What Bourbon Are You Drinking Now?

Discussion in 'Other Beverages' started by Greywulfken, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Defender (629) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    Remind me where in AR you're at? (not related to this post, just wondered, since I visit AR often. ...Well, pre-covid.)
     
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  2. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,468) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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  3. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Might as well say Fayetteville, Farmington
     
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  4. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    The last of my Elijah Craig 92 Proof. I will need to pick a winner next time as the two bottles I have left are not on this level. It is complimenting this Urban Chestnut Thrailes Ale RIS nicely
     
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  5. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Defender (629) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    My buddy lives in Harrison (well, not for much longer), and when I'm around I am usually down in the Buffalo River area. Love it down there. Once in awhile I make it over to Fayetteville. Always get my fill (but probably go overboard) eating at Whataburger.

    Last year I was nearby at the Wal-Mart building; we had a conference on the second floor. Was cozy, and a nice area. Great Pizza at a place there, but can't recall the name.
     
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  6. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Tiny pour to finish off this Cowboys-Rams B.S.
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    Cheers!
     
  7. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Crusader (783) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    Bulleit Bourbon

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    Cheers
     
  8. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,946) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Having some Weller Special Reserve wheated bourbon tonight. Got this bottle over a year ago for $35. Smoother now than ever I think, with sweet caramelized candied dried fruit taste, mild orange peel, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, woody oak, warming spice, smooth wheat, malt, and floral essences. I don't drink hard liquor often but this is nice on occasion. Cheers everyone and happy bourbon drinking!

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  9. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Maker's Mark 46 along side an American Solera Black Metal Imperial Stout

     
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  10. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Left Hand White Russian Nitro Stout along side 2 fingers of of Old Garand Dad 114 with 3 ice cubes, fight me!

     
  11. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Old Grand Dad, damn, my non-typing arse!
     
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  12. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,440) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Finally taking a minute to put a couple drops of water in this one and let it open up...
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    I've been drinking it straight with beer, but this is really good on its own. Slightly smokey, oaky apple pie. Cheers all!
     
  13. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Maker's Mark 46 giving big help to an Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin ale. I like this 46, nice honey & oak notes.
     
  14. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Defender (629) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    After a long week with an unexpected work trip (an "emergency" for a client), that left me without service as the location was extremely rural WV...I'm up late again working, and thought I'd finally open this bottle from my brother-in-law. He thinks Remus is just some of the best juice on the shelf. Only a couple sips in, but not sure I agree with all that. The higher-rye content is apparent on the taste.

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  15. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Maker's Mark 46 along side a Boulevard Rye on Rye with Maple Syrup
     
  16. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Old Grand Dad 114 accompanying an Urban Chestnut Thrales Ale RIS.
     
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  17. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Drinking beer and decided I needed a spot of bourbon. The beer is 11 Below's Hipster Sauce IPA. The bourbon is caramel cotton candy liquified and bottled by Buffalo Trace. This whiskey NEVER tastes this sweet, but side-by-side the hoppy IPA it's like candy.

    Cheers!
     
  18. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,440) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Neck pour on this new old brand from Jim Beam
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    Old Tub bottled in bond. Used to be distillery only in 375mL bottles, but a limited run of 750s were sent to several states recently. There is definitely a Jim Beam commonality here, which is unfortunate for me as we have some bad history. I'll let the bottle settle a bit before offering opinion. Cheers all!
     
  19. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Maker's Mark 46 REALLY helping this Elysian Night Owl along. A nice pairing actually
     
  20. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    My best buddy Huevos the puppy dog passed onto the next plane earlier this week, and I bought a bottle of bourbon to remember him by — first whiskey I've tried that was distilled in Bryan-College Station, TX (home of Huevos' time-share vacation home :slight_smile:):
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    Huevos made it to 11 years old, which feels way too short right now, but those were 11 fun ones!
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    Adios, little buddy!

    Cheers!
     
  21. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,270) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Cheers to Huevos Rest easy little pup !
     
  22. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,064) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Tipping an Old Granddad 114 to Huevos.
     
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  23. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (150) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Damn Bro, so sorry for your loss. Huevos had become the mascot of this bourbon thread. RIP little buddy!
     
