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(The New York Times)   In blind taste test, British spirits experts decide that this year's best single-malt whiskey comes from the small Scottish highland town of "Waco, Texas"   (nytimes.com) divider line 98
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2013-01-16 08:34:56 PM
Bookmarked for future trips to the liquor store, thanks subby.
 
2013-01-16 08:38:03 PM
Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.
 
2013-01-16 08:39:36 PM

kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.


I was going to make a Koresh joke here and you already did it.  Well done.
 
2013-01-16 09:05:00 PM
Is "Waco, Texas???" how you pronounce "New York City???" in Gaelic?
 
2013-01-16 09:05:34 PM

Mister Peejay: Is "Waco, Texas???" how you pronounce "New York City???" in Gaelic?


NEW YORK CITY?
 
2013-01-16 09:06:55 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Mister Peejay: Is "Waco, Texas???" how you pronounce "New York City???" in Gaelic?

NEW YORK CITY?


Get a rope.
 
2013-01-16 09:11:31 PM
Still, the best liquor I've ever tasted was the rocket fuel (unaged single-malt) from Glenora Distillery in Nova Scotia.
 
2013-01-16 09:11:37 PM
http://www.kentuckybarrels.com/european-whisky.html

Go ahead, take our barrels to make your whiskey. The best liquid's already long gone from it...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-16 09:11:54 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

....will stick to the stuff he learned to distill in College Station, thank you very much.
 
2013-01-16 09:12:07 PM
"I woke up one day and realized I wasn't a beer lover who liked whiskey, but a whiskey lover who liked beer."

This made me laugh.
 
2013-01-16 09:12:25 PM
Texas, is there anything it can't do?
 
2013-01-16 09:14:40 PM

kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.


Burnin' queers and retards?
 
2013-01-16 09:14:53 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.

white man, car.


Are you schizophrenic?
 
2013-01-16 09:15:12 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.

white man, car.


I believe you need to take your clozapine.
 
2013-01-16 09:16:05 PM

morgen_benner: kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.

Burnin' queers and retards?


You can't try to take this joke off the rails. You've failed. The joke stands alone and if you don't get it, it's time for you to leave the thread.
 
2013-01-16 09:17:09 PM
 
2013-01-16 09:17:43 PM
An El Paso hellhole couldn't get higher
White lightning moon shine tastes like fire
I drank for free till I couldn't seeI fell on the floor what I said is

"I'm blind in Texas, the lone star is hot tonight
I'm blind in Texas, the cowboys have taken my eyes
My eyes, my eyes"
 
2013-01-16 09:18:15 PM

JustFarkingGreat: http://www.kentuckybarrels.com/european-whisky.html

Go ahead, take our barrels to make your whiskey. The best liquid's already long gone from it...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x456]


Liquor, please....

whiskeygoldmine.com
 
2013-01-16 09:18:29 PM

morgen_benner: kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.

Burnin' queers and retards?


So, you burn the general Texas population - and then kidnap decent, hard-working, patriotic American homosexuals to burn?
 
2013-01-16 09:19:38 PM
I lived in Waco for a while. Decent place.

I have no idea where that Branch Davidian place was. I left there before that happened.
 
2013-01-16 09:20:38 PM
Any of y'all get a chance, you should try Yellow Rose's straight rye whiskey.
Went through the better part of a bottle with the extended family last weekend. Was a very distinct flavour, and went down smoother than I anticipated. A lot like your mother.
 
2013-01-16 09:20:55 PM
Good for Waco; about time they have something going for them other than Kelly Clarkson.
 
2013-01-16 09:23:09 PM
Has anyone had pappy van winkle? Id like to try it but havent bern able to find it

My favorites are Blantons and Basil Hayden for bourbon, Oban for scotch
 
2013-01-16 09:23:38 PM

fappomatic: JustFarkingGreat: http://www.kentuckybarrels.com/european-whisky.html

Go ahead, take our barrels to make your whiskey. The best liquid's already long gone from it...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x456]

Liquor, please....

[whiskeygoldmine.com image 550x550]


But I hardly know her.
 
2013-01-16 09:23:52 PM
It makes you tear up, and burns going down. Just like other events in Waco.
 
