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Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby sailor22 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:42 pm

Taking off on the Top Ten Whiskeys for Christmas list that only contained one Bourbon.....
We need to come up with our own Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List
I think the list should contain a mix of Bourbons that would suit a newby and some that would please an enthusiast.
Think of this as a list that someone might accidently leave on the computer screen in case SANTA should see it. Or printed out and left for SANTA to see. A list containing bottles that someone might be able to pick up at a well stocked liquor store. A list that might help someone decide what to get a co-worker or relative.
Not limited to brands that are only in saturated national distribution but not containing any rarities either.
Start with the best "gateway" Bourbons and finishing with the higher priced enthusiast offerings.

Here's my list;

TOP TEN BOURBONS FOR CHRISTMAS LIST
Elija Craig 12
Elmer T. Lee
Pure Kentucky XO
Vintage 17
Four Roses Single Barrel - Barrel Proof
George T Stagg
W. L. Weller
Pappy Van Winkle 15yr or 20yr
Wild Turkey American Spirit
Parkers Heritage Golden or 27yr

Top Ten Ryes - because I felt bad leaving these out of the Bourbon list
Pikesville
Sazerac
High West Rendezvous
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
Old Potrero 18th or 19th century style single malt Rye
Sazerac 18
Handy
Rittenhouse 21
High West 16yr or 21yr
Vintage 21yr or 23yr
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby Don Galligan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:55 pm

I would add, Bookers and Knob Creek, I know they are Beam, but I like them. I would also add AH Hirsch 22 YO to the Rye list, and AH Hirsch 16 YO to the bourbon list.
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby sailor22 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:53 pm

I would add, Bookers and Knob Creek, I know they are Beam, but I like them. I would also add AH Hirsch 22 YO to the Rye list, and AH Hirsch 16 YO to the bourbon list.


All worthy of being on a Christmas list for sure - In fact I had Bookers on mine but wanted to give Stagg and Weller their own line instead of just saying BTAC - so the Bookers dropped out.
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby enzo » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:45 pm

My List:

Buffalo Trace
Elmer T. Lee
Noah's Mill
Vintage 17
Parker's Heritage 27
Four Roses SB Barrel Proof
Jefferson's Reserve Presidential Select 17yr
George T. Stagg
William Larue Weller
Sazerac 18
Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby gauze » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:49 am

still working on my top 8 Tennessee whiskeys for Hanukkah list ...
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby RogerB » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:56 pm

I'm not sure this would necessarily qualify as the top 10, but it'd certainly be a nice list.

Pappy Van Winkle 20
Wild Turkey American Spirit
William Larue Weller
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Noah’s Mill
Blanton’s
Four Roses Single Barrel
George T. Stagg
Bookers
Old Forester Birthday
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby independant » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:09 pm

I am going to do two lists. My first will be what can be picked up in my state through our ABC store and the second will be a general overview of my top 10.

ABC store list
1. WT Tradition
2. WT Rye
3. John J Bowman
4. ETL
5. OFBB 09
6. OGD 114
7. EC 18
8. Booker's
9. WTRR 90
10. EWSB

All Bourbons list.

1. WT Tradition
2. 09 Stagg
3. Weller 12yo from Benny's
4. PH 27yo
5. JRPS 17yo
6. PVW 20
7. PH 50th
8. OFBB 09
9. 09 Handy
10. 09 WLW
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby gauze » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:24 pm

independant wrote:I am going to do two lists. My first will be what can be picked up in my state through our ABC store and the second will be a general overview of my top 10.

ABC store list
1. WT Tradition
2. WT Rye
3. John J Bowman
4. ETL
5. OFBB 09
6. OGD 114
7. EC 18
8. Booker's
9. WTRR 90
10. EWSB

All Bourbons list.

1. WT Tradition
2. 09 Stagg
3. Weller 12yo from Benny's
4. PH 27yo
5. JRPS 17yo
6. PVW 20
7. PH 50th
8. OFBB 09
9. 09 Handy
10. 09 WLW


let some rye slip on that bourbons list, which I much approve of I gotta say
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby independant » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:40 pm

gauze wrote:let some rye slip on that bourbons list, which I much approve of I gotta say


I did. I was just going to put the whole antique collection in one slot but I figured that would be cheating so I just added what I wanted from this years offerings.
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Re: Top Ten Bourbons For Christmas List

Unread postby vince » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:05 am

my top ten bourbons would include:

1. Pappy Van Winkle 15 year old
2. Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
3. Evan Williams SB 2000
4. Rock Hill Farms
5. Jefferson Presidential Reserve 17 year old
6. Parkers Heritage Collection 27 year old
7. Old Weller Antique 107 (New Label)
8. Handy 2009
9. Four Roses Mariage
10. Wild Turkey Rare Breed
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