I've recently got into trying more mid to top shelf bourbons and ryes lately.
I've become a huge fan of Buffalo Trace & Eagle Rare (basically BT aged 10years). Both delicious bourbons.
My for to rye is Rittenhouse. Can't beat it for $25 or less.
I'm relatively new at good whiskey, so I'd love suggestions on other brands to try.
The top shelf Bourbons, IMHO as a consumer who has tried them all (except for "Pappies"), are pretty much all very similar to me except for price and hype.
But take my word for it, price and hype do not always equate to "delicious" Bourbon.
Several months ago I decided to try really cheap, "bottom shelf" Bourbons.
Most were pretty bad, but I stumbled upon a really cheap (less than $10 bucks) brand of Bourbon that was so good that it has become my preferred brand.
It was only 3 months ago that I read the small print on the label.
Imagine my surprise when I learned that it was made by Buffalo Trace!
If my favorite liquor store happens to be out of this particular brand, I will go to another liquor store to buy it. Not because of the very affordable price, but because it is an excellent Bourbon.
I urge you Bourbon lovers to try it.
Oh, before I forget, the brand name of that never advertised Bourbon?
Lowly old "Benchmark".
I always mix mine with Cola or Cherry Cola.
Try it... you'll like it!
Edited by wordman, 02 June 2018 - 12:13 PM.