2013-01-16 09:25:52 PM
Charles_Nelson_Reilly

Out east a bit...
 
2013-01-16 09:27:40 PM
An intense burst of flavor, followed by a long standoff of competing flavors, finally leaving you with a pleasant, smoky aftertaste.
 
2013-01-16 09:31:41 PM
I've been following Balcones for a while now. Still trying to get some in Iowa. I can't really take a day off work to be home to sign for it, so online ordering from a retailer is out.
Specifically, I'm looking for the Brimstone, but would also enjoy the Texas Single Malt. I live very close to the Cedar Ridge Distillery, and also have a great supply of Templeton Rye, if anybody is interested in trade
 
2013-01-16 09:32:26 PM
Nice to see Portland represented.
 
2013-01-16 09:33:39 PM
My girlfriend left town today for a work thing and won't be back until next week. That means within about an hour our place was a mess, my hygiene had gone to hell, and my diet had switched entirely to cheese products that were in the fridge. I can't explain how it happens, especially since we share the cleaning and I do all of the cooking, but here we are. Thanks to this thread I'm now throwing whiskey into the mix. Dammit.
 
2013-01-16 09:34:49 PM

Raddamant: I've been following Balcones for a while now. Still trying to get some in Iowa. I can't really take a day off work to be home to sign for it, so online ordering from a retailer is out.
Specifically, I'm looking for the Brimstone, but would also enjoy the Texas Single Malt. I live very close to the Cedar Ridge Distillery, and also have a great supply of Templeton Rye, if anybody is interested in trade


Have it shipped to your place of work.
 
2013-01-16 09:34:54 PM
For those that like smokey whisky, be sure and try Balcones Brimstone if you can get hold of it.  They smoke the whisky after it's distilled, and you get an aftertaste that makes you think you just inhaled some smoke.  It's amazing.

I recently tried their Rumble Cask Reserve at a tasting, and am looking forward to getting a few bottles of it.  That was real smooth and flavorful.
 
2013-01-16 09:36:10 PM
There hasn't been a legitimate blind taste test since Anne Frank defected to the Rooskis.
 
2013-01-16 09:38:41 PM
Got a bottle of Balcones and Botlle of Rebecca Creek, where to continue
 
2013-01-16 09:40:26 PM
I love a good Fark whisk(e)y thread.... You Farkers have given me some great recommendations, and thanks to you my liquor cabinet is at maximum capacity.

I'll toss out some favorites:

Booker's Bourbon
Talisker's Single Malt Scotch
Redbreast 12 y.o. Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

The last one is my current favorite.
 
2013-01-16 09:42:07 PM

Koichi: Wine tasters are full of shiat


Hey there now!

They help me figure what might suck.

/md 20/20
//technicolor vomit
 
2013-01-16 09:42:50 PM
And what inspired him? Lagavulin 16. Still the most inspired and inspiring single malt.
 
2013-01-16 09:43:41 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Plastic Trash Vortex: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.

white man, car.

Are you schizophrenic?

ronaprhys: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.

white man, car.

I believe you need to take your clozapine.

I can only surmise y'all are Republicans b/c of your hive mind; how socialist?

Grow new politic.

P.S. To school


You're utterly confusing at times but still entertaining.
 
2013-01-16 09:45:33 PM
This is the whisky awards equivalent to when 'Driving Miss Daisy' won the best picture Oscar over My Left Foot or Born on the Fourth of July, isn't it?
Forest Gump over Pulp Fiction?
 
2013-01-16 09:46:32 PM
Cool. I've used spent barrels from that distillery for my homebrewing. I've done big imperial stouts, honey porters, DIPAs, and barleywines in their barrels. I now have sour beers in them.

i.imgur.com

I tend to be hot and cold as far as brewing goes, but the imperial stout I did in one of their barrels matched up to some of the best commercial barrel aged stouts I've had. I was super happy with it, and have drank it sparingly. (8 bombers left!)
 
2013-01-16 09:46:43 PM

louiedog: My girlfriend left town today for a work thing and won't be back until next week. That means within about an hour our place was a mess, my hygiene had gone to hell, and my diet had switched entirely to cheese products that were in the fridge. I can't explain how it happens, especially since we share the cleaning and I do all of the cooking, but here we are. Thanks to this thread I'm now throwing whiskey into the mix. Dammit.


