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colorchangintiger
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The Best-Kept Secrets in Bourbon Are Hiding in Plain Sight

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There are some really terrific bourbons out there that most people overlook. In many cases they are old brands that the manufacturers sell but don't support. Some offer a chance to taste something a little different, others are among the best bourbons you can buy, and all are great values. While a few have limited distribution, many are hiding in plain sight at your neighborhood whiskey monger.


Pretty good suggestions for the budget conscience or if you're just looking for a new house bourbon.


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Evan Black has been my house mixer bourbon for years

And agree Beam Black is very good at $20 a fifth.


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wiltznucs
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Picked up a bottle of the new Elijah Craig Barrel Proof this afternoon...

Agree on Beam Black, very underrated...
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udtiger
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Big fan of EW Black.


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Matisyeezy
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I judge myself for not having tried Weller 12 yet. I've been meaning to and for some reason it just continues to slip my mind. It's my on my to-do list for March.


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Weller is some good stuff


fleaux
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And if youre really on a budget Benchmark cant be beat


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LSU Tiger Bob
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Old Grand-Dad, discussed here on Monday, is one of the few high-rye bourbons and definitely the least expensive one. Its bonded expression has long been the best-selling bonded bourbon in the country. The bond usually sells for about $20,


Chuck turned me on to this one several years ago. I always have a bottle in my bunker.


fleaux
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Can you find bonded whisky anymore?


LSU Tiger Bob
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The 100 Octane Old Grand Dad label says Bonded. Don't think it is in the true sense of the word.
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wiltznucs
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Can you find bonded whisky anymore?


EH Taylor...


fleaux
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actually never heard of that one


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NM.
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Ancient Age may be the best value in bourbon.


fleaux
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Honestly anything that says straight bourbon on it is gonna have that same flavor , its the blended whiskys that get pretty nasty. I'd rather drink the cheapest straight bourbon than Seagrams 7


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Lloyd Christmas
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Ancient Age may be the best value in bourbon


Yep, its 3 yr old Blantons

Ancient Ancient Age is better if you can find it
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Yep, its 3 yr old Blantons

I want a flow chart or a list of bourbons that use the same mash bill.



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I want a flow chart or a list of bourbons that use the same mash bill.


BT Mashbill #1 (low rye) Benchmark, Old Charter, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, George T Stagg
BT Mashbill #2 (high rye) Ancient Age, Elmer T Lee, Rock Hill Farms, Hancock Reserve, Blantons
BT Mashbill(wheated) #3 Wellers and Van Winkles

Obviously, its not especially true for some of the older bourbons like Pappy, as they are blends of bourbons they have acquired through the years. But think its the plan moving foward. Todays weller will be tomorrows van winkle.

Most of the brands depend on age and location in the warehouse, which will affect flavor.
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BT Mashbill #1 (low rye) Benchmark, Old Charter, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, George T Stagg
BT Mashbill #2 (high rye) Ancient Age, Elmer T Lee, Rock Hill Farms, Hancock Reserve, Blantons
BT Mashbill(wheated) #3 Wellers and Van Winkles


I vaguely remembered this thread and bought Ancient Age today as a possible cheaper alternative to Charter. Would prefer the low rye ones I think. Are any of those from Mashbill #1 cheaper than Charter?


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