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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by UncaBuddha, Apr 10, 2010.
Well that was quick! Turns out I didn’t have to visit Buffalo Trace to score some more Eagle Rare after all. This morning’s haul. I hope to get the Duke out tomorrow.
Curious to see what you think about the Peerless. And I hate that people finally realized how good McKenna is, used to be cheap and always available. I haven’t seen it in months!
I bought some of them as gifts but am keeping the Peerless; I’ve never had it and am curious also. Visited the Bardstown Bourbon Company yesterday for the first time. Nice place and I enjoyed the Discovery series...but not for $130 a bottle.
Did you get the Peerless at the Distillery or did you find it for sale somewhere?
(disclaimer, I'm an investor in Peerless)
Stumbled onto it at Total Wine. Same for the McKenna. Sampling it now. I’m no bourbon expert but I do love to play around with it trying to discern the flavors. Got that from being in the coffee roasting business for years. I smell pear right away. First sip should probably have happened before I fired up the Padron, but oh well...a little burn up front but not too much...I get brown sugar...Gets a thumbs up from my amateur palate. Normally drink neat but just added a drop of water and that smoothed it out a bit and I think the nose matches the flavor more now...brown sugar and oak barrel. I remember you telling me you had invested. I would definitely buy again.
Oh, and I did ride both the Duke and Vstrom back to back earlier toady, making me thing my notion of getting down to one bike might be futile.
I enjoyed my bottle as well, I got a lot of biscuit feel/taste, but I get the brown sugar too now that I think about it. And based on your coffee history I’m sure your palate is much better than most reading this post!
Funny...I don't get those flavors from my Kessler's and diet Coke.
Hey now, you have 2 bottles of Blanton’s right now, so you’re in better shape than I am
I never thought I was a bourbon snob until I got a bottle of Old Fitzgerald and couldn't drink it. Apparently I had become accustomed to better. I used to like Four Roses small batch.
For the cost, I’m a big fan of Four Roses Small Batch. It’s funny, my wife so wants to like bourbon but just hasn’t figured it out yet, but the last tour we did was Four Roses and she liked the Yellow Label the best. For my wife to like the least expensive option of anything is a freakin miracle! But I’m glad she appreciates the hobby, I always know I’ll find something new on Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary because she knows how much I enjoy it and always looks for rare bourbon I’ve never had. I bet there are a few bottles hidden around the house right now.
I won’t derail the photo tag any more after this post: I’m not sure my palate is too reliable as I find it changing a lot lately...and I’m really a beer snob, but enjoy sipping bourbon and a fine cigar now and then. My son, 3 sons-in-law and a Moto buddy in Bloomington have gone to great lengths to sample some of the highest sought after craft beers on the market today...we are about as bad as Pappy hunters! At Thanksgiving we sampled 7 of the top 15 rates beers in the country.
I love both “hobbies”, but I find myself a little too picky with beer. Some of the new stuff is a little too much for me, everyone wants to be the hoppiest, most sour, etc. I’m not a traditional beer guy, I’m a big brown/porter/stout drinker that appreciates good strong ales, but the IPA thing is a but much. And I’ve only found a couple of sours I like. But at the same time I’m drinking my “cheap” beer of choice right now, Founders All Day IPA. I hadn’t planned on it but saw a bottle of Jefferson Ocean Wheated I had to try, plus it was marked down to $59. It’s not too bad!
My wife is trying to get into the bourbon thing too! Someone told her to mix the Peerless with some ginger ale! No f*cking WAY I said!!! You can use the JTS Brown for that! G<G>G