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Whiskey thread.Tried this finally based on several recommendations from several threads here. It's surprisingly good considering the price ($17.09 after tax where I live), and almost as good as George Dickel No. 12, my current favorite ($26.74 after tax). If it just had a little more sweetness, it would probably be perfect.
>>12582132i like buffalo trace, eagle rare and wt101, jameson is the only european whiskey i like honestly. ive been drinking jameson with ginger ale all night and it goes down real easy and tastes great. i plan on being hammered for the next 30 hours or so in celebration of the fourth so this is a good start
>>12582146>i like buffalo traceI went to like 5 liquor stores today to find anyone who had it, but because of the pesky allocation thingie, it's almost impossible to get.
>>12582164my bottle is almost gone, i stop by the total wine like once a week and there has been literally one bottle there when i've been there over the past 2 months and i bought it. i haven't seen eagle rare there in months too, shit's depressing. I'd be drinking some tonight but I don't want to empty that bottle before I get a new one. wild turkey is great but its not a smooth sipper like trace/rare.
>>12582171Yesterday, a guy at a liquor store that's part of a small local chain (Luekens WIne & Spirits) suggested following their Facebook page, as they post whenever they get any Buffalo Trace stuff. I checked their feed and they seem to get a case at least once a month. My local Total Wine Store, using the same method, seems to get a case every couple of months. That appears to be the best way of finding BT stuff it seems, unless you're best friends with a liquor store clerk.
>tickle my dickle
Picked up a fresh bottle
>>12582146>>12582164I'm a bit over it right now. I'm sick of its cloying sweetness. I might try maker's 46 or even bulleit rye.Or you know, just say fuck it and go for a nice scotch blend like Chivas 18 unless anyone has any good reason against itDrinks are so heavily taxed where I am that stuff costs double or more compared to elsewhere, this makes developing favoured tastes hard. I even have a relative coming down from the UK that could bring me down shit but I have no idea what I would get them to bring down.
>>12582164>>12582171>>12582200Where are you all that those are hard to get? Is it a weird state controlled liquor store thing? ER and Trace are some of the most common ones to see around here. Trace more than eagle rare but can walk to 3 grocery stores and they will have a shelf full
>>12582132Is Sazerac Rye any good for the price? Is it smooth or hard on the throat?I'd rather have Elijah Craig than Buffalo Trace but to everyone its own I guess.
>>12582610Makers 46 is really sweet. I ended only drinking it like an after dinner drink. Bulleit anything is meme tier. Personally, I always end up back to WT101. I like the Russell’s Reserve 10yo & Rittenhouse Rye bib is a great buy & way better than Bulleit.
>>12583552dude bulleit is god tier smooth
>>12583540I was unimpressed by Sazerac rye. It wasn't bad or anything but really meant for cocktail mixing rather than drinking neat
>>12583109No, we had them here until a few years ago but we voted to get rid of them, and somehow ended up with liquor costing more and being harder to get aside from liquor stores being open on sundays.
>>12582132>more sweetnessdumbass amerifat can't stomach anything that isn't candy
>>12583033>aged 5 secondsAmerica needs to reform the fuck out of their liquor laws. The fact that this can be called whiskey with 5 FUCKING SECONDS OF AGING is an embarrassment to American Whiskey.
>>12582222>>tickle my dickleHot Dickel (no seriously, they call it that)
>>12583109>Where are you all that those are hard to get? Is it a weird state controlled liquor store thing?>ER and Trace are some of the most common ones to see around here. Trace more than eagle rare but can walk to 3 grocery stores and they will have a shelf fullWest-Central Florida/Tampa Bay. Where do you live where it's easy to get?
>>12583732>dumbass amerifat can't stomach anything that isn't candyDon't make me sit on you.
>>12582132How much better is this than normal EW? The black label is usually my go to whiskey but I wouldn't mind a small upgrade if I can find it.Totally didn't realize there was a buffalo trace shortage. My Total Wine had no bottles and Wegmans only had 3
>>12583871>How much better is this than normal EW?I didn't care much for EW black label at all. Smells like lighter fluid and feels exactly like what you would expect for the cheap price. EW white label makes you feel like you're stealing and getting away with it.
>>12583109PA state store here and nearly all of them have plenty of Trace. Maybe we are buying all of it
>>12582224gross>>12583856weird and kinda gross, I had it at the distillery
anyone have pic related? Is it just an over hyped meme whiskey
>>12584349yes but it's also very good if you can snag it in the lottery instead of paying whatever absurd price resellers mark it at
>>12584349It's on my list of whiskies to eventually try, but no rush.
>>12584349it's pretty fucking smooth, the 10 and 15 years are at least.
>>12582132try the black label version, its the best imowhite is fine toogreen is nice for quantity but slightly worse taste
>>12584349>Is it just an over hyped meme whiskeyIt's wheated, so yes. It's boring as fuck.>>12584676>it's pretty fucking smoothWhen plebes say this you know it's boring and not very flavorful. This is because it's wheated.
