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Old 03-10-2017, 04:19 PM   #4651
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extreme noobie here, have never really drank much booze outside of shots, I had my first old fashioned last weekend and enjoyed not having beer **** my stomach up. I want to get a bottle for home to just try and sip with water or something, what would be a good bottle to get? Jamison is abaout the only kind I have exp with at all, and I'd like to venture out. lets say $50-$100 price range.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:03 PM   #4652
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nice score, I never see places around here even put that on the shelf.



I would not mix, just enjoy as is. At least at first.


Thanks in a way it's a curse since I've been going all over town trying to find more but no luck.

Thought about it and agree, won't be mixing.
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:14 PM   #4653
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I almost stopped buying whisky but those 2 for 132 were too good to pass up...
That's a great deal!
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:08 AM   #4654
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Glassware nerds,

Got these as a present:



These glasses are GREAT. The crappy picture doesn't really show them off well, check out the website https://norlanglass.com

I'm a fan of the glencairn glasses, but I like these a lot more for two reasons. First off, they just feel better to hold. More importantly, though, the smell when you drink the whiskey is way less alcohol forward. The difference in taste is really noticeable.

The only downside is they are very light and I think they'd feel better with just a little more heft to them. But overall they're great and I highly recommend them.
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Old 03-15-2017, 03:48 AM   #4655
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extreme noobie here, have never really drank much booze outside of shots, I had my first old fashioned last weekend and enjoyed not having beer **** my stomach up. I want to get a bottle for home to just try and sip with water or something, what would be a good bottle to get? Jamison is abaout the only kind I have exp with at all, and I'd like to venture out. lets say $50-$100 price range.


Balvenie Doublewood is a pretty safe bet if you're looking for a scotch.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:40 PM   #4656
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extreme noobie here, have never really drank much booze outside of shots, I had my first old fashioned last weekend and enjoyed not having beer **** my stomach up. I want to get a bottle for home to just try and sip with water or something, what would be a good bottle to get? Jamison is abaout the only kind I have exp with at all, and I'd like to venture out. lets say $50-$100 price range.
I was in your situation a couple years ago in terms of going from having old fashioneds at bars inspiring me to get some bottles of bourbon for home. I just started going through the basics -- Makers Mark, Buffalo Trace, Bulliet, Woodford Reserve, working myself up to Blanton's.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:45 PM   #4657
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extreme noobie here, have never really drank much booze outside of shots, I had my first old fashioned last weekend and enjoyed not having beer **** my stomach up. I want to get a bottle for home to just try and sip with water or something, what would be a good bottle to get? Jamison is abaout the only kind I have exp with at all, and I'd like to venture out. lets say $50-$100 price range.


Jameson is a bit harsh and if you intend on making Old Fashions at home not a good choice. I'd go for something like Buffalo Trace which should be less than $25. I think rye is great for making manhattans or old fashions and would get either Rittenhouse or Sazerac both run about $25. If you like the Buffalo Trace neat it opens up a whole world of bourbons to explore. Also as Gaddy recommended Woodford would be a good choice for someone starting out with bourbon neat or on the rocks, readily available and around $30. It's a bit too smooth and boring for me now but a great introduction into bourbon.
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:22 AM   #4658
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Well this might possibly be the best whiskey I've ever had.





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Old 03-18-2017, 03:40 AM   #4659
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I was in your situation a couple years ago in terms of going from having old fashioneds at bars inspiring me to get some bottles of bourbon for home. I just started going through the basics -- Makers Mark, Buffalo Trace, Bulliet, Woodford Reserve, working myself up to Blanton's.
Makers mark was my first bottle, drank it with water and it was pretty good. Before I get flamed for that I know i know I'm a wimp, I have a plan, am working way up, I'm at whiskey drinking micros now, or freerolls even.

