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Message 1988876 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 8:40:13 UTC - in response to Message 1988864.  

Hmmm... I hear you loud and clear.

This said, I must warn you that if we ever discuss whiskey, you won't have it so easy :)

Pierre, there is a bit of history there, so probably best left unexplored. I am quite sure that the sponsors are aware of this thread, and it's up to them if they wish to contact you privately.

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Message 1988891 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 13:06:12 UTC

This said, I must warn you that if we ever discuss whiskey, you won't have it so easy :)

In your honour I will start a thread in the cafe to take it away from here :-)
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Message 1988892 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 13:22:47 UTC

This said, I must warn you that if we ever discuss whiskey, you won't have it so easy :)

Says he who comes from Canada, better known for maple syrup!

Right, lets get a few facts straight.

WHISKY

Whisky comes from Scotland in the UK, and can be blended for the mass market, or single malt for the connoisseurs. It is also called Scotch. It is made mainly from malted Barley.

WHISKEY

Whiskey spelt with an e specifically refers to whiskey produced outside of Scotland, mainly in Ireland, and is made from corn spirits.

The Americans call it Bourbon because they couldn't decide how to spell it.

Most Canadian whiskies are blended multi-grain liquors containing a large percentage of corn spirits, and are typically lighter and smoother than other whisky styles.
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Message 1988909 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 15:35:40 UTC - in response to Message 1988892.  
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Now you are going to get it. We have whiskey of several varieties here in the States. We have rye whiskey here but most is corn whiskey. Corn whiskey starts as a kind of beer and then is double distilled to about 120 to 160 proof and then is diluted for bottling to about 80 to 94 proof. Bourbon is only produced with that name in Kentucky by law. It is put up in charred oak barrels to age for a few years --perhaps as few as six and on up to twelve are fairly common. Tennessee whiskey is the same thing but has to be called Tennessee whisky. Jack Daniel's and George Dickel are two brands that you may know. Jack Daniels is filtered through apple-wood charcoal that the make on site by burning stacks of apple wood. I like "Evan Williams" because it is smokey and sweet and modestly priced. I bought a big bottle of Johnny Walker Black for Grandpa at Christmas time. Cost a bundle and we drink it after dinner and always drink it neat or over ice.

That reminds me it's time for my annual pilgrimage.

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Message 1988911 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 15:50:29 UTC

Now you are going to get it.

Well only about 75% of it.

Jack Daniels marketed in the UK is Old No.7 Tennessee sour mash Whiskey.

Jack Daniels is filtered through apple-wood charcoal that the(y) make on site by burning stacks of apple wood.

Well who would have ever thought that. Thanks for the education :-)
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Message 1988930 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 18:11:35 UTC

Jack Daniels marketed in the UK is Old No.7 Tennessee sour mash Whiskey.

That is ONE of their brands over here yes, but I suggest you look at their website, I will not link here.

My favourite is Gentleman Jack Doubled Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey.

Which to quote "Gentleman Jack undergoes a second charcoal mellowing to achieve exceptional smoothness"
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Message 1988941 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 19:25:13 UTC

Then I'll do it for you.

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All the labels/versions are basically based around the same theme. but I agree quite drinkable.
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Message 1988972 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 22:43:28 UTC - in response to Message 1988892.  

I've been using this wiki for whisky/whiskey reference. I've been on a bottle/sampling quest for years. Big fan of tawny ports also.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_whisky_brands

And for those hard to get and some time less expensive than local. I've had great luck finding great booze with this search. Works world wide.
https://www.wine-searcher.com

Trippin' down the bourbon trail I ran across Jefferson's Ocean. Sloshing around in barrels on a ship vs. sitting stagnate in warehouse has created some delightful drink. Voyage #16 is my favorite. Nice long sweet finish. Sampled most of them but the first few voyages.
https://jeffersonsbourbon.com/jeffersons-ocean
https://jeffersonsbourbon.com/ocean-voyages
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Message 1988983 - Posted: 5 Apr 2019, 23:16:27 UTC - in response to Message 1988973.  

In the end they're all just delightfully flavored ethyl alcohol. ;-)

Cheers.

