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Need advice on whiskey
« on: April 02, 2017, 05:16:50 PM »
I'm not a drinker and never have been so i know jack about liquor. I have a good friend who loves kicking back with a good whiskey. He's done me right several times lately unasked and in a big way. We are always giving and trading knives so i want to do something different to show my appreciation and that's going to be a good whiskey.

I need advice on a high quality whiskey that he would appreciate and that I wouldn't be ashamed to give. Please let 'er fly.
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    Re: Need advice on whiskey
    « Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 05:20:14 PM »
    Wild Turkey or Jack Daniel's #7 (always a go to for many), now if he has a sweet tooth go for wild turkey honey or Fireball whiskey (it's mixed with cinnamon). I recommend Canadian Club for social occasions.
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    Re: Need advice on whiskey
    « Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 05:28:24 PM »
    I'd send you some from my cousin's distillery, but I don't he's legally allowed to ship it out of the state.   There are all sorts of crazy rules he has to follow about that kind of thing.
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    « Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 05:32:48 PM »
    Now if you want the best bang for your buck, go with Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old ($44.99) or Corsair Quinoa Whiskey ($49.99), they ain't cheap, but it will satisfy any whiskey drinker, I swear, my brother loves these two and he is hard to get a gift for on Christmas. I like the 2nd one btw.
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    Re: Need advice on whiskey
    « Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 05:46:43 PM »
    George Dickel, Knob Creek, Bulleit bourbon, or Buffalo trace are all good. My preferred favourite out of this list is Knob Creek, though.

    Now regarding scotch whisky, then my house whisky is Speyburn 10. It's delightful and because I do not drink often, it is priced just right for this college student.
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    « Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 06:24:20 PM »
    Jefferson's Reserve is my personal favorite.
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    « Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 08:08:20 PM »
    If he's a John Wick fan there's always Blantons.

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    « Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 09:12:21 PM »
    What's your opinions on Jameson's, Makers Mark or Tullamore?
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    « Reply #8 on: April 02, 2017, 09:14:50 PM »
    If he's a John Wick fan there's always Blantons.

    https://www.blantonsbourbon.com

    He's a huge Wick fan. That's a cool twist and may well be the ticket. Thank you CF97
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    « Reply #9 on: April 02, 2017, 09:43:36 PM »
    He's a huge Wick fan. That's a cool twist and may well be the ticket. Thank you CF97

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    « Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 10:59:23 PM »
    Wild Turkey or Jack Daniel's #7 (always a go to for many), now if he has a sweet tooth go for wild turkey honey or Fireball whiskey (it's mixed with cinnamon). I recommend Canadian Club for social occasions.

    You can safely ignore this post,  save maybe for the Fireball.   

    There isn't anything wrong with Jack Black or Canadian Club,  but one doesn't buy well liquor for a friend that's recently done them a favor.
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    « Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 11:00:59 PM »
       Sounds like a good choice though I haven't tried it  :thumbup1

    Maker's mark is good, I've never bought it myself but drank it often and it is GOOD.

      That said I prefer Canadian when I do whiskey.  Bourbon's just a wee sharp for me. 
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    « Reply #12 on: April 02, 2017, 11:02:20 PM »
    George Dickel, Knob Creek, Bulleit bourbon, or Buffalo trace are all good. My preferred favourite out of this list is Knob Creek, though.

    Now regarding scotch whisky, then my house whisky is Speyburn 10. It's delightful and because I do not drink often, it is priced just right for this college student.

    If he's into malt whisky (no letter e) that would be single malt scotch. I might offer a suggestion or two regarding a wee dram.  At last count my home bar had 64 expressions from more than 30 distilleries. I actually don't drink much.  More of a collector to share on occasion with friends.
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    « Reply #13 on: April 02, 2017, 11:05:14 PM »
    What's your opinions on Jameson's, Makers Mark or Tullamore?