Please keep us updated as your night devolves into a armpit stained, cheese infused clusterfark.
 
2013-01-16 09:50:10 PM
Americans can always do things better than anyone else. We don't always want to, or know why we should, or even try, but we can.

And that's what makes the USA the greatest country in the history of the world.
 
2013-01-16 09:52:32 PM

JustFarkingGreat: http://www.kentuckybarrels.com/european-whisky.html

Go ahead, take our barrels to make your whiskey. The best liquid's already long gone from it...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x456]


I will sample this. Been enjoying some Woodford Reserve of late...loves me Fark liquer threads
 
2013-01-16 09:54:32 PM

ronaprhys: morgen_benner: kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.

Burnin' queers and retards?

You can't try to take this joke off the rails. You've failed. The joke stands alone and if you don't get it, it's time for you to leave the thread.


Whoa...easy there killer...never seen anyone get so defensive over the Davidians.

/Tried Whistlepig the other day, it wasn't too bad. I'm still looking for a rye to top Bulleit.
//Knob Creek Rye was an amazing letdown after 6 months of looking for a bottle.
 
2013-01-16 09:58:57 PM

LandOfChocolate:
Have it shipped to your place of work.


Obviously that would be nice, but no can do. But you did give me another idea that could work.
 
2013-01-16 09:59:45 PM
i738.photobucket.com

Got this at Spec's in Houston. Pretty damn good for $20.

/bookmark
// not my photo
 
2013-01-16 10:00:18 PM

louiedog: My girlfriend left town today for a work thing and won't be back until next week. That means within about an hour our place was a mess, my hygiene had gone to hell, and my diet had switched entirely to cheese products that were in the fridge. I can't explain how it happens, especially since we share the cleaning and I do all of the cooking, but here we are. Thanks to this thread I'm now throwing whiskey into the mix. Dammit.


Best if you make sure you're sitting on a plastic trash bag when you pass out.
 
2013-01-16 10:00:24 PM
bp0.blogger.com
Approves.
/"Butter Scotch...Butter GIN? What's really going on here, Wonka?" "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker!"
 
2013-01-16 10:05:02 PM

shoegaze99: I've used spent barrels from that distillery for my homebrewing.


How do you get ahold of places for spent barrels? I would love to get my hands on one or two.
 
2013-01-16 10:08:22 PM
Greatest Scottish drinking song ever:

Wee Deoch an Doris

There's a good old Scottish custom that has stood the test o'time,
It's a custom that's been carried out in every land and clime.
Where brother Scots are gathered, it's aye the usual thing,
Just before we say good nicht, we fill our cups and sing...

Chorus
Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drap, that's all.
Just a wee deoch an doris before we gang awa.
There's a wee wifie waitin' and a wee but an ben.
If you can say, "It's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht",
Well yer a'richt, ye ken.

I like a man that is a man; a man that's straight and fair.
A sort of man that will and can, in all things do his share.
I like a man a jolly man, the sort of man, you know,
The chap that slaps your back and says, "Jock, just before ye go..."

Chorus
Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drap, that's all.
Just a wee deoch an doris before we gang awa.
There's a wee wifie waitin' and a wee but an ben.
If you can say, "It's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht",
Well yer a'richt, ye ken.

Meaning of unusual words:
deoch an doris=Gaelic for a drink at the door, a last (?) farewell drink
aye=always
but and ben=a two-roomed cottage
ken=know
 
2013-01-16 10:10:40 PM

morgen_benner: ronaprhys: morgen_benner: kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.

Burnin' queers and retards?

You can't try to take this joke off the rails. You've failed. The joke stands alone and if you don't get it, it's time for you to leave the thread.

Whoa...easy there killer...never seen anyone get so defensive over the Davidians.

/Tried Whistlepig the other day, it wasn't too bad. I'm still looking for a rye to top Bulleit.
//Knob Creek Rye was an amazing letdown after 6 months of looking for a bottle.


Really? Whistlepig didn't top Bulleit? Both are good, I was pretty impressed with Whistlepig though.

