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Post by Nordic on 2016-04-15, 22:30

Rocinante wrote:You guys are going to hate me, but I'm working my way through a bottle of old grand dad that I'm not hating right now.

lol... godspeed sir
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Post by Nordic on 2016-04-15, 22:32

FWIW there is no bad bourbon (except Woodford). I will match your ole grand dad with evan williams any day and we will both be happy.
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Post by InTenSity on 2016-04-15, 22:45

Nordic wrote:FWIW there is no bad bourbon (except Woodford). I will match your ole grand dad with evan williams any day and we will both be happy.
Really?
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Post by Rocinante on 2016-04-15, 23:00

I measure a bad whisky of any sort by whether it gives me a headache. This OG doesn't and the taste is kinda alright.
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Post by Rocinante on 2016-04-16, 15:32

No hangover either. Hmmmm.
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Post by Rocinante on 2016-04-17, 19:55

Yep. Sideways.


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Post by Rocinante on 2016-07-06, 15:41

Just tried some West Cork Blended Irish Whiskey last night. It's cheap and it's NOT BAD MAN!

I wanted it to have a little more bite, but for the price, it's great. Gotta drink it neat. Anything else ruins its subtlety.

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Post by AnomanderRake on 2016-07-06, 16:22

I've been drinking a 5th of Whiskey from The Longroad Distillery in Grand Rapids. It's 61% ABV and is actually not bad for only aging around 6 months.

Excited for the Pig & Whiskey festival in Ferndale in a couple of weeks. Anyone else going?
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Post by The Pantry on 2016-07-06, 19:18

Nordic wrote:FWIW there is no bad bourbon (except Woodford). I will match your ole grand dad with evan williams any day and we will both be happy.
Woodford is my favorite moderately priced bourbon. Much better than Makers
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Post by AnomanderRake on 2016-07-07, 11:38

The Pantry wrote:
Nordic wrote:FWIW there is no bad bourbon (except Woodford). I will match your ole grand dad with evan williams any day and we will both be happy.
Woodford is my favorite moderately priced bourbon. Much better than Makers

Ever try Eagle Rare? I prefer it over both in that price range.
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Post by Rocinante on 2016-07-07, 12:28

AnomanderRake wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Woodford is my favorite moderately priced bourbon. Much better than Makers

Ever try Eagle Rare? I prefer it over both in that price range.

Welp, there's two bottles I need to buy.
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Post by AnomanderRake on 2016-07-07, 15:04

Rocinante wrote:
AnomanderRake wrote:

Ever try Eagle Rare? I prefer it over both in that price range.

Welp, there's two bottles I need to buy.

Get your wallet ready, I'm coming back from the Whiskey festival with more suggestions after next weekend.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-07-07, 15:23

I know I posted this somewhere else but apparently not here. This is an amazingly good bourbon for only being aged 6-7 years. You're gonna pay for it ($90), but if you're building a collection I'd add this to your stockpile.

http://thewhiskeywash.com/bourbon/whiskey-review-jeffersons-reserve-groth-cask-finish/
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Post by Nordic on 2016-07-07, 16:39

AnomanderRake wrote:I've been drinking a 5th of Whiskey from The Longroad Distillery in Grand Rapids. It's 61% ABV and is actually not bad for only aging around 6 months.

Excited for the Pig & Whiskey festival in Ferndale in a couple of weeks. Anyone else going?

Just looked this up. I'm intrigued...

http://pigandwhiskeyferndale.com/
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Post by Nordic on 2016-07-07, 16:41

AnomanderRake wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Woodford is my favorite moderately priced bourbon. Much better than Makers

Ever try Eagle Rare? I prefer it over both in that price range.

I like Buffalo Trace better that Eagle Rare. But it is still good.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-07-07, 16:57

Nordic wrote:
AnomanderRake wrote:I've been drinking a 5th of Whiskey from The Longroad Distillery in Grand Rapids. It's 61% ABV and is actually not bad for only aging around 6 months.

Excited for the Pig & Whiskey festival in Ferndale in a couple of weeks. Anyone else going?

Just looked this up. I'm intrigued...

http://pigandwhiskeyferndale.com/

Let's go and get piss drunk.
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Post by Snake Plissken on 2016-07-07, 18:00

I've been drinking Jefferson's Reserve a lot lately. Very good stuff.

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Post by Snake Plissken on 2016-07-07, 18:01

Nordic wrote:
AnomanderRake wrote:

Ever try Eagle Rare? I prefer it over both in that price range.

