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Re: Whiskey

Post by joegoat » Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:05 pm

Mrs. Joegoat got me a bottle of 1792 for Christmas. One of my favorites. I'm not a fan of the new packaging, but delicious as ever!


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Re: Whiskey

Post by joegoat » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:53 pm

Nursing the last ounce from a bottle of George Dickel Rye. I may have a glass of McClelland's Highland Single Malt to follow it.

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Re: Whiskey

Post by CodeMonkey » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:29 pm

Sipping some Crown Royal Harvest Rye
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Re: Whiskey

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:10 am

CodeMonkey wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Sipping some Crown Royal Harvest Rye
How is it? By chance have you ever tasted the C.R. Hand Selected Barrel (also a rye), for comparison?
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Re: Whiskey

Post by CodeMonkey » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:51 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:10 am
CodeMonkey wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Sipping some Crown Royal Harvest Rye
How is it? By chance have you ever tasted the C.R. Hand Selected Barrel (also a rye), for comparison?
It's OK. I have not tasted the other.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by CodeMonkey » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:36 am

Sipping Jim Beam Devil's Cut and then off to bed.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by gaining_age » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:31 pm

For Christmas, the Mrs. bought me a variety of small bottles to sample. I'm enjoying the adventure.

1st up: Chivas Regal -- 12 year blended scotch whisky. It was quite good. I liked it-- a good first opening.

A night later: Glenlivet 12 year single scotch Whisky Double Oak (greenish label). It too was quite good and noteworthy. It was right up there with the first.

Each of these first two-- worth going for a larger bottle.

Tonight.. a couple nights later.. I'm trying the little plastic bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label.
Afraid I'm not liking this one so much... I taste the sweet overtones and the bit of the char.... and then something that swims of "band aid"... semi-sterile. Not as awful as that Glenlivit Reserve (that tasted like the hallway of a hospital -- it did ok on mixing but ought not to have to be mixed at that price offering).

The adventures shall continue and I will work through the Johnny BLack label sample. The flavor and impression brought me to post about it.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by FredS » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:20 am

Picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker red over the holidays. Holy smoke bomb batman! 8O
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Re: Whiskey

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:11 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:20 am
Picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker red over the holidays. Holy smoke bomb batman! 8O
Under the right circumstances it can be the best you've ever had. A nice drink of JWR over ice in a short wide mouthed cocktail glass ...
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Post by Bloodhound » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:58 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:11 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:20 am
Picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker red over the holidays. Holy smoke bomb batman! 8O
Under the right circumstances it can be the best you've ever had. A nice drink of JWR over ice in a short wide mouthed cocktail glass ...
or in a snifter, or a bar whiskey glass, or in a coffee cup or out of the bottle...well you get the drift...JW Red is good stuff 8)
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Post by FredS » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:20 pm

Is a three fourths full bottle of Johnie Walker Red an appropriate birthday gift?

Asking for a friend.
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Post by Bloodhound » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:27 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Is a three fourths full bottle of Johnie Walker Red an appropriate birthday gift?

Asking for a friend.
:lol:
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Re: Whiskey

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:50 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Is a three fourths full bottle of Johnie Walker Red an appropriate birthday gift?

Asking for a friend.
I would say not, but really it depends on whose birthday and the situation. And the friend.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:01 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:50 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Is a three fourths full bottle of Johnie Walker Red an appropriate birthday gift?

Asking for a friend.
I would say not, but really it depends on whose birthday and the situation. And the friend.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by CodeMonkey » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:46 pm

Bushmills Red Bush
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Re: Whiskey

Post by gaining_age » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:35 pm

Trying my sample of Jack Daniels Single Barrel select -- cute bottle! 94 proof.. hmmmm.


This is pretty good...
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Re: Whiskey

Post by CodeMonkey » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:55 pm

Sipping some Crown Royal Harvest Rye
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Re: Whiskey

Post by joegoat » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:42 pm

Admiral Nelson's Black Patch spiced black rum.
My wife got this cheap bottle several weeks ago and hates it. Being the nice husband and rot gut that I am, I've volunteered to drink it.
After several glasses on the rocks, I still couldn't place the familiar taste.
Tonight, it has come together! Eggnog. The nose, the front, and the finish is very reminiscent of eggnog. I typically don't drink spiked eggnog so this is odd, but interesting.

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Post by CodeMonkey » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:00 am

Sipping Jameson
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Re: Whiskey

Post by gaining_age » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:50 pm

Sample from Christmas-- one I was concerned about as I have learned I do not like IPA beer (had a really, really bitter/hoppy to the moon IPA from a bottle once and set it back down with an intention to avoid IPA ever after): Jameson -- Irish Whiskey Caskmates -- IPA Edition..



It's a really nice Jameson and I think the IPA cask pushes it a touch to the sweeter side and back... a curious note and pretty nice taste. Color me surprised and pleased. I'd buy that.
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