markaberrant wrote:I'm not doubting you, but that is a $20 bottle of bourbon in the US. Have you done a side by side tasting to compare?
Yes, and it's generally accepted that the two are closely related. Both wheated bourbons are produced by Buffalo Trace and there have even been rumours that they're the same base.
EDIT: To clarify, I probably wouldn't compare the Weller to the 20 or 23 Pappy, just the younger ones.
Gotcha, thanks for the additional info. Just getting into bourbons, picked up some Breckenridge Bourbon in Denver, and Elmer T Lee Single Barrel in Dallas. Looking forward to cracking them within the next week.
I've also had Maker's (basic, but solid), Woodford Reserve (too much heat for my liking), Knob Creek (rough and hot for me) and Elijah Craig 12 (much better than Knob Creek when tasted side by side).
Bourbon is expensive in Canada, but dirt cheap in the US.
Anyone have thoughts on some of the better Canadian Rye whiskey? 40 Creek Barrel Select is top notch stuff to me, I also like their Double Barrel Reserve, but is almost 3x the cost. I've found their other specialty releases a little disappointing, I prefer the Barrel Select in side by side tastings. I've heard good things about Alberta Premium Dark Horse, not sure what else is worth trying? Any thoughts on the Pike Creek?