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Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby Birdo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:29 am

My buddy says Ancient Age is some of the best bourbon in its price range. I have no idea, but might try a bottle of 10 star 6y/o AA. I know its from the Buffalo Trace distillery and I know they make quality stuff. He says Benchmark is good too, and I like it mixed, but I rarely mix.

I will have a hard time finding a better bourbon than Very Old Barton in the price range, but I'm will to try in my endless pursuit of great bourbon at a fair price.
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby vince » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:42 am

Birdo, if you can get it try the AAA 10 year old, it is better than the 10 star IMHO. Also, I agree with you on VOB, fantastic bourbon for the price.
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby Birdo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:07 pm

vince wrote:Birdo, if you can get it try the AAA 10 year old, it is better than the 10 star IMHO. Also, I agree with you on VOB, fantastic bourbon for the price.



Good tip. I'm not on that tight of a budget, and I don't drink that much anyway. I like it just fine and it was only $17 bucks at liquor barn. More tasting is required to render a complete opinion, but so far it taste great for the price, similar to stuff costing more.
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby ebo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:22 pm

I've never seen the 10 year in Ohio. I've had the 10 star. It's not bad.... not great.... so, so I suppose. I wouldn't buy it, but I'd drink it if it was offered.
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby GaryV » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:09 am

vince wrote:Birdo, if you can get it try the AAA 10 year old, it is better than the 10 star IMHO.


I agree, the AAA 10 year is a wonderful bourbon. Also, keep an eye out for the discontinued AA BIB, its very good as well. I found a bunch of 200ml ones about a year and a half ago for $3.59 each. IMO you can't go wrong with either one
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby schmluss » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:49 pm

Love the AAA 10yr. It's hard to find around Atlanta. Was in NW Ohio this summer and picked up a few bottles while I was there. Surprised that they had it!
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby alext » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:11 am

Been sipping at a bottle now for the last few weeks, loving it, will definitely track down another bottle
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby PaulO » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:13 pm

I didn't know the AA BIB was discontinued? Around here I only see the NAS (4 year old) 80 proof. It's not bad for young 80 proof, and not very expensive. I have purchased the 90 proof version in TN, and the 10 year old in KY. I consider AA to be an ok inexpensive bourbon. The other Age International brands generate a lot more excitement.
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby p_elliott » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:11 am

schmluss wrote:Love the AAA 10yr. It's hard to find around Atlanta. Was in NW Ohio this summer and picked up a few bottles while I was there. Surprised that they had it!


I'm surprised they had it too, the ten yr is only supposed to be available in KY.
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Re: Why not much on the Ancient Age family of bourbons?

Unread postby JLH3 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:45 pm

I've looked for a bottle of the AAA here in Phoenix for six months and haven't found one. Every store you go in has AA, but no AAA.

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