Hello. I am new to this Forum and as a budding bourbon drinker, I'm glad I found a place to talk whiskey.
I have been drinking bourbon for about a year now.My dad introduced me to bourbon, before that, I thought Jack Daniel's was the end all of whiskeys. He says it's about time I grew up.
Anyway, these are all the ones I have tried, in no particualr order:
Elijah Craig 12 Yr.
makes a real good Mint Julep
Fighting Cock 6 Yr.
Evan Williams 7 Yr.
Evan Williams 1992 Single Barrel Vintage - was disappointing
Jim Beam Black
Old Ezra 101
Old Ezra 99 15 Yr.
Wild Turkey 101
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Wild Turkey Russel's Reserve
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel
Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 Yr.
And I have a bottle of Buffalo Trace yet to be opened.
I think the Booker's is the ultimate bourbon[so far], but at $53 a bottle, I save it for special occasions.
I drink all my bourbon neat, or with just a splash of water. No ice, unless I'm making Juleps......
I just opened the Eagle Rare Single Barrel, and it is very, very good, especially for the price - $27. But hard to find. Only two stores in the state of WA carry it.
I am going to explore the little known bourbons next - Elmer T Lee, Rock Hill Farms, Weller Centennial, Baker's, Ancient Age 10 Star. Oh yeah, and maybe Woodford's Reserve.
Why bourbon? Because it is truly American made[not much else is these days], and it is pure with no additives. And it just tastes darn good.
Looking forward to interacting on the forum.
Maple Valley, WA USA