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  1. Sep 6, 2018 #61

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    I think pretty much with just a taste you can sure tell. I knew two guys that made shine. Bigger and Hooker. Bugger taught Hooker to make shine, and Buggars easily could compleatly with Jack for smoothness. Hookers wasn’t as smooth, so he cut his with white port. One Qt of white port to one gallon of shine already cut to hundred proof.
    In a taste test Hooker beat Buggar and Buggar had been the best.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2018 #62

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    You mean in a preference test?....Sure, that makes perfect sense....
     
  3. Nov 5, 2018 #63

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    Rye Whiskey! Rye Whiskey! Rye Whiskey! I cry!

    Rye Whiskey! Rye Whiskey! Rye Whiskey! I'll die...
     
  4. Nov 8, 2018 #64

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    Not fond of whiskey as a drink. But a few times a year, a ounce or two of scotch to sip slowly hits the spot just right. For medicinal use, I keep a bottle of Black Velvet around. For when ever I am feeling something coming on, or I need to warm up after getting a chill, a pint of hot lemonade, as hot as you can stand, two or three tablespoons of honey to sweeten it and a three shots of "medicine" Chug it all down as fast as you can. 15 minutes later you won't care how you feel. My FIL makes something similar. A pint of hot tea, sweetened with brown sugar and a couple shots. Something about the brown sugar takes some of the bite out of the whiskey.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2018 #65

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    I'm pretty happy with Jim Beam Black Label.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2018 #66

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    My heritage is Ukrainian, so it's unsurprising that my liquor of choice is vodka. Every time I find The Perfect Vodka, my gummint overlords decide that it must disappear from the liquor store shelves and they stop carrying it. If you folks down in the U.S. ever see Hetman vodka, buy it...and prepare yourselves. Smoothest stuff ever! Second place would go to Slava, also sadly unavailable up here in Canuckistan. These are the ones I hoard for myself and my close friends; uninvited and/or unwelcome guests (or anyone who intends to mix it...) get whatever generic crap is on sale.

    I don't have much experience with bourbon; it's just not that popular in the Great White North. Up here, when you order a whiskey, you get a rye whiskey. You need to specify if you want a bourbon, scotch or whatever. And virtually all rye whiskeys are made almost entirely from corn, with just enough rye to make it legal to call them that. I don't bother with them too much.

    But...I recently spotted a product on the shelf of my little local general-store/post-office/gas-station/hardware/farm-supply/liquor-store that looked interesting, so I took a bottle home. Took a sip, and angels sang! It's White Owl whiskey; perfectly clear, no colour at all, totally unique and completely delicious. I usually have one drink per day, and it's been this stuff for over a week straight; that's practically a record for me! :) I need to find out more about it.

    By the way, it also apparently comes in a "spiced" version, for the heathens among us...:)
     
  7. Nov 8, 2018 #67

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    For those rye-lovers... Check out Crown Royal Northern Harvest It was 'whisky of the year' 2016 (beating out scotches costing $X00's) and can be found for $20 a bottle (although - usual price is $30ish)

    It is a very underrated tipple.

    On an aside - the high end scotch shops were hacked of that a cheapo bottle won - they like the mystique of obscure expensive bottles - fits my wallet!
     
  8. Nov 8, 2018 #68

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    I am not a fan of whiskey or anything that takes your breath away and burns your thought. I like fine old world MADERIA. now that is historically/ period, F&I correct.
     
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    Though I live in the Heart of Colorado wine country I do partake of a good whiskey at times. My long time preference is Makers Mark but in elk camp we always have Tin Cup, a Colorado label.
    As a child, when my Grand Parents would visit, Grandpa always had a bottle of Jim Beam hid away. Knowing Grandma, being 7th Day Adventist, would never approve of the drinking of whiskey I would ask Grandpa what the whiskey for? He would say “ its to keep elephants away...” But Grandpa there are no elephants in Indiana. To which he’d reply, “see, it works!”
     
