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Whiskey Clique

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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,263
    Dry January blows, especially after talking about whiskey all day 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    Dry January blows, especially after talking about whiskey all day 
    Good time to stock up!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    Dry January blows, especially after talking about whiskey all day 
    That’s why I don’t participate in dry January ;) 
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,988
    mcgruff10 said:
    DavidD said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    DavidD said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I have hinted at it a few times here but the bourbon situation is dumb and people are fucking dorks. The collecting, hoarding and secondary market for something you drink is annoying as shit.  Got an email from the PA state store for weller, old fitz and other cousins of pappy. Of course it wasn’t an option within 10 minutes of getting the email.  Then weller 12 is $350 online. Get the fuck outta here.

    I think I’ll stick to makers, Buffalo trace and drink nice scotch. Not contributing to that bullshit 
    Agree 100%.  What scotch are you into?  I’ve got six bottles right now and looking to get more.  
    Dalmore is a one of my favourites. Also the Balvenie 12-year-old but I’ve seen you’ve already tapped into one of those bottles. The Balvenie single barrel is a nice one as well

    I never had a highland before, I'm gonna have to look for it.  Bought a bottle of Laphoraig 10 yesterday.  They had Lagavulin 16 year for $71.99; I never had it before.  Worth a try?
    The Balvenie is a highland scotch. 
    I don’t mind a little bit of peat but not a fan of Smokey whiskey so I tend to stay away from the islay scotches. 
    I’m getting thirsty now. Thanks god it’s Friday.lol
    I thought Balvenie was a speyside? 
    You are right. For some reason I thought it was a highland 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,263
    bbiggs said:
    Dry January blows, especially after talking about whiskey all day 
    That’s why I don’t participate in dry January ;) 
    Yeah, it's dumb.  But now half way, I gotta finish it out. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    bbiggs said:
    Dry January blows, especially after talking about whiskey all day 
    That’s why I don’t participate in dry January ;) 
    Yeah, it's dumb.  But now half way, I gotta finish it out. 
    I m only drinking on Friday and saturday.  I picked up some bad habits during covid.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,263
    mcgruff10 said:
    bbiggs said:
    Dry January blows, especially after talking about whiskey all day 
    That’s why I don’t participate in dry January ;) 
    Yeah, it's dumb.  But now half way, I gotta finish it out. 
    I m only drinking on Friday and saturday.  I picked up some bad habits during covid.  
    Yeah man. Same, which is why I’m doing this. I was alright about not drinking during the week, but work would be brutal (which obviously no complaints), but I’d get to the weekend and drink my face off. A little break does a body good
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    bbiggs said:
    Dry January blows, especially after talking about whiskey all day 
    That’s why I don’t participate in dry January ;) 
    Yeah, it's dumb.  But now half way, I gotta finish it out. 
    Nah. Not dumb at all. Good to hit reset and take a break from time to time.  Good for you 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    I just bought old fashioned mix off of amazon.  Never had one before, any tips/suggestions?  Garnish with a cherry?  Orange?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    mcgruff10 said:
    I just bought old fashioned mix off of amazon.  Never had one before, any tips/suggestions?  Garnish with a cherry?  Orange?
    Whatever you use to sweeten it (simple syrup or sugar cubes), go light.  That is my recommendation.  Heavy bourbon, lighter on the sweetener, few dashes of orange Bitters and/or Bitters.  A lot of bars prepare them way too sweet imo.  A well prepared old fashioned is outstanding though.

  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    Oh, and I use Bulleit bourbon mostly.  Can go any direction you like, but it's a good one for an old fashioned.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    Excellent info biggs, thank you.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,836
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I just bought old fashioned mix off of amazon.  Never had one before, any tips/suggestions?  Garnish with a cherry?  Orange?
    Whatever you use to sweeten it (simple syrup or sugar cubes), go light.  That is my recommendation.  Heavy bourbon, lighter on the sweetener, few dashes of orange Bitters and/or Bitters.  A lot of bars prepare them way too sweet imo.  A well prepared old fashioned is outstanding though.

    I totally agree.  I think most bars that make them use simple syrup and use too much of it.  A quality bar that takes the time to make a quality Old Fashioned can't be beat.

    I'm def gonna make one later!  Mmmm!
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,553
    My mom got me a Lagavulin for my birthday.  It's not too bad!  
    I am still a big fan of Glenlivet.  I know it's not special, but it just finishes so damn smooth.  
    Lately I've been drinking more cachaça than anything.  It mixes well with anything and it's just uniquely delicious.  My local liquor joint carries 51, but I've been on the hunt for a Velho Barreiro...not sure it's even sold in the states.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    Gambs I love glenlivet 12, absolutely nothing wrong with that scotch.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,553
    mcgruff10 said:
    Gambs I love glenlivet 12, absolutely nothing wrong with that scotch.  
    Nothing flashy about it, but it knocks back real nice.  Not a bourbon out there that I would prefer more, and it's incredibly affordable too. 
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    Delish!!! Cheers everyone.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,395
    mcgruff10 said:
    Delish!!! Cheers everyone.  
    Man, that's a lot of ice!
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,988
    Depending on the mixed drink, I enjoy a lot of ice as well. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,395
    DavidD said:
    Depending on the mixed drink, I enjoy a lot of ice as well. 
    Mixed, sure.  Just bourbon, nope.
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,699
    DavidD said:
    Depending on the mixed drink, I enjoy a lot of ice as well. 
    Mixed, sure.  Just bourbon, nope.
    I'm thinking that's an Old Fashioned and not just straight bourbon.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    edited January 29
    Yes it is an old fashion made with Buffalo trace. I  Forgot to include that, duh.   I enjoyed it but was good with one.   
    I drink bourbon and scotch neat.   
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,557
    I like mine with ice.  Usually a big sphere.
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    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,395
    I like mine with ice.  Usually a big sphere.
    Do you do an iced rock sphere or actual ice?

    Reason I ask is the flavor of it can change dramatically being cold and excess water.  In the end it's how you like it.
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,639
    For you bourbon nerds.....



  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,395
    For you bourbon nerds.....



    I’ve never seen a Full Proof out in the wild!
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,263
    For you bourbon nerds.....



    Wish they would price them higher retail. I said it a few pages back, but the bourbon and weller situation in general is incredibly frustrating and dumb. People suck 
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,553
    Lagavulin and Jason Isbell pair well when you're drinking alone.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,863
    First time I ve ever used a flask.  Not bad.  Cheers fellas 

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,557
    I like mine with ice.  Usually a big sphere.
    Do you do an iced rock sphere or actual ice?

    Reason I ask is the flavor of it can change dramatically being cold and excess water.  In the end it's how you like it.
    Actual ice. It dilutes it a bit but I like it.  
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2
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