Whiskey afficianados

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by locutus, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You really should get an edition of "Whiskey Advocate."

    I just finished reading it for the first time during the holidays.

    What a great read for the lover of good whiskey!

    Try it! You'll like it!:)
     
  2. nitestalker

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    I like Scotch. While I was in Scotland I visited the National Whisky Museum Of Scotland. I was also able during my travels to visit many of the countries distillers. Many of the small local stills made some fine single malt never seen outside the country.:)
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Always been a bourbon guy myself, never had scotch, but considering my scotch/Irish heritage I probably should.
     
  4. nitestalker

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    Sputnick88 I really enjoy a good Ky Bourbon. No problem here. The Scotch Irish who settled in Ky were trying to produce their Scotch when they made their first Bourbons.
    The Japanese are the largest consumer of Scotch after the U.S. Japan owns a number of the Scotch Labels.
     
  5. kytowboater

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    Have you done the bourbon trail yet? I'm wanting to this spring. My dad did it last year, said it was a real good time.
     
  6. SSGSF

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    I want to go on the bourbon trail too. I know I would have fun.
     
  7. steadyshot

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    95% of all bourbon is distilled and aged in Kentucky.
     
  8. nicklarimore

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    100% of bourbon is made and aged in ky. It's a stipulation to be able to put bourbon on the label.
     
  9. Gatoragn

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    That is why Jack Daniels is known as Tennessee sippin' whiskey

    Knob Creek, Maker's Mark and Woodford Reserve all trip my trigger. :cool:
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Let me get this straight....
    You are suggesting that I pick up a book, and read it, to determine which whiskey I like best?

    I prefer my method of taste testing.:)
     
  11. Yunus

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    What the hell is a "Whisket afficianado"? :rolleyes::D

    Bourbon is like a brand name and not a definitive style of Whiskey, plenty of Whiskey's made outside the area can taste like Bourbon just not labeled as Bourbon.

    Also Whiskey Advocate has a good website that provides reviews and average costs.
     
  12. nitestalker

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    Not true. The unique lime stone low iron natural water found in Ky just makes a better whiskey. The word Bourbon does insure that you are buying a quality product. There is a reason that whiskey drinkers have preferred Ky Bourbon over just whiskey for more than 200 years.:)
     
  13. nicklarimore

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    ^this. Nothing like a nice glass full of ice and pappy or basil Hayden
     
  14. PanBaccha

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    Jack Daniels has always been on the table for me. :D
     
  15. lastrebel70

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    I told my wife just a couple of weeks ago that I want to do this.
     
  16. chloeshooter

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    Maker's Mark is my spirit of choice. They recently announced that they would dilute their product 2-3% due to shortages. Apparently the sentiment against that from folks like myself caused them to reverse their decision.

    Good thinkin', I'll keep drinkin'
     

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  17. Yunus

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    Sure but even exporting water, corn, yeast from KY to NY and doing the stilling in NY means you can't label it Bourbon.
     
  18. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's a magazine, not a book.

    It doesn't tell you what to like, it just gives you the opinions of a few real harecore whiskey afficianados, and reports on small distillers that you might never have heard of.

    Barnes and noble carries it here/.
     
  19. steadyshot

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    Think bourbon can only be made in Kentucky? You’re not alone. The fact is, however, any state in the union can make bourbon.

    They make bourbon in Texas as a matter of fact.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. downsouth

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    Jack Daniels is sour mash