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Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by HAB, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Kevin

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    Definitly not the same cup of tea as an Islay, but i wouldnt recomend an Islay whisky to an aspiring whisky drinker.

    Ive kind of walked away from Islays and have gotten more into the Spey side sweetnes lately.
    I bought a nice bottle for xmass that was best of both worlds. A Benriach Solstice 17.
    Bit more expensive but it combined port and smokey in a way i had never tasted before.



    Highly recomended...
     
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    After drinking nothing but rum for 3 months (its sometimes hard to live in the Caribean) I came home yesterday and drove straight to my favorite store...

    Ultimate Whisky is a Dutch company that buys single cask whisky from different distillers, in this case Longmorn, and bottles them as a single malt. Making every whisky very unique and limited. The same whisky can a vary a lot in taste from year to year and even from cask to cask.

    Screw rum.
     
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    Sampled some nice rye whiskeys in D.C. last week. Whistle Pig from Vermont, did their "base line" and then all of their higher-end ones. I was pleasantly surprised, not nearly the gross-reaction I've had with most whiskeys. What I've tried so far has always seemed to be too close to Jack Daniels, which just makes me sick, I can't stand to even sip that stuff.
     
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    Youre doing it wrong :bonk:
     
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    i've been big into lagavulin lately, this worth a try?
     
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    killer. i'll keep an eye out for it
     
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    So, for an 85€ bottle of whisky Im kinda unimpressed.
    Plenty of flavor but zero nuance and quite sharp. Maybe because 46% alc.

    Saving that bottle for when i have people over and just bought myself a bottle of the good ol' green spot for half the price and which I think is miles better, at least for me.

    Life's too short to drink bad whisky.
     
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    I wanted to try some rye whiskey. My previous experances led me to believe I didn't like them, but the description of a rye has always sounded great to me. So I went and got one... I love it!!! Made in my home state and is mighty tasty. Please try, if you see it in your neck of the woods.
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    Two words for this whisky...
    Holy Fuckingshit!!
     
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    i have become a big fan of this:

     
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    Very pleasently surprised...
     
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    Was introduced to Japanese whiskey over the Thanksgiving holiday by my brother. 35 bucks at teh costco. Perhaps my new favorite (affordable) whiskey.

     
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    enjoying a "cardhu" scotch. my first speyside.
     
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    Got the Laga 8 a few months back. That was good and it holds it's own quite well (significantly cheaper too). Then stupid Costco put the 16 up for 50-some dollars, so I couldn't afford NOT to get some more :)

    Gotta get some more good whiskey though, got some Jameson Black Barrel and it's "meh", not horrible but not great.
     
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    Trying this Irish Port cask at the moment.
    Its not bad so far but i think i should have gone for the Sherry...
     
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    I've picked up a couple bottles of a local done in port casks:


    I really like it. They do also make it in a sherry finish though I've been reluctant to try it. I love all things Breckenridge distilling, but I had a pretty bad experience with Sherry one time. :bad: