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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #435 on: December 01, 2015, 05:55:51 PM »
I had some Michter's this weekend.  Too much, actually.  But it was delicious.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #436 on: December 01, 2015, 06:11:07 PM »
I had some Michter's this weekend.  Too much, actually.  But it was delicious.

That is good stuff. I think that will be my next purchase. I wanted to get Noah's Mill last time, but they were out, so I got another bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed. This one isn't as good as the last one, but for $40 is still quite good.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #437 on: December 01, 2015, 07:55:01 PM »
I'm wanting to buy a very nice bottle of whiskey for the holidays.  What do you recommend?  Anything under $100.  I realize I am probably opening myself up for 40 opinions but I hope to distill (pun intended) a decision out of your responses.

I find I do not prefer peaty scotch.  Also in my limited experience I have preferred rye whiskeys.

Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch ~$40
Four Roses Single Barrel ~$40
and since you have a bit of that $100 left just get some Buffalo Trace. ;)

Blanton's is a wise decision.

As far as rye, Sazerac Rye would be ~$30, Four Roses Rye is good, Bulleit Rye is good, most Rye are MGP sourced, but are still great whiskeys.

I would not suggest you spend 100 beans on a single bottle, most of the $40-50 offerings are as good or better than anything in that price point.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #438 on: December 01, 2015, 08:07:25 PM »
Sazerac Rye, if you can find it, is the tops in my opinion.

It's been awhile since I had it, but I recall enjoying Russel's Reserve Rye.

There are a couple others I keep around the house, but they are mixers.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #439 on: December 02, 2015, 03:50:41 AM »
I'm wanting to buy a very nice bottle of whiskey for the holidays.  What do you recommend?  Anything under $100.  I realize I am probably opening myself up for 40 opinions but I hope to distill (pun intended) a decision out of your responses.

I find I do not prefer peaty scotch.  Also in my limited experience I have preferred rye whiskeys.

Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch ~$40
Four Roses Single Barrel ~$40
and since you have a bit of that $100 left just get some Buffalo Trace. ;)

Blanton's is a wise decision.

As far as rye, Sazerac Rye would be ~$30, Four Roses Rye is good, Bulleit Rye is good, most Rye are MGP sourced, but are still great whiskeys.

I would not suggest you spend 100 beans on a single bottle, most of the $40-50 offerings are as good or better than anything in that price point.

I heartily gree with all of this. I love the Four Roses Single Barrels, and Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch. Redemption High Rye is a good rye for the $20-30 range. Otherwise, I would recommend Noah's Mill, and Prichard's Double Barrel.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #440 on: December 02, 2015, 03:53:31 AM »
Yep. Agree with Dixon.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #441 on: December 02, 2015, 01:25:01 PM »
I made a flub, I meant Knob Creek Rye. I don't think Four Roses makes a rye (I was typing too fast).

Noah's Mill might be a bit hot for some tastes, kinda like Booker's. Baker's would be a good choice as would Basil Hayden's. For that matter Eagle Rare is a fine one for an inexpensive price and Elijah Craig isn't too shabby either.

I've really enjoyed Old Forrester 1870 ($45) lately and have a bottle of Old Forrester 1897 ($50) which has been getting good reviews.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #442 on: December 02, 2015, 03:30:52 PM »
Angel's Envy is expensive but less than $100 and worth it. A bottle around here runs $60-$65.

Agree with Joe Sr about Sazerac rye.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #443 on: December 02, 2015, 04:13:11 PM »
Sazerac Rye, if you can find it, is the tops in my opinion.

It's been awhile since I had it, but I recall enjoying Russel's Reserve Rye.

There are a couple others I keep around the house, but they are mixers.
I will have to try some drinking rye. I keep Old Overholt around as an economical mixer but would like a sipper. I might try the sazerac first, and of course in addition to sipping I'll have to make a sazerac with it, its one of my favorite cocktails.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #444 on: December 02, 2015, 05:40:12 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I may have to take a trip to Seattle to get the Sazerac.  Yakima does not have a good liquor store.  Everyone only has the stuff that sells a lot, no specialty or hard to find items.  I went to the best stocked store in town yesterday and brought up the list that Dixon made...nothing.

I know I can find a Knob Creek though.  Thanks Guys.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #445 on: December 02, 2015, 09:17:10 PM »
FWIW - I do not care for Angel's Envy...YMMV

Colonel EH Taylor could be difficult to find, but not impossible. The rest shouldn't be difficult at all.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #446 on: December 02, 2015, 09:53:33 PM »
I enjoyed some Angel's Envy on Halloween.  About the same way I enjoyed the Michter's.  A little too much.  Again, no real tasting notes other than I enjoyed it.

Knob Creek rye is good.  Bulliet rye, also.  Either should be easy to find.

As far as a Sazerac (the drink) no one around here actually makes it with Sazerac, even when they have it on the shelf.  It confuses me.  I admonish them and ask them to substitute it for me.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #447 on: December 02, 2015, 10:49:31 PM »
Finally having the John E Fitzgerald 20 year. $300 retail for a 375 ml. At the bar it is $100 per ounce.  It is stellar by the way, but I'm too cheap to have it on my own nickel.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #448 on: December 05, 2015, 03:46:07 PM »
Finally having the John E Fitzgerald 20 year. $300 retail for a 375 ml. At the bar it is $100 per ounce.  It is stellar by the way, but I'm too cheap to have it on my own nickel.
At those prices, I would be too.

I paid $35 for a pour of Laphroig 30-year once, but that's about my upper limit. Worth every penny and then some, by the way.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #449 on: December 05, 2015, 06:13:37 PM »
It was awesome, but I just cannot stomach $300 a 375ml ($600 a fifth). FWIW - Maccallan 25 is running $999 a fifth in our liquor stores. That is $40 an ounce retail...ouchy!
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