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10 years ago
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needed to be done, hijacking the food thread ain't cool
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10 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
WOO WHISKY
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10 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
good ol jack daniels
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10 years ago
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nestor
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bought some balvenie portwood 1993 today

yum
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10 years ago
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i ❤ demo
:)
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10 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Whisky are like women... 18 and older... cause twelve will probably end with you being ostracized by your peers.
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10 years ago
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10 years ago
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If my peers were that particular.. I would feel happy and annoyed at the same time

In all seriousness, I like a lot of younger whiskies, they retain more of the distillery's spirit character and get less muddled with oaky flavours. This is especially good for Islays :)
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10 years ago
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picked up some forty creek yesterday - it is a canadian whisky but unlike most of them (canadian club, crown royal, etc.) is rather good. distilled near niagara. blend of rye, corn, barley, separately aged (like wine in blends), then aged together in sherry.
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10 years ago
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got some angostura 1919 a few days ago. not whisky but still distilled aged spirit. i would highly recommend it, i'm a rum newbie and i love the stuff. 8 years in a cask in the caribbean will do a lot compared to 8 years in a cask in scotland. banana, spice, vanilla, wrapped in the characteristic molasses rum touch. a bit too sweet for my palate but great stuff for the money.
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10 years ago
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tried some arran 10 tonight. very underrated. great value whisky. current collection:

* aberlour 12
* ardbeg 10
* balvenie 1993 portwood
* glenmorangie burgundy finish
* highland park 12
* lagavulin 16
* laphroaig quarter cask
* longmorn 15
* macallan fine oak 15
* talisker 10
* woodford reserve (bourbon)
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10 years ago
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i have a hard time finding whisky variety. i'm gonna try the liquor store in a nearby town.
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10 years ago
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i suppose that is the one advantage of government monopolies on liquor; you can find pretty much the same stuff EVERYWHERE. also endlessly frustrating and gives no fun in the hunt for variety :P
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10 years ago
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got some strathisla 12 today. it was on sale. couldn't resist.
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10 years ago
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are you loaded? whiskey is expensive.
nestor's avatar
10 years ago
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nestor
meh, i've only been buying 2 bottles a month or so. and i'm working full time right now.
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10 years ago
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oh, damn. that works, then. :)
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10 years ago
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got some redbreast 12. good value and the best irish i've had.
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10 years ago
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i'm so excited to live in london... selection will be insane
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
insanely expensive... my parents live in kensington.
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10 years ago
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yeah cost of living will be high. but i anticipate whisky prices will be the same or less... taxes + markup in ontario's liquor monopoly are HUGE.

e.g. Ardbeg 10

Ontario - C$75
UK - C$50
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10 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
from what i've heard its more expensive for whisky there.
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10 years ago
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i bought a bottle of laphroaig 10 in london for £22.50, or about $45.

in ontario that would cost about $60.
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
yum.
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10 years ago
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i had some woodford reserve last night at a bar. pretty damn good for $6/glass. much better than maker's mark.
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10 years ago
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woodford reserve is great. only bourbon available up here that i buy.

bought a single cask IB blair athol last night... 12yo, sherry cask. so good.
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10 years ago
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nestor
and when i say 'up here' i mean in canada.
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10 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
I got trashed off lr's bottle of woodford reserve last night.
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10 years ago
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yeah! expensive boozin. love it.
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10 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
after a few cups we had some dragons breath on tap at a pizza place.
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10 years ago
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got some 'longrow cv' - springbank's heavily peated whisky. looks good, will have some tonight!
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10 years ago
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i ordered a scotch and soda at the why concert. i got jack daniels and soda and it cost me 4 quid ($8). the horror.
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10 years ago
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soda water or cola-style soda?
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10 years ago
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soda water. sorry americans. scotch and soda (pop) would be terrible, while scotch and soda (water) is tasty.

jack and soda (pop) is decent, while jack and soda (water) is bourbon and fizzy water. which wasn't awful, but wasn't that good. too sweet.
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Jack and coke is pretty good! Though I like Jack and DrPepper better.

