What's Your Favorite Whiskey?

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/02 07:34:48 (permalink)
oops,slip of the keyboard,of course I meant,as in my post above it,Old # 7!! Sorry.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/02 21:56:06 (permalink)
i thought NJ was missing out on something!
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/08 11:44:54 (permalink)
my fav whiskey is Jamesons--it doesn't get much better--light & flavorful!
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/08 13:34:04 (permalink)
Irish: Bushmill's.
Bourbon: Knob Creek.
USA Bourbon (not from Kentucky): Jack, I guess.
Canadian: VO.
Scotch Blended: Ballantine's.
Scotch Single Malt: I really don't know enough about them, but I always enjoy Glenlivet 12 year.

Best in show? Probably Ballantine's.

I enjoy tequila more in any event.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/10 12:46:47 (permalink)
Slim,

I agree with you on many of your choices, and Ballantine was my Dad's favorite Scotch. If you want to start trying single malts, I suggest Macallan and Oban, both of which have good availability and are middle-of-the-road in style (if not price). Once you feel like branching out to other types, Islay (pronounced EYE-luh) is a region that turns out some pretty feisty whisky. My favorite is Lagavulin 16 yr. because it's feisty but smooth (and expensive). Best to have one in a restaurant before investing in a $$$ bottle. Watch out for Laphroig 10 yr., it's a bit hairy.

Oh, and I like Tequila a lot, too. Luckily, there's room in our lives to appreciate more than one type of alcoholic spirit.

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/10 13:19:33 (permalink)
This month its Bushmill's Irish Whiskey
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 00:06:25 (permalink)
Only if you're Protestant. Since I spent my early years as an altar boy, I stick with Jameson's.

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 00:46:15 (permalink)
Free Shots is my favorite variety! Be it a salesman, neighbor, or a buddy bringing over a jug of his favorite fermented corn or rye mash.. I'm not that picky, well, thats as long as it's clean and don't give me a residual headache. But I will throw in a plug for Makers Mark! I'm not a major connoisseur like some of you may be, but I find it tasty... That and being an Ambassador for Makers Mark, they've sent me a ton of cool stuff! (Still waiting on the barrel with my name on it to be aged enough to sample).

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 01:27:38 (permalink)
Personally, I will NOT drink anything that smells like jet fuel, but my husband occasionally buys Jack Daniels and will sip. He likes it better then the expensive brands.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 01:34:51 (permalink)
WHAT IS THE BEST IRISH WHISKEY.......
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 01:38:51 (permalink)
Welcome to Roadfood Rickey... Now I'm curious, someone from Kentucky asking about Irish Whiskey? What gives there??
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 04:32:10 (permalink)
Jameson's.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 17:01:58 (permalink)
Agreed with Magcentric...especially their 12 yr. old that used to be called '1780.'
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/12 17:17:26 (permalink)
Kentucky Bourbon: Bulleit Bourbon
Single Malt: Laphroaig
Irish: Bushmills


For a cheaper and lighter bourbon, Buffalo Trace is very nice.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/13 16:15:31 (permalink)
I like Johnny Black for a not too terribly expensive, but good, whiskey.

In college, a boyfriend (this may be why we parted) bought Old Stag. As I recall, it tasted like wet straw smells. Is that still around? Has anyone else ever tried it?
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/13 16:29:36 (permalink)
Used to be in the Scotch business so I'm a bit jaded and spoiled...

Johnny Walker Blue
Lagavulin
Talisker
Johnny Walker Green Pure Malt - this used to only be avilable in duty-free/international but now you can get it stateside as well

Two fingers, no ice, please!

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/14 21:31:52 (permalink)
Tonight I bought my first bottle of Jameson's Irish Whiskey. It just seemed appropriate for this coming week. Sipping it right now. Not too bad. Here is a little factoid. The Local, a downtown Minneapolis Irish Pub is the number one seller of Jameson's in the United States. Said so by Jameson's themselves. It is also a place where you can get a great draw of Guinness because it is always fresh. I'm sure the place was hoppin' today, will be again tomorrow and again Monday. I may have to hit my two local places, Jake O'Connors in Excelsior and McGarry's in Maple Plain Monday and down a Guinness in each.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/29 22:11:24 (permalink)
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In college, a boyfriend (this may be why we parted) bought Old Stag. As I recall, it tasted like wet straw smells. Is that still around? Has anyone else ever tried it?


Mbrooks, the whiskey or the boyfriend? I haven't tried either.

