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Favorite Whiskey?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by krap22, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    I changed my mind, Eagle Rare is good shit. need to go buy some more!
     
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    I wasn't too terribly impressed at first with my bottle either. Now that its been open for about two months I'm really enjoying it.

    Question for everybody: Just wondering in general, how easy has it been to find Elijah Craig Barrel Proof for those that were looking for it? I've only seen it once, and it was $95. After that, it's been a ghost. I know it's a quarterly release, just seeing if it's a local thing that its scarce.
     
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    Locally I never see it. But a store 2 counties to the South has had it every time I've been by there. At least 8-12 bottles on the shelf.
     
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    I am headed to Louisville KY next Friday for one of my daughters volleyball tournaments. Going to take a slight detour on the way, check out Buffalo Trace and do their tour with the family. While there, I plan on picking up some Eagle Rare and Blanton’s which I am having trouble finding in Columbus OH. Last year did the Angle’s Envy tour. Not a bad tour and the girls had fun.

    Planning on stopping at a Total Wine to see if they have any of their special store barrel picks and other Bourbons that I am having trouble finding at home. Found a Knob Creek store barrel pick last year that was amazing, wished I had picked up a few bottles instead of just one.

    I will report back with what I end up finding.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    Aldi had a bottle win last year.

    https://www.thisisinsider.com/cheap-aldi-whisky-named-among-best-in-the-world-2018-6

    Of course, there is some criticism over just how much weight the awards and accolades should carry:

    https://manofmany.com/lifestyle/drinks/no-aldi-whisky-is-not-the-best-in-the-world

    Regardless of how good it actually is or isn't, my curiosity is piqued and I'd love to try some!

    I'm headed to Denmark in May. We make a trip to Germany while we're over there to pick up beer, wine, soda, etc. due to lower taxes. When you're shopping to throw a big party, the math works way in your favor. When we make that trip, I'm hoping to stop in a Lidl store and pick up a bottle. See what the fuss is about!
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    A buddy of mine was up there recently. Between him and all of us in the whiskey club, he brought back something like 60 bottles of whiskey. :rofl:

    Store picks would be a great thing to look for. Last year, my buddy brought me back a bottle of Old Tub. It was a small bottle (375ml?) and it is a bottle-in-bond bourbon that you can apparently only get at the Jim Beam facility or a couple of surrounding stores. It was a pretty damn tasty bourbon and only like $15 or so! Maybe take a peek at that?

    Can't wait to see what all you find. Happy hunting!
     
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    Yesterday, I bought some Henry McKenna Sour Mash Bourbon to keep on hand for the mixers. I'll have to say, I think it's the best $13(.750) bourbon out there...at least of the bottom-shelfers that I've had.
     
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    upload_2019-2-28_7-47-45.jpg lagavulin scotch whiskey
     
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    Thanks! I've been a bit addicted to Smith and Cross lately, I love the funk going on, as well as the depth of flavor. Delicious riff on a Negroni: 1.5oz Smith and Cross, 1oz Gran Classico (I much prefer this to Campari), 1oz Carpano Antica Formula vermouth.
     
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    Love this stuff!
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/Death-Co-Modern-Classic-Cocktails/dp/1607745259/

    Take a look at the preview. The book has a great section on different types of base spirits, modifiers, liqueurs etc. and examples of bottles/brands that they recommend. Chapter on building your bar, of course cocktail recipes broken down by classics, gin shaken, gin stirred whiskey shaken, etc, then recipes on syrups, infusions etc.
     
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    For the price, I think Cazul is excellent; smooth and flavorful. I also use it in margaritas (tequila, Cointreau, lime, agave).
     
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    interesting! If i'm ever able to source some, I'll give that drink a whirl!
     
  14. Feb 28, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    If you want something that's not half bad and under $10 then try Benchmark Old No8. by Buffalo Trace.
    It's "supposedly" from the left over barrels of Buffalo Trace and Blanton's. It is watered down to 80 proof. About $9.75 for 750ml in my neck of the woods.

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    I will certainly give it a whirl! Thanks. I like the hidden, inexpensive gems.
     
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    benchmark sounds good to me also
     
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    the apple just does nothing for me personally, but none of the 3 bottles I tried of theirs impressed me.
     
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    KC single barrel picks have came a long way, most are coming out at 13+ years.
     
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    I didn't care for my first pour, but loved the rest of the bottle. It's been my fastest kill
     
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    Added two more to the stable. Picked up the McKenna today, and a buddy brought me the Elijah Craig this weekend (and we may have drank a few Saturday night lol)

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    The Elijah is good, but a bit harsh compared to some other bourbons I like. Just tasted the McKenna, a bit spicy with a burn that is the good kind. Me likey
     
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