I have relatively little knowledge of bourbon but have a good friend who will be celebrating a birthday soon and would likely appreciate a special bottle. I’d like to stick to ~$100 max, if possible. What would folks recommend?
If it helps, the person’s “go to” bourbon is the basic Knob Creek, and they generally don’t spend more than $40-50 on a bottle of alcohol.
Thanks in advance.
I’d look for the Makers Mark Wood Finishing Series. Under $100, and the few I’ve tried have been really solid.
Is the new one out yet, or are they still on FAE-02 from last year?
I think FAE-02 is the most recent I’ve seen. I’ve seen them on the shelf recently I’m pretty sure. It was at Costco in Seattle even (months ago).
That’s a great suggestion but even at retail it’s over $100. Or at least it was last year.
Four Roses Single Barrel.
Four Roses Small Batch Select
There’s some on wine searcher for less; I bought some earlier this year.
Since you know he likes the brand then Knob creeks 15 year was right at $100.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof would be another fine choice.
Bookers? Same Mashbill as knob creek (same distillery, rickhouses and cooperage).
The 12 year knob is excellent for $60.
Thanks for the recommendations, all.
A couple of my favorites,
EH Taylor Single Barrel
Belle Meade Sherry Finish (this one is a bit of a floof, non-traditional bourbon, but oh so yummy)
If he enjoys Knob Creek at 100 proof then I would keep the BiB thing going. EH Taylor is perfect for a nice gift.