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Offline JJeffers09

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #750 on: December 28, 2016, 08:53:38 PM »
I was gifted the whiskey wedge this year too, interested how that works with a Kentucky Cuban and rye
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #751 on: December 30, 2016, 03:04:29 AM »
Mike, that's the same ice block tray we have. By the way, here's the Nikka bottles I found: Nikka Whisky Pure Malt and Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Neither have been opened yet, but after driving 1350 miles back from Colorado, I'm about ready

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #752 on: December 30, 2016, 09:14:28 AM »
I really enjoy the Coffey Grain, I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on both. Pure Malt is MIA around here so far.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #753 on: December 31, 2016, 03:35:36 PM »
I just bought the Coffey Grain, and have been enjoying it immensely.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #754 on: December 31, 2016, 03:37:45 PM »
Sampled the pure malt last night neat. Very enjoyable, but a little hot. Next time will be over a big cube, along with the Coffey. Gotta go slow, as both are MIA back here at home

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #755 on: December 31, 2016, 05:29:54 PM »
I use this silicone six cube tray and each time I empty it I freeze another six.



Each cube looks like this in the glass.



The cube looks even better with the Sazerac.  I was drinking Templeton last night.  Not bad, but relatively boring.  Fine for a party.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #756 on: December 31, 2016, 08:26:05 PM »
Sampled the pure malt last night neat. Very enjoyable, but a little hot. Next time will be over a big cube, along with the Coffey. Gotta go slow, as both are MIA back here at home


I typically have the coffey neat. It is a tad warm, but oh so tasty!
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #757 on: January 02, 2017, 02:03:11 PM »
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #758 on: January 02, 2017, 06:09:54 PM »
happy new year everyone!

Have any of you tried Bulleit 95 Rye? While liquor shopping for xmas I saw it on the shelf and since it was only $28, I grabbed a 750 of it. I'm completely blown away with how tasty and smooth it is, it really surprised me.

We had some friends over for Irish Coffees one night and instead of Irish Whiskey I subbed in the Rye and everyone raved about it!

If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl, it might surprise you too!
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #759 on: January 02, 2017, 09:33:38 PM »
Bulleit Rye = MGP and it definitely is tasty stuff
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #760 on: January 04, 2017, 12:23:16 AM »
Costco Scotch info
https://thewhiskeywash.com/scotch-whiskey/steve-lipp-man-behind-great-private-label-scotch/

Turns out the nasty solventy character of the $18 handle of Costco Blended lessened after a few glasses were poured out the the bottle opened for a short while. Turns out it ain't a bad glass so I won't be pouring it out. However I am not sure I'll buy another.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #761 on: January 05, 2017, 03:16:03 AM »
I use this silicone six cube tray and each time I empty it I freeze another six.



Each cube looks like this in the glass.


I was at the hotel bar/restaurant ordering takeout for my son last week on vacation and ordered a nice glass of rum on the rocks while I was waiting. It came out with a 1x2x3 inch slab of ice in the glass. I wish I had a picture, but it was really cool (pun intended). I was surprised that they "got it" at a resort rum bar/restaurant.

To top it off, a really good flamenco guitarist was absolutely killing it for live entertainment while I was waiting. It was one of those memorable drinks that captured the mood just right.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #762 on: January 05, 2017, 02:04:02 PM »
I like craft cocktail bars like that who make their own ice slabs. The only downside is sometimes it is difficult to drink the drink around the chunk of ice. I was at one who had this contraption for making the round ball ice and it slowed getting a drink down to a crawl and eventually they ran out of ice to use in the ball maker. Not a fan of gimmicks which lead to slow service.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #763 on: January 06, 2017, 03:23:43 AM »
http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/high-spirits-blog/mgp-ingredients-lawrenceburg/
Mike I have not read yet but it's the story behind MGP

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #764 on: January 06, 2017, 12:18:55 PM »
Then that link brought me to SKU - whiskey blogger.

http://recenteats.blogspot.com/p/the-complete-list-of-american-whiskey.html

That is one hell of a list.
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