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Old 10-08-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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"Flight."

Rev up the search engine and research ..... dig, dig, dig.

Learn something new every day around here. Even at age 71.
Normally 3-4 Bourbons, small pour. Just like a wine tasting. Smell, taste and compare. Hope that helps. And, never stop learning
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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Looks pretty amazing. I'll have to check out the place if I'm down there. I'm sure it was heaven...at least until the bill came.
No,all things considered. It was very reasonable. I didnt order anything expensive. But, am going back for the 59.00 Pappy flight, The Ernest Hemmingway
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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That's a good deal on the Pappys. I'm not overly impressed with them or Whistlepig but it's a good price if you are looking to give them a go.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I enjoy finding new 'favorite' whiskeys. Recently found a new Scotch called "Monkey Shoulder". It's a blend of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie and is very very good.
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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That's a good deal on the Pappys. I'm not overly impressed with them or Whistlepig but it's a good price if you are looking to give them a go.
My thought exactly. I've heard that Pappy's is overrated and sells by smoke and mirrors at an extremely high price.

Weller is the poor man;s Pappy

But, I'll pay 59.00 for a taste any day so I can say I tasted it. Then I can say what I think about the bourbon and not rely on someone else's opinion.

And Hell, a 59.00 flight is better than 1K in the after market.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:49 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Default Buffalo Trace Bourbon

I'm relatively new to sipping bourbon straight, having only tried about five or so of the most common brands - Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Makers Mark and a couple of others that slip my mind.

Anyway, I'm on my 3rd shot of Buffalo Trace and am becoming fond of it.

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Old 10-23-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Iceland
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Where I live the selection of Bourbon isn't very great I am afraid

When you mention Jack and Jim, are you talking about the generic "basic" versions only or also the more expensive variants? I found the Jim beam black to be okish and the gentlemen and single barrel version of Jack to be solid as well, albeit rather expensive.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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Buffalo Trace is solid. It's made in the same distillery as some of the excellent single barrel and small batch bourbons on the market -- most notably Pappy Van Winkle, Blanton's, Elmer T. Lee and Eagle Rare. Of the 4, the Elmer T. Lee and Eagle Rare 10 Year have the most approachable price point (about $30-35 in the US) and are both excellent bourbons. If you see either of them, give it a try. The also make a pretty slick vodka which is named after their master chemist and distiller Harlen Wheatley. If you're into bourbon and as close as Ontario, I would highly suggest doing the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tours. I'm in northern Ohio and have done 3 different distillery tours (Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark and Woodford) on 3 separate occasions. All of them were great.

It's difficult to get the better, small batch bourbons outside of the US. The good news is that the supply is increasing due to popularity uptick. Hopefully, Iceland will be able to import more bourbon varieties in the future because, while Jim Beam and Jack brands (technically not bourbon) are fine, they are far from the best available.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Iceland
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It's difficult to get the better, small batch bourbons outside of the US. The good news is that the supply is increasing due to popularity uptick. Hopefully, Iceland will be able to import more bourbon varieties in the future because, while Jim Beam and Jack brands (technically not bourbon) are fine, they are far from the best available.
I suspect that transportation costs may have something to do with the lack of American whiskey in Iceland. Importing stuff from the US is expensive as hell. A guy I know once told me that if you bought a car from the US for 1 buck and had it shipped to Iceland, by the time it got here it would cost as much as an actual car. That would explain why even low grade stuff like Jack and Jim actually cost a considerable amount of money here.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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Jack and Jim are not really low grade. There are better and worse Bourbons out there'

Buffalo Trace makes some outstanding Bourbons. You will never go wrong (unless it is their clear "moonshine" Blanton's Single Barrel is a Buffalo Trace product is wonderful. I still cant get my hands on Pappy to try

If you can get your hands on Bulleit Whiskey | Kentucky Whiskey | Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Low cost and tastes great!!
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