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Old 08-03-2020, 12:50 PM   #5076
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The Weller was the cheapest bottle of the bunch, $43 + tax.
I haven't opened the Knob Creek yet. I have heard pretty good things about the 12 yr. old, which is moderately priced. I am guessing the 15 yr (and Parker's) is overpriced, but I like to splurge on really limited releases.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:53 PM   #5077
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Damn you guys. I'll find some (decently priced) Weller one day.

I don't really enjoy rye or the rye taste and I find Maker's sort of 'smooth' and very drinkable due to its absence. Any other decent wheated bourbons out there from the big brands? Maybe I should try some Maker's 46.
Larceny is probably the most common, and a really good value bourbon. I believe Wyoming Whiskey is also wheated, but I haven't tried that yet.
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:24 PM   #5078
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Damn you guys. I'll find some (decently priced) Weller one day.

I don't really enjoy rye or the rye taste and I find Maker's sort of 'smooth' and very drinkable due to its absence. Any other decent wheated bourbons out there from the big brands? Maybe I should try some Maker's 46.

Yeah give Larceny a go itís under $30 so youíre not taking a big risk.

I like the Makers Mark private selections or RC6.


https://www.breakingbourbon.com/review/makers-mark-rc6

I prefer this over the standard Weller products like Special Reserve/Antique and 12 year. Itís more expensive but Iím guessing much easier to find and actually much cheaper than what idiots are paying for Weller on the secondary market.
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Old 08-05-2020, 03:39 PM   #5079
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Thanks guys, just picked up a bottle of Larceny today at my local shop. The 1L was only $30. The only fancy Maker's I saw was some barrel proof one.

The shop also just got a bunch of Wee Beasties! However they were priced at $45 to the 10's $50 which seemed to make no sense.

Your link inspired me to look around online at bourbon mashbills. Unsurprisingly Buffalo Trace, my go to daily drinker for Bourbon is an undisclosed but low rye of <10%. Also no surprise a Bourbon I don't really like, Woodford, was at 18%. Shockingly however, Four Roses Small Batch, which I thought was ok, is a blend of 20% and 35% rye whiskys. I remember finding it super sweet, so I guess the sweetness takes the edge off the rye?
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:39 PM   #5080
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Not a bad little dram. First impression was really sweet/caramelly, but then it sort of rounded off a bit after I let it breathe for a while. Don't have any on hand, but it seems a bit more flavorful than I remember the Maker's? A perfectly fine $30 sippin whiskey.

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Not a bad little dram. First impression was really sweet/caramelly, but then it sort of rounded off a bit after I let it breathe for a while. Don't have any on hand, but it seems a bit more flavorful than I remember the Maker's? A perfectly fine $30 sippin whiskey.

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Yeah if you come into it with the right expectations of as you stated a $30 whiskey itís not bad. See if you pick up any mint. I picked this up on the OlD Fitzgerald version that this replaces but it was generally younger.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:37 AM   #5082
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Thanks guys, just picked up a bottle of Larceny today at my local shop. The 1L was only $30. The only fancy Maker's I saw was some barrel proof one.

The shop also just got a bunch of Wee Beasties! However they were priced at $45 to the 10's $50 which seemed to make no sense.

Your link inspired me to look around online at bourbon mashbills. Unsurprisingly Buffalo Trace, my go to daily drinker for Bourbon is an undisclosed but low rye of <10%. Also no surprise a Bourbon I don't really like, Woodford, was at 18%. Shockingly however, Four Roses Small Batch, which I thought was ok, is a blend of 20% and 35% rye whiskys. I remember finding it super sweet, so I guess the sweetness takes the edge off the rye?

I really liked Wee Beestie but no way Iím buying it for $5 less than the 10. Wee is around $35 here vs. $50 for 10. I think I really like young peated whiskys.

