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Comfortable outside of my comfort zone~drinks
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:12:54 PM »
I, like many others, am a creature of habit. I have enjoyed the flavor of a particular brand of whiskey for the past few years.  However, Ive decided to branch out and see what else I may enjoy.  I have delved into the realm of the somewhat unthinkable, Japanese whiskey.  Ive always thought of the country of being the origin of good rice wine or Saki, which I do enjoy as well.  BUT, from the recommendation of my local store owner, I tried Sensei for a different take. It seemed to have good reviews and had a decent median price that I usually sample from of around $45.  I brought it home and didn?t open it for a few days as the weekend came around. Then, I did a taste taste compared to my usual, Knob Creek. 

The differences are absolutely notable on first encounter. The smell is sweeter and simpler, lacking the Smokey notes of American bourbon/whiskey.  This smells more like a scotch.  I tasted the same as the nose already hinted towards.  It?s a lesser complex yet compound flavor.  This is blended malt whiskey, which I have never heard of and explains the scotch flavor.  My overview, this is a very good venture and I plan on sipping more and other choices in the near future.  I highly suggest giving this a try. 

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Re: Comfortable outside of my comfort zone~drinks
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 12:28:45 AM »
I really like the knob creek 120, but my favorite is jeremiah weed bourbon liqueur
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Re: Comfortable outside of my comfort zone~drinks
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 10:15:50 AM »
If you like Japanese whiskey, try some Jim Beam. I heard that it was pretty decent.

But seriously, I cried the day they sold out.

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Re: Comfortable outside of my comfort zone~drinks
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 10:42:53 AM »
^^^^i agree with ken on this^^^^
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Re: Comfortable outside of my comfort zone~drinks
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 06:53:16 PM »
One positive thing I can say for the Japanese is that they have maintained a cultural awareness and reverence for CRAFTSMANSHIP, which most of our current generation in the US have no understanding nor grasp of!  Their Tea Ceremony is more about honor, respect and etiquette than the actual cup of tea.....at least THEY are unlikely to squeeze the last dollar out of the industry/company and wreck the product in the process.

That?s coming from someone who?s best friend?s father fought at Iwo Jima and heard some of the horror that he?d witnessed first hand.....
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 07:46:14 PM »
Tried something new today.




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Re: Comfortable outside of my comfort zone~drinks
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 07:56:00 PM »
Tried something new today.




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NICE!  NOTICE- it is very stout. I don?t even buy it because it will kick your butt. Haha I love the 100 proof. But any knob creek is a great flavor. It is a dream to go to the distillery in Loretto KY.  Have a sip for me!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 08:28:24 PM »
LOL 120 is a bit weaker than the single barrel jack i have....at 130....

one big cube and let is melt a bit to mellow!
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 10:15:52 PM »
You are one sophistimicated RedNeck!!

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 08:48:16 AM »
Knob Creek is bottled at Jim Beam - you get to wash your bottle (with Bourbon) and put it on the line and then after the wax is applied, drop a coin etc. atop it while it cools.  You pick it up/pay at end of tour; it?s single barrel - 120 proof. Beam was second best tour of the 9 I completed in two days. Worth the time!
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