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  • Um...whiskey is the one thing that America has been DEEP into for a long ass while. Like religiously. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that more folks are thinking about giving it a go, but bourbon and rum are kind of what made America what it is. Well that, and the quality of our hemp and cotton. If folks in Seattle want to give it a go, then I'm all for it, because...bourbon and other whiskeys are fun and delicious, but let's not pretend it's some new frontier, because we were doing it when there WAS a frontier in this country, and Seattle wasn't even dreamed of, save as a name that came up with the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes...and only that as a bastardization of the few folks who'd pushed out that way...
  • Peat whisky you say?  It's now time for the Nick Offerman Lagavulin Yule Log.

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  • Yeah, but would Mila Kunis drink it?
  • Yeah, I would hardly call this hipster.  Now, if he was going to make the scotch with smoked soybeans using only artisan firewood then it would probably be hipster.  All this guy is really doing is making an American scotch using American ingredient.
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  • And I can't STAND whiskey hipsters/snobs....

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  • I'm still working my way through the handle of Wild Turkey I bought for thanksgiving.

    /tragically unhip
  • hubiestubert: bourbon and other whiskeys are fun and delicious


    I wish I could find them delicious, because I can see how much fun everyone but me appears to have with them.

    Alas, no matter the quality of a whiskey, I'm immediately thrown back to my teens and one nightmarish night of Windsor and Mountain Dew.
  • fragMasterFlash: I'm still working my way through the handle of Wild Turkey I bought for thanksgiving.

    /tragically unhip


    I wouldn't even let Wild Turkey IN THE HOUSE.

    :0

    Their Russel's Reserve line is very good, though.
  • Satanic_Hamster: And I can't STAND whiskey hipsters/snobs....

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    You're missing 3 Blantons toppers.   :)
    Love me some Willett but can't get it here in MI.

    /can I come over?
    //the Jolt colas are a nice touch.
  • Satanic_Hamster: And I can't STAND whiskey hipsters/snobs....

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  • Old Line distillery in Baltimore makes an outstanding American single malt whiskey.
  • Elijah Craig for me tonight, just a small batch of snobbishness.

    /the more the merrier
  • sex_and_drugs_for_ian: hubiestubert: bourbon and other whiskeys are fun and delicious

    I wish I could find them delicious, because I can see how much fun everyone but me appears to have with them.

    Alas, no matter the quality of a whiskey, I'm immediately thrown back to my teens and one nightmarish night of Windsor and Mountain Dew.


    In that equation you've picked the wrong villain of your duo.
  • Old news. Craft distilleries have been producing whiskey for quite a few years. They started off pretty shabby but have improved immensely.
  • Satanic_Hamster: fragMasterFlash: I'm still working my way through the handle of Wild Turkey I bought for thanksgiving.

    /tragically unhip

    I wouldn't even let Wild Turkey IN THE HOUSE.

    :0

    Their Russel's Reserve line is very good, though.


    I'm only snobby about un-distilled spirits...

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    Aside from a few from Buffalo Trace Distillery, I'm failing to see the underlying taste profile. Looks like the Weller 12 stashed in the back is the best you got, imo. I'm drinking A Mid Winter Night Dram tonight. It's delicious even if it's an MGP.
  • ChuckGandCrew: Aside from a few from Buffalo Trace Distillery, I'm failing to see the underlying taste profile. Looks like the Weller 12 stashed in the back is the best you got, imo. I'm drinking A Mid Winter Night Dram tonight. It's delicious even if it's an MGP.


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  • Satanic_Hamster: I wouldn't even let Wild Turkey IN THE HOUSE.


    IMO, the 101 is perfectly cromulent. It's not top-shelf, but it's a good, solid value. I'd love to try out some of the craft whiskeys out there, but there are two main problems:

    1) figuring out which ones are worth drinking
    B) separating real distillers from the independent bottlers/blenders, and them from the bullshiat artists

    I stopped collecting back during the 2008 financial meltdown, but I still have a fair number of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bottles to work through. I think of George T. Stagg as "bourbon concentrate" - you really have to dilute it to normal drinking strength for the best sipping. Though I use a Glencairn for sipping, one of these can be real handy both for dilution and cocktail mixing:

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    I mixed a couple of Manhattans with 140+ proof Stagg a long while back - just about knocked me on my ass. Even under the vermouth, bitters, and melting ice, the Stagg flavor profile shone right through, and it didn't taste harsh at all. Danger Will Robinson!
  • Satanic_Hamster: ChuckGandCrew: Aside from a few from Buffalo Trace Distillery, I'm failing to see the underlying taste profile. Looks like the Weller 12 stashed in the back is the best you got, imo. I'm drinking A Mid Winter Night Dram tonight. It's delicious even if it's an MGP.

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    Haha. I'd happily share my Saz 18 with you.
  • Fubegra: Satanic_Hamster: I wouldn't even let Wild Turkey IN THE HOUSE.

    IMO, the 101 is perfectly cromulent. It's not top-shelf, but it's a good, solid value. I'd love to try out some of the craft whiskeys out there, but there are two main problems:

    1) figuring out which ones are worth drinking
    B) separating real distillers from the independent bottlers/blenders, and them from the bullshiat artists

    I stopped collecting back during the 2008 financial meltdown, but I still have a fair number of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bottles to work through. I think of George T. Stagg as "bourbon concentrate" - you really have to dilute it to normal drinking strength for the best sipping. Though I use a Glencairn for sipping, one of these can be real handy both for dilution and cocktail mixing:

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    I mixed a couple of Manhattans with 140+ proof Stagg a long while back - just about knocked me on my ass. Even under the vermouth, bitters, and melting ice, the Stagg flavor profile shone right through, and it didn't taste harsh at all. Danger Will Robinson!


    Stagg Jr jumped the shark in 2017. Don't overlook what shine "blenders/distillers" are doing. High West makers good juice from MGP and so does Hillrock (to a MUCH lesser degree), but there are others. There's a shortage of good true distillers out there, no doubt, but don't snub your nose on a decent bottle just because. Now, I say this but I will NEVER buy a bottle of Whistle Pig simply due to the ties to the Apprentice and  The Donald. But that's just me, I hear they make ok juice.
  • Satanic_Hamster: And I can't STAND whiskey hipsters/snobs....

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    So does that stuff just sit on a shelf collecting dust or do you actually drink it?
  • bratface: So does that stuff just sit on a shelf collecting dust or do you actually drink it?


    Didn't actually look at the images...?
  • Satanic_Hamster: bratface: So does that stuff just sit on a shelf collecting dust or do you actually drink it?

    Didn't actually look at the images...?


    Yes I did, they look like a bunch of old bottles of booze. Some emptier than others. I can see collecting full unopened bottles of something rare as an investment but otherwise what is the point?
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