>>12584349>Paying $120 for something with a very slight increase in qualityBourbon is a very simple concoction whose quality plateaus after a certain point. If you pay this much, you're throwing your money away.
>>12583861California central coast. Not even a big metro area. The buffalo trace stuff that's rare around here is like Weller and Stagg variants. But the Vons gets Blanton's about once a month.
>>12584732you sound really bored, piss off. willett is better than your bullshit evan williams and you know it
>>12585145ah, Buffalo Trace I guess. since you can't tell who owns who and who owns who who owns who in the bourbon industry anymore...
It was like 60€ five years ago, fuck whiskey. Are people shorting theses things or what ?Same with Japanese brands.
gimme your favorite whiskey label designs
>>12585278Lagavulin's mainstream reputation has definitely come leaps and bounds recently. There are other delicious Islay alternatives.
>>12585278No idea what is happening this year, but prices have exploded.Lagavulin 16 could be easily had for <45€ till last year. This year the cheapest you can get it is 55€, with 60€ being closer to reality.
>>12585145>willett is better than your bullshit evan williams and you know itIt's not, but the real good shit is Old Grand-Dad 114. Welcome to Flavortown, son.
Whiskey is old news, the real shaggers are drinking sherry now
>>12585155>you can't tell who owns who and who owns who who owns who in the bourbon industry anymore...Fixed:
Whats a reasonably priced whisky in the UK for someone who doesnt know anything about whisky. Ive only had jack daniels and some glenmorangie
>>12585504What kind of flavours do you like? If you want something sweeter, go for a bourbon. For smokey, briney or meaty, go for a scotch.
>>12585550Well I dont really know what flavours I like. I just dont want to spend like £30+ on something thats shit, not that its likely. So just looking for recommendations on what others like
>>12585504Going from bourbon to scotch? Try Monkey Shoulder. A bit more adventurous? Go for a Glenfiddich 12
>>12585603Haven't tried it, but, pic related is the top-selling Scotch within Scotland.
>>12585822Grouse is breddy good for the price
>>12583109not those guys, but it’s difficult to get a lot of different liquor here in NH
>>12583861>West-Central Florida/Tampa Bayi believe you, but i was in New Port Richey about 2-3 years ago and the ABC had a decent selection of bourbon so did one other liquor store i went to on that main strip that runs through town
>>12583871I actually think they're both on par. Only go for the white label if you want the extra proof imo. They're both quite harsh, overall. I prefer Benchmark for bottom shelf swill, personally.
>>12585932I should also add that the absolute BEST whisky value I've ever had is the EW single barrel. Of course, this will vary depending on the year, but it was a very sweet/balanced bourbon that was even smoother than Buffalo Trace for like $8 less.
>2012+7>Not taking the gin pillWhat are you people doing?
>>12585603Just go for a Jameson or a blend like Bells, there's no point shelling out cash for something you might not like. Ideally go to a bar/pub and try out some of the whiskeys they have on offer
I'm new to the whisky game, anyone who can recommend me a popular brand that isn't gonna burn all the way down but actually feels smooth and has sweetness to it?Sincerely a young faggot who wants to have a go-to wide available to sip on every now and then.
>>12583842we actually have some of the strictest liquor laws in the world when it comes to naming regs
>>12585822bourbon-sweet scotch, if you're into thatI did a triple-take the first time I tried it
>>12585961buffalo trace or glenmorangie if you want bourbon/scotch respectively
>>12583575It also just tastes like corn juice and has a shady marketing campaign.
>>12585427seems not totally accurate
>>12585989I'm liking the look of the Buffalo Trace, however not a lot of stores have it where I'm from, have to order it online. What about some of the bigger ones? I have the notion Irish whiskeys are a bit more strong in taste, I have been trying some Jameson and other well known Irish brands, all of them seem quite offensive, good for mixing drinks but not for pure enjoyment.
>>12584732Imagine shitting on wheated bourbon every time it is mentioned on /ck/. Are you a paid shill or just a dedicated loser?
>>12585980Yeah compared to the fucking 3rd World where there are no laws.American laws regarding whisky suck compared even to Canada and the UK which at least have 3 year aging requirements for anything called whisky while in America you can throw something into a barrel for 1 second and dump it right back out and call it whiskey when it’s basically new make spirit. It’s disingenuous as fuck and shouldn’t be permitted. Keep bottled in bond since it’s a good category but whiskey and straight Whiskey (a 2 year age requirement is absolutely ridiculous) can fuck off.
>get pic related>$180>could have gotten a Willet Rye for $100>haven't opened it yet but will probably still feel hosed.Hold me :(
>>12586178Unless the Willett Rye is 10 Years+ aged then you’re getting ripped off regardless.
>>12586184The rye I picked up when I was there was 3 year but at half that price buying it from the distillery.
