Happy Bourbon Day!

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  1. Scarpetta

    Scarpetta Member

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    http://www.nationalbourbonday.com/

    I've been a Jim Beam (Black or White) drinker most of my life, and then I got old and 'rich' and realised if I can't drink it straight I shouldn't be drinking it at all. It's pretty terrible by itself

    I've since tried Makers Mark, and Blantons (private and special reserve), and let's be honest, they're not that great to drink straight either.

    So in light of (Inter)National Bourbon Day what's your favourite Bourbon, and how do you drink it?
     
  2. miicah

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    Makers Mark is the only one I'll drink straight.
     
  3. PsychoSmiley

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    Makers Mark or Knob Creek straight.
     
  4. Mynamewastaken

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    Elijah Craig is very tasty straight.

    Makers Mark I find a bit rough. Makers 46 is nice though.
     
  5. SpicEwEazle

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    that's just off the top of my head, there are so many bourbons these days
     
  6. Smegenstein

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    Buffalo Trace is a great affordable option (under 60, great neat).

    The same distillery is also responsible for things such as Eagle Rare, George T Stagg - and they also have a partnership with the Van Winkle family to help with some of their releases. (I specifically mention these as they are ones i have tried, and they were all awesome).

    Also for what it's worth, Jim Beam white label is not high enough alcohol content (37, Bourbon legally gotta be at least 40) in the bottle to be considered bourbon outside of aus.

    EDIT: The old man is not a huge Bourbon fan, more a scotch guy, but he LOVED the Basil Hayden's
     
  7. Uncle Fester

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    I second the Basil Haydens, lovely sippin' whiskey
    Booker Noe's from Jim Beam is a bit more pricey, but nomnom as well

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