Bourbon, I love it. Jim Beam is my choice for well or just above well but I prefer Makers or Crown. But....after the first one who cares!?! It was popular in Jackson when I lived there to drink it in pint glasses on the rocks. I don't drink much of it now as my body doesn't agree with pints of whiskey but a little cocktail every now and then to get things started off right is appropriate sometimes.
What about music? What's your go to whiskey drinking music?
I gotta go with country.
Regular Makers is ok, but 46 is much better. I picked up a bottle of Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye last year, and it was very, very good. It was voted in one (of many) whiskey competition as 2016 Whiskey of the Year. Try it if you get the chance.
I'm thinking of picking up a decent non-peated single malt, a Tamdhu Speyside or Bruichladdich Islay, before I give up on scotch. Yes, Islay may be home to the peated beasts, but Bruichladdich uses a non-peated barley for their Islay single malts. Of course getting a non-peated scotch that is aged in American oak casks previously used to age bourbon is likely to get me something that tastes more like........bourbon, so why not just stick with that!? The Bruichladdich isn't that expensive though, so it's worth a taste.
Took a sample of Suntory Toki around to some of my customers today. It's worth trying. Taste -wise it's sort of the Jameson of Japanese whiskies but more delicate, with just the faintest whiff of smoke
There are some other good Irish out there, but on Jamison. You ever have the Caskmates Edition aged in Stout barrels? Good stuff!Neat is never wrong, but neither is a cube IMHO, especially if imbibing the higher octane barrel proof bourbons and ryes.....
Yup. I like the caskmates. There's nothing wrong with adding water or ice, in my opinion, especially when it's over 100 proof. I've never met a master distiller/ blender/ whiskey ambassador who said anything other then "the right way to drink this whiskey is the way you like to drink it". One guy told me the most popular whiskey drink in Spain was balvenie and ginger ale.
There are some other good Irish out there, but on Jamison. You ever have the Caskmates Edition aged in Stout barrels? Good stuff!
JTG, have you tried the caskmates ltd editions? Last year's was aged in Kelso pale barrels and this year's was done in capt. Lawrence. They were in and out pretty quick but if you hunt around you might still be able to find some of the capt Lawrence. I put away one of each for myself. Haven't really decided when I'm gonna open them.
Mentioned this one before, but it's worth a repeat. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is the bottle that made the trip to Placid with me this weekend. A 90% rye mash made with an unusually fruity Canadian rye grain that is planted in the fall, blanked by snow after sprouting, and matured through the spring and summer, is Royal Crown's first rye whiskey. It earned Whiskey Bible's World Whiskey of the Year honors in 2016. Smooth, with very fruity notes. Really good stuff. Only rye I've tried that I like better is Whistle Pig 10 year old, made with a 100% rye mash.