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(Biloxi Sun Herald)   Ireland floods US with whiskey that isn't Jameson, urges American drinkers to mix it with Sunny D at first so the sharp, peaty taste doesn't hurt their mouths   (sunherald.com ) divider line
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2014-03-17 11:10:58 AM  
"these are the whiskeys you can drink in the morning."

So, which one of you works for the Sun Herald?
 
2014-03-17 11:30:30 AM  
Cheap whiskey goes best with Diet Dr. Pepper.
 
2014-03-17 12:11:48 PM  
Bushmills Single Malt 16 Year
Rich, sweet and overall delicious. "There's not a bad thing about this," noted Abrahamson. Half of the whiskey is aged in bourbon and the other half in sherry barrels, then together they're finished in port casks. It has an aroma of almond and tastes of rich, oily dried fruit. It's chocolatey and creamy with a huge, jammy finish.


 Bushmills?  That's Protestant whisky.....
 
2014-03-17 12:45:56 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Cheap whiskey goes best with Diet Dr. Pepper.


So does Rum and Vodka.

Paddy is my favorite Irish. Brought back from Ireland before we even had it over here.
 
2014-03-17 12:46:52 PM  
Red Breast all the way.
 
2014-03-17 01:01:49 PM  
www.beveragewarehouse.com

Just like grandma used to make.
 
2014-03-17 01:16:15 PM  
Scotch is peated whisky, Subby. Irish whiskey is triple distilled.

/and bourbon is distilled only once
//the things you learn on the Jameson distillery tour
 
2014-03-17 01:17:38 PM  
Tyrconnell 10 Year Madeira Cask Single Malt
This one's a single malt, so it's made from only malted barley, and it is matured for nine to 10 years in old bourbon casks. It's then finished for three months in Madeira casks, which gives it notes of dried fruit and nuts, such as raisin and cashew. Lots of vanilla. Not at all like a 10-year Scotch or bourbon, it's vivid and light for a Madeira-cask whiskey.

About $80.

Stopped reading there. $80 for ten-year-old whiskey? I'll stick to bourbon or Laphroaig.

Although, in fairness, the recent shortage of whiskey has resulted in a lowering of quality across the board in scotches, so 10yo Laphroaig at $40 isn't really up to snuff. I'd pay a little more for a more premium product, but not double. FFS, Cairdeas is $65.
 
2014-03-17 01:18:00 PM  
that said, there are peated Irish whiskeys that are pretty good.
www.heavenhill.co.nz
 
2014-03-17 01:35:02 PM  
Concerning the headline...do people actually mix whiskey with anything other than the occasional cola soda?  Because that just sounds...awful.

/prefer mine on the rocks so the melting ice can open up the flavor
 
2014-03-17 01:41:31 PM  
Irish whiskey doesn't use peat.

That's a hallmark of scotch... particularly islay ones.
 
2014-03-17 01:42:02 PM  
Irish whiskey used to be my go to, but then I got into bourbon and rye.

Scotch, not so much.

www.bevmo.com

Keep a bottle of this on display just for the name.
 
2014-03-17 01:42:05 PM  

StrangeQ: Concerning the headline...do people actually mix whiskey with anything other than the occasional cola soda?  Because that just sounds...awful.

/prefer mine on the rocks so the melting ice can open up the flavor


Does a splash of cool spring or otherwise filtered water to open of the flavor count as mixing?
 
2014-03-17 01:56:08 PM  

StrikitRich: Irish whiskey used to be my go to, but then I got into bourbon and rye.

Scotch, not so much.

[www.bevmo.com image 115x394]

Keep a bottle of this on display just for the name.


Likewise. More power to the scotch drinkers but I can't stand the stuff, so far at least. Bourbon is my go to.

One of my favorite quotes was from a bourbon distiller (maybe from Bookers/Woodford?) that when asked about scotch said something to the effect of "Yeah, that's stuff is ok, after all it does have some bourbon in it". (due to using old bourbon barrels to age scotch)
 
2014-03-17 01:56:56 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Cheap whiskey goes best with Diet Dr. Pepper.


I use to drink Crown Royal with Mt. Dew Code Red.
 
2014-03-17 01:57:21 PM  

Deamos: StrangeQ: Concerning the headline...do people actually mix whiskey with anything other than the occasional cola soda?  Because that just sounds...awful.