If you want to read up on rye whiskey styles and where the stuff you are drinking is from, I recommend this article. I have to admit, the part about Templeton Rye surprised me; I really was expecting a little boutique distiller in the corn fields of Iowa to be behind it. I feel so disillusioned. (I still like it though.)
 
2013-01-16 10:11:34 PM
 
2013-01-16 10:21:15 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.

white man, car.


Sometimes you make my nights better.
 
2013-01-16 10:21:59 PM
I love a whiskey that tastes like dirt. Peaty, they call it. Laphroig is tasty.
 
2013-01-16 10:25:48 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Plastic Trash Vortex: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.

white man, car.

Are you schizophrenic?

ronaprhys: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.

white man, car.

I believe you need to take your clozapine.

I can only surmise y'all are Republicans b/c of your hive mind; how socialist?

Grow new politic.

P.S. To school


MeowSaysTheIndubitably
 
2013-01-16 10:26:46 PM

shoegaze99: Cool. I've used spent barrels from that distillery for my homebrewing. I've done big imperial stouts, honey porters, DIPAs, and barleywines in their barrels. I now have sour beers in them.

[i.imgur.com image 800x450]

I tend to be hot and cold as far as brewing goes, but the imperial stout I did in one of their barrels matched up to some of the best commercial barrel aged stouts I've had. I was super happy with it, and have drank it sparingly. (8 bombers left!)


It would be my pleasure to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2013-01-16 10:34:13 PM

Vangor: shoegaze99: I've used spent barrels from that distillery for my homebrewing.

How do you get ahold of places for spent barrels? I would love to get my hands on one or two.


There are a few sites that regularly sell them from various distilleries, but those sites can be pricy, and often they only have 50-gallon barrels, which is WAY too big for one person (but perfect for a brew club).

I follow Farmhouse Brewing Supply on Facebook. They routinely get in whiskey, rum, and wine barrels, and their prices are reasonable. I paid less then $100 for 5-gallon whiskey barrels. They also get 10-gallon barrels, which they usually let go for $150. While you can get them cheaper if you have an in with a distillery, most people don't, and on the sites that specialize in barrels you'll pay more.

They'll come with stands and everything, too. They look good enough so that my wife doesn't mind having one in the living room.

You can usually get four, sometimes five, good batches of beer out of them before they're not really doing much for your brew. Then you convert them to sour barrels! The bugs infect the wood and you can start using them for all sorts of sour experiments. Fun stuff!
 
2013-01-16 10:35:55 PM
If you like bourbon there is a distillery right outside of Fredericksburg that makes some.good stuff. It's called Garrison Brothers bourbon. I met the owner and toured his operation, some good liquor.
 
2013-01-16 10:36:27 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: "we die for our whiskey"

p.s. you almost died several times on your highways according to my reckoning, one of you foolishly road-raging too. boo.

you know who you are, and so do i.

sleep tight.


Don't drive like a biatch, you won't get treated like one.
 
2013-01-16 10:37:02 PM

Phony_Soldier: Texas, is there anything it can't do?


Secede.
 
2013-01-16 10:37:44 PM

kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.


The smokey, bbq pork-like aroma left by burning human flesh is just one of a number of subtle flavours which only a suicidal religious cult can impart to a fine single malt. The scent of fear from terrified women and children blends in to create something similiar to single malts made in the area of Glencoe many years ago.
 
2013-01-16 10:39:33 PM

Fred.Astaire: Got a bottle of Balcones and Botlle of Rebecca Creek, where to continue


I dig on Rebecca Creek.
 
2013-01-16 10:48:14 PM

morgen_benner: ronaprhys: morgen_benner: kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.

Burnin' queers and retards?

You can't try to take this joke off the rails. You've failed. The joke stands alone and if you don't get it, it's time for you to leave the thread.

Whoa...easy there killer...never seen anyone get so defensive over the Davidians.

/Tried Whistlepig the other day, it wasn't too bad. I'm still looking for a rye to top Bulleit.
//Knob Creek Rye was an amazing letdown after 6 months of looking for a bottle.


Bulleit rye has become my new regular whiskey. Got it on a whim and haven't looked back.
 
