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my father loves a good bourbon. neat, sometimes with just one ice cube. looking to buy him a nice bottle for a christmas present. i dont wanna spend more then $200 though. whats a good bourbon for around $200? 

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You may be able to find a nice vintage bottle in that price range......we sold a bourbon once from the 1950's unopened for $650.......bourbons generally bring in more than any scotch or whiskey........

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You can still find Weller 12 year for around $200 in places if you look/ask for it.  I don't think it should be that expensive,  but supply/demand is a bitch

Michters 10 year should be well under $200 in most places

Anything from Willett will be fantastic,  regardless of the price range.

Whistle Pig 12 year rye is great and well under $200.  The 15 year is even better (obviously)  but a bit pricier

 

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All good choices.

Blanton's does make several "not so common" varieties that are worth a look, although I think their  standard single barrel is the best value of the bunch.

Love Whistlepig, if rye is what your'e looking for. Hillrock is nice as well, and somewhat local.

Biggest problem with bourbons these days is the ridiculous markup for "flavor of the week".  Best bet for value is to go to a chain liquor store and buy one of the well-know brands that fall into your price range. If you start looking for a particular, highly-rated iteration, you'll fall down the rabbit hole and pay 10-20x the money.

 

 

 

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Price doesn’t necessarily reflect taste and quality, it’s more supply and demand. Small batch just cost more regardless how it taste. I get not wanting to buy a cheap bottle as gift because that would come off... cheap haha.
 

I’ve tried a variety of 50-60$ bottles of bourbon and had some that were more than that. Bourbon is my drink of choice so it’s nice to have those bottles but it gets costly. In my opinion the one I think is the smoothest and best tasting I’ve had out of about 10 others is the basic Four Roses. Can pick up 1.75 liters for under 40$! Maybe not as complex as a old barrel aged drink but it’s good and if put in a decanter it would be hard to say it’s a cheap bottle. 

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