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Old 08-13-2020, 11:10 PM   #5101
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I typically drink 2 or 3 glasses neat of roughly the amount you see in the pic I posted above. I'm guessing that's roughly ~2 shots a pour maybe? That's drunk over the course of the entire evening. I've found that I tend to pour much heavier when it's a rocks glass than a glencairn.

I used to basically only drink fri/sat nights, but since COVID I've been drinking much more frequently. Maybe 5x per week.

I'm in the middle of a self-imposed dry week atm. Just want to make sure nothing gets out of hand.

I saw this and was like uh, I drink more than that...

I than saw your pours and realized Iím probably pouring 1/2 to 1/3 what your pouring per drink. I think in the UK a pour of whiskey is 25-30 ML, roughly half a shot glass. In the US itís I think 1 to 1.5 oz which is probably to 2/3rd to 1 shot glass.

I personally like the process of pouring more often, the uncorking/unscrewing, trying not to spill. I also feel I get a better scent, can nose it better and it tastes better when thereís less. Probably silly and all in my head.
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:55 AM   #5102
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I just broke out the baby's bottle to measure my pours with water (for science!). Turns out my pours are usually ~2.5oz, which is a bit less than 2 shots.

Google says U.S. standard is 1.5oz shot, 2oz neat pour, 3oz double. 25mL is half of those little sample size bottles? Those are some tiny pours! The advantage there is probably you get to drink 4~5 different whiskys in a night compared to my 2~3.

And even if it's just in your head, you should keep doing it as long as you believe it to be so. If we convince our brain that it makes a difference, our brain actually does make it taste better for us.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...-tastes-better

I think there's a lot of subjectivity involved even with the same whiskey just tasting different between your own first/second/third tastings of it depending on all sorts of things like mood, what you ate recently, etc.
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:09 PM   #5103
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Thanks for clarifying. Itís just odd, I feel like **** day after if I have a few shots (Unlike light beer). I went to a bar maybe a month back and asked for a triple on the rocks and the server made a comment about ďwow you must be having a rough dayĒ lmao and my friend made a comment even though he goes out to drink alone and gets hammered.
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Old 08-15-2020, 09:50 PM   #5104
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Bearface......not good.

Also not a fan of Glenfiddich 12
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Old 08-24-2020, 02:00 AM   #5105
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Your post has inspired me!

What is everyone's worst whiskey purchase(s)?


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Old 08-31-2020, 05:30 PM   #5106
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^^Had that Jameson IPA caskmates at a Jameson pregame party area in the parking lot of Reliant stadium in Houston before a football game. Had it after like six tailgate beers from a plastic cup but thought it was ok. Wouldnít buy it but it wouldnít say no if someone offered a glass. Better than a lot of young craft whiskeys or even worst anything from TerrePURE. Itís two year old mystery sources whiskey aged using sonic technology. Not sure if sonic tech is just playing loud bass music in the warehouse. I bought a sample 50ML bottle for fun and yup itís bad.




Also the Suntory whisky is fine, really boring but nothing wrong with it and would be happy to drink if someone offered it.

Lastly I would even count that JD honey as whiskey.
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:55 PM   #5107
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For all my European whisky peeps with Lidlís, highly recommend this.




Itís mystery sourced single grain scotch, aged 20+ years. Got it for 40Ä and my father-in-law said he perviously got it for 25Ä. Any barrel aged spirit aged this long for those prices is crazy.

My favorite whiskey review site likes the Lidl offerings.

https://malt-review.com/2015/11/12/l...-28-years-old/


Single grain, like single malt is Scotch from a single distillery. Single grain is whisky made with grains other than malt. Itís usually made in big whisky factories, in column stills in industrial parts of Glasgow or something. No picturesque Islay or Speyside countryside with touristy looking distilleries with nice looking copper pot stills. This is the stuff used to blend into your blended whiskies of 1.75L plastic bottles of Old Smuggler. That being said Iím always on the look out for any forgotten barrels from the corner of the warehouse that accidentally sat there for 20 years, which they forgot to put into paint varnish after a few years. I like these aged one off single grains. Almost paid over 100£ for a similar spec one from the Cadenheads shop in London.
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Old 09-01-2020, 03:29 AM   #5108
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I started buying the Maker's Mark Cask Strength (110 proof) lately and... not bad. Decent stock whiskey.

