Yes, sacrilegious to group the three together, but I don't know if we can support three threads.
Let me say this at the outset. I'm sure Noah John or some other cool dude is going to $hit on me about being an urban bandwagon drinker jumping on the Renaissance that Bourbon and Whiskey seem to be experiencing, while he is so dope that he's been drinking it for years and the dumbasses who chime in here should just STFU.......but everyone's gotta start somewhere!
How's THAT for an opening!? Me....well for years my major foray into this realm was Jamison. I've since expanded my horizons.
So, let's talk booze! Chime in on the following:
Take on flavored Whiskey/Bourbon (Honey, Maple)?
Fireball - Should they be able to lump that in the Whiskey/Bourbon category?
Neat, rocks, or mixed?
Favorite mixed Whiskey/Bourbon drink?
We can get into more technical stuff later (virtues of single barrel, type of barrel, method of filtering, blah, blah).
I've never been into single malt scotch. Not against it, just never got that into scotch. Used to travel with a guy who was big into it. Seems like an expensive habit. Little afraid to open that can of worms.
Sweet...I forgot to answer the rest of the questions:
Favorite Whiskey/Bourbon/Scotch? Answered above
Take on flavored Whiskey/Bourbon (Honey, Maple)? Not a huge fan but will if not else available :)
Fireball - Should they be able to lump that in the Whiskey/Bourbon category? I am going to say no. I see it more a a liquer...although I have been known to drink some on the WF Gondola :)
Neat, rocks, or mixed? On the rocks for scotch and bourban...sometimes on the rocks for Rye. Sometimes mixed.
Favorite mixed Whiskey/Bourbon drink? If mixed I like it with Gingerale. Again Gibson's or Wiser's.
We can get into more technical stuff later (virtues of single barrel, type of barrel, method of filtering, blah, blah). Not a huge fan of single malt. I personally like the blended stuff better.
I think I can officially call it....I don't like single malt Scotch.
Bourbon, love it. Tennessee Whiskey, bring it on. Tried a few different Rye, can't go wrong. Sour Mash, yummy. Japanese Whiskey, yes please. Irish Whiskey, anytime.
Scotch? No. Too 'born of the sea' for my liking. Yes, Talisker may be more brine-y than others, but they aren't the only one I've tried. Confirmed it through a Scotch flight this winter. Scotches are just too peaty/smokey/brine-y for my tastes. I know that makes me a booze hack, but so be it!
Scotch - cant stand it - I don't like the peat smoke flavor at all.
Flavored - No! too sweet
Bourbon - yes please
Makers is my standard but I also like bulleit. I recently got some of Jeferson's low end (the high end is really pricey) and it is great stuff - very smooth with a lower proof of 80 so it can be drank straight up without any burn.
I like Jack as well. From my trip to Ireland a few years back I learned to like John Powers which is really good stuff for the price.
I've recently become a fan of a manhatten made with blood orange bitters. you can buy them at Hanaford in LP.
I need to get those fancy new big ice cube thingys which I tried at a buddy's house.
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