Old Forester Bourbon 70cl £18 @ Amazon (+£4.49 non-prime)
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Old Forester Bourbon 70cl £18 @ Amazon (+£4.49 non-prime)

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Posted 14th May
Nice bourbon for £18,add an item for £2 for free delivery, or get 2 bottles like I did
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Sold! Another one to add to the collection. Cheers OP!

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tsd198414/05/2020 17:43

Sold! Another one to add to the collection. Cheers OP![Image]


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tsd198414/05/2020 18:06

I unabashedly love lower to mid tier bourbon. I do like the top shelf …I unabashedly love lower to mid tier bourbon. I do like the top shelf stuff too and recognise that Scotch is a more respectable drink but give me a plastic jug of Old Grandad any day of the week!


Buffalo Trace is probably my favourite in terms of quality/value. I think the only one I can't quite stomach anymore is Jim Beam white label. And even that's because it reminds me of one particular hangover.
D.Crockett14/05/2020 18:02

Just ordered Buffalo Trace for £19 off Amazon about 2.5 hours ago, wish …Just ordered Buffalo Trace for £19 off Amazon about 2.5 hours ago, wish I'd seen this, always good to try something new!


Can’t go wrong with Buffy T though. The cornerstone for my infamous homemade Buffalo Sour cocktails. Perfect for forgetting*.



* Forgetting what though? Can’t remember.

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Sold! Another one to add to the collection. Cheers OP!

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I'd like the Kingsmen bourbon out of this brewery, but it's a tad more than £18... Wonder how it compares
tsd198414/05/2020 17:43

Sold! Another one to add to the collection. Cheers OP![Image]


Thought mine was bad. Popping round to yours, within social distancing obvs!
D4NVT14/05/2020 17:43

I'd like the Kingsmen bourbon out of this brewery, but it's a tad more …I'd like the Kingsmen bourbon out of this brewery, but it's a tad more than £18... Wonder how it compares


Do you mean Statesman? I tried it once and found it a bit tart for the money. For £18 I would plump for this, particularly if you’re making cocktails.
That's the one... Interesting to hear your thoughts... You wouldn't recommend at £50-60 then?
tsd198414/05/2020 17:43

Sold! Another one to add to the collection. Cheers OP![Image]


This is a shocking example of stockpiling and I will not stand for it.

I will, however, sit down and drink one or two of those!

Nice line up.

Four Roses is a 'holiday bourbon' for me - always cheap in the Balearics for some reason.
D4NVT14/05/2020 17:52

That's the one... Interesting to hear your thoughts... You wouldn't …That's the one... Interesting to hear your thoughts... You wouldn't recommend at £50-60 then?


Nah. You can get a bottle of Eagle Rare for £30 these days and it remains virtually unassailable around that price point.
Just ordered Buffalo Trace for £19 off Amazon about 2.5 hours ago, wish I'd seen this, always good to try something new!
Ordered. Added to the Corona collection. It's scary how many whiskies are posted on here now I've set an alert up.
micdmaloney14/05/2020 17:54

This is a shocking example of stockpiling and I will not stand for it.I …This is a shocking example of stockpiling and I will not stand for it.I will, however, sit down and drink one or two of those!Nice line up.Four Roses is a 'holiday bourbon' for me - always cheap in the Balearics for some reason.


I unabashedly love lower to mid tier bourbon. I do like the top shelf stuff too and recognise that Scotch is a more respectable drink but give me a plastic jug of Old Grandad any day of the week!
TelicVet14/05/2020 18:04

Ordered. Added to the Corona collection. It's scary how many whiskies are …Ordered. Added to the Corona collection. It's scary how many whiskies are posted on here now I've set an alert up.


Drinking problem? I’ve got a drinking *solution*. And it’s whisky.
tsd198414/05/2020 18:07

Drinking problem? I’ve got a drinking *solution*. And it’s whisky.


It's definitely not a "problem". But I'm going to have a shock when I actually have to be out of bed and upright when I start back to work.
Edited by: "TelicVet" 14th May
tsd198414/05/2020 18:06

I unabashedly love lower to mid tier bourbon. I do like the top shelf …I unabashedly love lower to mid tier bourbon. I do like the top shelf stuff too and recognise that Scotch is a more respectable drink but give me a plastic jug of Old Grandad any day of the week!