>>12585961bullit rye, makers mark ,crown royal is silly smooth and you should probably start there. Avoid scotch if you want sweet. Wild turkey 101 and knob creek are both very sweet but they have heat to them
>>12582132this. women seem to dig it. I find it a little sweet
>>12585961George Dickel No. 12. Tastes like reduced honey with a tiny bit of heat at the end. The GD range as a whole is the superior Tennessee Whisky.
>>12586003>seems not totally accurateWhich part?
>>12586125>cherry pick the one law also the 3 year law is some stupid shit prohibitionists came up with and is pointless especially for American bourbons which are legally required to use new oak barrels, believe it or not you can over oak a bourbon in 3 years i hotter southern climates , some distillers have to proof down below normal cask strength just to get more time in the barrel without it tasting like your sucking on a tree branch
>>12582146>>12585958>Jameson>>12586253>Crown RoyalI recently tried these back-to-back. I liked Jameson better, as it was smoother.
>>12585961Redbreast 12Macallan 12Remy Martin VSOP (not whisky, but rather whisky-like; you'll like this)
>>12586070Wheated bourbons are like scotches without peat or sherry casks: boring. Uninteresting. Bland.
How different is it from regular evan Williams? Because that shit is the most disgusting whiskey ive ever tasted. And I left a glass out overnight and it separated out into liquid and somr cloudy orange shit. Really really bad.
>>12586311everybody like to shit on crown but if you're trying to break a vodka drinker into whiskey crown is the least offensive ever made. whereas if you hit them with WT 101 it might turn them off to trying other more complex whiskeys
>>12586013Four roses single barrel is comparable to buffalo trace and a bit more readily availableIrish whiskeys tend to be light and spicy. The redbreast lustau is great if you can find it, sherry-cask aged
>>12586409i was not impressed with Four roses small batch, how different is the single barrel?
>>12586442You just don't like bourbon, get over it.
>>12586442like all single barrels, it varies from batch to batchthe most recent one is good, but not greatWild Turkey single barrel current release is great but more expensive.
>>12586178looks good man crack that shit and report back
>>12586286i may actually be the wrong one, but i believe Old Forester is made by Brown-Forman
Why do you niggas hate jack daniels? I keep it in the fridge and it's not bad. I'm gonna try getting the honey one next.
>>12586475this thread and you are both trying to attain a different aesthetic friendo
>>12585822For cheap blends, I prefer Te Bheag
>>12586475this thread and you are reaching for a different aesthetic friendo
>>12586475because it tastes like turpentine.even you admit you need to keep it in the fridge, which dulls the flavor significantly.
>>12586448i drink WT101 and knob creek so i'm pretty sure i like bourbon, i just like the heavier ones, stuff like makers is fine but its just to light and thin. i'm between trying some blantons or bookers next.
>>12586475>why hate jack daniels?>i need to keep it in the fridge bro...really
>>12586361>How different is it from regular evan Williams?They're very different. I agree that Black Label sucks, so I was apprehensive about trying White Label, but I was glad I did.
>>12586466>i believe Old Forester is made by Brown-FormanThey own the brand, and they have it produced at the Early Times Distillery. So the spreadsheet is right, and you're right, as well.
>>12586720thanks for clearing it up
>>12586475>Why do you niggas hate jack daniels? I keep it in the fridge and it's not bad.I did that as well. That's an easy way to tell decent ones from mediocre or poor ones: good ones don't need to be put in the fridge.
>>12586125Get fucked cunt.>IS A SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF AGE ALLOWED?>>YES A specific statement of age is REQUIRED if the straight whisky is less than 4 years old.If it's less than 4 years old, they have to state it. Harmless Coloring/Flavoring/Blending Materials such as E150A are not allowed in straight whiskey, unlike Scotch and Canadian. No clue about Japanese, but I assume they're similar to those two.
bros am I supposed to drink a 16 oz of whiskey in 30 minutes? fuck it I'm still about to do it
>>12587028>No clue about Japanese,the japs color the fuck out of their shit because it's all young scottish stuff they have to import anyway because they've run out of their own reserves they're retardedjap whisky is a scam at the moment
For me, it's Talisker 10
>>12585822Very good for the price, and probably has a bit of Highland Park and Macallan in it
>>12588805I don't think I've had that one. I got a Talisker Storm for Christmas last year and I really enjoyed that.I mostly only buy Laphroaig 10 yo or Quarter Cask or Caol Ila for sipping, but I'd pick up a bottle of Storm again if I found it at a favourable price.
>>12588834Haven't had the Storm but will be getting the Distillers edition or the 57 in the airport. Talisker is just great to me for its peat and briny flavour that nothing else has. I do really enjoy Laphroaig 10 as well, what is the difference between the 10 and the quarter cask though?
>>12583856This sounds nasty wtf
>>12588952It is. Not as nasty as Talisker, but nasty.Then again, nothing is as nasty as Talisker.
