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    Jameson or Jack Daniels?

    Which do you prefer?

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    I love Jack Daniels single barrel.

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    Damn good question, love both equally.

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    Neither. They're both piss.
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    ^ Well what do you like?

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    Depends on the bank roll, but if I had my druthers, and price isn't a concern, I'll be drinking a good single malt of some sort. Mac 18 or 25, Lagavulin, Laphroaig 18, or some of the smaller batch Ardbegs etc.

    For your every day, run of the mill Bourbon, I go for the small batch Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Makers 46, or the limited batch Woodford Reserve.

    Once you really start getting into Bourbon's it's really easy to get "lost" in it. There are so, so many better alternatives than Jack, Jim and Johnnie for virtually the same price.
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    Makers Mark
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    I don't like the taste of whiskey or rye. I had the opportunity to tour the Jameson's distillery in Dublin but I chose the Guinness Storehouse instead. That was cool!

    However I've had nice cognac
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    Jameson, The unofficial drink of the Step~Cal FJ's .. Arr Arr
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    However I've had nice cognac
    Mmmmm . . . I have a bottle of Louis XIII in my cabinet right now . . . DELICIOUS.
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    some jack has never done wrong by me.

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    Years ago in my early twentys I had a violent puke session after a night of J.D.
    Now just the smell of it turns me off. Funny thing is I can drink any and all other whiskey's / Bourbon's. Makers Mark is now my one of choice.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Years ago in my early twentys I had a violent puke session after a night of J.D.
    Now just the smell of it turns me off. Funny thing is I can drink any and all other whiskey's / Bourbon's. Makers Mark is now my one of choice.
    Have you tried the Makers 46? It's a really, really great Bourbon and doesn't cost all that much more than regular Makers. Costco was carrying it for a bit at the same price as regular Makers. Definitely worth a try, especially if you like regular Makers.
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    Jameson or Jack Daniels?

    Jack Daniels, all day and night for me. I don't need anything else, not even a glass. Never yacked. Never a hangover either. I don't buy it very often however. It's too good and I could see myself changing from a functioning alcoholic to an absolutely dysfunctional drunk in a big hurry with Jack.

    I used to have a rock crawler Jeep. All built up with 1 ton drivetrain and 39" Swamper Iroks. It was huge. The last time I took it out, Jack was co-piloting. Our group decided to do a night run. About 2:00AM, Jack got the best of me and my Jeep was toasted. Jack and I hiked back up to camp in the dark. The worst thing about it, after a crazy night where Jack made me wreck my Jeep, the next morning when it was time to do repairs, Jack was all gone! I couldn't find him anywhere. What an a-hole. That trip cost me $1200 in repairs, all thanks to my buddy, Jack.


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    Even though I love JD single barrel a couple others I like
    are Blanton's, Jefferson's Reserve, and Angle's Envy. These
    are worth a try if you are into whisky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Years ago in my early twentys I had a violent puke session after a night of J.D.
    Now just the smell of it turns me off.
    same thing happened to me with cheap rum, the smell alone almost makes me blow chunks.

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    I prefer Jack, unless money is no concern. I think that Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, and Woodford Reserve are the favorites for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Have you tried the Makers 46? It's a really, really great Bourbon and doesn't cost all that much more than regular Makers. Costco was carrying it for a bit at the same price as regular Makers. Definitely worth a try, especially if you like regular Makers.
    Nope never tried MM 46 but it sounds worthy of adding to my bucket list. Thank's for the tip.


