Best Bourbon You Can Buy in 2019

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Best Bourbon You Can Buy in 2019

Post by JAS1125 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:45 pm

Stole the idea of this sub-forum from another place :twisted:

https://gearpatrol.com/2019/03/22/best-bourbon-whiskey/


The Short List
Best All-Around Bourbon: Buffalo Trace
Best Value Bourbon: Evan Williams Black Label

Best Value Bourbon: Evan Williams Black Label
Best Bourbon for Cocktails: Four Roses Yellow Label
Best Kept Secret: Heaven Hill 6-Year-Old Green Label
Best Budget Sipper: Larceny Bourbon


Best Gateway Bourbon: Four Roses Small Batch
Best Bourbon to Drink Neat: Four Roses Single Barrel
Best Bourbon to Pair with Food: Maker’s Mark
Best Rye Substitute: Knob Creek
The Smoothest Bourbon: Elijah Craig Small Batch
Best All-Around Bourbon: Buffalo Trace
Best Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon: Henry McKenna Single Barrel
Best Craft Bourbon: New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Best High-Proof Bourbon: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
Most Nuanced Bourbon: Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Best Blended Bourbon: Barrell Craft Spirits 15-Year-Old Bourbon
Best Wheated Bourbon: Buffalo Trace William Larue Weller
Most Complex Bourbon: Four Roses Al Young Limited Edition
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Re: Best Bourbon You Can Buy in 2019

Post by Mark » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:55 pm

I'm no expert by any means but am willing to learn. Surprisingly, with all that is available, I have already sampled about half a dozen of those listed. Will give one of the others a try on next junket to the liquor store. Jim Beam extra aged black is not on the list but better than you'd expect.
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Re: Best Bourbon You Can Buy in 2019

Post by svaglic » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:30 pm

I’ve tried about half on the list. In my opinion, Maker’s Mark SUCKS. I had a drink, thought it was awful, waited a week and tried another drink and it still sucked. When people came over and were like oh, you have Maker’s Mark, I was like help yourself. It was easy to get rid of, but I sure didn’t like it.

There is a nice grocery store, Hy-Vee, it has an awesome liquor area. The liquors that sell well get selected to produce something special and different for Hy-Vee. I like buying those, it’s a way to try something different that won’t be around long and sometimes you can get a great tasting bottle for not much money.
I think Costco does something like that too, but I don’t have a Costco card so I can’t be certain.
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Re: Best Bourbon You Can Buy in 2019

Post by JAS1125 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:41 am

JAS1125 wrote:I've been a Jim Beam man for years.. currently Jim Beam Honey... thinking about Evan Williams next


Picked up a bottle of Evan Williams Honey...will be giving that a try
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Re: Best Bourbon You Can Buy in 2019

Post by svaglic » Sun May 05, 2019 5:48 am

I just saw this in the opening post

Most Nuanced Bourbon: Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

Anyone here tried it? Any comparisons?

This may be next on my list to try

I’m usually an Irish whiskey drinker, but I’m open to all options except wine.
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Re: Best Bourbon You Can Buy in 2019

Post by Mark » Wed May 08, 2019 11:31 pm

Stopped into my local liquor store today. I had made a list from the OP list but forgot it at home. Buffalo Trace rang a bell so I bought a fifth of that. May sample a nip or two this weekend.
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