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£5.00 OFF Makers Mark Bourbon £19.99 @ Tesco
£5.00 OFF Makers Mark Bourbon £19.99 @ Tesco

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Average Bourbon, ok price

Original Poster

Rob_B

Average Bourbon, ok price


Depends on your tastes I suppose! Im a huge Bourbon fan and this is my favourite to drink neat. Decent price though

some info from the net lol well erm

"The first thing any bourbon lover must know is that there are actually two types of bourbon: ‘Ryed’ and ‘Wheated’ A true bourbon drinker will form an undying allegiance for one or the other. Even most salespeople in liquor stores will be clueless about the two types.

Bourbon must be at least 51% corn. Generally 65% - 75% corn is used, together with about 10% barley and the balance will be either rye or wheat.

When the balance is rye, the bourbon is known as a ‘ryed bourbon.’ Ryed bourbons are very bold and spicy.

When the balance is wheat, the bourbon is known as a ‘wheated bourbon.’ Wheated bourbons are generally sweeter, nuttier, mellow and easy to drink. For these reasons, it is the wheated bourbons that are generally preferred straight up, especially on the lower end, i.e., the less expensive ones.

Wheated bourbons are in the minority but Makers Mark, W.L. Weller, Van Winkle, Old Fitzgerald, Rebel Yell, Cabin Still and David Nicholson 1843 are some of them.

Personally, I think Makers Mark is overpriced and overrated. The red blob of wax on the bottle cap/neck is a great marketing gimmick / ploy but it does absolutely nothing to improve the marginal taste of its contents. You will also note, or not note, any age or aging information on a bottle of Maker’s Mark, i.e., it is rushed to market.

However, others like Maker’s Mark and I won’t argue with them. This being the case, I don’t make recommendations. The best judge is YOUR palate which is not like my palate or anyone else’s. Have someone set up blind taste tests for you.

Aside from this, BOURBON is as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet……………..

Bourbon is the official spirit of the United States by Act of Congress. In 1964, a congressional resolution protected the term "Bourbon" and only since then has the product been defined.
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would like to knwo whats a good Bourbon and whats not but it will be down to taste


scooter

Nice but not exceptional price.

MM has a sweet, burnt almond taste. Love it neat too.

For anyone who is a fan of small batch bourbon this one is also good waitrosewine.com/230…spx Its made about 1/2 hour away from the makers site.

Was just having a further browse on that Waitrose link I posted and I found this for £15 delivered !

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Has anyone tried it?

Google says it won best in class at this:

iwsc.net/spi…key

scooter

would like to knwo whats a good Bourbon and whats not but it will be … would like to knwo whats a good Bourbon and whats not but it will be down to taste scooter



It is very much a personal taste thing, but to me, by far the best bourbon I've had is Basil Hayden's I've never paid that price for it, but I pick a bottle up in the states everytime I go home to visit family

thanks for the info

scooter

Sounds like you copied and pasted that scooter,

I doubt no one knows about legislation and dates of bourbon

and if they do they need to get out more.

RealDealSeeker

Was just having a further browse on that Waitrose link I posted and I … Was just having a further browse on that Waitrose link I posted and I found this for £15 delivered ![img]http://s7v1.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/230422768?$product$[/img]Has anyone tried it?Google says it won best in class at this: [url=http://www.iwsc.net/spirit/view/3117/benchmark-old-n8-kentucky-straight-bourbon-whiskey]http://www.iwsc.net/spirit/view/3117/benchmark-old-n8-kentucky-straight-bourbon-whiskey[/url]



this is the one i drink usually, very good for the price, but not on the level of JD/MM. Better than Western Gold (Lidl - £10).

I tend to mix Makers Mark with Coke, the two work quite well together (and one heck of a lot nicer than Jack or Jim). Not so keen on it neat, there's definitely better Bourbon for that.

I would only mix coke with Jack Daniels 7 or Jim Beam. The like of JD Single Barrel or Gentleman Jack or Makers Mark, need to be drunk neat, to appreciate them. For me, Makers Mark takes some beating.

Being a bit of a Bourbon fiend, I've always gone for Makers Mark over Jack Daniels, straight.
It just sits better with me, and tastes nicer in my opinion.

canada16

Sounds like you copied and pasted that scooter, I doubt no one knows … Sounds like you copied and pasted that scooter, I doubt no one knows about legislation and dates of bourbon and if they do they need to get out more.



yes i did it was just a bit of info i got from the net as i did put befor the bit of info i got from the net erm

thanks as ever scooter

Mcafees benchmark was a big let down for me, no aftertaste whatsoever, very bland.
Gentlement Jack is 'ok', so smooth as to be almost watery (but not, if you get my meaning). Single Barrel...meh, nothing special.

I would prefer JD as a 'going out' drink, can't touch Jim Beam White, too sweet, Black is much nicer but I wouldn't drink any of them at home if I wanted to really enjoy it.

Now, speak to me about Woodford Reserve! Waitrose had it for £21/bottle but you had to order at least 12, I was very tempted!

EDIT: I do also hope people are not confusing JD with a Bourbon
Edited by: "Rob_B" 11th Aug 2010

is buffalo trace any good?

I wasn't impressed again, on a par with the generally preferred ones such as Makers Mark/Elijah/Gentleman Jack in my opinion.

Rob_B

Mcafees benchmark was a big let down for me, no aftertaste whatsoever, … Mcafees benchmark was a big let down for me, no aftertaste whatsoever, very bland.Gentlement Jack is 'ok', so smooth as to be almost watery (but not, if you get my meaning). Single Barrel...meh, nothing special.I would prefer JD as a 'going out' drink, can't touch Jim Beam White, too sweet, Black is much nicer but I wouldn't drink any of them at home if I wanted to really enjoy it.Now, speak to me about Woodford Reserve! Waitrose had it for £21/bottle but you had to order at least 12, I was very tempted!EDIT: I do also hope people are not confusing JD with a Bourbon



Obviously not, Jd is a sour mash Whiskey :).

Have tried most bourbons which have been readily available in the UK, and I wasn't at all impressed with Woodford Reserve. Couldn't put my finger on it, but there was just something about it.

Original Poster

I Googled Makers and one of things that showed up was a link on MSE to the below. Quite cool (as long as you arent opposed to marketing!)

makersmark.com/Amb…spx

canada16

Sounds like you copied and pasted that scooter



Seeing as he preceded it with "some info from the net" and put it in quotation marks, I'd say with quite some certainty that you're correct.

Big fan of MM so will probably get some at this price

Just been to my 2 local Tesco's, and they are both out of stock.

Really good price!

Although my work owns this company so I get it for £14 out the staff shop!

Best bourbon around IMO. Superb stuff!

Rob_B

Now, speak to me about Woodford Reserve! Waitrose had it for £21/bottle … Now, speak to me about Woodford Reserve! Waitrose had it for £21/bottle but you had to order at least 12, I was very tempted!



Easily my favourite. Not too expensive either which is a bonus.
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