- Jun 11, 2014
I’d put the McKinna 10yr single barrel right there, maybe higher depending on the day. I’d love to try the Russell’s white label at $30 to see how it compare’s.Eagle Rare is the way to go. In my opinion there's nothing in its price range that compares
I will give it a try. I am reluctant to spend money on something without a good recommendation
You should be able to buy an airplane bottle of Woodford somewhere too to try. I’m not a fan of Woodford Distiller’s Select. Not that it’s bad, but I’ve found other bourbons at that price or cheaper that I like better. If you get a chance to try the double oaked expression of Woodford, I highly recommend
I’d put the McKinna 10yr single barrel right there, maybe higher depending on the day. I’d love to try the Russell’s white label at $30 to see how it compare’s.
How do you like the Rowan’s and the Pig?
I’d take Russell’s Single barrel over Blanton’s. Love that stuff. Rare Breed is so good tooI like Russell's A LOT! I finished a bottle a few days ago. The Rowan's is just OK. I think it lacks flavor and tries to make up for it with heat. I like the Whistle Pig. I think it's overpriced, but it is good.
Glad you said Maker’s 46, i’m Not a huge fan of regular Maker’s.My recommendation for figuring out what you like is to buy some entry level offerings from each of the houses and then try them side by side. For example pick up an eagle rare, four roses single barrel, Elijah Craig, rare breed, makers 46. You could buy all of those for less than $200. Then decide which ones you like and why. Once you know which profiles you like best you can get into some of their other offerings.
By the way I’m glad this thread is here. I’m by no means an expert but I have a pretty large collection and am in some bourbon groups and have been fortunate enough to be a part of 4 private barrel selections (bucket list level stuff if you ever get a chance).
I’d take Russell’s Single barrel over Blanton’s. Love that stuff. Rare Breed is so good too
Glad you said Maker’s 46, i’m Not a huge fan of regular Maker’s.
For entry level but still good I recommend Larceny for a wheated reference, Wild Turkey for a high rye, Beam Black and Buffalo Trace. That gives them a reference point from the various spectrum points that are reasonable and easy to find. Yours is a good list for the next price point though, real good.
I’d recommend Basil’s to people but it’s hard to find under $40. It’s just not worth $40 to me. But, it’s a nice approachable high rye with a short finish. Great for before dinner