2013-01-16 10:52:01 PM

shoegaze99: Cool. I've used spent barrels from that distillery for my homebrewing. I've done big imperial stouts, honey porters, DIPAs, and barleywines in their barrels. I now have sour beers in them.

[i.imgur.com image 800x450]

I tend to be hot and cold as far as brewing goes, but the imperial stout I did in one of their barrels matched up to some of the best commercial barrel aged stouts I've had. I was super happy with it, and have drank it sparingly. (8 bombers left!)


How much to those barrels run? I've been thinking of barrel aging some beer (haven't decided yet what kind) when I've got a healthy reserve. Almost ready to bottle a cider, Dunkelweizen going to secondary tomorrow and brewing a London ESB tomorrow.
 
2013-01-16 11:11:15 PM

BronyMedic: It makes you tear up, and burns going down. Just like other events in Waco.


Thank you for stating the truth. How anyone can tell the difference between one and the next puzzles me. I like single malt for the effect, not for the dooshbag snobbery. I think less people have a refined palette than they believe, and fewer still have the boatload of money and time it takes to be to discern between brands.
 
2013-01-16 11:17:11 PM

Johnsnownw: How much to those barrels run? I've been thinking of barrel aging some beer (haven't decided yet what kind) when I've got a healthy reserve. Almost ready to bottle a cider, Dunkelweizen going to secondary tomorrow and brewing a London ESB tomorrow.


$100 with shipping should net you one, give or take. Don't spend more than that for a five-gallon barrel. But if you have the disposable income, I'd say go for it. With the right beer you can get some great brews from them. That, and they're just plain fun to have.

Nice choice on a dunkel! I love the style and have meant to brew one forever, but have never gotten around to it. I just bottled two single-hop IPAs a few weeks back (Simcoe and Citra) and have six different sours in various stages of aging (the soonest will be ready in about three more months, others still have over a year to go). My next batch is an oatmeal stout brewed with chocolate and coffee. I do this one every once in a while. It comes out like a much lower gravity Founder's Breakfast Stout, great for sessioning if you're a stout fan.

Cheers!
 
2013-01-16 11:26:28 PM

kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.


Damn you for posting that before I even read the headline.
 
2013-01-16 11:32:56 PM

KeithLM: For those that like smokey whisky, be sure and try Balcones Brimstone if you can get hold of it.  They smoke the whisky after it's distilled, and you get an aftertaste that makes you think you just inhaled some smoke.  It's amazing.

I recently tried their Rumble Cask Reserve at a tasting, and am looking forward to getting a few bottles of it.  That was real smooth and flavorful.


This tasting of which you speak...  Where might one attend such an event?
 
2013-01-16 11:33:46 PM

KrispyKritter: BronyMedic: It makes you tear up, and burns going down. Just like other events in Waco.

Thank you for stating the truth. How anyone can tell the difference between one and the next puzzles me. I like single malt for the effect, not for the dooshbag snobbery. I think less people have a refined palette than they believe, and fewer still have the boatload of money and time it takes to be to discern between brands.


Get friends. Then each of you brings a bottle, and everyone takes a taste. You do it again the next party - and soon you have tried 30-40 and have compared notes, so everyone is up to speed. Cheap way to learn which one you like, as each person has only chipped in 3 or 4 bottles at most. Maybe $200 each over the course of 2 years, and you get to have some really great parties. Much easier than getting a good wine palate - you have to put wine down for 5+ years to get something interesting but Whiskey is good to go the day you buy it as all the aging was done in barrel.

Also, have one person contribute a book on Whiskey to the group. That way you get some expert input into how to describe things.

/Bruichladdich is my current favourite
//Looking forward to a bottle of The Edradour I managed to track down here in the states
 
2013-01-16 11:41:35 PM
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2013-01-16 11:41:45 PM

fappomatic: JustFarkingGreat: http://www.kentuckybarrels.com/european-whisky.html

Go ahead, take our barrels to make your whiskey. The best liquid's already long gone from it...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x456]

Liquor, please....


Bookers may be the best bourbon I've ever had.
 
2013-01-16 11:43:15 PM

KrispyKritter: BronyMedic: It makes you tear up, and burns going down. Just like other events in Waco.