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/29 23:05:43 (permalink)
Bushmills in Irish coffee and just for sipping is quite nice! I love a shot of Wild Turkey and Knob Creek over a little ice when the mood strikes me. Sometimes I prefer the sweetness of Wild Turkey's American Honey, good for what ails you! Judy
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/29 23:44:34 (permalink)
How about Millago silver Tequila or Cabo Wabo silver. Bourbon in the winterKnob Creek and Tequilla in the summer.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/31 13:29:36 (permalink)
Clay, you've got me a little confused...Knob Creek is Bourbon.

Similarly to you, though, my tastes are seasonal. Bourbon and Scotch when it's cold, Gin once it warms up. In fact a number of my friends depend on me to open and close Whiskey/Whisky Season and Gin Season. It's nasty here in the Hudson Valley today, so it's still Whiskey Season. Maybe I'll post something on the opening day of Gin Season...I would like to be of service to the community.

Cheers,

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/31 14:02:08 (permalink)
yeah, but a Lynchburg Lemonade, is pure summer to me...bourbon can be a year round drink.

i tend to do vodka in the summer. For some reason, I"ve fallen away from gin. Prior to my passion for bourbon and scotch, I was passionate about gin. I came to the conclusion that Bombay Sapphire was the ultimate, and all the rest were pretenders (in fact, if I do have gin, I still prefer Bombay Sapphire). However, I've come to the conclusion that since vodka is more maliable and more usable in a wider variety of cocktails, that I keep my home bar stocked with vodka now, rather than gin. And, since summer means cocktails involving fruits, juices, ades, and the like, I stock Smirnoff. IMO, it is pound for pound the best vodka. Sure, more expensive vodkas are great when chilled in a freezer and drank straight, but once one starts adding mixers (especially juices), one removes the reason for the more expensive vodka. Meanwhile, Smirnoff is nearly as smooth as the top shelf brands, is equally as smooth as Absolute and ilk, but half the price, and therefore the best deal.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/03/31 23:46:00 (permalink)
I agree that Smirnoff is the best vodka to keep around for general purposes. It was the first big name vodka in this country, and it continues to get the job done. As for best unsung vodka, Finlandia wins blind tastings all the time, but is relatively unknown. For ice-cold sipping (with caviar), I like Belvedere, which is still made from rye, the original main ingredient that was eventually replaced by cheaper potatoes.

Now, as for Gin, I can't let it go. I agree with Scorereader that vodka is more flexible with a broader range of mixers, but Gin is just more.....FUN. I like herbal and spice flavors, and Gin mixes well with enough mixers to make it work for me. Other than the classic Gin & Tonic, one of my cocktails (that appeared on the Rainbow Room cocktail for a moment) is the Gin-Gin Highball, which is simply Gin with Ginger Ale and Angostura Bitters, garnished with a wedge of lemon. I drink it year-round, but it's kinda like a winterized G&T.

Oh, and to be fair regarding seasonality, other than Lynchburg Lemonade, there's a little drink called a Mint Julep that tastes pretty darned good during the warmer months. I give those a big thumbs-up too. I realize that sweeping generalizations in the booze world always have exceptions--and I'm always willing to make an exception when a great drink is set down in front of me!

Cheers,

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/04/01 11:19:11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by fischgrape


Oh, and to be fair regarding seasonality, other than Lynchburg Lemonade, there's a little drink called a Mint Julep that tastes pretty darned good during the warmer months. I give those a big thumbs-up too.


I guess it is a summer drink, but I pretty much only drink them the first Saturday in May.

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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/04/06 16:31:35 (permalink)
Whiskey: In order,
  • Knob Creek
  • Turkey 101
  • Black Bush
Whisky: In order,
  • Lagavulin
  • Laphroaig
  • Johnny Walker Black
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/04/06 17:37:42 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Scorereader

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Originally posted by fischgrape


Oh, and to be fair regarding seasonality, other than Lynchburg Lemonade, there's a little drink called a Mint Julep that tastes pretty darned good during the warmer months. I give those a big thumbs-up too.


I guess it is a summer drink, but I pretty much only drink them the first Saturday in May.



Agree! And there is absolutely no better time to do so.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/04/06 17:47:26 (permalink)
If it ain't from Moore County, it ain't worth jack!
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/04/06 18:07:30 (permalink)
Canadian Club classic 12.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/04/06 18:35:09 (permalink)
Laphroaig...accept no substitute.
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RE: What's Your Favorite Whiskey? 2008/04/06 21:52:39 (permalink)
Double Walker Red, neat.
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