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Re: Talking Whisk(e)y
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2017, 08:39:48 AM »
It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm a fan of Monkey Shoulder.

It doesn't break the bank, it's smooth, and it's easy to sip on.

If I'm looking to break the bank I'll grab some Blue Label.. but those trips to the liquor store are pretty few and far between.

One of my buddies was asking me about scotch the other weekend and it was funny. Conversation went like this:

Him: "So, what's the best type of scotch that you'd recommend?"
Me: "That's tough to say, what do you look for in a scotch?"
Him: "I don't know, I usually just mix it with Pepsi"
Me: "Ok then, buy the largest and cheapest bottle possible..."
Him: "What about the taste? I want something that tastes good."
Me: "If you don't like the taste, just add more Pepsi."

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Re: Talking Whisk(e)y
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2017, 10:59:22 AM »
I'm not a rye drinker.  But there's a newer local rye producer here in Maryland. 

Sagamore Spirits is supposed to be really good.  That's the guy from Under Armor.

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Re: Talking Whisk(e)y
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2017, 08:52:31 PM »
Larceny Bourbon...

It's a Heaven Hill (my favorite Bourbon distillery) and it's worth the price  :-\. (Others are better than their price from Heaven Hill.)

It's good. Missing some oil (my preference) but if you like a rich, sweet bourbon that makes you think of ? toasted nuts and honestly grapenuts with maybe a little tropical fruit it's a solid choice. Wheat is obvious.

I can't help but think this is conforming to the market. Cheap grain bill and sweet. And these guys make Elijah Craig 12 year... One of my top ten whiskies. And Evan Williams Single Barrel which is a great value if you like charred toast.

What can I say. Worth the price.

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Re: Talking Whisk(e)y
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 05:21:58 PM »
Another odd recommendation... Kirkland 10 Year Tawny Porto.

I'm a Porto snob. I used to collect vintages when I was in my 20s (before having a kid). This will in no way compare to a vintage Kopke Colheita. But it's a damn fine Tawny for $16. It's basic. Garnet color and all the flavors are right. No great depth and the alcohol is too hot but it's solid. A good competitor to my favorite budget Porto Noval's LBV. I prefer the structure of a bottle aged but this Tawny will not disappoint. And you won't feel guilty for drinking it!

You could do a lot worse on Valentine's than have a solid Porto and great chocolates (I'd prefer Gorgonzola or Shropshire but who's counting). I think most couples would benefit from a night of Porto and exotic chocolates.

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Re: Talking Whisk(e)y
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2018, 10:09:06 AM »
Honestly have a hard time finding exceptional ports here in PA. My usual is either Bin 27 or Taylor Fladgate. My wife went to Porto and brought back a bottle of something phenominal, though. I'll see if I can get the name.
Now I want port...

Found a bottle of Clyde May's straight bourbon whiskey. Very tasty on it's own, but mixes surprisingly well.

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Re: Talking Whisk(e)y
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2018, 06:18:14 PM »
...Kopke Colheita...

My wife and I did actually try that during our year of being Port enthusiasts.  One of our favorites, according to my old notes.

I tend to prefer Ruby Port -- it reminds me of the Manischewitz and Mogen David we used to have when I was a kid. 8)