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Old 05-02-2015, 06:11 PM   #101
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Another vote for Rebecca...she hasn't let me down so far!
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:13 PM   #102
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Another vote for Rebecca...she hasn't let me down so far!
RC in the 1.75 is a great value buy.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:13 PM   #103
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:58 PM   #104
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For the guys who tried ranger creek I had a recent bottle that wasn't up to par with what I've had in the past, so don't be spurned just yet
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:12 PM   #105
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Fourty Creek.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:31 PM   #106
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Usually drink Pendleton's if I'm mixing. I've always been a beer drinker but am trying to get into some whiskey's/bourbons. I currently have TX, Legacy, Forty Creek, Bird Dog Peach and Rebecca Creek. Saw a bottle of Basil Hayden's the other day that I'm thinking about picking up this week and I really want a bottle of Duke Bourbon. Closest I've found it online is Wichita Falls. Anyone that way willing to buy me a bottle and ship on my dime?
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:39 PM   #107
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Be warned, it ain't cheap.
$35 ain't too bad. Garrison Brothers ain't cheap!
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:41 PM   #108
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Good stuff here!
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:49 PM   #109
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Bulleit Bourbon. Neat.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:06 AM   #110
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TX is my favorite .
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:19 AM   #111
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Herman Marshall is distilled in Garland and the rye is outstanding. Noticed it wasn't mentioned, so here ya go.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:12 AM   #112
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Well, looks like I'll be buying lots of bottles in the future. Great thread!
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #113
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Interesting report on a recent book about bourbon and market gimmicks:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...erican-whiskey
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:49 PM   #114
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Hochstadters slow and low rock and rye for me. About 30 bucks a fifth but I'm ok with that. Only problem is that it isn't easy to find
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:53 PM   #115
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Bulleit Bourbon. Neat.
I started with Rebecca Creek mixed, then bourbons on the rocks, now I find myself pouring the occasional 2 fingers neat. Guess I am getting refined after all. A generous pour neat is a nice experience.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:13 PM   #116
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A couple of fingers (neat) of Yellow Rose. I can literally guzzle this stuff.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:28 PM   #117
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:10 PM   #118
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You havin the Cody Road or the Rowans?

I have some Cody Road, it's good, but I'm in love with the Yellow Rose.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:29 AM   #119
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You havin the Cody Road or the Rowans?

I have some Cody Road, it's good, but I'm in love with the Yellow Rose.
The Rowans. Cody Road was ok but the Rowans is much better.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:34 AM   #120
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The Rowans. Cody Road was ok but the Rowans is much better.
Will be trying at least one or both of these this weekend. Always see it but haven't pulled the trigger. Thanks for the review.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:36 AM   #121
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Grabbin some of that yellow tonight
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:43 PM   #122
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I've got a bottle of Yellow Rose in the liquor cabinet that I haven't opened yet. After reading good reviews on it, i might just have to open it on up this evening and give it a shot.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:11 PM   #123
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I've got a bottle of Yellow Rose in the liquor cabinet that I haven't opened yet. After reading good reviews on it, i might just have to open it on up this evening and give it a shot.
Leave a review here after.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:14 PM   #124
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Leave a review here after.
Will do! I'm no connoisseur by any means, but i'll give an honest opinion haha.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:17 PM   #125
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I love me some Tx, its been my goto for about a year. but i believe i will be trying this yellow rose soon.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:17 PM   #126
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Woodford Reserve, buffalo trace, and weller. I like Texas beer and Kentucky bourbon.
^^ this

I'll put my vote in for Buffalo Trace, and of course, Texas beer.. Several of the local brews, and even though I catch heck for it, I drink Pearl when I'm grilling lol.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:32 PM   #127
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1835
Good stuff right there. My everyday. Drink it neat.

Bookers, OMG the flavor !
Blantons
Knob Creek
Woodfords

Haven't tried Rebecca Creek but I will.

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Old 05-11-2015, 03:57 PM   #128
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Pappy Van Winkle 23 year, 20 year, 15 year its all good but near impossible to find.

Second choices

Eagle Rare
Blantons
Woodford
Rebecca Creek

Scotch Whisky
Dalmore King Alexander III
Royal Lochnagar Have to order from Whisky Exchange
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:30 PM   #129
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Just toured the Garrison distillery and sampled some of their bourbon. First legal distillery in our great state. Pricey, but very good sipping whiskey.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:37 PM   #130
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Bid Dog Blackberry with lemon water
Bird Dog Peach with Red Diamond tea
Bird Dog Bourbon its all just good stuff!!!
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:45 PM   #131
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Makers and Rebecca creek, every once in a while ill get some knob creek.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:51 PM   #132
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You havin the Cody Road or the Rowans?

I have some Cody Road, it's good, but I'm in love with the Yellow Rose.
After having the rowans, the cody road is now only a mixer for me.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:04 PM   #133
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I just found this thread! Looks like I have some tasting to do.
I like Weller, Makers Mark and Eagle Rare.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:35 PM   #134
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While trying to find the source of 1835 for some time, I was told by the Specs rep, that 1835 starts out as Buffalo Trace, then gets "tweaked" when bottled. Makes sense cause I drank a ton of both. Your PSA for the day. FWIW
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:21 PM   #135
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After opening up my Yellow Rose this evening, and it definitely didn't disappoint! Everyone who said it was good stuff was right on. I'm trying my hardest to find a whiskey that it tastes similar to, but I just can't put my finger on it. It doesn't have the sweetness and vanilla taste quite like Firestone and Robertson, but it also doesn't taste identical to Rebecca Creek, or any other Texas whiskey I've had. Guess I'll just have to get another bottle and try to figure it out!
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:48 PM   #136
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Of my currently open bourbons my favorites are Bookers, and Four Roses Single Barrel.

