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Postby r0b » Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:46 am

Hello everyone,

I am having a hard time deciding which bourbon to get. Since not having had any interest I am nothing short of a newbie. (The Rock Hill Farms 50% is the only one I know I will get.)

Many thanks for tips!
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Postby Gate » Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:05 pm

In no particular order of preference, Elijah Craig 12 year-old, Old Rip van Winkle 15 year-old, and Booker's. All wonderful, and while not bargain basement cheap, they're great value for the quality. If your bank manager likes you, Pappy van Winkle is great(or at least, as far as I can judge from as much as I was able to taste at Whisky Live...). Wild Turkey 1855 Reserve (aka Rare Breed) and the single-barrel versions are also very fine.
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Postby r0b » Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:13 am

Thanks. I shall try some of them.
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Postby Rudolph Hucker » Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:21 pm


Gate has given some reat suggestions - especially the Van Winkle.

Others worth considering - if you can find them - are the Four Roses Single Barrel, Evan Williams 12 yo and for a real treat the
Baker's 7 yo


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Postby peatreek1 » Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:51 pm

Also Blanton's, and the Evan Williams single barrel line, the latter vintages 1991, 1992 are very good and great value.
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Postby lexkraai » Tue Mar 18, 2003 2:03 pm

And if you stumble across it: the A.H. Hirsch 16 y.o. It's a bit of history as well as it's from the Michter's distillery in Pennsylvania and distilled in a pot still rather than a column still.

Cheers, Lex
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Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:56 pm

I would agree the Bakers 7 is special. The best has to ( although a Rye, Van Winkle Family Reserve, I can taste it now, and its only around early mid £30's.

I find the best place for Bourbon to buy in the UK is The Vintage House, Old Compton Street, London. Always helpful, especially if you are looking for something different
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