I love reading whiskey blogs. But, I really love reading whiskey blogs while drinking whiskey. Thanks to Sku the world has an ever-expanding list of blogs to read at its finger tips here.
While purusing the list this week I stopped by one of my favorite sites, angelsportion. The good Reverend Christopher’s lastest blog was a list of his top 15 whiskies for under $75. All those on his list were Scotches. While I have tried some from the list, I am still a Scotch neophite. And, while I am trying more and more as the days pass I am nowhere close to being able to put together a list of my top 15 scotches in any price category.
However, I am very experienced in consuming bourbon. So, I figured I’d out a list together. My list contains mostly obtainable bourbons (I have refrained from including any Van Winkles or BTAC – Not like you can get any of them for under $75 anymore anyways). However, some may be harder to find depending on your market. So, without any further pomp or circumstance here is my top 15 bourbons under $75…
Number 15: Willett Pot Still Reserve (47% ABV)
Number 14: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve (60% ABV)
Number 13: Four Roses Small Batch (45% ABV)
Number 12: Elijah Craig (47% ABV)
Number 11: Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 YO (49.5% ABV)
Number 10: Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch (50% ABV)
Number 9: Stagg Jr. (Varying ABVs)
Number 8: Wild Turkey 101 (50.5% ABV)
Number 7: Wild Turkey Rare Breed (Varying ABVs)
Number 6: Weller 12 YO (45% ABV)
Number 5: Booker’s (Varying ABVs)
Number 4: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength (Varying ABVs)
Number 3: Four Roses Single Barrel (50% ABV)
Number 2: Blanton’s (46.5% ABV)
Number 1: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Varying ABVs)
My top four are all neck-and-neck. And, I’m sure this will change a lot as time passes. But, there you have it. My top 15 bourbons for under $75. What are your favorite bourbons under $75?