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Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby MilwaukeeRoss » Sun May 09, 2010 4:03 pm

What you got, what you like, what you drinking?

I am really exploring scotch right now, and really really like rich smokey scotches like Talisker and Laphroaig. I am trying rocks vs. neat vs. a few drops of water. So far, neat is best for the rich scotches but I like Cutty or J&B on the rocks.

Just the other day had Highland Park. The box spoke a good game "A uniquely smooth, balanced single malt, with a rich full flavor and a gentle smokey finish." It's a fine scotch, a little too gentle on the smokey for my preference but very good none the less.

I like bourbon too, Maker's Mark, Woodford, and Buffalo Trace always neat. Beam is my favorite for mixing (I don't feel bad about mixing it).

As far as Irish, Jameson is perfectly fine and every place has it. A very easy "go to" whiskey. I will drink Paddy, Tullamore, Bushmills, or Micheal Collins just as soon though.

Paddy seems to be the hot new irish everyone is talking about.

Don't really dabble in canadian stuff, and I have never had a rye whiskey. Looking for a good rye to try, but it is very far from common.

I really don't understand how people like Jack Daniels, and, what bugs me is people who think The Knot is a whiskey. It's strong, and it's from Ireland, but it aint whiskey.
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby waborat » Sun May 09, 2010 4:59 pm

MilwaukeeRoss wrote:

I really don't understand how people like Jack Daniels


Because we don't wear bras
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun May 09, 2010 6:03 pm

Bourbon only for me.

Wild Turkey

Maker's Mark

Crown Royal (not traditional bourbon, but still good)

Jack Daniels sucks.....
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun May 09, 2010 8:36 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Bourbon only for me.

Wild Turkey

Maker's Mark

Crown Royal (not traditional bourbon, but still good)

Jack Daniels sucks.....



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Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun May 09, 2010 8:58 pm

All the Jack Daniels hate...I like Gentleman Jack. I'd rather do Black Velvet over JD, but I'm also still poor and still in the college mindset.
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun May 09, 2010 9:00 pm

I've never had Vermouth. What's it taste like?

And Black Velvet is the best Whiskey to mix with it's cheap and really not that bad.
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby waborat » Mon May 10, 2010 6:36 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I've never had Vermouth. What's it taste like?



Sweet gold...

Pour a whole glass over ice and you'll never go back

Don't forget the passion fruit bitters ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby waborat » Mon May 10, 2010 6:38 am

skatingtripods wrote:All the Jack Daniels hate...I like Gentleman Jack. I'd rather do Black Velvet over JD, but I'm also still poor and still in the college mindset.


Hey Adam, when you sell that first starvin' artist print, pick up a lil JD single barrel...

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Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon May 10, 2010 4:52 pm

waborat wrote:You'll think you're in Hockey Heaven


Here's the opposite of hockey heaven:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_d ... nhl,239744
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Unread postby jordan kramer » Mon May 10, 2010 5:11 pm

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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Tue May 11, 2010 9:02 am

When it comes to bourbon, I'm loyal to the Wild Turkey family. However, for our anniversary my brother in law di buy me some small batch bourbons. A bottle each of Knob Creek, Basil Hayden, and Bookers. Nothing like sitting out back in the evening enjoying a glass.
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby MilwaukeeRoss » Tue May 11, 2010 3:11 pm

No other Scotch drinkers?

I very strongly recommend Talisker or Laphroaig.

Never heard of Black Velvet, and they could very well have the least informative website I have ever seen.
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby waborat » Tue May 11, 2010 4:04 pm

Larvell Blanks wrote:A bottle each of Knob Creek, Basil Hayden, and Bookers.


Now THOSE are some good Bourbons :thumb up:

I'll add Woodford Reserve to the list
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 11, 2010 4:46 pm

Woodford Reserve is really good.

I almost smacked a friend who asked if he could "take a shot" of my Woodford.
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Re: Irish Whiskey/Canadian Whisky/Bourbon/Scotch and so on

Unread postby MilwaukeeRoss » Tue May 11, 2010 6:40 pm

That is for sure a smackable offense.

I like to empty a jar of cherries of the juice and replace the juice with Woodford, Maker's, or any other quality bourbon. Let it sit for 6-7 months. Enjoy the cherries, and enjoy the new "juice."
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