    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    same thing happened to me with cheap rum, the smell alone almost makes me blow chunks.
    To me a glass of Bacardi and,Coke is my normal go to mixed drink at a bar. But as you said some of the cheap rums are pretty bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    I have yet to find a whiskey that was really retched to me, but my current every da..err weekend drink is



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    or some of the smaller batch Ardbegs etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Which do you prefer?
    Of the two Jameson gets the nod, but if you like Irish whiskey, try Tulamore Dew or Powers...both are far superior sippin whiskey to Jameson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Mmmmm . . . I have a bottle of Louis XIII in my cabinet right now . . . DELICIOUS.
    I'll bet it's smooth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Years ago in my early twentys I had a violent puke session after a night of J.D.
    Now just the smell of it turns me off. Funny thing is I can drink any and all other whiskey's / Bourbon's. Makers Mark is now my one of choice.
    Same here, 20th birthday, 20 shots, (stoopid college ritual) woke up in my own bed with strange woman.
    No clothes, no escape - never again. To this day I can't stand JD's smell.
    If bourbon, prefer Wild Turkey 101, and if Scotch a single malt, Jameson's 18 yr is sublime.

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    I like Johnnie Walker Black Label, neat. Blue Label is on my bucket list, but too rich for my blood right now, I'm an out of work college student on summer break, with kids, wife, house, etc. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Depends on the bank roll, but if I had my druthers, and price isn't a concern, I'll be drinking a good single malt of some sort. Mac 18 or 25, Lagavulin, Laphroaig 18, or some of the smaller batch Ardbegs etc.

    For your every day, run of the mill Bourbon, I go for the small batch Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Makers 46, or the limited batch Woodford Reserve.

    Once you really start getting into Bourbon's it's really easy to get "lost" in it. There are so, so many better alternatives than Jack, Jim and Johnnie for virtually the same price.
    Um...Jack Daniels is not a Bourbon...I think the OP is asking about some other type of whiskey.

    Speaking of Bourbon...ever try Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Bourbon ?

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    Jack Daniels can be classified as a Bourbon. From Wikipedia:

    Although the product generally meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon, the company disavows this classification and markets it simply as Tennessee whiskey rather than as Tennessee bourbon.
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    Another vote for Single Barrel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01 View Post
    Um...Jack Daniels is not a Bourbon...I think the OP is asking about some other type of whiskey.

    Speaking of Bourbon...ever try Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Bourbon ?
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    Jack Daniels can be classified as a Bourbon. From Wikipedia:
    This, and yes . . . I've had Pappy and its completely overrated.
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    moonshine and not that cheap swill you buy in the liquor stores they try and pass off as moonshine.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Jack Daniels can be classified as a Bourbon. From Wikipedia:
    Um...no.

    Even the company says it's not a Bourbon.


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    I cannot drink that stuff. I must have hit my lifetime limit at about 25. If not, it wasn't because I didn't try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Take your argument up with Wikipedia.
    Why?...according to your C&P, Wikipedia claims that Jack is not Bourbon, just meets the criteria except for where it's made. Even Wikipedia says that Bourbon must come from Kentucky...that's why it's labelled "sour mash".

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    Why? Because Wikipedia says Jack Daniel CAN be classified as a bourbon.

    Although the product generally meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon
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    RE: Jameson or Jack Daniels?

    Neither, the only liquor I drink is whisky
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    Elijah Craig

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    The other Tennessee Whisky is far superior to Jack. George Dickel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Why? Because Wikipedia says Jack Daniel CAN be classified as a bourbon.
    Kona I think this falls under...

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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Why? Because Wikipedia says Jack Daniel CAN be classified as a bourbon.
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    Although the product generally meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon.
    So does California Champagne...but is it real bubbly? Wiki refers to ingredients and some of the manufacturing techniques, but not 100% true to Kentucky techniques.

    Some of the world's most expensive scotch is made in Japan, but is it Scotch?

    Just because the ingredients and "criteria" make it as good or better than the real thing, only whiskey made in Kentucky can be called Bourbon.

    Some people buy Rolexes in Times Square because they look like Rolexes....

    I guess consumers can be fooled all of the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01 View Post
    So does California Champagne...but is it real bubbly? Wiki refers to ingredients and some of the manufacturing techniques, but not 100% true to Kentucky techniques.

    Some of the world's most expensive scotch is made in Japan, but is it Scotch?

    Just because the ingredients and "criteria" make it as good or better than the real thing, only whiskey made in Kentucky can be called Bourbon.

