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Postby digit » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:30 am

I live in the UK and I'm intrested in trying some bourbon. Could any one help to point me in the right direction. What should I be buying?
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Postby bamber » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:13 pm

Good starter bourbons:

Buffalo Trace (some Sainsbury's)
Elijah Craig 12yo (Oddbins)
WL Weller 12yo
Wild Turkey 8yo
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Postby digit » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:51 pm

Thanks is there much difference in the taste between bottles. I don't like them to be too sweet. I tried Bulleit and quite liked it, is it a decent brand or am I barking up the wrong tree?
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Postby bamber » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:16 pm

Bulleit is a very lowly ranked bourbon, so I think you'll be in for a treat with those others. Leave the Wild Turkey until last.

None of those are very sweet IMO. The driest of those is probably the Weller, but the Buffalo Trace is rye rich - like Bulleit, so I would start there.

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Postby digit » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:46 pm

Cool thanks for the welcome. I've found a bar for my tasting mission 'The Rockwell' in London :D
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Postby bamber » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:34 pm

Enjoy - be warned that place it extremely expensive:

http://www.thetrafalgar.com/pdf/rockwell_drinks.pdf
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Postby digit » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:45 pm

Ouch! see what you mean.
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Postby TheLiquorBaron » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:47 pm

Holy Crap!!

Bamber are the prices from that place listed on the PDF file correct??
The bottle prices are just ridiculous!! Surely they wouldn't sell any liquor by the bottle?! - i.e. Surely no customer in their right mind would pay those prices for a bottle!!
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Postby bamber » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:26 am

Well I guess they are for a 50ml shot, but it's still very expensive and like you say the bottle prices are just a joke. There's a whisk(e)y bar across the road from where I work and it's about 1/2 of the price per shot.

Don't forget they'll add 12.5 % to your bill. According to one customer review, this is not optional, insofar as you'll actually have to kick up a fuss and refuse to pay (or else stand up whilst drinking !!).

Rock Hill Farms £350 a bottle :shock: It's £40 from twe.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:52 am

Fools and their money are easily parted :roll:

I'd only go to a place like that if there was one amazing bottle that I wanted to try and just try one dram and I'd be off again.
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Postby MGillespie » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:23 pm

Digit, please keep in mind that Bulleit has a higher rye content than other bourbons...where rye makes up just a small part of the overall blend. You may find other bourbons to be sweeter as a result, while the rye tends to add a kick to the flavor that many bourbon lovers don't like. That's why Bulleit tends to be rated lower than others.

That said...the other suggestions above are all excellent choices!

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Postby digit » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:00 pm

Intresting thanks for the tip!
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