Bourbon advice needed
by Santamonica (2012-12-20 11:36:00)
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It looks like I may try ABs city ham recipe for Christmas Eve, along with some eggnog. Are there any suggestions for a decent, reasonably priced bourbon for both? I had my first bourbon ever this past week (Makers Mark), and it wasn't too bad.


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by felix  (2012-12-20 15:43:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Try Old Forester - On the Rye side. Inexpensive &
by nd5596  (2012-12-20 12:36:19)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

damn tasty. Similar (near identical) in flavor profile to Woodford Reserve. I love me some Woodford - but buy the OldFo to drink. Great price point & a solid bourbon. Worth a sip.


Old Overholt. Best cheap liquor ever.
by zahmnd  (2012-12-20 13:20:54)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Also a lot better than stuff 3x its price.


If you like Maker's
by IrishCavan  (2012-12-20 11:51:16)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

a good cheap alternative to cook with is Weller's. It is about 1/2 the price and, like Maker's, a wheated bourbon. It would go well with the egg nog as well.


Bulleit, Four Roses, Elijah Craig
by IrishHokie  (2012-12-20 11:43:54)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I think these are all far superior to Beam, but I am not a Jim Beam fan... For reasonably priced bourbon, I think Bulleit is the best.


Bulleit and Woodford Reserve are my two favorites
by MaverickND3  (2012-12-20 13:45:47)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

knob creek is tasty as well.


For cooking or mixing with eggnog you don't really need
by anthro_domer  (2012-12-20 12:02:41)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

the best stuff. Cooking is going to remove really any distinction between brands. Frankly, I'd go with Ezra Brooks or Evan Williams for cooking.

A nicer one might make a difference in eggnog, but I feel it's about as big of a waste as mixing Grey Goose with Red Bull.


Or Buffalo Trace.
by cujays96  (2012-12-20 11:51:31)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

No sense in wasting expensive hooch on a mixer.


Bulleit or Beam are good
by ndtnguy  (2012-12-20 11:49:35)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I've actually never had Elijah Craig or Four Roses.

But Bulleit and Beam have notably different tastes, Bulleit being a lot spicier. I think whichever of those you prefer would be a good cooking bourbon, but I can't rule out the other two recommended by IrishHokie.


Four Roses tastes a little young.
by cujays96  (2012-12-20 11:52:31)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

It's a good thing Elijah Craig is an inexpensive 12 year old as it tastes like a 4 year old.


Four Roses is actually my favorite
by thejet403  (2012-12-20 14:36:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Their introductory yellow label line is good, but their small batch is better and still a good value at $30. Their single barrel ($40) is melt in your mouth good. And yes, it's already a liquid so it can't technically melt but it's really that good.


Jim Beam
by bengalbout  (2012-12-20 11:40:39)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Good all around bourbon. Decent enough to drink on its own, but not so expensive as to waste during cooking.


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