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Jon Payne
05-24-2019, 06:24 PM
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Starting a new whiskey thread. My choices are currently Jeffersonís Ocean, Blantonís, and Macallan 12. Post yours here.

Honorable Mention:
Bulliet Bourbon
Buffalo Trace


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Brightlightman
05-24-2019, 06:45 PM
I've gone from rum, to vodka, and now I'm on Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.

Allen
05-24-2019, 06:50 PM
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.

:puke:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQnH450hPM


Talisker Storm
Oban 14

Sharkbite
05-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Weller Reserve
Angel's Envy
Eagle Rare

The Eagle Rare is my current favorite.

Brent Yamamoto
05-25-2019, 07:51 AM
Nice! You should also give Malort a try if you ever run across it. It's mostly in the Chicago area, but sometimes bottles sneak out to other parts of the country.

Don’t listen, this is a trap.

Gabriel Suarez
05-25-2019, 08:21 AM
And what was that fine smooth stuff that Nichols had...from Sweden I think it was?

Brightlightman
05-25-2019, 08:22 AM
Nice! You should also give Malort a try if you ever run across it. It's mostly in the Chicago area, but sometimes bottles sneak out to other parts of the country.

It is the leading cause of mouth suicide.

Brent Yamamoto
05-25-2019, 08:36 AM
And what was that fine smooth stuff that Nichols had...from Sweden I think it was?

I don’t remember where it was from, but it was Malort.

Tull is being malicious reccommending it!

Gabriel Suarez
05-25-2019, 08:37 AM
I have actually started dabbling with Tequila these last few weeks. I have had a Rum phase, a Vodka phase and now this. Although I admit to drinking far less these last few months, a sip here and there...by a fire...is always nice.

IANative
05-25-2019, 09:36 AM
... now I'm on Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.

Jack Daniels has been my whiskey of choice for years. I like Tenn Honey, too, but it's too sweet by itself for me. I keep a small bottle on hand and add a splash to my 3 fingers of Jack on the rocks.

Four Roses is my preferred bourbon in an Old Fashioned.

I like Jameson's Black for Irish... which I generally only drink once or twice a year.

A bourbon connoisseur friend of mine keeps a bottle of Blanton's on hand, and occasionally offers me a snort. Hard for me to explain- bold yet mellow, warm, rich, earthy- definitely a flavor that stays with you.

Brent Yamamoto
05-25-2019, 10:49 AM
Blantons is my go to bourbon.

Lagavulin, Talisker, Highland Park are my top 3 for scotch.

IANative
05-25-2019, 12:19 PM
MALORT (https://www.thrillist.com/drink/chicago/14-things-you-didn-t-know-about-malort-thrillist-chicago)

Brent Yamamoto
05-25-2019, 01:31 PM
Brent and Brightlightman, you two obviously don't know good liquor. In fact, I just went online today and ordered another bottle.


I will grant you that it is somewhat better than shitting in your own mouth.

kssoftwareman
05-25-2019, 03:24 PM
Redemption Bourbon is very good for neat sipping. Wild Turkey 101 proof is my first go to and my second go to is JD.

Mike Heckathorn
05-25-2019, 03:44 PM
General Go-To's are George T Stagg Jr and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. If I had to pick a single whiskey to drink, though, it would be Willett 4yr Rye.

McGyver
05-25-2019, 03:58 PM
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COG
05-25-2019, 06:20 PM
Malort.... wormwood based just like Absinthe... Brought back memories of some wicked hangovers brought on by too much of the "green fairy" during a duty tour in Europe many years ago. I still have a full bottle of green Absinthe sitting in the cabinet just waiting to punish someone.

Now, my taste usually tends towards a VSOP or XO Cognac, normally Martell. Little pricey, but really good!

ctdair
05-25-2019, 06:51 PM
Currently enjoying some Woodford Reserve by the fire.