>>12585944>1809+210>still drinking fucking gin
>>12588987 2582? What the fuck?
I love me some Talisker
>>12582132Bourbon is not whisky dirty jank... is a fake mash of corn not malt....
>>12589244now this is some fine dirty cheap scotish blended whisky.... sorry im a bit drunk my self i been drinking some Talisman today/tonight depending on timezones
>>12582146>buffalo traceGood taste.
>>12583540Sazerac Rye is decent but it's only for cocktails imo. It makes a decent old fashioned or Manhattan. Of course you can make a Sazerac with it but I prefer the traditional Sazerac recipe since I prefer cognac.
My go to bottom shelve whisky (Under $20) when I don't want to drop actual cash is Old Granddad when I can find it, but unfortunately its not the most widely distributed products so its stocked in only one store in my town. What's /ck/'s favorite cheap shit?
Liquor store wagie fag here.Most requested Whiskey/Bourbon that I have people ask for is Blantons. Its about 67 dollars at our store after tax and personally I don't get the hype. I got people who ask about it on a weekly basis because we only get max 4 bottles every 2 months about. Seems to me Buffalo Trace is the best bang for your buck based on real Whiskey drinker recommendations.
>>12585822Based Grouse drinker. I swear by this stuff and the Smokey Black is God Tier smooth and delicious.
>>12588922>peat and briny flavourMore like piss and shit flavour.
All the bourbons that come here get watered down to a flat 40 cause of taxes.
>>12589529Any recommendations?Looking for something with more a medicinal taste ... herbal, low on sweetnes
>>12589583>State?None of the ones you're thinking of mate
>>12589588Honestly I have no clue. Only thing I can say maybe try is the High West Campfire. Its a blend of Rye Scotch and Bourbon and my manager says its the best most underrated Whiskey we sell. Sells for about $69 here. Sorry I can't be more help despite selling a ton of different whiksey at my store the clientelle sticks to bottom shelf swill fireball, jim and Jack, so I don't get many people giving me details about new stuff or obscure stuff in the inventory.
>>12589615>High West CampfireJust checked, if I can even get it ... and I can ... but not in my country ... and it's $88 before shipping/travel cost So I'll have to give it a pass for nowStill a thank you for the recomendation>fireballTried it once ... it's beyond me how people manage to drink that >jim and JackCocktails with them are fine I guessShit for anything besides that and not to great cocktails Maybe I'll try the 10yo Glencadam next. Supposedly it's also great value for the money
>>12582132Alright so I went out and bought this bottle just because of this thread.Didn't really work in either of the manhattans I made. Somehow the vermouth still overpowered. Neat or Rocks is fine, nothing special. Final test is some Old Fashioneds tonight.
>>12589620Yes, it's a common ingredient in many recipes, as well as the namesake of a certain sauce.Imagine a cooking board where recipes/ingredient lists were potentially misleading because of a filter that switched all references of an ingredient to some other possible ingredient.
>>12589615>>12589678Highwest Campfire is pretty good but nowhere near worth its price. I ordered a glass of it at a bar and the pour was like $20. Tastes like a super smokey campfire if you like the sort of thing.
>>12589788Thanks for the input I've been wondering what other people think of it and I'll keep that in mind if I have anyone else ask.
>>12586280How does the GD #8 compare to the #12? The #8 is easier to come b and is bit cheaper where I am.
>>12582132Just a question for for all you fine whiskey connoisseurs. How does Old Crow compare to other whiskeys? I've heard it's pretty good for the price but at $8.99 for a fifth around me that's a pretty low bar.
>>12590166I've heard it's pretty bad, but if you like it then just be happy you dont pay as much as the rest of us.
>>12590166It used to be good. Now it's shit:>Although the whiskey had been, at one time, the top selling bourbon in the United States, it underwent a swift decline in the second half of the twentieth century. A production error in the amount of "setback" (the portion of spent mash added to a new batch in the sour mash process) negatively affected the taste of the whiskey, and the distiller's inability or unwillingness to correct it led to many drinkers moving on to other brands. Parent company National Distillers would be sold to Jim Beam in 1987; the Old Crow recipe and distillery were not kept and the product after this would be a three-year-old bourbon based on the Jim Beam mashbill.
>>12590246Just get the black label Evan Williams if you want good cheap bourbon.
>>12590257I can vouch for this, it comes in 1.75l too.
I've tried Weller 12, Larcerny and regular Bulleit. I thought Weller 12 was excellent. The Larcerny was okay but had a really offputting metallic element to it. The Bulleit had an odd bubblegum note which I did not like. Where do I go from here? Britfag so choice isn't great. Weller 12 won't be back in stock for ages.
>>12585603Try some Irish or some Speyside Scotch if you don't like smoke. If you like smoke, get an Islay Scotch. Also try at least one bourbon that isn't Jack.
