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    My everyday go to’s are Makers Mark or Crown Royal. The Bad Dog is a distillery in Arlington, WA and the Laws is from Denver Click image for larger version

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    • barelfly
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      I bought a sample pack of the Laws. The Centennial Wheat bourbon and rye were great and I would buy the 750ml bottles of each. This past weekend, I opened the four grain….couldn’t drink it. But I also don’t like malted bourbons and think that took over. The last sample from the pack is malted bourbon…I guess I’ll be giving these away!

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      And Maker’s is a good every day sipper! The 46 cask strength is a heck of a bottle!

    Bought my first bottle of Ohio produced Bourbon.

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    It’s Western Reserve small batch bourbon. It’s produced in Lakewood Ohio. It’s up by Cleveland. It’s advertised as a blend of 4 to 6 barrels of 4 year old bourbon then it’s mixed with some of their 14 year old bourbon. I’m sure it’s not too much 14 year old since it was only $34.99.

    It’s very easy sipping. I’m sure since it’s only 86 proof that could be a reason. It’s a bit sweet up front but then with a bit of spice and I actually taste a bit of tobacco on the end. I’ve read that some of the other bourbons I have are supposed to have a tobacco taste and I just thought that’s crazy since I’ve never tasted that. But with this one I do.

    I believe my next 3 to 4 bottles of Whiskey / Bourbon are going to be Ohio produced unless something special pops up the next time I go to the liquor store.

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      That’s a cool bottle! And nice to find local juice as well!

    This was a nice double oaked bottle. I really like Woodford Double Oak and may prefer that over this, but this bottle is different enough than the Woodford. Will have to see if I can find another one or ask my daughter to bring me one from Colorado again

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      Originally posted by ssandy_561 View Post
      Bought my first bottle of Ohio produced Bourbon.

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      It’s Western Reserve small batch bourbon. It’s produced in Lakewood Ohio. It’s up by Cleveland. It’s advertised as a blend of 4 to 6 barrels of 4 year old bourbon then it’s mixed with some of their 14 year old bourbon. I’m sure it’s not too much 14 year old since it was only $34.99.

      It’s very easy sipping. I’m sure since it’s only 86 proof that could be a reason. It’s a bit sweet up front but then with a bit of spice and I actually taste a bit of tobacco on the end. I’ve read that some of the other bourbons I have are supposed to have a tobacco taste and I just thought that’s crazy since I’ve never tasted that. But with this one I do.

      I believe my next 3 to 4 bottles of Whiskey / Bourbon are going to be Ohio produced unless something special pops up the next time I go to the liquor store.
      Interesting.
      Have you ever tried this one? A friend of mine who lives across the line in Ky gifted me this last year.

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        Nope, the Western Reserve was my first bottle of Ohio Bourbon. I’ll be on the lookout for Dexter

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        Skinsfan1311. Looks like the closest liquor store that has this is 90 miles from me. Might have to wait until a local liquor store gets it in.

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      just saw this on YT, based on what Skinsfan1311 shared. So thought I’d share it with you so you could decide if that drive is worth it

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        I skimmed through the video. I love the way the guy is disappointed because he actually liked it

      Barrel Strength Penelope, 116 proof. This one needs a cube of ice

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        It’s a Weller Wednesday! This is the Weller SR - poured this into the decanter some time ago and it has a really smooth drink to it. It’s been a while since I’ve had SR, and I don’t remember it being this smooth and tastey!

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          Sounds like a second drink is needed

        This bottle has been picking up some publicity as of late and I came across one today. I don’t know if I’ve had a soft wheat offering, but I do like wheaters and this does not disappoint. A soft wheat really stands out on first sip, has a great cherry type flavor and drinks higher than a 100 proof bottle in a good way. I am enjoying this neck pour and have been told it gets better as it opens up. For a $53 bottle, it’s a nice one to have if you like wheated bourbons.

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          I've never heard of this style of bourbon

        I’m almost one year into my Bourbon journey and this might be my favorite thing to sip on after a hard day at work.

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        Out of the 15 different bourbons / whiskey bottles I’ve bought, this is my fourth bottle of Buffalo Trace. Also at it’s $26.99 price tag here in Ohio, it’s better than some of my $40+ bottles.

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          It’s a great bottle, especially for the price! Dollar amount doesn’t equate to better. There are some cheaper bottles that are good as well!

          If you ever see Benchmark, give that a try. From the same distillery and most of the bottles are cheaper or about the same price as BT. If you want a little more proof, they have that in BM.

        • Purc
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          After several years of looking, I found a bottle of Buffalo Trace at Total Wine, limited to 1 bottle per customer. Will be trying it this Sunday with my son while watching the Masters. It was $24.99
          Last edited by Purc; April 13, 2024, 07:21 AM.

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          Around here it's more like $35 a bottle

        BenchMark has expanded their repertoire.
        Introducing Full Proof and Top Floor. 125 n 86. NIIICE. Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_4665.jpg Views:	0 Size:	2.63 MB ID:	1582345
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        • Purc
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          barelfly Sorry you have not had a BM, hope you find relief soon.

        • Alan Brice
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          Handle (175) runs mid twenties.

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          Purc 😂

        I was in the liquor store yesterday and there was a bourbon tasting. I've never had this before so decided to give it a try. At 90 proof I was surprised at how smooth it was. They also had a cask strength at 108 proof but I didn't like it as much.

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          The tastings are great when you can find stores doing that. Helps so much knowing you are getting a bottle you will enjoy!

        Last night's last pour...
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          I’m down in Florida visiting my mother and sister. Decided to see if Florida makes a bourbon and yes they do.

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          Pay no attention to the “cup” the bourbon is being enjoyed out of. 😆

          It’s different than the other bourbons I’ve drank. It’s sweet in a way that fruit is sweet and not like sugar sweet. It’s very easy to sip and has a beginning, middle and end. It’s not a one trick pony.

          It’s 88 proof and its mash bill is 60% Florida corn, 22% barley and 18% Florida wheat. They mill the grains, ferment and distill the spirit, barrel and age right at their location in St. Augustine. Quite a delicious and different bourbon.

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            Cooper's Craft 100 in the glass.
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            • Dewesq55
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              Nice glass!

            Sitting on the back porch watching the Caps and there's a little chill in the air...so this is a perfect pour for the weather..I need something to dull the pain
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