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(The Whiskey Reviewer)   Is it worth all of the hype to put actual rocks into my whiskey?   (whiskeyreviewer.com) divider line 150
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2013-01-22 01:01:54 PM
a whiskey thread eh?

so a relative received a bottle of Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18y/o Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey from somebody they work with

problem is, he's not a whiskey man, and i'm more beer than whiskey (tho i do like regular scotch but only on special occasions)

what should i do with it?
 
2013-01-22 01:04:43 PM

Minus 1 Charisma: Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?

This.

This thread is full of people who put ketchup on hot dogs.


i287.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-22 01:09:00 PM
There is a much easier and cost effective solution that thus far I have found works best with Macallan 25 Year Old: Take an ice cube tray, and instead of water, fill it with Mt. Dew. Freeze for four hours, add a few cubes, and voila. Perfectly chilled scotch.
 
2013-01-22 01:09:18 PM

AdamK: a whiskey thread eh?

so a relative received a bottle of Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18y/o Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey from somebody they work with

problem is, he's not a whiskey man, and i'm more beer than whiskey (tho i do like regular scotch but only on special occasions)

what should i do with it?


Send it to me. I'll handle it.
 
2013-01-22 01:12:12 PM

AdamK: a whiskey thread eh?

so a relative received a bottle of Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18y/o Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey from somebody they work with

problem is, he's not a whiskey man, and i'm more beer than whiskey (tho i do like regular scotch but only on special occasions)

what should i do with it?


Hm. That's a tough one. You see, the thing is that there have been some fairly serious problems with that whiskey. Evidently it is contaminated with something that will make your eyes spontaneously explode out of your head, but it's so subtle only someone who drinks a fair amount of whiskey can tell if it's bad. Tell you what- send it to me, I'll check it out for you.
 
2013-01-22 01:13:01 PM
JD Single Barrel, 2oz, neat
 
2013-01-22 01:19:34 PM
Old repeat is way old.
 
2013-01-22 01:24:01 PM

stevetherobot:

Water is for washing. Whiskey is for drinking.


plus, fish fark in it.
 
2013-01-22 01:24:51 PM

AdamK: a whiskey thread eh?

so a relative received a bottle of Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18y/o Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey from somebody they work with

problem is, he's not a whiskey man, and i'm more beer than whiskey (tho i do like regular scotch but only on special occasions)

what should i do with it?


Give it to me?

More seriously if you know anybody who is doing a charity auction or something it wouldn't go cheap if there were any whiskey drinkers there.
 
2013-01-22 01:30:45 PM

Cythraul: You're not supposed to put ketchup on hot dogs?


WhiskeySticks: Secret Stadium Sauce, get with the program.


Nobody, and I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog.
 
2013-01-22 01:34:19 PM
What? Chilled whiskey?

AdamK: problem is, he's not a whiskey man, and i'm more beer than whiskey (tho i do like regular scotch but only on special occasions)


This is a scotch for special occasions, then. You won't be disappointed, and will have something very nice on hand for guests who enjoy scotch.
 
2013-01-22 01:34:59 PM

Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?


i240.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-22 01:35:36 PM
True story,

I chipped some ice off an iceberg stuck in a Fjord near the north pole once.

We had an 18 year old bottle of Glenmorangie.

The iceberg ice has compressed trapped gas in it.

Put it at the bottom of a tumbler,

pour whiskey on top,

fizzy pop rocks whiskey time.
 
2013-01-22 01:38:14 PM

Minus 1 Charisma: Cythraul: You're not supposed to put ketchup on hot dogs?

WhiskeySticks: Secret Stadium Sauce, get with the program.

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog.


I put ketchup on my hot dog every time. I didn't know you weren't supposed to do that. Everyone in my family does that.
 
2013-01-22 01:39:30 PM
"The bag was taken and "blessed" and the woman was told not to open the bag for a few weeks to allow the charm to work. However, she opened the bag a few days later and found her items had been swapped for junk."

She ruined the blessing by opening the bad.
 
2013-01-22 01:40:07 PM
bag.

damnit
 
2013-01-22 01:40:24 PM

gmacbeth: Scotch is best with just a touch of water. It takes away a bit of the bite and releases the flavor.


