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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by Kraken » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:58 pm

mori wrote:
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I wonder if it was Flaming Pig.
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I remembered to ask today. They still only have nips, but at $1 apiece they're cheaper than buying the bottle. So I bought a couple.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by mori » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:29 pm

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At 100 proof this packs a punch. But it has wonderful fruity flavor and was almost smokey like a Scotch. I think this is the most I have ever spent on a bottle of bourbon at $55 a bottle. I would not think twice about spending a lot more if it was Scotch. But this proved worth it and will last awhile.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by MonkeyFinger » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 am

"They still only have nips"... so that's what they call those teeny little bottles! Makes sense. :D
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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by McNutt » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:51 pm

I'm heading to Utah for a week with friends and we always buy a bottle or two of scotch or bourbon. I'm excited to see what new stuff we get this time.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by msteelers » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:36 am

I had a flight of Jameson over St. Patty's day weekend. Their Black Barrel and Caskmates IPA Edition are two of the smoothest whiskey's I've ever had. And Google tells me both are relatively cheap. I will likely be picking up a bottle of one or both to keep around the house.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by Daehawk » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:09 pm

Thanks to someone I was able to get a pair of my old time favorites from the 90s. I really haven't touched much liquor in many many years. The last I used to get was Pyrat Rum. I looked at it too and it was about $35. Im not sure how I used to buy it. Im guessing my wife just got it and didn't tell me how it cut into our budget. Bless her.

Anyways in the early 90s all I drank was E&J Brandy. It was cheap and still is. But it had a wonderful flavor to me. I recall always drinking it while I read Star Trek books. If Kirk had a drink so did I. And Gentleman Jack I remember sitting on the bed watching The Last of the Mohicans with my wife and drinking a small bottle of it. I used to get it when it came in its original strange shaped bottle. This one is a little strange itself as its flat sided and Im sure prone to breakage.

Of course I got both to remember old times...and most of all my little wife. Still missing her each and every day in every way.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by Hrdina » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:36 pm

I am a relatively recent convert to both Bourbon and Scotch. Mostly this is because I have been eating low-carb, and none of my preferred beers are compliant with that.

My favorite bourbons have all been mentioned here: Four Roses (excellent!), Woodford Reserve, and Blanton's. My friend at work kept pushing me to try the Blanton's, which I could never find. It turns out the liquor store around the corner from my office carries it so I recently grabbed a bottle. I really liked it, but don't think that it's worth the price differential compared to the other two I named.

Regarding Scotch, I've found (much to my surprise) that I prefer the peatier varieties from Islay, particularly Lagavulin and Ardbeg. My wife does not approve of this as she doesn't like the smell of them (she compares it to "cat box"). To be honest, though, I think I have a couple of dozen empty tubes & boxes around my office here to testify to the different varieties I've sampled, and so far I've not found one I actively dislike. Other non-Islay favorites are Balevenie (both double wood and Caribbean Cask) and Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.

As for how to drink it, I fear I've become a bit of a snob there. I don't like to mix either Bourbon or Scotch with anything, although I will mix Jameson. I rarely use ice, and occasionally add a few drops of water (especially when I'm trying something new).
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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by Xmann » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:52 am

Called around a dozen liquor stores in Denver looking for Henry McKenna 10 year and no one has it.


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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by McNutt » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:44 am

I went to the huge liquor store down the road asking for the McKenna and he said there's been a big run on it after the San Francisco show. The shipments for the next couple of months are already allocated and spoken for, so I doubt I'll get it. He said that it's pretty good, but nowhere near the hype. I ended up leaving with a bottle of MB Roland 113 proof. Not too bad if you like the hotter stuff, which I do.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by RunningMn9 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:50 pm

Hrdina wrote:As for how to drink it, I fear I've become a bit of a snob there. I don't like to mix either Bourbon or Scotch with anything, although I will mix Jameson. I rarely use ice, and occasionally add a few drops of water (especially when I'm trying something new).
There is only one right way to drink whisky, and that’s to drink whisky however the hell you like to drink whisky. :)

Didn’t realize the Henry McKenna was that hard to find. I picked up a bottle a couple of years ago while in Louisville, and it’s pretty good.
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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by Xmann » Fri May 24, 2019 8:33 pm

Finally lucked out and got a bottle today. There's a good story that goes with it.

My wife was out shopping and I asked her to drop into our local store and check to see if they have any McKenna. Naturally they didn't and I wasn't surprised since I've been checking 3 or 4 times a week.

My wife felt bad since I've been trying to find a bottle and she wanted to get me something. The fella recommended Eagle Rare (which I love), so she brought that home around 1pm.

I got off early from work today and decided to stop by before I got home. None on the shelf of course, so I grabbed some Bloody Mary mix and head to the register. I figured, what the hell and asked the cashier to check the inventory and see if there happened to be any coming in anytime soon. I peak at the register and I see a 1 and assume it's a mistake. Cashier calls the buyer who happened to be working this afternoon. He comes out of his office with a bottle and says he just got in 3 bottles a few minutes prior. This is the first 3 bottles he has had in 2 months and the bottle he sold me was the last.

So not only did I get a bottle of Eagle Rare today, I finally scored Henry McKenna. It's going to be a good Memorial weekend.Image

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by McNutt » Fri May 24, 2019 11:35 pm

I haven't seen ANY McKenna in stores since they won gold and all hell broke loose. The guy at my liquor store said "I mean, it's okay and all, but it's not THAT good."

I still want to see for myself.

If you don't mind me asking, has the price gone up? I believe it was going for < $30 six months ago.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by Alefroth » Fri May 24, 2019 11:50 pm

McNutt wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:35 pm
I haven't seen ANY McKenna in stores since they won gold and all hell broke loose. The guy at my liquor store said "I mean, it's okay and all, but it's not THAT good."

I still want to see for myself.

If you don't mind me asking, has the price gone up? I believe it was going for < $30 six months ago.
It has. Internetwines.com has it for $60 now and I got some a few months ago for less than $40.

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Re: Bourbon and Whiskey

Post by Xmann » Sat May 25, 2019 12:02 am

McNutt wrote:I haven't seen ANY McKenna in stores since they won gold and all hell broke loose. The guy at my liquor store said "I mean, it's okay and all, but it's not THAT good."

I still want to see for myself.

If you don't mind me asking, has the price gone up? I believe it was going for < $30 six months ago.
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