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(The Whiskey Reviewer)   Russia set to confiscate Jack Daniel's Honey because something non-whiskey is in it. Duh. It's called "honey"   (whiskeyreviewer.com) divider line 98
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2014-08-19 11:54:49 AM  
Is it a sign that I'm getting old and crotchety when I see distillers pushing these alcopop versions of whiskey all over the place, and get annoyed with it?

I get it -- you need to hook a customer when he's young, and sippin' spirits are something drinkers don't typically get into until after they have several years of experience under their waistlines. But... cherry bourbon? Honey JD? [picard_wtf_is_this_shiat_.jpg]
 
2014-08-19 12:05:10 PM  
Meh. I don't really like the Jack Daniels Honey anyway.

Give me regular ol' Jack.
 
2014-08-19 01:00:06 PM  
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2014-08-19 01:16:15 PM  

BKITU: Is it a sign that I'm getting old and crotchety when I see distillers pushing these alcopop versions of whiskey all over the place, and get annoyed with it?

I get it -- you need to hook a customer when he's young, and sippin' spirits are something drinkers don't typically get into until after they have several years of experience under their waistlines. But... cherry bourbon? Honey JD? [picard_wtf_is_this_shiat_.jpg]


They're chasing that sweet, sweet flavored vodka market, which usually occupy a huge swath of shelf space at a bar. Cinnamon whiskey is big as well, but some brands don't want to sully their reputation -- such as Jameson, which recently started a promotion around here where they send you a case of hot tamales candy with the hopes that bars would start infusing Jameson to compete with the likes of Fireball etc.

You're not old and crotchety. In fact, you might be a hipster. Lots of hipster bars are pushing a return to classic cocktails and "Prohibition era" drinks. So watch out for those egg whites, you hipster.
 
2014-08-19 02:56:48 PM  
Maybe it's because they really need food and that's just the best BS they could come up with.
 
2014-08-19 02:57:43 PM  
Probably because it is more likely to lead to people taking off their pants. (please note this is not a slight against women within the new 1984 rules, but instead a statement of fact against all sexes)
 
2014-08-19 02:57:47 PM  
Right back at you

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2014-08-19 02:58:26 PM  
Looks like someone is behind in their bribery payments
 
2014-08-19 02:59:33 PM  

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So you buy Russian vodka... giving money to Russia in the process so that you can dump it out without drinking it.


How exactly does that hurt Russia? They're still getting paid but you're not getting any benefit out of it.
 
2014-08-19 03:00:02 PM  
You know what they call liquor in Russia?

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2014-08-19 03:00:03 PM  

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2014-08-19 03:00:48 PM  
I didn't think the average Russian was all that picky about what they drank as long as it had a lot of alcohol in it
 
2014-08-19 03:00:49 PM  
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2014-08-19 03:00:57 PM  
Not young... tried honey whiskey first time earlier this summer and loved it.
 
2014-08-19 03:01:46 PM  
So if the bees were born in Tennessee, but have summer homes in Glasgow, is it called honey, or hony?
 
2014-08-19 03:02:16 PM  

BKITU: Is it a sign that I'm getting old and crotchety when I see distillers pushing these alcopop versions of whiskey all over the place, and get annoyed with it?

I get it -- you need to hook a customer when he's young, and sippin' spirits are something drinkers don't typically get into until after they have several years of experience under their waistlines. But... cherry bourbon? Honey JD? [picard_wtf_is_this_shiat_.jpg]


It's probably a sign of that, and who cares?  Once you reach a certain age, it's your duty to think that everyone more than 10 years younger than you is a complete farking moron with horrible taste in everything.
 
2014-08-19 03:03:32 PM  
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2014-08-19 03:03:36 PM  
If people want sweetened booze SoCo and Yukon Jack are still around.
 
2014-08-19 03:04:18 PM  
I don't blame 'em.

That sugar will kill you.
 
2014-08-19 03:06:48 PM  

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So you buy Russian vodka... giving money to Russia in the process so that you can dump it out without drinking it.


How exactly does that hurt Russia? They're still getting paid but you're not getting any benefit out of it.


It has even less to do with Russia.  Stoli is made in Latvia.  You might as well pour out some Svedka.
 
2014-08-19 03:07:47 PM  
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2014-08-19 03:08:38 PM  
Interesting fact:

The Honey Bourbon is the only Jack Daniel's brand not 100% made in Lynchberg.  It is mixed elsewhere, and unlike every other JD version, is not offered on the taste tour or for sale on the premises of the distillery.
 
2014-08-19 03:09:02 PM  

BKITU: Is it a sign that I'm getting old and crotchety when I see distillers pushing these alcopop versions of whiskey all over the place, and get annoyed with it?

I get it -- you need to hook a customer when he's young, and sippin' spirits are something drinkers don't typically get into until after they have several years of experience under their waistlines. But... cherry bourbon? Honey JD? [picard_wtf_is_this_shiat_.jpg]


The liquor store on base had some of those travel bottles of Crown Royal Maple on sale, and I picked up a few, mostly out of morbid curiosity.

It tastes exactly like Crown Royal with a shot of Mrs. Butterworth's in it.
 
