Whiskey is better!

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  1. JoshMorr

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    Youre into high end audio. Get into to high end drinks! Bourbon!
     
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    Woodford double oak now watching the Cowboys. This game blows
     
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    I got into the bourbon thing back in 04 I think. In retrospect, that was the perfect time. The message boards were full of enthusiasts, but the information hadn't filtered out to the general public. The first bottle of Pappy 15 cost me a whopping $42. The Pappy 20 was around $85. Perhaps the best was the 6 bottles of 2006 William Larue Weller I acquired for a mere $60 each. Only many years after its release would this whiskey be confirmed as Stitzel-Weller juice. I had some concept that I was living in a time that wouldn't last, so I spent on whiskey freely.

    Well nothing stays the same and these days I hardly drink, but the compulsion to buy good whiskey remains. Kinda gets it claws into you, like audio I suppose.

    I always thought highly of Old Grand Dad 114, even compared to the pricey stuff. Has no fancy bottle or marketing, but a very solid whiskey for a steal of a price. If somebody tells me they like bourbon but hasn't tried that one, I tend to question their efforts in this field.
     
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  4. Smitty

    Smitty Too good for bad vodka - Friend

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    I got a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask the other week, it's a surprisingly great sipping whiskey. IT has a very strong peaty aroma which bleeds over into the taste, but it's amazingly smooth. This stuff ain't cheap, but it's a lot cheaper than Blue Label (and a lot better in my opinion, Blue Label was bland last time I had some).
     
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    Macallan 25 yr. Very very nice.
     
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    I confirm, whiskey is great mate for listening sessions, me and my buddy "Priidik" got some "Laphroaig 10" one day and it was great add-on for our hifi equipment test session. I prefer whiskey to beer, when listening music, because it keeps your mind clear. Anyway, here in Europe the bourbon is not very common, we mostly drink irish stuff and scotts.
     
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    A few years ago there was a collection of 5 20cl bottles available called the Islay Collection. One of them was a Port Ellen 5th, 6th or 7th release depending on the year the collection came out. I bought every one I could find, realizing that just the PE was worth the price of the whole set, about $100 at the time.

    I just got a flyer from Royal Mile Whiskies with a PE 9th release going for £1495, which makes a 20cl bottle worth about $650. The older ones rank in the same range.

    Frigging WIN. Whiskey paying me to drink it :).
     
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    As of late I've really enjoyed Southern Comfort. Stumbled upon it by chance. I know purists wouldnt touch it, but it does taste excellent :)
     
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    "Wine is fine but whiskey's quicker" - Ozzy.

    :headbang:
     
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    You might also like Ardbeg. I prefer it to Laphroaig, though I enjoy them both.
     
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    Smitty Too good for bad vodka - Friend

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    Holy shit, Port Ellen is expensive.
    Interestingly enough, I had the same idea earlier today. I discovered that Booker'ss, Yamazaki, and Laphroaig were all owned by Suntory, and went to see if there was something else from Islay owned by them. I settled on a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail, which is a bit more intense than Laphroaig Quarter cask, but no less smooth. I actually agree that it's better, but this isn't a side-by-side comparison. Well, that and I'm drunk off my ass on it. Clearly it was easy to drink :piratemug::drunk:
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    I prefer more herbal liquors, so my taste runs towards rye whiskey. I really enjoy Journeyman Federalist. This Midwest distillery produces a complex product with a spicy notes, smooth mouth feel, and a fantastic finish. I enjoy it neat, chilled down to about 50 degrees with soapstones, or as an occasional extra-special Manhattan at 2 oz Federalist to .5 oz Carpano Antica, 2 dashes of Angostura, and an expressed orange peel (not added to the cocktail.)
     
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    Just tried Kavalan Port Cask last night. I was!surprised how polished it was. I've heard negative feedback, so I didn't go into it expecting much. The spot to sample whisk(e)y is called "The Library" with a fitting name considering it's selection with a neighborhood bar front!

    They also had the cask strength, so I will be going back there soon for a glass. Problem with the Library is their pricing is low and pours are massive... good problem, unless you're driving!
     
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    Been enjoying this recently: [​IMG]
     
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    Smitty Too good for bad vodka - Friend

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    I've been trying to get my hands on this, but it's been out of stock at all my local store.
     
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    Do you have a Costco in your area of VA? I found it at my local one for a few bucks cheaper than the liquor stores. I was pretty surprised to see it on the shelf.
     
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    I'd need to drive to D.C. to check it, VA is a control state so only state-owned stores can sell hard liquor. I might look into it, just gotta drive slowly going home...
     
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    Any bourbon collectors? Just got a bottle of the Antique collection eagle rare 17 year. Not sure if I have more $ into bourbon or headphones right now. Need to get drinking.
     
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    ^ This x10
     

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