Due to there being a Scotch Club I have to represent for my home state Kentucky. Le tus talk about Bourbons. IT was recently brought to my attention and due to the recent great heist that I can sometimes get something here nobody else can apparently get the much coveted Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon. Kentucky has a wide variety of Bourbons available for consumption. I know several friends that have moved out of state and cannot geth things they are used to getting here and the price goes through the roof the farther you go from here. Now I will say I am partial to Sour Mash from the state below Kentucky. However I have tried a lot of bourbon in my time with the exception of some rare ones from Japan that see very limited production and distribution. That being said I am going to try and score some Pappy Van Winkle for brunch due to the coveted nature of it and the fact nobody can get it. I might fail but hey I really do have a shot at this. Anyway who like Bourbon and wants to rant about it we got a whole thread to do it in now.
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However I have tried a lot of bourbon in my time with the exception of some rare ones from Japan that see very limited production and distribution.
I brought back a bottle of 12 year hakushu single malt whisky when I went in '09. It was pretty good, but comparable to scotch more so than bourbon. Also brought back a bottle of plum liqueur for my wife. If work ever does decide to send me back over there, what should I attempt to get? Or hell I could just ask the next coworker that goes to try to get it.
Post by billypilgrim on Dec 30, 2013 11:20:30 GMT -5
I've been drinking bourbon for years. I started with Jack Daniels (not a bourbon), spent some time with the single malt scotches, then went Maker's Mark > Basil Hayden > Bulleit Bourbon > Bulleit Rye (not a bourbon). I was in NY last week and was introduced by a bartender to a Rittenhouse 100 proof rye that I liked a lot, too. I like the pepperiness of the ryes.
Here's an interesting chart that shows how many different bourbons and such come from the same distillers.
And here's the whiskey menu from a new restaurant here in SF called Hard Water.
Knob Creek is definitely my go to, and most purchased bourbon, but I also like to buy a bottle of Rip Van Winkle for more special occasions. I'll get some Bulleit, Larceny, or Elijah Craig from time to time as well. I'd really love to try the Pappy Van Winkle one day.
Bourbon drinker here. My cheap and easy go to is Corner Creek, haven't seen it everywhere though, but the liquor store down the street from my apartment sells it. If I'm going cheap for mixed drinks, Jim Beam will do fine. Most recently got a bottle of Jefferson's and was pleasantly surprised with it.