What Whiskey are you Drinking Now?

Discussion in 'Other Beverages' started by Beersnake1, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,900) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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  2. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (2,258) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Nice! I have only seen the 1920 around here.
     
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  3. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,900) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Toss up between the two for me. Depends on the day. 1910 is so much smoother.
     
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  4. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Currently, like now, drinking this one part Glenfiddich 12 to seven part Monkey Shoulder blend...
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    I found this bottle a little young for drinking straight, so I took some advice from Ralfy.com and added back an aged version of one of the component malts. I should have mixed it in a separate bottle to do a three way taste. Hindsight. This bottle is drinking nicely tonight at any rate. Cheers!
     
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  5. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    It seems like we consolidated into one thread for all whisk(e)y when this part of the Forums returned. Do we want to restart the multiple threads for each style?

    I just killed a bottle of good Texas bourbon, so at least for this post I'm whiskey compliant :wink::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::
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    I thought we were missing one of us. Glad you're back @WesMantooth!

    Cheers!
     
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  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,301) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Good evening, all! It's been a while since I've been able to kick back with a wee dram, so let's make it a good one: Elijah Craig Small Batch. Cheers!

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  7. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    I sipped just a dash of this one:
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    ... to prepare for opening this one:
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    One of you good BAs gave me a rye whiskey shopping list back in April-May when the original "Other Beverages" forum was going. Maybe @jkblr? I owe a big thanks. I snagged this Rittenhouse BIB over the Russel's Reserve and Pikesville to save some pennies this round, and wow! For $25 it's about as good a neck pour as I've run across.

    Cheers!
     
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  8. Peach63

    Peach63 Aspirant (271) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    25 bucks? Dang, I'll have to look for it. I love rye! :grin:
     
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  9. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (2,258) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    No! Having multiple threads makes no sense - just like having different threads for different kinds of beers. I drink rye, scotch, and bourbon. Let's keep it simple.
     
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  10. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Sounds good to me. My whisk(e)y shelf right now is going five-wide into turn 1 with Scotch (single malt only), Irish, bourbon, rye and corn. I'm cool with keeping it all in here. Even the Canadians. :stuck_out_tongue::joy::stuck_out_tongue:
     
  11. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Sounds good to me. My whisk(e)y shelf i
    It's truly good.

    And frankly that Wild Turkey 101 is so high in rye, you might give it a try when trying to save pennies (if you haven't already; I paid $19.99 for my bottle FWIW). In fact, I wonder if the Turkey 101 isn't 51% corn and 49% rye — it's seriously spicy and full of rye .whatever the mash bill.
     
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  12. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Wasn't me. I normally buy 90+ % high rye mash stuff. I've seen that Rittenhouse BIB listed on a lot of best rye lists, and often not in context of price. I need to buy a bottle soon that isn't sourced from MGP, so maybe I'll give it a try as well.
     
  13. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    @dcotom maybe? Damn ... I should write these things down. Somebody very cool gave me a list of ryes to try that included Dickel, Rittenhouse, Russel's Reserve and Pikesville. Fortunately, I *did* write down the whiskey names, and so far that rye list is a solid 2-for-2 with at least a stand-up double on the Rittenhouse.

    If you do buy the Rittenhouse BIB, let us know what you think.
     
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  14. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (523) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Hey. Alright. Regular members and like and post here again. Glad to see. Been. Lurker since they brought this back since I am not a society member.
     
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  15. Peach63

    Peach63 Aspirant (271) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    By law, in the U.S., Rye whisky must be at least 51% rye. Try Canadian Club Chairman's Select 100% rye. I'll grab some Wild Turkey and report back. :slight_smile: And isn't Old Granddad mostly rye? :thinking_face:
     
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  16. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,191) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Old Grand Dad - 30% ,114 27% Rye
     
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  17. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,191) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    The WT 101 (Bourbon) pictured above is around 13% Rye ,WT 101 (Rye) is 51% Rye right at the minimum for Rye Whiskey.
     
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  18. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,900) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    A membership selection.
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  19. BeardedWalrus

    BeardedWalrus Disciple (351) Jun 5, 2018 North Carolina
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    At a friend's house, they were kind enough to offer me some Forty Creek. Glad there's more to Canadian whiskey than crown royal.
     
