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Posted: 7/8/2002 10:04:57 AM EST
Okay, bourbon connisours, what do you consider to be the "best" commercial bourbon?
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:08:43 AM EST
No Contest, Makers Mark! Got hooked in college!
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:09:25 AM EST
None. After a couple of serious bourbon drunks, even the smell of it makes me want to toss now. Drink Scotch :) -legrue
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:10:34 AM EST
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I've got to admit I'm really not much of a Bourbon person (I prefer a good Scotch), however my vote goes to Jack.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:16:47 AM EST
There are other brands of Jim Beam? [:P]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:16:48 AM EST
Wellers 107 Proof. After than I will give the nod to Makers Mark....
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:17:40 AM EST
I cannot stand Beam or JD in any fashion. After getting hooked on Maker's Mark, there's absolutely NO COMPARISON!! I do like a Scotch every now and then, but it's awfully expensive and not particularly worth it tastewise (IMHO). I keep a bottle of Glenfiddich and Dewars around, but nothing older than 12 years. I do enjoy an occasional Jamison Irish, but again, for the price, it's no comparison. Canadian whiskeys are just plain sissy. VO, Seagrams, Canadian Club, all of them are wussy blended swill. As for bourbons, I have tasted nearly every commercial bourbon on the market. Ezra Brooks, Early Times, Ol' Grandad... I mean all of them. The only one that comes close to Makers Mark is Wild Turley Rare Breed. IMHO of course.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:18:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:25:34 AM EST
My vote goes to Knob Creek w/ Basil Hayden close behind... then Makers and Jim Beam, but I've been know to drink a little of each... BTW, JD is made in Tennessee, not Kentucky, so technicaly it cannot be called bourbon, just Sour Mash, it also uses a different filtering process I belive Check out [url]http://www.straightbourbon.com[/url]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:36:11 AM EST
Dunno if it counts as a burbon or not...but George Dickell's #8. Yum. Ed
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:40:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2002 10:41:34 AM EST by Green_Furniture]
Jack Daniel's is WHISKY, not bourbon. Ok, best bourbon? [b][size=3]Blanton's. Hands down.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:50:22 AM EST
OK Someone needs to set up a taste-test! Ther are a few mentioned here I haven't tried, and I think they should have the benefit of my experience!
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:01:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:06:09 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:12:54 AM EST
Maker's Mark? never had it, but sounds like I should...Thanks for the advise...I drink Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey, its made in Bardstown, KY. Its pretty smooth for Shine...Trucker
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:16:43 AM EST
Wild Turkey, especially the special small batches.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:17:12 AM EST
i prefer rum, but knob creek is pretty good imo.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:17:36 AM EST
Big Bear, I would suggest you find yourself a bottle of Basil Hayden, it's as smooth as breast milk... it's the only bourbon I refuse to mix with anything, including ice... Bakers is similar to Booker's IMO, if a little tamer... I like Booker's also, but that 127 proof gets me in trouble... Booker's is also a Jim Beam brand, I don't know why, but I seem to like all of their small-batch stuff, maybe it's the spring where they get their water.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 1:12:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 1:16:31 PM EST
Turkey 101.. "Cures What Ails YA"
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 1:19:04 PM EST
I'm still addicted to the Wild Turkey's bite! I make the [b]Hun's Famous Texas Tea[/b] by using the Long Island Ice Tea recipe, but substituting Wild Turkey for the gin! Now that bird has a very nasty bite indeed! Eric The(°°hic°°)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 1:25:57 PM EST
I'm not sure what kind of whiskey it is, but my vote goes for Suntory. In 1997, my Gunny and I found several cases left over from the 1984 Aloha Golf Tournament. I have never been much of a whiskey drinker, but I can drink this stuff straight on the rocks. The bottle was actually a little ceramic boat. Other than that, my second vote is for Bud Light.....................
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:08:43 PM EST
J.W.DANT is the best and also reasonably priced can be hard to find though. Small batch Knob Creek is also right up there. Jack Daniels is good for every day use. Anybody else a member of the Tennesee Squires?
