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    Quote Originally Posted by Corsair14 View Post
    The Best whiskey is the one you enjoy drinking.
    And I drink an 11y old Glengoynew from a PX Hogshead our Whisky forum bought 11 years ago that I finally got my 3 Bottles from this week to that. :)

    57.2%, no chill filtration or coloring. Pure, Chocolatty-fruity Goodness.

    Hmmmm....
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    I tried a Bulliet over the weekend, once more reinforcing my positive opinion of bourbons. Very smooth and on par with Elijah Craig.

    I need to try some more Scotches just to see if Monkey Shoulder was an exception or is typical. Need to finish off some bottles on my fridge though, out of room with all the bottles there we use for mixing.

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    I'm a fan of Irish Whiskey and Tullamore Dew is my favourite. My father is a fan of Johnny Walker Black Label and I enjoy that brand as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corsair14 View Post
    I tried a Bulliet over the weekend, once more reinforcing my positive opinion of bourbons. Very smooth and on par with Elijah Craig.

    I need to try some more Scotches just to see if Monkey Shoulder was an exception or is typical. Need to finish off some bottles on my fridge though, out of room with all the bottles there we use for mixing.
    Monkey Shoulder is an average Blended Malt (if one canc all it that, as blended Malts have been dying out for a while).

    I dont know if expecting aromas from "Cocktails" ( I refuse to call stuff that is "Sweet Stuff X + some Whisky" Whisky^^) wiull help you, but since I know and like Bulleit (the Rye much more than the Bourbon though) you dont seem to be on the "Sweet Tooth stuff only" trip.

    My Suggestion would be to find a well stocked pub (once the corona restrictins are reduced/lifted), take 20 dollars, and try the following 3 of the following 6 "Standard" Whiskies (and ONLY have water otherwwise to make sure aromas can be fully experienced):
    Glenmorangie 10y (as example of a "mostly maked" Malt, no smoke, smooth Destillery character, little cask aroma)
    Talisker 10y (as a "Special tasting" oddball and value Bomb^^)
    Bowmore 15y (As example of "Complex/a bit of everything"", as both the Peat and the Sherry play well together with wood aromas)
    Lagavulin 16y (as a smooth, well aged, yet strongly peated example)
    Glenfarclas 15y (as probably THE most iconic affordable old style Sherry cask Whisky)
    Ardbeg 10y (As the most affordable "Hard Smoke Bomb Whisky" out atm^^).

    If you try all 6 you`ll likely know if, and what, Malt QWhiskies you like.

    Enjoy.


    Also, enjoying a Glenfarclas 105 prtoof atm. Always a winner.
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    Forgot about this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    If you would like to continue on the Canadian whiskey methodology, I'd recommend Crown Royal. It's very easy to find and reasonably priced.

    If you're looking for bourbon/American whiskey I'd go for Buffalo Trace. It's quite delicious and at one point was replaced as my house bourbon from Makers Mark which is more expensive.

    I cannot recommend a scotch whiskey yet.

    Buffalo Trace is also 90 proof. Which means it's great on the rocks but also mixes fairly well. When you venture beyond 90 proof you start finding it doesn't mix nearly as well.
    Thanks for the suggestions! It'll be a while, but I've taken a note of these.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDeath View Post
    Since I often do this with peoiple I meet, let me ask yoou 3 Questions beforehand.

    1.: What Whiskies have you tried so far?
    2.: Do you dring other Spirits that yxou enjoy, if yes, which ones?
    3: What Aromas do you generally enjoy?

    Since "Whhisky" is far too complex ana rray of aromas to "simply recommend one".

    Also a sidenote: "mild" means "has no strong taste(s)" but most people seem to equal it with "does not burn if I take too alrge a gulp", which has next to nothing to do with the whisky, and a lot with the Drinker. ^^
    I've taken a shot of 190 proof alcohol before. Trust me, it's not the burning. I'm talking about the flavour.

    1. I don't know if I've remembered all of them, but I've definitely tried these:
    Jack Daniel's
    Johnnie Walker (Black, Red, some others)
    Jim Beam
    Jameson
    (That's a lot of Js...)
    Canadian Club
    Wild Turkey

    2. That really depends on what you mean by spirit. I've never really enjoyed the taste of "plain" spirits in the sense of "this is really good give me more", though some are much more tolerable than others (vodka, for instance), but many of them go extremely well in cocktails and mixed drinks (vodka, for instance), or already flavoured/liqueurs (coconut rum, for example). To give you an example in rum, I'm not a huge fan of Bundaberg Rum, but I can tolerate Bundaberg Red Rum much better because it is a lot more smooth. Add Coke to it and Bundaberg Red is quite good.

    3. I'm not sure about the aroma. I don't exactly sniff them for the aroma by itself, it's just part of the drink as a whole...

