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Johnpv

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2014, 11:18:18 AM »
What about for us Vodka drinkers? ;)

Hogsy

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2014, 11:34:45 AM »
Bourbon-Makers Mark
Whiskey-JD
Scotch-Glenfiddich
Rum- Bundaberg
I use to drink my fair share of crown royal when I lived Canada but unfortunately they don't sell it in OZ
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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2014, 11:45:17 AM »
i like alot of stuff.

i will focus on the more regular stuff.
bourbon..i like Makers.
Scotch..i like JW black label.  i find the flavor better than both gold or blue..it's more in yo face
i am however drinking a Japanese "scotch" right now.

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2014, 12:08:48 PM »
I'll drink near anything although I'm not a big drinker. When I do drink I prefer a scotch to anything else. My last bottle was Chivas and I have just started a bottle of Grants because that's all I had. When I do need to buy a bottle,  it will be a Johnny Double Black. I like that a lot.

I am always trying something a bit better than what I normally drink and was recently gifted a bottle of Johnny 21 year old. That should go down well. ;)
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saxart

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2014, 12:37:49 PM »
What about for us Vodka drinkers? ;)

Go ahead..   Start another thread...

We dare you!     8)
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Jocool

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2014, 01:43:13 PM »
Pfffft. ....Vodka.....
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Chuck

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2014, 04:01:50 PM »
Pfffft. ....Vodka.....
With vodka you get the red Bull rebate :D
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Johnpv

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2014, 05:08:24 PM »
Man Vodka is where it's at, specially a nice glass of Chopin Vodka on the rocks.  Soooo damn smooth.

mhiszem

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2014, 07:29:04 PM »
I love me some crown and coke. Heard lots about bulleit, still need to try it. I have not tried much else but always looking for suggestions and trying new things.


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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »
Just picked up a bottle of Buffalo Trace, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Apparently they only make "one kind" (no trendy flavored stuff, no "ultra special reserved aged-in-100-yr-casks" or whatever). It's reasonably priced and darn tasty if you like KY bourbon.
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demosthenes9

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2014, 03:03:33 PM »
Just picked up a bottle of Buffalo Trace, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Apparently they only make "one kind" (no trendy flavored stuff, no "ultra special reserved aged-in-100-yr-casks" or whatever). It's reasonably priced and darn tasty if you like KY bourbon.


My friend, Buffalo Trace distillery makes LOTS of other bourbons besides Buffalo Trace, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/content/buffalo-trace-distillery

addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2014, 06:46:11 PM »
"Oops"

And I even went to their site and seemingly didn't click around. I guess none of the things up in the nav bar seemed like it? I'm a dork.

It is interesting however, that many of the others are branded differently. Contrast that with say, JD, who makes damn sure to put "Jack Daniels" on everything.
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landgraftj

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2014, 02:18:42 AM »
Why wouldn't JD put their same markings on their bottles?...everyone knows who they are. And why mess with a successful venture?
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MacEggs

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2014, 08:21:44 PM »
This whisky was just launched here in Canada, so I had to give it a try.

My Dad has been to Scotland many times, and he says that adding just a tiny bit of water, brings out the heart of the whisky. I figure the Scots know best.

When he first told me that, I said it was blasphemy.  Lately, I have been doing just that ... And, I kinda like it.
I find that ice bruises the whisky .... That's right, bruises it. Adding Coke .... Well, you clearly like the taste of Coke over whisky. YMMV

Overall: Not bad. I am not a big fan of any Canadian Club whiskys, but this was tolerable. Maybe a 6.5 out of 10.

Here are a few links discussing this new release:

http://whiskyadvocate.com/whisky/2014/10/06/canadian-club-releases-an-all-rye-grain-whisky/

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1425682/canadian-club-launches-new-100-rye-whisky-in-canada







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MrHoss

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Re: Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2014, 07:17:36 AM »
My Dad has been to Scotland many times, and he says that adding just a tiny bit of water,brings out the heart of the whisky.

Been a Scotch drinker for a good 17 years or so now.  I had never been into drinking the hard stuff till a buddy let me try some of his.  I drank it straight up for years till someone said a drop of water needed to be added.  Literally a drop.  I had my doubts. Did it and had to agree that it changed the taste....opening it up.  I do it all the time now.  If the alcohol content is below 47% or so only a drop is needed.  If above that 47% range it is often labelled "cask strength" and needs more water to bring it into the below 47% range.  Drinking the cask strength Scotch only anesthetizes my taste buds and I taste nothing.  I used to have a collection in the 30 bottle range but for last few years it has been running in the 3-6 bottle range.  What makers are almost always represented?  Bowmore and Highland Park with regular appearances by Talisker, Macallan, Cragganmore and Lagavulin.

Never really got turned on by other kinds of Whiskey be it Canadian or American styles.  The only real exception is Makers Mark Bourbon.....every time I have a little I think, damn that's good.  Sweeter and smoother than any other Bourbon I have tried and tonnes more character.  Is it as good as the best Scotch - no but still very worthy.
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