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The Bourbon - and other spirits - Thread (was: @ Myronwemissyinz)

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Ray D, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. niterider

    niterider Well-Known Member

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    Had this yesterday. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. easier to drink with a splash of water, but boring. I'd skip this one.

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  2. niterider

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    So I tried the Ardbeg 10 last night with some whiskey cubes. It's on sale at PA liquor stores. I'm not sure if I totally dig it yet. Very complex start, slightly medicinal, with a long lasting Smoked Gouda taste. Maybe it just surprised me more since I've been drinking a lot of Monkey Shoulder lately.
     
  3. SteelCity_NB

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    Has anyone had Michter's US1 American Whiskey? It's essentially a bourbon but can't be called a bourbon because it is aged in used oak barrels.

    I am going to the states tomorrow and I am eyeing a bottle of that to bring back across the border.

    I hear great things.
     
  4. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    It's great. Almost a dessert whiskey. Lots of vanilla (almost a vanilla cream) compared to average bourbons.
     
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    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    Keep at it. The sweetness will shine through soon enough. Slight citrus too. It's one of my favorite Islays. Who am I kidding? I like them all.

    That medicinal note is the iodine from the peat. Compared to Laphroaig, it's very light (the iodine I mean). I always thought Ardbeg was more smoke, Laphroaig more peaty.
     
  6. SteelCity_NB

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    Brought it back. Probably will open it up on the weekend. Thanks for the feedback.

    I was tempted to get a bottle of Angel's Envy too. Ever try it? Decided to stick with the Michters.
     
  7. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    No. I haven't tried that one yet. I hear it's good though.
     
  8. Iowasteeljim

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    Wow, I didn't realize you all were so sophisticated and stately until I peeked at this thread. I'm more hillbilly than I thought seeing how I where I'm from you get made fun of if you drink from anything other than a tin can (dixie cups are fine china). I'm probably one of the few people in my profession who get made fun of for working for the wrong team...go figure.
     
  9. Ray D

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    Sophisticated? I've been called many things, but never that. :roflmao:

    I know some guys who think drinking from anything other than the bottle is high falutin.

    I might appreciate a more expensive whisky now and then. But I also still like good ol' Jack.
     
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  10. TerribleTowelFlying

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    I'm sophisticated and I drink Jack. That's why I drink Gentleman Jack.
     
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  11. niterider

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    Ok, so I drank the rest of the Ardbeg 10. It got better and better at each sitting. The sweetness did show itself and I've come to like it best with Ice. The smokeyness came out little more this way but seemed a little more polished.
     
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  12. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Looks like it's time for a few more sips - Birthday Boy! Have a good one. :drinks:
     
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  13. Ray D

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    Just got back from OCMD. While there, I hit a few stores to find things I couldn't necessarily find near me. Found 3 of these in Rehoboth, and the Bunnahabhain in OCMD. So the answer to "How far have you driven to buy a whiskey?" is technically 225 miles now. :lolol:

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    Being vacation, of course I may have indulged (had a few days off before going), so sadly, I laid to rest a few bottles from my collection. RIP: Balvenie Caribbean Cask, High West Campfire, Larceny, Bulleit, and Jameson Caskmates (don't worry, they were all close to gone anyway, and it wasn't in one night. LOL)

    With the new additions, my current stash looks like this. No, I don't store them on stairs, I just needed a way to get a decent picture. Actually, right now, they're in an old cedar chest that looks kind of like an ornate pirate treasure chest. :D I had to move them into that and in a well air conditioned room because where I normally keep my alcohol is getting far too warm in this heat wave for good storage (heat is nearly as bad as light for alcohol). And I needed to be able to keep them under lock and key and away from kids. Hopefully, by fall, they can return to their rightful place in the cabinet. Looking at the picture, I realized I need more bourbon represented. Having recently tried (and loved) Basil Heyden's, that's next on the list.

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  14. TerribleTowelFlying

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    That's quite the collection you've got growing there, Ray. What's your policy on unwelcome, thirsty visitors who drop by unannounced? AFAF. :tequila:

    Kidding aside, I too have used a cedar chest as a temporary liquor cabinet. Works great. :D
     
  15. Ray D

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    If it's a Steeler brother, door is open. :)

    Compared to some folks I know, that collection is just a fledgling. :lolol:
     
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