Thank you for stating the truth. How anyone can tell the difference between one and the next puzzles me. I like single malt for the effect, not for the dooshbag snobbery. I think less people have a refined palette than they believe, and fewer still have the boatload of money and time it takes to be to discern between brands.


It might surprise you to learn that some of us take small sips and are actually able to taste the whiskey rather than just swallowing it in one gulp. It might also surprise you to learn that there are many of us out there who don't drink with the sole aim of getting incredibly drunk.

If you just want to get sloshed, drink everclear and stop driving up the price of nice scotch.
 
2013-01-16 11:55:53 PM

Brontes: An El Paso hellhole couldn't get higher
White lightning moon shine tastes like fire
I drank for free till I couldn't seeI fell on the floor what I said is

"I'm blind in Texas, the lone star is hot tonight
I'm blind in Texas, the cowboys have taken my eyes
My eyes, my eyes"


Whadda ya mean ya got no more liquor?!
 
2013-01-17 12:07:33 AM
Oh this will go over well with the overwhelming Baptist population in Waco.
 
2013-01-17 12:42:38 AM

Buttle not Tuttle: I love a good Fark whisk(e)y thread.... You Farkers have given me some great recommendations, and thanks to you my liquor cabinet is at maximum capacity.

I'll toss out some favorites:

Booker's Bourbon
Talisker's Single Malt Scotch
Redbreast 12 y.o. Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

The last one is my current favorite.


Dude, don't toss them out. At least have the decency to offer them to the less fortunate.

(BTW, great Brazil reference in your handle)
 
2013-01-17 12:43:09 AM
Where it is made, or how much it costs, is not always a factor in taste... or enjoyment. Personally enjoy bourbon whiskey types, ranging from Seagrams to Crown, Jim Beam/Jim Beam Black to Old Crow... Was spending a week in Louisville, KY and stopped in a store to get a bottle and prices were significantly higher than what I was used to.
I saw something called Governor's Club; low priced, nice color.. gave it a "shot". Was great. Found it once I returned home and bought it on occasion (have not seen it for quite a while now, so assumed they stopped selling it around here or went out of business - too tired/sick to go searching about them).
 
2013-01-17 01:47:55 AM
graphics8.nytimes.com

Although Chip "Stinky" Tate would go on to win fame and thousands in bar bets, his ability to drink whiskey through his nose eventually cost him his sense of smell.
 
2013-01-17 02:02:27 AM
After decades of only drinking rum, beer and wine - since that's all my family drinks and I don't drink much unless I'm around them - I recently decided I should try something different from the wide world of booze before I manage to kick the bucket.

After seeing Andrea and the Governor guzzling Jack Daniels Whiskey in-between having sex and caving-in zombie skulls I figured I'd try it. It's now my favorite drink.

Thanks for expanding my horizons subby.
 
2013-01-17 02:08:23 AM

louiedog: My girlfriend left town today for a work thing and won't be back until next week. That means within about an hour our place was a mess, my hygiene had gone to hell, and my diet had switched entirely to cheese products that were in the fridge. I can't explain how it happens, especially since we share the cleaning and I do all of the cooking, but here we are. Thanks to this thread I'm now throwing whiskey into the mix. Dammit.


I liked this post so much I saved it.

Is that creepy? I'm actually kinda hoping its creepy.
 
2013-01-17 02:37:32 AM

Buttle not Tuttle: morgen_benner: ronaprhys: morgen_benner: kmmontandon: Just don't ask where the smokey flavor comes from.

Burnin' queers and retards?

You can't try to take this joke off the rails. You've failed. The joke stands alone and if you don't get it, it's time for you to leave the thread.

Whoa...easy there killer...never seen anyone get so defensive over the Davidians.

/Tried Whistlepig the other day, it wasn't too bad. I'm still looking for a rye to top Bulleit.
//Knob Creek Rye was an amazing letdown after 6 months of looking for a bottle.

Really? Whistlepig didn't top Bulleit? Both are good, I was pretty impressed with Whistlepig though.