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  20. TimG_0913

    TimG_0913 Zealot (523) Oct 6, 2014 Delaware
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    This is pretty delicious. This bottle wont last long.

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  21. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good morning whisk(e)y drinkers
    Just finished an underwhelming Helles and some sausages after an overnight shift. I thought rye might be the answer
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    I really like this rye. Cheers!
     
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  22. Peach63

    Peach63 Aspirant (271) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    Interesting glass. Never seen one like that. Rye is my favorite. :yum:
     
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  23. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,900) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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  24. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Earned this dram with a wee walk along the local nature trail with my pal Huevos:
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    Sláinte!
     
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  25. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,900) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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  26. SILVER

    SILVER Devotee (435) Jan 3, 2007 Florida
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    I just saw this thread now. Almost done for the evening and sat down with a wee one of Claddagh.
     
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  27. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Yes! Ralfy strikes again. :grin::stuck_out_tongue: I love that dude.

    I've a feeling Ralfy would love this whiskey:
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    Cheers!
     
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  28. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    He's done a few rye reviews. That Monkey Shoulder blend is getting better by the week. Not long for this world now!
     
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  29. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    I've seen some of his bourbon reviews but not sure about the rye reviews. I'll check it out. And thanks for sharing about the Monkey Shoulder — it's always good to hear about a chemistry experiment gone good!

    Peat vs. rye — peat's turn:
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    Sláinte!
     
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  30. VictoryFlow

    VictoryFlow Initiate (11) Dec 3, 2019

    I prefer Woodford Reserve and Whistlepig straight Rye.
     
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  31. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Devotee (493) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    The whiskey that started my obsession with American whiskey was The Boss Hog V -Thr Spirit of Mauve from Whistlepig. 13 years old, 114P, finished in calvados casks. $500. Flavours that I wasn't even aware existed. I figured the standard 10yr Whistlepig straight rye would have to be good, but to my surprise, it bears zero resemblance to its oppulent finished counterpart. I had never understood the infamous "dill pickle rye note" until that bottle. It reminded me of pickle juice. Woodford on the other hand does a decent rye. Hoping to snag a bottle of Angel's Envy Rye finished in rum barrels.
     
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  32. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Home from running errands and felt like having a small glass...
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    This is a nice and drinkable Scotch, but I'm going for a little more depth in my next few drams
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    Cheers all!
     
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  33. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Devotee (493) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Willett Family Estate 3 year Rye

    Perhaps the most rye-forward rye I've ever had. It's all rye spice, cinnamon, orange peel, tea leaves, baking spice, pepper, and tannic oak. There's no mistaking this one for a bourbon. A dry, spicy, hot, and long finishing rye, with remarkable character and oak influence for a 3 year age statement. If you're into real rye-forward ryes, this is a must.
     
  34. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    The Peat Monster from Compass Box
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    Very nice whisky here. Definitely worth trying and I'll probably revisit in a bigger portion. Cheers!
     
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  35. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,081) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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  36. bobv

    bobv Poo-Bah (3,413) Feb 3, 2009 Vermont
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    The only good result of a tornado!!!
    Perfectly paired with (slightly smoked) Trosten!
    Cheers!!!

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    :yum:

    :beers:
     
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  37. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,900) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Still the most in your face rye I’ve had. I have a friend who asked me for such a recommendation and he ordered the 4 yr online and loved it.
    On a side note, their Noah’s Mill has a distinct chocolate flavor to it for anyone who is interested in something like that.
     
  38. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    This might have been better suited to the "what whiskey are you using in cocktails" thread, but sampling straight today...
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    A few drops of water and I'm good to go. Cheers!
     
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  39. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Devotee (493) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 Year Old.

    A 23 year old bourbon. A remarkable example of what time in oak can do to a bourbon. A heavy, complex, oily oak presence that somehow seems to avoid being tannic or dominating by a long shot. Heaps of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, baking spice, gingerbread, butter, sandalwood, cedar, stewed cherries, fig, brown sugar, molasses, leather, pipe tobacco, and a wisp of wild peppermint. A damn fine very mature bourbon that I hope I get to experience again someday.

    Cheers!
     
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  40. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Initiate (138) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Glenfiddich XX -- "The second release in Glenfiddich's Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse. The 20 chosen whiskies were then married by Malt Master Brian Kinsman to create this single malt you see before your eyes. Hooray for teamwork!"

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