Author Topic: Whiskey  (Read 86206 times)

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4409
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1095 on: May 11, 2019, 02:21:43 AM »
Damn. You made a bigger commitment than I did.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1096 on: May 12, 2019, 12:34:10 PM »
Finished off Old Forester 1910 last night. For me this one and the 1870 are neck and neck. I think I paid about $50 for it and $45 for the 1870. The 1910 was the last in the Whiskey Row series.
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Offline Wilbur

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 494
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1097 on: May 26, 2019, 06:33:22 AM »
Just grabbed these from a visit to Japan! Very excited. The Nikka is a little flashy, but I couldn't find a good alternative from that distillery.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk


Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1098 on: May 26, 2019, 05:00:43 PM »
Awesome!
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1099 on: May 30, 2019, 01:12:51 PM »
Finished off Writer's Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey last night. It's tasty and light in flavor. I was hoping for more complexity since the price of admission was higher than several Irish offerings I really like.
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Offline ethinson

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 561
  • Why is the beer always gone?
    • River Pirate Brewing Co.
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1100 on: June 12, 2019, 09:26:03 PM »
Had a nice dram of Bushmills Red Bush recently at my neighborhood Irish pub.  I'd had the Black Bush before and liked it. I didn't know the distinction between the two until I saw the bottles on the shelf at the store. Apparently the Black Bush is aged in sherry barrels while the Red Bush is aged in ex-Bourbon barrels.

It's incredibly smooth, with that brown sugar/caramel like sweetness you'd associate with American whiskey, plus a decent amount of oak character.  It goes down real nice. 

Next time I'm at the store I plan to pick up a bottle. It's in the 24-26$ range just like The Irishman Reserve I got for St. Patty's.
SE Portland - AKA Beervana
Captain and Chief Deck Swabber - River Pirate Brewing Co.
Certified BJCP Beer Judge
2015 Oregon Brew Crew Member of the Year

Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1101 on: June 13, 2019, 01:06:40 AM »
I hated Red Bush. Had it twice out of airplane bottles. YMMV
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1102 on: June 23, 2019, 01:37:14 AM »
Finished off a Raleigh Bourbon & Banter pick of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel tonight. Had I not know it was a Wild Turkey I could not have guessed the distillery. It was quite tasty and had a nice brown sugar sweetness which worked very well and created a nice pick. I'm going to pick up other bottles of Kentucky Spirit as I run into it at a bargain to see if the flavor is always similar or not.
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1103 on: June 24, 2019, 12:59:48 PM »
Forgot to post I finished off the Rittenhouse Rye BiB last week. I prefer Old Overholt Bonded Rye to it. Rittenhouse is a touch too sweet. It's good, but Old Overholt is better.
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Online BrewBama

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2705
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1104 on: July 03, 2019, 10:27:15 PM »
Massive fire at Jim Beam facility may have destroyed 45,000 barrels of bourbon


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” — St. Arnold

Brewed in the Tennessee Valley. Rocket City — Huntsville AL

Online Robert

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3992
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1105 on: July 03, 2019, 10:40:55 PM »
Massive fire at Jim Beam facility may have destroyed 45,000 barrels of bourbon


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
At least it was just Beam and not some good stuff. 
Rob Stein
Akron, Ohio

I'd rather have questions I can't answer than answers I can't question.

Online BrewBama

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2705
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1106 on: July 03, 2019, 11:08:34 PM »
You never know what it was. There are only a handful of distilleries but  beaucoup labels.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” — St. Arnold

Brewed in the Tennessee Valley. Rocket City — Huntsville AL

Online Robert

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3992
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1107 on: July 04, 2019, 12:10:06 AM »
You never know what it was. There are only a handful of distilleries but  beaucoup labels.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
True.  Right after that wisecrack I remembered they produce the OGD BIB that's my go to these days.
Rob Stein
Akron, Ohio

I'd rather have questions I can't answer than answers I can't question.

Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1108 on: July 09, 2019, 04:52:51 PM »
As an interesting side note on the fire I once worked with special hazards fire protection and was looking at protecting a rum warehouse in Jamaica. The cost of the system was 5 million to protect all the warehouses. A recent fire in two of them had destroyed 10-12 million of product. They finally decided to forgo the fire protection. I suppose the risk is rather low with the exception of a lightning strike, forest fire, or arson.

45,000 barrels at a cost of $1,200 per barrel would be $54million. Ouchy!
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-is-bourbon-so-damn-expensive
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Offline MDixon

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2017
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1109 on: July 14, 2019, 01:37:21 AM »
Finished off a bottle of Old Forester Rye. Would make a great rye for mixing or when you don't want an overpowering Rye, but not very complex.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 01:49:56 AM by MDixon »
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!