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Old Aug 28, 2014, 10:15 PM   #201
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If this Whiskey thread has been [MERGED] is it now for blended whiskeys?

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Old Aug 28, 2014, 11:39 PM   #202
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If this Whiskey thread has been [MERGED] is it now for blended whiskeys?

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Old Aug 29, 2014, 09:14 AM   #203
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depends on who's buying!

I'll buy various things but going by repeat purchases over the years, Balvenie Doublewood and Highland Park (usually the budget only allows for the 12 y.o.) are favorites
It would probably help if I had more exposure to different brands and price ranges. When I can find something that tastes good for $12, it's hard to justify $30 a bottle.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 10:40 AM   #204
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Has anyone here tried Lowland single malts like Auchentoshan or Glenkinchie? They are much harder to find (especially in the US) than Highland/Islay whiskies but I have heard they quite good - mellower than other single malt varieties.

I started out drinking mostly single malts but I can't deny enjoying a good blended whiskey, and I won't turn down a decent Bourbon either.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 11:01 AM   #205
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In no particular order, just all different. I drink mostly straight up, or in vintage cocktails.

Laphroaig: like drinking a campfire. Is dessert for me.

Jameson and Bushmill's: in that order.

Redbreast: spendy, but excellent.

I like Glenmorangie (sp), particularly the one aged in sherry barrels.

Buffalo Trace: getting expensive, but very good.

Ryes: for me the best for Manhattens and other vintage mixed drinks.

Wild Turkey: an excellent value and 101 proof. That is sometimes nice...

Four Roses: a smooth value.

Rebel Yell: cheap at Trader Joe's and not bad. My mixer.

Shacketon's original stash, not the reproduction as it doesn't seem possible to do actually. I promise to like it a lot.

Would like to try more scotches, all those unpronounceable (and unspellable) names are intriguing.

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Old Aug 29, 2014, 10:16 PM   #206
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It would probably help if I had more exposure to different brands and price ranges. When I can find something that tastes good for $12, it's hard to justify $30 a bottle.
certainly you should drink what you like......you can always hide the bottle in a brown paper bag if your in-laws are the type that like to criticize
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certainly you should drink what you like......you can always hide the bottle in a brown paper bag if your in-laws are the type that like to criticize
I'm proud I found a good $12 whisky and will display it proudly. I have a Nephew who is a Sommelier, who told me it gets to a point where higher price all becomes about marketing and personal taste, the substantial difference is fleeting. For whiskey that's probably around the $20 a bottle range, lol.
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A wedding with an open bar, the perfect opportunity to research whiskey!

Dewar's- Scotch, not my cup of tea. Need to allow the taste buds to develope further.
Jameson Irish Whiskey- Smooth and mild. Not as robust as bourbon.
2 Gingers Irish Whiskey- smooth, spicy.

Tried what I believe was a Martel Brandy, which reminded me of Sherry.

Still enjoying Evan Williams and Fighting Cock Kentucky bourbons.
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So is this a whiskey thread or can I post my scotch drinking stuff?
Mm love me some single malt
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Old Oct 2, 2014, 08:26 PM   #210
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So is this a whiskey thread or can I post my scotch drinking stuff?
Mm love me some single malt
Isn't scotch, whiskey?
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Isn't scotch, whiskey?
Ahem, it is whisky...
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Moonshine is technically whiskey also
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Moonshine is technically whiskey also
Yes, but that is harder to evaluate and the distribution channel is unreliable and region specific. There is a brand of whiskey sold at the store in canning jars and I feel no attraction or desire to try it. :-/

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Ahem, it is whisky...
It is, indeed.

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Moonshine is technically whiskey also
This depends on the raw ingredients used to make the moonshine.

Most countries with a tradition - or history - of distilling have developed some form of illegal (and sometimes=, downright dangerous) spirit - they may call it some class of 'moonshine' but this is a very elastic term, and it is very doubtful if some of these could be seen as whiskies of any description. Moreover, what is called moonshine is not very consistent, even when the ingredients used are the exact same.
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Yes, but that is harder to evaluate and the distribution channel is unreliable and region specific. There is a brand of whiskey sold at the store in canning jars and I feel no attraction or desire to try it. :-/



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Old Nov 17, 2014, 12:56 PM   #216
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For bottom shelf drinkers :


Evan Williams vs Heaven Hill-
Same owner, same formula... really now.

Evan Williams White vs Black Label- I've tried both side by side and the difference is subtle if any my novice palate can detect. They are good and relatively smooth, but I'd give the edge to the Black Label. Still looking for the ultimate bottom shelf whiskey.

Old Crow Reserve vs Evan Williams

Drinking The Bottom Shelf: Old Crow Reserve

Recently had an opportunity to try McAffee Benchmark Old No.8. Very smooth, subtle, low proof whiskey, but lacking pizazz. This could be a very good whiskey for the novice getting their footing, looking for something tame that does not remind you of drinking turpentine. 1.75L @ $17.99.

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This holiday season, looking for any "excellent" bottom shelf bourbon recommendations. If such a thing exists. I'm still a novice in this area. The best thing I've had, so far is Evan Williams Black Label.
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A whiskey I have been sampling, sipping and savouring this past while is the excellent 'Yellow Spot', a prize winning whiskey which was relaunched only a few short years ago. Mellow, rich, soft, flavoursome, a whiskey for slow sipping and one well worth its price.
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