Any whiskey drinkers?

Boner_18

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Do you really eat ribs with a fork and knife or is that just for the (very attractive) photo?
 

Matty

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Matty's Ranking of American Whiskeys

Crack-like

1. Maker's 46
2. Fighting Cock
3. Four Roses Single Barrel
4. Maker's Mark
5. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
6. Evan Williams White Label (Bottled-in-Bond)
7. Eagle Rare Single Barrel
8. Knob Creek Rye
9. Elijah Craig 12 Years

Excellent
10. Booker's
11. Wild Turkey 101
12. Woodford Reserve Something or Other
13. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve
14. Bulleit 10
15. Knob Creek
16. Bulleit
17. Old Charter 10
18. Four Roses (80 proof)
19. Four Roses Small Batch
20. Buffalo Trace
21. Old Fitzgerald's 1849
22. 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

Good
23. George Dickel Rye
24. Corner Creek
25. Jim Beam Black
26. Wild Turkey 81
27. Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
28. Gentleman Jack
29. Virginia Black
30. Jefferson's
31. Jim Beam White

Bad
32. Wild Turkey 80



Matty Rain's Ranking of Scotch Whiskies

Crack-Like

1. Dalmore 18
2. Lagavulin Distiller's Edition (1997/2013)
3. Ardbeg Uigeadail
4. Dalmore 10yo 1989

Excellent
5. Glenfarclas 21
6. Lagavulin 16
7. Highland Park 18
8. Highland Park 21
9. Ardbeg 10
10. Glenfarclas 17
11. Isle of Jura Prophecy
12. Highland Park 12
13. Royal Lochnagar Distiller's Edition
14. Macallan 18
15. Aberlour A'bunadh
16. Johnnie Walker Blue Label
17. Aberlour 18
18. Glenfiddich 15
19. Glenfiddich 18
20. Glenmorangie 10
21. Dalmore 12
22. Laphroaig 10
23. Glenrothes 12
24. Dalmore 15
25. Glenfiddich 21
26. Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph 1991
27. Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
28. Balvenie 12 Doublewood
29. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
30. Glenlivet 15

Good
31. GlenDronach 12
32. Johnnie Walker Green
33. Talisker 10
34. Johnnie Walker Black
35. Bowmore 12
36. Auchentoshan 12
37. Macallan 12
38. Glenfiddich 12
39. Whyte & Mackay Special
40. Johnny Walker Red
41. Isle of Arran 10

Bad
42. Ballantine's Finest
-Scotch updates

Johnnie Walker Blue Label goes from 24 to 16 as I got to sample a LOT of it over the weekend. Buddy's dad gets tons of it as gifts from his clients - there were allegedly 7 bottles in storage where I was. Anyway I still think it's bad value, but as a drink with no price tag attached to it, it's really nice. Very subtle, luxurious and warm, with just a trace of peat.

Also had Bowmore 12 which stays where it is. Solid entry-level bottle with a nice spicy kick to it. Quite good.

New entry at #23 - Glenrothes 12. I usually shy away from Speysides because I associate them with floral notes that I'm not fond of, but this is a lot more muscular than expected. Sherry bomb with a touch more complexity. I like it. 👍

-American whiskey updates

Finally sampled Drake's bottle, Virginia Black. It's labeled as an American whiskey but it really tastes like Canadian. Somewhat crude and extremely sweet, a bit like the regular Forty Creek. I think they're trying to appeal to non whiskey drinkers with this. It's drinkable but over the top in the sweetness department. I'm slotting it in at #29.
 
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reno cool

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how is Makers 46 on top? I don't even like it as much as regular Makers, which I consider run of the mill. Maybe I should try it again :dunno:
 

Matty

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I NEED TIME (AND MONEY) TO REORGANIZE THE LISTS.

I love me some MM and I tend to be biased towards cask strength/higher proof/less diluted bottles, so that would explain it. But I haven't had 46 in a while so who knows.
 

Casperwaits

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I NEED TIME (AND MONEY) TO REORGANIZE THE LISTS.

I love me some MM and I tend to be biased towards cask strength/higher proof/less diluted bottles, so that would explain it. But I haven't had 46 in a while so who knows.
Makers is on my short list of go to bourbons and I find the 46 to be fine.

Nothing to make it better than the original IMO. That’s me though
 

tullamore

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I'm being brain-washed by the show BILLIONS.

Picked this guy up today.

blitty

what you think. I got into a bottle last night. Smell and taste lots of vanilla. Dried fruit with oaky finish. Taste lingers for a bit but in a pleasant way. Would drink again.
 

Blitty

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It’s good, just don’t think I’m a huge rye fan.

I like the whiskey version better.

will check out their bourbon next.
 

vagabond

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I NEED TIME (AND MONEY) TO REORGANIZE THE LISTS.
Start a Youtube Channel. Throw in French terms wherever needed(or not). You already have a trinket market. Share your channel with them when you ship the stuff. Maybe make some videos slightly tipsy involving unscripted stuff.
 

Blitty

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These 2 just happened.

Not overly impressed with Long Branch at $39.

Matthew Mconaugheys name is on bottle. Nuff said.

Basil was good deal at $29. Smoove.

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reno cool

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yeah, I was into Basil Haydens for a while, but now generally avoid Jim Beam stuff. Although I wouldn't pass on a shot of Bookers