The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Back at the Lodge > The Lodge Den

The Lodge Den Sit down, kick back and discuss other topic with other forum members... Controversial subjects not allowed.

Like Tree19Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 02-14-2013, 07:06 PM
fyshstykr's Avatar
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Plain City, Utah.
Posts: 4,757
Blog Entries: 1
fyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Bourbon

How in the world did I forget about Wild Turkey?
__________________
John.

"Whoever said happiness comes with sunshine, has never known a Steelhead fisherman who prays for Fall rains."



Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 02-14-2013, 07:22 PM
mojo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Yewta
Posts: 2,143
mojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant future
Default Re: Bourbon

I'm surprised no one's mentioned Buffalo Trace. I used to drink MM until I couldn't find a bottle of it when we were in Idaho Falls. Settled for Buffalo Trace and haven't gone back.
__________________
Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 02-14-2013, 07:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 251
jsquires has a spectacular aura aboutjsquires has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Bourbon

I'm going to find Buffalo Trace tomorrow and give it a try. Thanks.
Edited to add I'm going to get Bulleit, also, and do a blind taste test.
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 02-17-2013, 09:09 AM
tennessee dave's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Eastern Tennessee
Posts: 116
tennessee dave will become famous soon enoughtennessee dave will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Bourbon

I've am a long time bourbon drinker. There are some good ones out there.

Some hard to find and also expensive ones are:
Pappy Van Winkle 15
William Larue Weller from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection
Eagle Rare from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection
Parker Heritage
These bourbons are very hard to find but worth the effort.

For Tennessee whiskey (please don't call it bourbon)
George Dickel 12 or the Special reserve

Some excellent bourbons at a great price are 4 Roses. For everyday the 4 Roses Yellow label is hard to beat for a Rye flavor bourbon. For a more upscale experience try the 4 Roses Single Barrel or 4 Roses small batch. For something really special find the 4 Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel or Small batch. Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, the annual Old Forrester Birthday bourbon, and Evan Williams Single Barrel are all excellent.

For the Wheat based bourbons the Old Weller Antique is hard to beat. WL Weller 12 year old is super.

I also enjoy my malts and that's for another thread but I do want to mention an Irish whiskey that every whiskey drinker should try. I find it to be incredible on the stream. Redbreast 12 year old Irish whiskey runs about $50 a bottle and worth every penny IMHO.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 02-17-2013, 10:43 AM
fyshstykr's Avatar
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Plain City, Utah.
Posts: 4,757
Blog Entries: 1
fyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Bourbon

Why do you not consider the Dickel no.12 a bourbon, but instead a Tennessee Whisky?
__________________
John.

"Whoever said happiness comes with sunshine, has never known a Steelhead fisherman who prays for Fall rains."



Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 02-17-2013, 12:07 PM
mista_bob's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Posts: 70
mista_bob is on a distinguished road
Arrow Re: Bourbon

Just get some George T. Stagg or Wild Turkey Rare Breed. Add water to your glass to bring to desired proof. Easily two of my favorite bourbons year after year.
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 02-17-2013, 12:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 251
jsquires has a spectacular aura aboutjsquires has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Bourbon

Last night I did the blind tasting with Bulleit and Buffalo Trace.
First off, I have to say I love the Bulleit bottle (old west elixir bottle from a medicine show).
Both had a good color.
Bulleit had a deeper fragrance, which I found interesting because the flavors were remarkably similar to me.
I would give a slight edge to Bulleit. I've had better bourbons, but they've all been quite a bit more expensive.
Bottom line: I could enjoy either one sitting around a campfire telling lies about the day's fishing.
thewalker1013 and shotgunfly like this.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 02-17-2013, 05:56 PM
wannafish's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 689
wannafish is a splendid one to beholdwannafish is a splendid one to beholdwannafish is a splendid one to beholdwannafish is a splendid one to beholdwannafish is a splendid one to beholdwannafish is a splendid one to beholdwannafish is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Bourbon

I don't drink; am I hopeless at ever becoming a proper fly fisherman?!
shotgunfly likes this.
__________________
"I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: RI
Posts: 41
team7x is infamous around these parts
Default Re: Bourbon

Good choices all..Jefferson makes a very nice rye as well as a bourbon. Everyday drink is Wild Turkey. Basil Hayden another fave along with Woodford Reserve.
__________________
http://team7x.com
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2013, 08:06 PM
tennessee dave's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Eastern Tennessee
Posts: 116
tennessee dave will become famous soon enoughtennessee dave will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Bourbon

Quote:
Originally Posted by fysh View Post
Why do you not consider the Dickel no.12 a bourbon, but instead a Tennessee Whisky?
Just like Jack Daniels it is filtered through a charcoal bed. By law it is Tennessee Whiskey when it is so treated and not bourbon.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

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














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.