Bourbon

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by spazza, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. spazza

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    I love Wild Turkey. Just went to Cellarbrations in Sydney and it's on special for like $32. Cheaper than Jim Beam White. Just thought I'd share. :thumbup:
     
  2. RoSWeLL

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    Wild Turkey? pfft spend some more and get the best, Bookers!! smoothest bourbon you'll taste and my mate can get it for $75 usually retails above $100. Comes waxed sealed and corked ( how many bourbons do you know that are corked ) and packaged in a box has been known to come in a wooden crate though.

    Oh I forgot to mention it's 126.8% proof 63.4% percent alcohol :thumbup:
     
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    I quite enjoy cougar for cheaper bourbon much nicer than jim beam etc in my experience. It just doesn't get sickly sweet 3 quarters of the way through the bottle.
     
  4. Deeman

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    Have a bottle of bookers i received in 2000 as a gift sitting on the shelf. Can't wait... Went through the little sample bottle that came with it very quickly.

    Try Gentleman Jack - about $50 a bottle, tennessee whisky, and amazingly smooth... There's also some nice small batch and special edition Jack Daniels available - the wonders of going overseas, and shopping duty free!
     
  5. Cheatz

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    What's this? 126.8% proof?

    Hmm i definitely going to have to try it though. Not really a fan of wild turkey but i like my beam.
     
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    Am not, I just don't get 'that into' my alcohol and I like the taste of jim beam.

    If I could afford a better drop, I would

    edit: plus it wasn't until my 20's that I found out my father is a Jim Beam drinker as well. I blame my genes!
     
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  9. RoSWeLL

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    Well for anyone who doesn't like a rough tasting bourbon the you ought to try bookers, it goes down incredibly well with coke or dry ( dry being a favourite ) and my god doesn't it burn straight :lol:

    Oh and for anyone who wants more information on it, It is Booker Noes ( grandson of Jim Beam ) own recipe uncut straight from the barrel and ages 8 years. It was originally for his own friends but then he made it available to sell. Most of the time you'll have to order a bottle as you won't see it stocked that much.
     
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    Gentlemen Jack is much smoother (IMHO), and cheaper. Not as deadly though :)

    Carl - No, only kidding. I used to drink Beam only too myself (though, my old man is a bundy drinker), but i try and stretch for the black label if i can, but at the price of 6-pack or 12-packs of Beam, it's often too cheap to pass up.
     
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    Dw should of read up lol. Might try to hunt it down for this weekend.
     
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    I can't stand Jim Beam. Love Wild Turkey, had a bit of an infatuation with JD once Dimebag died.
     
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    jim beam gold
    jack daniels
    makers mark
    wild turkey

    Nothing cheaper than JD. Currently my fave easy going drop.

    After reading my post, I was aondering how much I drink of this stuff.

    So, I used a nip pourer and found that a double nip is a little less than I normally have in my south park glass with coke. I am getting about 10 drinks out of a 700 JD. Is that worrying?
     
  14. Mr_Target

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    I'll have to try this bookers bourbon, but wild turkey 8 year old and rare breed is me drink of late.. it just goes down, nice and smooth..
     
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    It's normally around eighty five bucks. It's also not the sort of stuff I'd want near any mixer - it's too good for that :) I haven't bought any for a while, I'm tasting my way through Islay (Scotland!) at the moment.

    When it comes to bourbon I prefer Maker's Mark as a "cheap" bourbon and Woodford Reserve at around seventy bucks.
     
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    Well my mate can go through 2 bottles of jimmy and still be alright so we decided to make it a regular thing having a bottle of bookers to get pissed, so we mix it and chug it down instead of sipping it enjoying the taste.
     
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    I'm a Wild Turkey fanboi too. :)
    It's great value, and smooth taste wet my buds just thinking about it...*hits the bottle*
     
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    Bookers is produced by the same people who create Jim Beam. Bookers is my favourite drop at the moment, and I have introduced several friends to it.

    Very nice.
     
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    Mate mate mate, you come on here preaching about Bookers and you're mixing it?!?!?! Sacrilege!! lol

    But seriously, I actually have half a bottle of Bookers sitting on the shelf. Sensational stuff. I actually find Rare Breed a bit smoother, but both are great. Picked them both up duty free on Christmas Island for $45 each. Tastes even better that way. I'll be getting some more duty free on my trip to NZ in a month.
    Wild Turkey is still the best for the cheaper boubons IMO, or Makers Mark if you want to spend a bit more.

    edit: I think I'm turning alco. It's just so much fun. *sip*........*hic*
     
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    I picked up a 700ml of JB Black from woolies liquor recently. Im not really into black but it was cheaper than white :D.
     

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