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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #450 on: December 07, 2015, 02:05:04 AM »
Old Forrester 1870 is killer, 1897 is only 100 proof, but comes off too hot and not to my liking. As always, perhaps the impression will change as the bottle drains.

Had Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2015 the other night at a cocktail bar. It was mindblowing fantastic. If anyone has an inkling where I might get a bottle for the original retail price (~$110), please hook a brother up.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #451 on: December 07, 2015, 04:06:23 PM »
Had Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2015 the other night at a cocktail bar. It was mindblowing fantastic.

Mmmm, I'm jealous. 
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #452 on: December 07, 2015, 06:59:05 PM »
Had Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2015 the other night at a cocktail bar. It was mindblowing fantastic.

Mmmm, I'm jealous.

Yeah, me too. I am also very jealous of the Fitzgerald that was consumed.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #453 on: December 08, 2015, 12:20:59 AM »
Anybody ever warm their whiskey or scotch? Bring it into the 80's and then sip away- opens up the aroma. I float my brandy snifter in the hot tub for a minute- winter warmer.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #454 on: December 08, 2015, 01:16:40 AM »
I typically try mine room temp and then with a very large ice cube. Room temp this time of year is 68. In the summer more like 74. I generally find I like most of them with the cube because the flavor changes as the cube melts.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #455 on: December 08, 2015, 03:01:10 AM »
Depends what I'm drinking and mood I'm in....I chill but rarely dilute. I use the stainless cubes.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #456 on: December 08, 2015, 03:41:05 AM »
I have found I like mine at room temp. Right now it is 60f, and I like my whiskey a touch warmer than that, but I have never done anything to correct that. I suppose I should get a hot tub.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #457 on: December 08, 2015, 04:58:49 PM »
Huntsville has finally gotten a dedicated Whiskey bar (inside one of our premier craft beer bars) and last night I was invited to its soft opening. They have a pretty good selection of rare and high end whiskey's. Last night I tried Angel's Envy Mountain Wood 10 year old, Black Maple Hill small batch bourbon and Jefferson's 10 Year 100% rye. Didn't take tasting notes this time but thoroughly enjoyed them all.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #458 on: December 08, 2015, 05:03:13 PM »
I typically try mine room temp and then with a very large ice cube. Room temp this time of year is 68. In the summer more like 74. I generally find I like most of them with the cube because the flavor changes as the cube melts.
Same here, I try it first and generally prefer one cube.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #459 on: December 09, 2015, 01:34:25 AM »
I typically try mine room temp and then with a very large ice cube. Room temp this time of year is 68. In the summer more like 74. I generally find I like most of them with the cube because the flavor changes as the cube melts.
Same here, I try it first and generally prefer one cube.
For a slow sipper, I'm the same way. But for a serious "getting to know you" tasting, I will drop about half a straw's worth of RO/filtered water just to open it up a bit and take it from there.

If it's a social night and I'm just having whiskey for drinks, more rocks is just fine too. But in those cases I'm typically sticking with something familiar like Knob Creek (or Johnny Black if it's a scotch night).
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #460 on: December 09, 2015, 02:21:29 AM »
Rocks here... Bigger cubes or spheres the better. Drinking a Dickel Select Barrel right now. Everything good about George Dickel turned to 11. Better love corn though... a nice rustic dram for sure.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #461 on: December 09, 2015, 02:34:33 AM »
Perhaps it's just me then. I really like it undiluted - especially the complex, aged stuff.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #462 on: December 09, 2015, 03:11:38 AM »
Perhaps it's just me then. I really like it undiluted - especially the complex, aged stuff.


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Depends what you are drinking and where. If I am going to truly sample a bourbon it must be neat - maybe with just a slight splash of water when it needs opened up. When I am backpacking I like a splash of spring or branch water. If it is a Saturday night and I want to really relax and watch a movie and not fuss over sipping it's on the rocks with a three finger pour.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #463 on: December 09, 2015, 12:34:35 PM »
Perhaps it's just me then. I really like it undiluted - especially the complex, aged stuff.


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I have noticed that more often than not I taste flavors with a few drops of water or a cube that I miss neat. Its counter intuitive for sure.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #464 on: December 09, 2015, 12:43:30 PM »
As mentioned, I usually sample neat and then use a small cube or a very small amount of water if it needs opened up a bit.
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