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Chris Colucci wrote:
crowdhater wrote:
I think somebody also recommended Concannon (sp) ? Irish whiskey and that it had some peat in it. Sounds interesting.

Concannon is my go-to choice for a $20 bottle. I wouldn't say it's peaty, I get more citrus/lemony flavors from it.


I've been working on some Sazerac rye (I hoped to pick up some Whistlepig but they were out). I definitely like it. I can't put my finger on it, but I kinda feel like if someone didn't get the concept of a "sipping whiskey", something like this would get the point across.



The Thomas H Handy Sazerac rye is outstanding and it's around 135 proof! It's a sipping whiskey if there ever was one.

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LankyMofo wrote:
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I had some Baker's this past weekend, and for whatever reason I had a lot of trouble handling it. Somewhere between the alcohol burn itself and the grain base, my esophagus wasn't liking it. Which is unfortunate because it was mighty tasty.


I think you just need more time working your way up to such high alcohol content. My first bottle of Bakers I felt the same way a few years ago, now I like it neat after having been more into the hobby for a couple years. In the mean time if you still have some, don't be afraid to throw a splash of water in there, it can help loosen things up a bit.


Tonight I just bought and am sampling my first bottle of Baker's. I have had it in a bar before and enjoyed it.

It is truly delicious stuff. I'm drinking it neat like usual. A few years ago I would also have had the throat burn with this type of whiskey but now it doesn't bother me that way at all.

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Duke University most certainly gets the Asshole of the Month award for this stupid maneuver.

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pushharder wrote:
LankyMofo wrote:
LoRez wrote:
I had some Baker's this past weekend, and for whatever reason I had a lot of trouble handling it. Somewhere between the alcohol burn itself and the grain base, my esophagus wasn't liking it. Which is unfortunate because it was mighty tasty.


I think you just need more time working your way up to such high alcohol content. My first bottle of Bakers I felt the same way a few years ago, now I like it neat after having been more into the hobby for a couple years. In the mean time if you still have some, don't be afraid to throw a splash of water in there, it can help loosen things up a bit.


Tonight I just bought and am sampling my first bottle of Baker's. I have had it in a bar before and enjoyed it.

It is truly delicious stuff. I'm drinking it neat like usual. A few years ago I would also have had the throat burn with this type of whiskey but now it doesn't bother me that way at all.


I had about 5 bottles of Bakers till the shop I bought it from stopped carrying it.
But then I found a place that carried Bookers and had three bottles of that till they stopped. probably good thing as it was about $75US a bottle.
Now I just drink the Costco one. Sure there may be a slight difference....but it's only $18!

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Oh...I had the Black Velvet Toasted Caramel and it's pretty good. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. That's good.

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Nards wrote:
pushharder wrote:
LankyMofo wrote:
LoRez wrote:
I had some Baker's this past weekend, and for whatever reason I had a lot of trouble handling it. Somewhere between the alcohol burn itself and the grain base, my esophagus wasn't liking it. Which is unfortunate because it was mighty tasty.


I think you just need more time working your way up to such high alcohol content. My first bottle of Bakers I felt the same way a few years ago, now I like it neat after having been more into the hobby for a couple years. In the mean time if you still have some, don't be afraid to throw a splash of water in there, it can help loosen things up a bit.


Tonight I just bought and am sampling my first bottle of Baker's. I have had it in a bar before and enjoyed it.

It is truly delicious stuff. I'm drinking it neat like usual. A few years ago I would also have had the throat burn with this type of whiskey but now it doesn't bother me that way at all.


I had about 5 bottles of Bakers till the shop I bought it from stopped carrying it.
But then I found a place that carried Bookers and had three bottles of that till they stopped. probably good thing as it was about $75US a bottle.
Now I just drink the Costco one. I think it tastes like Bakers and write ups online say that too...Sure there may be a slight difference....but it's only $18!


Sorry I hit quote instead of edit.

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I'm working my way through a bottle of Pusser's Blue Label British Navy Rum so it might be a bit before getting back to whiskey. This has reopened the possibility of actually sipping on good rum. Ironic since I can't usually stand the stuff. There's a world of difference between spiced rum and actually spicing your own rum.

I'll make it back this way eventually.

I'm kind of disappointed with that recent Baker's experience though, since I had it before and enjoyed it, but just couldn't do it this time. I guess I'll just have to work my way up in the overpoof liquors a bit before I come back to it.

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Ardmore, just trust me!

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WhiskyLifter wrote:
Ardmore, just trust me!

I'm going to check my store for this. Appears to be a good value and more importantly.....it's peated. Looks like it cost about as much as my beloved Bowmore Legend. BTW nice 1st post.

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crowdhater wrote:
Had some Woodford with a cigar last night. I think after about a year of drinking whisky/ whiskey neat , I truly have found what type I will probably stick with. Bourbon just does not do it for me or is just OK. I think it's the sweetness that I don't like. Scotch ( especially peated ) is what I'll probably be buying exclusively from now on.


For many decades now, my favorite peaty, smoky single malt whisky is Ardbeg. Distilled on the Scottish Hebridean Isle of Islay. Order a single dram or two to sample, and would be interested in your opinion.

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Stew wrote:
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Had some Woodford with a cigar last night. I think after about a year of drinking whisky/ whiskey neat , I truly have found what type I will probably stick with. Bourbon just does not do it for me or is just OK. I think it's the sweetness that I don't like. Scotch ( especially peated ) is what I'll probably be buying exclusively from now on.


For many decades now, my favorite peaty, smoky single malt whisky is Ardbeg. Distilled on the Scottish Hebridean Isle of Islay. Order a single dram or two to sample, and would be interested in your opinion.

A resteraunt near me just opened a huge whisky cigar bar and they have Ardbeg and Lagavulin. The stores around here don't carry them. I plan on going there ASAP and trying them both. Since Laphroaig , Talisker and Bowmore are my favorites I'm sure I'll probably like Ardbeg. Will post up after I try them.

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Chris Colucci wrote:
I've been working on some Sazerac rye (I hoped to pick up some Whistlepig but they were out). I definitely like it. I can't put my finger on it, but I kinda feel like if someone didn't get the concept of a "sipping whiskey", something like this would get the point across.


You'd probably like the Russell's Reserve Rye then too.

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Interesting article. I knew a lot of the craft distillers bought their whiskey elsewhere, but I had no idea the amount of deception that was being used in the marketing stories (I don't do much research on whiskey before I buy it anyway). Not sure I care too much where the whiskey comes from, if it tastes good, it tastes good!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/...paign=hootsuite

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LankyMofo wrote:
Interesting article. I knew a lot of the craft distillers bought their whiskey elsewhere, but I had no idea the amount of deception that was being used in the marketing stories (I don't do much research on whiskey before I buy it anyway). Not sure I care too much where the whiskey comes from, if it tastes good, it tastes good!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/...paign=hootsuite



Very eye opening! I was aware of High West Distillery out of Utah buying some of their product from Indiana as well as Whistle Pig actually being Canadian, and Bulleit unabashedly coming from Lawrenceburg, IN but not the Dickel's and Templeton's and such. What a bunch of bullshit on the part of the marketing teams at those companies. Someone ought to waterboard them with Everclear for doing all that deceiving.

Having said that, the Indiana distillery definitely puts out some good stuff. I had a couple of shots of Park City, Utah's High West 21 year old "Very Rare" a couple of years ago and it was simply outstanding.

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Enjoyed a glass on Sunday and it was pretty good.

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