| 13 Aug 2009 |
In the summer I often prefer bourbon to Scotch and for this year's summer vacation
I bought a new one, Wild Turkey's 8 year old. It went down fast but
I managed to save the last half inch of it for later in order to taste it "seriously". I ended up
comparing it to five other bourbons before I could figure it out =)
Here are the results of the Swedish jury: (for tasting notes, follow the links)
Knob Creek (81 p)
From Jim Beam's "small batch" series.
This was the first bourbon that I gave a serious chance. This one's a little weird though:
it's quite peppery and fiery. Some times I like it, some times I don't
(much like Talisker's 10 y.o.).
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel (82 p)
One of many expressions from the Buffalo Trace
distillery. A good, solid bourbon but a little overpriced.
Buffalo Trace (83 p)
I used to love Buffalo Trace. I emptied my first bottle in a matter of weeks. The second took a little longer
but this third bottle just isn't as good. Let's hope the next bottle will be better! (It might take me a while
to finish this one though)
Wild Turkey 8 y.o. (85 p)
I didn't realize it was this good until I did this tasting. As of now it has taken over the spot as my
"house bourbon" after Buffalo Trace.
Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 y.o. (86 p)
I bought this one because I loved Van Winkle's 15 y.o.
and I hoped this was just a new name for the same product. Sadly, it wasn't, but
after the initial disappointment I realized it's not that bad...
Wild Turkey Rare Breed (87 p)
I didn't think much of this one just after I bought it, but it has really grown on me. It's
surprisingly mild for its 54% ABV and it's one of the very few drams over 50% I enjoy straight.
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