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Bourbon, Scotch, Whiskey

Post by drumana » Wed May 02, 2007 12:09 pm

Thought I'd start a new thread...

What do you guys like?

I'm partial to Maker's Mark. That's the stuff. Also:
1. knob creek
2. woodford reserve
3. johnny walker - all of em are good. I actually like JW Red quite a bit.

I've recently finished my Maker's Mark, and my JW Red is low and will be done in a few weeks.

I'll be in the market for a new bottle and would like to try something new. Any recommendations? 8)
-Andrew-

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Post by MOSES » Wed May 02, 2007 12:19 pm

Andrew,

For Bourbon, I really like Basil Hayden. If you like something very very smooth, it's a good choice.

For scotch, a lot more complicated. Two ones I like for reasonably priced are Balvenie 10 year (NOT the 12 - some like it, I don't nearly as much as the 10), which is very smooth and honeyed, Laphroaig 10 year, which is very very smokey, flavorful, almost briny. Opposite ends of the spectrum, but I love them both, and for a reasonably priced single malt, I'd say they are about as good as it gets.

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Post by drumana » Wed May 02, 2007 12:34 pm

Andrew,

For Bourbon, I really like Basil Hayden. If you like something very very smooth, it's a good choice.
Mo

Noted. I'm gonna try the Basil Hayden next. Thank you, sir
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Post by Random » Wed May 02, 2007 1:20 pm

I enjoy Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, and when someone feels like spoiling me, I love Johnny Walker Blue. That happens on very rare occassions however ;).
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Post by PaulSiegel » Wed May 02, 2007 1:50 pm

1. Jim Beam Green label (haven't tried much bourbon)
2. Knob Creek
3. Single Malt: Lagavulin 16 yrs,
Blended: The Famous Grouse or Johnny Walker Black
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Post by timc » Wed May 02, 2007 2:50 pm

Crown Royal or CC Classic.
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Post by stanmog » Wed May 02, 2007 2:53 pm

I'll second Paul's vote for Lagavulin. Another single malt worth trying is The Macallan.


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Post by Onion » Wed May 02, 2007 4:21 pm

When I was drinkin it was Makers Mark and Knob Creek.... Don't do too much drinkin anymore... sigh..... I do miss it sometimes.

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Post by jslfl » Thu May 03, 2007 3:27 am

Onion wrote:When I was drinkin it was Makers Mark and Knob Creek.... Don't do too much drinkin anymore... sigh..... I do miss it sometimes.
I understand completely, age as well as medical factors have cause me to only celebrate occasionally. When I do, it's Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
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Post by JohnSmith » Thu May 03, 2007 9:35 am

I don't do much whiskey, scotch, and bourbon where I'm at, but when I do my dad and I enjoy a little Glenlivet.

Rum is the drink for me, but I've backed off on liquor all the way around. I've gotten myself into too much trouble with SWMBO.
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Post by Loki » Thu May 03, 2007 10:04 am

My top shelf choice is Dalwhinnie scotch whisky.
My well drink is The Famous Grouse.

My whiskey choice is Jack Daniels Black. Nothing compares to the sweet taste in the water they use. Knob Creek is a close second. Evan Williams makes a great single barrell but it's $$

Clontarf Single malt Irish Whiskey has jumped very high on my list when I drink it neat.

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Post by sysiphus » Thu May 03, 2007 11:16 am

Loki wrote:My top shelf choice is Dalwhinnie scotch whisky.
My well drink is The Famous Grouse.

My whiskey choice is Jack Daniels Black. Nothing compares to the sweet taste in the water they use. Knob Creek is a close second. Evan Williams makes a great single barrell but it's $$
Not too hip on the Scotch or Irish Whiskeys, but in truth I have only tried the blended ones, and neutral spirits are anything but neutral to my palate.

Jack Daniels is a fine Tennessee Whiskey, the touch of rye in it tends to give me heartburn. If the Evan Williams single barrel seems steep, a route you can take is George Dickel #12 (as Dickel sells a $$ single barrel as well)
Maker's Mark is a good sippin' Bourbon, and Mr. Beam makes a fine product for mixing.

If price and availability were no object, I would have shelves lined with Knob Creek, Booker's (125 proof--drink responsibly), and Baker's
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Post by woofwie » Thu May 03, 2007 11:26 am

I'm by no means a serious whisky/bourbon drinker, but I favor Old Pogue; Bookers (over ice with some water of course, otherwise at 125 proof it is a kick in the ass); Buffalo Trace Sazerac Rye; and Dickel. Big NO from me for Suntory Yamazaki (though the Sherry Wood is ok) and Wild Scotsman. If I'm out experimenting, I usually find I love whatever Rye whisky is thrown my way.

If you live in NYC or San Fran, I HIGHLY recommend attending "Whiskyfest" put on by Malt Advocate. I recently attended the Chicago Whiskyfest for the first time, and enjoyed it thoroughly, though next time I need to pace myself!
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Post by DavidB » Thu May 03, 2007 1:18 pm

For bourbons, try Elijah Craig 12 year or George Dickel #12, both available at BevMo.

For a light, sweet Irish whiskey, try Tullamore Dew.

My well scotch is Trader Joe's 16-year single malt, bottled for TJ's by McCallan. Fine stuff and only $29. For a treat, I enjoy The Balvenie Double Wood.

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Post by drmoss_ca » Thu May 03, 2007 1:57 pm

I'm a great disappointment to my single-malted brother - I haven't tried anything to beat simple Jameson's Irish Whiskey. For smokey peat, it can't be beat!

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Post by honkdonker » Thu May 03, 2007 4:32 pm

Try Irish ie Tyrconnell, Connemara Peated Malt, Midleton Rare, Black Bush or Greenore.

You won't be disappointed.

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Post by ems10fan » Wed May 09, 2007 10:31 am

Elijah Craig - good sippin' whiskey, also makes a great Irish Coffee
Jim Beam black
Glenlivet
Bowmore (my favorite Scotch - neat is the only way to drink it)

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Post by DavidB » Wed May 09, 2007 11:40 am

Chris,

I agree. Jameson is pretty wonderful stuff. That should have been on my recommended list as well.

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Post by reginald-van-gleason » Wed May 09, 2007 11:51 am

For single malt Scotch, Scapa and Lagavulin are my personal favorites.

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