Post by lurkinmcgurkin on Mar 13, 2020 9:23:33 GMT -6
Larceny is a great one for the price.
Eagle Rare is probably my favorite mid-range bourbon. Four Roses Single Batch is a close second, along with Bulleit Frontier and Woodford Double Oaked. Knob Creek Smoked Maple is awesome, if you like flavored bourbons.
In a pinch, just some good old Jim Beam is fine.
Ice ball is the only way to drink proper bourbon. And if you put Bourbon in a mixed drink, you're worse than Hitler.
Four Roses Single Batch is pretty good, and the Jim Beam Single Barrel is pretty good.
I got a bottle of Angel's Envy for my birthday. Really liked it. Let it set a bit longer with the ice.
Makers Mark sends out little Christmas gifts (bar related) to members of the ambassador program. A couple of years ago, they sent out ice ball trays. I stock up on ice balls throughout the year, and always have them ready to go.
Post by williamtsherman on Mar 13, 2020 10:46:58 GMT -6
I am a lot less snobby about high and low end liquor after doing some blind taste testing and realizing my ability to distinguish between brands is much lower than I imagined,
I would have no confidence, for example, that I could tell Evan Williams from a high end bourbon when mixed in a whiskey sour or mule. Try it some time. Granted, I think my taste buds have deteriorated somewhat with age, but I am very skeptical of most people's ability to distinguish between brands of liquor. The few people who I have had do blind tests were no better than me. Much of the appeal of high end liquor is watching it come out of that expensive bottle.
How about some 20 year ole Pappy. Best Bourbon money can buy and I mean lots of money if you can find it. Had a friend who got a bottle through a lottery and I can tell you this stuff is as good as the hype. Blanton’s is also very good but pricey. I personally like Beam Black label. It is smooth and tasty for a $20 bottle of booze.