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*but i always feel bad sacrificing a good whiskey to a soda drink*

And you should! I follow my grandpa's rule: bourbon and steak require no adornment (save ice or salt/pepper). I'd guess that the smokey flavor of scotch doesn't mix well with anything. Rum & ginger ale, however, is a different story.

maker's mark, my favorite, spells it whisky.

m coleman (lovebug starski), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whisky = Scotch

Whiskey = everything else

Bad Day At Dadrock (Dada), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm a firm believer in whiskey as a way to forestall various winter illnesses, though there is always the risk of drinking too much and ending up with a hangover to rival flu. in general: practical and delicious.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I love whisky, can't say I've ever really tried whiskey.

I was seconded to Seagrams and worked at the strathisla distillery for a while, it was fun, and got me into whisky. I couldn't stand the stuff before, but one friday going back to Glasgow on the train, a train in front had hit a cow, so we were stuck and the drinks trolley was out of free drinks by the time it reached us. So my friend got out the minatures she'd brought back for her family, and we had ourselves a wee tasting session to while away the time.

I love whisky macs, but would never use anything other than a blend, and I wouldn't touch blended for any other purpose.

I once spent £37 on a bottle - cask strength from Cambletown. Still got some, it's amazing. Tastes of the sea and smoke.

Vicky (Vicky), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xpost

i agree 100%.

drinking hot Scotch in the winter = awesome. this is really tasty and gets into your sinuses.

i guess there's a folk/traditional remedy for colds of mixing scotch with hot water and honey. i tried it on a sore throat and it worked wonders. just the whiskey is good, but the honey gives it a little extra.

AaronK (AaronK), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whiskey is the American spelling of whisky is it? That's what's confusing us Brits.

Bad Day At Dadrock (Dada), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Scapa and Laphroaig are my favourites, along with the same unnamed (and only 250 bottles ever produced) bottle of 1991 Campbeltown that Vicky mentions. (Mine cost £40! Was I ripped off?)

J4ck D4niels, however, have me on their marketing mailing list. I have JD mousemat that I use at home, and as of this weekend I have a tiny but weighty metal replica bottle keyring.

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

someone mentioned a bar on edgeware rd (salt, maybe?) that serves a drink with whiskey, honey, and figs. i really want to try it.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Mark, was it? Can't remember, obviously!

x-post whiskey is the spelling for irish and american and whatever else, but scotch should never be spelt that way. In fact, I think legally no-one else but the Scots can label it whisky. i seem to remember some furore over the Japanese claiming to sell 'whisky'

Vicky (Vicky), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

having had a quick trawl of the net it seems I was talking crap about the legal thing - seems it's just pureists who think that only Scotch can be spelt that way ;0)

Vicky (Vicky), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whether it's a legal matter or not, Scotch should never be called whiskey!

Bad Day At Dadrock (Dada), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whiskey, bourbon, for these things I have pride in my homeland.

nickalicious is from Kentucky, where the horses run fast and the bourbon is yumm, Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Root beer! Suckaz!

Huk-L, Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's difficult to get root beer in the u.k., and anyway it doesn't get you drunk.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's salt whisky bar, in seymour street. fancy a julep, anyone?

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
Have any of our UK friends seen or tried this "J&B -6ºc"? I just got a press release; evidently they're testing it in the UK and thinking of bringing it to the US. Sounds like a scotch for vodka drinkers: "with a pale color and an apple-pear scent" = almost clear and tasteless, to lure clear-liquor market share in a whiskier direction?

Paul Eater (eater), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 00:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've fallen in love with Evan Williams bourbon--cheap and delicious!

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 01:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

just renewed my stock of makers mark. must watch to ensure i don't drink it all too quickly.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i was drinking maker's at the fap last week.

Penis, NV (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Alabama Song to thread!

