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OnTheWarpath58
12-08-2012, 02:11 PM
Was just gifted a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 Year Extremely Rare. Can't wait to crack it. I'm usually a Oban, Macallan or Talisker guy, but what a fucking gift.

This is the time of year where I pretty much exclusively drink scotch and bourbon, and ignore the beer - and I'm always looking to try something new.

What's your favorite?

As far as bourbon is concerned, I'm a big fan of Black Maple Hill. Very reasonable at $40 a bottle.

DJ's left nut
12-08-2012, 02:17 PM
Oban and Macallan are my higher quality favorites.

My go-to drink is Glenfiddich 12 yr old.

LiveSteam
12-08-2012, 02:26 PM
CC&7
I dnt drink very often.
But when I do. Thats all I will drink. I never have tried scotch. Maybe I will try a small bottle of Chivas & 7 for news years eve.

Frazod
12-08-2012, 02:28 PM
The Macallan 18YO

:harumph:

Pushead2
12-08-2012, 02:38 PM
http://alcoholreviews.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/Johnnie-Walker-Gold-Label-Scotch-Whisky.jpg

dmahurin
12-08-2012, 02:41 PM
Oban and Macallan are my higher quality favorites.

My go-to drink is Glenfiddich 12 yr old.

This

TRR
12-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old.

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Frazod
12-08-2012, 02:43 PM
I love Macallan, but IMO Oban tastes like Anbesol.

Reaper16
12-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old.

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I prefer the Pappy 20 to the Pappy 23, but I also don't have the most educated palate when it comes to spirits. Not nearly as educated of one as I have with beer, anyway.

OnTheWarpath58
12-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old.

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20 or 23 will do, but in my neck of the woods, they are damn near impossible to get.

The only bottle I've been able to get my hands on was two years after I had put my name on a list, and someone didn't claim theirs.

Reaper16
12-08-2012, 02:49 PM
20 or 23 will do, but in my neck of the woods, they are damn near impossible to get.

The only bottle I've been able to get my hands on was two years after I had put my name on a list, and someone didn't claim theirs.

Northeast hipsters have discovered Pappy now, too. It was always hard to get, but now it is next to impossible. Frustrating.

ChiefRocka
12-08-2012, 02:51 PM
The Macallan 18YO

:harumph:

2nd 3rd and 4th that notion

Gonzo
12-08-2012, 02:52 PM
I'm not a big Chivas guy but the 21 is excellent:

http://muabanruoubia.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/chivas.jpg

Ace Gunner
12-08-2012, 02:52 PM
Was just gifted a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 Year Extremely Rare. Can't wait to crack it. I'm usually a Oban, Macallan or Talisker guy, but what a ****ing gift.

This is the time of year where I pretty much exclusively drink scotch and bourbon, and ignore the beer - and I'm always looking to try something new.

What's your favorite?

As far as bourbon is concerned, I'm a big fan of Black Maple Hill. Very reasonable at $40 a bottle.

that is about as good as it gets.

Frazod
12-08-2012, 02:56 PM
I'm not a big Chivas guy but the 21 is excellent:

http://muabanruoubia.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/chivas.jpg

Chivas is the best of the cheaper scotches.

OnTheWarpath58
12-08-2012, 02:58 PM
Northeast hipsters have discovered Pappy now, too. It was always hard to get, but now it is next to impossible. Frustrating.

I was at a high end liquor store earlier today to pick up a bottle of Black Maple Hill, and I hear this woman ask one of the employees, "I'm looking for a bottle of bourbon for a gift, and I was told Pappy Van Winkle 20 year is a great choice. I'll take a bottle."

The employee was able to stifle his laugh, I wasn't.

He very nicely told her that Pappy was extremely hard to get, and suggested a bottle of Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof if she wanted something rare.

Gonzo
12-08-2012, 03:06 PM
Chivas is the best of the cheaper scotches.

The 12 is not one of my favorites but I'll drink it over the snot that is Dewars or JW red. However, the 21 is one of the smoother scotches I've ever had.

Frazod
12-08-2012, 03:07 PM
The 12 is not one of my favorites but I'll drink it over the snot that is Dewars or JW red. However, the 21 is one of the smoother scotches I've ever had.

Never had the 21.

Gonzo
12-08-2012, 03:12 PM
Never had the 21.

It's not too expensive, somewhere around the fiddich 17 iirc.

MOhillbilly
12-08-2012, 03:20 PM
I like em all.

