Whiskey Lovers

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by TravisS, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Antti

    Antti Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    Islay Mist is the cheapest edible whisky around where Masa and I live. It has become a staple in our household.

    Sometimes Kolme Leijonaa has been acceptable as well, but it changes batch to batch so it's too irregular for my tastes. Islay Mist costs only a little extra and has always been good.
     
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  2. masa

    masa Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Haven't opened Nikka yet, but had Nikka Blended Malt few years ago. If my memory serves it tasted more like a Scotch thou.
     
  3. TravisS

    TravisS Helping Make Others Stronger

    Picked up a few more bottles in the past months.

    High West Mid Winters Nights Dram(blend of rye whiskies)
    Willett Family Estate 5 yr old Rye
    Joseph Magnus Bourbon(finished in cognac and 2 different sherry barrels)
    Corsair Ryemageddon(cork dorks store pick) its a single barrel rye whiskey at cask strength.
     
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  4. masa

    masa Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    I agree. I've moved towards Islay Mist too due to lack of homogeneous in Kolme Leijonaa.
     
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  5. masa

    masa Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Kanpai!
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  6. Marc

    Marc Helping Make Others Stronger

    I really like Scottish whisky.
    Just as with coffee I do not have a specific preferency for a special taste profile. If you invest in good quality it all tastes fantastic, the question only is which nuances.
    I like a milde Auchentoshan just as much as a smokey Lagavulin.
    Recently I tried Smokehead. Very, very smokey and peaty but if you take your time with it you will experience some sweet notes in the aftertaste. If you are looking for a new scotch experience I can recommend it!
    Would like to try an Irish whiskey. Any recommendations, guys?
     
  7. StrongestXen

    StrongestXen Admin Staff Member

    Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength
     
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  8. mark reinke

    mark reinke Double-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    If you're looking for incredible value in bourbon, try Henry McKenna single barrel 10 yr. It is "Bottled in Bond", and as such, 100 proof. A single ice cube or a bit of water cuts it nicely if you're not used to the 100 proof.
    If you can find it, Buffalo Trace is also a fantastic value.
     
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  9. Marc

    Marc Helping Make Others Stronger

    What is your opinion on diluting cask strength with tiny drops of water?
     
  10. mark reinke

    mark reinke Double-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    It's almost a necessity...

    As long as the water is good, it should help you actually taste it!
     
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  11. Marc

    Marc Helping Make Others Stronger

    Yes, thanks!
    There was even a scientific paper on iz recently.
    Which kind of water would you recommend? Distilled?
     
  12. mark reinke

    mark reinke Double-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    If I had to use something out of a bottle, it would be spring water or reverse osmosis. I have a nice filter at the house, so I just use the water from that.

    In the event that ice is involved, it's equally important that those ice cubes come from some sort of filtered or high quality spring water.
     
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  13. Marc

    Marc Helping Make Others Stronger

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    mark reinke Double-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

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