There is more good quality whiskey on the market now than in any other time in history.
I live in the heart of it as far as Bourbon is concerned, and am well educated in its making.
A lot af good small batch ditillers out there that I have not tried yet.
Some of the better ones are
1.Woodford Reserve, this is the ONLY Bourbon triple run, that is run through the still 3 times
and properly aged, at least 8 years.
2. Blanton's, Made in Frankfort aged 10 years, very good a little expensive.
3. AAA, or Ancient Ancient Age, absolutely the best buy in Bourbon, 10 years old, same whiskey as Blantons, just bottled as AAA. DO NOT confuse this with regular Ancient Age ( Bottled Gasoline). can't say enough about this whiskey!
4.Jack Daniels Single Barrel, very good, big improvement over their regular varnish remover.
Some to avoid and why.....
1. Makers Mark, they have a good recipe but are in a hurry to get their money out of the bond,and only age this whiskey 3 years, what a shame.
2. Jim Beam, the old man would roll over in his grave if he knew what they were turning out these days, this stuff comes in contact with too much metal after being removed from the barrel, YUCK!....enough said.
3. Ancient Age 86 or 90, rough run aged in months. Instant head ache!
4. Bartons, the bootleggers choice for a reason. CHEAP swill, alcoholics don't touch this stuff.
One more thing, if you are going to mix Boubon with anything other than water or ice, use the cheap stuff and leave the good stuff for those that appreciate the difference.