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    no photo but went with woodford double oaked last night. soooooo tasty.

    not really fitting in the $20-$40 theme but worth it.
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    For bourbon what I basically always have on my cart.

    Four Roses single barrel
    EH Taylor Small Batch
    WL Weller Special Reserve
    Larceny
    Angel’s Envy

    Trying to get some Weller 107 or Full Proof but haven’t had the option yet.

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    How did I not see this thread before today....

    So far my collection consists of:

    Weller SR
    Weller Antique 107
    Weller 12
    Van Winkle 12 year Special Reserve (Lot B)
    Willett 4 Year Rye
    Willett Pot Still Bourbon
    Buffalo Trace
    High West A Midwinter Night's Dram
    Maker's Mark RC6
    Blanton's
    Elmer T. Lee
    William Larue Weller (BTAC)
    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    I like all of these, but my personal favorites are the Weller 107, MWND, WLW, and ECBP. For the price, Buffalo Trace is hard to beat, though it's getting harder to find. I like the Blanton's, ETL and Van Winkle Lot B, but honestly, I don't think they live up to the hype or the pricing they sometimes command. They are all solid bourbons, but particularly in the case of the Lot B, it's not worth the cost compared to Weller 12 which is cheaper, better (IMHO) and slightly easier to get a hold of.

    Of the hard to find bourbons I have, the WLW is my top pick and one I would spend the time and money to hunt down. The 107 is hard to find in my area, but also worth the hunt. The W12 is good, but I prefer the 107.

    Out of all of these, my top pick is probably the ECBP (currently). It's $65, readily available and absolutely delicious.

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    andrewrg- I agree with the OGD Bonded but not necessarily for the reason of drinking it neat. Rather, I think it makes some of the best Old Fashions due to the high proof being able to stand up to the simple syrup and orange while the nuanced flavors that you mention still come through as a result of that higher proof. While other bonded bourbons (Evan Williams, Jim B etc) could be used, I find they are simply lacking when compared to the the OGD Bonded in that drink.
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    Last time i was at the Walter Reed class 6 they had 4 cases of buffalo trace. Not exactly hard to find.

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    I installed Tapatalk and discovered that there are discussions taking place in other forums on this site. Ha! And I thought it was just all about clothes and fashion around here.

    So... Not exactly sure what this thread is covering since the whiskey selections include things other than bourbon and in a very wide price range. That being said...

    My go-to has always been Blanton's and "my guy" keeps a bottle in the back for me most times.
    My wife's go-to is either Angel's Envy or Four Roses (the new "Select" is quite good, BTW) so we typically have those in stock as well. Oh... And HW Campfire. She loves her some Campfire!
    But we drink such a variety that it's hard to even say what our daily drinker is. We have a half-dozen open at any one time and they typically vary. Right now, I just opened up a 1792 Full Proof and it's very nice. A lot of high-proofs benefit from a chip of ice or splash of water but the 1792 FP drinks well without. I also have a Hudson Four Grain going for the nights when I'm in a real earthy kind of mood. But there are 4 or 5 others in rotation, as well, and we tend to switch around each evening.

    For the swill... I stick with Knob Small Batch 100 proof and Bulleit Rye 95 proof. I can get them in 1.5 L size (I make a lot of cocktails) for a great price and they both hold up really well with other ingredients. If I'm making a fancy cocktail for Album Night, I might use PiggyBack or something more spendy like that but I can't do that every day without taking another job I make plenty of other spirit cocktails (especially for Album Night) but we tend to favor whiskey drinks so I have to keep the price-to-quality ratio in mind.

    Still haven't had a chance at the Horse Soldier but it's definitely on my radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armedferret View Post
    Last time i was at the Walter Reed class 6 they had 4 cases of buffalo trace. Not exactly hard to find.
    Compared to Weller or Pappy, no, but more often than not when I walk into the liquor store there isn't any Buffalo Trace on the shelf. But I'm in PA, where the state has a choke hold on alcohol so YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Charles View Post

    I like all of these, but my personal favorites are the Weller 107,
    I saw Weller 107 on the shelf at a bar last night. I've never had it and have never noticed it in the wild. I was at the bar in a quasi-work capacity, first to arrive in my cohort, and not lead for the meeting, so I didn't want to be sitting there with neat bourbon if the meeting was going to be a diet coke affair.

    Never got a chance to circle back to the bar after the rest of my group arrived and spent the rest of the night a little disappointed.

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    I gave up buying bourbon for Lent. The struggle is real!

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    Picked up some knob creek to bolster the bourbon shelf for the apocalypse.

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