Mr. Flopnuts
12-08-2012, 03:59 PM
I like The Balvenie. For the price range ($45-$50) it's very good. I've been drinking Black Label lately as well. Cheap and tasty.

cdcox
12-08-2012, 04:05 PM
Scotch: Talisker is my favorite, but too $ for ordinary drinking

Bourbon: I'm not a bourbon drinker, but I'm a fan of Elmer T. Lee.

HonestChieffan
12-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Blantons is my go to Bourbon. If Im feeling cheap, Evan Williams Single Barrel is a darn good low price pick.

siberian khatru
12-08-2012, 05:55 PM
Well, sure, I like Macallan 18, but I can't afford that. (At a restaurant in New Orleans 4-5 years ago, I splurged on a glass of Macallan 25, which of course was sumptuous).

I have a collection of 12- and 15-year-old single malts -- Glenmorangie, Macallan, Longmorn, Aberlour, Clynelish, The Speyside. I think my favorite, affordable single malt, though, is Cragganmore. I like its complexity.

I also like Redbreast Irish whiskey, and Woodford Reserve bourbon.

Shogun
12-08-2012, 06:03 PM
Laphroaig Quarter Cask

chiefzilla1501
12-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Love me some Bookers bourbon. That's my go to.

Spicy McHaggis
12-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Yes. And I never have to worry about my friends snatching any during a party since they're not Islay fans. I like the 18 as well. My go-to of late has been The Balvenie. Good stuff and not too $$$.

I keep some JW Black and Glenlivet around as well.

Shogun
12-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Scotch: Talisker is my favorite, but too $ for ordinary drinking

Bourbon: I'm not a bourbon drinker, but I'm a fan of Elmer T. Lee.

Talisker 12 is my every day Scotch, It is expensive, but it is very worth it for those long days.

Yes. And I never have to worry about my friends snatching any during a party since they're not Islay fans. I like the 18 as well. My go-to of late has been The Balvenie. Good stuff and not too $$$.

I keep some JW Black and Glenlivet around as well.

I love Islay malts, Plan to take a trip to the islands when time and fortune allow!

Bump
12-08-2012, 06:42 PM
I've been having a scotch or whiskey craving lately. I haven't had any in months. But a glass of makers mark with an ice cube sounds pretty awesome right now.

Toadkiller
12-08-2012, 06:47 PM
I see Lagavulin hasn't been mentioned it is one of my favorites. Also Dry Fly Whiskey out of washington, friggen good as well.

RJ
12-08-2012, 06:53 PM
Not a scotch drinker, but Makers Mark is my favorite bourbon. I like it straight, just to sip on.

GloryDayz
12-08-2012, 07:10 PM
It's a good night, so I broke into the Casa Silva Reserva Carmenere.....2006. Better than expected...

DJ's left nut
12-08-2012, 07:45 PM
You all got me motivated so I went out and got a bottle of Glenlivet Nadurra (16 yr; cask strength, aged in bourbon barrel and non chill filtered).

Excited as hell to open it, but gonna wait until I wipe out my existing stock.

kc rush
12-08-2012, 08:49 PM
The Macallan. I'm almost done with a bottle of the 18 year that I've been nursing for a year, and I've just cracked open a bottle of the Estate Reserve.

Yummy.

The company I used to work for would have an open bar for their Christmas party and I'd always drink plent of the 12 year since that is what was available.

Bill Lundberg
12-08-2012, 09:27 PM
Templeton Rye is now available in the KC area. Do yourself a favor and get a bottle.

DJ's left nut
12-08-2012, 09:54 PM
Gotta be in the right mood for a true rye whiskey.

Y'know what? I think I am. Off to the mancave to mix myself an old-fashioned. I think I still have some bitters left.

BigOlChiefsfan
12-08-2012, 11:06 PM
Some good stuff mentioned. I have a hard time finding Van Winkle stuff these days - I never see my old fave 'Lot B' bourbon or their 13 year old rye anymore - I've still got a couple bottles of the rye here, when it's gone, it's gone. Van Winkle joined up with the Sazerac folks, and their distribution is much wider - which means the treats tend to disperse quickly. Eh, I had fun while it lasted.
Luckily my 'day to day' bourbon supply is fine, and I happen to like Wild Turkey 'Rare Breed' for a bit of an upgrade. It's not that expensive @ Costco. Some of the spendier upscale Wild Turkey offerings are good, but at their price wasted on me I'm afraid. So Rare Breed it is.
I also celebrate with Bushmill's 'Black' label Irish or Powers 12 year and I like most of your peaty Islay stuff when it comes to Scotch. I'm pretty easy to please.

chiefzilla1501
12-08-2012, 11:09 PM
Templeton Rye is now available in the KC area. Do yourself a favor and get a bottle.

