Favorite Whisky

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  1. Huntn macrumors P6

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    Is that what being a connoisseur looks like? :)
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    Pretty bottle. :)
     
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

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    it's what an alcoholic looks like. ;)
     
  3. Huntn macrumors P6

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    Well, maybe. It all boils down to rates of consumption. :)
     
  4. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I base it on the need to drink to "survive." There have been times where a few of us will go through an entire bottle or two over a long day and late into the night. Saying goodbye to a couple $150 bottles of scotch or whatever isn't bad when you think of the memories you're building discussing things and having fun.

    Though I'll admit in the past I alone have gone through entire bottles in a day or two. Spread out. During the holidays.

    The amount I drink nowadays is a far cry from my younger years, as are most people's.
     
  5. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

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    Picked up these 2 today - little book v2 and old fitz 9.

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  6. 7thson, Dec 6, 2018
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    Im not a connoisseur, but I do like a good whiskey. I was extremely skeptical when my son told me about a hop flavored whiskey, made by Charbay in Ukiah CA. Then I tried it and it is pretty darn good. Apparently it’s made from Bear Republics Racer 5 IPA. Has anyone else tried this?
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  7. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Think I'll skip trying that. I've had Racer 5 a few times in the past and didn't like it. Though it's safe to assume it's much better than Kram's quinoa whiskey purchase.
     
  8. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    I can’t remeber if I like Racer 5 or not either. I picked up a bottle today when I was at Costco because when life sends me a sign, I read it. IIRC I didn’t care for it much last time I tried it which just added to the intrigue of the whiskey being made from it.
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Racer 5?

    I'll be making a trip soon so I'll have a look. Every location is different. Last year there were larger than normal bottles, one of which was Abbey.
     
  10. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the Racer 5. If Costco had this whiskey I would have maxed out my credit card. Kidding, sort of.
     
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    Hmm, I never liked racer 5 either, but I admit some curiosity about this hopped whiskey.
     
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  13. Gutwrench, Dec 21, 2018
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    After a long tumultuous week I’m having a quiet glass of Glenmorangie Signet.

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  14. OLDGUYWITHAHIFI, Dec 21, 2018
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    I can drink nothing but Scotch. I have tried several whiskies, but I find them to have too much sugar or sweetness.

    I prefer a Scotch with a bit of peat but nothing over the top like a Laphroaig. I like single malts and really enjoy a Macallan 18 year old for the holidays.. Heaven on earth as far as I am concerned. Another one of my favorites is the Glenmorangie LaSanta. I also like a Scotch aged in Sherry barrels or Bourbon barrels. I have also grown to like the Japanese whiskies such as the Yamazaki. Very smooth, and light, yet satisfying.

    As far as blended are concerned... I bought my father a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue for his birthday. After all he was the one who got me started all those years ago. Must say it was pretty good. It stood out as having some unique flavors. A bit of peat but not over the top. My dad does not like peaty Scotches like I do.

    I have also been known to pick up a bottle of Johnny Walker red from time to time. It's a great Scotch after a long day at work, and it works really well at cleaning oil stains in the drive.

    I am open to suggestions if anyone has some recommendations.
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    Have not had that one. Tell me about it.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    For Christmas I splurged and bought a bottle of Blanton's.
     
  16. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe. All of the ones I have are 12 years old. The only one that is probably in the 15 to 20 year range would be this bottle of Rare Cask by The Macallan. They don't say how old it is, but if price is any indication of age by any margin, then it should be older than 12. Rare Cask wasn't cheap and it does cost more than their 18 year old stuff.
     
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    Well sounds like the perfect way to see in the New Years in a few days.
     
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    Yeah, If I could (or desired) to stay up that late. But, it's a good idea to have some the evening before anyhow.
     
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    Lol. I thought I was the only one not bothered to stay up to see it in!
     
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    I probably haven't stayed up to see in the new year since 2000 when I was still on active duty in California. I stayed awake to see if the Y2K bug would trigger a global societal collapse and subsequent to that happening, me having to go to "work". o_O
     
  21. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Gosh. I have very bad memories of that year. I had very bad flu. Not a cold, but proper flu. Didn’t really get out of bed for a week. I didn’t appreciate the fireworks that went on for twice as long! Y2K bug. Yes that never really happened did it?
     
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    That does sound like a crummy year, or end of year.
     
  23. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I remember that entire day and night. Was quite plastered myself.
     
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    In 2000, - that is, January the first of 2000, I was in Croatia, monitoring an election; a fascinating time.
     
  25. Huntn macrumors P6

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    Me neither at least not locally. We watch the Ball drop in NYC then head for bed usually.
     

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