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#374562 - 04/27/12 09:25 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 264
Loc: CT, US
I have not drank Lagavulin in a while. I will have to pick some up next week. I think the first time I tried it was in a bar called Cigars near Disney World. The Cigars were good too. Almost as smoky as the scotch.
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#374567 - 04/27/12 09:38 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: SBrown]
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LOL,sounds good Andrew, you have tubes too?


Ummm...only in the phono stage...*ducking* wink

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#399223 - 12/13/13 09:41 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1140
Loc: Holbrook, MA
Time to bring the Whisky/Whiskey threads back. Bushmill's Black Bush is what I usually drink and lately I have been trying Jamesons Select Reserves.I drink both with a drop of water. I am not a Scotch drinker and have only tried a few here in there. For whatever reason, I have no desire to get into Scotch single malts and I'm not crazy about Scotch blends.

I have decided to start exploring Bourban. I don't know why...

I got a lot of laughs of this story and some of the posts.

http://gawker.com/someone-stole-26-000-of-the-best-bourbon-in-the-world-1447136117




Edited by Lampshade (12/13/13 10:04 PM)
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#399229 - 12/14/13 01:25 AM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6557
Loc: It's all about the location.
Having some Crown Royal Maple Finished Whiskey. Very maply.
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#399720 - 01/03/14 10:27 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1140
Loc: Holbrook, MA
I began my foray into bourbon a few weekends ago. I started off with a simple easy to drink whetted named W.L. Weller Special Reserve. Only 16 bucks a bottle. That is a welcome relief from the 43 bucks I have been paying for the Bushmill's Bush Black.

The first taste was pretty strange. The mouth feel is more syrupy than I am accustomed to. It tasted pretty good and was very smooth. Wasn't sure if it would be something I would stick with but I am liking it more and more as I acclimate to it. It really is smooth. The only part that I do not totally enjoy is the finish. But it is fine.

I will see how I feel when the bottle is gone but so far so good.There is a Weller 12 year old that I am going to try. That one is a bout 30 bucks.

On a recommendation from the kid working in the liquor store, I purchased a bottle of St. George Terroir Gin. This stuff is dynamite. They have a single malt whiskey that I am going to give a whirl based on the admiration of I have for these guys and the gin they made.
Terroir Gin - St. George Spirits
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#399724 - 01/04/14 09:02 AM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6557
Loc: It's all about the location.
Forty Creek Copper Pot, best rye I've ever tasted. Also tried it with Forty Creek Cream over ice, a very smooth and tasty coffee and chocolaty flavour.
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#399727 - 01/04/14 03:05 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3820
Loc: Up yonder
Last summer, I bought a new truck in Idaho and drove it back to Alaska, through Canada (duh). I picked up a few bottles of whisky that are not exported to the US. Five friends and I sampled all of them last week, along with a couple you can find in the US. One whisky we sampled is a Wisers 18 YO. You'll notice two bottles of this whisky in the photo, one is an exported bottle, the other bottle I bought in Canada.



Each of us had two small and identical tasting glasses. We'd pour about .5 oz for tasting samples and without any real rigor, just move down the line of bottles, taking some informal notes on flavor, finish, smell, mouth feel, etc...

We then ranked each from 1 - 11 in preferential order. All of our rankings were then tabulated to find out the overall ranking from 1 - 11. Of interest, is that all of our rankings were quite close. In no case were any of our rankings grater than two spots up or down from anyone else. In other words, my #3 was at most a #1 or #5 on anyone else's ranking.

The overall ranking was from left to right in the picture.

1) Pike Creek (purchased in Canada, but this is exported to the US) This whisky is finished in port barrels.
2) Lot 40, 2012 vintage (non export)
3) Crown Royal XR, Watterloo distillery (no longer available)
4) 40 creek, copper pot (bought in Canada)
5) Pendeltons (OR)
6) Gibson's Maple (bought in Canada)
7) Wiser's 18 YO, (bought in Canada)
8) Wiser's 18 YO, (import)
9) Century 21 YO (bought in Canada)
10) Wiser's Legacy (bought in Canada)
11) Hirsch Rye Whisky (import)

Interestingly, the Wiser's 18 YO that I brought back to the states was unanimousely better than the import. It just tasted different, when drinking side by side.

The Crown XR is the one distilled at the Waterloo plant that burnt to the ground, sadly. The XR you normally see in liquor stores today comes in a blue box, and has a blue band at the neck. The Waterloo comes in a red box and has a red band at the neck. We have tried both of the XR's side by side before. They are different. The blue bottle tends to have a smoother finish, but lacks the character that the red bottle has.

The Gibson's Maple is nothing like the Crown Royal Maple that really has no place in this world other than on waffles... It is much, much better. Just a hint of maple and very smooth. (I hate the CR maple).

The Pike Creek was the unanimous favorite. Everyone ranked it #1. This whisky has so much going on, it's a real treat to sip. The Lot 40 is a whisky that also has great character. It is distilled each year, hence the vintage. It is by far, the best bang for the buck. Good luck finding it though.
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#399728 - 01/04/14 04:20 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8130
Loc: Tacoma
Thank you, Mike! Great report!
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#399741 - 01/04/14 11:11 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4840
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
This is my favorite whiskey right now. If you like bourbon whiskey and can find it I highly recommend it.

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#399760 - 01/05/14 03:13 PM Re: What scotch/whiskey/bourbon did you drink last ni? [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6557
Loc: It's all about the location.
I'll keep a look out for Pike Creek, should be easy to find at the LCBO.
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