Yup. Capone's favorite. Great stuff.

T-post Tom
12-09-2012, 12:21 AM
I'm no expert, but the best that I've ever had is "Macallan 18". Simply amazing.

Bowser
12-09-2012, 12:33 AM
I like em all.

"Here comes trouble. MOhillbilly."
"What do I do?"
"Give him the bird."
"What? I can't do that!"
"Here, I'll do it...."

http://popsop.com/wp-content/uploads/wild_turkey_give_em_bird_01.jpg

KC Tattoo
12-09-2012, 08:46 AM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ISmgOrhELXs?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Surprised this hasn't been played yet.

Johnny Vegas
12-09-2012, 08:52 AM
Elijah Craig 18 year old bourbon. MMMMmmmmMMMMM!!

mesmith31
12-09-2012, 08:55 AM
Not much to add to the discussion here, I drink Makers and Woodford Reserve as my everyday bourbon and Elmer T, Bookers, Makers 46 and Pappy on Special Occasions. If any of you all are history buffs a buddy of mine named Kristian Day just shot a documentary on the origins of Templeton Rye Whiskey. It sold out on Amazon, but you can buy it here:

http://modernamericancinema.storenvy.com/products/649088-capones-whiskey-the-story-of-templeton-rye-dvd

StcChief
12-09-2012, 08:58 AM
Buffalo Trace . http://www.buffalotrace.com/our-bourbon.html

Vegas_Dave
12-09-2012, 09:01 AM
Scotch: Aberlour a'bunadh
Bourbon: Four Roses Small Batch

I have tried just about everything I can find and these are my favorites. The Aberlour is a very unique scotch as each batch is different. They are always cask strength, but always different. my favorite was batch 40 but sadly, can't find that one anymore.

My cabinet also regularly consists of:

Macallan 18
Glenlivet 12, 15 French Oak, & 18
Aberlour 12
Balvenie 12 & 15
Johnnie Gold
Bulliet Bourbon & Rye
Crown
Gentleman's Jack
Jack Single Barrel

InChiefsHell
12-09-2012, 11:03 AM
I am drinking some Evan Williams as we speak...or type...or whatever. A great inexpensive bourbon. When I'm feeling saucy, I like

Knob Creek
Bakers
Woodford Reserve

Dayze
12-09-2012, 11:41 AM
JIm Beam
Cutty Sark

Bewbies
06-14-2013, 09:46 PM
I'm drinking a $21 bottle of Buffalo Trace and a $200 bottle of Johhny Walker Blue tonight. Buffalo Trace wins and it's not even close.

mesmith31
06-14-2013, 09:49 PM
I went looking for the Buffalo Trace tonight and they didn't carry it, so I am enjoying Makers and a La Gloria Cubana. Did a tour of the Makers' distillery a couple weeks back. If you are ever down near Danville it is worth a stop in.

Bewbies
06-14-2013, 09:51 PM
I went looking for the Buffalo Trace tonight and they didn't carry it, so I am enjoying Makers and a La Gloria Cubana. Did a tour of the Makers' distillery a couple weeks back. If you are ever down near Danville it is worth a stop in.

I'm 1/2 way thru a Perdomo 20th anniversary. The only Perdomo I like, it's fantastic.

:)

Simply Red
06-14-2013, 09:54 PM
the last time I drank scotch - I forgot which planet I was on.

Bewbies
06-14-2013, 09:56 PM
the last time I drank scotch - I forgot which planet I was on.

Your tongue probably thanked you for that. :)

mesmith31
06-14-2013, 10:00 PM
I'm sure you have, but on the off chance you haven't the Elmer T. Lee and George T. Stagg are both brilliant. Myself I have the benefit of enjoying the irony of watching a killer lightening display whilst listening to an autobiography of Tesla while enjoying mine. There must be some irony there.

Bewbies
06-14-2013, 10:09 PM
I'm sure you have, but on the off chance you haven't the Elmer T. Lee and George T. Stagg are both brilliant. Myself I have the benefit of enjoying the irony of watching a killer lightening display whilst listening to an autobiography of Tesla while enjoying mine. There must be some irony there.

If its bourbon it's good!

mesmith31
06-14-2013, 10:11 PM
Preach!