    All are safe,  but I'd go Maker's first,  if you have no idea what his taste preference is.  Tullamore Dew is good stuff, and there's nothing really wrong with Jamison's, but one either likes it or doesn't.  You won't have that issue with Makers  (In my experience)


    As to a recommendation,  Single barrel 4 roses is pretty decent sipping whiskey for the price.  If you think he might be a Scotch Whisky man,  Glemorangie 10 yr is quite good for the price,  and mellow enough to fit most whisky/whiskey drinker's palltets.
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    « Reply #14 on: April 02, 2017, 11:44:43 PM »
    I'll be interested to hear the final verdict, so I can try it, as I have yet to find a whiskey that I can tolerate.  Black Forest Kirschwasser for me, thanks.
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    « Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 11:47:00 AM »
    The problem is that there are so many variations on the theme.  Canadian, Scotch, Irish, Bourbon (Kentucky), single-malt, double-malt, blended, etc.  If you knew the names of some of the whiskey/whisky brands he likes, it could give a good indication of his preferences. 
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    « Reply #17 on: April 03, 2017, 07:13:55 PM »
    After sampling all of them over the past fifty or so years, Maker's Mark.

    I latched onto a bottle as a gift about twenty years ago  and that's it took to get me to leave Jack.

    Nothing like a warm wood stove or an outdoor wood fire and sitting back back with about three fingers of Maker's Mark in an old fashioned glass and a comfortable chair.
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    « Reply #18 on: April 03, 2017, 09:15:38 PM »
    I was a Jack guy for 20 or more years.  Still like it but  over the last ten years I've moved to Maker's and then to Bulleit Rye


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    « Reply #19 on: April 03, 2017, 09:37:58 PM »
    I was a Jack guy for 20 or more years.  Still like it but  over the last ten years I've moved to Maker's and then to Bulleit Rye



    Well now you've gotta get him Bulleit. We have two votes for it  ;).
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    « Reply #20 on: April 04, 2017, 03:32:00 AM »
    What's your opinions on Jameson's, Makers Mark or Tullamore?

    Ummm .  .  .  Jameson's and Tullamore Dew are both Irish spirits and quite different in character to a bourbon like Maker's Mark.  The Irish stuff is a barley spirit, light bodied and smooth and is good either straight up or with a little splash of water.   Jameson's is my preference over the Tullamore Dew.  Another decent one is Bushmill's.  If you want a really nice bottle of the Irish I'd recommend Jameson's "Red Breast" as it is aged longer and has a bit more character to it. 

    Bourbon ( either Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey or its kissin' cousin Tennessee sour mash ) is primarily distilled from corn with a little wheat and/or rye added to give it a different character.  It will be a bit heavier bodied than the Irish and is often served over a single ice cube.   Maker's Mark is justifiably famous and a good choice but if the gift is intended to be something special you might want to consider one of the single barrel whiskeys.  Black Maple Hill is one of the all time best bourbons as is Blanton's, which has a lot to do with today's market for high dollar corn liquor.  If you would prefer a Tennessee sour mash whiskey I'd opt for the George Dickel #12 - good stuff.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #21 on: April 04, 2017, 09:18:37 AM »
    My preferences run to Bulleit (bourbon and rye), Roughstock (though I don't know if you can get that outside of Montana), and I enjoyed the Jefferson a buddy introduced me to last year, though it's expensive.  Scotch, I go with Laphroaig, Ardbeg, or, if you're not quite feeling the burning peat shed taste (you gall heathen), Macallan.

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    « Reply #22 on: April 04, 2017, 01:30:18 PM »
    I try to keep a bottle of George Dickle #12 around.  It's a Tennessee sour mash.  Makes a good sippin' whiskey.  You can find it at Liquor Barn, for around $20.
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    « Reply #23 on: April 04, 2017, 05:41:23 PM »
    Makers Mark is pretty good for an every day bourbon -- Makers 46 is a step up.

    Basil Hayden's is an old, somewhat mellow bourbon.

    Belleit bourbon is good, Bulleit rye is very good.

    Blanton's is my favorite -- I suggest that if you can find it.  A bit pricey and hard to find in a lot of places, especially after the success of John Wick.  Plus the hipsters discovered it.
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    « Reply #24 on: April 04, 2017, 05:54:50 PM »
    When I was a very young airman, I fell among evil companions who introduced me to Jameson's.  Once, when it was unavailable, I asked for Bushmill's, instead and was informed, quite vigorously, that Bushmill's was Protestant whiskey, and no one with taste or breeding would bother with it. ;)

    Around here, it's either Jameson's, Maker's Mark, or homemade stuff, although we do keep some Scotch around, for people who can't drink real whiskey. ;)
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