Buffalo Trace is probably my favourite in terms of quality/value. I think the only one I can't quite stomach anymore is Jim Beam white label. And even that's because it reminds me of one particular hangover.
D.Crockett14/05/2020 18:02

Just ordered Buffalo Trace for £19 off Amazon about 2.5 hours ago, wish …Just ordered Buffalo Trace for £19 off Amazon about 2.5 hours ago, wish I'd seen this, always good to try something new!


Can’t go wrong with Buffy T though. The cornerstone for my infamous homemade Buffalo Sour cocktails. Perfect for forgetting*.



* Forgetting what though? Can’t remember.

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tsd198414/05/2020 17:43

Sold! Another one to add to the collection. Cheers OP![Image]


40749657-aenDs.jpgCorrect.
I have about 50ml of Eagle Rare left... Lovely stuff 🤤🤤🤤🥴
micdmaloney14/05/2020 18:10

Buffalo Trace is probably my favourite in terms of quality/value. I think …Buffalo Trace is probably my favourite in terms of quality/value. I think the only one I can't quite stomach anymore is Jim Beam white label. And even that's because it reminds me of one particular hangover.


Can’t abide Jim Beam White Label or Maker’s Mark but both preferable to another popular Tennessee whisky I won’t mention the name of (because it’s Jack Daniels).
tsd198414/05/2020 17:43

Sold! Another one to add to the collection. Cheers OP![Image]


Nice! How's the Four Roses? That's on my list of "Want to Try"
GishG14/05/2020 18:11

[Image] Correct.


Blanton's, Bookers, Single Barrel, Rare Breed, Woodford... Great selection, Sir!
tsd198414/05/2020 18:12

Can’t abide Jim Beam White Label or Maker’s Mark but both preferable to ano …Can’t abide Jim Beam White Label or Maker’s Mark but both preferable to another popular Tennessee whisky I won’t mention the name of (because it’s Jack Daniels).


When the conversation inevitably turns to what I'm drinking (whish is always, unequivocally a bourbon of some description as that's all I drink) and the other person says, "Oohh is that like Jack Daniels?"...
D4NVT14/05/2020 18:13

Nice! How's the Four Roses? That's on my list of "Want to Try"


I heartily recommend anything bearing the Four Roses name. The fact that the basic yellow label version is regarded as upper lower tier is comical to me, it’s an absolute delight. The Small Batch is marginally better but for me the one to really look out for is the Single Barrel 100 Proof. If you see that for anything lower than £40, snap it up. The reason it’s not pictured is because it doesn’t last long in this household.
I'm shocked at how you've all managed to accumulate so much. I've only ever got 2 and that's because one's nearly empty
I'm afraid I haven't got a collection to put up but the recycling bin is pretty full.

I tried this for the first time a few weeks ago at £24 and really liked it. Compares well to anything in the £20's and a bargain for £18. Not saying it's better than BT in this price range but definitely compares well.
D4NVT14/05/2020 18:18

When the conversation inevitably turns to what I'm drinking (whish is …When the conversation inevitably turns to what I'm drinking (whish is always, unequivocally a bourbon of some description as that's all I drink) and the other person says, "Oohh is that like Jack Daniels?"...


And is it like JD?
GishG14/05/2020 18:11

[Image] Correct.



Did someone mention bourbon/whisky?

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blowbrown14/05/2020 20:54

Did someone mention bourbon/whisky? [Image]


I'm gel.
Edited by: "GishG" 14th May
Also £18 in asda this mixes very well
Do some people buy whisky to simply collect it and don't drink it? I buy a bottle, it lasts a week, 2 tops, I buy another one, and repeat. How people have loads of bottles is beyond me 😄
Smeeble14/05/2020 23:12

Do some people buy whisky to simply collect it and don't drink it? I buy a …Do some people buy whisky to simply collect it and don't drink it? I buy a bottle, it lasts a week, 2 tops, I buy another one, and repeat. How people have loads of bottles is beyond me 😄


I buy bottles when they are on offer or when I am abroad (a lot of the bourbons were brought back from the USA) and put them up in my ‘drinks loft’ until I fancy a drink from them. There is currently about 120 bottles of spirits up there, some unopened some in varying states of ‘drank’. I like choice. I don’t drink spirits too regularly (I mostly drink craft beer) so I tend to buy bottles faster than I drink them, hence the collection.
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Pualle14/05/2020 20:43

And is it like JD?