2014-08-19 03:10:32 PM  
Jack Daniels the Budweiser of Bourbon.
 
2014-08-19 03:12:38 PM  
I hate this stuff.  I was blown away by how terrible it is.
 
2014-08-19 03:14:13 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I hate this stuff.  I was blown away by how terrible it is.


I agree. Usually I'm all about cake vodka and etc but jd honey whiskey is really the pits
 
2014-08-19 03:15:16 PM  

Rapmaster2000: CleanAndPure: ChipNASA: Right back at you

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So you buy Russian vodka... giving money to Russia in the process so that you can dump it out without drinking it.


How exactly does that hurt Russia? They're still getting paid but you're not getting any benefit out of it.

It has even less to do with Russia.  Stoli is made in Latvia.  You might as well pour out some Svedka.


I may be wrong but I think it is produced in Russia and bottled in Latvia, and owned by a Latvia company.  Those protests were about gay rights though not anti-Russian.  Still doesn't change the fact that its stupid because you'r giving the company money.
 
2014-08-19 03:15:38 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I hate this stuff.  I was blown away by how terrible it is.


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2014-08-19 03:16:18 PM  

Sgt Otter: BKITU: Is it a sign that I'm getting old and crotchety when I see distillers pushing these alcopop versions of whiskey all over the place, and get annoyed with it?

I get it -- you need to hook a customer when he's young, and sippin' spirits are something drinkers don't typically get into until after they have several years of experience under their waistlines. But... cherry bourbon? Honey JD? [picard_wtf_is_this_shiat_.jpg]

The liquor store on base had some of those travel bottles of Crown Royal Maple on sale, and I picked up a few, mostly out of morbid curiosity.

It tastes exactly like Crown Royal with a shot of Mrs. Butterworth's in it.


Consentually, of course.
 
2014-08-19 03:19:14 PM  
I like JD Honey, either on the rocks or with ginger ale, usually when it's hot outside. I like plain old JD. I like Lagavulin and I like Balvanie, both neat. I like various bourbons at various times. I even like a cocktail/mixed drink involving Fireball cinnamon whiskey--this is better when it's the dead of winter. The only thing I don't like is plain old Jim Beam. Bleech.
I think there's room in the cabinet and a time and a place for lots of different things. If it tastes good, drink it. Maybe it will lead you to something else new and interesting.
 
2014-08-19 03:19:44 PM  
If you need honey in your Bourbon you may as well drink:

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2014-08-19 03:20:35 PM  
Much better.

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2014-08-19 03:20:55 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Maybe it's because they really need food and that's just the best BS they could come up with.


BRIC nations and South America would love to get Russia off the West's teet. http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/743843 http://www.bloomberg.com/new s/2014-08-07/mcdonald-s-supplier-in-brazil -jumps-after-russia-food-import-ban.html  http://news.yahoo.com/russian-food-embargo-smells-opportunity-latam-0 4 0042615.html
Putin is no fool he made deals a month before the bans
 
2014-08-19 03:21:21 PM  
Taking alcohol away from Russian citizens?  That's a dangerous decision you made there Putin.
 
2014-08-19 03:22:48 PM  

BKITU: Is it a sign that I'm getting old and crotchety when I see distillers pushing these alcopop versions of whiskey all over the place, and get annoyed with it?

I get it -- you need to hook a customer when he's young, and sippin' spirits are something drinkers don't typically get into until after they have several years of experience under their waistlines. But... cherry bourbon? Honey JD? [picard_wtf_is_this_shiat_.jpg]


This. If you want Jack and something a bit different, get this.
www.gooddrop.com.au
In other words, make the alcohol better to start with, don't add flavors to hide the alcohol.
 
2014-08-19 03:32:18 PM  

Clever Neologism: Interesting fact:

The Honey Bourbon is the only Jack Daniel's brand not 100% made in Lynchberg.  It is mixed elsewhere, and unlike every other JD version, is not offered on the taste tour or for sale on the premises of the distillery.


Last time I was in town, they didn't have tasting tours on their premises because Lynchburg is in a dry county. Did that change?
 
2014-08-19 03:35:51 PM  

hstein3: Clever Neologism: Interesting fact:

The Honey Bourbon is the only Jack Daniel's brand not 100% made in Lynchberg.  It is mixed elsewhere, and unlike every other JD version, is not offered on the taste tour or for sale on the premises of the distillery.

Last time I was in town, they didn't have tasting tours on their premises because Lynchburg is in a dry county. Did that change?


Yup.  Just went 2 weeks ago.  Awesome tour.  Wish I could drop $10K on a barrel of the good stuff shown above.
 
2014-08-19 03:36:55 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Jack Daniels the Budweiser of Bourbon.


Well yeah, but only if Budweiser cost significantly more than other flavorless low quality beers.
 
2014-08-19 03:37:37 PM  
I'm 1) a lightweight who deals in flavored vodkas and schnapps and 2) eating honey out of fast food packets right now (stfu it's been a long farkin' day), so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

I hate the taste of alcohol and rarely drink anyway -- it makes me sleepy way before it gets me drunk, so there's not much point. Now, there's a locally made spiced bourbon liqueur down here that's pretty fabulous, especially with some ginger ale and a splash of bitters. But that's literally the least wimpy thing I drink, and even I'm not dumb enough to pretend it's bourbon.
 
