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flatstik (gregf82)

From: flatstik (gregf82)

Sep-17

Well, I picked this up instead. Delicious!  Eleven years old. 

 

Hammer Dog (jaime59)
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Cool!

I know that you like the higher test stuff over ice.  What’s the proof?

flatstik (gregf82)

From: flatstik (gregf82)

Sep-17

100 as it’s BIB.  Drinking it neat right now out of a Glencairn.  Review in five minutes.  ;-)

flatstik (gregf82)

From: flatstik (gregf82)

Sep-17

Okay, here goes.  Very nice nose, not astringent at all, soft.  Low heat with carmel, apple, vanilla taste.  Short finish is a little disappointing but that’s the only negative comment I would have - and this is outweighed by the low heat on a higher proof whiskey.  Really like a bourbon, not a Tennessee whiskey ( I’m not a fan of Jack Daniels at all).

Hammer Dog (jaime59)
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Not a fan a Jack either.  Too harsh.

AFH2020

From: AFH2020

Oct-12

I know little about bourbon except that it's probably best not to drink from the bottle.

What do you think of Elijah Craig small batch? Seemed to be the only decent choice at local liquor store and reasonably priced.

flatstik (gregf82)

From: flatstik (gregf82)

Oct-12

What's wrong with drinking from the bottle?  

Elijah Craig is a ho-hum middle of the road bourbon - which means it's just fine, neat or as a mixer.  It's a good bourbon, like a Buffalo Trace, for instance.   For around the same price point, Russell's Reserve is probably the best bourbon in this class, imo.  It's maybe $5 more per bottle.  Also, a cheaper but better bourbon that Elijah Craig is Larceny - but it's a wheater so you'd have to like that.  FWIW, Elijah is a no age statement bourbon that is between 8-12 years old; Russell's is a 10 year ages statement, and Larceny is a no age statement an who knows how much it's aged.  That's bourbon for you.  

As you can tell, I can talk about bourbons quite a bit, not because I know that much - I don't - but I just love the topic.  

AFH2020

From: AFH2020

Oct-13

Was pretty much the only choice available other than the Bulleit or the low end stuff. Tried it last night. Not bad, very smooth, but not too memorable either. Should last a long time at the rate i drink it! More of a wine and beer guy. I'll leave the brown stuff to you.

Killindar

From: Killindar

Oct-14

EC Small Batch like regular Larceny, and Buffalo Trace are pretty much standard run of the mill decent bourbons that can be good neat or as mixers. A step up would be Eagle Rare as it is a small batch that has a minimum of 10 year aging and isn't priced that much higher than the ones listed above. But for every day type mixing or sipping the Evan Williams Bottle in Bond is on point with a lower price point  than any of the items I listed earlier.

AFH2020

From: AFH2020

Oct-14

Thanks. I don't drink bourbon that often and selection around here is pretty limited. Suspect the EC will last for quite a while!

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