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Favorite Whiskey?

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

  1. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    Noelie84

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    Well look at you being all fancy :p


    Edit- I need to actually find a new favorite rocks glass, something a little smaller. The one in my photo worked great when I drank my whiskey/whisky on the rocks, but lately I've been on a 'neat' or 'with a splash' kick and my drams just look...disappointing :laugh:
     
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  2. Apr 6, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    I strongly recommend a glencairn, they are only like 6, 7 bucks at a liqour store.
    You can raise your pinky after every sip too.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    Get back there & buy up all the Hibiki! It's a damn solid hitter at retail price!
     
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  4. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    I'll recap the whole thing after I fly home tomorrow, but had to share this.

    I got to pop the bung on a barrel at Jim Beam, then thieve it. Super cool. It was from the Jim Beam Black location of the warehouse, but aged to just shy of 7 years and, obviously, barrel strength (118 proof).

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    Really cool experience.
     
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    Was Mila Kunis there? She walks around in there in the commercials. :drool:
     
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    That bottle of Hibiki in the Buffalo NY area is $93.
     
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    Pic of the haul from the weekend.

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    I can get some of that stuff locally, but getting a bottle of Buffalo Trace and EH Taylor at Buffalo Trace was just too neat to pass up. The Mellow Corn I can sometimes find, but I've never bought, so figured I'd give it a whirl since I was at Heaven Hill. Been looking to try that Evan Williams BiB, too. Both of those were very cheap grabs. The little bottles are Elijah Craig Barrel Selects - affectionately called "Grenades". 125 proof Elijah Craig. It is a gift shop only bottle limited to one per customer, so I obviously had to schmooze a few folks to buy me some extras for the boys back home. ;)

    The Legent was a bottle I haven't seen locally, *yet*, and was cheaper than at the liquor stores, so I snagged one. The most spiritual purchase was getting the latest Booker's batch from the grounds where Booker's is produced. 2019-01 before it gets to Texas. So damn cool for a Booker's fan.

    I got a little more swag than what is pictured, but the Buffalo Trace shirt was such a perfect fit for a BBQ guy like me that drinks whiskey. I thought the Mellow Corn shirt was pretty sweet, too.

    I have some bitters and old fashion mixes from a couple places. I'll get a pic of those after I get home and unpack.
     
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    mellow corn is legit
     
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    I like that Buffalo Trace shirt.
     
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    I have a couple of those, both in standard size and the miniature 'perfect drams' that they give away at sampling events, but they're annoying. :laugh:

    I like sampling with a Glencairn, but they're less satisfying to hold/drink from, somehow. Maybe it's the weight? I like a 'weighty' glass; just a personal quirk. And they're a little snooty, like you said. Plus there's all the extra neck bending and puckering up just to get a sip...so much work.

    Regardless, the GF dragged me to Goodwill on our way to dinner out on Saturday evening, so I wandered around their 'glassware' section and found an 8oz rocks glass for $1 (with a nice heavy base) :thumbsup:

    At some point I'd like to pick up a nice vintage set of bar glasses, (a full set; rocks, collins, highball, etc). I've noticed that the antique glasses tend to be a bit smaller than the modern ones, for some reason.
     
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    Went on a small road trip since I knew a place to snag some more HM10, so I bought two more. Found some others along the way, of course.:D

    So far, enjoying the hell out of the OF Rye. We haven't gotten anywhere locally that I've seen, so I grabbed a bottle.

     
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    Love the Compass Box sampler! Have you had those before? I'm a huge fan of John Glaser's stuff - that Spice Tree is among my favorite scotches.
     
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    Yeah, first time I ever saw one, so I had to grab it. I've got full bottles of Spice Tree and Oak Cross that I picked up around Christmas when I was in Tennessee. Haven't had the Spaniard or Peat Monster before, so I figured this is the best way to.

    I'm still not 100% on Scotch. I'm way more into Bourbons and Ryes, but I'm trying to expand my palate. I'm enjoying the Redbreast 12 a lot, so maybe Irish will wind up being my go-to.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    Just saw this for sale on OfferUp. Never seen em before. Sadly it’s not full lol.

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    Anyone who starts on Irish, I always recommend checking out knoppogue castle. That was the whiskey that got me into good whiskey. Peaches, pears, bananas! Super fruity. So much so that it's really easy to pick out the flavors. If you see it around, give it a shot!
     
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