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Whiskey connoisseurs (no apostrophe per the DOT grammar squad)
« on: December 18, 2017, 05:23:58 PM »
So one thing about hippy land is they like their liquor. Or maybe it's just the population density that can support these large establishments. However, with having all these breweries in this state I think its the former......

Anyhow so today the wife unit and I made our annual pre Christmas stop at one of these large discount retailers. As my wife picked out several cheap bottles of wine for family functions I strolled over to my favorite isle which is that of bourbon and whiskey. I took several minutes to scan the locked glass cases of very expensive 15+ year old brew. It was just shortly after that I stumbled across this and the name caught my eye......



which made me pick up a bottle and then read the back label and yes one of their products is in fact named Napalm :shocked:



So I didn't end up buying (I'm a sucker for my old regular Breckenridge manufacturer and they had a second run of a batch I have not tried yet) but wondered if any of you fellows have tried this brand? I will say that normally anything less than $50 a bottle usually isn't worth it in my experience.......
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 06:06:11 PM »
I think all that hippie-land green smoke has gone to your head Shawn... there shouldn't be an apostrophe in connoisseurs  :wink:   :knucklehead:

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 06:25:53 PM »
I think all that hippie-land green smoke has gone to your head Shawn... there shouldn't be an apostrophe in connoisseurs  :wink:   :knucklehead:

I didn?t spell check, so the answer is no you have not had any. Keep that up & we?ll lump you in with the likes of Ken! :huh:


Edit: I fixed the title for you......
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Re: Whiskey connoisseurs (no apostrophe per the DOT grammar squad)
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 06:37:53 PM »
I dunno... im thinking Ken might be wanting a friend, you guys are all so rough on him LOL
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 07:19:02 PM »
Hey Shawn,

If you evaluate that brew for us, should you use the weapons assessment format we developed? :likebutton:
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 07:22:07 PM »
Hey Shawn,

If you evaluate that brew for us, should you use the weapons assessment format we developed? :likebutton:

Don, I typically don?t drink and carry or play with weapons.  :tongue:
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 07:54:11 PM »
Good intel Nate, anyone actually put any of this product down your gullet?
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 08:32:31 PM »
lost me at cinnamon.....

i find that a lot of "boutique" whiskey is rebottled whiskey made by someone else.  Good on them for finding a marketing plan to play on their patriotism.

As for good whiskey, take a look at the Orphan Barrel series. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 08:40:48 PM »
Charles, I have enough expensive bad habits.......

This one needs to remain in check for now!
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 09:51:58 PM »
Anyone had Fireball....
.... don't really remember my last cinnamon adventure. Ugh

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 09:55:30 PM »
Anyone had Fireball....
.... don't really remember my last cinnamon adventure. Ugh

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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2017, 08:21:26 AM »
Good whisky is good. Bad whisky is.. .just that. I prefer bourbons but appreciate some of the single malts. If you get a chance to go to a Johnny Walker tasting night go for it. It's fun.

I went in Boston and first they give you a nice (decent, not amazing) steak dinner. Then they put a placemat in front of you with a map of Scotland with small circles on the outside and arrows to the locations of all the distilleries that Johnny Walker uses. On each of these circles went a small shot of the single malt made by that distiller. At the top were shots of Johnny Walker black and one of blue.

They had a master distiller of theirs (iirc he was 1 of only 3 or 4 people that they have in that role) in a kilt who gave a slide show. They had a small oven burning peat in the corner the whole night for ambience. The slide show had pictures of all the single malt distillers locations, building etc. He would provide descriptions of all the single malts- the flavor, aroma, peat intensity etc. And you would taste them. Then having gone through all of them you tried the blended versions from Johnny Walker. It was amazing how each of the single malts vary so much and vary from year to year but JW takes all those and blends them to have a single flavor. And the master distillers do it only by smell.

Makes for a fun night.

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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2017, 08:26:13 AM »
I?m a bourbon guy but do enjoy a single malt occasionally.  It?s a shame my team at work thinks I?m a scotch guy. I have a barely tapped bottle of Blue, a bottle and a 1/2 of macallen 18 and a new bottle of 18 macallen oak cask. 