Depends on the scotch. You should definitely try any scotch you buy with a touch of water since it can change the flavor... like any other beverage though, it's a subjective thing. Sometimes I like it better with a touch of water, sometimes I don't. I'm not going to choose to always add water or never add water as some hard rule.

/If I only have a single glass of said scotch, I'll generally drink the first half without water, and the second half with water
 
2013-01-22 01:42:02 PM
I just keep 4 glasses in the door of the freezer.
 
2013-01-22 01:45:54 PM
If you want cold whiskey without ice, why not just refrigerate?
 
2013-01-22 01:53:19 PM
You all are farking savages!!! If you had an ounce of class at all you would know the proper way to apeerciate a fine whiskey is at room temp by butt chugging it. Farking animals!
 
2013-01-22 01:57:16 PM

Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?


THIS. My grandfather taught me at a young age to never mix anything with Scotch except a tiny amount of water (or a small ice cube if the bottle was too warm). And he was a Scot who liked his whisky. Of course, he didn't heat his house to anything like American temps, either, so the whisky was at the proper temperature to warm you from the inside. Oh, and he also told me to never drink anything spelled "whiskey".

/yes, he taught me to like whisky when I was less than 10 years old
//it was along time ago in a place far, far away
 
2013-01-22 02:00:49 PM

xynix: " It certainly takes a bit of the edge off a harsh spirit "

Which means you're not drinking whiskey worth having stones in. The stones, which I use, bring the temp down about 10 degrees from room temperature. Like really good wine you don't want it chilled lower than 60 degrees because it numbs out the taste. A good wine and whiskey like a 'French Room" temperature which is mid 60s. I enjoy my high end bourbons at about 62-65 degrees because it brings out (to me) more of the spice. A Parker's 27 wants to be 65 degrees and the subtle textures come alive at that temperature. This is where the stones come in. Bringing it down from 72-75 to the proper drinking temperature.

I have a selection of bourbons both expensive and not so expensive. I also have a bottle of Jack Ds from 1978 which has only had 3 drinks removed from it. Love some bourbon!


remind me to never drink with you. it's just too much work when getting shiat faced sooooo easy.
 
2013-01-22 02:03:58 PM

Nuclear Monk: Enough about the rocks....how do people feel about using a silly straw?

/sophistication kicks in around the third loopdeloop.


Silly straws are only for underage mutants
 
2013-01-22 02:08:51 PM
"Water is alright in tay, for fish and t'ings that swim in rivers..."
 
2013-01-22 02:11:34 PM
Hell, I just wanted to use these for soda. The reason that I buy cans is because I hate my Cokes getting diluted by ice. Not really a whiskey man, more of a beer guy than hard liquors... Good thing I didn't waste my money on these.
 
2013-01-22 02:13:21 PM
i didn't really pay close attention to the article, but, here are my unsolicited thoughts:

why?

many whiskeys open up with a little water. this is why an ice cube is great. it chills the drink and slowly releases water, thus constantly opening the whiskey. some barrel/cask strength whiskeys really enjoy a little water

if you want it neat, you should probably drink it without chilling it, let the warmth of your hand alter the aroma in the glass and open up the bouquet that way.

finally, i don't care what these things are made of, but I am almost positive that they taste like something. last time i chewed on stones and steel i didn't like it. sounds like a bad idea.
 
2013-01-22 02:13:40 PM
I'll stick with tiny festive whiskey umbrellas thank you very much.
 
2013-01-22 02:14:48 PM

mrlewish: bag.

damnit


I don't think the typo was the problem with that post.
 
2013-01-22 02:27:00 PM
Enthalpy of fusion says what?
 
2013-01-22 02:28:11 PM

PirateKing: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x426]

These were a fun gift from Maker's Mark last year.


I got that two years ago (err....2010). Last year was a knitted bottle cozy (2011). Most recently (2012) was some fake boxes.

/bourbon is taken neat
//good scotch as well, or alternating with sips of very good ginger ale
 
2013-01-22 02:32:18 PM
I give nary a toss if you dip your bollocks in it!
Imbibe as you see fit, good people.
 
2013-01-22 02:33:00 PM

Stone Meadow: Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?