Aimless (Aimless), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've tasted Dewar's and it is very masculine.

youn, Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ah, whiskey, so good. Jameson is my usual, but I've tried smokey whiskey and it's quite nice and strong. What is that J&B -6 trying to do, be vodka? hm. I'm sure it is far too easy to drink.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

NO WHISKY BAD WHISKY WHISKY BAD

dabnis coleman's ghost (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Have any of our UK friends seen or tried this "J&B -6ºc"? I just got a press release; evidently they're testing it in the UK and thinking of bringing it to the US. Sounds like a scotch for vodka drinkers: "with a pale color and an apple-pear scent" = almost clear and tasteless, to lure clear-liquor market share in a whiskier direction?


Ewwww. I'm having some Talisker with a few drops of Drambuie on it tonight, as dinner. heh. I've had a cold for a few days, and this will hopefully knock some of it out of me.

lyra (lyra), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hm, is that symbol messed up on everyone's browser? It is supposed to read "J&B minus six degrees Celsius" but from here it is a complex and unfamiliar Chinese character.

Trying to be vodka, yes indeed.

Paul Eater (eater), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 03:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

working fine on my browser. Looks like Manx or Welsh whisky. Probably fairly tasteless un-aged malt spirit. Looks ghastly.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 08:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Thank you, ILE, for reminding me to get a bottle of Balvenie for Mum and Dad for Christmas.

Mädchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 09:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Not encountered it myself, but I would guess it's either a bit grim or so tasteless you might as well be drinking vodka.

RickyT (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 09:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

regualr J&B is already on the light side compared to say, JW Black.

clearly intended not to compete w/flavor of soda/mixers?

m coleman (lovebug starski), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/kenjuggle3/IMG_0391.jpg

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Caption competition coming up

We Buy a Hammer For Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I believe it's aged properly and then chill-filtered to remove "impurities," i.e. flavor.

There was an article in Saturday's Wall Street Journal about "controversial" new products being introduced by Scotch distilleries, but they didn't even mention this abomination. The most controversial was Bruichladdich introducing a blend of three vintages in one bottle.

From your reports I guess the UK launch this past summer did not make a huge splash.

Paul Eater (eater), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 15:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have a bottle of the sherry casked Bowmore (given to me by a friend) mentioned in that article, and it's really not that great. I've been drinking it, but doubt I'd buy a bottle on my own.

lyra (lyra), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 17:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've yet to like the taste of any hard liquor. Unless Stoli Vanil or Raspberry counts.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wow, hey ken, how expensive is woodford over there?

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This was MY thread???

FiFi (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have been drinking whiskey lately when we go out. It's a good winter drink.

n/a (Nick A.), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's good for warmth and effect; hell going down tho.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

you can mix it with stuff, morbs.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I pref the shots, for effect.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm not a big hard liquor drinker but whiskey doesn't seem that difficult to drink straight to me.

n/a (Nick A.), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Friday = pay day = trip to liquor store for bourbon & scotch! Yay hard liquor!!!

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing 1:30 on a Tuesday isn't the most appropriate time for whiskey, but fuck, here is this thread, and here is a sudden jump in my stress level. ANYWAY.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

what up what up what uuuuuuuup

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

hmmm

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

probably too hot to even consider this, but rocks approach might

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

maybe

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

might have gin in the freezer

i want to marry a pizza (gbx), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

rox would be good

surm, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

i won't sit by and listen to this slander about old granddad, treesh

call all destroyer, Friday, 8 April 2016 15:49 (one year ago) Permalink

otm

μpright mammal (mh), Friday, 8 April 2016 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

