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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1170 on: August 07, 2020, 04:05:10 PM »
I paid $91 for it, knowing that was still probably high

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1171 on: August 07, 2020, 04:32:14 PM »
It's been a buck fifty or more. No one has sought it out like the others in the set at the height of GOT. At $70-75 I'd pick up a couple. At $90 I might pick up one additional bottle.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1172 on: August 07, 2020, 04:38:51 PM »
Thats going to be my plan.  Really enjoying the Nights Watch and glad I bought one to drink and one for the set

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1173 on: August 07, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »
Try this, pick 4 to 8 Bourbons with the majority being under $30 and two being something you love in a similar alcohol level. For instance at ~100 proof:
OGD BiB, EW BiB, Virgin, Early Times BiB, JTS Brown BiB, WT 101, and then an EHT SB and EHT SiB. Have someone else pour them in similar glassware and mix them up so you are unaware of which is which. Spend an hour or more trying them and then line up from the one you love to the one you hate. If you don't dislike any then just rank them. You might be surprised what comes out on top.

I have a friend, who is a homebrewer, and who is also a Whisky judge at an international competition. Despite his experience and knowledge he relegates EW BiB as a bottom shelf mixer. I don't think he has ever tried what I suggest above. I think he is making the mistake most do and not allowing he palate to make the decision.
This sounds like a fun idea for something to do with my dad. He drinks a lot of bourbon as well. I'm mainly a fan of Cedar Ridge bourbon, Woodford Reserve, and Mississippi Distillery out of LeClaire, IA. Most around around $40 a bottle, but if I buy them at Costco they're always way cheaper.

Has anyone tried the Kirkland bourbon? I've been tempted to pick up a bottle just for kicks.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1174 on: August 07, 2020, 11:55:33 PM »
It's not bad. I think it actually says Tennessee Bourbon.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1175 on: August 14, 2020, 06:40:42 PM »
It's not bad. I think it actually says Tennessee Bourbon.
I think I'll pick up a bottle of it next time for shiggles.

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« Reply #1176 on: August 14, 2020, 06:55:03 PM »
... Tennessee Bourbon.
That’s kinda weird. I guess it means it has at least 51% corn but it’s not charcoal filtered before aged in charred oak barrels?


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1177 on: August 14, 2020, 07:06:29 PM »
... Tennessee Bourbon.
That’s kinda weird. I guess it means it has at least 51% corn but it’s not charcoal filtered before aged in charred oak barrels?


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It doesn't look to get very good reviews...shame. About a quarter of the way down the page... https://www.mashed.com/145332/the-best-and-worst-kirkland-liquors-to-buy-at-costco/

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1178 on: August 16, 2020, 04:01:19 PM »
I take online reviews of Whiskey with a grain of salt unless I know the reviewer. Some reviewers really liked George Dickel BiB and I couldn't choke it down. I might use it to clean tar off my shoes if I didn't think my shoes might reject it as well. After trying it at least three times and perhaps four I gave the bottle away rather than risking it causing issues in my plumbing system.

Kirkland Bourbon ain't bad at something like $26 per liter. Now if you're thinking it's gonna blow your socks off, nope, it was $26 per liter. ;)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1179 on: August 29, 2020, 06:49:40 PM »
At some point I bought some Crown Peach. It's far too sweet to drink neat. I've been mixing it with inexpensive ginger ale and it's actually quite tasty and refreshing. Might be a new summer refresher when I want something on the sweet side.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1180 on: September 02, 2020, 06:02:26 PM »
I picked up a bottle of Whistle Pig 6 year last night at Costco. What are your guys' opinion on that one? I like the 10 year thought it's not a super smooth bourbon. I think the rye must give it quite a bite.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1181 on: September 03, 2020, 12:22:44 AM »
I guess I have only had the 10 year and I thought it was a little over priced.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1182 on: September 03, 2020, 04:15:24 PM »
I guess I have only had the 10 year and I thought it was a little over priced.
I would say it is at ~$80 a bottle.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1183 on: September 04, 2020, 04:42:43 PM »
Bourbon is one of my favorite specially the Bulleit 10 Yr Bourbon Whiskey, no whiskey can beat it.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1184 on: September 04, 2020, 08:17:18 PM »
I’ve been enjoying some Weller Special Reserve. It tastes like toasted marshmallows to me.


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