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Old 11-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #29
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Yes, this is a conversation starter But I am genuinely curious to find out what other folks are drinking, too. flaggship1 is correct that you generally get what you pay for, and I do avoid the bottom shelf at the liquor store, but sometimes, like with the Baby Blue, you don't get what you pay for :( And since we are scattered all over, some of you might have access to some really excellent regional brands that I don't, at least not yet.

I do like whisky, and whiskey, in general, but I've never developed a taste for Canadian whiskey. I don't like Jameson's or Bushmill's, I do like Tullamore Dew and Connemara, but my favorite Irish is Red Breast. If you want to get really exotic, Yamazaki and Hibiki are excellent single malt whiskies from Japan, and Amrut is also a fine single malt from India. Really

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #30
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My least favorite of the major whiskeys is Jameson's. Tastes sharp and bitter. No problem with Irish whiskeys though as I really like Tullamore Dew.
X2 on Tullamore Dew, much smoother than Jameson's. Being of Irish descent, I consider it pretty good hootch!

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Old 11-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #31
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The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is something we did twice, about 15 years apart. The most recent was last May.

Anyone with a "taste" for bourbon will give you different ratings of all of the distillers on this tour, but all of them are top notch!

Hi-dollar bourbon does not always mean the best to some of us. I happen to like a bit of "bite" and a memorable aftertaste that comes from some of the cheaper (although very far from cheap) bourons. At tasting time at each stop, I try the low/middle/high stuff. Low to middle is what usually gets my moolah!



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Old 11-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #32
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Wow you all are some serious "Wheeski" drinkers Makes me want to hide my Gobles Beer .....
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #33
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Cheap Bourbons Ranked article

I found this to be pretty interesting: article I especially loved the review of #10
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #34
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I debated this for a couple of days, so I will tell you this way.
I 'heard' there is/was a fellow on the side of a mountain near Clarkesville, Ga. He has a 2 gallon copper still that he has had for years. It is folded at the seams and silver soldered, he don't want anything that comes from that still pot exposed to lead, even the lead in solder. same with the cap. It is sealed to the still pot with flour and water paste and the pot is cleaned after every run. The worm is a coil of soft copper pipe and it sets in a wooden barrel with spring water to cool it. He used to use a thumper, but since he doesn't run a big still anymore, he can run at a lower temp and it won't 'puke' through the worm and not have to mess with the extra step in the condensing. The lower temp of the fire saves the product getting scorched. "If you got scorched liquor it didn't come from me.'
Hand picks and shells the corn (no worms in that product) He sprouts it and dries it and grinds it in an old sausage mill. Clear, cold water from a spring from between the rocks. He strains the water through a felt hat (some mountain habits are still around after all these years) as he mixes the mash. If he has ever added sugar to the mash I don't know but it could happen. 'I don't want no sugar liquor cause it will give you a pop-skull headache.' For some reason the finishing product is strained through coffee filters. I guess a man has to change with the time. He don't make a lot, maybe a few gallons for friends. You can't buy it cause he don't know what you are talking about when you ask. 'I hear'd that ole man down the road has some but I wouldn't drink that stuff of his. His is a nasty place.' If you have a friend who he has known for years you might be able to come up with a quart fruit jar if they can get it for you. 'Not that I would make anything, I'm too old to go to the federal pen and they will put you there for selling liquor.'
"Rumor" has it that this stuff is so smooth you can drink it like branch water (or crank your truck with it also I bet) I had some of that product one year, at a party around Christmas. Someone wanted to know if I wanted some eggnog with that product in it. Why would I want to mess up something like that by putting eggs in it?
So if you ask he don't know nothing and he 'might' have made a 'little back years ago when things was hard' but just for drinking. That 'selling' liquor ain't fitting to drink and will make you go blind.'
Course all this I have told you has nothing to do with RVing and is probably just a rumor anyhow.
But if you ever canoe the Soque river and it looks like the river is flowing up hill you might be close.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #35
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We haven't notice anyone mention Gentleman Jack. We were told it is the only bourbon whiskey charcoal filtered twice. It is smooth sipping whiskey. DW and I enjoy a snort from time to time.

I also like Gentleman Jack but don't buy it often as it seems to disappear too quickly
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:18 PM   #36
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Pappy Van Winkle is very good bourbon.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #37
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I mostly drink Lemon Hart rum, that isn't available in the US?

As for whiskies, I also think that that most of your "Canadian" whiskies are made in the USA and aren't even close to what we produce in Canada. There are a bunch of "Canadian" whisky brands that I've only ever seen in the USA! Marketing at it's finest?

Burbuon doesn't work for me except for the high end product from Buffalo Trace. It was one of four distilleries that were allowed to produce during the USA prohibition; for medicinal purposes only. We did a tour of their facility in Kentucky one day when I wasn't feeling my best. Great medicine; I was just fine in no time...
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Well, sitting in the recliner, watching college basketball, (Go Indiana University) and enjoying some fine Gentlemen Jack on the rocks. I think I'll have one more, Jack is a friend of mine!
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #39
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I'll switch back and forth between Woodford Reserve and Double Oaked. Depends on the mood. If you find a bottle of Woodford Reserve Master's Select Four Wood, buy it! and enjoy it.

I just purchased their new pair of Master's Select Double Malt Selection.

May have to open one tonight!
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:16 PM   #40
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The definition of whiskey that's "just right":

If it was any better he wouldn't have given it to me...

If it was any worse I couldn't drink it!!
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:50 PM   #41
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Eagle Rare is my "go to" sipper. I buy Makers Mark when it's on sale. Today I picked up Knob Creek Small Batch aged 9 years 100 proof bourbon. Will sample it shortly.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #42
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Okay, back to terrible.

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