    Some people buy Rolexes in Times Square because they look like
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    I guess consumers can be fooled all of the time...





    Exactly!
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    OK you got me. It really doesn't matter as the best whiskey is made by Rogue here in Oregon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    OK you got me. It really doesn't matter as the best whiskey is made by Rogue here in Oregon.
    Just out of curiosity have you tried whiskeys other than Rogue? You sound a little biased.

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    Yeah I have. I've had Jack Daniels, Jim Bean, Southern Comfort, a few Irish whiskeys, and some others.
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    Fair enough, you're entitled to your opinion.

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    Re: Jameson or Jack Daniels?

    They both suck. But if offered for free ill take either.

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    Jameson or Jack Daniels?

    Glenlivet or Maker's Mark for me. After a long day, grab nice crystal glass with two ice cubes and a cigar...sublime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Yeah I have. I've had Jack Daniels, Jim Bean, Southern Comfort, a few Irish whiskeys, and some others.
    Have you tried Rogue? Just curious because it wasn't in your list. Plus I hear it's local to your area.
    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    I may be wrong, but my understanding is that whiskey is charcoal
    filtered and bourbon isn't. So JD is a whiskey not a bourbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Have you tried Rogue? Just curious because it wasn't in your list. Plus I hear it's local to your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    This, and yes . . . I've had Pappy and its completely overrated.
    Yet you are promoting Makers? C'mon man.

    Makers Mark is the most overrated and overpriced bourbon out there for what you get, IMO. I've had a few blind tastings of 5+ bourbons and makers always ranks at the bottom. It's nowhere near as good as Elijah Craig and its variants, which is the same price or less around here.

    Pappy 23 is expensive (overpriced?), and many people like it less than the 15 or 20. But it's still unbelievably good (they all are) and substantially better than something like Makers. Worlds difference, as reflected by their ratings.

    There are many options out there though. Angel's Envy, Buffalo Trace, Woodford, Bulleit, Hudson, Blanton, etc.

    Personally I'd rather drink Jack than Maker's, especially for the price.

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    Jameson or Jack Daniels?

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    Yet you are promoting Makers? C'mon man.
    To each there own. Any one of us can say anything about any whiskey. At the end of the day, it's what we like. If you want cheap and good, get Knob Creek.

    Now to answer the original answer, Jameson would be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdaddy74 View Post
    To each there own. Any one of us can say anything about any whiskey. At the end of the day, it's what we like. If you want cheap and good, get Knob Creek.
    I don't know a single person that would confidently pick Makers Mark over something like a similarly-priced Elijah Craig if they were tried side-by-side. To that point, I was at a wedding recently with a bunch of beer geeks and scotch aficionados. Probably 20 of us tried Makers and Elijah back-to-back and there's really no comparison. Not a single person preferred Makers, and many of the people weren't regular bourbon drinkers. I'd rather have Elijah in a heartbeat, or many other bourbons at half the price of Makers for that matter. While 46 is better, they're both still really expensive for the quality of the product. Makers is fine in cocktails, but it's too expensive to be a mixer.

    I used to be into Makers Mark, back when I didn't know anything about bourbon. But then I tried a bunch of other bourbons like Elijah, Four Roses, etc. and realized the whole one-note/bland/approachable Makers Mark didn't tickle my fancy anymore.

    If anything, I urge the Makers Mark drinkers to branch out. Even if you think it's the best bourbon ever, try it side-by-side with some other stuff. A great way to do this is to host a bourbon party where everyone brings something different, and have a blinded taste test.

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    Jameson or Jack Daniels?

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    I don't know a single person that would confidently pick Makers Mark over something like an identically-priced Elijah Craig
    I'll definitely try the Elijah. I do like my Glenlivet over Makers. How is Elijah compared to the Glen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdaddy74 View Post
    I'll definitely try the Elijah. I do like my Glenlivet over Makers. How is Elijah compared to the Glen?
    Oh man, you're in different time zones there. You're comparing single malt highland scotch to bourbon - they are different beasts entirely. I couldn't possibly describe the difference as eloquently as this article here - it's a great read:

    Bourbon vs. Scotch | The Whiskey Reviewer

    Personally I'm an unrefined bastard and I don't like scotch. I'm not a huge fan of smoke in my drinks (I don't dig smokey beers either.) I just think Makers is really popular and approachable, but is really boring and expensive. Definitely worth branching out if that's an option.

