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If there’s one thing we learned during our tasting at the Whisky Attic (thanks to our friends at Eagle Eye Ammo) last night, it was that the look-smell-taste sampling method went out wth Burger King and hippies. We won’t get into why, because that would spoil the fun (and part of the educational experience) of sampling a flight of ten luscious brown liquors from places like Scotland, Ireland, Japan, Canada and the good ol’ US of A. One more thing, thanks to Nick…whatever you do, DO NOT drink Indian whiskey. You have been warned.

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    • TTAG had a post up for about an hour where they announced ‘The Truth About er, other things’ before it disappeared suddenly…

      H’mmm. 🙂

  1. *Sniff*

    The (somewhat) fond memories of my last corporate job with the requisite corporate AMEX and a firm belief by the corporate heavies (I.E., the Suits) that an essential part of building teamwork was to consume mass quantities (That’s an expression the ‘kids’ here won’t get) of the finest available food and spirits with our cellmates, er, co-workers.

    Oh, the spirits… Patron Tequila, Maker’s Mark, various assorted single-barrel bourbons…

    A conflicting memory of delightful drinks and Leila in accounting and sheer pain the next day…

    Heh. 🙂

    • …and you apparently survived Makers Mark. You are a far stronger person than I am. I found the best tasting part of that brand to be the red wax seal. Maybe the paper label.

      To each his own

      Buffalo Trace. Nectar of the gods. A mere 2 hours or less travel from Maker’s Mark

      • Buffalo Trace is a bourbon where the quality far exceeds one’s expectations at the price. $25/bottle here in Wyoming. Fine, fine bourbon.

        • I don’t particularly care for Buffalo Trace myself, although it is not bad. My go to remains Blanton’s.

          I would also add that Jim Beam Single Barrel is a good sleeper at $35ish a bottle.

        • I’ll have to keep a look out for Blantons… Buffalo Trace is OK, although haven’t had a bottle in a couple years. I prefer Maker’s to it if memory serves. Always more whiskey to try!

      • Concur on Maker’s Mark. Picked up a bottle when the news broke that they’d be lowering the proof.

        It quickly became apparent that it would be no great loss.

        • “Picked up a bottle when the news broke that they’d be lowering the proof.

          It quickly became apparent that it would be no great loss.”

          Realize the time frame.

          I started out drinking Jack. And it was OK, better than Jim Beam, and damn sure better than Evan Williams.

          In the early 80’s Maker’s was very nice stuff.

          Today apparently, …not so much.

        • Most of us were weaned on JD. Gentleman Jack is very smooth.
          My “go to” bourbon is Woodford Reserve. I had Jefferson’s recently and it was pleasant. I stay in the under $50 range mainly.

      • Nice sounding line up.

        The Pike Creek intrigues me looking at their site. A 30 year is a nice treat to me regardless of if it is a style I’d typically like. You just don’t come by that stuff in your average and even above average and excellent bars too often.

        • It’s always fun to see what another culture’s take on something is, like an Indian whiskey.

          I don’t disagree though, Kentucky is responsible for my favorite brands.

        • You’re right. Nick asked to try it after we had finished the good stuff. To give him an appreciation for what he’s just tasted.

          You can’t know how high you can fly unless you know how far you can fall. Or something like that.

    • They drank.

      They got drunk.

      No problem. (Unless RF’s plastic was declined…)

      Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know what you were getting at, and you’re right. (as I have personally experienced…)

      They weren’t driving. (I hope)

    • That is some VERY good stuff. My buddy got stationed in Okinawa again, so I should have a couple of bottles arriving in a month.

  2. Having sampled many fine single malts, my opinion of malts kept in the cask more than 18 years is “meh.” I’ve spent some serious coin on 30 and 40 year whisky and came away unimpressed.

    12 to 18 years seems to be the “magic window” of goodness.

    • A friend of mine got a bottle of Macallan 25 as a wedding gift. He’s shared a bit.

      It’s veeeery nice, but I’m never going to buy it myself.

  3. Never liked Indian Whiskey, but I did develop a taste for Khoday’s XXX and Old Monk rums. Unfortunately (luckily?), it was near the end of my 2 years there that i discovered taddy,,a palm tree sap moonshine. It was very good.

  4. 2 Irishmen are traveling down the road at midnight. They spot a distellery running full blast and all lit up.

    1st Irishman says to the 2nd,”See lad, they’ll make more whiskey than you can hope to drink.”

    2nd Irishman replies, “Aye, you’re right. But you notice I’ve got them working overtime.”


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