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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #540 on: January 08, 2016, 12:31:51 AM »

Ok, so without going back through this whole thread, I know I saw a suggestion for Templeton Rye. Thank you for that suggestion, the wife and I are loving it. Found a bottle down here on Marco Island, FL. Just what we needed for a nightcap. A great little sipper. In keeping with recent posts, for me, it was a little harsh neat, but opened up and was a pleasure to sip on a couple large rocks.

Too funny Frank. Got a bottle as gift over holidays...cracking it open tonight.



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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #541 on: January 08, 2016, 12:59:15 AM »
Enjoying some Bulleit tonight.  It's good, but doesn't have the depth or complexity of Knob Creek (which I've been enjoying the hell out of lately) IMO. Thinner, less oak maybe.  But it's tasty and does the trick.

Went to wedding right after NYD.  Top shelf bar, all the vodkas you might want.  A couple Scotches.  Bombay Sapphire gin.  Jack and Jim were the only bourbons.  Very, very disappointing.
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« Reply #542 on: January 08, 2016, 01:05:32 AM »
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« Reply #543 on: January 08, 2016, 01:07:06 AM »
That's a nice Irish. Had it many times.
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« Reply #544 on: January 08, 2016, 01:12:16 AM »
Yeah tullamore is one I enjoy couple drops of water and some stainless cubes.


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« Reply #545 on: January 08, 2016, 01:22:23 AM »
Not my favorite.  And Irish Joe lives in Tullamore.  Get their reserve, and I'll join you.

Red Breast.  Green Spot.  Jameson Reserve.  Any of those and I'll join you, too.
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« Reply #546 on: January 08, 2016, 01:28:58 AM »

Not my favorite.  And Irish Joe lives in Tullamore.  Get their reserve, and I'll join you.

Red Breast.  Green Spot.  Jameson Reserve.  Any of those and I'll join you, too.

Well agreed, reserve is fantastic...tullamore, Jameson. Everyday Jameson  and tullamore- I'll take it over many others.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #547 on: January 08, 2016, 01:30:10 AM »
Just don't bring me Bushmill's.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #548 on: January 08, 2016, 01:33:26 AM »
Yeah, I see Tullamore along the lines of regular Jameson - an everyday whiskey I like. But the reserve is a cut or two above.

Edit - Agreed on Bushmill's.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #549 on: January 08, 2016, 02:52:23 AM »
Just don't bring me Bushmill's.

Ha! I say that all the time. I have never tried Bushmill's, and I never will.

I am drinking Green Spot at the moment, as well as some Michter's small batch. Love the Green Spot. I had Tulleymore Dew the other day in a whiskey sour. It was pretty dang good.
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« Reply #550 on: January 08, 2016, 11:06:52 PM »
Here's an opportunity to try and win Hakushu 18yr. I really like the 12yr, hope I win the 18yr and you don't. ;)
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« Reply #551 on: January 08, 2016, 11:13:48 PM »
Here's an opportunity to try and win Hakushu 18yr. I really like the 12yr, hope I win the 18yr and you don't. ;)
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« Reply #552 on: January 10, 2016, 05:19:12 PM »
Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey is wonderful. Neat the flavor is divine.
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« Reply #553 on: January 12, 2016, 07:49:47 PM »
I received my bottles of Powell and Mahoney. I bought 2 of the ginger, 1 of the blood orange, and 1 pomegranate. I finished off the FEW bourbon with the ginger, as that whiskey just tasted worse and worse to me on its own. Made a couple of cocktails last night. 1 pt Aquavit, 1 pt ginger, 1 pt club soda, couple dashes of bitters -- very very tasty. Substituted the ginger with the blood orange, and upped the amount of club soda and added a twist of lemon, which was also very tasty. I had forgotten about the bottle of Aquavit I had bought from North Shore distillery. I aged a pint on the side with some American oak, and love that on its own. Otherwise, I have no Aquavit to compare it to. Good stuff.
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« Reply #554 on: January 15, 2016, 02:02:34 PM »
Ran into Hakushu 18 the other night, it was great, but at $200 a bottle it had better be awesome. Reminded me of Macallan 18 which is about the same price.

Also had the Balvenie DoubleWood 17 and it was great. My coworker said he was going to run out and buy a bottle immediately even after I told him it's a buck forty a bottle.

The interesting find of the night was Connemara Peated Whiskey which is a new fave. To me it is somewhere in the middle ground between Bourbon and Scotch with an Irish Whiskey base and peat added. The whiskey is 12 year and I really enjoyed the aroma and flavor. If you've been to Ireland all you smell is peat fires in most pubs and having it loud and proud in the whiskey conjured images of that trip.
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