Whiskey Thread

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  1. Jonsa

    Jonsa Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Am a big fan of single malt scotch whisky. I find the Irish whiskey too peaty for my taste.

    I find blended whisky to lack a wholeness or unity of the taste sensation, is the best way I can describe it.

    I have never had an affinity for rye or burbon, and never tasted any that comes close to my fave regular scotch Delwhinney 15year old.

    I have had a couple of reposado and anejo tequilas that provide a similar completeness of the taste sensation if not the actual taste.
     
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    Jack Daniels Old No. 7
     
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    whiskey thread! not the seal hunter antifreeze thread! :no:

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    i tried Jesse James' bourbon the other day. the boy might be a (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*), but the whiskey ain't bad...not great, but not bad.
     
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    comparing bourbon to Irish ain't really right. :|
     
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    I've grown to like Macallans....mmmmmmm...

    A lot of lost nights with this stuff in my early days of drinking. My palette has improved since this stuff.
     
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    Woodford Reserve. Your welcome. Room temp in a glass. Smmoooootthhh.
     
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    Nightmare515 Ragin' Cajun Staff Member Past Donor

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    We need to keep this thread alive!

    Jameson is my whiskey of choice, well it's my drink of choice since it's all I drink. Neat.

    I need to find another good whiskey to try. I've gotten so used to Jameson that I can literally sit around and almost guzzle the stuff down. Whiskey is supposed to be sipped and enjoyed but I find that my sips are more than "sips" and much to frequent. I'll accidentally sit there and "sip" down a good 2 fingers in about as much time as it takes somebody to finish a light beer. I think I need to try something new.

    I really wanted to try some of the Japanese whiskey brands. I've heard great things about them and they seem to receive universal praise. The problem is that there isn't much of a market here in the US for it and I'm a bit hesitant to shell out the price of the bottle and the expensive shipping to get it here from the UK. I really want to try "Nikka from the Barrel". Most people who have had it say it's great. If I do try it I'm going to make sure I actually do sip and enjoy it. I'm not going to guzzle down a bottle that cost me $100+ lol.
     
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    I like Jameson's. I've had a bunch of others recently including Jack and Gentleman Jack (both crap), Bulleit (total crap), Knob (not bad), but I always come back to Jim Beam because I like it better. I helps that it is the least expensive.
     
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    how much is a fifth of jim beam up there?

    i've seen benchmark for $5.99 down here

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    We all know how well fresh mint goes with bourbon. Sean Josephs, one of our panelists, opened my eyes (and palate) to bourbon’s affinity for ginger. The Nor’easter he serves at Maysville and Char No. 4 is a simple, lightly sweetened example of bourbon and lime, topped off with a splash of ginger beer. On the same wavelength, at Philip Marie in Greenwich Village, there’s the Bufala Negra, a bourbon drink seasoned with balsamic vinegar and finished with ginger beer, a slight variation on the original made with balsamic syrup and ginger ale, which was created by Jerry Slater of H Harper Station in Atlanta.

    Taking those drinks as my cue, I mixed bourbon, ginger liqueur and sherry with a little fresh orange juice. And in a moment of inspiration, I gussied up the orange garnish by caramelizing the slices before placing them afloat in the drinks. I loved the way it looked and how it tasted, with the sweet seared orange perfuming every sip.

    Recipes: Bufala Negra | Bourbon Brûlé | Nor’easter
     
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    I'm from "down here" also, but you can get a 1.75 litre bottle of Beam here for less than $20.

    Since trying the cinnamon, honey and maple flavored bourbons, I've pretty much stayed away from all the flavored stuff. Straight up, no ice, clean glass is all it takes.
     
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    all those cocktails call for straight bourbon


    i consider anything north of columbia, mississippi, way up there
     
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    Cocktails are for getting women drunk - not that I'm above that or anything.
     
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    there are plenty of men, throughout history that contradict that
     
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    I know, I know, I see it all the time. Makes me weep for my brothers. Charcoal-aged straight bourbon whiskey is about the best taste there is.
     
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    some of the higher end ones taste great, but i like some variety and flavor

    especially when it's natural and healthy, like ginger and mint
     
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    We're lucky we live in America, eh? But, I admit, I haven't tried the ginger or mint. The others I mentioned taste like they should be poured over ice cream.
     
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    when i said "higher end ones", i was speaking of straight bourbon

    i don't think i've ever seen any flavored bourbon and it's not what i've been talking about

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    I personally am a great fan of J.R Ewing private reserve. Its a good smooth bourbon with a hint of vanilla when served on the rocks. And Buffalo Trace isn't bad either. But I'm kind of frugal.
     
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    I am mainly into basic bourbon " Neat".. no stuff,ice, whatever. At a bar the Bartender I knew said.. Try 46. I Did. Dang! I told Wolfie the banjo player this was GOOD whiskey.. he says.. get me a shot and one for you and tell her it's on my tab..... and he was impressed. If anything.. It maybe was TOO smooth, I like some burn. But... that Bourbon had FLAVOR. I am VERY fussy on Beer.. I can not afford the Wine I'd want...got spoiled. Bourbon? I am rather happy with Old Crow (way less $ than 46 or others that cost more) That said.. 46 is damn nice.
     
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    Ah. That is good stuff. Expensive but amazing.

    Pappy Van Winkle is by far my favorite bourbon. The 23 year old family reserve is especially amazing. But at three grand a bottle it only comes out occasionally. A good everyday bourbon is Knobb Creek Small Batch. And the best cheap bourbon I've ever had is Jessie James. Its wonderful in its simplicity. But better if you add a little chilled water. Cooling cheap whiskey or hell if you want to go to another type, whisky, or adding a little bit of water can really open up the flavor.
     
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    Pappy Van Winkle is over-rated, I've had the 23 years and have a seller that gets it for me for $300. I prefer Angel's Envy, 1492, or Tin Cup for bourbons. Glenfiddich 18 year single malt, Old Pulteney and Speyburns single malt scotch's are a reasonably priced alternative. For Cognac I prefer Hennessy either Master Blend or XO.
     
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    If you have a seller thats getting the 23 year old family resever for 300 ill give ya five hundred a bottle and Ill take 10 bottles. Pm me.
     
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    When he gets it, he only receives 2 to 3 bottles every quarter. But that is the standard price at WB Liquors...Look them up see if one is in your area.
     
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    It seems that they are only in Texas.
     

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