/prefer mine on the rocks so the melting ice can open up the flavor

Does a splash of cool spring or otherwise filtered water to open of the flavor count as mixing?


Not in my opinion...it already has some water in it, you're just adding a little more.

/but fruit drinks?   Not unless you're drinking rum or tequila...
 
2014-03-17 02:15:09 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Cheap whiskey goes best with Diet Dr. Pepper.


I prefer Old Crow and store brand Dr. Pepper.
 
2014-03-17 02:16:21 PM  

BravadoGT: Bushmills Single Malt 16 Year
Rich, sweet and overall delicious. "There's not a bad thing about this," noted Abrahamson. Half of the whiskey is aged in bourbon and the other half in sherry barrels, then together they're finished in port casks. It has an aroma of almond and tastes of rich, oily dried fruit. It's chocolatey and creamy with a huge, jammy finish.

 Bushmills?  That's Protestant whisky.....


I protest any Irish whisky other than Bushmills.  But their Black Bush blend is actually smoother to my palate than their single malt.  Start the morning with some Black Bush and go to work with a smile.
 
2014-03-17 02:46:45 PM  

Deamos: StrangeQ: Concerning the headline...do people actually mix whiskey with anything other than the occasional cola soda?  Because that just sounds...awful.

/prefer mine on the rocks so the melting ice can open up the flavor

Does a splash of cool spring or otherwise filtered water to open of the flavor count as mixing?


Does a splash of water really open it up? Most non-cask-strength whiskeys already have water mixed in to bring the ABV down. What, exactly, is additional water doing? Is there some magic threshold where it doesn't open up with all the water placed in during bottling, but those few extra drops in your glass do the trick? Really curious about the pseudo-science here.
 
2014-03-17 03:03:23 PM  
I switched form Jameson to Powers as my go-to shot about 3 years ago. It's still cheap whiskey, but it's smoother and a little tastier. And its a hell of a lot better than the Fernet I used to drink daily.
 
2014-03-17 03:06:34 PM  

Fonaibung: Deamos: StrangeQ: Concerning the headline...do people actually mix whiskey with anything other than the occasional cola soda?  Because that just sounds...awful.

/prefer mine on the rocks so the melting ice can open up the flavor

Does a splash of cool spring or otherwise filtered water to open of the flavor count as mixing?

Does a splash of water really open it up? Most non-cask-strength whiskeys already have water mixed in to bring the ABV down. What, exactly, is additional water doing? Is there some magic threshold where it doesn't open up with all the water placed in during bottling, but those few extra drops in your glass do the trick? Really curious about the pseudo-science here.


For me it cuts back the burn of the alcohol, I get a lot more flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, sometimes the woody flavor from the barrels and so on with a little water in it.

A little water really it just makes the whole experience more pleasant for me.

Over ice works too but I don't especially enjoy ice cold bourbon.

But that's just me. Anytime I buy a new bourbon, I do taste it neat first just to see what's there. Then I taste again with a bit of water added. Sometimes their is a noticeable difference, sometimes its a little more subtle.

Just my personal preference, and I never press it on other people, my way isn't "the one true way" and I'd be annoyed if someone was trying to press their version of how to drink whiskey on me. Wouldn't say there's any science to it, and honestly how your own sense of taste and smell work obviously play into the experience in a big way.
 
2014-03-17 03:42:36 PM  

Deamos: Just my personal preference, and I never press it on other people, my way isn't "the one true way" and I'd be annoyed if someone was trying to press their version of how to drink whiskey on me. Wouldn't say there's any science to it, and honestly how your own sense of taste and smell work obviously play into the experience in a big way.


Whiskey (well, most any food or beverage, but whiskey seems to be especially susceptible to this) is a very personal thing. I personally prefer my whiskey neat or just over whiskey stones. I can't imagine adding anything to a Glenfiddich 15 or similar scotch. But again, that's my preference.

That's the lovely thing about whiskey- there's so much variation in it, if you really want to learn and enjoy it there's a whole world to explore.
 
