Originally Posted by InChiefsHell
Holy crap, you gotta be kidding me!
This. Rare Breed is one of the most drinkable uncuts I've had. Drink it neat and it doesn't feel like the proof it is IMO.
Buffalo Trace is pretty good for the price point, but like someone else pointed out I'd rather pay a couple extra bucks and get the Evan Williams single barrel.
I am a big fan of a couple of BT's higher end things like Blanton's and George T. Stagg. Careful with that last one, it normally clocks in around 140 proof. It's drinkable at that, but really intense. I like to cut it down to about 115-120 which is where I feel like it shows best.
Others I've had recently that stood out: Noah's Mill is very good; Black Maple Hill is very good as well; Pappy Van 23 was good, but not a great value IMO.
I also like Rye quite a bit; a couple of those I've had recently that I thought were really good were Old Potrero and Copper Fox.
I'm spoiled...I live close to Jack Rose
and get over there about once a week. I can try stuff by the glass there I'll never be able to find (they have 5 different Mortlachs FFS) or afford by the bottle. Their list is 36 pages long (I'd estimate they have about 1200 whisk(e)ys) and they have a rotating bourbon on tap.
The place is heaven. There's probably 10-15 ft more bar out of frame to the right.