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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:13 pm
by brothers
I got a bottle of the Double Oak. It's a very good product, in my opinion. The price is very competitive.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:48 pm
by pausted
Glad you like it, Gary.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:58 am
by brothers
Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:16 pm
by brothers
It pleases me to revive the old thread.

I recently picked up a bottle of Evan Williams 1783 small batch sour mash. I seem to recall someone who was working in a liquor store speaking negatively about that brand. I disagree. I'll buy it again, I'm pretty sure.
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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:27 pm
by Bill_K
Yes, I know it's not whiskey, but have you tried a good rum?

A friend gave me a bottle of 12YO El Dorado and I was really impressed, so much so that I bought the 15YO thinking it would be better. It was not; I wound up paying more money for an inferior drink. Anyway, the 12YO gets rating of 7.8 on https://www.rumratings.com/brands

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:44 am
by pausted
Jim Beam Repeal Batch....a special edition to celebrate the repeal of prohibition. It's an 86 proof, non chill filtered bourbon that they say is made the way they made it in the 30's after the repeal. It is quite good and very inexpensive...less than $15.00 where I live. I plan to lay in a supply before it goes off the market. I recommend that bourbon drinkers give it a try.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am
by drmoss_ca
If anyone cares for rye whisky, there is one brand on the market here that is 100% rye, not a blend of other grains with just a metric smidgen of rye for the label. It's called Alberta Premium, and it is a little less smooth that the blended "rye" whiskies here like Canadian Club, Royal Reserve and Crown Royal. In fact, it's a whole lot better given it has some character (rather than simply being a whisky anyone can swallow neat and get drunk quickly like Royal Reserve. Alright, I'll say it, no matter what colour velvet bag your kind of Crown Royal comes in, it serves the same purpose.) The rest of Canada remains slightly embarrassed by Alberta, but they do make some good rye. Buy some Alberta Premium and have a sip!

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:13 pm
by Bill_K
drmoss_ca wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am
...The rest of Canada remains slightly embarrassed by Alberta and just how like American Republicans they are, but they do make some good rye...
Actually, more than a few of us Albertans are embarrassed by a segment of our population.

Thread content: I'm not a whiskey fan - I prefer a good sipping rum - but these two from https://righanddistillery.com/our-spirits/ (about an hour's drive north of me) do look interesting.

Edit: sorry about the link - the whiskeys are near the bottom of the page.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:23 pm
by drmoss_ca
Good on yer, Bill! Rum is something Maritimers should know about, but it seems The Captain rules here.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:49 pm
by brothers
My youngest daughter gave me a bottle of "Straight Razor Bourbon" for Christmas. Looking forward to trying it out soon. I had not been aware of this brand before today.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:12 am
by drmoss_ca
To make a complainant happy I have edited a couple of posts above.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:24 am
by Sam
My sons-in-law love Woodford Reserve to sip. Actually it is a bourbon

Gentleman Jack was fine and they have various 'flavors' of Jack Daniels, like Honey and Fire.