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(CNBC)   "The overall U.S. bourbon market grew 13.2 percent last year from the previous year, while super premium bourbons rose 79.5 percent." Good job, guys   (cnbc.com) divider line 125
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2013-08-24 07:17:00 PM  
Thanks, Subby. It's nice to have my efforts recognized.
 
2013-08-24 07:17:16 PM  
You're welcome. Doing my part.

/Yummy, yummy bourbon.
 
2013-08-24 07:17:28 PM  
Thank you Subby; 'bout time the recognitions started pouring in.
 
2013-08-24 07:17:55 PM  
Got turned on to Basil Hayden Manhattans. Great stuff.
 
2013-08-24 07:18:06 PM  
It probably had a lot to do with the Fark server move. It's like jet fuel for Mike.
 
2013-08-24 07:18:58 PM  
www.bluekitchen.net

120 proof
With a splash of water, no ice
Thank me later
 
2013-08-24 07:19:14 PM  
It's a good time to drink like you mean it.
 
2013-08-24 07:19:34 PM  
hooray!! more people drinking more booze!!! that's a good thing.
 
2013-08-24 07:20:08 PM  
In related news, the scotch and beer markets are mirroring that growth.
 
2013-08-24 07:21:12 PM  
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/lazy
 
2013-08-24 07:21:32 PM  
Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr old Reserve.

We can all go home, now
 
2013-08-24 07:26:30 PM  
Drink scotch have some farming respect for yourself
 
2013-08-24 07:26:40 PM  
Anyone traveling through Colorado should try Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey.
 
2013-08-24 07:28:39 PM  
Here in Nashville, the bourbon selection in liquor stores has almost doubled in about 3 years. Just had Evan Williams Single Barrel and was very impressed by the value for 21 bucks. I want to try Angel's Envy but can't justify spending that much.
 
2013-08-24 07:28:56 PM  
liquor.com

I have my standard rotations and staples stocked...but I received a bottle of this on my 30th birthday, and I now make it a regular in my cabinet.  Drink neat, no ice, no water, room temp.  Very very good bourbon.  It sets itself apart from some by the unique oak character, but the dazzlingly transparent presence of the corn and rye from the mash helps move this one into the "you gotta try this" category.
 
2013-08-24 07:32:32 PM  
I'll take some of this, please.
www.1792bourbon.com
 
2013-08-24 07:36:19 PM  
Not a bourbon, but y'all should give Wasmund's single malt a try. Very tasty.
 
2013-08-24 07:37:19 PM  

Paduke: Here in Nashville, the bourbon selection in liquor stores has almost doubled in about 3 years. Just had Evan Williams Single Barrel and was very impressed by the value for 21 bucks. I want to try Angel's Envy but can't justify spending that much.


Angel's Envy, while tasty, isn't a must-drink. Willett Family Reserve, on the other hand, is.

And there's no finer value than Ezra Brooks black. Except maybe Evan Williams black.
 
2013-08-24 07:38:12 PM  
static.giantbomb.com
 
2013-08-24 07:39:12 PM  
Alright Drew, you can slow down now.
 
2013-08-24 07:42:25 PM  
Bourbon is good for one thing - providing a barrel to age beer. Scotch is what bourbon wants to be.
 
2013-08-24 07:45:10 PM  
Elijah Craig 12yo is damn good for $21 the fifth (this at Surdyk's in Minneapolis). Whereas the 18yo Lige is a marvelous woody-smoky thing, the 12 is still pretty ballsy, but has levels and subtleties in it I look forward to exploring.
 
2013-08-24 07:46:37 PM  
I'm wondering just how drunk I'd have to be to think that a $50 cocktail is a good idea. If I drink a $50 cocktail I better wake up next to the hottest person I've ever laid eyes on, have a full vivid memory complete with video tape of our previous night's adventures, and repeat it immediately. For $50 a cocktail better let me tap into the Cosmic Record. A $50 cocktail better give me awesome superpowers.
 
2013-08-24 07:47:31 PM  
Make mine Irish.

Though to be honest I would probably drink nothing but Yamazaki if I could afford to.
 
2013-08-24 07:47:48 PM  
Introversion is becoming less and less stigmatized, too.

/Won't date a woman who drinks hard liquor.
 
2013-08-24 07:48:37 PM  

JosephFinn: I'll take some of this, please.
[www.1792bourbon.com image 850x814]


I just tried that for the first time this week while on vacation. Very good stuff.

But if we're talking "premium", Pappy Van Winkle is where it's at.
 
2013-08-24 07:50:06 PM  
Knob Creek. yummy.
 
2013-08-24 07:50:22 PM  
Fukn thnx its so mice to finally be good at At somehing.
 
2013-08-24 07:54:51 PM  
No Black Maple Hill yet?
 
