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Of course there are high end bourbons.  I have had Booker's but it is quite a bit more expensive than the others.  Old Weller's for affordability.

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frak

I like both Knob and MM.  I noticed that Knob is 100 proof and MM is 90 and wondered if the somewhat lower proof accounted for MM's incremental smoothness.  Don't get me wrong, sometimes I want that extra crispness that Knob seems to have.  

BTW, and I know it is somewhat a girly drink, every now and again I like MM in a Manhattan.  I picked up that taste from my mom, who, even at 79 has a Gatorade bottle of them mixed in the refrigerator in case of "company".  (She grew up in a tavern in the Iron Range.)

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BradSouth

I just finished off 2 fingers while enjoying this post

The thread is only five entries long!

The NH packy currently has Pappy 15, 18 and 21. This is a first. I was tempted, but they are above my paygrade.

Currently finishing a bottle of Buffalo Trace. A bit thin and hot, but tasty. KC is one of my favorites. A good, versatile pour--some body, some sweetness, some spice. A few others in the cabinet.

Matt I will trade you bourbon for coffee!

Bourbon is the only drink, I like Knob, Eagle Rare, Basil Hayden, VanWinkle, and Blantons Makers Mark.

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Bullwinkle
Bookers 126.7 barrel proof. Thats REAL whiskey.

All those other brands are just imitations.... :<img src=:'>

Bryan

AMEN

I have a bottle signed by Booker Noe himself which I'm saving for the day I retire.  

I keep buying a bottle whenever I can just in case some nut case takes over Jim Beam and decides they don't need to keep making it.

Every weekend sipping juice is MM or KC.. Bookers for fireplace and cigars.

BTW, all bourbon should be cut with a splash of branch water. (per Booker)

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shorebird

Bookers 126.7 barrel proof. Thats REAL whiskey.

All those other brands are just imitations.... :<img src=:'>

Bryan

What he said. And anything from Jim Beam while your at it.

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Bearkat

Bourbon is the only drink, I like Knob, Eagle Rare, Basil Hayden, VanWinkle, and Blantons Makers Mark.

I am begining to belive that is true.  Lord knows I have tried my fair share of scoth, but now I have found something I really like and will enjoy trying the others y'all have listed.  Besides, its the American thing to do.

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frugal pointer
Two more fingers.....as we speak.  FP

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Roost em 1st
Bookers 126.7 barrel proof. Thats REAL whiskey.

All those other brands are just imitations.... :<img src=:'>

Bryan

AMEN

I have a bottle signed by Booker Noe himself which I'm saving for the day I retire.  

I keep buying a bottle whenever I can just in case some nut case takes over Jim Beam and decides they don't need to keep making it.

Every weekend sipping juice is MM or KC.. Bookers for fireplace and cigars.

BTW, all bourbon should be cut with a splash of branch water. (per Booker)

Don't open that bottle. since his signature is no longer attainable, I'll buy you a Bookers when you retire. Booker was a good man...

He'd have you into his house, never knew a stranger. He'd offer up a country ham sanwhich, and yell (literally) for his wife to bring a bottle. He'd always toss the cork once it was opened.

His son Fred aint a bad fella either. Has some funny Hank Jr stories...

I doubt that Bookers goes away. Rod(brand manager) wouldn't let them do that without a fight, I don't think, he did push for the 90 proof 7 yr old that Beam unveiled before the Holidays I bet. He wanted them to do a lighter proof Knob...

The last time I did Bookers doubles I was in a brush with some Nashville restaraunteurs Scratch. Best I don't do that again.

Nice picture Brad South, it's best enjoyed after a cold morning's duck hunt, if'n you can get up an go!

John, I am having a WL Weller as I type. No shame in a bottle of weller as a bar bourbon. It beats the heck out of Makers.

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Irish Joe
Hmmmm.......a bourbon thread and no Don Steese....Maybe he'll be along soon.

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Hunshatt
he's out with baddoggy chasin woodcock in Md or Va

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shorebird
He's not here in Va. , woodcock season is closed.

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Briarscratch

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Nice bottle of Stagg.  I've got one of the first batches - the super high proof stuff.  There are only a few inches left in the bottle so I keep that bad boy hidden.

One smart thing I did was take a small bonus and buy two bottles of Pappy 20 when it was $75 a bottle.  One got drunk, and so did I.  The other is just chillaxing back next to the Stagg.  

How's the Buffalo Trace?  I've been trying to find some around here but haven't had any luck yet.

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polecat
The Buffalo is good, very smooth a little sweet.I threw the cork away on one the other nite. Should be available just over the bridge from you.

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Bloodhound

As I have said, I like the Makers Mark...having some as I type this...I like Buffalo Trace...its a little milder than the Makers Mark...Has any one tried the Four Roses Brand...there are 10 stores here in Colorado making a big deal out of being one of the 10 stores that gets to carry it...$35 has kept me drinking Makers Mark...no one has mentioned Jim Beam Black...it very good too...keeping in mind that I do not mix my bourbon with water, coke, or even ice....

As to the Scotch...there are pricey ones...but I stick with Famous Grouse...I like the taste and after 2 bottles of MM or Buffalo Trace are gone...its time for some Scotch, and to me that means The Famous Grouse.....For those of you counting...I am still on my number one of the cycle of MM...so the Grouse will wait.....for now

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Agreed on the Buffalo. For a less expensive bourbon, it's quite good. If I'm going to spend a little more, I'll go for Woodford or Blanton's. And if I had no budget to worry about, it would be Pappy Van Winkle's 20 Year Family Reserve.

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