Whisky thread

  • Fri, Jan 12, 2018 8:38 PM
    posted by fish82

    Picked up a bottle of McClelland about a week ago, just out of curiosity what a $17 single would taste like.

    Surprisingly, it sucked less than expected.

    Laphroaig is down to $41 at my local store...best bang for the buck out there IMO.

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    Fri, Jan 12, 2018 8:50 PM
    posted by fish82

    Picked up a bottle of McClelland about a week ago, just out of curiosity what a $17 single would taste like.

    Surprisingly, it sucked less than expected.

    Laphroaig is down to $41 at my local store...best bang for the buck out there IMO.

    For $17 I'll have to give it a try if I see it somewhere.

    Anyone have a favorite whiskey based cocktail? I love a manhattan or an old fashioned. I've never tried a scotch cocktail, but this list looks pretty good:

    http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/10/5-essential-scotch-cocktails-best-scotch-whisky-cocktail-recipes-to-make-at-home.html

    I might pick up a bottle of Famous Grous and give a few a try. At the very least I'm sure I'll like a Rob Roy.

    Sat, Jan 13, 2018 1:59 AM
    posted by justincredible

    For $17 I'll have to give it a try if I see it somewhere.

    Anyone have a favorite whiskey based cocktail? I love a manhattan or an old fashioned. I've never tried a scotch cocktail, but this list looks pretty good:

    http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/10/5-essential-scotch-cocktails-best-scotch-whisky-cocktail-recipes-to-make-at-home.html

    I might pick up a bottle of Famous Grous and give a few a try. At the very least I'm sure I'll like a Rob Roy.

    I like a good Rob Roy.  Love an Old Fashioned (not with Scotch, obviously).

    Mon, Jan 15, 2018 2:15 PM
    posted by justincredible

    For $17 I'll have to give it a try if I see it somewhere.

    Anyone have a favorite whiskey based cocktail? I love a manhattan or an old fashioned. I've never tried a scotch cocktail, but this list looks pretty good:

    http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/10/5-essential-scotch-cocktails-best-scotch-whisky-cocktail-recipes-to-make-at-home.html

    I might pick up a bottle of Famous Grous and give a few a try. At the very least I'm sure I'll like a Rob Roy.

    Yeah, thats a good list. I've found you can still do a bourbon cocktail with scotch. Some are decent, some are not, all depends on taste.

    In my rotation:

    Old Fashioned

    Manhatten 

    Whiskey Sidecar (Whiskey, orange liqueur, and lemon juice) 

    Whiskey Sour

    Mint Julip 

    Whiskey and pick your favorite pop 

    Mon, Jan 15, 2018 4:34 PM

    Macallan 12 last night.  Smooth.  Not very complex and way too sweet for me.

    Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:08 PM
    posted by Con_Alma

    Macallan 12 last night.  Smooth.  Not very complex and way too sweet for me.

    Odd, probably my favorite Scotch that I have tried.

    Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:17 PM

    I love Macallan as well, but there is no smoke/peat to it at all. 

    Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:21 PM
    posted by justincredible

    For $17 I'll have to give it a try if I see it somewhere.

    Anyone have a favorite whiskey based cocktail? I love a manhattan or an old fashioned. I've never tried a scotch cocktail, but this list looks pretty good:

    http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/10/5-essential-scotch-cocktails-best-scotch-whisky-cocktail-recipes-to-make-at-home.html

    I might pick up a bottle of Famous Grous and give a few a try. At the very least I'm sure I'll like a Rob Roy.

    I really like old fashions and kentucky mules if I'm going the cocktail route. Will also order Manhattans if the mood strikes.

    Fri, Jan 19, 2018 12:42 PM

    I think I'm going to run to Party Source tonight and pick up a bottle of blended scotch and bitters (already have vermouth and oranges) to make a Rob Roy. Anyone have a goto blended scotch that isn't too expensive? I'm leaning towards Famous Grouse ($18.99) right now, I've heard it's pretty good from numerous sources.

    Fri, Feb 9, 2018 10:27 AM

    Bought a bottle of this.  It has just enough peat influence but the best part was how evenly it was balanced with sweetness.  I generally don't like sweet scotches but the balance of Peat and sweet made this very nice.

    Fri, Feb 9, 2018 11:03 AM

    How much does that run? I'm in the market for a new scotch and would like to try something new.

    Fri, Feb 9, 2018 11:11 AM

    It was just over $60 but worth it.  I think the HIghland Park 12 is supposed to be similar and it's about $15 cheaper.  That's going to be my next try.

    Sun, Feb 11, 2018 9:49 AM

    Wedding last night had a Bourbon Bar, with a bunch of different types. The 1792 Small Batch was my favorite. Might have to go buy a bottle soon.

    Sun, Feb 11, 2018 10:30 AM
    posted by Con_Alma

    It was just over $60 but worth it.  I think the HIghland Park 12 is supposed to be similar and it's about $15 cheaper.  That's going to be my next try.

    Thanks, I might give it a try.

    I finished my bottle of Basil Hayden's last night, it had been down to the last drink for a while.

    Thu, Feb 15, 2018 5:49 PM

    Splurged on a glass of Lagavulin 16 year with my birthday dinner tonight. 👌👌

    Thu, Feb 15, 2018 7:46 PM
    posted by Con_Alma

    Bought a bottle of this.  It has just enough peat influence but the best part was how evenly it was balanced with sweetness.  I generally don't like sweet scotches but the balance of Peat and sweet made this very nice.

    I'm definitely a fan.  I'm not normally a smack-you-in-the-face-with-peat kind of guy, so the balance this gives is perfect.  It's sweet, sure, but with enough peat, it sort of cuts it a bit.

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 11:03 AM
    posted by justincredible

    Splurged on a glass of Lagavulin 16 year with my birthday dinner tonight. 👌👌

    Happy birthday .............what did that set you back? 

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 11:25 AM
    posted by QuakerOats

    Happy birthday .............what did that set you back? 

    Thanks. It was $30. Not cheap, but it was the best scotch I've had yet. 

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 5:01 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Splurged on a glass of Lagavulin 16 year with my birthday dinner tonight. 👌👌

    Happy Birthday. Also what did you pair it with?

    Fri, Feb 16, 2018 5:29 PM
    posted by superman

    Happy Birthday. Also what did you pair it with?

    AJ Green (14 oz strip) with the Collinsworth topping at The Precinct. 

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