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Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:46 pm
by Squire
For lack of a better expression, yes.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:08 am
by maskaggs
It was purely because I thought this thread had taken a dark turn that I had a healthy pour of Four Roses Small Batch last night.

Purely for the thread, you see.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:52 am
by Mr. Pinchy
Araner wrote:Scotch is ruled out! I’m speechless.

Well, not really speechless; my goodness man, you’re missing out on the best things in life.

Try a bottle of BenRiach 12 year old single malt scotch “Sherry Matured”. It’ll make the holiday season all the better.

Regards,
Mike
=D>

like starting a thread saying "can anyone recommend a great cigar, but please, no Cubans." :lol:

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:35 am
by Squire
I wouldn't rule Scotch out but I don't think it's at the top of the pyramid either. Most of it is very ordinary stuff that couldn't tug at the hem of the garment of Four Roses Small Batch.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:04 am
by Mr. Pinchy
Ofcourse not, bourbon is the bees knees on a US-centric forum, who would have thought! :P

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:09 am
by Kyle76
Bourbon is a distinctly Southern drink. I don't think it enjoys the same pedestal in most of the country. It is closely associated with Kentucky distillers. Jack Daniels, for instance, a popular "bourbon" produced in Tennessee, is actually "Tennessee whiskey." I would imagine that vodka is, by far, the most popular distilled spirit in the US.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:21 am
by maskaggs
Kyle76 wrote:Bourbon is a distinctly Southern drink. I don't think it enjoys the same pedestal in most of the country. It is closely associated with Kentucky distillers. Jack Daniels, for instance, a popular "bourbon" produced in Tennessee, is actually "Tennessee whiskey." I would imagine that vodka is, by far, the most popular distilled spirit in the US.
Now this is interesting. Do people actually confuse JD, or Tennessee whiskey in general, with bourbon? Perhaps it's my regional bias but I've never encountered this problem.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:01 am
by Kyle76
Good question, Mike. I feel like many people view them as virtually the same, but maybe I'm wrong. I'm not from Kentucky or Tennessee.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:41 am
by brothers
in my experience Bourbon has a distinct flavor as opposed to whiskeys such as Jack Daniels. I prefer the whiskey as opposed to the Bourbons even though they may be the same thing. I had some rather bad experiences with bourbon in my youth.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:29 pm
by Squire
I believe Jack Daniels is perceived as a Bourbon worldwide and I wouldn't argue the point.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:07 pm
by JRTASTER
Squire wrote:I believe Jack Daniels is perceived as a Bourbon worldwide and I wouldn't argue the point.
That's my impression too.
Although to my taste they are different, many drinkers tend to lump them together.
Both are great for sipping, as is a good Irish.
For reasons similar to Squire's can no longer tolerate Scotch or Single Malts. A pity,
I know.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:20 pm
by Squire
Yes, the taste is different, the excessive filtering makes for a lighter flavor profile which a lot of people apparently like because JD Black has passed Johnnie Walker Red as the largest selling whisky in the World.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:28 pm
by Mr. Pinchy
maskaggs wrote:Now this is interesting. Do people actually confuse JD, or Tennessee whiskey in general, with bourbon? Perhaps it's my regional bias but I've never encountered this problem.
perhaps that is because..
Although the product generally meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon, the company disavows this classification and markets it simply as Tennessee whiskey rather than as Tennessee bourbon
maybe I have no idea, but JD tastes like bourbon to me, no matter what else you want to label it as.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:06 pm
by Squire
JD can be legally labeled as a Bourbon. Tennessee Whisky is a marketing term created a long time back to imply a difference that doesn't really exist.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:47 pm
by SRD
The ONLY difference between Tennessee whiskey and bourbon is the fact that the whiskey goes through a charcoal filter process. This is not done to bourbons. it is called the Lincoln county process.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:43 pm
by Squire
That's about it, though the Lincoln County process was not developed to improve the new make whisky, rather as a jump start on aging.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:06 pm
by brothers
Good information, all.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:16 am
by Squire
Another tidbit, JD is owned by the Kentucky Distiller Brown-Forman who also make Old Forester and Woodford.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:35 am
by JRTASTER
My thirst for knowledge is leaving me thirsty for some good sippin' whiskey.

Re: good sipping whiskey?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:43 am
by Squire
Pursue the matter avidly and you may be filled with knowledge.