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    Since it fits here, there's a movie, either on Netflix or Hulu(wife controls the TV while I game on PC), called Neat. Its all about the history of Bourbon, its effects on society and so forth. Its extremely rare for me to even come close to tearing up, to the point I have no idea why other people cry during supposed emotional parts of movies and events (product of growing up in a house where boys don't cry unless they are badly hurt type of environment), and I will say, maybe it was a result of meds I am on from surgery this past week, but I almost teared up at one point when one of the people where telling their story. Very worth watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post

    I've taken a shot of 190 proof alcohol before. Trust me, it's not the burning. I'm talking about the flavour.

    1. I don't know if I've remembered all of them, but I've definitely tried these:
    Jack Daniel's
    Johnnie Walker (Black, Red, some others)
    Jim Beam
    Jameson
    (That's a lot of Js...)
    Canadian Club
    Wild Turkey
    So the classsical list of "What yxou can get in asny pub", check.

    Sadly "Is drunk just about ewverywhere" is usually not a sign of quality (at best its a sifgn that it wont kill you, Whisky Inside Joke^^).

    You are somehow sending mixed Signals, as you, cajn "tolerate" a shot of X Proof doesnt say much (lets say it was cooled down very and/or mostly flkavourless).

    To avoid discussions before we have a more or less similar platform, see my whicky recommendations above.

    If you can get to an open bar (seeing Big C...), that serves mainly spirits/Whiskies, try them.
    Do so in non tumbler Whisky glassses (we call them sniofters) without Ice, though you will often get a small caraffe of water to reduce yourt whisky if ylu want.(I usually put a single drop of water into everey qwhisky, to free up the nose, if they need Water or mnot is every Afficionados ownmdecision, I usually only add more thanm12 Drop in Whiskies aboive 50%, but thats just me,....). Drink only water on the side, If yih´z want/need tio snack whuile tastingm I prfer Dark Chocolate, Scones or sopmesuch.

    Domt try more than 4 on one evening.
    Maybe in the Direction Glenmorangie 10, Glenfarclas 15, Talisker 10, Lagavulin 16?

    If after that evening you can serriously say you didnt enjoy it, youmcan be alkmost entirely sure you are not "Made for Whisky".

    Enjoy the Journey!


    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post

    3. I'm not sure about the aroma. I don't exactly sniff them for the aroma by itself, it's just part of the drink as a whole...
    Thats why we use these funny looking nosing glasses.
    SNiff them, befopre, wle, and after drinkging them.
    Snifting a Whisky also heelp find the "correct" (there aint a single correct one, only one correct for one self)Speed to drink your Whisky.
    Now there is noi correeect speed to driung Whisky, but most Whisky (Cognac/Bran/Rum) Lovbers I know tend to go with "the Slower the better".

    Again, enjoy the Journey, and if you like it or not, I`m happy to have helped.


    Edit: forgive Typoes, I`m neither drunk nor unattentive, but in the middle of a Medicatgion Change,..,...ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDeath View Post
    You are somehow sending mixed Signals, as you, cajn "tolerate" a shot of X Proof doesnt say much (lets say it was cooled down very and/or mostly flkavourless).
    Room temperature (in a hot climate). The drink is basically 95%+ ethyl alcohol, the rest water. Why only 95%? 95% alcohol by volume (95.6% alcohol by weight) is the absolute most pure ethanol you can get through standard distillation, as a small amount of water is also evaporated in the distillation process.

    Basically, I've drunk shots of the purest alcohol you can get through standard distillation at (a hot) room temperature, with the only impurity being less than 5% of water.

    P.S. Don't try this without safe conditions, and don't drink too much of it at once. It is much easier to kill yourself with alcohol poisoning if you're not really careful.

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    My favorite whiskeys are Wild Turkey Longbranch, Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack, Few Rye Whiskey. I recommend you try them.
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    Ha, ran across this topic with a glass next to me. It's a bit of an odd beast, as it's a blend of three Scottish malts of at least 12 years old, put in a sherry cask by company founded by a Belgian, and left to age in a cave in Burgundy, France. Starts with a bit of peat, but that's quickly replaced by big sherry flavours and is to me, quite sweet. That sweetness what I like in late-night drams. It's one of my "treat yourself" bottles though, it only gets poured occasionally.

    For different moments, my go to peaty whisky has been Lagavulin 16 for years. At some point, a couple of years ago, I decided to not buy it for some time and broaden my horizons. Rceently, a friend gave me an opened bottle because he didn't really enjoy it himself. The first sip felt like coming home, so I'll have to make sure to always have that on stock :)

    One bottle I've had once, loved, but was sold out and never to be found again was Bruichladdich Port Charlotte An Turas Mor. It was the first time ever that the tasting note "wet rock" made perfect sense. I think I paid about 40-45 euro back in 2012, the only bottle I've found recently was 200. Yeah, no :P I'll stick to the pleasant memories, please and thank you.
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