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Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby Macatk89 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:43 pm

Let me start by saying 'Howdy'. This is my first post, but I am in dire need of some excellent advice.

I need to get a great bottle of bourbon as a gift. A gentleman I know is pretty high up in the ranks at an oil company and was an enormous help in my job search coming out of college. I have just started my job and without him I would probably be making half of what I am now in a job I would hate. Last time I saw him was a couple months ago and he was raving about Pappy Van Winkle 23. He was a scotch man for a long time, but has apparently made the switch to bourbon because of that glass of PVW23. I have spent the last 2 months trying to track down a bottle of PVW23 for him with no luck (I am very wary of purchasing an eBay bottle). I am not quite a bourbon idiot, but I am no expert either. What bottle would I be able to acquire in 4 days that would make an impressive gift for this man? I will honestly consider anything under $500. I am located in Houston, TX. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

As far as my own Bourbon is concerned, I've been sipping on a bottle of Jefferson Presidential Select 18 and Four Roses Single Barrel in between a few scotch favorites.
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:32 pm

I cannot believe that you can;t find a Pappy 23 or Pappy 20 in Houston. Send a pm to " doubleblank" and ask him where to find it.
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby Birdo » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:37 pm

My hunch is that your mentor would not like you to spend that much money on him, after all, he has helped you out of the goodness of his heart.

I suggest something good like Four Roses SIngle Barrel, Woodford Reserve, or Knob Creek Single Barrel. I want to try Maker's 46, but since I haven't, I can't recommend it, but it sound like a good wheater.
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby vince » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:40 am

I agree with Birdo and would recommend the two bourbons you were sipping on, the Four Roses single barrel or the Jeffersons 17 or 18 year old (both are Stitzel-Weller juice) so you have the connection to the Van Winkle bourbon through that
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby Macatk89 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:46 pm

I appreciate the advice guys. I've picked up a bottle of the Jefferson Presidential Select 18, but will still shoot a pm to doubleblank.
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby MauiSon » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:41 am

I hope you find it or something else Pappy - even if he wouldn't want you to overspend, he'll appreciate it without doubt, since you already know he was impressed by that bottle. I applaud your appreciative gift!
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby p_elliott » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:02 pm

The Jefferson Presidential Select 18 will be real nice.
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby JLH3 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:37 pm

William L. Weller or George T. Stagg would also be great choices if you want to spend close to $90.00. (and if you can find them)
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Re: Need advice on an impressive bourbon gift

Unread postby MacinJosh » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:08 pm

Macatk89 wrote:I've picked up a bottle of the Jefferson Presidential Select 18.


You're good to go. Mission accomplished.
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