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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:16 pm

i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Sigwolf on Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:06 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?



I'm a huge Irish whiskey fan. If you haven't delved into the Irish, Jameson 12 is a good place to start that is available almost anywhere. I prefer Tullamore Dew as a go to drink, and it's not hard to find. I've recently found Redbreast 12, and was very impressed with the smooth flavor. There's an amazing variety of flavors out their for whiskey fans right now. I have an absolutely fantastic whiskey bar close by that let's me get a taste of so many choices without having to commit to buying a whole bottle. The whiskey market is expanding at almost the same rate as the craft beer market, albeit at a smaller scale...
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:22 pm

Sigwolf wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?



I'm a huge Irish whiskey fan. If you haven't delved into the Irish, Jameson 12 is a good place to start that is available almost anywhere. I prefer Tullamore Dew as a go to drink, and it's not hard to find. I've recently found Redbreast 12, and was very impressed with the smooth flavor. There's an amazing variety of flavors out their for whiskey fans right now. I have an absolutely fantastic whiskey bar close by that let's me get a taste of so many choices without having to commit to buying a whole bottle. The whiskey market is expanding at almost the same rate as the craft beer market, albeit at a smaller scale...


I've only had one or two Irish whiskeys and known about it. We just finished a macallan 12 that was quite nice. I think I prefer to American bourbons to the Irish whiskeys for now but they are all very dynamic
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Sigwolf on Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:47 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Sigwolf wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?



I'm a huge Irish whiskey fan. If you haven't delved into the Irish, Jameson 12 is a good place to start that is available almost anywhere. I prefer Tullamore Dew as a go to drink, and it's not hard to find. I've recently found Redbreast 12, and was very impressed with the smooth flavor. There's an amazing variety of flavors out their for whiskey fans right now. I have an absolutely fantastic whiskey bar close by that let's me get a taste of so many choices without having to commit to buying a whole bottle. The whiskey market is expanding at almost the same rate as the craft beer market, albeit at a smaller scale...


I've only had one or two Irish whiskeys and known about it. We just finished a macallan 12 that was quite nice. I think I prefer to American bourbons to the Irish whiskeys for now but they are all very dynamic


Give them more of a try. You'll find very varied flavors. I prefer the oaky and earthy flavors in whiskey, and I think that is why I tend towards Irish whiskeys, but even in Irish, there are several that are not to my taste. There's an awful lot out there.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:48 am

There really are. It's quite overwhelming.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:50 am

And I feel like it is more difficult than wine because with wine you know the regions and the different terroir and varietals. With whiskey it seems like its just whiskey or bourbon. Maybe it'll come with time
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby eddysnake on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:19 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?


Templeton Rye
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby JoseCuervo on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:17 am

eddysnake wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?


Templeton Rye
Eagle Rare


Templeton Rye is my favorite rye whiskey. I'm also a big fan of Makers 46.

If you can find it, I would highly recommend Breckenridge Bourbon. It's only aged for about 3 years, but it is very good.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby newarenanow on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:25 am

Rum and Coke. That is about all.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby slappybrown on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:41 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?

Makers 46 I like. Not a big fan of Knob Creek products.

Try the Bulleit line. Their lowest priced bourbon is around 25 dollars. Its the best bourbon at that price IMO.

Basil Hayden's is my favorite bourbon overall, and its usually around 37 or so. Really, really good, both straight up and in a Manhattan (I sub orange for cherry, and if you're at a good drink spot, they'll have orange bitters too).

Scotch wise, Macallan is definitely the best to start with. Try Balvenie next. The 12 is very good, but if you want to splurge the 15 is probably my current favorite Scotch. If you want something that's lighter and not as heavy, try Cragganmore. The thing with scotch is that its very specific to individuals, but in the end, they are all so good. I'd work my way up to Laphraiog and other heavily peated scotches. The most recent bottle I bought was a Talisker 10, which also very good. Its the only scotch from the Isle of Skye, and more in line with the Islay, heavily-peated Scotches.

Check out Industry on Butler St in Lawrenceville, they have a good bourbon list. Cantina also makes an excellent Manhattan. They have a vermouth that they use that I am blanking on but theirs is probably the best I've had in the city.

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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby eddysnake on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:48 am

slappybrown wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?



