09-14-2014, 08:58 PM
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(09-13-2014, 07:56 PM)Pudu Wrote: Nice haul!

And congrats on the change.

Thanks Pudu!

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 09-18-2014, 11:11 AM
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I could always outdrink everyone I knew in my youth but brown liquor I always found disgusting. Acquired taste my %#*

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 09-18-2014, 11:15 AM
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...just saying! lol
But no, I only find water, Vodka and Sprite being the only clear drinks for me. Love the darkies!

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 09-24-2014, 10:49 AM
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Now I prefer dark beer. Dos Equis dark, Guinness, etc. but brown liquor yuk!

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 02-28-2016, 01:19 PM
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I just had five ounce of Brandy. 

It was Coronet VSQ. It was dark. 

Usually I get bourbon, but this had  a good price. 

And I drank it in a Jameson Irish Whiskey glass. 

I hope this thread will get revived.

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 03-14-2016, 07:42 AM
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I'll help revive it!

My favorite EDB (every day bourbon) is Knob Creek.  Also a fan of all the 4 Roses offerings.  Most of the Buffalo Trace products are solid.  Also, a new offering if you can find it is Smooth Ambler Old Scout.  Good stuff!

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 03-14-2016, 09:07 AM
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(12-31-2013, 12:20 AM)insomniac Wrote: Bulleit Rye is very good. Washington Whiskey Company's Rye is really good, it has a nice "spice" to it and gets lots of compliments from friends who have never tried rye before.

+1 Bulleit Rye

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 04-03-2016, 02:17 AM
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Finishing a bottle of Woodford Reserve..........hard to beat!

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 05-05-2016, 08:19 PM
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Let's keep this thread active.....a month later and I finished off another bottle of Woodford.  What's next?  I welcome some more reviews.

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 05-08-2016, 10:26 AM
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My staple is Russell's Reserve small batch.

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I am also currently enjoying Angel's Envy.  Great stuff.

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 03-29-2017, 11:15 AM
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Dusting off this thread to share two new bourbons I bought recently on a weekend getaway.  Black Saddle is the first California-bottled bourbon I've encountered (though distilled in Kentucky).  Both tasty and very smooth!

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 06-03-2017, 09:21 AM
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This is for my nephew's birthday. 

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 06-03-2017, 10:56 AM
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(06-03-2017, 09:21 AM)duck creek Wrote: This is for my nephew's birthday. 

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As an occasional, but avid, reader of Chuck Cowdery’s excellent whiskey blog, I was dismayed a couple of years back to read there of an audacious lobbying effort in the Tennessee legislature spearheaded by Diageo, the parent of Bulleit, to pass a law that would destroy the distinctiveness of “Tennessee Whiskey” and would make Tennessee Whiskey just a generic bourbon-style product.  The lobbying effort was especially surprising because the second largest producer of Tennessee Whiskey (a field comprising two giants and a handful of midgets) is George Dickel, which is another Diageo brand and major taxpayer in the State of Tennessee.

Cowdery speculated that the motive for the move was that, in anticipation for the day that the population of the People’s Republic of China wakes up one morning desiring to switch to whiskey as its preferred alcoholic beverage, Diageo wants the No. 1 selling whiskey worldwide on that day to be Johnny Walker Scotch, which currently holds that distinction; but Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey is very rapidly closing the gap on Johnny Walker, and may achieve No. 1 status by that anticipated day.  Market researchers in the industry think that when the Chinese switch goes on, the rush will be to the “winner” of the Johnny Walker - Jack Daniels race.   Apart from Cowdery’s detailed blog, the State of Tennessee’s major newspaper, the Tennessean, had a once-over-lightly summary of the kerfuffle headlined “Jack Daniels, George Dickel rage over Tennessee whiskey definition” in its 2014 June 11 edition (searchable on-line).

So — if Cowdery’s speculation was correct — Diageo was willing to trash its own profitable George Dickel brand as the price to trash the threat of Jack Daniels overtaking Johnny Walker in worldwide sales.  It seems like a bit of a reach, but there appears to be no other plausible explanation for the Diageo push in the Tennessee legislature.  The theory is made more plausible by some questionable marketing of Diageo’s Bulleit brand in recent years (outright false “history” stories of the inception of Bulleit and questionable origin claims on Bulleit labels).  

Only parts of the revelations about Diageo are proven fact, and the motivation of Diageo at any given time are probably unprovable, but I have read enough about its business ethics over the years that I have chosen personally to eschew all of the Diageo brands.  There are many other excellent purveyors of whiskey (or whisky, as it is spelled in Scotland) that I am not punishing myself by staying away from Diageo products, but I would be punishing myself if I thought I was rewarding Diageo’s business ethics.  

I emphasize that the above is a personal conclusion, and not one that I expect to be widely shared; but I throw it out for others who may have the same misgivings that I do.

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 06-03-2017, 01:21 PM
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(12-29-2013, 06:36 PM)freddy Wrote: Am I the only one on TSN who prefers rye to bourbon?

I hope not. I prefer Rye to Bourbon as well, but I won't refuse a glass of bourbon and rocks.

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 06-03-2017, 01:24 PM
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With the new season of "House of Cards" just released, it's time to break out the Blanton's.

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 06-03-2017, 07:37 PM
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(06-03-2017, 01:21 PM)doc47 Wrote:
(12-29-2013, 06:36 PM)freddy Wrote: Am I the only one on TSN who prefers rye to bourbon?

I hope not. I prefer Rye to Bourbon as well, but I won't refuse a glass of bourbon and rocks.

Rittenhouse rocks!

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