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Tools of the Trade

We made it to the end.

We sampled Ancient Age, Fighting Cock, Wild Turkey 81, Jameson, and Maker’s Mark.

I assigned them all a numbered rating between 79 and 86.

And as much as I like Fighting Cock, it’s a pain in the ass to find where I live and the high proof makes it a bit tough to sip neat.

So that means I’m left thinking:

Which of these cheap whiskies will I be sipping for the next 30 years?

The answer is:


Jim was right when he said:

Jameson might be the *perfect* under-$20 whiskey. I can’t think of any other whiskey at this price that I’d drink happily.

I honestly wasn’t thinking I’d pick ONE awesome whiskey under $20. And let’s face it, Fighting Cock and Wild Turkey 81 have their merits. But if an Angel came down from the heavens and granted me as much free whiskey as I wanted as long as it cost less than $20 a bottle… I’d choose Jameson.

And now I know that.