Bourbon and Booze

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  1. GatorFL

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    You must be a hell of an uncle!
     
    • GatorFL

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      I picked up a bottle of High West's A Midwinter Night's Dram Act 7 Scene 2. It was list price, $99, so not bad. Of course a few days later I walked into the Total Wine in Boca and they had it for $89. Good stuff.
       
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      Tried the Jack Daniels apple today. Hey, I like jack and I like apple. Horrendous! Tasted like concentrated apple syrup.
       
      • GatorFL

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        A few years back I made the mistake of buying a bottle of the Knob Creek Maple. Same rationale, I like bourbon and I like maple. It was a drain pour. The only flavored bourbon that works is Fireball.
         
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          I finally got ahold of a bottle of Angel's Envy Finished Rye. It's niiiice.....
           
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            Picked this up on a lark, film at 11. Or 7:30 since I’m old

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            • alcoholica

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              ABC's are starting to get better bourbons in. Still nothing too rare, but I've picked up a few store picks, and they are getting Eagle Rare more frequently.
               
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              Had this in Nashville a few months back at the distillery--both were really smooth and highly recommended

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              I looked at the Belle meades yesterday but I hadn’t heard of them. Will give one a try. The smooth ambler was decent, but at the price point I think Russell’s is a better pour.
               
            • alcoholica

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              If you can find the Belle Meade Cask Strength for $60 or less, give it a shot. I haven't tried any of their finished products because I keep hearing they're too sweet and cloying. I would like to try the Belle Meade Honey, but only because of the hype.

              Also a huge fan of Red Label Russell's Reserve (single barrel), Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, and Old Forester 1920 at that $60 price point
               
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                Agree. I typically don’t try anything in a sherry cask or the flavored stuff as it is typically way too sweet for me. A zillion boutique bourbons out there these days, but Beam Black is better than most of them ;)
                 
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                  OGD 114. Not bad at all for $30.
                   
                  • alcoholica

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                    If you hunt for it, you should be able to find some age stated Beam Black 8y/o. It is significantly better than the current stuff
                     
                  • alcoholica

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                    I've yet to try 114, but I do like the OGD BiB
                     
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                    It's nice, I like it with a couple ice cubes. High proof and lots of rye. Thick mouthfeel too.
                     
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                    Anyone tried Rabbit Hole bourbon? I picked up a bottle a week or so ago. Heavy oak and spicy...at least to me.
                     
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                    it could open up some in the bottle. give it some time.
                     
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                      Finished off a bottle of Boulder Bourbon by Vapor Distillery last night. Cracked open a bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed after. I have to say... the difference was stark! BB is a fantastically smooth sipping bourbon in comparison. I’m a fan of WT RB but it has nothing on BB. Highly recommended (I would start with the “Colorado” version then try some of the others).
                       
                      • alcoholica

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                        You're comparing something that's 84pf to something that's 116pf and you want to compare "smoothness"?

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