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#31 mongo_jones

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:07 PM

yes, but if even the folks at heaven hill think it's the second best whiskey that they produce, leave alone second best in the world, i'll eat my hat. (i don't actually own a hat.)


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#32 joethefoodie

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:34 AM

yes, but if even the folks at heaven hill think it's the second best whiskey that they produce, leave alone second best in the world, i'll eat my hat. (i don't actually own a hat.)

Absolutely.

 

But at that price, and for mixing, it's almost impossible to beat.



#33 mongo_jones

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:04 PM

that's not the pikesville rye that won the award. it's the 110 proof, 6 yo version. it runs close to $50. i posted my review of it today.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#34 joethefoodie

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:35 AM

Oh fuck, I didn't even think about that!  Thanks for the review.



#35 LiquidNY

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:41 PM

There isn't enough aged whiskey left to make your favorite brands.

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#36 mongo_jones

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 01:13 AM

 

 

Of course, it's not all grim news. The brands which preach that NAS whiskeys offer them increased flexibility, quality control, and consistency do make a legitimate argument, as long as they see it through. Moreover, the removal of an age label or introduction of a new NAS expression doesn't have to mean a downturn in quality.

 

ah yes, that tremendous eater authority being brought to bear on behalf of NAS whisky. 


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:27 PM

those of you who have an interest in bourbon beyond merely drinking it may find interesting my post on the blog on "col. e.h. taylor, bourbon and the problem of tradition". i came to it on account of an idle discovery, after posting a review of the e.h. taylor small batch bourbon, that e.h. taylor, founder of buffalo trace and major figure in the history of the industry, was apparently also a major apologist for the confederacy well into the early decades of the 20th century. 


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#38 mitchells

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 07:29 PM

I know close to nothing about Irish Whiskey and probably only had Jameson until this week. Someone had too much to drink in Las Vegas and started ordering Midleton Very Rare for a few of us at the bar. It is simply like velvet and absolutely delicious. I had know idea what the price was until I looked it up when I got home.



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#39 LiquidNY

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 11:34 PM

Astor has a couple bottles of the Midleton Very Rare for I think $148, and they're doing a 17% off sale on Irish whiskeys on March 16-17.

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#40 prasantrin

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 04:45 AM

Eric Asimov and Florence Fabricant did a taste test of single malt whiskies. Their overall favourite was from Spain. 

 

http://www.nytimes.c...key-review.html



#41 voyager

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:04 PM

I keep meaning to but forgetting to pick up this interesting sounding French single malt made in Cognac and aged in Cognac barrels.   


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#42 mongo_jones

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:55 PM

if brenne, then don't do it.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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~homer simpson


 


#43 mongo_jones

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:56 PM

unless you like bubblegum liqueur.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#44 voyager

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 08:24 PM

Thanks.   That was my sense.   I can't stand even the smell of bourbon, which I find sweet.


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:24 AM

Eric Asimov and Florence Fabricant did a taste test of single malt whiskies. Their overall favourite was from Spain. 
 
http://www.nytimes.c...key-review.html


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