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The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:05 pm
by hoosegow
I will start this off by saying I am an absolute newb when it comes to whiskey. I'm 40 freaking years old and have rarely touched hard alcohol. I am no prude, though. I've drank enough beer to fill up half of the Gulf of Mexico. Beer, for some sad reason, has just simply stopped tasting good for me. It also has gotten to the point I just feel bloated and sleepy when I drink beer. Having always said I don't like hard spirits... I have discovered I like whiskey.

When I say I like whiskey, it isn't like I sit down and drink half a bottle. No, I like sipping a glass of whiskey and water. I know that is evil to some of y'all, but I don't like it straight or with coke or anything like that. Just strong enough to get a good taste. Then I might have two glasses (talking about 4 shots at the most).

So, I have found I am not a fan of Scotch whiskey. The Irish whiskey I've had (Sheep's dip) just tasted dirty to me. I have found I enjoy the Canadian whiskey and Kentucky bourbon. I, like probably everyone else, enjoy the Crown Royal line - Black, Blue, Cask. I've tried Seagram's VO - not a fan. I seem to favor Jim Beam as a good standbye. I am okay with Jack. I really liked Knob Creek, but it is a touch expensive.

I'm on a journey. Give me some ideas to try.

The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:33 am
by Tuco
hoosegow wrote:I will start this off by saying I am an absolute newb when it comes to whiskey. I'm 40 freaking years old and have rarely touched hard alcohol. I am no prude, though. I've drank enough beer to fill up half of the Gulf of Mexico. Beer, for some sad reason, has just simply stopped tasting good for me. It also has gotten to the point I just feel bloated and sleepy when I drink beer. Having always said I don't like hard spirits... I have discovered I like whiskey.

When I say I like whiskey, it isn't like I sit down and drink half a bottle. No, I like sipping a glass of whiskey and water. I know that is evil to some of y'all, but I don't like it straight or with coke or anything like that. Just strong enough to get a good taste. Then I might have two glasses (talking about 4 shots at the most).

So, I have found I am not a fan of Scotch whiskey. The Irish whiskey I've had (Sheep's dip) just tasted dirty to me. I have found I enjoy the Canadian whiskey and Kentucky bourbon. I, like probably everyone else, enjoy the Crown Royal line - Black, Blue, Cask. I've tried Seagram's VO - not a fan. I seem to favor Jim Beam as a good standbye. I am okay with Jack. I really liked Knob Creek, but it is a touch expensive.

I'm on a journey. Give me some ideas to try.
Old Potrero Straight Rye.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:59 am
by hoosegow
Hadn't tried the Rye.

The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:35 am
by Tuco
hoosegow wrote:Hadn't tried the Rye.
...you're welcome :)

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:01 am
by robertscott
Baillie Nicol Jarvie

Talisker

Laphroig (12 year)

Highland Park

try those and tell me you don't like the Scottish stuff...

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:47 am
by hoosegow
Hell - I can't even decide how to pronounce the stuff.

I did like Achentashen (sp?) when I bought a bottle several years ago. It was expensive, though.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:36 pm
by Ironman
Auchentashen is pretty good. I get it for $29.99 plus tax. It's cheaper then Glenlivit 12. If you like that you might like Balvenie as well, but those are more expensive.

For Canadian, look for Forty Creek Barrel Select. That stuff is awesome. It's the price of regular Crown Royal, but it's just a bit better than the Crown Royal Special Reserve.

http://www.fortycreekwhisky.com/Product ... elect.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you like Canadian whiskey you can't go wrong with that. Very good and reasonably priced. Put it in a glass with ice and a few drops of water.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:00 pm
by stuward
I'm not a big whiskey drinker. I do like Crown Royal or a good scotch now and then. I have to put a plug in for our very own Nova Scotian whiskey from Glenora distillery, Glen Breton, a single malt whiskey in the Scottish style. I've never tried it and it's way out of my price range.

http://www.glenoradistillery.com/glenbreton.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.canadianwhisky.org/reviews/g ... c-vol.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:49 am
by Nevage
I love whiskey and dark rum mmmm.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:24 pm
by Ironman
The Glenora sounds good, but well out of my price range as well. I feel guilty buying bottles that cost half that.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:02 pm
by Travis
I'm fond of Pendleton, but I tend to favor local products.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:56 pm
by hoosegow
Glenora is not in Texas

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:12 pm
by stuward
hoosegow wrote:Glenora is not in Texas
It's in Nova Scotia. I don't know where they export it to.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:06 am
by robt-aus
I 2nd Laphroaig, which is a personal favourite, but try it in a bar. If only for the conversations it can start. It may confirm your position on Scotch whiskey.

Jamesons and Bushmills make a decent Irish Whiskey.

The links below point to a PDF listing the contents of the liquor cabinet of a known strength training author.

http://goo.gl/lhPj9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or http://goo.gl/OhGXB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - one link is really slow.

It may present some product names to look for around your neck of the woods. I only know a few of these.

Re: The Whiskey Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:40 pm
by ephs
i only drink german beer and j├Ągermeister (hope you know it), but my father always drinks "teacher's", cheap, but good stuff from scotland.