Bourbon and Booze

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  1. Bullag8r

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    In a proper tasting the pallette must be cleansed between each taste
     
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      Wow. BT, I could see. It's good, but would be hard for me to pick it out of a crowd. But Elijah Craig is completely different. Would not have guessed that.
       
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      Agreed, but taste buds get desensitized. In fact, I enjoy drinking super high proof and then dropping into lower ranges. You get crazy notes that you never would before. Got strawberry off Buffalo Trace that way
       
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        Did you have a store pick? Those can get funky.
         
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        I just drove 8 hours from Greenville, SC to Ocala and am now decompressing with some Bulleit bourbon. I drove the backroads instead of I-95. It took an hour longer but it was much less stressful than swapping paint at 80 MPH

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          If you can find it Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is like the small batch, but amped up. I've been lucky enough to find a couple bottles and picked them up.

          My quintessential bourbon is still Stagg Jr.

          I turned 50 in April and opened up a bottle of George T. Stagg, I had, which is a high end barrel proof. First couple pours were just ok. But the last glass I had, after it had oxidized a couple months, is fantastic. I decided it's not worth the premium over Stagg Jr.
           
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            Stagg Jr is very good if you can find it. My nephew finds it for me on occasion as I never see it in my area.

            I picked up some EC 22yoa in Kentucky years ago. Big flavor, but not for the faint of heart at 134
             
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            Once you get a taste for the barrel proofs it's hard to go back to anything proofed down.
             
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                Well done sir, suddenly I have a thirst
                 
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                  The Weller is really good. Its got quite a bit of heat and spice for being wheated...but the 107 proof point makes a big difference. I think as an every day drink I prefer the Makers 46 and Wilderness Trail wheat...but I'll see how things change if its chilled or iced. Haven't broken into the Old Forester yet. Im a little skeerd of it.
                   
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                  I have a nephew that sends me the Antique or the green label Weller now and then. I like both. A lot. Last time he sent the Stagg... I’m trying for more, lol
                  Makers 46 is a bit sweet for me, I am more of a 101 every day guy. Or beam, damn that stuff is cheap, :) But different tastes give us variety.
                   
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                    if anyone cares, Pinhook released the first Castle and Key product.
                     
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                        But the liver of...... :).
                         
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                          I began a 28 day cleanse 18 days ago. Ten days to go and trying to decide what to celebrate with when it's over. Feel free to suggest a good single malt scotch or a barrel proof bourbon.
                           
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                          Elijah Craig Barrel Proof or Rare Breed if you can’t find ECBP
                           
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                            Just got a bottle of ECBP. Its awesome.
                             

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