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Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am
by DepartedLight
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
I'm looking to expand and try something "popular" and not just cheap. Recommendations of favorites?

Noah's Mill
Four Roses Single Barrel
Knob Creek

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:22 am
by arank87
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
I'm looking to expand and try something "popular" and not just cheap. Recommendations of favorites?

Noah's Mill
Four Roses Single Barrel
Knob Creek
I keep hearing good things about Four Roses. Is this a bourbon only thread?

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:27 pm
by 424cat
I've always had mixed drinks. The last 6 months I've been drinking my bourbon neat. Sippin it seems to agree with me.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:47 pm
by JudgeRusty
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:22 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
I'm looking to expand and try something "popular" and not just cheap. Recommendations of favorites?

Noah's Mill
Four Roses Single Barrel
Knob Creek
I keep hearing good things about Four Roses. Is this a bourbon only thread?
It's a whiskey with an "e" thread; that's a broad topic. We will even allow whisky discussion.

I am curious about Four Roses; I always shied away as I understood it to have a high percentage of rye in the mash bill which I have yet to develop the taste for, but I may be in error.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:50 pm
by Bloodhound
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:47 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:22 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
I'm looking to expand and try something "popular" and not just cheap. Recommendations of favorites?

Noah's Mill
Four Roses Single Barrel
Knob Creek
I keep hearing good things about Four Roses. Is this a bourbon only thread?
It's a whiskey with an "e" thread; that's a broad topic. We will even allow whisky discussion.

I am curious about Four Roses; I always shied away as I understood it to have a high percentage of rye in the mash bill which I have yet to develop the taste for, but I may be in error.
Four Roses reminds me of Makers Mark 46...a smooth version of Makers Mark. I don't remember a heavy Rye note, but I will admit that I like a pronounced Rye note...YMMV

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:57 pm
by arank87
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:50 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:47 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:22 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
I'm looking to expand and try something "popular" and not just cheap. Recommendations of favorites?

Noah's Mill
Four Roses Single Barrel
Knob Creek
I keep hearing good things about Four Roses. Is this a bourbon only thread?
It's a whiskey with an "e" thread; that's a broad topic. We will even allow whisky discussion.

I am curious about Four Roses; I always shied away as I understood it to have a high percentage of rye in the mash bill which I have yet to develop the taste for, but I may be in error.
Four Roses reminds me of Makers Mark 46...a smooth version of Makers Mark. I don't remember a heavy Rye note, but I will admit that I like a pronounced Rye note...YMMV
I love rye. My go to is Templeton or Old Overholt BiB.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:42 pm
by DepartedLight
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:22 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
I'm looking to expand and try something "popular" and not just cheap. Recommendations of favorites?

Noah's Mill
Four Roses Single Barrel
Knob Creek
I keep hearing good things about Four Roses. Is this a bourbon only thread?
Naw. I'm just a Bourbon guy. The lessor 4 Roses are not very good. Gotta hit the single barrel.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:18 pm
by JudgeRusty
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:57 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:50 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:47 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:22 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
I'm looking to expand and try something "popular" and not just cheap. Recommendations of favorites?

Noah's Mill
Four Roses Single Barrel
Knob Creek
I keep hearing good things about Four Roses. Is this a bourbon only thread?
It's a whiskey with an "e" thread; that's a broad topic. We will even allow whisky discussion.

I am curious about Four Roses; I always shied away as I understood it to have a high percentage of rye in the mash bill which I have yet to develop the taste for, but I may be in error.
Four Roses reminds me of Makers Mark 46...a smooth version of Makers Mark. I don't remember a heavy Rye note, but I will admit that I like a pronounced Rye note...YMMV
I love rye. My go to is Templeton or Old Overholt BiB.
Well, according to the internet, Makers contains zero Rye, Four Roses varies from 20%-35% Rye. Wild Turkey, Knob Creek, Buffalo Trace and Woodford are all close to 15% which is apparently right in my wheelhouse.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:22 pm
by JudgeRusty
FYI:. Handy chart at link below. Can't vouch for accuracy, but consistent with what I have read elsewhere.

https://modernthirst.com/home/bourbon-w ... ash-bills/

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:30 pm
by mustangii
I like Irish and, bourbon and rye straight, taking a break right now. Tequila and Vesper Martinis.

edm

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:35 pm
by arank87
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:22 pm
FYI:. Handy chart at link below. Can't vouch for accuracy, but consistent with what I have read elsewhere.

https://modernthirst.com/home/bourbon-w ... ash-bills/
Cool site. I looked up Old Overholt and it was all unknown. I’m curious about Evan Williams BiB. I’m a new comer to bourbon. I spent my twenties selling craft beer for various breweries and was immersed in that world. I left it several years ago and am much more interested in spirits these days.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:09 pm
by DepartedLight
I like rye.