45Smashemflat
05-25-2019, 08:35 PM
Blanton's = good stuff, collect all of the horses. Yes, there are two different N's. If you don't know what I'm talking about, look closely at the stopper. (Yes, I have a whole set...)

Richland's Rum = if you are a brown rum person, give it a try. The cane is grown in Ga, and processed in Ga. Really tasty.

Knob Creek 120 proof is the current open bottle.

Bottom line, it's all good, try what you like, and enjoy.

Dave Williams
05-26-2019, 10:10 AM
The best brown liquor I've had is Belvanie 15. Amazing! I personally feel Blanton is overrated. A place around here serves Honey Jack and Coke with a Slim Jim in it, from what I hear its great.

Vigilant
05-26-2019, 07:30 PM
I’ve recently scored a couple of bottles of Angels Envy Rye, do yourself a favor if you can find one, buy it. Simply put, one of the best Rye Whiskey’s I’ve had to date. Not as spicy as most ryes, with serious carmel(to me) finish. Some people say butterscotch, others say maple, I taste Carmel, but very good!

ToddC
05-26-2019, 07:54 PM
Normally an open bottle of Knob Creek around the house. Special pours are usually an EH Taylor or Booker’s. I’ve always thought Buffalo Trace to be an excellent value bourbon.

IANative
05-26-2019, 08:27 PM
Has anyone tried Michterís? They make a bourbon, a rye and an American whiskey, but Iíve not tried any of them.

How bout Tin Cup?

45Smashemflat
05-27-2019, 06:00 AM
Ian...

Those are both quite good, particularly the Mitcher's Sour Mash. Tin Cup is a good one from Colorado. If you like it, try Breckenridge.

MichaelJames
05-27-2019, 08:01 PM
Nice! You should also give Malort a try if you ever run across it. It's mostly in the Chicago area, but sometimes bottles sneak out to other parts of the country.

I had this when I was living in in Chicago. I thought it was a joke, at first. Poison was my second thought. It has an...interesting taste.

Blacked out
05-28-2019, 01:40 PM
I prefer Blantons and Woodford.

Greg Nichols
05-28-2019, 03:08 PM
Yep, from Sweden. That was Malort. I gifted the bottle to Nichols after CQB.

Brent and Brightlightman, you two obviously don't know good liquor. In fact, I just went online today and ordered another bottle.

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It tastes like getting picked on in the 3rd grade... or an abortion clinic in Iceland.

Jon Payne
05-28-2019, 03:10 PM
OMG that's classic right there.
It tastes like getting picked on in the 3rd grade... or an abortion clinic in Iceland.

SqueeDAB
05-28-2019, 05:20 PM
Recommending Melort is like recommending nailing your tongue to the bed of a truck while someone pours turpentine into your mouth.

Id drink lighter fluid before I’d look at a bottle of that foul stuff. It exists solely as a cruel joke.

randyho
05-28-2019, 05:25 PM
Tin Cup is a good one from Colorado. If you like it, try Breckenridge.
Concur on Tin Cup. Buffalo Trace, when available, is one I'll buy in bulk.

45Smashemflat
05-28-2019, 06:20 PM
The two descriptions I found for Malort:

"Pencil shavings and heart break."

"A burnt condom filled with gasoline."

Think I'll pass...

randyho
05-28-2019, 06:22 PM
The two descriptions I found for Malort:

"Pencil shavings and heart break."

"A burnt condom filled with gasoline."

Think I'll pass...
Sounds like my take on gin; pine needles and hate

Greg Nichols
05-31-2019, 07:18 AM
if syphilis had a flavor...... Malort would be it.

Brent Yamamoto
05-31-2019, 07:42 AM
Of all of the ones posted, I think this is the funniest.

Agreed.

And you win the award for thread derailing!