2014-08-19 03:40:08 PM  

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Russia has banned the adoption of Russian orphans by anyone in Sweden, because Swedish adoption agencies refuse to descriminate against same-sex couples.

I don't even wanna know how those guys propose to protest that particular PR clusterfark.
 
2014-08-19 03:40:51 PM  

charlesmartel11235: Rapmaster2000: I hate this stuff.  I was blown away by how terrible it is.

I agree. Usually I'm all about cake vodka and etc but jd honey whiskey is really the pits


Me three.  Was passing through Miami airport a few years ago and saw it at the duty-free shop.   As I had not seen it in Canada, I grabbed a bottle.

Ugh.  Just.......   ugh.    Normal JD is ok-ish, but this was a whole other level of suck.

I'll just stick to buying 40 Creek Barrel Select for my brown liquoury fix
 
2014-08-19 03:42:37 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Cold_Sassy: Maybe it's because they really need food and that's just the best BS they could come up with.

BRIC nations and South America would love to get Russia off the West's teet. http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/743843 http://www.bloomberg.com/new s/2014-08-07/mcdonald-s-supplier-in-brazil -jumps-after-russia-food-import-ban.html  http://news.yahoo.com/russian-food-embargo-smells-opportunity-latam-0 4 0042615.html
Putin is no fool he made deals a month before the bans


That's a myth.

1.  A change in any supplier will involve switching costs.
2.  Reducing your available commodity suppliers will always result in higher costs.
3.  The reason Russia hasn't already been using other suppliers is because the costs are higher.

People like to believe that Putin is a brilliant chessmaster when in reality he's at best a clever thug and at worse a tone-deaf, vain, and short-sighted man who can only see about 5 years into the future.  His brilliant plan has raised domestic food prices and lowered the domestic food prices of his opponents.

Russia, a large nation with a large rural population and good precipitation is so poorly managed it has to import 40% of its food.  It's embarrassing that they can't even produce enough chickens and hogs.

A brilliant global chessmaster would recognize the long-term weakness of a country that literally produces nothing but weapons and oil and create policies to correct this.  He makes Ethiopia's Meles, who turned Ethiopia into a net agricultural exporter, look like a genius for what he was able to do with a fraction of the resources.
 
2014-08-19 03:43:08 PM  

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So you buy Russian vodka... giving money to Russia in the process so that you can dump it out without drinking it.


How exactly does that hurt Russia? They're still getting paid but you're not getting any benefit out of it.



I'm pretty sure they just all dumped out the stoli they already had, and will order a different, non-russian vodka to replace it. That would make a lot more sense.

Though I think I read somewhere that stoli isn't actually russian. Looking it up, it looks like it's Latvian water combined with Russian neutral grain spirits.
 
2014-08-19 03:44:18 PM  

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Yeah, fark Latvia.
 
2014-08-19 03:44:58 PM  

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So you buy Russian vodka... giving money to Russia in the process so that you can dump it out without drinking it.


How exactly does that hurt Russia? They're still getting paid but you're not getting any benefit out of it.


Its Latvian. But your point is good.
 
2014-08-19 03:47:07 PM  

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So you buy Russian vodka... giving money to Russia in the process so that you can dump it out without drinking it.


How exactly does that hurt Russia? They're still getting paid but you're not getting any benefit out of it.

It has even less to do with Russia.  Stoli is made in Latvia.  You might as well pour out some Svedka.

I may be wrong but I think it is produced in Russia and bottled in Latvia, and owned by a Latvia company.  Those protests were about gay rights though not anti-Russian.  Still doesn't change the fact that its stupid because you'r giving the company money.


Its produced and bottled in Latvia, the international stuff anyway.
 
2014-08-19 03:47:18 PM  
When Putie's mad at Hair Club for Men®, Putie's mad at the whole world.
 
2014-08-19 03:48:24 PM  

RainbeauxSue: spiced bourbon liqueur


Bourbon liqueur? Why god? WHY?!


Really though get yourself some goslings ginger beer, a couple limes and a bottle of Eagle Rare 10 year ($30). A glass with some ice, splash of brown, a squeeze of lime and top the rest with the ginger beer.

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2014-08-19 03:49:03 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Cold_Sassy: Maybe it's because they really need food and that's just the best BS they could come up with.

BRIC nations and South America would love to get Russia off the West's teet. http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/743843 http://www.bloomberg.com/new s/2014-08-07/mcdonald-s-supplier-in-brazil -jumps-after-russia-food-import-ban.html  http://news.yahoo.com/russian-food-embargo-smells-opportunity-latam-0 4 0042615.html
Putin is no fool he made deals a month before the bans


Russia has allowed 2nd party imports. So that any EU product is allowed in Russia, as long as its not purchased directly from the EU.

So, they go through Kazakstan etc.
 
2014-08-19 03:50:03 PM  
It was on their honey don't list.

/or something
 
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