Shogun
06-14-2013, 10:21 PM
Talisker 12
laphroaig quarter cask

crazycoffey
06-15-2013, 02:43 AM
I recently got a bottle of crown XR. Some of the last from the Waterloo plant. I will hang on to this until something special comes around.

crazycoffey
06-15-2013, 02:44 AM
I am drinking some Evan Williams as we speak...or type...or whatever. A great inexpensive bourbon. When I'm feeling saucy, I like

Knob Creek
Bakers
Woodford Reserve

I like these too

Raiderhader
06-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Was just gifted a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 Year Extremely Rare. Can't wait to crack it. I'm usually a Oban, Macallan or Talisker guy, but what a fucking gift.

This is the time of year where I pretty much exclusively drink scotch and bourbon, and ignore the beer - and I'm always looking to try something new.

What's your favorite?

As far as bourbon is concerned, I'm a big fan of Black Maple Hill. Very reasonable at $40 a bottle.


What are your thoughts on the Glenmorangie? I had the exact same bottle at one time and really enjoyed it.

I know have a bottle of the Balvenie Caribbean Cask. I have not quite decided what I think of that yet.

KC Jones
06-15-2013, 09:15 AM
laphroaig

yep - love that stuff

Frazod
06-15-2013, 09:56 AM
What are your thoughts on the Glenmorangie? I had the exact same bottle at one time and really enjoyed it.

I know have a bottle of the Balvenie Caribbean Cask. I have not quite decided what I think of that yet.

I refer to Glenmorangie, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich as the "Glens." All are very good, but none are as good as Macallan. I think I have at least half a bottle of one of them in the liquor cabinet right now. I also have some 21YO Balvenie that again, is good, but not as good as the Macallan.

Raiderhader
06-15-2013, 10:36 AM
I refer to Glenmorangie, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich as the "Glens." All are very good, but none are as good as Macallan. I think I have at least half a bottle of one of them in the liquor cabinet right now. I also have some 21YO Balvenie that again, is good, but not as good as the Macallan.

I'm still experimenting with scotch. Didn't really start acquiring a taste for it until a few short years ago. I am now trying to figure out where specifically that taste lies. All I know is that I am going to enjoy "touring" the different regions of Scotland on the journey.

NewChief
06-15-2013, 10:40 AM
yep - love that stuff

This. If I'm not drinking islay then I'd just as soon drink bourbon.

Rausch
06-15-2013, 11:00 AM
Was just gifted a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 Year Extremely Rare. Can't wait to crack it. I'm usually a Oban, Macallan or Talisker guy, but what a ****ing gift.

This is the time of year where I pretty much exclusively drink scotch and bourbon, and ignore the beer - and I'm always looking to try something new.

What's your favorite?

As far as bourbon is concerned, I'm a big fan of Black Maple Hill. Very reasonable at $40 a bottle.

...

http://www.themacallan.com/media/19446/12-year-header.jpg

MOhillbilly
06-15-2013, 11:08 AM
The one that makes my hair stand up.

Rausch
06-15-2013, 11:22 AM
The one that makes my hair stand up.

That'd be this one...

http://www.themacallan.com/media/19458/25-year-header.jpg

movinbones
06-15-2013, 12:01 PM
I keep it simple
Jim Beam over ice with a lemon wedge

If I want a little flavor I go with Red Stag..neat

Frazod
06-15-2013, 12:13 PM
That'd be this one...

http://www.themacallan.com/media/19458/25-year-header.jpg

Last time I looked this was over $500 a bottle.

Kind of makes me wish I'd got some while it was only $300 a bottle. :sulk:

kc rush
06-15-2013, 04:26 PM
The Macallan. I'm almost done with a bottle of the 18 year that I've been nursing for a year, and I've just cracked open a bottle of the Estate Reserve.

Yummy.

The company I used to work for would have an open bar for their Christmas party and I'd always drink plent of the 12 year since that is what was available.

Nursed quite a bit longer. I just finished the 18 last night. I have just over half of the estate reserve.

MOhillbilly
06-15-2013, 07:46 PM
I prefer Straight Kentucky Bourbon over Scotch.

Jim beam for the workin man.

Dick Bull
06-15-2013, 07:55 PM
This is the thread I was looking for. Getting ready to go get some single malt, obviously not in the $500/bottle range.

Shogun
06-15-2013, 08:03 PM
What do you guys drink out of? I have 5 of these glencairn glasses

http://i.imgur.com/gcrub.gif except mine are from Glenfiddich

MOhillbilly
06-15-2013, 08:46 PM
Mason jar

No lie

Wide mouth only

Valiant
06-15-2013, 10:21 PM
I bought some felony bourbon. It was not bad.