>>12590469Imagine being British and drinking bourbon, just imagine
What's a good bourbon? Don't think I've ever had bourbon.
>>12584349I had one variant of it years ago. Its was wild smooth and got me trashed quick. Good stuff.
>>12587294>16 oz of whiskey in 30 minutesA 1.5-ounce shot of whiskey is roughly equivalent to a standard 11.9-ounce bottle of beer, alcohol-wise. You should therefore finish a shot in the same time period that you would a beer, if you want to pace yourself adequately.
>>12589385>Old Granddad when I can find it, but unfortunately its not the most widely distributed products so its stocked in only one store in my townIf you live where Publix is present, they have that at their liquor stores next to the main grocery stores.
>>12589588>Looking for something with more a medicinal taste ... herbal, low on sweetnesFirst thing I thought of was Jagermeister, which I despise. I can't decide whether that or cinnamon schnapps is the worst alcoholic drink I ever had.
>>12587042>>12589620>People who like decent cheap bourbons are soy enthusiasts
>>12590039>How does the GD #8 compare to the #12? The #8 is easier to come b and is bit cheaper where I am.GD 8, GD 12, and their high-end Barrel Select are the same whisky, just at different ages. GD 8 is ~6 years, GD 12 is ~8 years, and GD BS is 10 years. Given that there is only a three-dollar price difference between 8 and 12, everything I've heard from people IRL and online is that GD 8 is entirely skippable and to just stick with GD 12. It's actually a very strange price scheme, almost like they made a mistake (in our favor). Observe: Age PriceGD 8 6 $22GD 12 8 $25GD BS 10 $45Definitely scores very strong in the bang-for-your-buck category.
>>12590469>Weller 12 won't be back in stock for ages.It's a Buffalo Trace product, which means it's on allocation, but unlike its mainstream brands which are shipped out sparingly once or twice a month, Weller gets sent out like once a year. It's very much a bourbon unicorn, atm.
>>12586733>>12586466>>12585155my point exactly
>>12582132Whiskey is bad for you and haram. You should not drink that, brother. Inshallah you will come to Islam.
>>12582132This shit is the best. From Africa and free of Ebola, AIDS, and EbolAIDS. We hope.
>>12591556إن شاء الله
>>12591556>>12591569Fun fact: Muhammad forbid things like alcohol and pork so that he could have it all for himself. More like BASEDshallah, if you ask me.
Latest mail order haul: Ardbeg Corryvreckan, Aberlour A'bunadh, DrambuieAlready had the A'bunadh. It is a favorite because it is such an intensely flavored sherry bomb.Corryvreckan: The heavy peat is balanced well with pineapple, citrus peel, dark chocolate and raspberries. Fucking shit this is good. Super light color.Drambuie: 40% ABV, so more like a whisky than a liqueur in terms of proof. Quite sweet with a honey-like mouthfeel, but the honey flavor is balanced well by an almost but not quite anise/licorice like medicinal note coming from the herbs and spices. Quite lovely. I recommend this if you want to feel like a British prince. I look forward to making some rusty nails with this.
>>12591706>DrambuieJust buy Jack Tennessee honey, it's more or less the same and way cheaper.
>>12591706>more like a whisky than a liqueur in terms of proofdo you even know what a liqueur isdrambuie is a whiskey liqueur
>>12591684Fun fact; Allah forbade pork and alcohol.
>>12585944This guy GETS it.
I drunk whiskey and all that happened is I fell asleep why do people become alcoholics???
Anybody here like mezcal? I think it makes really good cocktails, and I'm trying to find ones I like drinking neat. So far I've had Ilegal which was alright and Montelobos which was a little disappointing, any suggestions?And as far as Scotch, I've tried pretty much all of the basic Islay single malts, but where do I start with the other regions? I guess I prefer stronger and harsher flavors which is why I lean towards peated stuff, but I know there is a lot that I'm missing out on.
>tfw living in WashingtonFuck this state!
>>12590929Lots of Americans drink scotch m8.>>12592257Staying with peat, but a bit different, try Springbank, Glen Scotia and Ben Nevis. For non-peated, look at Aberlour, Glendronach and Glenfarclas.
>>12583842>has never read the mash bill for corn whiskey
>>1259207913 year-old detected
>>12589091>MATH IS DUMB. I'LL NEVER NEED IT IN THE REAL WORLD
>>12589548>>>12582132 (OP)>i like buffalo trace, eagle rare and wt101, jameson is the only european whiskey i like honestly. ive been drinking jameson with ginger ale all night and it goes down real easy and tastes great. i plan on being hammered for the next 30 hours or so in celebration of the fourth so this is a good start>>12589548>>12589548youre a fCUkin Simp
Being from Kentucky I see these bourbon threads on here all the time and think to myself, "If only you assholes lived a year in this state, literally any county or city." You'd think twice about what bourbon really is,.... the best... And I can tell you right now, with unwavering doubt that it's not anything you assholes have been arguuing about.