2014-03-17 03:46:22 PM  
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2014-03-17 03:54:51 PM  

akula: Deamos: Just my personal preference, and I never press it on other people, my way isn't "the one true way" and I'd be annoyed if someone was trying to press their version of how to drink whiskey on me. Wouldn't say there's any science to it, and honestly how your own sense of taste and smell work obviously play into the experience in a big way.

Whiskey (well, most any food or beverage, but whiskey seems to be especially susceptible to this) is a very personal thing. I personally prefer my whiskey neat or just over whiskey stones. I can't imagine adding anything to a Glenfiddich 15 or similar scotch. But again, that's my preference.

That's the lovely thing about whiskey- there's so much variation in it, if you really want to learn and enjoy it there's a whole world to explore.


This, totally this.

And when I get into the realm of the more high end barrel or cask strength bottles I make a point to try them neat.

I will drink Rye neat, but that's a bit of a different thing because of its inherent spiciness.
 
2014-03-17 06:07:24 PM  

robertus: [www.beveragewarehouse.com image 241x762]

Just like grandma used to make.


My Grandma used to make this.

gave my last bottle to some recent Irish imigrants.
 
2014-03-17 06:24:30 PM  
Powers
 
2014-03-17 07:23:41 PM  

germ78: Scotch is peated whisky, Subby. Irish whiskey is triple distilled.

/and bourbon is distilled only once
//the things you learn on the Jameson distillery tour


On my tour I volunteered to be a whiskey taster.  They gave a little class on the subject and then presented us with certificates and congratulated us for becoming certified Irish whiskey tasters.

That went onto my resume at warp speed.  Really breaks the ice in interviews.

/people just assume it took more than 20 min
 
2014-03-17 07:28:23 PM  

StrikitRich: Irish whiskey used to be my go to, but then I got into bourbon and rye.

Scotch, not so much.

[www.bevmo.com image 115x394]

Keep a bottle of this on display just for the name.


I'd do the same if I could find a bottle of this...

www.celticwhiskeyshop.com
 
2014-03-17 08:24:36 PM  

germ78: Scotch is peated whisky, Subby. Irish whiskey is triple distilled.

/and bourbon is distilled only once
//the things you learn on the Jameson distillery tour


Yeah, I took that tour too.  Wasn't a fan of whiskey before and became less of one after.  If you distill something down until it is a white liquor and the color and flavor come from the repurposed casks you got from producers of other types of alcohol then why not just use vodka as your base?  At lease with Scotch you the peat elements come from the roasting of the malt and with Bourbon the malt has only be adulterated once with distillation.
 
2014-03-17 09:41:28 PM  

germ78: Scotch is peated whisky, Subby. Irish whiskey is triple distilled.

/and bourbon is distilled only once
//the things you learn on the Jameson distillery tour


Connemara is Irish, triple-distilled, and peated. If you're a fan of peated Scotches (I am), it's well worth a try.
 
2014-03-17 09:58:12 PM  

germ78: Scotch is peated whisky, Subby. Irish whiskey is triple distilled.

/and bourbon is distilled only once
//the things you learn on the Jameson distillery tour


Michael Collins is only double distilled.
 
2014-03-17 11:12:58 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Cheap whiskey goes best with Diet Dr. Pepper.


Glenfiddich?  Sounds about right

/Talisker is 10X better
//hic
 
2014-03-18 12:17:51 AM  
I can more easily drink any whiskey than Sunny D.
 
2014-03-18 07:17:37 AM  

Mrbogey: I can more easily drink any whiskey than Sunny D.


Same here, which is why I always mix a good 20+ year aged single malt and Mountain Dew.

/someone almost hit me for suggesting that recently
 
2014-03-18 08:20:20 AM  

eKonk: Mrbogey: I can more easily drink any whiskey than Sunny D.

Same here, which is why I always mix a good 20+ year aged single malt and Mountain Dew.

/someone almost hit me for suggesting that recently


rightly so
 
2014-03-18 10:22:00 AM  
I once wound up with a case of Seagram's VO (through work).  My buddy used to come by escape from his wife on Sat. mornings for quick nip.  Took about a year, but we killed it by mixing it with pink grapefruit juice.  It really wasn't a bad breakfast pick me up.
 
2014-03-18 09:14:20 PM  
Jameson for years until I found Tullamore DEW. So much smoother. Any recommendations for another Irish?
 
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