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I stick with second shelf myself. Most Folgers Columbian, it's not top shelf Starbucks Pike Peak, but I like it.
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I was gifted a bottle of Eagles Rare Platinum last Christmas. This is very good bourbon for sipping for a evening warm up.
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I do have a 1.75L bottle of Evan Williams White label (bonded) that I like quite a bit. I don't drink whiskey or bourbon straight very often, though. I tend to mix it with Coke so no sense in spending a huge amount on a fine bourbon just for that. A favorite of mine back in Michigan that I am having problems finding in SC is Ezra Brooks. I have seen it listed at stores near me but I never find it in-stock which is why I opted for the White label Evan Williams. That bottle was less than $30....I think closer to $27 if I remember correctly. It takes me a long time to drink 1.75L of spirits...so I bought it around Feb of this year and can't remember the exact price.
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My stomach can't take it straight anymore, so I mix as well. However, I don't use Coke. Used to, but I think it hides the flavor too much. Now, I mix with lemon/lime soda. Not 7-UP, which I don't like for some reason, but Kroger brand Big-K cans. Used to buy the 2-liter, but they always went flat before I could finish them. The 12oz cans, although usually higher per ounce, end up being cheaper for me.
Not to sound too snobby, but this is as bottom-shelf as I'll go on bourbon:
The cheaper stuff turns my stomach.
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I love me some Knob Creek... I just don't spend that much usually. Love some Buffalo Trace too but same story.
As for keeping the home shelves stocked it would consist mostly of Evan Williams, Jim Beam white or better yet now is Jim Beam black. All three of these is what I call just above bottom shelf...
I enjoy a Rye Whiskey on occasion too. Bulleit brand is currently my favorite of the Rye's (but is also not cost friendly to me), though I haven't tried as many as I would like.
I will say... these threads end up costing me lots of money because everyone has a suggestion and I'm all about trying a new bourbon...
I would like to try out more bourbons that use rye grain as I think it appeals to me more. Someone mentioned Buffalo Trace earlier I think that mentioned rye... now I will see if I can find any of their other brands with that nice link that was posted... bye bye money!
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