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  • To the local, for a swift sharpener after driving back in to town. A nice half of Baby’s Got a Temper from Tiny Rebel. Lovely woody, IPA.

    While there, we chatted about other stuff, and I was then given a measure of this to try;


    Linky.

    23 year old, 95.6% proof Bourbon.

    Now, I’m not a Bourbon drinker, but this? WOW! Glorious.

    So, Bourbon drinkers – What else should I try? What to have in the cupboard?

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    Maker’s Mark.

    You’re welcome.

    (Oh, on a point of pedantry, it’s either 96% or 96 proof; “96% proof” is meaningless. Arguably, ‘proof’ is pretty meaningless anyway because the Americans (of course) use a different system for working it out, they just double the ABV.)

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    oh go on then – further pedantry attempt:

    isn’t it degrees proof ?

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    I think you might be right, actually.

    Archaic system now anyway, unless you’ve got a ready supply of gunpowder to test your drinks with.

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    Ah, you’re mostly right, I just looked it up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_proof

    TL;DR version – It is degrees proof, except in the US. Land of the free, home of the bourbon and wacky measuring systems.

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    Incidentally, veering back on topic,

    That particular bourbon can be quite hard to find. You did bloody well to find it in a local. I’ve never seen it in this country outside of Whisky Live events.

    EDIT – further reading.

    That particular bourbon can be quite hard to find. You did bloody well to find it in a local.

    My local’s not like other locals! 🙂

    So, apart from Maker’s Mark, what else to try?

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    Jack Daniels 1914 Gold Medal

    Noahs Mill 57% but SO nice…

    Sazerac Rye

    Jim Beam Small Batch (if you can find it!)

    jim Beam Green Label

    and im a big fan of Bulleit bourbon which can be found in most supermarkets..

    the list is endless really!

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    jim Beam Green Label

    That’s the rye one, isn’t it? A lot of people rave about rye whiskey; personally, I thought it was absolutely grim. YMMV, might be worth a try.

    mattk
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    Woodford reserve is good. Also although not really bourbon, I’m enjoying a bottle of gentleman jack, real smooth and less burn but with the smoky/woody taste of bourbon.

    sam42
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    Had the pappy van winkle’s family reserve in blind tiger in bury.. It was rather expensive but a lovely tipple.. I believe there may be a bottle behind the bar in malt in bury also. Can’t think of any further suggestions other than the above listed ones….

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    That’s the rye one, isn’t it? A lot of people rave about rye whiskey; personally, I thought it was absolutely grim. YMMV, might be worth a try.

    no Jim Beam Rye is the yellow label…

    green label is ‘jim beam choice’ bourbon thats 5 years old and charcoal filtered..

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    Gotcha, I’m misremembering then. I’ll look out for that. As you were.

    philbert31
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    Jack Daniels Single Barrel isn’t bad either!

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