There, fixed that for ya. ;-) ;-)
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Message 1989010 - Posted: 6 Apr 2019, 5:42:59 UTC

I was quite into ports especially Tawny ones, have have had to cut back a bit because of medical reasons. So rarely have a tot now.
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Message 1989150 - Posted: 7 Apr 2019, 15:33:08 UTC - in response to Message 1988891.  
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It will become quite handy when comes the time to celebrate your co-discovery of an ETI technosignal, Chris. Better try to find this thread of yours before I give it a more than theoretical try ^^

(for the moderators: of course we're talking about wildberry juice, what else?)



This said, I must warn you that if we ever discuss w...y, you won't have it so easy :)
In your honour I will start a thread in the cafe to take it away from here :-)
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Message 1989252 - Posted: 8 Apr 2019, 6:28:56 UTC

Better try to find this thread of yours before I give it a more than theoretical try ^^

Er, um, you are in it. The mods had a moving day.
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Message 1989263 - Posted: 8 Apr 2019, 11:15:49 UTC

My favorite is Old Smokey Tennessee White Lightning.
It is corn whiskey, without the aging in a barrel.
I keep a jar in the refrigerator, take a few swigs, and am good to go.....

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Message 1989274 - Posted: 8 Apr 2019, 13:02:19 UTC - in response to Message 1989263.  

There is a liquor store co-joined with my local Costco--it's run by a former colleague of mine from Northern Telecom. As I was passing by there was a tasting going on with a new brand of Rock and Rye. I tried a sip and was reminded of what we drank in the Army about 50 years ago. Bought a bottle. Also am a big fan of Old-fashioneds ,which only my father could make properly. Well upon reading the ingredients --Rock, candy, orange bitters etc I realized that adding a little soda water, cherry juice, slice of lemon and orange would do the trick. Sure enough it was pretty authentic. I will buy some more and consider it to be a mix for making an old fashioned.
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Message 1989440 - Posted: 10 Apr 2019, 8:12:46 UTC

My local corner shop is doing 330ml cans of Jack Daniels & coke. which I quite like. The UK ones are 5% the USA ones 10% it seems.



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Message 1989558 - Posted: 10 Apr 2019, 22:44:03 UTC - in response to Message 1989010.  

Do you have a favorite port house? Mine was Rocha but they were bought out by Barros. I've sampled all the port houses, 30+, I can get my hands on. At least 20 year old and with 40 year preferred. Anything less and they get too grapey for me. Having played the tawny port houses out I got started on whisky/whiskey sampling/tasting.

Sorry about the cut back. I keep waiting for them to tell me (72) to cut back. Gettin' it while I can. ;-) ;-)
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Message 1989889 - Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 7:44:32 UTC

Do you have a favorite port house?

Unless you go to specialist wine dealers, pretty much what you get is standard fare in the UK. Lets start wioth the run of the mill ports.

Ruby - far too plummy for my taste.
Standard ports - OK
LBV - OK
10 year olds - better
Tawny - yum!
Vintage - yummier
Crusted - much ado about nothing.
White port - never tried it.

There are many grapes varieties but Touriga Francesa seems to be the most widely planted grape.

For a good all round day to day drinking, Taylors 4* and derivatives are OK with cheese & biscuits after a meal. For something better Fonseca, Warres, Grahams, Dows. Sorry but Cockburns is not worth buying.

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Message 1990189 - Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 23:07:50 UTC - in response to Message 1989889.  

I thought the white was terrible stuff.

A flight of 40's for 65th birthday tasting. Agree Cockburns tastes like Australian port, raisins with seeds. wink wink I'd say the same for Sandeman but their 40 year old was a surprising delight.


After the tawny run I started a bottle quest. This was the first bottle row.


Currently working a Macallan Trilogy.

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Message 1991571 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 14:55:48 UTC

Your alcohol bill must be a bit high :-))
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Message 1991578 - Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 15:32:31 UTC - in response to Message 1991571.  

Your alcohol bill must be a bit high :-))

You only turn 65 once. wink wink

Gassing the bottles I was able to nurse them for about six months.
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