What is your favourite brand of bourbon?!

Question: What is your favourite brand of bourbon!?
Old Grand Dad for me!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Weller 12 YO is my favorite as mentioned below!.

One thing every bourbon lover MUST KNIOW is that there are actually two types of bourbon: ‘Ryed’ and ‘Wheated’ A true bourbon drinker will form an undying allegiance for one or the other!. Even most salespeople in liquor stores will be clueless about the two types!.

Bourbon must be at least 51% corn!. Generally 65% - 75% corn is used, together with about 10% barley and the balance will be either rye or wheat!.

When the balance is rye, the bourbon is known as a ‘ryed bourbon!.’ Ryed bourbons are very bold and spicy!.

When the balance is wheat, the bourbon is known as a ‘wheated bourbon!.’ Wheated bourbons are generally sweeter, nuttier, mellow and easy to drink!.

Wheated bourbons are in the minority but Makers Mark, W!.L!. Weller, Van Winkle, Old Fitzgerald, Rebel Yell, Cabin Still and David Nicholson 1843 are some of them if not most of them!.

Personally, I think Makers Mark is overpriced and overrated!. The red blob of wax on the bottle cap/neck is a great marketing gimmick / ploy but it does absolutely nothing to improve the marginal taste of its contents!. You will also note, or not note, any age or aging information on a bottle of Maker’s Mark, i!.e!., it is rushed to market!.

My personal favorite in the wheated bourbons is Weller, most notably their 12Year Old!. It runs about $21-$23 a bottle!. Is Weller 12 YO absolutely the best bourbon!? NO but it ranks up there in my opinion!. Consumer Reports probably would call Weller 12 YO a ‘BEST VALUE!.’ Personally, $30 is my limit for a bottle of hooch!. If you want something less expensive, Old Fitz (known as "The favorite of American Presidents!.") ain’t all that bad!.

Aside from this, BOURBON is as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet……………!.!.

Bourbon is the official spirit of the United States by Act of Congress!. In 1964, a congressional resolution protected the term "Bourbon" and only since then has the product been defined!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Maker's Mark!. But let's be honest!.!.!.!.Any bourbon is better than NO bourbon!.!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Maker's if I can afford it
Beam if I can't
and good ole Evan Williams if I'm sharingWww@FoodAQ@Com

10 yr old Ancient Ancient Age!.
Hard to find, a little pricey but worth the effort!.

Vodka is better!. Fewer hangovers!.
Honest!. Www@FoodAQ@Com


Rip Van Winkle
Eagle Rare

Cheap but great: Makers or Jim Beam BlackWww@FoodAQ@Com

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