THIS. My grandfather taught me at a young age to never mix anything with Scotch except a tiny amount of water (or a small ice cube if the bottle was too warm). And he was a Scot who liked his whisky. Of course, he didn't heat his house to anything like American temps, either, so the whisky was at the proper temperature to warm you from the inside. Oh, and he also told me to never drink anything spelled "whiskey".

/yes, he taught me to like whisky when I was less than 10 years old
//it was along time ago in a place far, far away


If I ever have children this is what I will teach them. I had to learn this all on my own. On the plus side I did develop a taste for delicious Islay's
 
2013-01-22 02:34:07 PM

enry: very good ginger ale


I've tried, but I haven't found anything that tops this:
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2013-01-22 02:38:23 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: people... people put ice in their whiskey?

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Go home, Mr. Boehner, you're drunk
 
2013-01-22 02:38:25 PM
I wanted to try out whiskey stones, but bottle neck isn't wide enough.
 
2013-01-22 02:39:11 PM

costermonger: enry: very good ginger ale

I've tried, but I haven't found anything that tops this:
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For booze related consumption, I should add. I've tried a few ginger ales that were quite good in their own right, but just didn't taste quite right along with a whiskey.
 
2013-01-22 02:45:13 PM
the whole point of ice in whisk(e)y is to dilute to take the edge off (which i disagree with anyway) if you do want chilled whisk(e)y (again so wrong) then put it in the farking fridge!!!
 
2013-01-22 02:46:57 PM

costermonger: enry: very good ginger ale

I've tried, but I haven't found anything that tops this:
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Seriously?

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2013-01-22 02:49:43 PM
Although I like a cube or two in my scotch, I find the viscosity of the booze is broken uo with the water.

In other words, it doesn't roll off the tongue as smoothly.
 
2013-01-22 02:53:28 PM

costermonger: enry: very good ginger ale

I've tried, but I haven't found anything that tops this:
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Try Reed's. I can find it at Trader Joe's around here, probably other places as well if I really started looking.

/or make your own, it's not too difficult
//sodastream + (ginger + simple brown sugar syrup + lemon juice + boil)
 
2013-01-22 02:54:50 PM
I've become a fan of whiskey lately. My inability to drink beer without a hangover has contributed to this new found appreciation. And the story about whiskey stones is right. They don't cool the whiskey much and are more of a novelty than anything else.

/they still have a cool factor to them
 
2013-01-22 03:01:44 PM

Stone Meadow: Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?

THIS. My grandfather taught me at a young age to never mix anything with Scotch except a tiny amount of water (or a small ice cube if the bottle was too warm). And he was a Scot who liked his whisky. Of course, he didn't heat his house to anything like American temps, either, so the whisky was at the proper temperature to warm you from the inside. Oh, and he also told me to never drink anything spelled "whiskey".

/yes, he taught me to like whisky when I was less than 10 years old
//it was along time ago in a place far, far away


Tatooine?
 
2013-01-22 03:10:48 PM
lol Skymall catalog strikes again!
 
2013-01-22 03:15:00 PM

costermonger: enry: very good ginger ale

I've tried, but I haven't found anything that tops this:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x201]


Sussex ginger ale is nice too.
 
2013-01-22 03:20:00 PM
No.

rt.com
 
2013-01-22 03:21:23 PM
Whiskey tastes like ass, rocks certainly aren't going to make it worse.
 
2013-01-22 03:28:07 PM

Arthen: Whiskey tastes like ass, rocks certainly aren't going to make it worse.


You're not supposed to drink it after somebody else used it for butt-chugging, dude.
 
2013-01-22 03:43:36 PM
I love my scotch rocks... If I have a higher proof whiskey like Rowan's Creek I use an ice sphere.
 
2013-01-22 03:46:52 PM

quickdraw: timujin: jaylectricity: The warmth of the whiskey is what makes it so damn satisfying. Why would you want to chill it anyway?

Not for me, I like the flavors, not the warmth. To each his own, right? And I tried the whiskey stones, they are teh suck. However, I do like this:

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Why dont you just put the bottle in the fridge?


I also like the tiny amount of water the cube releases.  And since I have about twenty bottles, there wouldn't be room for anything else in my freezer.  Hell, the vodka already takes up enough space as it is.
 
2013-01-22 03:48:25 PM

TheOther: No.

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An unlabeled bottle of alcohol in Russia is almost certainly vodka.
 
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