1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Bourbon, Rye and American Whiskey

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by BUDFORCE, 6 May 2018.

  1. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,961

    Location: London

    Yeah, I get that a lot, its nice and at a very reasonable price at the lower end of the price scale compared to some of the others in similar price range like Makers, Woodford's and so on.
     
  2. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,961

    Location: London

    Woodford Reserve £19.99 Amazon. Always thought WR is a little overrated personally, and prefer other bourbons, but for £20, couldn't say no.
     
  3. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,296

    Niiice.

    I think with Woodford the quality can vary a little between bottle to bottle.

    I have had some average (for woodford) but I do remember one in particular being really good.

    Its good though, shows they are making it properly.

    Bulleit is on for £18 also, that is a steal.

    I have just ordered one of each.
     
  4. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,961

    Location: London

    Yeah forgot to mention Bulleit as well, I ordered both to.
     
  5. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 18,736

    Location: Glasgow

    WR is my go to bourbon for cocktails. Rittenhouse is much better but it’s now around £40 a bottle which is just too steep.
    Picked up a bottle for £20.
     
  6. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,446

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    Aye

    Woodford:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001P4YYH0?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=pepperugc03-21&ascsubtag=2268062101

    £18.99 with SnS!

    Excuse the next one...
    Not a bourbon but one I do like :)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tin-Cup-Am...words=tin+cup&qid=1637919356&s=alcohol&sr=1-4

    TinCup £22.75 SnS


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00452ZLQM?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=pepperugc03-21&ascsubtag=2268069755

    Jim Beam Black £16.15

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bulleit-Bo...74&s=grocery&sprefix=bulle,grocery,169&sr=1-4

    Bulleit £17.10 (18 quid in morissons I think)


    A Number of the Wild Turkey offerings currently have a 15% off voucher on them as well on top of the SnS discount.
    If theyre your thing then might be worth watching to see if Amazon drop the price of any of the WT's and leave the additional 15% off active.
     
  7. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,772

    Location: Hampshire

    Picked up Woodford and wild turkey rare breed.
     
  8. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,446

    Location: Newcastle U/T

  9. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,296

  10. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,772

    Location: Hampshire

    Pretty tame compared to my spend on wine :cry:
     
  11. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,961

    Location: London

    Nah, good time to stock up really, I purchased the following in the last 2 days. The scotch is a present though.:D

    Woodford
    Bulleit
    1776 small batch
    Ledaig 18
     
  12. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,446

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    1792 was canny decetn price atm?

    Get yerself a bottle of tincup too :) :p it suprised me
     
  13. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,296

    1792 is really good.
     
  14. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,961

    Location: London

    Drinking the 1792 small batch now, decent stuff.

    @~Divine~Wind~ I didn't get 1792 in sale, just thought I would try it. It's really nice.
     
  15. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,945

    Location: Екатеринбург

    [​IMG]

    Just ordered this. Couldn’t pass it up at £30 a bottle. I haven’t had a decent Sazerac (cocktail) since last time I was in New Orleans and this is a god excuse to give it a go again. I’ll be interested to see how it compares to my current favourite, Bulleit Rye, in other applications.

    On the topic of other applications, what is the strongest spiciest rye out there for mixing with coke? Most cheap whiskey just doesn’t have the power I’m after and the good ones are too mellow for mixing.
     
    Last edited: 27 Nov 2021
  16. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,961

    Location: London

    Not a rye, but I used Knob Creek once for mixing, unsure if there is a rye. Personally though I didn't rate it on its own, but as a mixer I guess its fine as it is strong stuff.

    What about Rittenhouse 100 proof, lovely neat as well.
     
  17. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,446

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    yeah it was one of the bottles that lasted me the longest tbh, the better bottles tend to not get used as much haha

    My annual no drink stint it almost over and I cant wait to get back into some of the bottles I've picked up :)
     
  18. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,446

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    I find a rye mixed with amaretto works well

    I think the only whisky I do with coke/pepsi is Red Stag and JD tbh

    Are you spefically after a rye? Or would a higher ABV bourbon do the trick?
     
  19. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,945

    Location: Екатеринбург

    I’ve tried most of the bourbons and the best I’ve found for mixing is Jim Beam Double Oak or Jim Beam Black. I prefer a rye when mixed with coke as the stronger flavour makes it a more enjoyable long drink. Quite a few years ago I went through a bottle of Crown Royal Canadian which I remember paired well. I might give some of the other Canadian whiskeys a go. I hadn’t considered amaretto - I’ll give that a try.
     
  20. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,296

    Have you seen my edited first post on this thread? :D