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Need Superbowl beverage advice:
Among a list of Bourbon, available in Luxemburg, which one would you recommend?
Here's the catalogue of a local shop, with quite a wide range of Bourbon Whisky (please check pages 1-2)
PDF-list

Dont know much about Bourbon, say my benchmark is the Woodford Reserve. Anything better, worth the price, on that list above?
Last edited by moselleluxemburg
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Need Superbowl beverage advice:
Among a list of Bourbon, available in Luxemburg, which one would you recommend?
Here's the catalogue of a local shop, with quite a wide range of Bourbon Whisky (please check pages 1-2)
PDF-list

Dont know much about Bourbon, say my benchmark is the Woodford Reserve. Anything better, worth the price, on that list above?


Gotta go with Fighting Cock! Wink
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Need Superbowl beverage advice:
Among a list of Bourbon, available in Luxemburg, which one would you recommend?
Here's the catalogue of a local shop, with quite a wide range of Bourbon Whisky (please check pages 1-2)
PDF-list

Dont know much about Bourbon, say my benchmark is the Woodford Reserve. Anything better, worth the price, on that list above?

All I can say is you have access to some REALLY nice bourbon and I am actually quite jealous! That is a damn fine selection! Especially the Handy Sazerac Rye and William Larue Weller! However, at a much more reasonable price point, I would choose the Eagle Rare 10. Enjoy!
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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Just had some Germain Robin XO last night


I picked up a bottle of this. It was in with the cognacs and I just assumed it was a cognac. It's nice stuff. Made mostly from Pinot using a cognac still from what I understand.


Yeah plus it's extremely smooth.
Thanks for the recommendations anyone. Back from the quest for Bourbon Whisky. It appeared both Jefferson's and Elmer T Lee were not on stock, but i was happy to grab one of their last bottles of Eagle rare 10yr. The guy in the shop told me, that in the future they'll get only limited quantities of this.

I asked wich of the available stuff stood out and would be a contrasting style to the Eagle rare, the guy recommended either Knob Creek or Dickel, i went with Knob Creek.

That leaves room for improvement, eg a Larue Weller, some year later.
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
most scotch whiskys are produced by Diageo and other huge companies, that doesn't prevent those Whiskys from being very drinkable.
The mention of Beam Company, ... well, ... just made me think about the standard Jim Beam, which is not my Whisky of choice.
The Knob Creek is very drinkable, i must say.


There are plenty of labels that fall under the Beam "roof". Beam also makes Bakers, Bookers, and Basil Hayden. Plenty of good stuff, and plenty of crap as well.
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Originally posted by Merengue:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Maestro Dobel silver tequila.


I just had the diamond "Diamante" this past week in Mexico City. Really good smooth stuff.

I tend to find we drink/like similar stuff.


I'm not sure what the difference is, but I believe I had the Diamante in a restaurant a couple of months ago. The two guys I was with were shocked that a silver/blanco could be enjoyed as a sipper. I was never much of a tequila guy until visiting two places in Jalisco a few years back. Getting to taste raw agave, then cooked agave, then the product in various stages of aging was an eye-opener.

What made the Dobel I own a sure buy was that it came in a miniature guitar case that looks really cool. Smile
Last week after our hockey game a friend put his mazda deep into a small snow bank late at night (dark windy road and it was very icy). I helped him dig it out the next morning, then towed it out with our SUV, and got him on his way.

He bought me a bottle of Blanton's single barrel as thanks and wow is this stuff good. Had a small pour of it last night (again after hockey). Absolutely love it.
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Originally posted by BRR:
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Originally posted by g-man:
oof last night hurt:

glass of
basil
jefferson
blantons

then added an old fashion, negroni and tom collins.