Thanks for recommendations.
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:41 AM   #4660
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Jameson is a bit harsh and if you intend on making Old Fashions at home not a good choice. I'd go for something like Buffalo Trace which should be less than $25. I think rye is great for making manhattans or old fashions and would get either Rittenhouse or Sazerac both run about $25. If you like the Buffalo Trace neat it opens up a whole world of bourbons to explore. Also as Gaddy recommended Woodford would be a good choice for someone starting out with bourbon neat or on the rocks, readily available and around $30. It's a bit too smooth and boring for me now but a great introduction into bourbon.
This will be my next bottle, thanks.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:28 AM   #4661
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These glasses are GREAT. The crappy picture doesn't really show them off well, check out the website https://norlanglass.com
hmmmmmmm... interesting implications
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:44 PM   #4662
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Nit - I had a 7 year bottle of old scout and was greatly disappointing. Wonder how much of a factor the extra age makes.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:16 PM   #4663
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Big,

I have these two and think they are both great:



Only 7 and 8 years old, but cask strength single barrel.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:46 AM   #4664
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could be the cask strength and could just be the batch. I guess I will try again.

It has been a while but I just remember it being not very complex with the burn being the most prominent, and I usually enjoy the higher ABV stuff.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:40 AM   #4665
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American whiskey fans,

Picked up these guys yesterday:


The bourbon from Cask was ~$45, rye from K&L ~$55.

First thing I noticed about both of these is how sweet they are. Definitely a sweeter/fruiter flavor profile than most. They were also both quite drinkable without water even at this high proof.

Rye: very smooth, quite sweet and fruity as I mentioned, and a nice peppery spice finish on the end. Feels a little more balanced and restrained compared to other ryes I like that have more of a spicy, peppery pop to them. Will have to try some side-by-side comparisons. Overall, def liked it and would recommend.

Bourbon: again, lot of sweetness here, more caramel than fruit but still quite a bit of fruit. a little hotter than the rye. smooth enough to drink straight, but def can handle some water. after the sweetness, quite a bit of oak in the middle. nice long finish. Overall, liked this one too and would also recommend.

I think they're very tasty, but they are pretty straightforward sweet fruity flavor profiles and definitely not too complex. And there's certainly quite a bit of heat prominent. The four roses single barrels I've also reviewed are definitely more complex flavor profiles.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:55 PM   #4666
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so today is like international whisky day or something. enjoy it fellas
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:08 PM   #4667
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got me some clowns

All 3 are young sherried south shore Islay whiskies.
They were so pretty i had to.....
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:44 AM   #4668
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extreme noobie here, have never really drank much booze outside of shots, I had my first old fashioned last weekend and enjoyed not having beer **** my stomach up. I want to get a bottle for home to just try and sip with water or something, what would be a good bottle to get? Jamison is abaout the only kind I have exp with at all, and I'd like to venture out. lets say $50-$100 price range.
This is still my favorite bourbon by a large margin. Way better than stuff much more expensive ($26.99 in NH). You should have no problem drinking it neat. Very smooth and tasty, highly recommended.

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Old 03-30-2017, 11:52 AM   #4669
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Oh crap ^^ Eagle Rare 10 is a good recommendation. May not necessarily be on the shelf but should be able to find without to much trouble.
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:00 PM   #4670
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I was in your situation a couple years ago in terms of going from having old fashioneds at bars inspiring me to get some bottles of bourbon for home. I just started going through the basics -- Makers Mark, Buffalo Trace, Bulliet, Woodford Reserve, working myself up to Blanton's.
Just finished my first bottle of this, drank it with water, pretty good actually.
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:01 PM   #4671
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Thanks for recommendation rich gangi, Think I'm going to order that one asap, any recommended sites for ordering online?
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:35 AM   #4672
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Never used them, but I've heard good things about The Whiskey Exchange and K&L.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:40 AM   #4673
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Hi again!

I'm seriously back into the hobby, cut down my weekly consumption from one bottle to a half. For anyone interested in the a bit extensive process, it's all there in the OOT Quitting Alcohol thread. Anyhow, 100ml of Old Pultney 12 is just like velvet. Think I never definitely can say goodbye to the single malts, they are just too good to be true


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Old 04-10-2017, 04:16 PM   #4674
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I'm seriously back into the hobby, cut down my weekly consumption from one bottle to a half.
Half a bottle is probably what i drink in a month,if i count in the fairs and tastings i attend too
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A true connoisseur!
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