Bourbon, Whiskey, Spirits thread


#202

Get a room you two.


#203

Ha!


#204

OK, I know Monkey probably wouldn’t use this to clean his cat’s sweater, much less drink it, but this was surprisingly good.

Tullamore Dew, special reserve aged 12 years.


#205

Actually, that’s one of the few NOT BOURBONS that I do like. It has a crisp pear and vanilla sweetness to it with a clean quick smoke finish. Goodonya, boy! Blended NOT SCOTHES are okay in my book.


#206

It’s Irish.


#207

Ugh. Yes.


#208

It’s Irish whiskey that is aged in bourbon and oloroso (sherry) casks. I smile every time I walk past it.

I tried the regular Tullamore and it was smooth, but not complex enough. This spec reserve has nearly five stages of flavor when you drink it.


#209

Picked up the knob creek 15 and a knob creek 12 cask strength. The 15 is just ok and not worth the price in my opinion; it drinks hot and has some flavor on the back but expected more for 15 year. The 12 cask is perfection and worth the price of admission. My brief review.


#210

I’ve been loving High West, a distillery out of Utah, specifically the Double Rye.
There’s a Rendezvous Rye that is around $70 and we’re going to spring for it over the winter break.

I realize Monkey would not clean his cat litter box with this swill. :wink:


#211

I have actually taken a liking to high ryes. But I am taking a break from all things boozie for a while. I’ve been drinking a bit more than I like.


#212

Agree on the double rye. I like it better than the Rendezvous. Also look for their midnight winters dram. It’s a winter release, a blend aged in congac barrells. It’s really good.


#213

Bardstown Fusion 3

I don’t know what to say about it yet but it is smooth and tastey.


#214

God, I miss drinking.


#215

You quit or just have too many responsibilities?


#216

I’m pregnant.


#217

I stopped drinking several years ago. Once I hit my 40s, the hangovers just got worse and worse, even when I would just drink a little bit. I don’t really miss it, but I still miss smoking every day, even though I quit 20 years ago.


#218

My drinking has essentially sputtered to a stop due to hangovers getting worse and much easier to get. I still have wine once every week or two, but try to keep it to one glass, which is of course near impossible. But anything beyond two will provoke a hangover.


#219

What kind of wine are you drinking?


#220

Generally only rose and whites, and sometimes bubbly versions.


#221

Poor Highlife. I hoped you were gonna say CABERNET SAUVIGNON and then I could help you become a lush by suggesting you switch to Sauvignon Blanc. I wonder if this phenomenon is gender specific. I did have a four month break between pregnancies where I at least got to go on a good spiked eggnog tear.