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The Bourbon Thread

Discussion in 'Off topic' started by joe, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. roxfontaine

    roxfontaine Level Up Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    You are legend for this. Just made it with Elijah Craig Small Batch. So very good!
     
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    SFphoto Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    It’s the only way!
     
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    roxfontaine Level Up Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Quite clearly.
     
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    I finally bought myself a bottle of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky after trying it a few months ago and I've never been happier with a purchase. It's just so smooth.
     
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    I have a problem. Grabbed E.H. Taylor today. Next on the list are 4 Roses Single Barrel, Eagle Rare, and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof.

    Y'all are terrible influences.

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    Eagle Rare is quite nice.
     
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    Elijah Craig is very good. Seems to fly under the radar. I actually like Four Roses Small Batch better than their Single Barrel. And it’s about $15 cheaper.
     
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    Feels like we need a bourbon night. Bring a share. Who's hosting?
     
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    Sooooo... Nobody is going to let me drink their bourbon? Fine.
     
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    Yes. I love this. And I think I paid $26.99 fwiw.

    Also, I happened to find it via this list which I stumbled on:
    https://coolmaterial.com/food-drink...st-15-bourbons-you-need-to-try-at-least-once/

    I have no idea if it's a good list in the sense of whether it could be better and omits options that should be there, but it definitely brought something worthwhile to my attention.
     
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    I’ve been thinking of USOC participation based on this roster. Villa never got a green card, so it always made it harder to field a team with a max of 5 INT players. Right now here’s our domestics and green card players.

    Domestics:
    F/W: Lewis.
    MF: Keaton, Ring (GC), Sands, Haak?, Bedoya, Rocha
    FB: Sweat, mata (GC), Scally
    CB: Chanot (GC), Callens (GC), Ibeagha
    K: Johnson, Stuver, Caldwell

    INT players (max 5):
    F/W: Berget?, Isi, castellanos, Medina
    MF: Maxi
    FB: Tin
    CB: Hontoundji
    K: N/A

    Pretty weak at RB and F/W when it comes to domestics. But if you add Tin, Isi, Tati, Medina And Maxi, you can have all our staters our there.
     
  12. Ulrich

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    The list is pretty good, but I laugh every time High West gets praise because they haven’t rolled out their own whiskey yet, all of theirs is too young and still in the barrel, and instead they repackage liquid bought from MGP in Indiana. They’re the ultimate in marketing and tacking on an upcharge for a catchy label.

    The Hudson Baby Bourbon is quite nice, although pricey for the bottle size, and their tasting room is a fun visit when in the New Paltz region. Highly rec this and their other products.

    King’s County makes some good stuff too and also rec their tasting room in the Guardhouse on the edge of the Bkln Navy Yard. That’s definitely worth a visit for any self-respecting NY’er with an affinity for whiskey.

    Bulleit is the Ulrich House brand for a number of reasons. Not a fan of the Bulleit Rye, but all versions of Bourbon are exemplary.

    A few that don’t make the list but I’d add deserve to are:
    IW Harper 15year - this is damn nice
    Eagle Rare - for those of us that don’t lay out for Pappys but want a distant cousin.
     
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    We're you at least thinking about this while drinking bourbon?
     
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    Matter of fact... but whoops!
     
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    Interesting because they don't hide it. Well, they don't call attention to it either, but they straightforwardly reference MGP as a source.
    https://www.highwest.com/products/american-prairie-bourbon.php

    MGP is on almost all their product pages. They basically admit to being blenders, while simultaneously calling more attention to their own distillery. I admit to being a fan of their Campfire bourbon/scotch blend. I don't care they didn't make it -- not even the bourbon part -- from scratch. It's a good blend and I'm not aware of a more "authentic" source.
     
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    https://www.thedailybeast.com/your-craft-whiskey-is-probably-from-a-factory-distillery-in-indiana

    (TBF, it’s only the rye; the bourbon is produced in Lawrenceburg KY.)
     
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    the article also deals with High West
     
  18. Ulrich

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    They don’t hide it now because they used to and were called out on it in multiple media writeups resulting in a bunch of bad press. Better to own up to the practice than to hide it.

    The product they bottle isn’t bad product, it’s just not proprietary, and there’s a good chance the same product can be found in any number of other bottlers with fancy labels butyoud have to do a lot of sampling to figure out a match(es) - MGP actually sells to dozens of new “labels” that haven’t been around long enough to be selling aged whiskey even though they market/distribute. Whistle Pig is another bottler that has a 12y product out for a while but they started in 2007 and it just turned 2019 so it’s been a decade of fancy marketing on their part.

    And this isn’t me trying to discourage you liking their product, just calling attention to the practice of the “craft” bottling companies whose proprietary products, when aged long enough to finally distribute, aren’t going to taste like their originals since they’re from different distilleries.
     
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    No worries. The only product of their's I ever tried is the Campfire, and because of that, and because of how I came to try it, the sourcing never bothered me. But I'm also not particularly loyal to them either.
    In short, I was in a bar in Wyoming where the Campfire was featured on the menu. Because I knew a distillery in Utah can't make Scotch, I knew at least half the product wasn't made by them. When I found out none of it was, I just thought "good on them for coming up with the mix."
     
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