January 27, 2007

Bourbon — A Quick Rule of Thumb.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:52 pm

hotglassS.jpgPeople sometimes ask, “Yo, Jimbo, you drink a bit of bourbon now and again. Which is a good one?”

Yes, I have sampled a taste of bourbon from time to time, and I’ve even written about some of them to one degree of detail or another (see below). Truth is, there are many good ones.

“Yeah, but Jimbo, you’re not helping me here. I need something easy to work with.”

OK, OK, already. Here’s “Da Rule”. It’s really simple, so pay attention. Are you ready?

If there is a cork in the bottle, it’s a “good one”.

See? I said it was simple. There are also some corkless ones that I enjoy (e.g. Jim Beam), but you wanted a simple rule. Now go forth and purchase.

Note: I have written one thing or another about the following bourbons (usually with a link) . I assembled this list as a public service. You’re quite welcome.

Michter’s Ten-Year Old Bourbon

Jim Beam

One-Hundred Year Old Pugh Bourbon

Blanton’s, Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve

Booker’s Bourbon

1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon

Maker’s Mark, Basil Hayden’s Small Batch Bourbon

Baker’s 107 Proof Bourbon

Woodford Reserve

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