My Favorite Bourbons

Since moving to Tennessee, I’ve moved from being a Bourbon n00b to someone who loves to sip the delicious ones. There is a huge difference between common popular swill like Jim Beam and Jack Daniel’s to those in this list. And it’s not about price, but taste. And of course, we all have our own taste – heck, even JD does taste good once in a while, of for no other reason than nostalgia. And by the way, if you are a Christian who wonders about drinking, check out my post on this topic entitled 10 Biblical Points on Alchohol and Drinking.

Last Update: 11/19/2020

My Favorite Bourbons

  1. Blanton’s
  2. EH Taylor
  3. Pinhook War
  4. Henry McKenna 10
  5. Weller (12 or Antique)
  6. Angels Envy Finished Rye
  7. Elijah Craig Small Batch
  8. Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon
  9. Jefferson’s Small Batch
  10. Willett

Good Also-Rans

  1. Blue Note 9 Year
  2. Hibiki
  3. High West
  4. Old Hickory
  5. Angels Envy
  6. Eagle Rare
  7. Buffalo Trace
  8. Four Roses
  9. Chattanooga 91 Solera Barrel Finished
  10. New Riff
  11. Hudson’s Baby Bourbon
  12. Stagg Jr
  13. A Mid Winters Night Dram
  14. Jefferson Reserve
  15. Maker’s Mark Cask Strength

Not Good IMO

  1. 1792
  2. 1792 Sweet Wheat
  3. Basil Haden
  4. Belle Mead
  5. Blue Note Juke Joint Bourbon
  6. Bookers
  7. Bulleit
  8. Chattanooga Cask 111
  9. Evan Williams Single Barrel
  10. Heaven’s Door
  11. Jack Daniels
  12. Jameson (terrible)
  13. Jim Beam
  14. Knob Creek
  15. Larceny
  16. Makers Mark
  17. Noah’s Mill
  18. Old Forester
  19. Old Grand Dad
  20. Old Scout
  21. Rowans Creek
  22. Russels
  23. Seagrams (terrible)
  24. Traverse City Whiskey Co.
  25. Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon
  26. Wild Turkey
  27. Woodford Reserve