Or what do we call it here? Track, Daily, Crush?

Anyway, someone posted about bourbon yesterday, and since today was Monday I decided I’d start the week off right with some proper boozing.

This is a very unscientific tasting.....tried them all neat, with samples before and after I ate some Chinese food. Let me say I am not any kind of bourbon expert, I just like to drink.

Initial sampling:

Four Roses was hot, not a surprise since it’s got more alcohol than the other two. I usually drink it with a cube, but I was surprised just how much burn it had compared to the other two.

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Woodford....nice nose as always, just a hint of oak and a good finish. This is my go-to, usually in an old fashioned, and I forgot how smooth this was neat.

Eagle Rare (10 year store pick somethingorother). I had bought this a while back, tried it while a bit buzzed, and forgot about. It’s really good....has something in the nose other than the citrus/orange that I can’t identify, but I like it. A little oak in there as well....decent finish but not as solid as the Woodford.

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I dropped a small ice chip in Four Roses...what difference. The vanilla came out and it had a nice, almost spicy finish to it. Not sure I ever used this in an old fashioned, I’ll have to try that.

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Eagle Rare has some sugary leather(?) thing going on...I like it. It’s more in the nose than on the tongue. I wish it lingered more at the end. It actually comes off as a much more approachable Four Roses.

Woodford is just solid....lots of nose and flavor and you taste it end-to-end. I even got a little coffee in there somewhere, not sure I ever tasted that. Then again might have been the espresso I had this afternoon repeating on me.

So, lets get one thing straight: These are three good Kentucky ‘burbs, you can’t go wrong. I like Woodford best, but surprisingly the Eagle Rare comes in second with the 4Roses last because I still have some burn from the first taste.

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I’ll try all three again with a cube later tonight or at a later date.

(FYI - my Old Fashioned’s are pretty simple.....two dashes of bitters, very little simple syrup, a splash of soda water/seltzer, and a lemon rind)

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