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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #390 on: July 13, 2017, 12:45:46 pm »
Of the scotchs of that style/region, I still prefer Balvenie's line to Macallan just 1 to 1. I think their 21 beats Macallan's 21 and I think their 14 is better than Macallan's 15.
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« Reply #391 on: July 13, 2017, 12:52:55 pm »
Of the scotchs of that style/region, I still prefer Balvenie's line to Macallan just 1 to 1. I think their 21 beats Macallan's 21 and I think their 14 is better than Macallan's 15.

I prefer Highlands to Speyside, but I'm not kicking either out of bed.  It's just easier to find Macallan....

The Mrs did pick up a Charity Glenlivet tasting which is intriguing.  It's not my preferred choice, but if I can get into the 21+'s I'll be pretty happy as I would never drop the cash for it.
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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #392 on: May 07, 2018, 11:56:32 am »
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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #393 on: May 07, 2018, 02:52:53 pm »
I went to Scotland last week, and drank Scotch.

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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #394 on: May 08, 2018, 11:00:44 am »
I went to Scotland last week, and drank Scotch.

That's cool. I'd be interested in hearing what you tried and what stood out.

One of my huge regrets is that more than a decade ago I took a solo roadtrip through Scotland for 4 days and didn't even consider visiting any distilleries because I wasn't into whiskey then. Jesus Fuck, that could have been a great few days followed almost certainly by my death.
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« Reply #395 on: May 08, 2018, 03:18:40 pm »
I went to Scotland last week, and drank Scotch.

That's cool. I'd be interested in hearing what you tried and what stood out.

One of my huge regrets is that more than a decade ago I took a solo roadtrip through Scotland for 4 days and didn't even consider visiting any distilleries because I wasn't into whiskey then. Jesus Fuck, that could have been a great few days followed almost certainly by my death.

Did not visit distilleries. Didn't have time. Was busy at castles and cathedrals. Lovely country, aye.
Drank Famous Grouse, and Glenfidditch, which were both fine, and some local stouts as well.
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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #396 on: May 08, 2018, 03:35:30 pm »
Pretty much all I drink now is Famous Grouse because it's cheap and it's good. Would love to see if there's any difference between the Grouse in Scotland and that which is here.
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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #397 on: June 22, 2018, 01:30:27 pm »
Anyone been out to Louisville/Lexington? Going there for a week soon. Buffalo Trace, Jefferson's Reserve, and Woodford Reserve are definitely on the list, but wondering about some smaller distilleries that may not be on our radar. We're driving so we can bring back bottles.

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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #398 on: June 22, 2018, 03:09:14 pm »
make sure you grab, all the blantons you can, at buffalo trace.

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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #399 on: June 22, 2018, 03:12:51 pm »
Anyone been out to Louisville/Lexington? Going there for a week soon.
Yes I have. Are you going for Breeder's Cup?
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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #400 on: June 27, 2018, 10:34:23 am »
No, we're just going for the bourbon.

Don't hate me, but I don't like Blantons. It's too spicy for me. Husband loves it though.

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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #401 on: June 27, 2018, 11:37:22 am »
I always really liked Blanton's but often wondered how much of that was due to that cute lil horse on the cork. Goddamn I did love those corks.
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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #402 on: August 06, 2018, 10:53:49 am »
Just got back!

If you ever get the chance to go out and travel around, do not miss the 2 hour tour at Buffalo Trace. And ask for Freddie if you can. He was amazing, and the tour and tasting there was the highlight of the trip.

Between the distilleries, bars, and making new friends, we had a great time. Even got to sample some 23 year old Pappy, which did not disappoint.

Here's where we went:

Buffalo Trace - the best tour and tasting, awesome place and they're expanding. Would love to go back.
Woodford Reserve - tasting was excellent, and nice setting
Kentucky Artisan (makers of Jefferson's Reserve) - just did a tasting, but loved the place!
Barton 1792 - no, we didn't see the collapsed warehouse
Heaven Hill (good history presentation, but the whole place smelled terribly of too-sweet candles)
Wild Turkey - didn't get to take the tour, but really liked their visitor's center
Maker's Mark - great tour, and perfect setting there!
Evan Williams Experience (did the speakeasy tasting - good tasting, but too touristy...)
 
Drank:
Buffalo trace white dog mash #2
Buffalo trace
Buffalo trace bourbon cream
Eagle Rare
EH Taylor Single Barrel
EH Taylor Four Grain
Weller Special Reserve
Weller 12
Pappy 23 year
Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Woodford Reserve Batch Proof
Very old Barton
Barton 1792
Barton chocolate bourbon cream
Jefferson's Ocean
Jefferson's ocean cask Strength
Jefferson's Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask finished
Jefferson's Groth
Jefferson's Barrel Aged Manhattan
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark Cask Strength
Maker's 46
Maker's Private Select - distillery taster's version
Maker's Private Select - Bluegrass tavern version
Wild Turkey Rare breed barrel proof
Evan Williams Bottled in bond
Pykesville Rye
Evan Williams 12
Elijah Craig 12

Everything was great. Highlights were the Pappy, Weller 12, Elijah Craig 12, and the Maker's private select.



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Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #403 on: August 06, 2018, 10:55:30 am »
Damn..pretty cool chick!

Re: The Whisk(e)y Thread
« Reply #404 on: December 19, 2018, 12:33:52 pm »
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