Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Gas Hed, Apr 19, 2019.
Valid points all.
How different is the JB Prohibition than their standard fare?
I love Bulliet! Ive been to tastings and gatherings where I've tried all kinds of bourbon and prefer Bulliet!
Heh... first words that spring to mind are - it’s a little bit harsher!
Kinda along the same lines as what they’re doing with ‘devils cut’, ‘angels share’ or whatever... all these variations strike me as less tame than the regular Jim Beam. Devils is barkier, Angels is drier. Prohibition is ‘Old Grand-Dad’-ier.
I wouldn’t call myself any kind of true bourbon expert. More like just someone with a drinking problem!
To the OP: Blantons was my first 'wow' bourbon as well. Every bottle of my bourbon supply probably revolves around Blantons in some way. Here's what's in the liquor cabinet. I'll put them from easy to find and readily available to the hard-to-find bottles.
Always on the shelf, easy to find/buy and REALLY good:
Four Roses Single Barrel
Basil Hayden's - this stuff is a Blantons clone. Nearly can't tell the difference
Weller Special Reserve
Weller Antique 107
Old Forester 1920
Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 9-year-old
Angel's Envy - Port Barrel Finish ... or some such title
Harder to find, good stuff currently on hand ...
Weller 12 year old
Colonel E H Taylor Small Batch
Here's the best link for bourbon reviews I've come across. When I'm considering plunking down $40, 50 or more on a bottle, I compare a new potential purchase with a couple I know I like. The review site is very accurate with their information. Link: https://www.breakingbourbon.com/
Well I like the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and whilst goggling it I came across this... So i was wondering.
But yeah, I'd pass on the others you mentioned!
LOL ... my 23 y/o son actually liked that stuff. Of course, he recently finished college and is still going through frat house cheap beer withdraw, so anything above lcd levels seems premium to him for now.
Bulliett and buffalo trace are my two go to’s for sipping bourbon, beam black for mixing. All pretty accessible and good in their own right without being too cork sniffy.
Pretty smooth. It seems to have a much milder flavor than the small batch Knob Creek i currently have too.
I’m a big fan of anything Four Roses. Larceny, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey 101 are great too.
No one has mentioned Russell's Reserve yet..
Like I always tell people, spend less money on Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond, or the 114. Same mashbill, better bourbon with an actual bite.
Once you get used to 101 proof (or higher) anything below tastes wimpy.
Is this why people seek high proof bourbons? I drink WT101 alot and would like to try the rare breed but its so high proof Idk if I could drink much if it and I like to be able to sip for a few hours.
I drink higher proof Bourbons because I enjoy the sensation of feeling my lips and tongue burning away as I sip.
I'm real into Baker's these days, and most days for that matter. Elijah Craig is a good one, too.
I probably used about $100 of bourbon while staining this guitar build
BBE1747A-FD6E-4510-BF34-4486FC70E121 by aynirar27 posted Sep 3, 2019 at 2:09 PM
Totally worth it
Staring in to a glass of this right now...
Move up to rye and get the High West Double Rye.
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