Which of these do you prefer and why:
Old Grand Dad
Tonight I bought a 1.75L of Bulleit for nightly sipping. I don't like it, regret my pruchase, and really wish I doubled my upfront and instead went for a 1.75L of The Glenlivet... none of these are worth the cost and taste all the same.
Evan Williams is far and away the best value of that lot. You don't realize how good it is until you taste it blind next to some of the others. It more than holds up for like half the price.
My go-to is OGD BiB. I rather enjoy Buffalo Trace, Evan Williams SB (and even the regular when I'm feeling like an alkie), and Maker's Mark.
I won't say no to any of the others, but Bulleit and Knob Creek are overrated. JD and Jim Beam are, well, they are what they are.
Best Bang for your buck
>good, but BT is better
>Old Grand Dad
There are a million good spirits out there what is this obsession with hot and woody whiskey?? I don't get it, at best, they are still hot and fucking woody, there is no God damn nuance to most mainstream bourbon, fuck van winkle, fuck four roses, fuck Woodford reserve. Anything that costs more than $30 for a fifth is a fucking rip off
Eagle Rare. It's Buffalo Trace's single barrel. It's one of the best 25 dollar bottles you can get. If I have to pick the regular offerings from your list, Bulleit is the easy choice.
Because scotch isn't aged in wood? Because certain wines aren't fermented and aged in wood?
If someone places a finger of Bulliet, vs Makers, vs Woodford in front of someone who drinks spirits of any kind, they could tell there was a different taste between all of them. Not saying one is vastly superior, but there is an obvious difference in taste.
No it isn't. It isn't even a bourbon type whiskey, like Tin Cup from Colorado, which has the the same methods and ratios but cannot call itself bourbon because it isn't from Bourbon, KY.
Jack Daniels, however, is not distilled using the same method as bourbon at all. It is dripped slowly over a charcoal filter before being placed in barrels. I think even the grain ratios are different.
>Just turned legal drinking age thinking they know anything
But you don't know shit about spirits or distilling either.
>not listing the god tier of bourbon that is Blantons
Yeah stop being a fucktard. Bourbon isn't like Champagne, you can make it anywhere in the U.S. and be called bourbon as long as it meets the following requirements.
Produced in the United States
Made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn
Aged in new, charred oak barrels
Distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume)
Entered into the barrel for aging at no more than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume)
Bottled (like other whiskeys) at 80 proof or more (40% alcohol by volume)
u dumb nigga, I didn't say anything about jack daniels I was adressing where the post said it has to be made in kentucky to be called bourbon which is completely untrue.
exactly, jack daniels is not a bourbon only because they don't want to call it that, it meets all legal requirements to be a bourbon. It was a marketing thing way back to seperate itself. I totally agree that jack daniels is not a bourbon because they say so.
>I plainly reference Tin Cup as tasting like a bourbon to me. It is a Colorado bourbon.
I don't consider it to be like bourbon either because the charcoal filtering process throws the taste way off normal bourbon tastes.
Like the difference between coffee and espresso. They are made of the same basic material [roasted coffee beans], but a black coffee has a completely different taste from a plain shot of espresso.
The methodology behind making them differs, like how the methodology differs from making Jack to making Tin Cup. Therefore, your flavors and textures are a lot different, so much that they are different beverages.
you've got a mix of price ranges there and the more expensive ones are better. Maker's Mark is definitely overpriced though, and Old Granddad is better than its price would indicate. Even Williams is the cheapest there and good for mixing or just getting drunk.
Lets just be glad we are Americans and can get great bourbon for dirt cheap compared to scotch.
True. I was riding around New Orleans with a high roller in a huge black car. We open up a decanter. He just pours one finger because he's about to hit the tables. I'm just hanging out, so I pour two. He's a bourbon drinker, so I ask him what he thought it was. He guessed Maker's. I yell up to the driver asking what's in the decanter.
Evan Williams. My buddy was taken aback, I filed it away for later. A much better bourbon than it has any right to be.
Why don't you know what you're talking about before you start calling people names on a Mongolian crocheting board.
It's not made in Bourbon County, KY so it's not Bourbon. And that's just the most obvious reason for why JD is not bourbon. I'd go through the whole distilling process and explain why it isn't bourbon, but you're obviously retarded so I'll just sip my Buffalo Trace and laugh at your ignorance.
I haven't had it in a while, but I remember Woodford being really inconsistent. One bottle would be spot on, heaven-on-earth, and the next would be just kind of OK. I'm not sure if there were just supply vs. demand issues, but when it's on, Woodford is really, really good.
It's just that when I have money for a decent bottle of bourbon, I always find myself sticking with the ones that have never let me down, like Evan Williams single barrel and Old Grand Dad BiB (although that one's also been somewhat inconsistent lately).
If it's not this why are you even trying you stupid faggots.
oh man I don't like evan Williams I got a bottle and tried to shoot it but it was just too nasty. I tried mixing it with soda but still too nasty. I finally figured out if I mixed it with coffee it was bearable.
I just bought this bottle, I don't want to argue over whether it's bourbon or not I just want an honest opinion on what it's like and suggestions on what to mix it with.
Bourbon, whatever else it is, is made mostly from corn. Rye whiskey is made mostly from rye.
Beam Rye was good when it was 15$. It's still a decent cocktail rye, but old overholt is basically the same thing except cheaper, and rittenhouse is much better in most drinks and only a little pricier. For sipper ryes, I'd recommend bulleit rye at a similar price point
drinking WT 101 right now, shared a bottle of OGD 114 with some friends over new years
to stay precisely on topic tho i'd have to pick
2. Buffalo Trace
For me its less about what a bourbon has and more about what it doesn't have. For me, BT and Bulleit don't taste like rubbing alcohol and they don't have an overly cloying aftertaste of vanilla like some bourbons do. OGD is third for me because of how affordable it is here in Kentucky, while still managing to not taste offensive
>tfw the whiskey is all gone
not a good feel
I like Jack Daniels unironically. It's smooth and simple. [spoiler]would probably be REALLY good if the abv was higher[/spoiler]
but i'm a wheated bourbon guy, so out of all those options, Maker's is my choice.
I'm drying out for awhile however when I return my 1st purchase of bourbon again will be Calumet farms.. then basil hayden.. however pappy van winkle n eagler rare 17 are on my booze bucket list along with a dram of ardbeg supernova
I'm no super taster, but for the last couple of years I've had no issues with Woodford. I don't use cool adjectives when I describe whiskey... How about this: I really like bourbon and coke. Maker's I'll drink either straight, or in coke. Anything "worse" I only drink in coke, anything better I only drink straight. With Woodford I REALLY hesitate to drink it in coke, but I will like, 20% of the time. Make sense? It's a half notch above Maker's for me, Maker's being my go to.
ive had all kinds of bourbon and Tennessee whiskey up into the $80 range and Jack still tastes good to me, especially the barrel proof single cask one. I guess its just cool to hate it
7am and having a big ol glass of bourbon before I remote into work for today
gonna be a good day
I'm not a big bourbon or whiskey drinker. So last time I went to Kentucky for work I did a little research. Wheat bourbons are sweeter and rye bourbons are spicier. So I heard about larceny and the guy at the liquor store told me its top shelf. He gave me a small shooter of Evan Williams and saidry this before larceny so you can see the difference. Evan Williams had a bite larceny was sweet and smooth. So in my opinion go for larceny its wheat and 20 bucks is not a lot.