Try the Bulleit line. Their lowest priced bourbon is around 25 dollars. Its the best bourbon at that price IMO.



Bulleit is good, I also like Woodford Reserve. Jeffersons is good as well.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby slappybrown on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:49 am

Agreed, Woodford is another solid choice.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:31 am

When I got the four roses I picked up a bulleit rye that was at the liquor store as well so that'll be next for me
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby JoseCuervo on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:01 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Sigwolf wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?



I'm a huge Irish whiskey fan. If you haven't delved into the Irish, Jameson 12 is a good place to start that is available almost anywhere. I prefer Tullamore Dew as a go to drink, and it's not hard to find. I've recently found Redbreast 12, and was very impressed with the smooth flavor. There's an amazing variety of flavors out their for whiskey fans right now. I have an absolutely fantastic whiskey bar close by that let's me get a taste of so many choices without having to commit to buying a whole bottle. The whiskey market is expanding at almost the same rate as the craft beer market, albeit at a smaller scale...


I've only had one or two Irish whiskeys and known about it. We just finished a macallan 12 that was quite nice. I think I prefer to American bourbons to the Irish whiskeys for now but they are all very dynamic


A good bridge between bourbons and irish whiskey is Prichard's single malt. It has some similar tastes to irish whiskeys but is a lot smoother.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:30 pm

I have gotten far away from liquor and don't drink wine, but I had a lot of rum punch on vacation this past week.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:56 pm

i have the untapped app for beer. it allows you to rate things youve tried and keeps track and makes recommendations. is there anything similar for whiskey/bourbon?
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Shyster on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:40 pm

Buffalo Trace is good bourbon. The best bourbon I’ve ever had was the 15-year-old Old Rip Van Winkle Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve. I like the 15 better than the 20- and 23-year-old incarnations. The latter two are still very good (and, alas, very expensive), but they almost have a little too much oak in them. I think the 15 is better balanced.

In terms of Tennessee Whiskey, I greatly prefer George Dickel to Jack Daniels. If you ever see it, the George Dickel Superior No. 12 with the white label is really good stuff. Unfortunately, it’s now only available from the PLCB stores by special order. The regular black-label George Dickel No. 8 is also good, but not as good as the No. 12.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby slappybrown on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:42 pm

Shyster wrote:Buffalo Trace is good bourbon.


Meat & Potatoes in town makes their house Manhattan with Buffalo Trace and its excellent.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby MWB on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Sigwolf wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:i have been trying to get more involved with different bourbons and whiskys. i picked up four roses single barrel bourbon tonight as i just finished a makers mark 46 and knob creek rye reserve. very good.

any recommendations of things to try?



I'm a huge Irish whiskey fan. If you haven't delved into the Irish, Jameson 12 is a good place to start that is available almost anywhere. I prefer Tullamore Dew as a go to drink, and it's not hard to find. I've recently found Redbreast 12, and was very impressed with the smooth flavor. There's an amazing variety of flavors out their for whiskey fans right now. I have an absolutely fantastic whiskey bar close by that let's me get a taste of so many choices without having to commit to buying a whole bottle. The whiskey market is expanding at almost the same rate as the craft beer market, albeit at a smaller scale...


I've started drinking Irish whiskey recently. A neighbor brought some back from Ireland, and I can't remember the name. Loved it. Have Jameson now, which I like, but want to try some others.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby MWB on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:25 pm

When I was on vacation a couple weeks ago I wanted to try something different. After the bartender asked about my preferences he suggested a Vieux Carre. Was quite good. Combines rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, and a few other things.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/11620-vieux-carre

I think I've pretty much shifted from vodka to gin as my summer liquor.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby eddysnake on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:35 pm

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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby viva la ben on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:05 pm

I picked this up in my travels today
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:37 pm

Had some of their Apple Pie version on Saturday.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:55 pm

Sigwolf wrote:I'm a huge Irish whiskey fan.

Do you know of any producers from County Donegal? That's where my family is from, and I've always wanted to try their stuff.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:09 pm

Heading to the Outer Banks for a week...pretty sure I'm gonna sit there with a bottle of Smirnoff, a carton of orange juice, and a cup and just make screwdrivers until the gulls come and carry me off to my dreams.
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