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OT - Favorite/Specialty Bourbons

Discussion in 'Scott & Wes Frog Fan Forum' started by SuperTFrog, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Bourbon market is wild now. Some places here in Houston are sold out of Buffalo Trace or have a 1 bottle limit.

    I’d throw EH Taylor on there if you haven’t had it, one of my favorites just impossible to find now. I would also recommend (depending on where you live and your social media activity) to follow any bourbon hunter Instagram accounts etc. For example, I follow HTX Bourbon Hunter and am able to snag some good finds when people submit in stock notifications.

    I would also be on the lookout for any store/barrel picks. I got a Buffalo Trace store pick from Fiesta Liquor here and it was fantastic.
     
  2. Not inexpensive and not always easy to find.

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  3. Blanton’s Gold. I have an unopened bottle.


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  4. They all taste like lighter fluid to me. Can't tell the difference.
     
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  5. Your balls will drop one of these days
     
  6. I do too. I accidentally left it at the liquor store.
     
  7. If you're ever in Jackson, WY, there's a specialty liquor place with very high end liquors that has tasting. Very cool owner. I bought a scotch there that was very, very good. Used to have 2 locations, but looks like 4 now, Jackson, Sedona, Las Vegas and Chicago.

    https://spiritsandspice.com/
     
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  8. If you want to be a bourbon snob, stick only with Kentucky distillers

    or you can try Texas made Treaty Oak. I like their Ghost Hill
     
  9. @Horny 4 Life needs to weigh in here. Mainly b/c he's got a brown water fettish and knows as much as anybody about how to find rare stuff, but also b/c I haven't seen him around here much lately and he needs to drop back in for a visit.
     
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  10. I never had Saarloos stuff until this whole thing went down but what sold me was their "House Rules" for their Tasting Room, specifically rule #2:

    Thus we don't tell you what you taste. Wine is about discovery how dare we tell you what you taste. We feel that our wines speak for themselves, not in a pompous way, but much like music. You would never ask what does this sound like? So, our wines taste like what they taste like. So put a bit in your mouth, splash it around, and let us know what you think. We are all adults, and wine is about discovery. Think about it this way, have you ever been set up on a blind date? Has that person ever been EXACTLY as described? You go on a date and you see for yourself if you like them or not, same goes for wine. This is the reason why we only sell our wines at the tasting room. IF YOU LIKE IT, BUY IT, IF YOU DONT, THEN DONT. More so, far be it from us to treat you like a child and tell you that you should be tasting. We will never tell you that you should be tasting “hints of barnyard” while you are tasting spicy leather, come to think of it why do you know what spicy leather tastes like...
     
  11. Not a bourbon but still a very good whiskey. And it drinks very smooth.
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    Wheat, baby.
    Yeah.
     
  12. I was in a suite for a Knights game for work a few years ago and they were bringing all kinds of bourbon for us to try. I took about 2 or 3 sips of the different shot glasses in front of me and said to hell with that, it all tastes gross.
     
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  13. That’s a tough one. Not sure I’d do it in one session. If serious I would take the opportunity to test some on your next three Michelin star rated restaurant boondoggles with “clients”. Predetermine what you will order each time to keep the bartenders / waiters from confusing things with their recommendations. I would order a shot of a good single malt scotch on the first trip, a single malt Irish whiskey shot on the second, and a good bourbon shot on the third. Just sip on them, rinse it around. You might hate all of them at first, but try the one you dislike least at least once or twice at a later date. May be an acquired a taste, or you might decide to return to airplane glue. (Jk)
     
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  14. don’t even worry about the hubbub of allocated bourbon and stick to rare breed - easy to find, $40/bottle and is just as good if not better than the ultra hyped bourbons.
     
  15. I have always bought Buffalo Trace as my go-to “every day drinker”, but haven’t had to buy one in a while. Didn’t realize it was now a cool overhyped bottle that’s now tough to find.

    Neat
     
  16. This!!! Though I prefer the Bulleit Rye over their bourbon.
     
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  17. Pour it over a big rock of ice. Chills it and releases a different flavor. Damn, I'm getting thirsty.
     
  18. #humblebrag
     
  19. Go to the liquor store and buy a bottle of everything

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