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Old 06-22-2020, 05:41 PM   #5051
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I always find rye a little too spicy for drinking neat (well over ice for me) but I love it in an Old Fashioned.
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:07 PM   #5052
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Yeah I’m starting to lean more to rye everyday. Not a fancy bottle or anything but Wild Turkey rye is fantastic. Start with the 101 proof rye and work your way up, I love the stuff and it’s like $30 for a 1 liter bottle. Don’t buy the 81proof, start with 101 or the Russel Reserve 6 year or single barrel.
I really like Sazerac Rye for an inexpensive intro into ryes ( if you can find it ). Rittenhouse Rye also quite good for a low cost rye, although may be a bit too much if you are not used to the spiciness of ryes, beginners may want to use it in cocktails.
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:30 PM   #5053
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Rittenhouse Rye also quite good for a low cost rye, although may be a bit too much if you are not used to the spiciness of ryes, beginners may want to use it in cocktails.
Interesting. Not really a fan of it at all and plan to use it exclusively for Old Fashioneds and other cocktails. Admittedly, I'm pretty much a beginner.
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Old 06-26-2020, 05:11 PM   #5054
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:18 PM   #5055
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Nice collection! I'm going to pick up some Michters when I start watching season 5 of Billions. They were always drinking it in s4.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:42 PM   #5056
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Ohh save me the last of that ER17.! That being and just my opinion but I think most of the Buffalo Trace distillery stuff is way overrated. I like plain old BT over the Blanton bottles. Iíd definitely take that Russell Reserve single barrel rye over Blantonís. I gifted my last bottle to my Russian coworker and only keep the straight from barrel around the house these days that I pick up in France.

Like for instance I found J.W. Dant bottled in bond in a plastic 1.75L jug today and was more excited than if I found a bottle of Weller 12. Iíve been looking for years and itís $16 for a handle. Solid stuff.




Currently enjoying a couple of my favs with a cigar on a humid Texas night.

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Old 06-28-2020, 07:27 PM   #5057
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Nice collection! I'm going to pick up some Michters when I start watching season 5 of Billions. They were always drinking it in s4.
I really enjoy Michters, have a case ( 3 bottles ) of the 10 yr old bourbon and Toasted Barrel on order. I doubt I will ever do the 20 or 25 year old, just can't justify spending that kind of money.
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:29 PM   #5058
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Ohh save me the last of that ER17.! That being and just my opinion but I think most of the Buffalo Trace distillery stuff is way overrated. I like plain old BT over the Blanton bottles. I’d definitely take that Russell Reserve single barrel rye over Blanton’s. I gifted my last bottle to my Russian coworker and only keep the straight from barrel around the house these days that I pick up in France.

Like for instance I found J.W. Dant bottled in bond in a plastic 1.75L jug today and was more excited than if I found a bottle of Weller 12. I’ve been looking for years and it’s $16 for a handle. Solid stuff.




Currently enjoying a couple of my favs with a cigar on a humid Texas night.

Looks like we at least have similar tastes in cigars, as Hemingway's are probably my favorite.

Regular Buffalo Trace is my normal everyday drink. Have been accumulating more of the higher end stuff because I buy it whenever it is available here (because it rarely is, and goes quick), and because of the way things have been, I haven't had anyone over to share it in quite some time.

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Old 06-28-2020, 07:49 PM   #5059
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Looks like we at least have similar tastes in cigars, as Hemingway's are probably my favorite.

Regular Buffalo Trace is my normal everyday drink. Have been accumulating more of the higher end stuff because I buy it whenever it is available here (because it rarely is, and goes quick), and because of the way things have been, I haven't had anyone over to share it in quite some time.

Yeah Iím somewhat of an oddball I hate barrel finishes and have become not a big fan of stuff like Blantonís. I really think anyone thatís a bourbon fan should give the Bottled In Bond bottom shelf a try. That or any bottom shelf straight bourbon thatís above 86 proof.