Knob Creek Rye.

I like rye in my bourbon mash.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm
by gaining_age
I've become taken with this mixer with some whiskey--- and sometimes brandy. Sometimes a dash of vermouth with it.

Image

Anyone else run across this and have an opinion? It seems to have some depth of flavors.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:25 pm
by DAN
Right now, I'm drinking Powers Gold Label, which is my favorite stuff. It's about 80% pot still and has the most delightfully spicy taste. I like it better than Redbreast, and around here a one-liter bottle is a mere 36 bucks.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 pm
by arank87
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm
I've become taken with this mixer with some whiskey--- and sometimes brandy. Sometimes a dash of vermouth with it.

Image

Anyone else run across this and have an opinion? It seems to have some depth of flavors.
Not a fan of pre made mixers myself. Usually too sweet.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 pm
by gaining_age
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm
I've become taken with this mixer with some whiskey--- and sometimes brandy. Sometimes a dash of vermouth with it.

Image

Anyone else run across this and have an opinion? It seems to have some depth of flavors.
Not a fan of pre made mixers myself. Usually too sweet.
This one is not as sweet as some of the others, so far as I've noticed. It has overtones of cinnamon and orange but not strong sweet flavorings as such. It's very interesting but probably not as raw as a bitters+orange peel, etc.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:23 pm
by hugodrax
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm
I've become taken with this mixer with some whiskey--- and sometimes brandy. Sometimes a dash of vermouth with it.

Image

Anyone else run across this and have an opinion? It seems to have some depth of flavors.
Not a fan of pre made mixers myself. Usually too sweet.
This one is not as sweet as some of the others, so far as I've noticed. It has overtones of cinnamon and orange but not strong sweet flavorings as such. It's very interesting but probably not as raw as a bitters+orange peel, etc.
Suitable for brandy.

I scoff in its general direction.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:07 am
by gaining_age
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:23 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm
I've become taken with this mixer with some whiskey--- and sometimes brandy. Sometimes a dash of vermouth with it.

Image

Anyone else run across this and have an opinion? It seems to have some depth of flavors.
Not a fan of pre made mixers myself. Usually too sweet.
This one is not as sweet as some of the others, so far as I've noticed. It has overtones of cinnamon and orange but not strong sweet flavorings as such. It's very interesting but probably not as raw as a bitters+orange peel, etc.
Suitable for brandy.

I scoff in its general direction.

Take me in context... if I had a fine brandy (or is that Brandy you're a fine.. regardless) I'd scoff too. But I'm a bottom shelf experimenter so I'm not in the realm of scoffing (yet?).

Image

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:27 am
by sweetandsour
gaining_age wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:07 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:23 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm
I've become taken with this mixer with some whiskey--- and sometimes brandy. Sometimes a dash of vermouth with it.

Image

Anyone else run across this and have an opinion? It seems to have some depth of flavors.
Not a fan of pre made mixers myself. Usually too sweet.
This one is not as sweet as some of the others, so far as I've noticed. It has overtones of cinnamon and orange but not strong sweet flavorings as such. It's very interesting but probably not as raw as a bitters+orange peel, etc.
Suitable for brandy.

I scoff in its general direction.

Take me in context... if I had a fine brandy (or is that Brandy you're a fine.. regardless) I'd scoff too. But I'm a bottom shelf experimenter so I'm not in the realm of scoffing (yet?).

Image
In my early college days I'd buy mixers like that, but in powdered form, to take and use on camping trips. Id like to say that it impressed the girls, but I don't really think it did.

Re: Whiskey

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:32 pm
by arank87
JW Red Label