To the OP, what you enjoy is the best. Enjoy the journey finding it.If you do not mind a blended Scotch, Buchanan is exceptionally easy to drink.
And then for a day to day, it is hard to beat Buffalo Trace. If one is just getting into whiskey and you’ve heard about ole Pappy, and you wonder what the hype is; BT will tell you at a fraction of the price. And that is because it is young pappy, and the cost of hype marketing hasn’t been added into the cost yet.
Another easy to drink, yet excellent bourbon is Four Roses. My ex had/have family that live in Bardestown Ky, and the local were drinking this stuff; and once you try it, you’ll see why. Hard to beat a smooth brown liquor that’s still about $25, and then $40 for a single barrel.
I’m an old bourbon nerd and I think, I’ve learned that it’s really not necessary to spend a fortune to get a legit bottle of “smooth” whiskey. Been there done that, and my biases seem to indicate that you can get the best that whiskey has to offer in the $35 to $60 range. I could be wrong, and I’m willing to be wrong.
However, if you just need to spend some green on brown, here’s a decent way to go. This from a Texan hog hunting trip this past weekend.
I suspect that has more to do with liability issues than anything else. In today's world, you don't dare run the risk of being accused of selling ammunition without a FFL or a disclaimer.No rifling marks. There is a disclaimer on the box that says, " the bullets are not real ammunition "
That's interesting. I've been a Knob Creek drinker for a couple years and could've thrown away the bottle of Bulleit Rye I tried.Bulleit Rye (green lable) is my reasonably priced, never offensive, sweet tooth supplicating, drink of choice.
When I go to the liquor store I buy a bottle of Bulleit Rye and some strange to see if the grass is greener on the other side.
Still havent replaced the Bulleit in a year of looking.
I'm with Ledzep on this one. I've gone through a couple bottles each of the Bulleit rye and bourbon. Both times they ended up as mixers. It isn't bad, just that there are so many in the same price point that are better. I really wanted to like it. It's just not to my taste. I would buy Knob Creek, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, even Evan Williams BiB first. Or on the rye side, Sazerac, Rittenhouse... you get the point.