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Re: Whiskey

Post by Gabriel » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:17 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
JMG wrote:
DepartedLight wrote:Image

This is really.
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For you Rye drinkers, how do you prefer it?

neat?

little water?

Ice?

cocktail?
Neat or in an Old Fashioned.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by UncleBob » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:17 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
JMG wrote:
DepartedLight wrote:Image

This is really.
+1
For you Rye drinkers, how do you prefer it?

neat? (Manly)

little water? (girly)

Ice? (really girly)

cocktail? (TNLP liking Beyonce girly)
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Re: Whiskey

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:58 pm

I'm an on the rocks and in a frozen glass guy.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by wilkerson-eli » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:47 pm

Thunktank wrote:I'm just happy to see yet another CPSer that prefers bourbon and rye whiskey over Scotch.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by SergeantMark » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:05 pm

I WANT to like Bourbon better than Scotch. I really do WANT to. It somehow feels un-American to like Scotch better. But I do LOVE IT SO. I'm moving from the Sherried to the more peated Scotches now. I appreciate and enjoy some of the good Bourbons, but there is something about that corn taste that just isn't my cup of tea. I've had some Ryes I've really enjoyed (Bulleit), but need to taste more of them.

I always try to buy domestic products over imports if I can. I buy domestic wines, beer and clothes over imports most of the time. Oddly, I feel no such pressure when it comes to cars. Go figure.

And @ UB. A couple of drops of water can transform a spirit and really open it up. Try it.

AND.....for those of you who really want to learn something about Scotch, I highly recommend watching a few videos from Ralfy.com, or his YouTube channel Ralfystuff.com. Informative, AND entertaining from a genuine Scot.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by gravel » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:25 am

I've not tried Scotch. I've not tried rye.

I do like bourbon, but I'be only tried Woodford Reserve, Maker's Mark, Bulleit, and Buffalo Trace. For the money BT is hard to beat.

Any recommendations on some accessible scotch and rye?

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Re: Whiskey

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:29 am

gravel wrote:Any recommendations on some accessible scotch and rye?
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Re: Whiskey

Post by gravel » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:42 am

Roadmaster wrote:
gravel wrote:Any recommendations on some accessible scotch and rye?
Pal up with an alkie.
In my experience, alkies are not picky about their spirits. I prefer someone more discerning.

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Re: Whiskey

Post by coco » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:57 am

gravel wrote:
Roadmaster wrote:
gravel wrote:Any recommendations on some accessible scotch and rye?
Pal up with an alkie.
In my experience, alkies are not picky about their spirits. I prefer someone more discerning.
Hemingway said about the same thing.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by DAN » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:16 am

I recently bought some Bulleit Rye and I think it very good. Can't help you much on the Scotch front; if you're thinking "blended," I liked BallantIne's. Teacher's Highland Cream is remarkably inexpensive and for a long time was said to be astonishingly good for the price, with a very high percentage of malts in it, but last time I read anything about it, it was apoarently having issues with consistency. As far as single malts go, I liked the Ardbeg ten -year-old. Thecreviews said it had a smoky taste and it did not disappoint! Just a hint of sea salt. Loved it and would buy it again tomorrow if I were made of cash.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:40 am

to me Scotch doesn't have that astringent "dose of medicine" finish that I get from Bourbon and from Rye, at least in neat form.

I have heard some folks say just the opposite though.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by skales » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:08 am

Hmm can't say I've ever tried rye before. Was never a fan of bourbon or scotch. Although I drink a lot of Canadian whiskey, which in Canada is usually referred to as rye, not actually being one though. May have to pick up a bottle after work today.

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Re: Whiskey

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:17 am

Last night Ashton's Consummate Gentleman and Elijah Craig was a mighty fine pairing.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by Cleon » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:15 pm

skales wrote:Hmm can't say I've ever tried rye before. Was never a fan of bourbon or scotch. Although I drink a lot of Canadian whiskey, which in Canada is usually referred to as rye, not actually being one though. May have to pick up a bottle after work today.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by bilder » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:46 pm

You guys are making me thirsty.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by skales » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:30 pm

Cleon wrote:
skales wrote:Hmm can't say I've ever tried rye before. Was never a fan of bourbon or scotch. Although I drink a lot of Canadian whiskey, which in Canada is usually referred to as rye, not actually being one though. May have to pick up a bottle after work today.
Please. Please do.
Any recommendations?

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Re: Whiskey

Post by gravel » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:12 pm

coco wrote:
gravel wrote:
Roadmaster wrote:
gravel wrote:Any recommendations on some accessible scotch and rye?
Pal up with an alkie.
In my experience, alkies are not picky about their spirits. I prefer someone more discerning.
Hemingway said about the same thing.
He liked his drink.

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Re: Whiskey

Post by gravel » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:13 pm

skales wrote:
Cleon wrote:
skales wrote:Hmm can't say I've ever tried rye before. Was never a fan of bourbon or scotch. Although I drink a lot of Canadian whiskey, which in Canada is usually referred to as rye, not actually being one though. May have to pick up a bottle after work today.
Please. Please do.
Any recommendations?
Bulleit seems to be a recommendation.

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Re: Whiskey

Post by Pepik » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:15 pm

gravel wrote:
skales wrote:
Cleon wrote:
skales wrote:Hmm can't say I've ever tried rye before. Was never a fan of bourbon or scotch. Although I drink a lot of Canadian whiskey, which in Canada is usually referred to as rye, not actually being one though. May have to pick up a bottle after work today.
Please. Please do.
Any recommendations?
Bulleit seems to be a recommendation.
Templeton as another recommendation.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by bilder » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:32 pm

Just bought a bottle of Buffalo Trace. Been too long since i have had some. Always a winner.
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