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    RE: Jameson or Jack Daniels?

    Smoky / peaty whisky is from Islay or islands. Try highlands or speyside for much more subtle tastes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbco1975 View Post
    Smoky / peaty whisky is from Islay or islands. Try highlands or speyside for much more subtle tastes.
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    It's all smokey to me (but the peat doesn't bother me as much). The smoke is a by-product of the barley malting process in which most scotch producers use fired kilns to dry out the barley. Bourbon, on the other hand, has much less smoke flavor because the smoke is primarily imparted by the charred interior of the oak barrels within which it is aged, and the corn/barley/rye within the bourbon is far less smokey itself. I'm sensitive to smoke flavor these days, from my increased palate development efforts with craft beer. Some beers are also smokey, and I'm not a fan of those either (usually.)

    At this point I've had many, many different types of scotch. My favorites to date are Macallan 18, Highland Park 18 or Yamazaki 25 (which I tried again on Saturday.) All are quite good, but I'd take a Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year (brewed at Buffalo Trace's Distillery) over those scotches any day. Now if you were to tempt me with something very special, I'd definitely oblige. I heard the Highland Park 30 or Macallan 25 are quite nice, but I'd rather spend that kind of money on beer .

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    Neither, why go big guys when there are so many amazing micro distillers now High West, Leapold Borthers, Stranahans, etc...

    If I had to choose a mass market whiskey it would be Bullet Rye or Bullet, Hands down, way better.
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    I agree with neither. I had yummy Basil Hayden bourbon whiskey the other day. I need to go to Bevmo....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Yet you are promoting Makers? C'mon man.
    Settle down, man . . . go back and re-read my posts in this thread . . . a) I don't drink Makers, b) I'm not talking about regular Makers, I'm specifically referencing the 46 batch they have which is different than the regular makers and c) you'll notice that I said Pappy is "overrated" . . . it was your inferential assumption that I dislike it or otherwise felt it was bad.

    Sure, Elijah Craig is good, as is Angel's Envy and some of the others . . . . if you want to keep being nitpicky though, I think the regular Woodford Reserve is substandard, though their limited batches are quite good.
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    Put my vote in for Elijah Craig for mid priced bourbons. Bakers if I want to spend a little more and Booker's as one of my favorites that I rarely treat myself too.

    Is it 5:00 yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    Is it 5:00 yet?
    Depends on where you live!
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    All this talk about bourbon has me thinking of pouring some in a heavy bottomed glass (neat of course), swirling it around, taking a big sniff and then letting it warm my tongue as I let the constant stream of annoyances called work fade away. I get to take a bike ride home first in the 72 degree sunny weather. Half hour to go for me.....tick tick tick

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    Jameson or Jack Daniels?

    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    All this talk about bourbon has me thinking of pouring some in a heavy bottomed glass (neat of course), swirling it around, taking a big sniff and then letting it warm my tongue as I let the constant stream of annoyances called work fade away. I get to take a bike ride home first in the 72 degree sunny weather. Half hour to go for me.....tick tick tick
    Really?
    I'm stuck at work and you have to go posting up something like that? You sir, are an a$$hole.
    Not really. I'm just messing with you. I want a drink now though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Another vote for Single Barrel!
    Cute chaser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Which do you prefer?
    I prefer wildebeest piss in an old boot over either. Singlemalt is what the grownups drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    Really?
    I'm stuck at work and you have to go posting up something like that? You sir, are an a$$hole.
    Not really. I'm just messing with you. I want a drink now though.
    It was delicious. I had to go with Basil Hayden's because that's what I had in stock, also not a bad choice but a little lighter than I like.

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