I like Buffalo Trace better that Eagle Rare. But it is still good.
There's something wrong with you. Sorry dude.
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Post by AnomanderRake on 2016-07-08, 08:07

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:
Nordic wrote:

Just looked this up. I'm intrigued...

http://pigandwhiskeyferndale.com/

Let's go and get piss drunk.

I will be there, let me know if you guys go. I went last year and it was awesome, 90 degree heat, got absolutely bombed and ate a ton of BBQ.
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Post by AnomanderRake on 2016-07-08, 08:21

Snake Plissken wrote:
Nordic wrote:

I like Buffalo Trace better that Eagle Rare. But it is still good.
There's something wrong with you. Sorry dude.

Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare are both made by the same distillery actually (Buffalo Trace Distillery). I prefer Eagle Rare as it has a bit more refined taste from being a single-barrel whiskey that is aged a bit longer than the blended whiskeys that comprise Buffalo Trace.
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Post by InTenSity on 2016-07-09, 00:03

One last shot of bulleit before bed. Nagpur is whatever Swype thought I put in before...before in the original sentence. I thought I'd leave that.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-07-09, 00:06

AnomanderRake wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:

Let's go and get piss drunk.

I will be there, let me know if you guys go. I went last year and it was awesome, 90 degree heat, got absolutely bombed and ate a ton of BBQ.

Sounds like fun but didn't realize it was next weekend. I'll be up north for WBH-a-palooza.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-08-12, 15:14

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tWife got this for me for my birthday. It's an experimental bourbon from Orphan Barrel. As this is my first 21 year old bourbon I don't have much to compare it to. It has mixed reviews on various site. You can definitely taste the age in it. Gonna see if the flavor changes at all after breaking it open. It's pretty good for my standards as is anyway.
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Post by InTenSity on 2016-08-12, 17:49

I bought a bottle of traverse city whiskey or bourbon. Tastey, I'd recommend. Almost like Jack, but much another imo.
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Post by Snake Plissken on 2016-08-13, 11:09

InTenSity wrote:I bought a bottle of traverse city whiskey or bourbon. Tastey, I'd recommend. Almost like Jack, but much another imo.

Meh...I have some in my bar. I use it for guests
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Post by Nordic on 2016-08-13, 16:41

Just paid €35 for a double Makers at the hotel bar in Paris...and not even a good pour. Da fuq. Probably shoulda walked away, but I really wanted some bourb.
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Post by Nordic on 2016-08-13, 18:00

Welp...couldn't have just one.
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Post by Guest on 2016-08-13, 18:20

Nordic wrote:Welp...couldn't have just one.

Tell the bartender you know Blanch, they'll set you one up.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-08-26, 08:50

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Got into this last night. tWife bought it because of the "story" behind it. The barrels were put on an ocean research ship and yada yada yada, I thought it was a gimmick to up the price. I think she paid $80.

Anyway, it was pretty good, and had a salty/briny finish (not in a bad way). It's a unique taste and I still think it's overpriced but for something different I'd give it a shot.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-08-26, 10:15

picked up some Jameson Black Barrel a week or so ago... I don't regret it. It's been around for a little bit, I guess - but it was new to me at the time.

very affordable, as well.


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Post by Triple Sparty on 2016-08-26, 10:27

Bob drinks Irish whisky... How ironic. Although his being Irish would explain not being able to swim. Tough to picture a ginger hipster though.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-08-26, 10:32

Triple Sparty wrote:Bob drinks Irish whisky... How ironic. Although his being Irish would explain not being able to swim. Tough to picture a ginger hipster though.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-08-26, 10:32

Triple Sparty wrote:Bob drinks Irish whisky... How ironic. Although his being Irish would explain not being able to swim. Tough to picture a ginger hipster though.
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back in my triathlon days, I will admit that the swimming segment was by far my weakest.
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Post by Rocinante on 2016-09-23, 20:47

I want to try Rye. Can I drink it straight or do I need to do something to it? I don't like mixing.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-09-23, 20:50

You can definitely drink it straight. Russel Reserve is good. Ri is pretty good. Bulleit makes a decent one.
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Post by Rocinante on 2016-09-23, 21:00

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:You can definitely drink it straight. Russel Reserve is good. Ri is pretty good. Bulleit makes a decent one.

I'll get it next time. You were too slow so I bought Teeling.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-09-23, 21:07

You should have tweeted out the question. More traffic.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-12-05, 15:23

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Finally cracked open this bottle last night. Tis the season and all that shit. Really good stuff. It has a slight hint of vanilla to it.

Get yourself a bottle.
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Post by Rocinante on 2016-12-06, 13:55

I love knob creek 100. I only but it on sale though.

I got a gift bottle of gentleman Jack whiskey last weekend .That shit sucks. I'm still drinking it though, obvi.
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