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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #720 on: December 19, 2016, 07:48:57 PM »
They had a more expensive Kirkland handle, perhaps $38 of ?12 yr?. I figured if the blend was good I'd try it. The blend was almost awful so I probably won't head down that path. ;)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #721 on: December 19, 2016, 09:52:20 PM »
Basil Hayden is a nice mellow approachable bourbon.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #722 on: December 20, 2016, 12:10:11 AM »
It's a Beam in the same family as Knob Creek, Baker's and Booker's. Basil Hayden's is about $40 and while tasty, at that price point there are several great Bourbons. If you want some Booker's snag it now while it is $50-60. They are raising the price by double and are allocating the brand. At $50+ I find it hot and boozy and at double that I find it to be a great way for stores to keep dust off their shelves while the bottles sit and effectively collect dust bunnies.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #723 on: December 22, 2016, 12:51:52 AM »
You can keep the Booker's.  I'll take Knob Creek if we're going that way.

I just opened a bottle of Mortlach Rare Old single malt scotch.  Not typically my thing, but buying for the holidays and it was on sale at $50 off.  It's very light, spicy, and the peaty scotchness is restrained.  Smoooooth.  Good stuff, but only coming out for special occasions.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #724 on: December 22, 2016, 01:06:47 AM »
You can keep the Booker's.  I'll take Knob Creek if we're going that way.

I just opened a bottle of Mortlach Rare Old single malt scotch.  Not typically my thing, but buying for the holidays and it was on sale at $50 off.  It's very light, spicy, and the peaty scotchness is restrained.  Smoooooth.  Good stuff, but only coming out for special occasions.



I agree on the Knob Cree, Joe. I love it for the price point. I've never tried the Mortlach, though - sounds right up my alley.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #725 on: December 22, 2016, 01:14:18 AM »
Drinking it neat, from a Glencairn glass.  Smooth and not hot or boozy.  I could sip it all night.  Need a cigar or a fire.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #726 on: December 22, 2016, 01:16:53 AM »
Drinking it neat, from a Glencairn glass.  Smooth and not hot or boozy.  I could sip it all night.  Need a cigar or a fire.


Sounds awesome. As tempted as I am tonight, gonna wait until tomorrow to pour some Lagavulin into my thistle glass and celebrate - vacation starts at 4pm tomorrow.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #727 on: December 22, 2016, 01:22:55 AM »
I'm going in at least once over my vacation to meet a deadline.  Maybe twice.  I'll drink 'em when I've got 'em.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #728 on: December 22, 2016, 01:42:12 AM »
Given the recent notes indicating glassware, I'm curious if anyone has tried the new Norlan whiskey glasses.

https://www.norlanglass.com/?gclid=CJSfzv7VhtECFZ26wAodVtEEeQ
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #729 on: December 22, 2016, 01:48:17 AM »
Given the recent notes indicating glassware, I'm curious if anyone has tried the new Norlan whiskey glasses.

https://www.norlanglass.com/?gclid=CJSfzv7VhtECFZ26wAodVtEEeQ



That's pretty interesting.Looks like the aromas get intensified by the airflow from the air chamber. May look into one sometime.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #730 on: December 22, 2016, 04:18:04 AM »
I bought 4 for my son-in-law, but have never used them.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #731 on: December 22, 2016, 01:46:24 PM »
I saw those, but most of the time I drink my whiskey neat in a jelly jar.




Because it was on sale I bought a fifth of Black Grouse and for me it takes some water to make it palatable. The smoke seems forced and slightly medicinal neat. With a splash it is better, but I probably will not purchase it again once it is gone.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #732 on: December 22, 2016, 03:52:18 PM »
Picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker Green a few months ago. I usually don't consider blends good value at that price but I had my wife pick it up in a duty free shop so it was a pretty good deal. It's a little more smoky than Black and more peaty. It's drier and more complex but also harsher.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #733 on: December 22, 2016, 04:01:48 PM »
Green Label is back? I'm still nursing the bottle that I managed to grab when it was discontinued. I ought to have tried it again, curious if my taste buds have moved on.

It is a blend, but at least it's a blend of single malts, not single malts and generic "whisky".
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #734 on: December 23, 2016, 03:20:41 PM »
Green Label is back? I'm still nursing the bottle that I managed to grab when it was discontinued. I ought to have tried it again, curious if my taste buds have moved on.

It is a blend, but at least it's a blend of single malts, not single malts and generic "whisky".

Yeah it came back in February.
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