Bourbon, Whiskey, Spirits thread


#142

The lakefront is Chicago has been shut down because people couldn’t stop congregating in groups.


#143

What’s a good starter Scotch for someone who is Peat-curious?


#144

Do you have the recipe for the bourbon cherry slush? Sounds like a nice warm spring day fun drink.


#145

you could try this stuff. It’s way too sweet for me, but fans of the St. Elmo’s steakhouse swear by it.


#146

Just get a bottle of Ardbeg or Laphroaig or Lagavulin or Talisker or any scotch that says “Peated” like Bruichladdich Octomore series, Port Charlotte Peated…I like Bruichladdich so try one of their peated varieties. Compass Box Peatmonster is supposedly good.


#147

hands down…The Balvenie is the best…


#148

Now that we can all agree on.


#149

:slight_smile:


#150

Thanks for the suggestion, Nick.


#151

Like I said- it’s a new favorite of mine.

Essentially Nathan Green was the slave that taught Jack Daniel how to distill.

Their story…

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. The Uncle Nearest brand, wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., an all minority-led business, encompasses a premium aged whiskey with a blend of 8- to 14- year old, an 11-year-old minimum age single barrel, and a 7-year-old small batch offering, all mellowed using the Lincoln County Process, a unique filtering of bourbon through sugar maple charcoal. This process has been confirmed to have been brought to Tennessee by enslaved people and taught by Nearest Green to the most famous Tennessee Whiskey maker of all time.

Uncle Nearest is the most awarded new American premium whiskey brand in United States history, garnering 75 awards since its July 2017 debut, including being one of two brands named “World’s Best” at Whisky Magazine’s 2019 World Whiskies Awards, and earning 15 Best in Class. Cigar & Spirits Magazine also named Uncle Nearest one of the “Top 5 Whiskies in the World.”


#152

Definitely going to check this out, especially with the ever discerning (to the point of being a hater) recommendation of Monkey.


#153

They make a single barrel I haven’t been able to track down yet. I will report back when I do.

Why I love Monkey…


#154

lol


#155

Very Old Barton (100 proof), when aerated for a while, a couple of hours, becomes a very nice desert bourbon.


#156

And the Willett Family Estate 4 year rye is the kittens knuckles.


#157

La croix lime is the kitty’s titties


#158

The honey and I had some honeybee highballs


#159

Ahem, I recommend you try Spindrifts (multiple flavors) and give me a full report.

After trying it, I think you’ll come to the realization that the natural flavors of LaCroix fall very short.


#160

It’s the only rye that I really really like.

Also, the straight (non pot still) bourbon is getting increasingly difficult to buy. Monkey, I will venmo you some money if you see any around you.


#161

Go fuck yourself, Rodvenie.