Author Topic: Whiskey  (Read 69818 times)

Offline davidw

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 82
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #600 on: February 25, 2016, 08:33:15 PM »
If I don't get some whiskey soon I'm gonna DIIIIEEEE!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoZ9pvkceYU

Great movie, sorry for the tangent, please return to your regularly scheduled programming . . .
"The intriguing situation about brewing, on the other hand, is that mechanisms are theoretically possible, and the real key to success is the ability to identify those that are genuinely relevant in any particular situation."

~ George Fix : Introduction, Principles of Brewing Science

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #601 on: February 26, 2016, 12:37:54 AM »
It's a roses kind of night.



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #602 on: February 26, 2016, 12:40:20 AM »
Man I love that stuff. Really nice.
Jon H.

Offline mchrispen

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 659
    • View Profile
    • Accidentalis Brewing Blog
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #603 on: February 26, 2016, 12:46:43 AM »
If you ever get to visit, they poured us some barrel strength (straight from a barrel in the tasting room) that was off the chain good. Have to be careful - it will take your breath away. Really, really good strong, dark and velvety. They just cannot bottle that stuff and send it out - shame.
Matt Chrispen
Sometime Austin Zealot
Blogging from the garage @ accidentalis.com
>> Bru'n Water Spreadsheet Walkthroughs<<
>> Bru'n Water Subscriber Version 5.3 Spreadsheet Walkthrough <<

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #604 on: February 26, 2016, 12:48:28 AM »
If you ever get to visit, they poured us some barrel strength (straight from a barrel in the tasting room) that was off the chain good. Have to be careful - it will take your breath away. Really, really good strong, dark and velvety. They just cannot bottle that stuff and send it out - shame.


Sounds awesome, Matt. I need to visit there sometime.
Jon H.

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #605 on: February 26, 2016, 12:50:21 AM »

If you ever get to visit, they poured us some barrel strength (straight from a barrel in the tasting room) that was off the chain good. Have to be careful - it will take your breath away. Really, really good strong, dark and velvety. They just cannot bottle that stuff and send it out - shame.

Sounds great. I had similar experience at Jameson in Ireland. I had some of the best reserve and undistributed whiskey I've ever tasted. I was smashed at 10am in the morning!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4389
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #606 on: February 26, 2016, 04:28:24 AM »
If you ever get to visit, they poured us some barrel strength (straight from a barrel in the tasting room) that was off the chain good. Have to be careful - it will take your breath away. Really, really good strong, dark and velvety. They just cannot bottle that stuff and send it out - shame.

Four Roses sells a whole series of barrel strength single barrel whiskeys.  They ones I've had are tasty, but expensive.  65% ABV or so, too.

I've never had the small batch.  Picked up a single barrel today as well as an Old Forester 1870.  I wasn't really feeling it and the selection at Binny's didn't excite me.

I'll crack the Old Forester tomorrow.  It better be significantly better than the Signature.  That stuff was nasty.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline toby

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1021
  • Galvez, LA
    • View Profile
    • Beer Judge Chronicles
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #607 on: February 26, 2016, 06:07:29 AM »
If you ever get to visit, they poured us some barrel strength (straight from a barrel in the tasting room) that was off the chain good. Have to be careful - it will take your breath away. Really, really good strong, dark and velvety. They just cannot bottle that stuff and send it out - shame.

That's not entirely accurate.  They will sell barrels to certain places and basically bottle the whole barrel and then send the barrel along with it.  The Avenue Pub has done this with a variety of distilleries.  I still have a bottle of NOLA Irish Channel Stout aged on a fresh Four Roses barrel in the garage fridge.  They only bottled an extremely limited number (as in for internal use only).  I shared a bottle of my BA Scotch Ale with the brewers and they gave me the last bottle out of the cooler.  I'll have to ask Sheila if she'll let me bring it to NHC First Round.

Offline mchrispen

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 659
    • View Profile
    • Accidentalis Brewing Blog
Whiskey
« Reply #608 on: February 26, 2016, 12:22:09 PM »
Hmmm. I thought that all Kentucky bourbon whiskey had to diluted to a minimum strength legally before bottling and distribution. We looked at a barrel buy at Woodford R. They indicated that was the case... But maybe it's just a distillery policy?

I know the barrels concentrate the proof. If I recall, 4 Roses goes into the barrel at 120 proof, out as high as 140-150.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2016, 12:24:42 PM by mchrispen »
Matt Chrispen
Sometime Austin Zealot
Blogging from the garage @ accidentalis.com
>> Bru'n Water Spreadsheet Walkthroughs<<
>> Bru'n Water Subscriber Version 5.3 Spreadsheet Walkthrough <<

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4389
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #609 on: February 26, 2016, 12:34:45 PM »
I haven't seen the barrel strength as high as 170 but I bought one previously at close to 140 proof.

Binny's will get them in and have four or more different strengths/barrels on the shelf. All have different proofs and tasting notes. I probably would have bought one yesterday but they were not available.

I think the dilution to 90 or 100 proof is for blending and consistency for the most part.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4389
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #610 on: February 27, 2016, 12:27:33 AM »
Sipping a glass of old forester 1870 after a loooong day.

Tasty. Infinitely  better than the signature.

I'll need to have a second glass to be sure. Could just be the day making it taste so good.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline MDixon

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1972
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #611 on: February 27, 2016, 02:15:48 AM »
It's good stuff. Skip the 1897.
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8022
  • Ego ceruisam ad bibere cervisiam
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #612 on: February 27, 2016, 02:28:01 PM »
How are you guys drinking your Bourbon these days?

I like 3oz with three clear cubes of ice. That's it.

Was thinking the more complex examples should be enjoyed with a splash of "branch-water" instead of ice...
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Laws are spider-webs, which catch the little flies, but cannot hold the big ones. -Anacharsis

Offline Wort-H.O.G.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4439
  • Play Nice
    • View Profile
    • Harvey's Brewhaus
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #613 on: February 27, 2016, 03:29:55 PM »
see in my pic i use 2" square cube. doesn't melt as fast as smaller cubes and at the end i still have about 1" square.

I also drink some neat or with sprinkle of water...just depends.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4389
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
    • View Profile
Re: Whiskey
« Reply #614 on: February 27, 2016, 04:41:39 PM »
I've got the same cubes as Ken.  I can get two pours with one cube, but sometimes I'll drop an couple regular cubes in for the second pour.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton