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Re: Weekday Booze
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2011, 12:47:48 PM »
Would a Japanese whiskey fall into the "Scotch" category? Obviously it is not and cannot officially be defined as a scotch, but it is more similar to scotch than to other whiskeys and is considered by many to be scotch…. If you get involved you will find that there are some rather interesting and tasty bottles to be had….

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Re: Weekday Booze
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2011, 12:58:48 PM »
Would a Japanese whiskey fall into the "Scotch" category? Obviously it is not and cannot officially be defined as a scotch, but it is more similar to scotch than to other whiskeys and is considered by many to be scotch…. If you get involved you will find that there are some rather interesting and tasty bottles to be had….

Examples?

I love Sapporo, a great Japanese beer :)
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Re: Weekday Booze
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2011, 01:11:59 PM »
Care to be more specific about what you consider a nice bottle of scotch?

Personally I'm more of a Vodka guy.
sure i dont mind it is a bottle of extremely rare glenmorangie 18 years

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Re: Weekday Booze
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2011, 01:34:24 PM »
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Re: Weekday Booze
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2011, 02:31:49 PM »
Another bonus of being a vodka drinker, vodka doesn't get that expensive.
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Re: Weekday Booze
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2011, 02:59:31 PM »
Examples?

I love Sapporo, a great Japanese beer :)

Yamazaki, delicious - especially the 18yr. A bit pricey though, recently the price has gone up evEn more.
Karuizawa, incredible as well. Price is also a bit steep and the good bottles are becoming harder to come around.

If you truly appreciate scotch you will love both of these. The tastes are rather similar to scotch but an educated pallette will notice a difference.

They are both aged in sherry casks which may be a problem to some....

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Whiskey 101
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2012, 07:43:25 AM »
Thread to discuss/suggest your favorite whiskey...

Here's a couple:

Chivas Revolve ($100 appx.)
Laphroaig Cask Strength ($60 appx)

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Re: Whiskey 101
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2012, 09:11:47 AM »
21 year vintage bourbon
blanton's

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Re: Whiskey 101
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2012, 09:25:14 AM »
21 year vintage bourbon
blanton's


whats the taste like? price?

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Re: Whiskey 101
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2012, 10:30:46 AM »
there are to many to post

newest one i liked is
angels envy
willets
both really cool bottles of bourbon

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Re: Whiskey 101
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2012, 11:33:33 AM »
Glenlivet 1991, about $75.
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Re: Whiskey 101
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2012, 12:35:16 PM »
I am have deja vu
Both are great.  Nadurra 1991 is excellent.
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Re: Whiskey 101
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2012, 02:52:58 PM »
whats the taste like? price?
the "vintage bourbon" 21 year cost roughly $90 (IIRC) and is a super smooth full flavor sipping bourbon, you could drink it with a straw! :) very strong oak flavor but not overpowering also somewhat spicy (some people prefer the 17 year version which is a little cheaper and has a slightly sweeter more complex bouquet)

Blanton's is my go to gulping bourbon if you what a great shot which shines the whole way down and leaves an awesome taste in your mouth go with the blanton's there are a couple variations i like the gold horse one. This bourbon has a rougher feel but not too harsh.  It has a classic boubon flavor (read caramel/vanilla and some spice) and some prefer it cut with a bit of water as this mellows it while bringing out the flavor

hows that for "pretentious" and snobby?  :) :)

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Re: Whiskey 101
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2012, 02:32:23 PM »
the "vintage bourbon" 21 year cost roughly $90 (IIRC) and is a super smooth full flavor sipping bourbon, you could drink it with a straw! :) very strong oak flavor but not overpowering also somewhat spicy (some people prefer the 17 year version which is a little cheaper and has a slightly sweeter more complex bouquet)

Blanton's is my go to gulping bourbon if you what a great shot which shines the whole way down and leaves an awesome taste in your mouth go with the blanton's there are a couple variations i like the gold horse one. This bourbon has a rougher feel but not too harsh.  It has a classic boubon flavor (read caramel/vanilla and some spice) and some prefer it cut with a bit of water as this mellows it while bringing out the flavor

hows that for "pretentious" and snobby?  :) :)

cool...anyone ever try knokando?