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Whiskey appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by HAB, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    What's good? I've got a bottle of Bulleit Rye going now. Pretty decent, though I'm usually more into bourbon than rye. I like their bourbon for the price, so figured I'd give it a shot. Have a bottle of Rowan's Creek on hand, haven't opened it yet though.
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  2. Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Woodinville Whiskey Company.

    Currently, they are selling an un-aged whiskey that is ridiculously good. The aged ones are in the hopper for release "soon".
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  3. Kevin Active Member

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    Not a big bourbon fan, I prefer a fine single malt or Scottish blended over most bourbons Ive tried.
    Ill use Jack Daniels for parties when Im mixing with Coke. The drink, not the powder. :D
    Right now in the booze cabinet;

    Glenfiddich 18 year (single malt)
    Dimple 15 year (blended)
    Johnny Walker Swing (blended)

    What I drink depends on the moment.

    The Glennfiddich has quite a strong taste and I usually drink it when Im chilling out on the couch with a nice book, maybe a glass or 2 before I go to bed.

    The Dimple is when I just wanna get drunk and feel like drinking a nice Whiskey.

    The Johnny Walker Swing is kinda rare cause its not sold in stores.
    Im kinda waiting for a special occaision to open it...
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  4. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Broke out the Rowan's Creek last night. Fvcking awesome.
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  5. Silver find me a tampon

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    I do like rye...a remnant of my Canadian childhood, where cheap rye was the lifeblood of any party.

    How's the Bulleit compared to Jim Beam rye? (I do like the Beam-best thing they make with the Jim Beam label, imho, even if it is a little disappointing in that it doesn't live up to its nose...dirt cheap though, like Evan Williams black.)
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  6. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I haven't had the Beam Rye in a while but from what I remember of it I like the Bulleit a bit better. I agree that the Beam falls a bit flat in the finish, the Bulleit is definitely better in that regard. It's got a nice rye kick without being overpowering or harsh. For ~$22/ 750ml it's easily worth it.
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  7. skyst3alth New Member

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    I was drinking Glenfiddich 18 yr straight from the bottle all night at a wedding this past weekend, like a homeless guy drinking listerine. Woke up on someone's couch. It was pretty tasty.
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  8. Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I had Glenfiddich 21 yr. once.

    It was a glorious experience.




    GLORIOUS!!!!!
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  9. RUFUS e-douche of the year

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    I own a bottle of 50 year that my friend that runs Notcot.org got from them. It will never be opened by myself. I can't bring myself to open a $50,000 bottle.
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  10. Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I bought a $38,000 car......I drive it and enjoy it......I'm just sayin'....
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  11. fiddy_ryder New Member

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    online prices say 16k, not 50k. expensive none the less
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    Intriguing.


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  13. sstalder5 New Member

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    What do most of these bottles run you guys?

    I'm a college student, but I'm lucky if I can afford Jack. I mostly drink beer or Evan Williams.

    I feel like I'm riding walmart bikes and you guys are on carbon Sessions :rolleyes:
    #13 Oct 22, 2011   
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    The finest of the fine, carried into America on the backs of wolves, all for $9 a 5th!
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  15. Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    You are. But your in college so thats okay. Swankiest booze I ever bought in college was a bottle of Skyy Vodka and a ginormous bottle of Kahlua.
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  16. Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Bought myself a bottle of this last night @ teh Costco.

    Hard to beat for 40 bucks. :drool:
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  17. Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Anybody ever have Jameson Gold Reserve or the 18 year? Its a bit spendy. (18 year just south of 100 IIRC). We drink a lot of regular Jameson around here in the form of Old Fashioneds and other mixed drinks, but thats about all its good for, it kinda blows straight up, especially when compared with some of the local stuff like Stranahans or Breckenridge.
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  18. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Picked up a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail today. Only had a little taste but it is fvcking AWESOME.


    Edit: tasting notes from the box:

    :rofl: :rofl:

    Who makes this **** up?
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
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  19. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    The Ardbeg is still badass. I've had it a few more times, and I'm floored by it. SO ****ING GOOD. If you're into Highlands or similar, this isn't for you, but if you like a big, peaty Islay kick in the face, it's epic.
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  20. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Rowan's Creek, old fashioned. It is so choice.
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  21. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    I've heard Ardbeg 12yr is better than their 15yr...like significantly so.

    I'll drink most anything over 10 bucks, but I don't love to spend a TON of money on booze, but rather get max value for what I spend. I really like Jim Beam black label, regular old jack, and even george dickel from time to time. Maker's is what I get when I'm feeling spendy....special occasions I pick anything off the upper shelves and am generally happy.
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    My buddy left a bottle of Bacon Whiskey he made with Jim Beam Black. Doesn't taste enough like bacon, I might have to hit it with a double dose.
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  24. OGRipper Active Member

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    MMMMMMM, Blanton's

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    That's all I have to say to that. And Dickel, more Dickel.
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    hahaha I always said "It gets you supreeeemely drunk".

    Back in my drinking days, that is.
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  27. fortenndu New Member

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    Back? They stopped? This doesn't make any sense.
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  28. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Just opened a bottle of Russell's Reserve Rye. It's pretty good, not spectacular. :monkey:
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    Friends brought this over last night:


    O.M.F.G

    Must find moar!
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  30. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    any of you drinks cocktails? I love a good sazerac. The absinthe gives it a touch of mint that really blends well with good whiskey.
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  31. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Not into absinthe but I like mint juleps a lot. Old fashioneds are good too.
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  32. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    2 ounces Rye whiskey
    Three dashes Peychaud's Bitters
    One sugar cube or 1 tsp simple syrup
    Splash of absinthe or Herbsaint

    Not really an absinthe drink, but an accoutrement. Last night I had one, and the bartender mixed a half shot of absinthe with water and ice into a glass, then stirred the rye with the syrup and bitters, poured out the absinthe, and poured in the whiskey. Was pretty awesome.

    I love bars that serve good cocktails. I used to drink whiskey straight, but a good mix opens up so many more flavors, when done right of course.
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  33. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I know, I've had them. Still not my favorite but not bad either.
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  34. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    fair enough. A julep takes too much away from the whiskey IMHO. Fun on a hot summer day though. Not sure whether or not I've ever had an old fashioned though.
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  35. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I make miner less minty and less sweet than you're supposed to. Not like I drink them all ttime either.s
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  36. binary visions The voice of reason

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    ...you don't? :think:
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  37. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    :rofl:


    Swype and I aren't quite getting along yet.
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  38. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    neither is the whiskey, apparently!
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  39. binary visions The voice of reason

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    Got a bottle of Makers Mark for Christmas. I don't know much about whiskey, but it's pretty delicious.
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    My Mom put a bottle of Makers Mark and a flask in my stocking this year. It's like she knows something...
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