General (rec.food.drink) For general discussions related to drink that are NOT appropriate for other forums.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 17-02-2004, 03:35 AM
Beverage
 
Posts: n/a
Default Bourbon/Whiskey opinions please

I realize that most drinks' "quality," like any product, depends on the
individual. I have found many reviews, and even some sites like
Epinions, but I still want more personal opinions (not based on
popularity). Please give your opinions and express if any products from
your experience are more hype than value:

Besides Jim Beam (white label), what are decent bourbons under $15?
*With ice/possibly mixed and intended for weekends.
---------

Better bargains (quality/price) and why:
Maker's Mark vs. Knob Creek?
George Dickel #8/#12 (is the difference worth it?) vs. Jack Daniels #7?
*Maybe ice/no mixers and intended for occasional consumption.
---------

I've heard that some bourbons/whiskeys have the same "mash bill," or
combination of ingredients/aging/etc., which may make some brands
virtually identical or very similar. Anyone with knowledge to offer a
comparison list?

  #2 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 17-02-2004, 05:03 AM
Brian Macke
 
Posts: n/a
Default Bourbon/Whiskey opinions please

On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 18:35:51 -0800, Beverage wrote:

Better bargains (quality/price) and why:


Maker's Mark vs. Knob Creek?


Of the two, I prefer Maker's. It's smoother and tends to provide a nice
warmth on the way down. Knob Creek is a bit harsher without any addition
of flavor.

George Dickel #8/#12 (is the difference worth it?) vs. Jack Daniels #7?


With Tennessee whiskies, the number signifies the formula used. Dickel #12
is the best of those three, and I would say it's almost twice as good as
Jack without the doubling in price.

I've heard that some bourbons/whiskeys have the same "mash bill," or
combination of ingredients/aging/etc., which may make some brands
virtually identical or very similar. Anyone with knowledge to offer a
comparison list?


I would doubt this since Whiskey production is a lot of art on top of
science... but I can't claim the expertise to adequately debunk it.

--
-Brian James Macke
"In order to get that which you wish for, you must first get that which
builds it." -- Unknown

  #3 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 12-03-2004, 02:37 AM
Blair P. Houghton
 
Posts: n/a
Default Bourbon/Whiskey opinions please

Brian Macke wrote:
On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 18:35:51 -0800, Beverage wrote:

Better bargains (quality/price) and why:


Maker's Mark vs. Knob Creek?


Of the two, I prefer Maker's. It's smoother and tends to provide a nice
warmth on the way down. Knob Creek is a bit harsher without any addition
of flavor.


I think KC is quite a bit smokier and keep both around
because they're different in that way.

--Blair
"YMMV. Drink up."
  #4 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 14-03-2004, 06:48 AM
MayorMcCheapo
 
Posts: n/a
Default Bourbon/Whiskey opinions please

On the question of good burbons under $15:

A sensational bang for the buck is Jim Beam Black Label. Aged 8
years, it's darker, smoother, more caramel, and all around more
sophisticated than "White Label" (aka grocery store) Jim Beam. Note:
I love Maker's Mark but never understood the appeal of Knob Creek.

At other price points: I've enjoyed Whiskey River, and have an
absolute crush on Woodford Reserve. (Can't afford anything above
that.)


Beverage wrote in message ...
I realize that most drinks' "quality," like any product, depends on the
individual. I have found many reviews, and even some sites like
Epinions, but I still want more personal opinions (not based on
popularity). Please give your opinions and express if any products from
your experience are more hype than value:

Besides Jim Beam (white label), what are decent bourbons under $15?
*With ice/possibly mixed and intended for weekends.
---------

Better bargains (quality/price) and why:
Maker's Mark vs. Knob Creek?
George Dickel #8/#12 (is the difference worth it?) vs. Jack Daniels #7?
*Maybe ice/no mixers and intended for occasional consumption.
---------

I've heard that some bourbons/whiskeys have the same "mash bill," or
combination of ingredients/aging/etc., which may make some brands
virtually identical or very similar. Anyone with knowledge to offer a
comparison list?



Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old whiskey Chemo the Clown General Cooking 0 05-02-2010 06:14 PM
What is the difference in Whiskey & Bourbon The Subject General 2 08-07-2005 08:17 PM
Rum and Whiskey John Gaughan General Cooking 33 23-02-2004 07:40 AM
Whiskey & Plastic [email protected] Baking 7 11-02-2004 06:54 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017