I received one as a gift, bought another at a VA ABC store - did not seem like it was limited product, and bought a 3rd bottle at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. When we arrived the shelves were literally full (where Blanton's was being sold) when we left, there were about 3 bottles left. Maybe it is becoming tougher to come by.
For those who missed it the 2019 San Francisco WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION ended recently and the "Best in Show" whisk(e)y was:
Henry McKenna 10-year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
It is getting scarce after that result, I hope all of you have yours. Fortunately last summer I bought a bottle from each of 5 different barrels, and I have 4 remaining. The one I drank was really good.
Well, this thread is a good idea - let's just keep Scotch out of the thread okay? Irish whiskey and American whiskey should be fine, but not Scotch. :-)
So - to discuss a few brands generally - Blanton's - it is probably my favorite bourbon. Also, Four Roses Single Barrel is always in the rotation - one of the first bourbons I ever drank, so I think it is one of the finest out there - just used to it, I guess.
Also, on the high end, I.W. Harper 15 year is very smooth, as is I.W. Harper straight bourbon; otoh, Col. E.H. Taylor is rated highly, but not one of my favorites.
Some others of note - to me, at least.
Weller Special Reserve and Antique - the Antique is 107 proof and great over an ice ball; really changes and opens up that way.
Michter American Whiskey - limited allocation, buy it when you can.
Eagle Rare - always in the rotation
Woodford Double Oaked - again, always in the rotation, good change of pace, sweet.
Russell's Reserve 10 year Bourbon (90 proof) - excellent sipper, always available, can't go wrong picking this up.
Sazerac Rye - great for a Sazerac or Old Fashioned
High West American Prairie Bourbon - sweet, great on some ice (rumor is it has a lot of Four Roses in it ) - good buy
Wyoming - little known, wheated, smooth
Bernheim 7 Year - another wheated bourbon, good mixer
BTW, I'm sure you mean the McKenna 10 Single Barrel, but a few days ago I opened a bottle of the regular 80 PRF Henry McKenna and it is pretty good, especially when you consider you can get it for around $10 a bottle.
Post by noshortgame on May 4, 2019 14:01:47 GMT -7
Yes 10 year bottled in bond. I only found it cause when I called my guy who usually has Blanton’s he told me he had it but was looking at an empty box. It was sitting 2 spots over from where Blanton’s usually is. Saved about $20 too.
Post by Stable Genius on May 4, 2019 16:03:43 GMT -7
I changed my mind after seeing the commercial on TV, I opened the Woodford Reserve I bought some time last year. Excellent bourbon, first time I had it, I compare it very favorably to Eagle Rare, probably a bit better. About $26 around here. I'll buy more!
I had some Maker's that I had dipped in December, along with my daughter and a few others. Then we went to get preparations for dinner at my Father In Laws and discovered that at least at this one Wegmans in NJ they had a Wegmans Liquor Store attached, so my daughter and I bought Russel's Reserve 10 Year.
Grilled steaks for 9 people and all in all, had a great time.
hax: thanks guys. I have had 3 rounds of dialysis last week and MAN I feel light years better. I kid you not...my body does not ache, I have energy, no more weird smells in my nose, and I feel like A new man. This really excites me as as I simply
Nov 29, 2019 6:01:40 GMT -7
hax: bide my time until I can get a new kidney
Nov 29, 2019 6:01:52 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Is that 2 years?
Nov 29, 2019 11:28:36 GMT -7
Fair and Honest WMOAT(jaime59): Hax, if you kiss up to the ChiComs, you could probably get a healthy Falun Gong kidney much quicker.
Nov 29, 2019 12:45:04 GMT -7
hax: It would probably have arsenic in it. Fuck China
Nov 29, 2019 17:44:46 GMT -7
hax: Yes Robb...2 years.
Nov 29, 2019 17:44:59 GMT -7
boomslang: Before they changed it to regional, my wife got hers in a year and a half. It's 2 years here as well now.
Nov 30, 2019 10:30:28 GMT -7
hax: My nephrologist sits on the transplant board. She is going to see about letting me go earlier in 6 months. My path report is very good and I am a very compliant patient
Dec 2, 2019 8:31:01 GMT -7
hax: which they look at. She made it clear that was a long shot, so as not to give false hope, but man, it would be awesome.
Dec 2, 2019 8:31:20 GMT -7
BogeysBGone: Use your white privilege....get to the top of the list any way you can. It's competition after all. Use the rock...USE THE ROCK.
Dec 2, 2019 8:47:07 GMT -7
hax: LOL...LET WHITEY TO THE FRONT MF'ERS!!!!
Dec 3, 2019 6:47:51 GMT -7
hax: I had my first round of dialysis last night. Man oh man, it wore me out. That being said, this morning I feel AWESOME. Seriously...if this is what it feels like, I cannot freaking WAIT to get a new kidney.
Dec 3, 2019 6:48:45 GMT -7
hax: I hit a large bucket today. No monkeys or coconuts. Hit nothing past 100 yards...longest club used was a PW.Felt good.
Dec 3, 2019 14:59:59 GMT -7
taylor5549: Good luck to you Hax. I wish you all the best.
Dec 3, 2019 22:28:08 GMT -7
hax: Thanks man. Yesterday was the first day in probably 2 years that I can honestly say I felt good. It is crazy what you can get used to.
Dec 4, 2019 5:44:04 GMT -7
burat: Good luck Hax. You should find a new kidney soon!
Dec 4, 2019 17:12:03 GMT -7
boomslang: I have a recently acquired Chinese Kidney I will sell you. But you better make it quick. Good luck my friend. The waiting is the hardest part.
Dec 8, 2019 8:24:17 GMT -7