Figured we have a beer thread so for those of us who like things a little stronger, here is a whisky thread.

I'm a bourbon man all the way. Almost every night, I go home and have about 2.5 ounces of this

along with a splash of simple syrup, maybe 5 dashes of bitters, and a drop of water. So good. Willett goes up to 20+ years but then you're talking big money. I like the 13 year because you can find it for under $100 and even the snobbiest drinkers will like it.

If I'm feeling like a cocktail, I'll make this iteration of a Manhattan.

4 ounces of

2 ounces of Vya sweet vermouth, 2 ounces of Grand Marnier and 8 ounces of orange juice. Mix with ice in shaker and enjoy ~3 glasses.

The other day I asked some alcoholic buddies where I should begin with scotch. I've had it before but it just never appealed to me. They all agreed on a recommendation, so I swung by Schneiders on the way from work yesterday and bought a bottle of

Looking forward to trying it tonight.