Favorite KY Bourbons

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    Favorite KY Bourbons

    What is your favorite KY bourbon? And how do you prefer to drink your bourbon?

    For me, Maker's. However, if I were hosting a social gathering I would serve Woodford.

    Usually drink it on the rocks, sometimes with diet coke.

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    Basil Hayden for my day-to-day. Pappy Van Winkle if I'm feeling generous. Either on the rocks or with whiskey stones.

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    Where to start....
    Got to go with Maker's Mark first. I like it on the rocks or with ginger ale, which by the way, it how Bill Samuels likes his Maker's.
    If somewhere was to not have MM (heaven forbid) I would ask for one of the following:
    Basil Hayden
    Knob Creek
    Jim Beam Black
    Buffalo Trace

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    Four Roses Small Batch (I like it better than the single barrel)
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    Eagle Rare Single Barrel

    On the rocks with a few drops of water.

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    Woodford - On the Rocks with splash of water

    Great time of the year for Bourbon and a Cigar

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    Quote Originally Posted by sports fan View Post
    Four Roses Small Batch (I like it better than the single barrel)
    and
    Eagle Rare Single Barrel

    On the rocks with a few drops of water.
    Haven't tried either, which of the two do you suggest?

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    I have been working on these BBJ, if I am going cheap I like:

    Benchmark - great bang for your buck
    Evan Williams - also great bang
    Jim Bean 4 year

    If I am going large I like:

    Basil Hayden
    Buffalo Trace
    Jim Beam Devils Cut and/or Jim Beam Black
    Wild Turkey 101
    Bookers

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    I really enjoy Maker's Mark but don't buy it to often.

    Usually my go to is Ancient Age. I like the taste and you can't beat the price.

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    Evan Williams Single Barrel is a high-quality bourbon at an extremely reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG BLACK JACK View Post
    Haven't tried either, which of the two do you suggest?
    Go Four Roses Small Batch first, if only because it is just a bit less expensive!

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    Always have the following on my shelf:
    Old Grand-Dad
    Evan Williams
    Old Fitzgerald
    Old Forester

    I don't tend to keep the following around, but I really like them when I can get them:
    Buffalo Trace
    Blanton's
    Woodford Reserve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Evan Williams Single Barrel is a high-quality bourbon at an extremely reasonable price.
    Agree. A few years back I lined up some shots of various high end bourbons for some bourbon drinking buddies to taste and evaluate. A majority like the EW single barrel the best.

    We have the cheap stuff in the house to mix with diet coke; and Woodford to sip neat or over ice. The Woodford is more habit than anything though. Makers, Basil Hayden, Bookers, etc. would be just fine.

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    I bought Four Roses single barrel and REALLY liked it. I have Woodford Reserve Double Barrel and liked it a lot. If it's just me at home watching a movie w/ the family, I'll have a glass of Buffalo Trace, ice cube, and a splash of water.

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    Angels Envy is the best I've ever had. Woodford reserve is 2nd.

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    All of the above , I don't discriminate.

    But seriously, I'm not picky, whatever my budget dictates at the time is fine with me. But tend to stay away from the cheap, cheap stuff. Only seldom drink it straight, usually add Coke.

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