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:18:30 PM EST
I gotta go with Booker Noe's.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:21:14 PM EST
I guess techinically it's a Jack Daniels' product but I prefer Gentelman Jack. Maker's Mark is also very good.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:26:20 PM EST
This wasn't in the poll but......... My best friends bourbon.... and what ever brand he happeneds to have on hand. [:D]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:27:19 PM EST
Lotta good selections here. I voted for MM in the poll- I consider it the house drink. However, my favorite is Kentucky Spirit. Have to give a nod to Wild Turkey 101. BTW if you like the "Oaky" taste on a budget a bottle of George Dickel #12 for about $14.00 is hard to beat.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:34:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2002 2:36:36 PM EST by Diss_ipator]
what no Crown Royal on the list? [img]http://www.crownroyal.com/images/1_taste_crown.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:34:50 PM EST
Crown is not a bourbon. It's a blended Canadian. Technically, Jack Daniels isn't a bourbon either since it's distilled in Tennessee.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:35:06 PM EST
I love bourbon, and out of the four, all of which I keep in my bar, I like Makers Mark the best. Its good stuff. Gentleman Jack is pretty good too.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:51:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Polyak: Makers Mark has always been at the top for me. I do like Blantons when I can afford it too though. But, Makers and 7up is my favorite drink, has been since college. Anyone collect the Makers Mark special edition bottles when they come out? It's hard keeping out of those bottles when they're just sitting there beggin for it. [:P]
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i have a texas flag bottle around here somewhere...
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 3:23:31 PM EST
Maybe ya'll would prefer some "mister pitiful". Of course I'm going to be Mr. Pitiful in a few hours, Mr. Hun's tea is going to do me in.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 6:07:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 6:42:27 PM EST
um, Jack Daniels is not a bourbon, it's a Tennessee Whiskey
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 6:49:29 PM EST
Damn right,Jack Daniels is not Bourbon, it is Sour Mash Whiskey, you cannot compare Whiskey to Bourbon, there is no comparison, Whiskey is the way to go.....[:D]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 6:54:19 PM EST
I.W. Harper The I.W. stands for "I Will..." legrue is correct, though; drink scotch. Chivas Regal has my favorite flavor. Single malt scotch is so-ooo dull. [;D] ( hey, I'm kidding )
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 6:57:31 PM EST
Here is some enlightenment for y'all! [url]http://nm.essortment.com/bourbonwhiske_rctw.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 7:06:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By magnum_99: Here is some enlightenment for y'all! [url]http://nm.essortment.com/bourbonwhiske_rctw.htm[/url]
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It's "yaw", yankee...[:D]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 7:08:08 PM EST
Wild Turkey good - like tah drinkl it an go on lin to ar16 forums in takl to my goood gun budys. i love yall andf il alwayss b herer ffor anyone whu needs\ me caus i love yall. lets get to gethur and shoott some stuff. i love yal
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 7:17:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By magnum_99: Here is some enlightenment for y'all! [url]http://nm.essortment.com/bourbonwhiske_rctw.htm[/url]
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Sorry, but I can tell the difference, Bourbon has a kind of sweet taste to me that the sour mash does not have.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 7:31:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Green_Furniture: Jack Daniel's is WHISKY, not bourbon. Ok, best bourbon? [b][size=3]Blanton's. Hands down.
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JD is not bourbon because the name Burbon can only be used on Kentucky sour mash whiskeys
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 9:32:28 PM EST
Knob Creek
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:15:37 PM EST
Confederate: Jack Daniels is not Bourbon, it is Sour Mash Whiskey, you cannot compare Whiskey to Bourbon. bigyeti: JD is not bourbon because the name Burbon can only be used on Kentucky sour mash whiskeys. Now I'm really confused.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:18:00 PM EST
A wiskey show said that Maker's Mark was created for womenz to drink.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:46:49 PM EST
I like beam, but love Makers Mark. Just abit to expensive for everyday drinking.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:03:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By BenDover: Crown is not a bourbon. It's a blended Canadian. Technically, Jack Daniels isn't a bourbon either since it's distilled in Tennessee.
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Doesnt it bother you that people profit from drinking Crown Royal and not giving it away to fellow board members? Where did you get that nickname?? I love ya man.....[beer]
Link Posted: 7/9/2002 2:50:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By mattja: Confederate: Jack Daniels is not Bourbon, it is Sour Mash Whiskey, you cannot compare Whiskey to Bourbon. bigyeti: JD is not bourbon because the name Burbon can only be used on Kentucky sour mash whiskeys. Now I'm really confused.
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JD is "Tennessee Whiskey." Such whiskey, according to Uncle Sugar, is whiskey that has gone through the charcoal filtering. Goerge Dickel No. 12 is also tennessee whiskey
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:36:33 AM EST
I prefer Scotch (Single Malt only, no blends), but if I had to have Bourbon, I'd get a nice A.H Hirsch. However, Kob Creek will do in a pinch.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:42:38 AM EST
Jim Beam as a regular. Booker for the special occasions.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 9:52:02 AM EST
I'm tellin ya'll for the last time, don't make me turn this bus around! BLANTON'S is the BEST BOURBON period. Whatever and ever, amen.
Link Posted: 7/10/2002 10:44:22 AM EST
......Old Grand Dad
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