If I had $100 to spend on one or more bourbons, which ones would I buy?

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic allocations of a hundred bucks.  This Bourbon Brain Trust came through.  As each response is received, it will appear on the log below, so check back often!

 

If I had a Benjamin…What’s this all about?

A Few weeks ago, one of our regular readers (Thanks, Gary!) posed an interesting question to us and sparked a conversation on our Forums:  If I had $100 to spend on one or more bourbons, which ones would I buy? It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey should

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If I had a Benjamin #1: Chris from Bottom of the Barrel

  And we’re off and running! It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked

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If I Had a Benjamin #2: Ben from Big Earl’s Beverage Co.

Welcome to the second installment of “If I Had a Benjamin!”  This one is taken very literally as it is written by a Bourbon Brain Trust member actually named Benjamin.  Ben is a professional bourbon photographer (you may remember his work from the 2015 Bourbon Classic) and Owner of Big Earl’s Beverage Company in Nicholasville, KY.  

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If I had a Benjamin #3…Darren from Bottom of the Barrel

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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If I had a Benjamin #4…Brian from Sipp’n Corn

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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If YOU had a Benjamin… What our Readers have to say

Have you been following along with the Bourbon Brain Trusts “If I had a Benjamin” Series? It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon

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If I had a Benjamin #5…Clair McLafferty of See Clair Write

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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If I Had a Benjamin #6…Matt from ModernThirst.com

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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If I had a Benjamin…Post Central

If I had $100 to spend on one or more bourbons, which ones would I buy? It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon

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If I had a Benjamin #7…Melissa from Chicagoist

  It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own

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If I had a Benjamin #8…Tim & Larry from The Bourbon Guys

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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If I had a Benjamin #9…Jason of Sour Mash Manifesto

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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If I Had a Benjamin #10…Gary Quesenberry

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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If I had a Benjamin #11…Bill From Modern Thirst

It’s really the age old question for bourbon-lovers isn’t it?  On what particular whiskey (or whiskeys) should a whiskey lover spend their hard-earned dollars?  To best answer it, I decided to call in the cavalry.  I contacted a number of bourbon and whiskey bloggers, podcasters, writers, and retailers and asked them to submit their own strategic

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VOTE! Who had the best list for “If I had a Benjamin?”

Let us know what you think! Which member of the Bourbon Brain Trust best used their $100?  Vote now!

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If I had a Benjamin…what we learned

Well, it’s finally reaching the end.  Thanks to all the writers, bloggers, podcasters, and enthusiasts who contributed to “If I Had a Benjamin.”  Also thanks to Gary (@GQuiz), for starting the conversation, and to all those who commented on various message boards, on the posts, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Judging from the number of page views,

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