That's what we call, "Doin' WORK!" Which was your preferred Bourbon?


i like the smoothness and sweetness of the blantons

but to be honest, i *think* that's what i recalled.
Just got back from the Whiskies of the World San Francisco event. Beautiful night on the San Francisco Belle yacht where this took place. Partook of the following that I can remember off the top of my head:

Aberlour 18
Four Roses Single Barrel
Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta
Hakushu 18
Hibiki 12
Highland Park Origins
Laphroaig 18
Nikka 17
Oban 18
Yamazaki 18 (multiple pours of this)

I'm missing a few, but too tired to dig up the list of stuff that was being poured.......
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
Just got back from the Whiskies of the World San Francisco event. Beautiful night on the San Francisco Belle yacht where this took place. Partook of the following that I can remember off the top of my head:

Aberlour 18
Four Roses Single Barrel
Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta
Hakushu 18
Hibiki 12
Highland Park Origins
Laphroaig 18
Nikka 17
Oban 18
Yamazaki 18 (multiple pours of this)

I'm missing a few, but too tired to dig up the list of stuff that was being poured.......

a lot of nice pours there. Smile
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Maker's cask strength
Evan Wiliams Single Barrel.


Are you a "Casker's" subscriber? What did you think of both?


Too early in my exploration to tell. Generally, I need to add an ice cube to cask strength bourbons to make them enjoyable to my palate.

As for single barrel bourbons I own, the EW was put in cask the year my wife and I met, so that's why I bought it. I also own a Four Roses SB that was bottled on my father's birthday.

5 years ago I would say that I would never be into distilled spirits. Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink
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Originally posted by billhike:
Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink

Are these near Puerto Vallarta? I'm heading there Monday, but I've never taken any of the tequila tours.

And I hear you on those cask strength spirits. Some years back, I went to a scotch tasting event and they were pouring some cask strength bottles. They strongly advised to add some water, but still, they would put you on your a$$ in a hurry.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink

Are these near Puerto Vallarta? I'm heading there Monday, but I've never taken any of the tequila tours.


Both are actually closer to Guadalajara than the coast. When we went in 2010, Guadalajara was our base and we drove a rented vehicle to the region. Not sure that would be recommended these days. Cuervo is right in the heart of the town of Tequila. Herradura is in Amatitan.
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Being a Hendricks guy for the most part, I had to go out and buy a bottle of the Botanist. I applaud the recommendation, its a very well made gin and will be a nice change from my "house" gin. Thanks!


+1 I was not really a gin guy at all, but I also purchased a bottle of Botanist, and am very happy I did.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Being a Hendricks guy for the most part, I had to go out and buy a bottle of the Botanist. I applaud the recommendation, its a very well made gin and will be a nice change from my "house" gin. Thanks!


+1 I was not really a gin guy at all, but I also purchased a bottle of Botanist, and am very happy I did.


Hmmmm, duly noted. The other day I was choosing between buying a bottle of The Botanist or the Victoria and decided to go with the latter to encourage the Canadian producer. I'll pick up The Botanist next time.
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by billhike:
Visits to Casa Herrudura and Mundo Cuervo in Jalisco got me on this path. A visit to Louisville last fall furthered it. Wink

Are these near Puerto Vallarta? I'm heading there Monday, but I've never taken any of the tequila tours.


Both are actually closer to Guadalajara than the coast. When we went in 2010, Guadalajara was our base and we drove a rented vehicle to the region. Not sure that would be recommended these days. Cuervo is right in the heart of the town of Tequila. Herradura is in Amatitan.

Yeah, no. A police convoy was ambushed near San Sebastian, on the road between PV and Guadalajara just the other day. So I don't think I'll be heading that far inland on this trip.
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Question to all our Canadian forumites:

Since we all know Whistle Pig is really a Canadian rye in a Vermont bottle, any suggestions to a true Canadian 100% rye equivalent?


Lot's of really good Canadian Whiskey like Lot No.40, Crown Royal Limited Edition or Cask No.16 and Wiser's Red Letter or 18 year old.

In terms of 100 Rye though I think the best would be Canadian Club Chairman’s Select

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