>>12592934wat ya mean fren?
>>12592934Lots of Confederate veterans settled in Kentucky immediately after the Civil War, so much so that it gave rise to the saying that Kentucky joined the Confederacy after the war.
>>12592934Bourbon technically doesn't have to be made within Kentucky; anywhere in the US is legally acceptable.
>>12592934>flyover prideI guess we all need something in our lives....
>>12592934Have you ever tried taking your nose out of your ass?
>>12583856How can you drink this crap? Holy fuck!
>>12592934What exactly are you saying? You shouldn't drink bourbon because it comes from Kentucky, a place that's impoverished, backwards, boring, etc.? That's dumb. It's the same thing as saying that you shouldn't eat tacos because Mexico sucks.
>>12590166>Plastic bottleFucking gross!
>>12593360>How can you drink this crap? Holy fuck!I don't, but I wanted to know if anyone else did. Sounds like something ideal to add to a Bloody Mary, though.
>>12591564Dapphuuq is that
>>12592057But raped 9 years old girls Podesta and Seth Green style
>>12593372You're right, for cocktails it could be actually good... but alone its gross.
Think any of the barrels survived the jim beam warehouse fire? And will they try to bottle and sell it?
>>12593460Jim Beam has a ton of other warehouses. I think they're good. Also, a firefighter on scene said it was the best-smelling fire he ever saw.
On 4th of July I purchased some Laphroaig 10 year to open my Scotch horizons. It was only $30 at my total wine and more. The moment I opened the bottle, model T factory rubber tires filled my nose and so did burning rubber/campfire mixed with seaweed. I think I found a new love. I've been drinking Evan Williams white and black label, Jim Beam, many other Bourbons and only monkey shoulder as my first scotch. I can't wait to start diving more into Ardbeg and other Islay Scotches. Best $30 I've ever spent on whiskey.
>>12586361I love the black label
dis my shit
>>125852788 and 12y are special editions and therefore more expensive 50euro is de regulair price for the 16y.
>>12593738First ever whisky for me was black label and i like it still. Also try the port charlotte, caol ila and maby other fine and not scotisch peated single malts (Amrut peated is great for example)
>>12593851Thanks for the recommendations. Got them bookmarked
How do you appreciate peat. I don't smoke at all.
>>12593896You don't have smoke to appreciate it. I guess you either like it or you don't.
>>12593896I got sick of tasting and smelling the same notes in all of the bourbon I've been drinking. I needed something new and interesting that would open up my senses to a different world than what I was used to. To be honest, it is an acquired taste. I had a love/hate relationship with Laphroaig 10yr, but now I have nothing but love for it. You have to go into it knowing it's going to be different and expect the unexpected.
>>12582132Goes down smooth and is cheap cheap
>>12584349Had it as a college grad gift. It was great.
>>12593780Jim Beam white label's most notable feature is its exceptionally dry finish. That combined with its cheap price tag makes it a common gateway bourbon for most people. This probably explains why it's the top-selling Kentucky straight bourbon in the world.
>>12585387This is great, i need more sherry barrels for aging whisky
>>12592257Also try Glengoyne
Is there any such thing as a cheap whisky with strong dark chocolate and stonefruit (cherry) notes? Everything I like is too expensive.
>>12594709You need to age whisky a long time in wood to get deep, dark flavors like that, so no.
Does anybody have an infinity bottle (mix of different whiskies you enjoy)?
>>12594770Yep. It's got a nice peat/sherry thing going right now.
>>12592934shut up you utter faget some of the best bourbon ever came from PA
How bad is it to have 4 shots a day folks? All at once. Alcoholic in denial here.
What’s your favourite cocktail to make with whiskey? I love making old fashions with maple syrup and bourbon.
>>12594991You'd like this.
>>12593738get you some ardbeg 10
Best whiskys coming through
>>12595312>>12595315>>12595317Good whiskies.>>12595325Not a good whisky.
>>12595330I might have mistaken some of the years or typesThe Talisker I remember having was very smoky so I'm sorta just lumping the brand in there.
>>12595325all memes aside. this is a great Scotch
>>12595330this>>12595339nah all taliskers are pretty dire m8
>>12595325Based and islandpilled.
>>12594999Is standard Knob Creek more of a high rye or a low rye bourbon?
>>12595963Standard 13% rye Beam mash bill.
Thinking of getting a bottle of redbreast12 after I finish off my current one. Is standard 12 good enough or am I massively missing out if I don't get the 15?
>>12593344>>12594828>>12593367y'all have the reading comprehension skill equivalent to that of the common woman's listening skills. and you're all gay.
>>12594747Dang. Got any recommendations regardless?
>>12583871>>12584714>>12590257>>12593738>>12593772>>12593851>Evan Williams Black LabelOne question to the people who posted that ITT: in the fridge or room temp.?
