Choose My Next Whiskey

AMEX Gift CardsI recently came into some money . . . sort of.  In reality, I ran a successful promotion at work and was rewarded with $150 in AMEX gift cards.

Now, anybody who knows me knows that I’m frugal – not cheap, mind you.  The bulk of my whiskey collection over the years have been gifted to me by friends, family, and most often, my wife.  I seldom pick up a bottle over $35 on a whim, and I’m frequently the guy in the liquor store with two bottles in hand spending a half hour trying to decide between them.  Despite my loving relationship with whiskey, I find myself feeling guilty spending a lot of money on something that can be consumed and forgotten so quickly.

This $150 is my excuse to be irresponsible and make a whiskey purchase that I wouldn’t otherwise make.  But to make things interesting, I want that purchase decision to come from you, the reader.

For the next week or so, I will be collecting ideas via comments on this post, mentions on Twitter, and comments on the Whiskey-Reviews Facebook page.  Here are the “rules” of what I am looking for:

  • It must be a whiskey I have never tried before (I have tried many more whiskeys than what are on this site).
  • It must be available in Pennsylvania, although if I can find it in Delaware I’ll make the trip.
  • It must fit into the budget of $150.  If there are more than one whiskey that you think I should try while fitting into the budget, that works as well!

So, start choosing!  I’m very excited to see what my readers come up with!




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  1. Well, I’m not sure if shopping for someone else is fun or depressing 😉

    The first exciting thing that comes to mind is Port Charlotte PC9. Available SLO for $134.

  2. Here’s my other suggestion (for now):
    I have ordered from them before – it works. It will come in right around $150 including shipping. Plus, you get a free 5 ml dram with it!

    • Bill on July 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm
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    Jameson 18 yr
    Or Knob Creek Rye?

    (for the really frugal part of you, I have some Jamesons direct from the Dublin site – not available in the states – that I’ll share)

  3. Here’s another one, with two “adventurous” bottles:
    Kilchoman Summer 2010 and Penderyn
    Both available online.

    • EricH on July 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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    Compass Box Hedonism or any of the Col. E.H. Taylor bottles

    • Virginia on July 19, 2012 at 2:37 am
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    I know on the blog you said you had to be able to get it in PA. How about via online? Have I got a Rye For you if your willing. It is a cloudy rye it mixes well with many things but OMG is it good on its own. I discovered it on my way through Kentucky to get to South Carolina this last Christmas. It’s way under your budget, $23 a bottle. It is smooth, with floral and vanilla undertones. here’s the link good luck I hope you take my suggestion & enjoy. I have been bragging about it ever since. Love your blog, I’m new to bourbon & whiskey but I am sooooo addicted.

  4. Thanks for the comments, guys! I will be going shopping tonight and will certainly keep all of your suggestions in mind.


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