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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2017, 11:56:04 AM »
I?m a bourbon guy but do enjoy a single malt occasionally.  It?s a shame my team at work thinks I?m a scotch guy. I have a barely tapped bottle of Blue, a bottle and a 1/2 of macallen 18 and a new bottle of 18 macallen oak cask. 


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Well Charles, feel free to package up that bottle of Blue and send it my way, and I'll swap you a few bottles of Maker's 46, or a Barrel Strength.....buddy who just passed gave me my only taste of "Blue" when his dog finished his Dual Champion title......now that was gOOd stuff!
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 01:42:10 PM »
x2 I'll take any of those single malts off your hands!

Leadslingers appears to be a small batch distillery in OK. I'd say they're the real deal and would be willing to give it a taste test if I could find it up here.
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2017, 05:06:26 PM »
I have some pretty great customers.
Yeah I'm a simpleton... I'll take some good ole Jack any day.

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2017, 05:45:40 PM »
I have some pretty great customers.
Yeah I'm a simpleton... I'll take some good ole Jack any day.

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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 07:27:21 PM »
That?s actually one of my new favs. That?s 94 proof. They have a barrel strength version that is 130


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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 09:55:12 PM »
Good to know. I'll be trying it this weekend.
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2017, 10:41:54 AM »
Good to know. I'll be trying it this weekend.
I'm not a huge No7 fan, but that one is really nice.
Need to see if I can find the high test one now too...
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2017, 06:13:04 PM »
Ok. I think this will fit nicely here.  I ordered a silicone 2 inch ice cube tray. (BPA free, of course ).






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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2017, 06:16:42 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HVFXOZY?psc=1


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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2017, 07:40:35 PM »
Darn you Charles...... :angry:

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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2017, 07:47:58 PM »
I?m here to serve.


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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2017, 08:42:07 PM »
I?m here to serve.


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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2017, 09:24:41 PM »
If you?re gonna go. Go all out.
https://shop.themacallan.com/products/ice-ball-maker

Shawn it?s out of stock so you can?t blame me.

It?s solid copper and presses a ball out of a square. 



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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2017, 11:07:33 AM »
I used to have some 1" square plastic of some sort ice cube that were filled with water. You could freeze them and then put them in a drink so it wouldn't water it down. Gradually lost them over time but they were great for whiskeys.

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« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2017, 11:32:22 AM »
Wilbur, if you were an alcoholic...urr, I mean connoisseur like Charles, you would know how much whiskey to add to up the percentage of booze/water.  ;P

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« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2017, 12:06:57 PM »
Seasoned connoisseur , Ken.

They also make soapstone cubes you keep frozen to chill good scotch. I was told many years ago that anything 18 or older , you never put ice in.  Ken is right. If you have one big cube then there is a drinking pace that allows for the perfect amount of water to be introduced.  Too slow and it gets watery.  Too fast and welll....


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« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2017, 09:00:45 AM »
I have very little experience here but a good friend of mine uses these heavy steel squares, much like the soapstone cubes I assume. They work well in a good ol coke n crown


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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2018, 07:43:59 PM »
Mike,Mike,Mike!

This is for you. Thought I?d give it a try.






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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2018, 09:01:52 PM »
Mike,Mike,Mike!

This is for you. Thought I?d give it a try.






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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2018, 09:18:41 PM »
I don't think its worth it personally.  I much prefer the barrel strength jack single barrel.  It very much like makers just a wee bit hotter.

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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2018, 08:14:50 AM »
 That particular 46 is kind of a Frankenstein type development. I?ve not been there to experience it firsthand yet, but I understand you can experiment with multiple different combinations of chard staves to put into the barrel for the secondary aging process. Makers has built and developed a new hillside cold aging cave specifically for this rollout.  I?ve not tried any yet firsthand, and look forward to it!  There are several different ones out in a big name beverage depot near me-I guess I?ll have to pick one & see what I think. My point is that you may not like one yet you may love another.

 Again, feel free to send that swill to me and I?ll give it a proper burial !
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