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    Bourbon!

    Having a dude weekend in the woods. Scotch will already be well represented. I want to bring in a bottle of bourbon. My usual is Knob Creek. I'd like to bring something special, but nothing too crazy. I know there are some bourbon lovers here, so I figured I'd ask for some recommendations. Level of difficulty: 1. I'm unlikely to be able to find your favorite bottle of obscure, small-batch 'round these parts. 2. Upper limit of $60? Maybe? I'm not really sure where the levels of low-end, mid-grade, top-shelf, and holyshit begin and end.

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    Woodford Reserve.

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    Knob Creek would have been my rec, LOL....have a great time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewWalker View Post
    Woodford Reserve.
    Good call. Dickel #12 is a very good bourbon at a bargain price. Bookers is bumping up against your ceiling but is one of the very best.
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    Angel's Envy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewWalker View Post
    Woodford Reserve.
    ^^This. No matter how many others I try, I go back to it for quality.

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    I've always preferred KC over Woodford. Dunno why...

    Try a bottle of Basil Hayden, preferably right next to a Knob Creek - they're both Beam products....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    dude weekend in the woods. My usual is Knob Creek.
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    Dickel #12... Bookers is bumping up against your


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    Quote Originally Posted by monroemtb View Post
    Angel's Envy
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    Someone here asked about Angel's Envy and its supposed sweetness a few months ago. That prompted me to search for it around here. It is now my go-to $50 bourbon. I like it a lot. It is not too sweet and is very smooth.
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    Gentleman Jack - It is very smooth and under $60.
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    Every day is Buffalo Trace or Evan Williams Single Barrel. Makers 46 is nice for a a bit more. If you can find some Pappy's 15 Year, go for it! Man that is good stuff, but really hard to find since it is "cult."

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    Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Giving me some good fodder for review reading for when the afternoon slows down.

    And I have been meaning to try a bottle of Basil Hayden's.

    Though, for the sake of due diligence and my own education, I should give all of these bottles a try in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazdag View Post
    If you can find some Pappy's 15 Year, go for it! Man that is good stuff, but really hard to find since it is "cult."
    I tried finding that after several recommendations (I think on here and several other places online). And of course I couldn't find any.

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    All of these, including Knob Creek, are good. I tend to like Russell's Reserve 10 year. Its made by one of the big distillers (maybe Beam?). Not too hard to find. I recently tried Basil Hayden. Real good, but I like the Russell's better and its $15 cheaper. Makers Mark is a good one too.

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    My current favorite for good bourbon is Buffalo Trace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewWalker View Post
    Woodford Reserve.
    Yep. Or five bottles of Evan Williams.

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    Keep the recommendations coming... I'm making a list myself of what to try.
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    John's been drinking Bulleit lately, a bit on the spicy side.

    Booker's might be slightly out of your budget, in the $70 range, though it's another good one on our little bar table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Commander View Post
    Though, for the sake of due diligence and my own education, I should give all of these bottles a try in the future.
    The first time I can recall boozing and "due dilligence" in the same sentence. I like your style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    John's been drinking Bulleit lately, a bit on the spicy side.

    Booker's might be slightly out of your budget, in the $70 range, though it's another good one on our little bar table.
    Yeah, Bulleit is my other go-to. Agreed on spicy.

    I really like their Rye.
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    Templeton Rye if you can find it.

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    Four Roses - just the standard cheaper one - is really, really good. About the same or a little cheaper than Bulleit and Buffalo Trace but I like it better.

    Angel's Envy is tasty as well.

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    Maker's Mark and 1792 for Manhattans...

    Eagle Rare and Woodford for sipping.
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    Basil Haydens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewWalker View Post
    Woodford Reserve.
    Yes indeed, finally got me some...smoooooth sippin..best I have had

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