If you want to read up on rye whiskey styles and where the stuff you are drinking is from, I recommend this article. I have to admit, the part about Templeton Rye surprised me; I really was expecting a little boutique distiller in the corn fields of Iowa to be behind it. I feel so disillusioned. (I still like it though.)


My personal order or preference for Rye:
Russel's Reserve
Bulleit
Buffalo Trace
Canadian Club Reserve
Old Overholt
 
2013-01-17 05:57:37 AM
Best new single malt. Most of the good Scottish single malts have been around for a while.
The one that's made in my home town won whisky of the year last year. You should try it.
 
2013-01-17 06:50:25 AM

Tellingthem: Bulleit rye has become my new regular whiskey. Got it on a whim and haven't looked back.


I got mine because I went to the liquor store looking for a bottle of Knob Creek Rye for a bachelor party. They didn't have it yet, so I left with a bottle of Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve and a bottle of Bulleit. Now that I've had KCRye, I'm glad I didn't ruin the party with it.

robodog: My personal order or preference for Rye:
Russel's Reserve
Bulleit
Buffalo Trace
Canadian Club Reserve
Old Overholt


Thanks for a good list to try. I do enjoy Buffalo Trace too, but I'll have to try Russel's Reserve if you think it tops Bulleit.

Buttle not Tuttle: Really? Whistlepig didn't top Bulleit? Both are good, I was pretty impressed with Whistlepig though.

If you want to read up on rye whiskey styles and where the stuff you are drinking is from, I recommend this article. I have to admit, the part about Templeton Rye surprised me; I really was expecting a little boutique distiller in the corn fields of Iowa to be behind it. I feel so disillusioned. (I still like it though.)


It was close, but I just really like the Bulleit. Maybe if I could find a bottle around here I'd try it again and come to a different conclusion. I tried it when I was in D.C. on business...the availability there is a little better than here in the cornfields of Indiana. Thanks for the article too...I needed something to do today at work!
 
2013-01-17 07:28:18 AM
Bookmark. Definitely a few that I want to try in here. For Scotch, I'm partial to the Islay malts. In bourbon land, Bookers and Blanton's are my favorites. And for the rye drinkers, I highly recommend Anchor Distilling's offerings. I also love their Geneva gin.

Mmmmm, booze.
 
2013-01-17 08:05:44 AM

morgen_benner: Tellingthem: Bulleit rye has become my new regular whiskey. Got it on a whim and haven't looked back.

I got mine because I went to the liquor store looking for a bottle of Knob Creek Rye for a bachelor party. They didn't have it yet, so I left with a bottle of Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve and a bottle of Bulleit. Now that I've had KCRye, I'm glad I didn't ruin the party with it.

robodog: My personal order or preference for Rye:
Russel's Reserve
Bulleit
Buffalo Trace
Canadian Club Reserve
Old Overholt

Thanks for a good list to try. I do enjoy Buffalo Trace too, but I'll have to try Russel's Reserve if you think it tops Bulleit.

Buttle not Tuttle: Really? Whistlepig didn't top Bulleit? Both are good, I was pretty impressed with Whistlepig though.

If you want to read up on rye whiskey styles and where the stuff you are drinking is from, I recommend this article. I have to admit, the part about Templeton Rye surprised me; I really was expecting a little boutique distiller in the corn fields of Iowa to be behind it. I feel so disillusioned. (I still like it though.)

It was close, but I just really like the Bulleit. Maybe if I could find a bottle around here I'd try it again and come to a different conclusion. I tried it when I was in D.C. on business...the availability there is a little better than here in the cornfields of Indiana. Thanks for the article too...I needed something to do today at work!

Oh, if it wasn't obvious you'll want to get the Russel's Reserve Rye, they make a non-rye version which is also good but nowhere near as complex.
 
2013-01-17 09:01:40 AM
This guy disapproves.

barfblog.com
 
2013-01-17 09:05:49 AM
texas is the greatest state in the union, and has great alcohol as well.
 
2013-01-17 09:11:34 AM
While you are sampling Texas spirits, check out the Dripping Springs Voldka
 
2013-01-17 10:27:51 AM
Blasphemy!!!!! Quick, someone call in The Scottish Inquisition. (no one expects them)
 
2013-01-17 11:45:32 AM
My dad lives in Virginia and sent me this for Xmas a couple of years ago - pretty tasty
www.copperfox.biz
 
2013-01-17 12:11:05 PM
Sweet, they have ALL of those at the Party Source next to my house. SHOPPING TRIP!
 