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Old 09-01-2020, 03:31 AM   #5109
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How much whisky do you drink in one sitting?
I drink it straight out of the bottle, about 375mL per day. Better tactic at home, because I know when to quit and pass out. Adventures at bars have yielded messy results. ymmv
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Old 09-01-2020, 04:55 AM   #5110
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I drink it straight out of the bottle
Drinking out of the bottle would take away most of the point of whiskey for me - smell is such a big part of the experience and a tulip/snifter (preferably glencairn) glass is a must.
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^^Had that Jameson IPA caskmates at a Jameson pregame party area in the parking lot of Reliant stadium in Houston before a football game. Had it after like six tailgate beers from a plastic cup but thought it was ok. Wouldn’t buy it but it wouldn’t say no if someone offered a glass. Better than a lot of young craft whiskeys or even worst anything from TerrePURE. It’s two year old mystery sources whiskey aged using sonic technology. Not sure if sonic tech is just playing loud bass music in the warehouse. I bought a sample 50ML bottle for fun and yup it’s bad.[/IMG]


Also the Suntory whisky is fine, really boring but nothing wrong with it and would be happy to drink if someone offered it.

Lastly I would even count that JD honey as whiskey.
TIL sonic aging is a thing.

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I drink it straight out of the bottle, about 375mL per day. Better tactic at home, because I know when to quit and pass out. Adventures at bars have yielded messy results. ymmv
If you're really drinking half a bottle of 110 proof every day, that seems a bit insane to me (although it makes me feel a bit better about the amount I imbibe )

Although according to WaPo you're still not cracking the top 10% of Americans(!!).

https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=us

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If you're really drinking half a bottle of 110 proof every day, that seems a bit insane to me (although it makes me feel a bit better about the amount I imbibe )

Although according to WaPo you're still not cracking the top 10% of Americans(!!).

https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=us
I've been buzzed almost every waking hour for 6 months and passed out drunk at least once a day. I refuse to believe I'm not top 0.1% in the world. That's not a world I want to live in.
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:23 PM   #5113
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Your Politics posts are amazingly lucid and coherent, given that context.
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:25 PM   #5114
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Got these at retail last week...bourbon season begins.
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:20 AM   #5115
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Got these at retail last week...bourbon season begins.

Last years Stagg release. Distributer just sitting on these or the retailer or is Sazerac hanging on to them and just getting them out? Whole system is shady.
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:02 PM   #5116
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just picked up this years Angel's Envy Cask Strength not sure how long i will be able to hold off from opening it
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Got these at retail last week...bourbon season begins.
Jeebus, I've seen that Stagg @ $500 near me. What's the normal retail?

nice snag!
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:38 PM   #5118
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Jeebus, I've seen that Stagg @ $500 near me. What's the normal retail?

nice snag!

Supposed to be around $100.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:12 PM   #5119
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So, yeah...I think I paid $120...

Re: last year's stagg. True story. DC is kinda the wild wild west when it comes to liquor sales. The story my guy told me, which is most likely true...distributor held some back for restaurants...covid happens...my local got some of allocation.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:07 PM   #5120
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So when my local liquor store has a Pappy 15 for $1300, are they making like $1200 in pure profit?

That seems insane and/or illegal? Surely that has to run afoul of some price gouging laws or something.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:26 PM   #5121
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Yeah, the whole situation is pretty ridic. The secondary market for bourbon, as likely everybody here knows, has been insane for last decade or so. Buffalo trace refuses to do anything to combat secondary market and continues to keep retail super low for BTAC and Van Winkle (as opposed to the Willett approach to retail price more inline with demand). This results in a lot of hassle for retailers...how do they manage highly allocated items? By the letter of the law, if they mark them up, they're supposed to lose future allocations, but that doesn't happen super often as far as I can tell.

So some retailers have gotten tired of having a billion calls to see if they van Winkle/whatever at retail so people can immediately flip the bottle for 10-20x. And decided to price at or near secondary market value. Some retailers just save bottles for good customers, and some run lotteries.

I don't know what the right approach is, and I'm not a retailer, but I *do* have some sympathy with the spot they're put in here.
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:09 AM   #5122
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Interesting.

Admittedly, as a retailer it'd be pretty hard to resist the temptation to cash in in that spot. I'm guessing there's a lot of "selling" of bottles at retail to other shops for them to flip in exchange for a cut.

I guess when you get into stuff like 15 and 20 year old whiskeys, there's just no way for a producer to increase production and meet demand in any timely manner when demand goes through the roof (which I think is what's also happened wrt Japanese whiskies like Yamazaki 12, Hibiki, etc?)

The internet seems to think that BT doesn't care to raise the price on their end because those couple of bottles of pappy they allocate are seen as a reward for retailers buying cases and cases of all their other stuff.
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:15 AM   #5123
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Your last sentence I think hits the nail on the head. BTAC and other stuff is seen as reward for buying cases of Fireball and vodka and other crap. Those highly regarded bottles from BT would lose some its allure if they raised prices and itĎs more profitable for BT to use is a requirement to allow them unload other bottles.
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