Thinking Of Getting Into Bourbon, Any Tips?

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  1. akjangra

    akjangra New Member

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    Until now, I've only been into beer and wine. I'm thinking of exploring more variety, and I've decided to start with bourbon! One question I'd like to ask is: how is a bourbon generally different from other drinks? It's not very common where I live.
    Also, some brand suggestions would be welcomed too!
     
  2. rz3300

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    This is one where you probably want to heir on the side of caution if you are looking to any cheaper brands. I can usually do cheaper clear liquor but when it is darker, and for some reason bourbon is standing out here, bad things tend to happen.
     
  3. walter12

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    Well give it a try.
     
  4. FolkArtist

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    I would say bourbon is a very sweet kind of whiskey because corn is a sweet grain and it must be made of 51% corn,and the remainder being made up of rye,wheat,or malted barley-singly or in combination. Also bourbon to be called bourbon, must be made in the US. You could try some of the budget bourbons to start out with though-and some of these bourbons are Evan Williams,Wild Turkey,Old Grand-Dad,Old Forester,and Four Roses Yellow Label.
     
  5. mbuzma

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    I don't really like Bourbon. Firstly, it smells horrible. Secondly, I can taste the corn it was made of ( and I'm no fan of corn, especially since it apparently goes into anything these days ).
     
  6. pmk1990

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    If you want to start doing Bourbon I would suggest you go with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon. It's a solid and an affordable choice for a novice bourbonite.
     
  7. xyrene

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    I agree, you have to taste it yourself to see how it exactly tastes and if you like how it tastes.
     
  8. clair02

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    Taste is where it all begins. No one can possibly tell you enough about a drink to make you appreciate it without tasting it for yourself. Do that, and you'll know if it's something you want to pursue or not.
     
  9. wilkinshppd

    wilkinshppd New Member

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    I have just gotten in to bourbon and whiskey about 4 months ago. As stated earlier Buffalo Trace is a good start if you can find it. I started on it and became very fond of it. I have since grown to love many bourbons. I have found that I like more rye than not. So just start getting you a few bottles and see what you like.


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