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JM^3
10-08-2005, 13:50:35
so for a while I haven't gotten the burning sensation from the standard good whiskeys like Crown or Makers Mark or Jack Daniels or Jameson

but Talisker still gives me the burn :d:

it is great stuff, although the flavor is a bit different then bourbon

JM

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 14:30:23
:lol: Good whiskeys like Jack Daniels or Jameson :lol:

mr.G
10-08-2005, 15:00:27
:lol:

JM^3
10-08-2005, 15:00:59
standard good whiskeys

they are all 20 or more per bottle

the bad whiskeys are less then 10 a bottle (like Wild Turkey or the like)

I am sorry, but even the 20 a bottle stuff makes it so that my drinking bill is far above any of my freinds

(price difference between makers mark and jack daniels is only 7 or less per bottle)

JM

JM^3
10-08-2005, 15:01:29
standard good whiskey

20-30 a bottle

JM

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 15:13:25
Yeah, alcohol is expensive in the states, why is that, is it taxed more?

paiktis22
10-08-2005, 15:15:06
jack daniels tastes like cockroach juice!

protein
10-08-2005, 15:16:49
It's nicer if you put coke in it. It then tastes like dish water.

Kitsuki
10-08-2005, 15:44:19
Mate - those all taste like piss.

Eklektikos
10-08-2005, 16:02:38
Personally I quite like Jamesons. Certainly passable enough for someone who can't afford to shell out for a single malt.

Funko
10-08-2005, 16:03:11
And it's Irish, none of this McKay Mouse Scottish stuff.

protein
10-08-2005, 16:07:29
Scottish single malt is unbeatable. A nice peaty honey dew tasting one. The only time I really go out of my way to drink whiskey is up there.

Funko
10-08-2005, 16:08:38
tastes peaty = tastes like someone put dirt in my drink

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-08-2005, 16:11:39
I like Jack Daniels, though I've tasted better bourbons.

Single malts are the daddy, however. Particularly the island malts like Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Caol Ila and Talisker.

MoSe
10-08-2005, 16:35:50
Originally posted by JM^3
standard good whiskeys

they are all 20 or more per bottle

the bad whiskeys are less then 10 a bottle (like Wild Turkey or the like)


Interesting, it's longtime I haven't bought or even just looked at whiskeys on the shelves, but IIRC 10 years ago Wild Turkey costed 10%-20% more than JD here in Italy.

I pretty much liked them both, of course Scotch single malts are more refined.

We don't find here many bourbons, so JD and WT are above average here. If you wanna talk of real horsepiss amongst bourbons then we have Jim Beam and Four Roses.

I prefer Evan Williams above JD and WT, and found once Blanton in a pub here. I think it was better, but frankly I can't actually recall the taste :cute:

I happened to enjoy Irish ones too, I'm not too picky.

However, I've been weaned with Glenfiddich and then evolved to Glenmorangie :D

MoSe
10-08-2005, 16:39:22
Originally posted by paiktis22
jack daniels tastes like cockroach juice!

hey, there is also someone thinking that guinness is shit, taste is personal, but that doesn't mean it's not one of the most important beers in the world.

There are even some who dislike Champagne, that wimpy wussy beverage... ;)

KrazyHorse
10-08-2005, 16:55:05
My friends bought me a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 years for taking care of their cats and plants while they're away.

Not bad. Very pale colour. Very smooth. Not too much in the way of taste, but there is some peatiness.

Very warm (not particularly the initial taste, but a warmth that holds on for a very long time after you've finished drinking).

Gary
10-08-2005, 17:02:07
I like Glenfiddich

Mr. Bas
10-08-2005, 17:08:46
I had a Highland Park last week, it was again excellent. Definitely one of my favourite whiskies, together with Glenkinchie and Laphroaig, although they taste quite differently. In general I agree with Laz that single malts rule, definitely worth the extra bucks IMO.

Paiktis is also right that Jack Daniels is rotten horsepiss.

Kitsuki
10-08-2005, 17:12:12
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp


Single malts are the daddy, however. Particularly the island malts like Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Caol Ila and Talisker.

Truly Laz, you have good taste.

Re: Glenfiddich; passable as a good whisky on a tighter budget.

MoSe
10-08-2005, 17:17:41
Once we wanted to buy a pricey whiskey as a present for a friend.
We went to a liquor shop and chose from the top shelf one we never heard before, costing ~60€ 20 years ago, splitted in 3.

It was something like Usquaebach IIRC.
It was good, but we couldn't taste all that difference in price...

BigGameHunter
10-08-2005, 23:14:36
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I like Jack Daniels... Laphroaig...

DevilsH@lo
11-08-2005, 00:46:45
Glendronach 15 yr Sherry Casked if you can get it. They do a 12 which is if i recall correctly a sherry and bourbon conditioned whisky which is also nice, but the 15 is better.

They do a 24 yr as well, but it's slightly out of your price range. And i'm not sure if it's a buy at distillery only deal.

