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What's Your Favorite Widely Available Bourbon / Rye?

#1 Post by Alex G »

Just tried Old Forester 1920 Prohibition for the first time and found it exceptional. As good a bourbon as I've had, and totally unique tasting.

I realize what's "widely available" can differ from one location to another, but my question is:

What's your favorite domestic whiskey that's easy to find on a store shelf?
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#2 Post by Jorge Henriquez »

Bourbon: Wild Turkey 101

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#3 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Eagle rare or of 1920

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#4 Post by Adam Noble »

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 19th, 2021, 3:16 pm Eagle rare or of 1920
Same. For Rye Pikesville and Michter’s Straight Rye.

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#5 Post by Mike Maguire »

Woodinville barrel proof bourbon
Woodinville Rye

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#6 Post by Adam Noble »

Mike Maguire wrote: March 19th, 2021, 8:21 pm Woodinville barrel proof bourbon
Woodinville Rye
I really ought to give Woodinville a try. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a dram from them.

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#8 Post by Josh Grossman »

Adam Noble wrote: March 19th, 2021, 4:11 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 19th, 2021, 3:16 pm Eagle rare or of 1920
Same. For Rye Pikesville and Michter’s Straight Rye.
I do like Heaven Hill for rye, but slightly prefer Rittenhouse. It is the same mash bill and distillery. The main difference is Pikesville is bottled at 55% instead of 50%. Both are great for cocktails.

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#9 Post by Josh Grossman »

Alex G wrote: March 19th, 2021, 2:01 pm Just tried Old Forester 1920 Prohibition for the first time and found it exceptional. As good a bourbon as I've had, and totally unique tasting.

I realize what's "widely available" can differ from one location to another, but my question is:

What's your favorite domestic whiskey that's easy to find on a store shelf?
I've done most everything on the Bourbon Trail, and my farvorites were Old Pogue, Labrot and Graham (Woodford and 1920), and Wilderness Trail; least favorite is Bulleit (very industrial) Do you know what mash bill and age you like?

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Alex G wrote: March 19th, 2021, 2:01 pm Just tried Old Forester 1920 Prohibition for the first time and found it exceptional. As good a bourbon as I've had, and totally unique tasting.

I realize what's "widely available" can differ from one location to another, but my question is:

What's your favorite domestic whiskey that's easy to find on a store shelf?
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#11 Post by T. Kaplan »

Rittenhouse Rye is my go-to. Delicious, relatively easy to find, and given the price point ($21 at my local Trader Joe's in California) it punches far above its weight.
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#12 Post by CGlescher »

I am not a rye person, nor do I like the high proof ones either, so Michter’s US*1 Bourbon for me.
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#13 Post by Peter Hirsch »

4Roses single barrel
Noah's Mill
Rowan Creek
Eagle Rare

All pretty easy to find...

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#14 Post by Doug Schulman »

I like Eagle Rare and Basil Hayden's quite a bit. Very different styles. Sadly, Eagle Rare has gotten difficult to find in this area.

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John Bowman Single Barrel
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Eagle Rare 10 Year

Old Fo Rye 100 Proof
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#17 Post by Chris.Martin »

Old Forester 1910
Old Forester 1920
Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select
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#18 Post by Dave McCloskey »

T. Kaplan wrote: March 24th, 2021, 11:24 pm Rittenhouse Rye is my go-to. Delicious, relatively easy to find, and given the price point ($21 at my local Trader Joe's in California) it punches far above its weight.
I second that choice for a Rye based bourbon.

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#19 Post by TGigante »

Dave McCloskey wrote: April 9th, 2021, 10:37 am
T. Kaplan wrote: March 24th, 2021, 11:24 pm Rittenhouse Rye is my go-to. Delicious, relatively easy to find, and given the price point ($21 at my local Trader Joe's in California) it punches far above its weight.
I second that choice for a Rye based bourbon.
20% more corn in the mash bill would get it to a bourbon.
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#20 Post by William Segui »

Eagle Rare on the bourbon side, Rittenhouse/Sazerac for Manhattans

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