2013-01-17 12:12:04 PM
I imagine the Republic of Texas Embassy in London approves of this news.
 
2013-01-17 04:53:27 PM

robodog: Oh, if it wasn't obvious you'll want to get the Russel's Reserve Rye, they make a non-rye version which is also good but nowhere near as complex.


I already added it to my list. If you put it on your list above Bulleit I knew I had to try it!
 
2013-01-17 09:11:22 PM

there their theyre: If you like bourbon there is a distillery right outside of Fredericksburg that makes some.good stuff. It's called Garrison Brothers bourbon. I met the owner and toured his operation, some good liquor.


It's good and smooth, but not $85 a bottle smooth. I like Garrison Bros, but they never plan on lowering their price, and it's a little steep for 4-year bourbon.

Rebecca Creek is pretty good, smoother and not as sweet as the Kentucky/Tennessee blends.

Balcones is doing all kinds of fun things with their bourbins, glad they are getting lots of national and international attention for this tasting. Can't wait till I can get hold of a bottle of their single-malt. Their Rumble is like nothing I've ever had before, made with wildflower honey, turbinado sugar, and figs, it's delicious.

Texas is having an awesome beer, wine, and spirits renaisance right now. Hope we can sustain it when all the water dissapears.
 
2013-01-17 10:17:01 PM

cwheelie: My dad lives in Virginia and sent me this for Xmas a couple of years ago - pretty tasty
[www.copperfox.biz image 150x453]


Agreed - I've been drinking Wasmund's for years. Love it.

Tastewise, it seems to be somewhere between Bourbon and Scotch (Speyside). Less sweet than a Bourbon, sweeter than a Balvenie.

It's a damn good time to be a whisk(e)y drinker. And a beer drinker. And a vodka distiller.
 
2013-01-18 01:30:16 AM
robodog:Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Rye? Wha? There are the Sazerac Ryes, or Van Winkle 13...
 
2013-01-18 08:05:05 AM

GRCooper: cwheelie: My dad lives in Virginia and sent me this for Xmas a couple of years ago - pretty tasty
[www.copperfox.biz image 150x453]

Agreed - I've been drinking Wasmund's for years. Love it.

Tastewise, it seems to be somewhere between Bourbon and Scotch (Speyside). Less sweet than a Bourbon, sweeter than a Balvenie.

It's a damn good time to be a whisk(e)y drinker. And a beer drinker. And a vodka distiller.


I just picked up a bottle of Wasmund's yesterday after reading this article. It's really good. Smokey like scotch but not peat smoke. I think the bottle says they use applewood to smoke their malt.
 
2013-01-18 04:59:41 PM

FDR Jones: robodog:Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Rye? Wha? There are the Sazerac Ryes, or Van Winkle 13...


Sorry, Sazerac brand, I had forgotten that they now do more than one Rye =)
 
2013-01-18 06:06:00 PM

shoegaze99: Johnsnownw: How much to those barrels run? I've been thinking of barrel aging some beer (haven't decided yet what kind) when I've got a healthy reserve. Almost ready to bottle a cider, Dunkelweizen going to secondary tomorrow and brewing a London ESB tomorrow.

$100 with shipping should net you one, give or take. Don't spend more than that for a five-gallon barrel. But if you have the disposable income, I'd say go for it. With the right beer you can get some great brews from them. That, and they're just plain fun to have.

Nice choice on a dunkel! I love the style and have meant to brew one forever, but have never gotten around to it. I just bottled two single-hop IPAs a few weeks back (Simcoe and Citra) and have six different sours in various stages of aging (the soonest will be ready in about three more months, others still have over a year to go). My next batch is an oatmeal stout brewed with chocolate and coffee. I do this one every once in a while. It comes out like a much lower gravity Founder's Breakfast Stout, great for sessioning if you're a stout fan.

Cheers!


Thanks for the info. A am envious of your stockpile, or at least, what is soon to be done. You've also given me a few ideas on what to do down the line.
 
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