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Writer's Tears Irish Whiskey
 
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Auchentoshan 10 year.
 
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Macallan 12.
 
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Germain Robin apple brandy.

I finally was able to get my hands on a bottle of this (and a bottle of the XO regular brandy as well!).

Delicious!
 
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Writer's Tears Irish Whiskey


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"They speak of my drinking, but never consider my thirst..."
 
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Had some friend's Caol Ila 30 from the Sovereign K&L release. Pretty cool to try but I think Lagavulin 16 is still my go to Isla...just the right amount of peat, smokiness, and smoothness.
 
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So who's bringing this to the next offline?


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Glenfiddich 19 year Bourbon Cask Reserve


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- Bruichladdich "The Laddie 10..." Love this stuff!
 
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Had some friend's Caol Ila 30 from the Sovereign K&L release. Pretty cool to try but I think Lagavulin 16 is still my go to Isla...just the right amount of peat, smokiness, and smoothness.


That's one hell of a dram! It's "Islay," BTW. Hah!! I kid...
 
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Elijah Craig 20 year
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Rittenhouse 100 Manhattan.


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Writer's Tears Irish Whiskey


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VB, I bought this on a whim, thinking the writer I share my life with would get a laugh from the name. Upon opening, we were pleasantly surprised at how very drinkable this is. There's a caramel-tinged sweetness on the nose with hints of citrus and tropical fruits. Very soft in the mouth, with butterscotch and spice. Most impressive is the finish, which lingers without the burn I've found in the (admittedly few) other Irish whiskies I've experienced. My better half is not one to drink straight liquor, but she loved this.
 
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Writer's Tears Irish Whiskey


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VB, I bought this on a whim, thinking the writer I share my life with would get a laugh from the name. Upon opening, we were pleasantly surprised at how very drinkable this is. There's a caramel-tinged sweetness on the nose with hints of citrus and tropical fruits. Very soft in the mouth, with butterscotch and spice. Most impressive is the finish, which lingers without the burn I've found in the (admittedly few) other Irish whiskies I've experienced. My better half is not one to drink straight liquor, but she loved this.


Thanks buddy - I've always been more into single malts but ever since an Ireland trip in 2011 I find myself enjoying Irish whisky more and more. Sounds like I need to find a bottle to try myself!


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Leopold Gourmel - Age des Epices Cognac


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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Kah anejo tequila. It seems appropriate with the outside temperature being 6, with a "real feel" of 12 below. Eek
 
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Tequila Don Julio Añejo


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Tried Tito's vodka at a charity event last night (they had a table set up).

I thought it was quite good. Next time I need to buy some vodka, I may go for a bottle.
 
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I'm intrigued by the concept of Rye Whisky just reading about it. Anyone have recommendations for interesting ones to try?


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
- Milton
 
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I'm intrigued by the concept of Rye Whisky just reading about it. Anyone have recommendations for interesting ones to try?


Cheap, but still pretty good:

- Jim Beam Rye ($12.99)

- Old Overholt Rye ($17.99)

Above $20:

- Bulleit 95 ($25)

Premium, and outstanding:

- Whistle Pig Rye ($70)

- Sazerac Rye 18 Year (Not sure on price, as I tried it from a friend's stash. I think it's > $100. Tough to find, but it's one of the best whiskies I've had.)
 
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Premium, and outstanding:

- Whistle Pig Rye ($70)

- Sazerac Rye 18 Year (Not sure on price, as I tried it from a friend's stash. I think it's > $100. Tough to find, but it's one of the best whiskies I've had.)


I really like Single Malt Scotch, so starting with the premiums is fine. One of the reasons I'm intrigued by this is that I heard about the drink called a Sazerac, so this is pretty interesting. Doesn't show up easily in places I know around here.

When you say it's one of the best whiskies you've had, compared to what? Bourbons, blends, SMSs?

Thanks


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
- Milton
 
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When I said Sazerac 18 was one of the best, I mean including foreign & domestic. I'm a huge Single Malt fan too. I like Scotch about as much as I like wine, and amazed by similarities between them (IE terroir). I tend to stay true to the Islay malts (Caol Ila & Bruichladich), but Springbank is another favorite of mine.

THE Sazerac is hands down, my favorite cocktail. Not too many places can do them right, so I normally just make them myself to avoid dissapointment. The key are the bitters. It HAS to be Peychaud's!

BTW, YouTube has some pretty good videos on how to authentically make this miracle of a beverage...just make sure the bartender is at least from New Orleans!
 
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Cool, thanks. I can get Whistle Pig and Peychauds from Binnys, so I should be good to go.


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
- Milton
 
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Eagle Rare. My LWS has their own private bottling. One of my favorite Bourbons so far.


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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Originally posted by aphilla:
I'm intrigued by the concept of Rye Whisky just reading about it. Anyone have recommendations for interesting ones to try?


Cheap, but still pretty good:

- Jim Beam Rye ($12.99)

- Old Overholt Rye ($17.99)

Above $20:

- Bulleit 95 ($25)

Premium, and outstanding:

- Whistle Pig Rye ($70)

- Sazerac Rye 18 Year (Not sure on price, as I tried it from a friend's stash. I think it's > $100. Tough to find, but it's one of the best whiskies I've had.)


-Rittenhouse 100 Rye --About $21-$30 depending on what state you buy it in. The price really belies the quality. One of the smoothest whiskies I've ever had. You can easily drink it neat.


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