Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by GhostOfPelleur, Feb 10, 2017.
Don Julio has a new clear Anejo Tequila that is ultra smooth. Definitely worth a try
This is one of my favorite Bourbon's
Four Roses Single Barrel - Barrel Strength. They make it in batches of 250 bottles. The proof can range with 105+-120+. Make sure it is Barrel Strength. It has a long finish with hints of Cinnamon and Vanilla.
I will have to check that out.
What is the best scotch that will change my mind?
It's hard to say. People have different tastes. If you don't like any whiskey then I have a hard time thinking you'll enjoy scotch. I'm not a scotch expert by any means, but I've had about a dozen different styles and I've been drinking whiskey for years. If you had a whiskey you did like, I might be able to point you in a decent direction.
If you like more sweet and smooth, you might start with Glenlivet. If you like a little more robust flavor with some smoke, Caol Ila might be up your alley. If you want the peaty flavor with smoke, Laphroaig could be your calling (not my cup of tea as I've already mentioned on this thread).
From my experience, single malt scotch is not going to give you a really sweet whiskey flavor some bourbons or Canadian styles will.
That said, I've not delved into the blended scotch market much, so I'm very much a scotch novice.
Copy!,,, my bad. ( guess I mentally filed it in the clear liquor category, and pressed on)
I've not sampled ' bulliet' brand bourbon just yet!
Will more than likely file my reported findings on the that brand about half way thru it( @GhostOfPelleur will more than likely issue another stern reprimand,but since being half way thru the bottle,it won't really matter,,,)
Not sure what I'd reprimand?
BTW, Bulliet has a good rye, if you're into that sorta thing.
I'm gonna try this.
I remember my dad talking about the regular 4-roses whiskey, he kinda implied it was rot-gut,he said him and his best buddy ( whom I'm named after)
Were tooling down the road in a "48" something with a motor and wheels drinking that stuff and had a little .32 5 shot break top revolver in the glove box( western slope of rockies) and a hawk perched on a telephone pole and dad said he dropped that hawk on a 60 m.p.h. drive-by
Apparently it's some pretty good accuracy juice
There is a HUGE difference between the inexpensive Four Roses and the Single Barrel Barrel Strength
not a big scotch drinker but always keep a bottle around
have some macallan right now
gonna try the four roses i think (single barrel)
4 Roses routinely get good praise. I just haven't gotten to it yet.
If you want to drink good whisky...find a bottle of 10 yr old Bushmills. You will never look back.
I'll just stick to fireball and continue making out with BBW's.
That's what I was thinking
V-man! So, now I've got on my list#1bulliet#2 single barrel 4- roses,,, #3 hang out more with @MileyDancer ,,,,
Four Roses was rotgut back in the 30s-50s but was discontinued by Segrams in the US market and unavailable in the states for over 40 years. It remained popular over seas especially in Japan. In 2002 Kirin from Japan bought the company and changed the recipe. A Japanese bourbon distilled in Kentucky. As mentioned the small batch is much better, but the original blend is drinkable and definitely not rotgut anymore.
Of the average priced bourbon, Buffalo Trace is my go to brand. Of the average priced scotch, I like The Famous Grouse. If you go to a tavern in Scotland, you'll see a lot of the locals drinking Famous Grouse. If you're new to scotch, I'd start with Glenmorangie. It's a smooth drinking scotch and not too peaty. If you like peat and want a taste similar to smoked bark and seaweed then Laphroaig is one to try. I can't stand the stuff, but it's the real deal old school single malt. As far as blends go, I think Jerry has it right with the Johnny Walker black label.
Barrel Strength! They make a Single Barrel and a Single Barrel Barrel Strength.
I have 3 go to Whiskeys (all in the $55-$65 range)
Nikka Coffy Grain
Four Roses Single Barrel Barrel Strength
Excellent post and write up
( I bet $1.00 the labeling on the product,,, red roses,played a significant factor as to it's continued popularity over in Japan)