Any Bourbon drinkers here?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slim, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    My name is Ryan and i live in Bardstown, Ky.....were are born with boubon in our bottles are some of your favorites?

    Right now i have in my whiskey cabinet:


    Knob Creek
    Jim Beam white
    Jim Beam black
    Elijah Craig 12yr old
    Elijah Craig 18yr old
    Benchmark old No.8
    Makers Mark
    Willet Single barrel

    Blended Whiskys:

    American Honey
    Crown Royal
    Crown Royal Cask No.16

    I swear im not an alcoholic....just a fan
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi Ryan,

    My Collection if you want to call it that...
    1. Jack Daniels Black
    2. Jameson Irish Whiskey
    3. Jose Cuervo Gold
    4. Vermouth
    5. Blue Sky Vodka
    6. Creme De Menthe
    7. Creme De Cocoa
    8. Sam Adams Boston Lager Beer
    9. Boulevard Wheat Beer
  3. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Count me in. My collection is mostly empties as it never seems to last long.

    Makers Mark and Knob Creek are tied for the #1 spot for me.
    Buffalo trace
    Jack Daniels is ok but I have a specific use for it.
    Jim Beam seems to be the more common purchase as it is cheap.
    I have tried dozens more but they left very little impression on me.
  4. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My taste seems to wonder a bit. In college it was mainly Jim because of cost. Since then it has been Crown, Makers and more recently Jameson. I've never cared for beer and have mostly always drank hard liquor when I have a drink.
  5. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    I highly reccommend Elijah Craig 12 or 18 yr old if you havent tried them.....the 18yr old amazing but kinda pricey. Makers is one of my favorite also.

    Im not allowed to buy or drink Jack has been working in bourbon distilerys for ages.
  6. commonsense

    commonsense Newbie

    I think you've got it covered. Commonsense I love knob creek. One of my favorites although ot a bourben is an Irish Whiskey called Bushmills, YUM!
  7. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Knob Creek....great stuff
  8. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Right now I've just got a little Maker's Mark on hand...


    And Woodford Reserve is one of my favorites as well...

  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tell them it is a Free Country and Jack Black is GOOD for YOU...[​IMG]
  10. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm basically a single malt scotch guy, but enjoy a good bourbon as well at times.

    Knob Creek and Maker's Mark for me.
  11. Best bourbon I ever had was actually in Bardstown, Kentucky, at the April preamble event for the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival held each September. It was the 20-year Pappy Van Winkle and it blew my mind. I've only had it a couple of times since then, it's hard for me to pull the trigger on a $75-100 bottle of booze, though I've bought shots of it a few times.

    I also like the 107-proof 10-year Old Rip Van Winkle product, that and Eagle Rare are about as good as you can get in the $30/bottle range IMO.
  12. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    Crown Royal Cask No. 16 is good stuff. I've been tempted to try the Crown Xtra-Rare, but at $120 a bottle it's hard to justify.
  13. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    When I quit drinking I quit gettin into troble. and locked up.. BUTT !!
    I bought a bottle of Crown Royal on the tenth anniversary of my
    house payments. Ten years ago.. Just made my last payment and filed the final papers last friday.. Dwarf[wife] and I am gonna drink one mixed drink between us and dump the rest of the bottle in the finishing sauce
    this coming weekend. We gonna CELEBRATE !!.. [alkeyhaul will boil away within minutes] Gonna smoke SOMETHIN' ..[meat] [​IMG] Hemi..
  14. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    I have a lot of experience here-probably more than smoking meat (LOL) but not grilling. Anyway, I find Bourbons to be some of the finest liquor in the world. I had read someplace that some scotches were aged in bourbon barrels. In later years I grew fond of Irish whiskey. Of those I prefer:
    Tullamore Dew (so smooth you can drink too much w/o knowing it) &
    Jameison's, which you can get in ajug with a handle.
    Jim Beam is always a good choice. The Beam Black is a bit harsh.
    I would avoid anything with the word "Old: in it-Old Grandad, Old Crow, Old overshoes.

    I never could drink much scotch, but found "the Famous Grouse" tolerable.

    As to bourbons, of all the sour mash bourbon i prefer, are:

    Jack Daniels-the king, but very heavy and overpriced.
    Ezra Brooks, 90 proof and not as pronounced as JD, affordable
    Evan WIlliams, very affordable but doesn't taste cheap like Bourbon
    Have not had Knob Creek but it is expensive.
    George D-i-c-k-e-l.

    Other Whiskeys like Makers Mark and some of the Irish are very fiery, if you like that effect. In this class also is Wild Turkey, no offense to fans, but a means to an end rather than good sippin' likker. You will gobble.

    I like the Tullamore Dew as it is very gentle-Irish whiskeys as a rule are all distilled at least three times. If you are so inclined there are junkets in Ireland called "Whiskey Tours" that you could go on and visit distilleries, and they don't gaurantee you will arrive home sober.

    They used to have what they caled "bottled in bond" bourbons" very good, but not for a few years.

    What I am saying is don't be shy about trying things not strictly bourbon. We have grown very fond of Gin & Tonics, specially Bombay gin.
  15. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    Although top shelf rum is my passion I have a weak spot for single malt scotch, small batch, single barrel as well as cask strength bourbon.
  16. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    Jack is technically not a bourbon....bourbon has to be at least 51% corn.
  17. 9manfan

    9manfan Smoke Blower

    Some of these bourbon's that you guys list,I have never heard of, the one's that I drink too much of are,,,

    1. Early Times
    2. Old Crow
    3. Jim Beam
    4.Evan Williams
    5.Ten High
    6.Ancient Age

    Hard to beat a good bourbon,,,,,[​IMG],,,,,
  18. bigslick

    bigslick Smoke Blower

    Makers is by far my favorite regular non celebration bourbon.
    Others I like a lot at a decent price
    Rare Eagle
    Knob Creek
    Woodford Reserve

    on the Irish side
    my taste is Tullamore Dew

    I do shop price quite a bit and Makers is on the rise here in MI.

    I did get a "good" buy on Bushmills 1608 when MI dropped it from $100 to $50 and the local booze seller just wanted it gone. Did not taste like $100 whiskey to me though.

  19. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the update, did not know that about the corn%-so maybe some of the other ones I listed might be the same. (not bourbons)
  20. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    Pappy Van Winkle's 20 year old if I can find it.

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