Fundamentally it’s similar in that it’s whisky produced in America using a grain, malt and water and then fermented in oak barrels. However, JD is passed through a charcoal filtration system first and not aged for as long as bourbon. Thus, it has a smoother taste than bourbon, which slowly adopts the characteristics of the barrel it is aged in. JD is a Tennessee Whisky, bourbon is made in neighbouring Kentucky.

Bourbon drinkers largely reject JD because it’s seen as a triumph of marketing over craftsmanship. They’ve continuously reduced the alcohol content and given that it’s not aged for very long, it’s hard to defend it when there are nearly always better alternatives available (and not just bourbon!). JD was somewhat infamously drunk in large quantities by people who didn’t really care about the quality of their tipple and thus, became very popular despite being a poor beverage by most standards.

I strongly recommend trying bourbon if you’re a JD drinker and Ginger Ale rather than Coke if you want a mixer.
Smeeble14/05/2020 23:12

Do some people buy whisky to simply collect it and don't drink it? I buy a …Do some people buy whisky to simply collect it and don't drink it? I buy a bottle, it lasts a week, 2 tops, I buy another one, and repeat. How people have loads of bottles is beyond me 😄


I now drink sparingly for health reasons (I’ve actually quit again during the lockdown) but still love to have bottles of good whisky available for guests and special occasions. Like others I tend to snap them up when I see them discounted.
tsd198414/05/2020 23:32

Fundamentally it’s similar in that it’s whisky produced in America using a …Fundamentally it’s similar in that it’s whisky produced in America using a grain, malt and water and then fermented in oak barrels. However, JD is passed through a charcoal filtration system first and not aged for as long as bourbon. Thus, it has a smoother taste than bourbon, which slowly adopts the characteristics of the barrel it is aged in. JD is a Tennessee Whisky, bourbon is made in neighbouring Kentucky.Bourbon drinkers largely reject JD because it’s seen as a triumph of marketing over craftsmanship. They’ve continuously reduced the alcohol content and given that it’s not aged for very long, it’s hard to defend it when there are nearly always better alternatives available (and not just bourbon!). JD was somewhat infamously drunk in large quantities by people who didn’t really care about the quality of their tipple and thus, became very popular despite being a poor beverage by most standards.I strongly recommend trying bourbon if you’re a JD drinker and Ginger Ale rather than Coke if you want a mixer.


I was being sarcastic, but thank you for the insight.

I was actually reading up just the other night because I genuinely didn't know the technical difference between a bourbon and a scotch.
Cheers!
Received mine today. More flavoursome than most bourbons that I've tried and a decent kick to it.
Ordered cheers op
pxh16/05/2020 16:31

Received mine today. More flavoursome than most bourbons that I've tried …Received mine today. More flavoursome than most bourbons that I've tried and a decent kick to it.


Too nice lol I nearly did a bottle in one night
tsd198414/05/2020 23:32

Fundamentally it’s similar in that it’s whisky produced in America using a …Fundamentally it’s similar in that it’s whisky produced in America using a grain, malt and water and then fermented in oak barrels. However, JD is passed through a charcoal filtration system first and not aged for as long as bourbon. Thus, it has a smoother taste than bourbon, which slowly adopts the characteristics of the barrel it is aged in. JD is a Tennessee Whisky, bourbon is made in neighbouring Kentucky.Bourbon drinkers largely reject JD because it’s seen as a triumph of marketing over craftsmanship. They’ve continuously reduced the alcohol content and given that it’s not aged for very long, it’s hard to defend it when there are nearly always better alternatives available (and not just bourbon!). JD was somewhat infamously drunk in large quantities by people who didn’t really care about the quality of their tipple and thus, became very popular despite being a poor beverage by most standards.I strongly recommend trying bourbon if you’re a JD drinker and Ginger Ale rather than Coke if you want a mixer.


Try JD Single Barrel Strength, might change people's op of JD, its lovely.
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