>>12589091what kind of bait is this?
>>12596901Neat and room temp, like any whiskey.
I've never bought a Japanese whiskey because they always seem overpriced and tend to get mixed reviews, but my grocery store was having a weird liquor sale and this one bottle of Suntory was pretty much the only bottle they still had that was 50% off. When I got home I checked other stores and the "original" price was definitely marked up quite a bit, but it was still the cheapest. It's okay, but I would have regretted it if I'd payed over $30 USD.
>>12594709Sounds a lot like glenmorangie lasanta or quinta ruban, but those are hardly cheap
>>12594906That's roughly four standard alcohol units, and WHO recommends a limit of two units a day
>>12597671That one is typically used in highballs
>>12596061Get the 15.
>>12597892>they recommend a limit of two units a day and it's pretty much impossible to get toasted unless you have four or moreLiterally WHO?!
>>12596061Time for cask strength?ib4>cask strength
>>12585961Eagle Rare is a very smooth, sweet starter bourbon
Found some Bookers and a few bottles of Glendronach cask strength at a liquor store while on holiday. Which one should I take back?
>>12597671Mix it with club soda or ginger ale.
>>12598791Voting for the glen
>>12582132split a bottle of this with a couple buds last weekend.
>>12583575bulleit tastes like nick offermans asshole
>>12598791Glendronach for sure. The cask strength is godly.
>>12586475regular jack is not bad but there are better bourbons for the price. honey jack is one of if not the most vile putrid disgusting things i have ever drank in my life.
>>12591564>almost 1.5 gallons of whiskeywhats the cost?
Are there any other Scotches out there with distinct notes of heather like Highland Park 12? I find myself opening and sniffing this constantly even when I'm not in the mood for a drink. I'm in love.
Wild Turkey 101 vs. standard Four Roses. Which is better?
>>12588834Love this shit. Buy it on birthday every year.
>>12599125Four Roses is a better intro101 is a better every day
>>12596949Room temp ... absolutely 200%maybe ... even slightly warmed maybe ... with a cube to dilute it a bitIt all depends on the whiskey
>>12597671Japanese whiskeys are a SHAMJaps are stupid and somehow managed to sell everything they made So now most the stuff that is sold is actually young scottish whiskey that is only matured in JapanYou can still buy actuall jap whiskey it's just insanely overpricedWe're talking 150+ for a shit 10 year old
>>12599486People will happily pay double for Japanese shit, just slap some artsy calligraphic kanji on the front. £50 for a bottle of Roku gin in England, where you can buy much better gin, and simps still buy it.
>>12599638>overpriced+1HOLY SHIT £50 !?Last time I checked it used to sell for about £25For some reason Japanese shit exploded in price in recent yearsLike 50% up Even no-age statement shit whisky is like £50 at my store
>>12599849Japanese stuff is vogue right now, it's basically the same as how Italian brands exploded in the 80s and 90s. Tbf that was in a speciality alcohol store, I think it's around £35 in the supermarkets at the minute.
>>12599849>>12599927This is all Jim Murray's fault.
>>12582132Bought this last weekend, pretty good stuff.
>>12599638Roku gin is actually pretty good for its price range and I have a hard on for the minimalist Nikka Coffey bottles.
>>12599999>minimalistThe word you're looking for is CHEAPThat is preaty much the cheapest bottle you can get Local Hofer has proper potato vodka. It's really good and best part ... it's under 5€ for 500ml.
When it comes to the job Japanese stuff, I stick to sake and sochu.Their whisky certainly beats crap like Jack or crown, but really overpriced.
>>12596077>calls people gay >posts david lynch
>>12600248>beats crap like paint thinner or hand sanitizergreat praise right therewouldn't expect anything less for $60
>>12600418>faux wit from someone who has nothing of value to sayI wish this wasn't the majority of posts on this board.
>>12600583He's right though. Jack is an extremely low bar.
>>12598848eyesight and fine motor control
>>12583033Is this actually coming out ever?
>>12582224This is the only whiskey/bourbon in my life that I could not finish a bottle of even after months of having it. It's truly awful.
>>12598802>>12598831Will be getting the Glen when I go back then. They also had the 21 year tucked away apparently so I'll take that too
Is bourbon really a one trick pony? I dunno if that's the right analogy.I mean, it's limited in its flavours compared with scotch but it does those tastes it does do well? (if it's not a shit scotch).If this is indeed the case, why is that?Why is there, apparently, more flavour variety in scotch than in American whiskeys?
>>12602671Much, much hotter climate and new oak (cannot be used) means maximum flavour extraction from the cask. Plus there's no use of different cask types, so you'll never get a sherry-tasting bourbon. And I don't think any bourbon distillers use peat to dry the barley. American single malt may be different.
>>12602671>>12602826Also different mash bills. Well, scotch only has one mash bill for single malt, and one for grains (I think). Bourbon is very similar (and singular) to scotch grain whisky. Only scotch grain whisky tastes nice when it's bottled at 35-40 years of age give or take.
