMO, the law of diminishing returns kicks in pretty fast with bourbon.

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dcbt
46 minutes ago, NDN98 said:

OF 1910 is a more enjoyable drink than OF 1920

 

I like Orphan Barrel Barterhouse.

 

I am a proud Texan, but have yet to find a good bourbon that is actually distilled in Texas.

Agreed on 1910 over 1920, and I also like BH. Have you tried Witherspoon? Only Texas pour I have found enjoyable so far. I don't know when they switched over from MGP, so I assumed that's why I liked it at first, thought it was still MGP. Tastes totally different than other Texas bourbons. Doesn't have that overwhelming corn forward profile.

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El Vino

I confess, I have Whiskeyrexia Nervosa...  I agree with the observation regarding diminishing returns, but, regrettably, that doesn’t stop me.  And I take vitamins because they are good for you, but can’t stand the taste - which kind of puts a damper on anything Dickel.

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Bob_Loblaw

Cool thread. 

 

Stagg Jr. and Booker’s are terrible. I revisit every so often. Nope still bad.

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BadDayBlack

For those of you that are not into Stagg Jr. - try Batch 9 if you haven't already

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smokinjoe
56 minutes ago, El Vino said:

I confess, I have Whiskeyrexia Nervosa...  I agree with the observation regarding diminishing returns, but, regrettably, that doesn’t stop me.  And I take vitamins because they are good for you, but can’t stand the taste - which kind of puts a damper on anything Dickel.

Nicely done!  :D

 

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Kepler
5 hours ago, CUfan99 said:

“I like Dickel” 

Talk about confessions, Lol

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Obeezy1Kaneezy
3 hours ago, BadDayBlack said:

Ok, here we go:

 

- I like regular Buffalo Trace more than I should probably

 

- Hate Elijah Craig, the whole lineup

 

- Weller 12 is terrible

 

- Barrell Bourbon has dissapointed me time after time

 

- I like Garrison Brothers Single Barrel

 

- Knob Creek Single Barrel is just undrinkable

 

- OWA easily beats many bourbons 3-4x times the price

 

- Four Roses 125th is overrated. Good, not great.

 

- Old Forester Statesman is good

 

- Pikesville rye is forgettable

 

- OF 1920 has an artificial taste

 

- Henry McKenna 10 is awful

 

- Old Ezra Barrel Strength is boring as hell

 

- Joseph Magnus doesn't taste like bourbon at all, cask influence is too strong

 

- Old Fitz 9 year is terrible, thin and grassy

 

- RHF is... very dissapointing

 

- KC CS rye... give me a break

 

 

Holy Moly I think I’ve found the complete opposite of me.  Literally every one of those things I disagree with lol. :D 

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Kepler
4 minutes ago, Obeezy1Kaneezy said:

 

 

Holy Moly I think I’ve found the complete opposite of me.  Literally every one of those things I disagree with lol. :D 


Same here.  Polar opposites on everything for me too.  I haven't tried one or two of those on that list.

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Kepler

My confessions:

 

1.  I find regular OWA boring and have a theory that it's popularity among the new chaser crowd has as much to do with fact it's a high proof Weller product (and not Blanton's or W12, which is too obvious to be cool) as much as how it it actually tastes.  NCF private barrels are worth the hype though.

2.  I'm starting to tire of barrel proof releases and would rather drink a 94 to 110 proof whiskey as-is than to bother with proofing down a BP.  Note:  I drink neat and don't add a cube normally.

3.  Sometimes I literally prefer a younger 6-7 year bourbon over a well-aged one.  But only sometimes.

4.  I admit I have an unfair inherent bias against any bourbon not made in Kentucky.

5.  I really enjoy drinking Pappy Van Winkle 15 year.

 

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Steven C

Eagle Rare always (always!) tastes like dirt to me.

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Spade

American whiskey is getting pretty close to being uncompetitive from a value perspective beyond the mid-shelf. Bourbon definitely wins the bottom to mid shelf categories compared to other spirits but relatively few of the bottles of American whiskey over $50 and even fewer over $70 (that are actually obtainable) are worth it at this point.

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fosmith
5 minutes ago, Steven C said:

Eagle Rare always (always!) tastes like dirt to me. 

That and Blanton's too.  I just don't get it with those.  Also, I'm a big WT101 fan but I've never had a bottle of RR SiB, even a store pick, that that I thought was worth the price.  I've had at least 5 and there's hints of greatness but you really have look for it.  Don't get me wrong, it's good and I'll still buy it if I see it at $40ish clearance price but not at $60+. 

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mal00768

OWA and Weller 12 are mediocre bourbons. My impression is that I would probably feel the same way about ORVW and LotB if I was ever able to taste them. This I don’t really have fomo in regards to those two.

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troyce

After being into bourbon appreciation , and on this site for about 15 yrs now, and being very selective early on,  I find that  now I just really  like whiskey ; Not that picky, except for exclusion of Canadian .

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Jfletchgu
5 hours ago, BadDayBlack said:

Ok, here we go:

 

- I like regular Buffalo Trace more than I should probably

 

- Hate Elijah Craig, the whole lineup

 

- Weller 12 is terrible

 

- Barrell Bourbon has dissapointed me time after time

 

- I like Garrison Brothers Single Barrel

 

- Knob Creek Single Barrel is just undrinkable

 

- OWA easily beats many bourbons 3-4x times the price

 

- Four Roses 125th is overrated. Good, not great.

 

- Old Forester Statesman is good

 

- Pikesville rye is forgettable

 

- OF 1920 has an artificial taste

 

- Henry McKenna 10 is awful

 

- Old Ezra Barrel Strength is boring as hell

 

- Joseph Magnus doesn't taste like bourbon at all, cask influence is too strong

 

- Old Fitz 9 year is terrible, thin and grassy

 

- RHF is... very dissapointing

 

- KC CS rye... give me a break

Now you got me curious about what bourbons you actually like. 

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BigRich

I haven’t bought any new bourbons in the last three years that I thought were worth the money.

I also am getting burned out (no pun intended) on the north of 110 proof releases. I like higher proof (90-110) and love NCF but I’m tired having to water all this stuff down or not be able to taste for a couple of hours.

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Jfletchgu

I have a hard time finding any bottle truly worth more than $100-$150 max. For example to say a particular bourbon (pappy for example) going in some places for thousands of dollars means it’s literally 100ish times more than OGDBIB or WT101 I have a hard time understanding the logic.

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troyce
5 minutes ago, BigRich said:

I haven’t bought any new bourbons in the last three years that I thought were worth the money.

I also am getting burned out (no pun intended) on the north of 110 proof releases. I like higher proof (90-110) and love NCF but I’m tired having to water all this stuff down or not be able to taste for a couple of hours.

in the the last 3 years ??

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