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Offline Ron756

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1380 on: February 05, 2024, 02:51:02 pm »
Hate to not see posts on this thread. Finished off a bottle of Ezra Brooks 99 Rye in December. A tab bit sweet, but at 25 bucks a bottle it's affordable and tasty.
I have a bottle of Jefferson’s Ocean voyage 28 open at the moment.   
Still my go to.  Started to smoke it with maple and oak.  Very good.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1381 on: April 05, 2024, 11:39:38 am »
Bought a bottle of Knobel Tennessee Whiskey which seemed expensive in the grand scheme of things. Opened it last night and while I need to hit it more it ain't seeming as if it will be a favorite. Left an impression of cherry life saver on the palate. Of course that could have been due to something I ate so I'll hit it again with a clean palate.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1382 on: April 08, 2024, 07:19:39 am »
Finished off a bottle of 25 buck Speyburn 10 Year Single Malt last night. Was surprised at the level of packaging on a budget friendly single malt scotch. At first I didn't think much of it because the flavors were so light. Eventually it captured my attention and in the end it's worth picking up. Kinda boring, but a great one to pour when you don't want to overwhelm the palate and need a Speyside scotch.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1383 on: April 15, 2024, 02:36:15 pm »
I hit the Knobel over a few days this weekend and I've come around to it. Must have been my palate was off kilter when I first opened it. Still not sure it's worth the price of admission. More sampling will be required to know.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1384 on: June 08, 2024, 09:55:22 am »
lol, i had wild turkey yesterday for the first time in maybe 15 years.

the aroma did bring me back, i always loved it. a lot of good things going on in it, i always get this menthol character from it that i only get fragments of in some other bourbons on top of all the typical bourbon notes.

i definitely am not a spirits guy though. its simply that i dont like the feel anymore of getting that drunk off little sips and i like the flavours of a good one in spite of the ethanol involved, rather than because of the ethanol elements. and thats in a GOOD spirit, let alone a mediocre one.

ive been trying to get those elements in whiskey/bourbon i like in beers i make for the past few years. bottled another one about 6 weeks ago, and from years when i did a stronger toast on already toasted oak cubes, i would go even hard, possibly charring them a bit. see how https://suigenerisbrewing.com/index.php/2020/09/13/an-experimental-maillard-bochet/ turned out