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Re: Whiskey

Post by DepartedLight » 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?

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Re: Whiskey

Post by arank87 » 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?
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Re: Whiskey

Post by 424cat » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:27 pm

I've always had mixed drinks. The last 6 months I've been drinking my bourbon neat. Sippin it seems to agree with me.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by JudgeRusty » 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.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by Bloodhound » 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
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Re: Whiskey

Post by arank87 » 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.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:42 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?
Naw. I'm just a Bourbon guy. The lessor 4 Roses are not very good. Gotta hit the single barrel.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by JudgeRusty » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:18 pm

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.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by JudgeRusty » 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/
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Re: Whiskey

Post by mustangii » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:30 pm

I like Irish and, bourbon and rye straight, taking a break right now. Tequila and Vesper Martinis.

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Re: Whiskey

Post by arank87 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:35 pm

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.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:09 pm

I like rye.

Knob Creek Rye.

I like rye in my bourbon mash.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by gaining_age » 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.

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

Post by DAN » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:25 pm

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.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by arank87 » 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.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by gaining_age » 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.
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Re: Whiskey

Post by hugodrax » 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.

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Re: Whiskey

Post by gaining_age » 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?).

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Re: Whiskey

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:27 am

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?).

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Re: Whiskey

Post by arank87 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:32 pm

JW Red Label
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