Never had bourbon and soda, though...
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10 years ago
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> scotch and soda (pop) would be terrible

i think it's good, but a waste of something that's more enjoyable by itself. better to use a cheap bourbon to mix with cola.

i've never mixed anything with soda. maybe i'll try it sometime.

p.s. i left the remainder of my bottle of woodford reserve at my mom's house. :(
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10 years ago
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well i'm talking blends - i guess maybe a sweeter blend like famous grouse would be okay in pop, but a smokier one - teachers or jw black would be weird.

i take most of my blends heavily diluted with water 'scotch and water' or with soda water on ice (in the summer).
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10 years ago
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a good explanation of indie bottlings
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB1215805 … DI1Wj.html
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10 years ago
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thanks for the link.
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10 years ago
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the law is no protection
definitely; that was interesting.

the only whisky I've had (I think) is Dewar's. I don't really like it all that much; it tastes kind of thick. I think it might be better in the cold weather.
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I still have to try some non-scotch whisky though.
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10 years ago
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^ bourbon is all that is really worth going out of your way for.. there are decent canadian and rye whiskies but both are from canada and are probably hard to get in the states (forty creek and alberta premium 25yo rye respectively)
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10 years ago
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bought a new bottle for the first time in a long time... ltd edition canadian rye, 10yo from alberta. should be tasty.

so current inventory:

century reserve custom blend 10 (new rye)
balvenie portwood 1993
redbreast 12
aberlour 12
highland park 12
glenmorangie burgundy finish
lagavulin 16
laphroaig quarter cask
talisker 10
longmorn 15
ardbeg 10
longrow c/v
blair athol 12 (single sherry cask, indie)
strathisla 12
braes of glenlivet 10 (deerstalker, indie)
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10 years ago
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actually, it isn't even a 10yo. it is a blend of 15-25.
mmm, it's quite good. a bit sweet for a rye but drenched in the spiciness you'd expect. it's really got a lot of years on it, it's lost a lot of heat. a bit too much wood for me.

now if i could only get rid of this cold i could note some actual flavours :(
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
nestor is giving new meaning to "drown a cold".
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
we paid 25 CAD for two glasses of Johnnie Walker Red Label on the rocks at some bar. wtf? that was before tip too.
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10 years ago
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that's disgusting. Red label is a scam :)

You should of had some Canadian Club on the rocks... they'd be paying you
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9 years ago
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Got some new bourbon today, Bulleit NAS. It's distilled by Diageo but I've heard good things. Also it's cheaper than MM and Woodford at only $35.

Initial impressions: rather cloying, a bit simple but ample wood presence and really quite tasty when splashed with water.
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5 years ago
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the law is no protection
man I had had shit for whiskey when I last posted in this thread. favorite I've had these days is probably bulleit rye. go-to is definitely old overholt. currently can't stop making hot toddies with old overholt. they get me such a sweet buzz 'cause by the time it's halfway gone it's started to cool off and I've gotta drink it real fast.
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5 years ago
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the law is no protection
and I might be putting way too much whiskey in them.
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5 years ago
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i never got my head around hot liquor but i may need to try again now
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5 years ago
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I like them in winter. But not a Santa Barbara winter. FAKE WINTER
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5 years ago
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is california even a real place?
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5 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yes. Also some parts of california have like montana winter.
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5 years ago
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some parts of california might be real, but santa barbara is certainly not a real town.

same with winter--maybe some towns in ca have a real one (i don't know of any), but sb doesn't.
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5 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
tahoe?
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5 years ago
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the law is no protection
coming from a new englander who has never been west of chicago, california is definitely not real.
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5 years ago
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i was doubtful of british columbia until i went there last month.
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5 years ago
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yeah, tahoe might be the closest to a montana climate. i was looking at bishop before, but it doesn't get nearly as much snow or low temperatures.
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5 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
Serious lack of Crown Royal in Canary Wharf.