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On 2/13/2021 at 11:05 PM, steven s said:

this past year my favorites were:

 

KC single barrels

RRSiB picks

ECBP

Stagg Jr. 

 

I'd agree with all of these, I would add KC 12yr, MM 101, and WTRB.

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Good question . . . made me think.  I'll go with these:

 

Baker's SiB 7yr.
CEHTSmB
ECBP
HMcK10
John J. Bowman
KC12
OF1920
RY10
WTKS

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I don’t have all that many bottles that cost more than $70.00. My favorite under $70.00 pour rotates between a number of bottles. As I’ve said before, half kidding/half serious, my favorite pour, “the one in my glass”.  😋 🥃

 

Biba! Joe

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This will include only those bottles I can actually buy in my area at present:

Under $70:

OF 1920

OF 1910

Baker's SiB (8.5 years--all the ones I have bought)

MM Barrel Proof

Noah's Mill

KC 120

KC SmB

 

Over $70:

Booker's

BBC Discovery Series (whichever version I can, preferably #2)

Willett WFE

 

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Lately, these have been in my wheel house, and not too hard to find:

Four Roses "yellow label"

JTS Brown B.I.B.

Very Old Barton 100

Old Forester 100

WT 101

KC Single Barrel

 

You could probably mix and match quite a few of those for $70. 😉

 

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A current group under that threshold.

 

Given that you can grab a Springbank 10, Talisker 10, Foursquare Sagacity or Hampden Overproof (among others) for under $70-- the price certainly opens up the playing field.

 

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Yeah anything over $70 is really a splurge to me.

So many I enjoy for 1/2 much.

Been eyeing a Barrel Dovetail locally for $80 , but is it really worth it vs 2 KC9 reserve 120?

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Maybe I'm just cheap here but 99% of what I buy is under $70.  A few of my favorites are 4RSingleBarrel, WA107, OF1920 and KC12.

 

The last bottle I bought over $70 was a Peerless Rye.  It was great, but I won't be buying another.  Pikesville is $40... And honestly, I enjoy it more.

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On 2/17/2021 at 12:21 PM, Marekv8 said:

A current group under that threshold.

 

Given that you can grab a Springbank 10, Talisker 10, Foursquare Sagacity or Hampden Overproof (among others) for under $70-- the price certainly opens up the playing field.

 

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How would you describe the Blender’s Select? Been thinking about tracking one down even though I don’t love regular Bulleit bourbon.

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Rare Breed - 101 on roidz.  For those days when 101 just isn't going to numb the barrage of idiocy we encounter on our day to day.

RRSiB - Just love the many different expressions created in different warehouses, barrels etc.

4RSmBS - Nice balanced bourbon at a delightful proof point.  Kinda where my proof wheelhouse begins.

WT101 - Daily driver that never disappoints and can stand up after pours of barrel proof.  Versatility that is often overlooked but definitely appreciated by me and many others.

JW Dant BiB - Cuz you need to have a favorite that sticks to code.

1792 FP - I hesitated here and nearly put Knob Creek SiB or ECBP, but the older KCs are getting rare and ECBP is creeping over $70 more and more.  1792 FP is still well under the price point and is a wonderful high proof expression for the price.

Willett Family Estate 4 Year - I get it at my local grocery store for $65 and it's always been a really nice rye to sip on for me.  I gravitate towards baking spice and cinnamon forward expressions when seeking out a rye.

 

Hope this helps.  Love the question and I feel like these can often change for me from season to season.  That's the beauty of a whiskey journey.  Growth.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Wanted to say a Big thanks to all that replied. 

 

Found some great new drinkers and greatly increase my mini bunker.

So what all I now have, 

 

4 3 Old Grand-Dad 114

1 Old Grand-Dad BiB

3 OF 1920  

2 OF Statesman

1 OF 1910  

2 OF 100

1 Larceny Small Batch  

1 4r Small Batch Select

1 Four Roses Small Batch

2 Four Roses Single Barrel

1 KCSiB120

1 KCSBR 100

1 Booker's - Bourbon 6 Years 127.3 Proof

1 MMCS

MM46

1 Willett - Pot Still Reserve Small Batch

1 Wilderness Trail 6-Year-Old 

1 Wilderness Trail Bottled in Bond Single Barrel 

2 Coopers’ Craft  100 proof

3 Heaven Hill BIB 

1 Evan Williams Bottled in Bond

1792 FP

2 1792 BnB 

1 Old Overholt Bonded Rye

1 Pikesville

1 Willett Family Estate - Single Barrel 

 

Hard to pick favorites -- OF1920, 1792 BiB,  WFEsB  

Biggest surprise was both MM and KC's. Tried them years ago in basic MM and KC and didnot like over my OF100 and OGD114.

 

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At the specific price point of just under 70 bucks,   the one that gets my money is Smokewagon Uncut Unfiltered.   Beauty MPG.   

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great to hear on that uncut unfiltered. Haven't opened the one I bought yet. 

 

Bottles I have enjoyed most that I bought in the past year under $70 were:

W12

CEHT SiB

ECBP

OF1920

RRSiB

KC12

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RR13 at $71 for me can’t be on my list.

WTRB

WTRB Rye

RR10

RR SiB

WTKS

FR SBS

FR SiB

OF 1910

Whistle Pig 10 ($63 at my Costco)

 

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$70?

 

My under $35 :

Wild Turkey 101

Elijah Craig Small Batch

Buffalo Trace

 

Where are you guys getting Blanton's for <$70?  

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1 hour ago, BourbonGuy said:

 

 

Where are you guys getting Blanton's for <$70?  

Ohio, at least every other month

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On 2/17/2021 at 6:55 AM, fishnbowljoe said:

I don’t have all that many bottles that cost more than $70.00. My favorite under $70.00 pour rotates between a number of bottles. As I’ve said before, half kidding/half serious, my favorite pour, “the one in my glass”.  😋 🥃

 

Biba! Joe

I'm with you there... I have no bottles over $70.00 and not many more than $40.00...lol.

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