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    Off topic but I bought a bottle of Tin Cup a couple of years ago to commemorate our journey to Tin Cup. A few of us have gone there several times while 4 wheeling in CO. Pie at Frenchie's is special. It is a nice whiskey.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2018 #71

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    Zachary Boone. Cheap but surprisingly good (I can only find it a Fry's)
     
  12. Nov 9, 2018 #72

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    Gotta have a good Irish !, Bushmills is my drink on a cold evening by the fire .
     
  13. Nov 9, 2018 #73

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    " The Knob Creek is for the guests." Wrong, they get the Canadian Mist in the plastic bottle to mix with their Coca Cola. :eek:
    Cost is not an issue with me when I find something that pleases my taste. I just use it sparingly when I'm setting around watching
    Quigley or Jeremiah Johnson. HAH Just turned 65 and I have been sipping on Knob Creek since it came out to the stores and I joined the Knob Creek club and get emails from them every month.
    I was on a cycle trip a few years back and rolled into Breckenridge, CO. Got a cheap room to crash from three days on the road. Walked down the street to a Bar/Grill. I told them I wanted a nice bourbon to go with my meal. The lady behind the bar put a whiskey glass on the bar and poured about two fingers of bourdon while I'm almost standing on my head trying to read the label she had her hand over. I was told to taste it and if I didn't like it there would be no help for me and she would get me some house crap.
    It was Breckenridge Bourbon, made and bottled right there in that town, by the local work force. MAN! Now I have my liquor store order for me each time I need a little for sleeping. :)
    I keep several at the house and for Deer Hunting trips around camp. Knob Creek is great, neat. I also like from the same distiller, Basil Haydens, 86 proof, smooth with one cube of ice. Warms the sole. The one I have stayed with the longest is 101 Wild Turkey. That is usually what I get for my birthday from someone each year. Had camps around the fire at night when I did a lot of Muzzleloading Competition and we always shared a bottle then.
    I can drink others but I would just as soon have some Dark beer as drinking blended whiskey. Can't find any that I really like.
    I still do a little Courvoisier Cognac when cooking steak and mushrooms. Cook mushrooms and onions in the conga, and sip on it while cooking steak and while eating. Good deal.
    Thanks for this thread. Very interesting.
    Mike
     
  14. Nov 10, 2018 #74

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    My wife and I are in New York City currently with 3 other couples. Sampled a few whiskeys last night. Man it is not cheap

    I am ready to get out of this congestion

    Fleener
     
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    Brands that won't break the bank I like:
    Bulleit bourbon and rye; Rebel Yell a close second for either.
    MaCallen 12 yr and Ardmore for Scotch.
     
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    My doctor said I need to drink more water.
    So now, I put a couple of ice cubes in my bourbon.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2018 #77

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    I tried Tin Cup for the first time this week. Certainly was not bad.

    Fleener
     
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    Gentleman jack when my purse is light. Knob Creek when luck is a lady.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2018 #79

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    I'm a bourbon type of guy. On the rocks or with real coke made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. It can be found at dollar General stores. Take a trip back to when you were a kid (coke, not bourbon)!
    Nit Wit
     
  20. Nov 13, 2018 #80

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    White Owl Whisky (no "e") is "Canadian white whiskey", and as such, is currently the only such of its kind around. There is a 2012 webpage that talks about it..., http://www.canadianwhisky.org/reviews/white-owl-whisky-40-alc-vol.html, however (imho) the unnamed author is a bit of a dolt, comparing it to American White Whiskey which is straight unaged bourbon aka moonshine/corn liquor..., with the White Owl Whisky, which is rye based, and a blend. :confused: It being a rye based blend, and aged, then having the color stripped with charcoal filtering, is what makes it sooo smooth, and unique unto itself. The website author even mentions the company tried corn-based, and it didn't work, and American corn liquor cannot be called whisky in Canada, due to the lack of aging, (which is what accounts for the flavor of corn-liquor...duh.) So IF you can find White Owl, horde it. I cannot find it anywhere here in The States.

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