2013-08-24 07:58:58 PM  
Glad I could help.  :-)
 
2013-08-24 08:00:40 PM  
I'll drink to that.

/It's 5pm
 
2013-08-24 08:00:46 PM  

JosephFinn: I'll take some of this, please.
[photo of 1792]


If you like 1792, it might be due to the high rye content.    As an experiment, try drinking (in order) Buffalo Trace, Elmer T Lee, and 1792 Ridgemont Reserve.    They are made by the Buffalo Trace/Barton distilleries, but with increasing amount of rye (in the order listed).
 
2013-08-24 08:01:20 PM  

Paduke: Here in Nashville, the bourbon selection in liquor stores has almost doubled in about 3 years. Just had Evan Williams Single Barrel and was very impressed by the value for 21 bucks. I want to try Angel's Envy but can't justify spending that much.


I'll have to try the Evan Williams Single Barrel, I know I've seen it round here. Had a bottle of Ancient Age Bourbon not so long ago and I really enjoyed it. It was a gift so no idea on what it cost.
 
2013-08-24 08:02:59 PM  

Gonz: Paduke: Here in Nashville, the bourbon selection in liquor stores has almost doubled in about 3 years. Just had Evan Williams Single Barrel and was very impressed by the value for 21 bucks. I want to try Angel's Envy but can't justify spending that much.

Angel's Envy, while tasty, isn't a must-drink. Willett Family Reserve, on the other hand, is.

And there's no finer value than Ezra Brooks black. Except maybe Evan Williams black.


Agreed on Ezra. It is my go to low-end. I drink it on the rocks or mix it and think it is fine.

/$26 a handle
 
2013-08-24 08:04:01 PM  

DrBrownCow: JosephFinn: I'll take some of this, please.
[photo of 1792]

If you like 1792, it might be due to the high rye content.    As an experiment, try drinking (in order) Buffalo Trace, Elmer T Lee, and 1792 Ridgemont Reserve.    They are made by the Buffalo Trace/Barton distilleries, but with increasing amount of rye (in the order listed).


Thank you very much!  I'll give them a try.
 
2013-08-24 08:04:08 PM  
Another vote for Evan Williams single barrel here. My girlfriend used to refer to Evan Williams as Jack Daniels' retarded cousin, despite it being superior in both flavor and price.
 
2013-08-24 08:06:43 PM  
I'll drink to that.  Well done everyone.
www.knobcreek.com
 
2013-08-24 08:11:18 PM  
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2013-08-24 08:11:36 PM  
oh look it's this thread again
 
2013-08-24 08:11:39 PM  

Magnus: Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr old Reserve.

We can all go home, now


The 20 is the right move for sure. The 23 is 3 times the price and not even as good.

If you like that you'd probably also be pleased with Eagle Rare's 17 year old, if you can find it. For about $70 it's fantastic.

Man, I LOVE bourbon.
 
2013-08-24 08:13:10 PM  
Of course, this has nothing at all to do with the widely publicized 'Bourbon Dilution Fiasco' that Maker's Mark almost did, and later recanted, because of the widely publicized outcry, does it?
 
2013-08-24 08:13:10 PM  
I've always dreamed about buying a cask.

I don't drink like I used to so I imagine ~50 gallons of bourbon might last me of the rest of my life.  That's equal to about 250 750ml's or about 5 a year for the next 50 years. Maybe alot longer than that considering that Scotch casks can be had a close to 200 proof,  as I understand.
 
2013-08-24 08:13:27 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Bourbon is good for one thing - providing a barrel to age beer. Scotch is what bourbon wants to be.


Heathen.
 
2013-08-24 08:14:36 PM  
"The overall U.S. bourbon market grew 26.4 proof last year from the previous year, while super premium bourbons rose 159 proof."


/ ftfys
 
2013-08-24 08:15:38 PM  
Not a bourbon, but that Sam Houston whiskey from Texas is mighty fine for a $20 bottle.

My main problem with bourbon is that they're almost all too sweet for my taste (because of the new barrels they get aged in). So when I find a dry American whiskey with some flavor to it, there is much rejoicing.
 
2013-08-24 08:16:54 PM  
I don't mind a good bourbon, but I really crave good scotch.
 
2013-08-24 08:17:21 PM  
Two of the three best I've had were the Elijah Craig and the 1792 but I wouldn't drink them on any sort of regular basis.
Wathen's is, by far, superior to the other two and the only alcohol I'll now drink.

www.stogiesontherocks.com
 
2013-08-24 08:18:23 PM  
I drank a few bottles of bullet bourbon in the last few months. I'll continue to do my part.
 
2013-08-24 08:18:51 PM  
But wait, Old Crow is still cool, right?
 
2013-08-24 08:22:55 PM  
Got my 2 Ambassador bottles of Maker's in March of this year. $50 and 7 years wait, but it was worth it.
 
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