KrazyHorse@home
11-08-2005, 01:34:01
Glendronach is really good. My fiancée swears by it...

KrazyHorse@home
11-08-2005, 01:35:09
JD is fine for a cheap whisky.

Nothing really offensive about its taste.

I drink Makers Mark when I want a better bourbon...

The Norks
11-08-2005, 01:49:45
whisky is a bitch to get drunk on.

notyoueither
11-08-2005, 02:02:03
... and then you wake up with one.

JM^3
11-08-2005, 03:26:13
thing is that JD isn't really cheap

MM is only like 7 dollars more than it

JM

Oerdin
11-08-2005, 04:28:12
Originally posted by Kitsuki
Mate - those all taste like piss.

Marker's Mark isn't bad. There are better Bourbons out there though.

Oerdin
11-08-2005, 04:38:26
The top Bourbon in my book is Woodford Reserve. It ca be hard to find and comes in a tiny one liter bottle but the stuff is just excellent bourbon. Top notch.

notyoueither
11-08-2005, 04:43:25
This would be a good place for a little rye humour.

KrazyHorse@home
11-08-2005, 05:15:51
Perhaps, but I've got to say that sometimes you're honest to a malt.

notyoueither
11-08-2005, 05:20:39
That must be the scotch in me.

KrazyHorse@home
11-08-2005, 05:30:26
Be still now.

MoSe
11-08-2005, 09:46:30
Originally posted by notyoueither
This would be a good place for a little rye humour.
sorry, didn't catch this

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-08-2005, 13:38:50
Originally posted by Oerdin
The top Bourbon in my book is Woodford Reserve. It ca be hard to find and comes in a tiny one liter bottle but the stuff is just excellent bourbon. Top notch.

Yep- Woodford Reserve is a real connoisseur's bourbon.

paiktis22
11-08-2005, 13:43:39
Originally posted by The Norks
whisky is a bitch to get drunk on.
After extensive research I'm confident in reporting the best and worst alcohol beverages to get drunk with.

Worst:
Cognac
Schnaps
Ouzo

Best:
One and only: Mavrodaphne. It's so nice tasting you don't realize you're getting drunk and when you do it's heaven. When you sober up there are almost no ill effects!
Which probably is the reason the priests use one of its variants for the holy communion.

Mr. Bas
11-08-2005, 15:58:44
I always find that the mix of beer and lots of shots (vodka, tequila, anything as long as its strong) gives the worst hangovers. Just strong booze usually gives mild hangovers, although I hardly ever stick to hard alcohol all night.

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-08-2005, 16:06:01
Originally posted by paiktis22
After extensive research I'm confident in reporting the best and worst alcohol beverages to get drunk with.

Worst:
Cognac
Schnaps
Ouzo



No way. Ever get really steaming drunk on espresso-strength Irish coffee? That's genuinely hideous.

Cider isn't far behind.

Funko
11-08-2005, 16:15:21
That's the best!

mr.G
11-08-2005, 16:18:11
jep, the cafeine is really working at that point :bounce:

MoSe
11-08-2005, 16:23:06
Originally posted by Mr. Bas
I always find that the mix of beer and lots of shots (vodka, tequila, anything as long as its strong) gives the worst hangovers. Just strong booze usually gives mild hangovers, although I hardly ever stick to hard alcohol all night.

Interesting that I just got as a present a book by an allegedly trendy spanish writer I never heard, Juan Bas :)
and the title is more or less "Essay about the Hangover" (Tratado sobre la Resaca (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8484602931/thedigitheade-20/102-0886001-8657706))

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Funko
11-08-2005, 16:25:16
Originally posted by mr.G
jep, the cafeine is really working at that point :bounce:

YAY

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 16:26:19
Warning, mixing too much caffeine and alcohol makes you act strangely.

Funko
11-08-2005, 16:27:31
:lol:

Mr. Bas
11-08-2005, 16:33:13
Originally posted by MoSe
Interesting that I just got as a present a book by an allegedly trendy spanish writer I never heard, Juan Bas :)
and the title is more or less "Essay about the Hangover" (Tratado sobre la Resaca (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8484602931/thedigitheade-20/102-0886001-8657706))

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:D

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 16:43:18
Originally posted by Tizzy
Warning, mixing too much caffeine and alcohol makes you act strangely. Please keep that mixture away from mrG.

JM^3
11-08-2005, 16:56:43
caffiene plus alcohol really fucks me up

JM

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 16:59:53
Originally posted by Drekkus
Please keep that mixture away from mrG.

It might have the opposite effect on him?

Time for some science - mrG, fancy a vodka bru? :D

mr.G
11-08-2005, 17:01:23
Tizzy, better listen to Drekkus just once

Funko
11-08-2005, 17:06:51
:lol:

Tizzy
11-08-2005, 17:08:54
:lol:

Ok, I'll drink it myself then

Oerdin
11-08-2005, 17:42:18
Drekkus is the smartje one.

Aredhran
11-08-2005, 17:51:14
These days I'm enjoying a nice bottle of Dalwhinnye (however you spell it)