If I had one of these I'd shoot you with it.
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Brightlightman
05-31-2019, 08:08 AM
Good thing you have a firearm with that malort, cuz there's more than one kind of shot that will be needed.

jesselp
05-31-2019, 10:29 AM
Am I the only one who is questioning how I made it to my mid-40s without ever having heard to Malort? I'm crazy curious now...

Brent Yamamoto
05-31-2019, 11:33 AM
Am I the only one who is questioning how I made it to my mid-40s without ever having heard to Malort? I'm crazy curious now...

Dude, trust me. This is not a bad thing. Consider yourself lucky.

BillyOblivion
06-02-2019, 10:33 PM
Nice! You should also give Malort a try if you ever run across it. It's mostly in the Chicago area, but sometimes bottles sneak out to other parts of the country.

You're evil.

That s*t is *nasty*.

BillyOblivion
06-02-2019, 10:38 PM
There's international laws about weaponizing that stuff.


Agreed.

And you win the award for thread derailing!

If I had one of these I'd shoot you with it.
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BillyOblivion
06-02-2019, 10:38 PM
Am I the only one who is questioning how I made it to my mid-40s without ever having heard to Malort? I'm crazy curious now...

I made it into my 50s.

I guess I was luckier than you.

mross
06-03-2019, 12:35 PM
Bourbon: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Wild Turkey 101
Rye: High West Rendezvous Rye

ballistic_ken
06-26-2019, 11:09 PM
A recent trip to Ireland turned me on to:

1) Redbreast 12
2) Bushmills 16
3) Green Spot
4) Midleton

There is a lot going on with Irish whiskey, worth checking out.

IANative
06-27-2019, 05:42 AM
Ian...

Those are both quite good, particularly the Mitcher's Sour Mash. Tin Cup is a good one from Colorado. If you like it, try Breckenridge.

Finally got around to trying Michterís Sour Mash. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Jon Payne
06-27-2019, 10:23 AM
Weller Reserve
Angel's Envy
Eagle Rare

The Eagle Rare is my current favorite.

About to finish a bottle of Eagle Rare. Very enjoyable.


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Ryan Taylor
06-27-2019, 12:34 PM
Lagavulin 16. First scotch Ive ever tried (Im a bourbon guy), different from what Im used to but good. 2-4 times more expensive than other things in my area, like makers mark, bulleit, or Jamo black.

reforger2002
07-03-2019, 04:30 PM
Old Line Naval Strength Rum - 114 proof -

http://shop3.pstreetwines.com/img/p/5/3/5/535-large_default.jpg

two navy pilots one a citadel grad run the place

Vigilant
07-04-2019, 05:46 AM
45,000 barrels lost at Jim Beam, all still green at about a year in aging, which will probably put a dent in the supply in 2-3 more years. Over a million gallons of the lovely brown liquid gone, and maybe more if the wind changes the smoke pattern.Can you say Kentucky fire sale, or smoked bourbon?

HeavySmoke
07-05-2019, 04:38 PM
I like Buffalo trace quite a bit. Knob Creek is the usual go to in a bar. Every now and then I'll come across a bottle of Pappy. I say that but I might have 4 drinks in a year.

Ted Demosthenes
07-06-2019, 04:18 PM
if syphilis had a flavor...... Malort would be it.

I say, Watson, the first three letters of the name should be a ...clue...!

Greg wins the tasting notes competition!!

House bourbons (because she prefers):
Knob Creek
Wild Turkey 101

Also on hand:
Knob Creek Rye

Searching for:
Angels Envy

JJ1
07-06-2019, 04:53 PM
Buffalo Trace, Very nice. Also make a great vodka.
Woodford Reserve - Great for sipping.
Both have very good tours!

BarnStorm
12-03-2019, 07:22 PM
Opening up a bottle of Joseph Magnus this evening right after this Pappy Van Winkle Robusto.

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Jon Payne
12-03-2019, 07:39 PM
Opening up a bottle of Joseph Magnus this evening right after this Pappy Van Winkle Robusto.

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Very nice!


