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! [poll id=”5″] Facebook Comments Our Partners:

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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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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for ModernThirst.com. He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s.

Since college, he has dabbled in beer, bourbon, wine tasting, beer making, and currently works in finance. He has also been published on Liquor.com. He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville.

You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at Bill@ModernThirst.com.

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