The Hemingway was good but I have some Oliva Masters Blend 3 that one of the big online sites sells for $3.50 a pop that I enjoy more.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:03 PM   #5060
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Oh I decanted most of this plastic handle of JW Dant into some empty bottles I had lying around and used it to deglaze a skillet of mushrooms and onions on the grill along with some steak. Decided to have a pour with a cigar and wow this is nice. Lots of brown sugar. Kind of reminds of a good store pick of Knob Creek single barrel 120 proof that are usually 10-15 years old. Definitely punches well above itís price range. Itíll be a regular on my shelf going forward.

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Old 07-02-2020, 07:20 PM   #5061
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When those calls never end. Pulled out some Weller 12 year old. The chocolate and oak goes well with a cigar. Pretty good for under $40.

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Old 07-09-2020, 04:20 PM   #5062
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Nice. Can't find any Weller near me and been wanting to try. I see one place on Drizly that has Weller 12 for $208...

Finally drove out to Total Wine and picked up some Green Spot due to the whole world raving about it. Really didn't like the first pour I had, found it really peppery/grassy and not much else. Had another pour the other day and it was much much better with fruity/creamy notes. I guess neck pour is a real thing. I'd say I still prefer a Speyside when I'm in the mood for that sort of thing overall, but I was never really an Irish fan.
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Old 07-09-2020, 05:21 PM   #5063
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Yeah Green Spot is ok but I think Iíd personally would grab Redbreast 12 or Powerís Johnís Lane if I was in the market for a Irish pot still. I agree for the price Iíd rather get a decent Scottish single malt. While Irish stuff is good I find Scotch and even bourbon more complex and to my liking.

The W12 is good for what it is but itís not a $208 or even $100 whiskey. The regular Wellerís is very common any liquor store with bourbon in Texas will have it and it goes for under $25 a bottle. The W12 shouldnít be more than $50 but yeah has become impossible to find.
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:21 PM   #5064
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:05 PM   #5065
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^Some interesting stuff up there. Let us know what you think. Iím not a Balvenie fan but the rum cask intrigues me.
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:05 PM   #5066
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Iím really digging this Ardbeg Wee Beastie, itís a steal for $35. It seems the younger peated stuff brings out a lot more of the best which I really like. Iím thinking this would pair well with some strong cheese or oysters.

Also find Ledaig as such a sleeper, really good for the price. Non chill filtered, over 90 proof, age stated at 10 years and like $50. Why anyone would buy other Islay whisky like Bowmore which is crap makes no sense.


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Old 07-26-2020, 07:59 PM   #5067
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This bottle of MGP rye, aged for 13 years, single barrel bottled at barrel proof 121.5 proof is some the best whiskey Iíve ever had and sadly itís gone. I still have a sister barrel bottle of this hidden.

The Black Diamond Fuente tobacco Maduro goes quite well with it.

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Old 07-26-2020, 08:07 PM   #5068
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Bought this sampler of single malts online for like $44, even with shipping was like $10 cheaper than anyplace local. Iím somewhat of a noob when it comes to Scotch but think I would take the Ledaig over the Talisker 10 or Laguvulin 16 after the first tasting but will revisit. I actually was surprised how much I liked the Cragganmore. Would love to try it at 90+ proof and without coloring and unfiltered.
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State liquor store had a few nice bottles today.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:58 PM   #5070
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State liquor store had a few nice bottles today.

Nice curious how that Parker rye comes out, let us know when you open it.

Also curious if the 12 and 15 KC are worth it.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:59 PM   #5071
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Weller 12 worth it at retail
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:34 AM   #5072
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Yup.
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Oh, lol...I misread your post. You meant are the knob Creek 12 and 15 worth it.

Saw "12" and just assumed the Weller
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Oh, lol...I misread your post. You meant are the knob Creek 12 and 15 worth it.

Saw "12" and just assumed the Weller

Yeah Iím in Texas, Weller country, the KC 12 and 15 are more interesting to me.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:15 AM   #5075
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Damn you guys. I'll find some (decently priced) Weller one day.

I don't really enjoy rye or the rye taste and I find Maker's sort of 'smooth' and very drinkable due to its absence. Any other decent wheated bourbons out there from the big brands? Maybe I should try some Maker's 46.
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