Rye is supposed to add more spice but in my experience rye whiskey can often be
Quite sweet to my taste. For instance I like Buffalo Trace and Weller but find Sazerac rye to be much too sweet.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:40 AM   #5083
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If you like low rye bourbon give Jim Beam variations a try. This prohibition release is great at only 86 proof and non chill filtered, tons of great classic bourbon flavors.

If you canít find the below see if you can get there new limited release Old Tub which is similar but 100 proof bottled in bond.

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Old 08-06-2020, 01:43 PM   #5084
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Thanks for the suggestions. Not really a bourbon guy in general, but I do like to keep a bottle or two on hand for a changeup when I'm in the mood. Unfortunately we don't seem to get near the variety of Bourbon up here as I see posted from people down in Kentucky/Texas, etc. Another one besides Weller I've wanted to try but have never even seen is Old Ezra 7.

And super jealous of your Beastie pricing. I would make it a daily drinker, alongside Monkey Shoulder, at that price. No idea what the difference between old and young peat is. Might have to buy a bottle to find out.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Not really a bourbon guy in general, but I do like to keep a bottle or two on hand for a changeup when I'm in the mood. Unfortunately we don't seem to get near the variety of Bourbon up here as I see posted from people down in Kentucky/Texas, etc. Another one besides Weller I've wanted to try but have never even seen is Old Ezra 7.

And super jealous of your Beastie pricing. I would make it a daily drinker, alongside Monkey Shoulder, at that price. No idea what the difference between old and young peat is. Might have to buy a bottle to find out.


Old and young peat just meaning that Wee Beastie at 5 years is a young peated whisky.
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Old 08-06-2020, 05:06 PM   #5086
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Yea, I meant in terms of the effect on taste.
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Yea, I meant in terms of the effect on taste.

Oh just that you I think with younger peated whisky you get more the peat flavor and less of the impact of the barrel influence which I enjoy, in moderation.

Are you in Canada? Iíd kill for one of these Alberta Premium Cask Strength 100% rye whiskies.



That along with Lot 40 Cask Strength would be instant buys. Iíd even buy the regular Alberta Premium if I couldnít find these. It was Trailer Park Supervisor Mr. Laheyís favorite, RIP. If I ever make it back into Ontario Iím stopping into the first LCBO and picking up a bottle.


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Old 08-06-2020, 11:15 PM   #5088
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Got my yearly call from my local to pick up a bottle of Elmer T. Lee. Up from $30 to $32.80 but still a steal to what taters are paying on the secondary for this. Very nice easy sipping whisky but not that complex and nowhere near worth the prices fools are paying on secondary.

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Elmer t Lee has been a long time favorite of mine. Sad that it's such a pain in the ass to get for last 5 years.
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Oh just that you I think with younger peated whisky you get more the peat flavor and less of the impact of the barrel influence which I enjoy, in moderation.

Are you in Canada? Iíd kill for one of these Alberta Premium Cask Strength 100% rye whiskies.
In NY, unfortunately for my whiskey habit. I do prefer the heavy meaty peats of the Ardbegs as opposed to the more delicate nuanced Lag 16.

Shamed to admit the only Canadian I've ever tried is Crown. Only made the switch from beer to whiskey ~2 years ago. So much to explore!
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In NY, unfortunately for my whiskey habit. I do prefer the heavy meaty peats of the Ardbegs as opposed to the more delicate nuanced Lag 16.

Shamed to admit the only Canadian I've ever tried is Crown. Only made the switch from beer to whiskey ~2 years ago. So much to explore!

Ahh, are you in NYC? Some great selection obviously but yeah also higher pricing. I know in Western NY pricing isnít much worst than Texas and if you want bourbon other than Buffalo Trace products like Weller the selection and variety was better.

If youíre not in Canada I wouldnít bother with Canadian. Itís pretty soft and boring. I think itís on purpose as I think Canadian whisky became big during prohibition and people wanted something that would mix easily.

Canadian rye is good though if you can find it in itís pure form which is like 90% rye. Try Lot 40 if interested.
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Which one? Try that harvest rye.
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