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Jon Payne
12-03-2019, 07:43 PM
If you enjoy Blantonís give Eagle Rare a go. Itís easier to locate and has a nice finish IMHO. One of the things Iíve learned about whiskey is taste is very subjective.


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IANative
03-06-2020, 11:11 AM
Michter's Sour Mash for the win!

Upon its being named “Whisky Of The Year” for 2019 by The Whisky Exchange, Michter’s US1 Sour Mash Whiskey became the first whiskey made in the United States to ever achieve this honor.

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michael
03-06-2020, 12:18 PM
My usual sipper is Elijah Craig Small Batch, it's hard to beat for the $$.

I also like: Eagle Rare, Maker's Private Reserve (~114-118 proof), Blanton's, Angel's Envy, Larceny, Wild Turkey 101, Four Roses Single Barrel, 1792, and a few others.

CaptShack
03-06-2020, 12:36 PM
Malort sounds a lot like Jeremiah Weed Whiskey. Weed was the unofficial shooting whiskey of the fighter pilots before the SNAPs (Sensitive New Age Pilots) decided the drinking and brotherhood were not important anymore. Weed is pretty shitty even for shooting, but it proved your bonafides in the fighter pilot world.
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prestojo
03-06-2020, 02:43 PM
I'm no expert, but I tend to stick with Jack Daniel's, since I have several family members that have worked there.

Ted Demosthenes
03-06-2020, 06:31 PM
Michter's Sour Mash for the win!

Upon its being named ďWhisky Of The YearĒ for 2019 by The Whisky Exchange, Michterís US1 Sour Mash Whiskey became the first whiskey made in the United States to ever achieve this honor.

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Thanks brother, on my shopping list!

IANative
03-26-2020, 06:28 PM
New Malort flavor!

Malort Hand Sanitizer (https://www.timeout.com/chicago/news/ch-distillery-is-making-maloert-hand-sanitizer-for-healthcare-organizations-and-offering-curbside-booze-pickup-032420?cid=%7Echicago%7Enatsoc%7Efacebook%7Eechobo x&fbclid=IwAR1nVqZ_iQ7ptCbfCfQup1kiPyffJVZlwQssWPm_j 77e4nEgFgcv5vGGRVQ#Echobox=1585090469)

henri
03-26-2020, 08:50 PM
Just sampled and purchased a bottle of 10 yr old Old Bushmills, really good for inexpensive 'brown water' !

Cody C
03-27-2020, 05:33 AM
If you are in the UK pick this up. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200327/b13a69693078a4b558a62b59335d6601.jpg

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henri
03-27-2020, 06:22 AM
If you are in the UK pick this up. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200327/b13a69693078a4b558a62b59335d6601.jpg
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Had I known back in September I would have :-(

jstrange
03-27-2020, 08:14 AM
A recent trip to Ireland turned me on to:

1) Redbreast 12
2) Bushmills 16
3) Green Spot
4) Midleton

There is a lot going on with Irish whiskey, worth checking out.

Redbreast 12 is good stuff. My wifeís favorite.

steve_k
03-28-2020, 03:57 PM
My knowledge of bourbon is less than zero, but been happy with this bottle a coworker hooked me up with for taking care of her dog. Not sure if I’m supposed to sip it or shoot it, either way seems to work.

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barnetmill
05-06-2020, 11:33 AM
In Japan they are putting what are called here murder hornets in their spirits for an extra kick. For years the Mexicans have put a gusano in their tequila. (Actually the mexicans never put a larva in their mescal. It was the americans that did it I have been informed. https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/there-shouldnt-be-a-worm-in-your-tequila-bottle/
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Picture of a Murder Hornet. They recently arrived in Washington State from Asia. They wipe out bee hives.
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/05/01/us/00ASIAN-HORNETS-deadhornet/merlin_171970938_95ae4252-c96f-4d0e-8118-6d813f3f20e0-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale