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Whiskey noob

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tele-nova, May 3, 2021.

  1. kbold

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    At a price point I am comfortable with: Auchentoshan (triple distilled single malt Scotch whiskey).
     
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    I have been enjoying Buffalo Trace and Basil Hayden's as of late. Reasonably priced and good for sipping.
     
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    David Nicholson. a bit more money than Maker's, but less money than a lot. never had better at any price
     
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    Irish for me. I like Red Breast, and I can get it a my local Sam's club for $49.00. Hard to beat it. I little further up the ladder is Red Breast Cask Strength. It has some bite to it. My favorite around the house whiskey is Green Spot, about $65 to $70 in my area. I have a bottle of 18 year old Jameson in my pantry, waiting for the right occasion.
     
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    Anyone tried makers mark 46? That may be my next bourbon purchase.
     
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    yes. Smooth finish, a little more burn and slightly more intense woody notes, less vanilla. I’ve gone through 2 bottles maybe over the past few years. In the end I like the original better
     
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    Black Bushmills is great. Give Red Breast a try. Smooth as a baby's butt!
     
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    Maker's Mark is very good bourbon. For single-malt Scotch I'm partial to Dalwhinnie 15. Very smooth.
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    Almost grabbed the red breast today but decided on highland park!
     
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    Yes, I like it.
    Conversely, I would not buy Bulleit for a mixer. Just don’t like it.
     
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    I’m more of a Scotch than Irish fan, but that Redbreast really is pretty good.

    My “go to” is The Macallan 12 year old but I also like Highland Park and Springbank.

    And while I’m not much on bourbon I recently received a bottle of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked that I enjoyed.
     
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    I like Canadian whiskys - Crown Royal or Canadian Club. Neat, but over chilled cubes.
     
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    A whiskey connoisseur took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. In the end, it is Maker's Mark. Like @getbent, I settled for Black Bushmills Irish Whiskey for a bit o' variety too.
     
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    Going to watch you two....talking about everything xrayted :rolleyes:
     
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    I bought it by mistake and discovered it was nuttier, smoother and slightly sweeter than stock WFR. I also like Jefferson’s Ocean Aged Small Barrel and Sinatra Select for the same reason. On top is Blanton’s Single barrel-if you can find it. Haven’t tried BT yet but I still think there’s time.
     
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    Lower shelf I really like Jamison's.

    Middle shelf I really like Larceny. On the rocks, nice and smooth, not too sweet. Very little hangover effect compared to many.

    Upper shelf I really like McCallan 12 or longer. Smokier, Caol Ila.

    Corn whiskey gives me bad heartburn! I can do many shots of tequila, but just a couple of sips of Jack and it's Tum's or Rolaids time. Sour mash is yucky!
     
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    Went to get a new bottle of Buffalo Trace and saw a bottle of Old Forester 1910. Love 1920, so I figured I'd give it a shot. It is fantastic! Sweet caramel with just enough bite. Well worth the $60 and will prob be my new daily drinker

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