Dick Bull
06-15-2013, 10:28 PM
What do you guys drink out of? I have 5 of these glencairn glasses

http://i.imgur.com/gcrub.gif except mine are from Glenfiddich

I have 1 wine glass. I use it to drink martinis, scotch, wine, and gin and tonics.

I'm boring like that.

Dick Bull
06-15-2013, 10:29 PM
Mason jar

No lie

Wide mouth only

Hell yeah. I was at the Dollar General and they have a case of them bastards for $8 and I was all woohoo, daddy gonna get some new glasses.

sondevil
06-15-2013, 11:55 PM
I went to a dinner party tonight and the host gave me a bottle of Macallen 21. Not a bad parting gift.

Kerberos
06-16-2013, 08:18 AM
Not a big Scotch fan... My choice is Crown Reserve. I know, I know.. it's a blended whiskey. But it's still my choice.

gblowfish
06-16-2013, 09:13 AM
I hate scotch. But love bourbon. I like Wild Turkey. Gobble Gobble Gobble!!!

Mr. Flopnuts
06-16-2013, 09:51 AM
I went to a dinner party tonight and the host gave me a bottle of Macallen 21. Not a bad parting gift.

I wish I was at that dinner party. Someone got me turned onto Buffalo Trace, and it's fucking incredible. Almost as good as Makers. I had a bottle of Makers last night I damn near finished off. I've turned snooty and like the whiskey stones. Doesn't dilute the flavor and still chills my drink how I like it. Best of both worlds.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-16-2013, 09:51 AM
I hate scotch. But love bourbon. I like Wild Turkey. Gobble Gobble Gobble!!!

I only drink the 101, and it gets me into trouble...

gblowfish
06-16-2013, 10:08 AM
I like Maker's Mark too, but it's expensive for a working guy like me.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-16-2013, 12:32 PM
I like Maker's Mark too, but it's expensive for a working guy like me.

I work in a commission driven industry. I celebrate sales with Makers. Big sales with The Macallan, and once in a while the Balvenie. I'm more of a Buffalo Trace down to Jim Beam every day drinker.

Dick Bull
06-16-2013, 01:43 PM
I wish I was at that dinner party. Someone got me turned onto Buffalo Trace, and it's ****ing incredible. Almost as good as Makers. I had a bottle of Makers last night I damn near finished off. I've turned snooty and like the whiskey stones. Doesn't dilute the flavor and still chills my drink how I like it. Best of both worlds.

I was so naive that I had to look up whiskey stones because at first I thought it was a disease.

JASONSAUTO
06-16-2013, 01:50 PM
I was so naive that I had to look up whiskey stones because at first I thought it was a disease.

I would probably fuck up and drink them...
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Dick Bull
06-16-2013, 01:55 PM
I would probably **** up and drink them...
Posted via Mobile Device

Then you would have to pass whiskey stones. Which is what I thought the disease was.

crazycoffey
06-16-2013, 03:25 PM
Not a big Scotch fan... My choice is Crown Reserve. I know, I know.. it's a blended whiskey. But it's still my choice.

you see my post earlier? someone gifted me a bottle of crown xr from waterloo. It's just sitting for the right moment

crazycoffey
06-16-2013, 03:26 PM
I only drink the 101, and it gets me into trouble...

mix it equal parts with peach schnapps and pineapple juice for a shot I like to call Capt Douchebag. only with the 101 proof turkey though....

demonhero
06-16-2013, 04:14 PM
I'm pretty sure Metcalf Discount Liquor in O'lathe has buffalo trace for like $17 a bottle last I checked. I bought like 5 so yeah...

Pablo
06-16-2013, 04:18 PM
Buffalo Trace priced at $20 a fifth at Barry Road Wal-Mart.

Fantastic bourbon for the price. Or you can pick up a fifth of Bulleit for $25. Also a great bourbon for the price.

Most of the time if I'm buying the shit I'm going for the handle of Jim Beam Black. Works well enough for me.

Xanathol
06-16-2013, 04:23 PM
Blanton's straight - best shit ever.

Raiderhader
06-16-2013, 04:26 PM
I only drink the 101, and it gets me into trouble...

I refuse to accept that the 81 even exists. If that is the only Turkey a bar has, I drink something else.

Kerberos
06-16-2013, 05:52 PM
you see my post earlier? someone gifted me a bottle of crown xr from waterloo. It's just sitting for the right moment

I've had some of that when I closed the sale of my old house. SMOOOOOTH it is.

Just a glass, a few ice cubes and the XR and it will go down like water.

Lucky bastage... :)