Scotch, The Macallan 18, Laphroaig 18, and Aberlour Abunadh. And for a wallet friendly pour Monkey Shoulder.

Mixing whiskey, Pendleton, Weller, and occasionally Dickel.
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I've only read this ^ far into the thread but Booker's is by far the best out of all I've read here. And yeah, up to this point, I have tried them all. I'm gonna keep reading. Blanton's is a very good straight bourbon also.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:54 PM   #137
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Good stuff right there. My everyday. Drink it neat.

Bookers, OMG the flavor !
Blantons
Knob Creek
Woodfords

Haven't tried Rebecca Creek but I will.

This dude nailed it. RC can't hold a candle to your top three choices. I think a couple of the ones mentioned in other posts are Canadian Whiskey and not bourbons.

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Old 05-11-2015, 11:26 PM   #138
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How would yall say TX and Rebecca Creek compare?
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:20 AM   #139
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Interesting report on a recent book about bourbon and market gimmicks:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201...erican-whiskey
Here's another one that has a bit to say about Rebecca Creek:

"His whiskey is a blend of an 8-year bourbon purchased from another distiller and, per a mandatory statement on the back label, 31-percent grain neutral spirit (GNS, vodka), along with a younger whiskey Cameron says they distill. Blenders, or spirit makers, aren't in any way obligated to spill the booze on their recipes. Cameron says that they produce and distill the "majority" of what goes into each bottle, which might include the GNS, since they also distill vodka at their facilities."

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2013-1...d-fakers/full/
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:07 AM   #140
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After opening up my Yellow Rose this evening, and it definitely didn't disappoint! Everyone who said it was good stuff was right on. I'm trying my hardest to find a whiskey that it tastes similar to, but I just can't put my finger on it. It doesn't have the sweetness and vanilla taste quite like Firestone and Robertson, but it also doesn't taste identical to Rebecca Creek, or any other Texas whiskey I've had. Guess I'll just have to get another bottle and try to figure it out!
Glad you liked it! I plain love the stuff.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:26 AM   #141
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I picked up some of the Yellow Rose Double Barrel, Pretty Darn Good!!!
Didn't know if I would like it , I am a Big TX fan but this is really good. Guess I will have to try the Outlaw next.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:14 AM   #142
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Here's another one that has a bit to say about Rebecca Creek:

"His whiskey is a blend of an 8-year bourbon purchased from another distiller and, per a mandatory statement on the back label, 31-percent grain neutral spirit (GNS, vodka), along with a younger whiskey Cameron says they distill. Blenders, or spirit makers, aren't in any way obligated to spill the booze on their recipes. Cameron says that they produce and distill the "majority" of what goes into each bottle, which might include the GNS, since they also distill vodka at their facilities."

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2013-1...d-fakers/full/
Check out what the same article says about 1835.

Take the whiskey called 1835, which is bottled by North Texas Distillers in Lewisville. The name is a salute to the year settlers in Gonzales stood their ground against Mexican troops in what is historically considered the start of the Texas Revolution. The label also reads, "Come and take it," on both the back and front, along with a picture of the iconic cannon that was the seed of the conflict. The words "Texas Made" are printed front and center on the label.

It's unlikely that a single speck of Texas, much less the battle of 1835, is actually in any of those bottles. Stretching the term "Made in Texas," the drink is a blend of whiskeys, most or all of them likely from Kentucky, and is only bottled in Texas. The highly astute label reader or whiskey aficionado would be able to discern this, but the average consumer might not. Despite all the Texas banter, the label lacks one key word that is all-telling: "distilled."

I wonder why there arent many texas distilled whiskeys?
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:22 AM   #143
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I've been drinking JP Wisers lately.... wife likes it, so you know....
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:33 AM   #144
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I wonder why there arent many texas distilled whiskeys?[/QUOTE]

Short answer, our weather isn't diverse enough to age the barrels to specs. That's what the people at Rebecca Creek told me during the tour I took. They sent there stuff up north to age.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:16 AM   #145
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Did the tour of garrison brothers last weekend and got a bottle of their single barrel. Good stuff I will say though it is actually cheaper to buy it at specs then at the distillery
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:28 AM   #146
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My choices are:
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:34 AM   #147
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:39 AM   #148
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:23 PM   #149
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This thread is dangerous! Went to Specs looking for Rowan but couldn't find it so I got a bottle of Yellow Rose. Son! This stuff is good! For the non-whiskey drinkers may I suggest William Wolf Pecan Burbon. Doesn't have the heat of normal whiskey and goes down reeaallyy smooth.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:28 PM   #150
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This thread is dangerous! Went to Specs looking for Rowan but couldn't find it so I got a bottle of Yellow Rose. Son! This stuff is good! For the non-whiskey drinkers may I suggest William Wolf Pecan Burbon. Doesn't have the heat of normal whiskey and goes down reeaallyy smooth.
Which one did you get?
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