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Kensington

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So, I’ve recently converted to drinking whiskey. I generally drink it on the rocks. Couple buddies and I had a little “tasting” a couple weeks back, and I tried some other whiskeys I’d never had. Started off with Maker’s, and found it pretty smooth and tasty. But a whiskey snob buddy got me onto Buffalo Trace, and I can’t get enough of the stuff. I’d say I like it WAY more than Maker’s...so smooth, no bite, a little sweet with woody finish (maybe some cinnamon?)

Tried some cask proof stuff when I was fairly lit already ~150 proof, but still very smooth.

Do you drink whiskey? What’s your make? How do you drink yours? Where do you buy? How much?
 

01Cobra

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High west has some nice stuff.

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SMRTSS1

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Been hearing lots of good things about Buffalo Trace. I’ll have to track some down when I eliminate my Templeton Rye (my go to) and the Johnnie Walker Blue Label but are the rate I drink at I won’t be whiskey shopping until Christmas.
 

boostedguy05

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If you like Makes, give Four Roses a shot. i was really impressed with the inexpensive bottle ~$24.00, so i went for the next one up @ ~ $37, my god was that one good. think it was small batch select. and then they have 2 more versions above that. that will most likely be my June Bonus buy for myself.

small glass filled halfway, with 3-4 cubes of ice, or an iceball in it. refill as needed.
 

BS ISF

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WEST BURBS
This is for my taste:
makers- mixer bourbon
woodford reserve- mixer, rocks bourbon
bulleit bourbon-mixer bourbon
rabbit hole-rocks bourbon
4roses- rocks bourbon
blantons- rocks bourbon
buffalo trace- rocks bourbon

I once in a while will try another higher level bourbon but these are my staples.
 

Grabber

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Whiskey is my jam.

Straight out of the bottle, room temperature, warm. Not chilled, no sandstones, rocks, mixers, drips of water, etc.

Knob Creek Single Barrel Rye - One of my all time favorites. Usually in stock at Binny's, just depends
Knob Creek Single Barrel - Love it
Knob Creek 2001 LE - Most expensive whiskey/bourbon I've bought and well worth it, even at $150 a bottle
Blantons - Hard to find, expensive. Overall a good whiskey, but it wouldn't hurt to be slightly cheaper as there are better whiskeys/bourbons for less money
Eagle Rare is great, but very hard to find. Price is on point
Four Roses Single Barrel - Good stuff, nice bite
Four Roses Small Batch - Great whiskey at that price point
Buffalo Trace - Hard to find as well, but very good budget whiskey
Merica Bourbon is phenomenal for the money and is better than a lot of other bourbons that cost way more
Pappy is overrated garbage - The 20+ year stuff is decent, but is not worth the money it commands
Kirkland Bourbon and the regular whiskey is great
Woodford Reserve is solid
EH Taylor Small Batch - Great bourbon under $50
Brickstone is good, little on the lighter side with little to no bite
Makers Cask - Good stuff neat
Bulleitt Rye - Decent, but has a slight earthy taste to it
Copper Fiddle - Not good at all, especially at almost $50 a bottle
Russells Reserve - Good whiskey
Yellowstone - Very solid whiskey even at it's price point
Stranahan Whiskey - Had two different variations and both were amazing
Whistle Pig - Decent whiskey, but definitely NOT worth it at $80 a bottle
Trader Joe's Whiskey (made by Buffalo Trace and is under $20 per bottle)

Definitely a lot of other great ones I'm sure. These are just most of the whiskeys/bourbons I've drank. Probably drank over 50-60 bottles of all of these combined in total solo. Love my beer, but whiskey is my kryptonite. I cannot resist it, haha.
 

Kensington

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Whiskey is my jam.

Straight out of the bottle, room temperature, warm. Not chilled, no sandstones, rocks, mixers, drips of water, etc.

Knob Creek Single Barrel Rye - One of my all time favorites. Usually in stock at Binny's, just depends
Knob Creek Single Barrel - Love it
Knob Creek 2001 LE - Most expensive whiskey/bourbon I've bought and well worth it, even at $150 a bottle
Blantons - Hard to find, expensive. Overall a good whiskey, but it wouldn't hurt to be slightly cheaper as there are better whiskeys/bourbons for less money
Eagle Rare is great, but very hard to find. Price is on point
Four Roses Single Barrel - Good stuff, nice bite
Four Roses Small Batch - Great whiskey at that price point
Buffalo Trace - Hard to find as well, but very good budget whiskey
Merica Bourbon is phenomenal for the money and is better than a lot of other bourbons that cost way more
Pappy is overrated garbage - The 20+ year stuff is decent, but is not worth the money it commands
Kirkland Bourbon and the regular whiskey is great
Woodford Reserve is solid
EH Taylor Small Batch - Great bourbon under $50
Brickstone is good, little on the lighter side with little to no bite
Makers Cask - Good stuff neat
Bulleitt Rye - Decent, but has a slight earthy taste to it
Copper Fiddle - Not good at all, especially at almost $50 a bottle
Russells Reserve - Good whiskey
Yellowstone - Very solid whiskey even at it's price point
Stranahan Whiskey - Had two different variations and both were amazing
Whistle Pig - Decent whiskey, but definitely NOT worth it at $80 a bottle
Trader Joe's Whiskey (made by Buffalo Trace and is under $20 per bottle)

Definitely a lot of other great ones I'm sure. These are just most of the whiskeys/bourbons I've drank. Probably drank over 50-60 bottles of all of these combined in total solo. Love my beer, but whiskey is my kryptonite. I cannot resist it, haha.

I've also heard good things about Four Roses, I'll have to give it a try. I'm going to have to give the Trader Joe's stuff a try...

I can usually find Buffalo Trace at Binny's, but it's a bit more expensive...it always seems to be out at Jewel
 

Grabber

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I've also heard good things about Four Roses, I'll have to give it a try. I'm going to have to give the Trader Joe's stuff a try...

I can usually find Buffalo Trace at Binny's, but it's a bit more expensive...it always seems to be out at Jewel

Just about anything by Buffalo Trace tends to fly off of the shelves.

Trade Joe stuff tends to rotate. I go to the one on Rand in AH. They have it most times.

Costco Bourbon is great at $30 a bottle. Lots of bite to it and a great flavor.
 
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IDAFC21

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On the lower end you can't go wrong w/ some Gentleman Jack or Makers Mark 46. Four Roses is NEVER a bad choice. But lately my jam has been Clyde May's straight bourbon


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On the rocks and thats it.

I really need to try some Buffalo Trace. I've never heard anyone say a bad thing about it, which is even more confirmed by this thread.