Bourbon and Booze

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  1. AuggieDosta

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    What is The Board's take on Pappy VanWinkle in the 10yr and 12yr version?

    Other than being "too damn expensive".
     
  2. alcoholica

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    Well, the list is what I consider good/bad values, not necessarily great bourbons or bad bourbons. If someone cracks open a Blanton’s and says drink however much you like, i’ll say thank you very much. But at $60, there are bourbons that I feel are vastly superior. Let alone at the $100+ people are selling for. So it’s just a value that i’m placing on it.

    There is a saying that the best bourbon is the one you’re drinking, the way you like it. I would encourage you to try the best value list, because you may find something cheap that you really like. I’d also encourage you to revisit bourbons. You never know when your palate was off, or the bottle was too low and too old.

    There are plenty who agree and disagree with my choices. But check them out and let us know yours.
     
    • alcoholica

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      I’ve tried the 12yo and it was really good. If it was $60, I would keep a bottle on hand at all times. I wanted to like the Weller 12 better, but I just can’t. It was really good. My pour had a funny, grassy finish that I didn’t care for, but the front side was really good. My pour was only like $12, so worth it.

      I have a bottle of the 10 yo, that i’m saving for a special occasion. But I hear it’s one of the more popular ones due to proof.

      Most people go into the Van Winkles thinking they are going to love them. I went into the 12 hoping to hate it because of the blind hype. But I had to eat some crow. But seriously, anything over a $100 is just taking advantage. Lots of better bourbons under $100
       
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        :lol:

        I just went back and read what I posted, and it obviously auto-"corrected" my first line. The weird part is I'm not even sure what I would've been trying to say there. I guess it is the Booze thread, so some foggy memory posts are to be expected. But I'll try again. I saw the Balvenie Caribbean and almost got it. I've heard great reviews. It will probably be one of my next purchases. I trust this will resolve the matter and end any ill will.:lol:
         
      • Detroitgator

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        $20.99 for 1.75L at my beach booze store... winning!
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          I opened up a bottle of Stagg Jr batch 11 last night. WOW! It is extraordinary. Cherries, a bit of vanilla, a bit of black pepper and smooth as hell for 127.9 proof. If you see a bottle anywhere, grab it.
           
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            This is irresponsible of you. Get a seat belt around your precious cargo ASAP.
             
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              I’m with ya! This pic was taken when safely parked back at condo!
               
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                Had this little sniffer on Fathers Day. Found it to be enjoyable. Not sure if it was brought up earlier in this thread but it’s worth a revisit


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                  Anyone know anything about a small batch Bourbon called “Larceny?” Am on vaca in northern Wisconsin and it is a lot colder than I anticipated. Definitely whiskey weather and I saw this in a local store for $27 for a 750 ml.
                   
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                  Thanks. I’ll let you know what I think.
                   
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                    Had the luxury of tasting the Pappy 23 about 5 years ago. I thought it tasted like an ash tray personally. Never got the hype.
                     
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                    I did my Makers Mark tour a couple of months after the Heaven Hill fire in I think 96 and all the hill sides were still like scorched lava flows
                     
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                    It was kinda crazy because it was months after and we didn’t think about it, then you could just see all the black scars where the flaming booze flowed down from one warehouse to the next.

                    That tour at MM was also right after they got permission to sell you a bottle (dry county) and you got to dip it in the wax yourself. It was cool too because by the time we finished, it was dark and all the paths were lit with candles in bags.
                     
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                      OK, Slug’s pic of a girl holding a bottle of Казёнка vodka made me think of this as to why I drink Russian/Ukrainian vodkas. I’ve said before that I like them because for me, they have an incomparably “clean” taste with no shytty aftertaste. This is important when drinking by the shot with them, and it’s the only way they drink it (with a sip of fruit juice after). Things like Kettle One and GG have an aftertaste like ass to me... and night a nice, clean, tight, ass of a female angel, but like I imagine my ass tastes after three days of no shower and questionable wiping technique.

                      But the bigger reason, and Kazenka pic reminded me of it, I have never, ever, woken up with a hangover after a night with Ukrainian/Russian vodka... I have woken up still drunk, but not hungover. I can’t say that about any other alcohol.
                       
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                        OK, Slug’s pic of a girl holding a bottle of Казёнка vodka made me think of this as to why I drink Russian/Ukrainian vodkas. I’ve said before that I like them because for me, they have an incomparably “clean” taste with no shytty aftertaste. This is important when drinking by the shot with them, and it’s the only way they drink it (with a sip of fruit juice after). Things like Kettle One and GG have an aftertaste like ass to me... and not a nice, clean, tight, ass of a female angel, but like I imagine my ass tastes after three days of no shower and questionable wiping technique.

                        But the bigger reason, and Kazenka pic reminded me of it, I have never, ever, woken up with a hangover after a night with Ukrainian/Russian vodka... I have woken up still drunk, but not hungover. I can’t say that about any other alcohol.
                         
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                        Agreed with all of the above.

                        I'm not a fan of Clyde May, Wild Turkey 101 is better IMO.

                        Bib and Tucker and Angel's Envy are my two biggest disappointments in bourbon. Hyped to no end, pricey and pretty average juice.
                         
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                          I did the MM tour a few years ago, 2011 I think. That day they were bottling the very first batch of Maker's White. It was a really cool experience. I was 4 years in on my ambassador barrel at that point and was all set to fly back and dip my bottle, etc a couple years later. An accident kept me homebound and I missed my window for getting my bottle.
                           
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                            Sadly not down here in South FL. I did score a bottle of New Riff Single Barrel and a Maker's 46 store pick on a recent trip through Kentucky. I haven't opened either yet, I have a bottle of Stagg Jr to finish off first.
                             
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                            Ended up finding it cheaper in another store in town. Nice whiskey and I agree it’s nicer than MM. I’ve had better, but pretty good for the price. Future Gator thought it was pretty good too!
                             

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