How do I hide alcohol breath?
>>12598918>12598918Try Naked Grouse since it probably contains stuff from the HP distillery
Made a rusty nail with Johnnie Walker Double Black and Drambuie, with the traditional two parts scotch to one part Drambuie ratio. Too sweet, and missing something. Added just a teeny tiny splash of Laphroaig 10. Fucking perfectly balanced.tl;dr: A traditional rusty nail made with Drambuie and blended scotch is way better with just a splash of high peat level scotch added.
>>12604050sounds nice lad.
>>12600583>nothing of valuelike your post>the majority of posts>everyone but memaybe it's time to think you're just a retard>>12600897+100>>12602671no. pleanty of flavours to choose from, but you have to avoid large distileries.
>>12604316>Avoid large distilleriesLike buffalo Trace distillery?Fucking moron
>>12602671>Is bourbon really a one trick pony?To play Devil's Advocate, it's a consistent, you know roughly what to expect, type of deal. Some people value that, some like to be surprised. Different strokes for different folks, etc.
Should I get some whistle pig or is it a mgp meme?
>>12605401I thought it was okayI liked rittenhouse and high west double rye well enough
only sub $10 whiskey worth drinking.
>>12582224>>12583946>>12601462Huh? Wouldn't buy it again but I thought it was pretty pleasant.>>12583856Shit nigga I'd try that.>>12584349Dunno about the 20 but the 15 was great. Overhyped for sure though.>>12585961Not strictly bourbon but Gentleman Jack ticks those boxes. Very smooth, very sweet.>>12589385OGD was my go-to before I discovered Old Forester. Where I live Old Forester 100 proof is $19. There isn't a better bourbon within $10 of that.>>12593738Monkey-shoulder faggot strikes again. There is literally only one anon on this board who shills that shit. At least you were not misled for long.
>Tell wife you liked Evan Williams white label way more than black label>Get called racistWhat do?
>>12606398Make sure you apologize to Jamal when he comes over later.
>>12591284GD BiB is good as fuck. Worth the 30ish bucks for sure.
I don't like whiskey much but I loved Rittenhouse rye
>>12600282>knows who David Lynch is>he doesn't save random reaction images from this site so as to properly convey a socially acceptable feeling and expression complementary of the overwhelming emotion felt towards other retard's responses without really caring who or what the reaction image is fromwhy don't you suck some more dick there you nincompoop
>>12598811That's pretty good all things considered.I've been wanting to try Woodford Reserve. What's the general concensus on it? Seen it praised almost everywhere but I'm afraid it might be a meme.
bought these yesterday, the Talisker was 30€ and the Glen Grant 14€
>>12607909are you italian?
>>12608152oh. glen grant is popular there.
>>12596949I prefer mine with water at room temp.
>>12607881>I've been wanting to try Woodford Reserve.It's most definitely a meme, given that it's made by Brown-Forman, which ensures you'll find it everywhere and in any size bottle you want (they even have the tiny kid size 50 mL bottles for it). Also, it's the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and it's made in one of the three Kentucky Distilleries that are National Historic Landmarks (the other two make Maker's Mark and Buffalo Trace).Tastewise, it's alright...like a more elaborate version of Maker's Mark. Lot's of in-your-face flavors + not heavy on spice. Also, if you try it after it's in the freezer, the finish is very strong on vanilla, almost like you just had a spoonful of sugar cookie dough. I probably wouldn't buy it again, though, just because of the $33 price tag. There are so many other acceptable bourbons out there (some better even) that are cheaper.
1 drink a night: for your health. 2 drinks a night: a drink after work and wine with dinner? No problem. 3 drinks a night: your an alcoholic.
>>12609872Never had Elijah Craig. What are some other mainstream bourbons to which it is similar?
1 drink a night: for your health.2 drinks a night: a drink after work and wine with dinner? No problem.3 drinks a night: you're an alcoholic.
>>12609989hahaha try eight or nine sweetie. i'm not an alcoholic yet :)
>>12609977>3 drinks a night: your an alcoholic.How the fuck are you supposed to get drunk with less than three drinks? Anyway, I don't see the alcoholic label as a negative; simply stating a fact. At least, that was what was agreed upon at my latest AA meeting. You know...Alcoholics Amongus!
>>12609978I haven't had anything similar since my experience has been limited to more basic stuff, but I like it a lot.
>>12595315this used to be my daily. killed a fifth of this on new years, then quit drinking for a couple months
15 >18 > 12
Rate today's purchase
>>12610739bretty gudangel's envy is overhyped but good and balancedbuffalo trace is GOAT for the $
>>12610743Thanks, I haven't tried Angels Envy yet. My coworker recommended it.
>>12610767Angel's envy is actually pretty good in spite of being an MGP whisky
what's the most complex whiskey?