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  24. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Here's to Huevos! Also with Old Grandad 114 & an Elysian Dark O' the Moon Pumpkin Stout
     
  25. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Thanks, fellas! Huevos made several appearances here on BA.com, mostly on NBS/WBAYDN, so I figured a toast was appropriate.

    I don't typically sip/drink from one bottle at a time, but last night I tried to get as deep into Huevos' bottle of bourbon as made responsible sense. I didn't get as far as Corey would've (as in I didn't finish the first and start a second bottle:stuck_out_tongue:), but considering I started the evening with a couple drams of Monkey Shoulder, I felt like approaching the halfway mark of the Rio Brazos Single Barrel did the little monkey proud:
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    Onward and upwards!
     
  26. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Finishing this Wild Turkey Long Branch with an American Solera Black is Beautiful Imp Stout

     
  27. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Old Grandad 114 with some local stuff that needs help; New Province Mindful Hive honey rye ale
     
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  28. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (450) Jan 7, 2011 California
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  29. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,064) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    They definitely ruffled some feathers with that one. What do you think of it? Especially compared to the Quality House?
     
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  30. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (450) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    great question. first let me be honest, i've had the old Heaven Hill sporadically but it was never in my market, AFAIK. so i don't have the kind of long, decorated history with it for the comparison some of the more offended have.

    only my second visit, i think this is a good pour. i understand the outrage. given the current market, i think it's worth the $40. that's debatable, i'm sure but i'm not mad.
     
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  31. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    A couple of fingers of Old Forester Single Barrel 90 proof, supposedly made exclusive for the chain of liquor stores I went today ( Macadoodles ). This was $ 43.00 for 750 mL. Nice honey & butterscotch notes, a bit hot even with 3 ice cubes
     
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  32. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,440) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Another budget Bottled in Bond sees it's (sorta) last pour
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    I actually put 4 ounces in a sample bottle today to hold until my final shootout later this winter. I will be opening the JTS Brown soon and still need to grab a bottle of Evan Williams.

    I'm not sure this Old Bardstown is twice as good as some other BiB offerings, but it's still a nice bottle for $25.
     
  33. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Nice! I have a stockpile of Glenfarclases in 2 oz. bottles for the 2nd annual Glenfarclas Christmas Shootout later this year. :grin: I'm curious how your shootout will go ... and obviously you have to let us know what you think of the Evan Williams.

    Heel slaying my first but definitely not my last bottle of this beauty:
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    Never thought I'd love a JD product so much, but this one is awfully good. I'm sure I'll buy another bottle of it down the road.

    Cheers!
     
  34. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Winding down my "Sunday":
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    Cheers!
     
  35. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,440) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Trying to finish this one
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    JW Dant bottled in bond by Heaven Hill
    It's a weird profile for a bourbon. Banana, nuts and oak are common descriptors and opinions seem to vary widely. It can be distilled at any one of six distilleries, but because it's bonded, this information must be on the label. Mine was distilled in Louisville by Heaven Hill and bottled at the Bardstown plant. It will be interesting to compare it to the other two HH brand BiB bottles that I have on hand.
     
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  36. adrock314

    adrock314 Champion (834) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Loving this bottle. Trying my hardest to make it last.
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  37. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,438) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Old Forester Single Barrel 90 proof along side a Founders Big Luscious Chocolate Raspberry Stout
     
  38. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Enjoying our first real cold front in the back yard after the late shift:
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    53º with a wind-chill of 50º isn't cold for a lot of you, but it's almost chilly after spending the better part of four months in 90+. I should probably barbecue this weekend to soak it up. :thinking_face::thinking_face::thinking_face:

    Cheers!
     
  39. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    This one never disappoints:
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    Rewatching some Scotch Test Dummy barrel-proof bourbon shootouts.

    Cheers!
     
  40. BAllen88

    BAllen88 Initiate (25) Oct 23, 2019 Massachusetts
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    Apologies in advance if there’s a better thread for this question: I’m a bourbon novice , long time beer enthusiast, and I noticed a lot of posts here of people sipping on both in the same sitting. Is this just a matter of preference or is there something else behind it? Thanks!
     
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