YOU TAKE THAT BACK ABOUT OLD GRANDAD

pratt truss it (dan m), Friday, 8 April 2016 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

old granddad was the whiskey my parents kept (but never drank) in our liquor cabinet growing up and i have very specific memories of doing shots and shots and shots of old granddad as a teenager and getting really sick, just drinking way too much, having friends of mine come over and seeing them get sick too. we obv didn't know how to drink then, we were like 14-15, but because of those experiences i cannot really see that orange bottle without getting a little bit nauseous. tbh i think the very same bottle is still in my parents' liquor cabinet almost 20 years later

marcos, Friday, 8 April 2016 15:54 (one year ago) Permalink

My family are all scotch drinkers for some reason

Treeship, Friday, 8 April 2016 15:57 (one year ago) Permalink

inexplicably we had a bottle of black velvet

bluuuurgh

μpright mammal (mh), Friday, 8 April 2016 16:00 (one year ago) Permalink

We usually had sambuca for some unholy reason. Evil stuff, sambuca

Treeship, Friday, 8 April 2016 16:04 (one year ago) Permalink

would love to be in a house that just had a bottle of ouzo

μpright mammal (mh), Friday, 8 April 2016 16:05 (one year ago) Permalink

oh i love sambuca & ouzo

marcos, Friday, 8 April 2016 16:11 (one year ago) Permalink

noooooooo

Treeship, Friday, 8 April 2016 16:21 (one year ago) Permalink

that stuff is very bad

Treeship, Friday, 8 April 2016 16:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i live within walking distance of the local greek orthodox church that has a greek food fair every year. they have shots of ouzo! no whiskey, though.

μpright mammal (mh), Friday, 8 April 2016 16:29 (one year ago) Permalink

too lazy and don't trust google but how long does whisky last?

it's taking me forever to finish this yamazaki single malt

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 8 April 2016 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Doesn't go bad. Likewise, doesn't age.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 April 2016 19:23 (one year ago) Permalink

so my don draper routine was without purpose afterall

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 8 April 2016 20:28 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Thinking about cracking this open for some post-Finals/pre-work R'n'R
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/64q5safnspp2fmf/20160619_225943-1.jpg?dl=0

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Monday, 20 June 2016 04:03 (one year ago) Permalink

who should say no to such a winsome thought?

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Monday, 20 June 2016 04:18 (one year ago) Permalink

apparently not me, good stuff!

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Monday, 20 June 2016 04:21 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

The Uigeadail was running low, so I picked up a bottle of Laphroaig 10 year today. It's much lighter and smoother than I expected after the intensity of the Ardbeg. A glass of scotch and Moodymann on the stereo are just the right combo at the moment.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 5 February 2017 07:48 (four months ago) Permalink

this years writers tears (no age statement but very decent cheap pot still) is the irishman.

Mother Teresa May I (darraghmac), Sunday, 5 February 2017 10:02 (four months ago) Permalink

How do you mean darraghmac? The same company make The Irishman and Writers Tears brands, don't they? I've never tried any of The Irishman line, is it good as well?

I had Writers Tears a year or two ago and really liked it. I keep meaning to pick it up again. I see there's a variant called Writers Tears Red Head which is matured in Oloroso sherry butts, which sounds very intriguing indeed. Marks & Spencer used to stock the standard version here.

NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Sunday, 5 February 2017 13:23 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

what do people think of the app distiller?

beer has been taking up most of my time when drinking but these last two weeks i've switched to whisky and was curious to check some of the distilleries on an untappd-like app

i n f i n i t y (∞), Monday, 17 April 2017 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

XP sorry Krakow missed that til now

Seems that every year now there's a good no-age statement whiskey launched to get a brand off the ground, presumably worldwide demand is the driver.

I'd been of the habit of avoiding anything that looked gimmicky along these lines until my local whiskey shop - which btw is the best shop of any type anywhere in the world imo- recommended the writers tears as a very worthy cut-price green spot alternative and yep pleasant surprise.

Course, a year later and it's seventy quid a bottle.

This year, so, get on Irishman. Founders reserve is setting me back thirty odd euro and it's worth twice that in the current market.

virginity simple (darraghmac), Friday, 21 April 2017 21:51 (two months ago) Permalink

there's some cheaper "irish whiskey" brand called "2 gingers" that is palatable I've bought on sale. local store must have bought it as an incentive or has leftover stock from the holiday. not bad at $16/bottle

a landlocked exclave (mh), Saturday, 22 April 2017 17:24 (two months ago) Permalink


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