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Old 09-27-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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Buffalo Trace is about to have their annual release of their George T Stagg. That's the best bourbon I ever had. It blew my socks off. It weighs in at a whopping 140+ proof (best not to smoke around it). Not cheap stuff at around 80 bucks a bottle but if you're looking for quality you really can't do much better. Assuming you can even find it. I doubt it will be just sitting on a shelf somewhere. You'll probably have to give the secret handshake to the store keeper to get a bottle. But if you're a whiskey lover you'll be in heaven.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_T._Stagg
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:41 AM
 
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I can absolutely recommend Auchtoshan, an 18yr old triple distilled single malt scotch whiskey. Simply superb.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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I can absolutely recommend Auchentoshan, an 18yr old triple distilled single malt scotch whiskey. Simply superb.
Fixed that for ya. And yeah, it's good stuff.

Auchentoshan - Lowland Whisky - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Auchentoshan

And here's the explanation of "triple distilled."

Auchentoshan - Triple Distilled - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Auchentoshan
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:30 AM
 
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If we're gonna talk Scotch, the thread title should be changed to "Whiskey/Whisky".
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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If we're gonna talk Scotch, the thread title should be changed to "Whiskey/Whisky".
What's an "e" amongst friends? Whisky by any other name would smell (and taste) just as sweet. I think Shakespeare was a Laphroaig man personally.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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Well, since this is a general whisky or whiskey thread. Here's a good quote about whisky:

“Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.” – W. C. Fields
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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If we're gonna talk Scotch, the thread title should be changed to "Whiskey/Whisky".
Good point, plus I'm a big fan of Maker's Mark® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Handmade Whisky.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Yessir!

Maker's Mark is my go-to bourbon.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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What's up with Pappy Van Winkle? I just read an interesting article in Louisville magazine about what some refer to as "the best bourbon you'll never taste." Well, I guess that's true since I haven't had it...yet. Although a local bar does sell a glass of the 23 year old for a mere 55 bucks a glass (half off on Wednesdays though!). Just wondering if anyone has tried it and if it lives up to the hype of this rarity.

Louisville Magazine - JUL 2013

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Old 10-02-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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I was intrigued by the references to Bill Samuels and Maker's Mark, which also has has wheat in the mashbill, in place of the more traditional rye, and is a sweeter tasting bourbon than most. I remember hearing Bill tell the story, years ago, of growing up just down the road from Jim Beam, but I never heard mention of the Van Winkle connection until now.

But it makes sense, given how small and close knit the Kentucky bourbon bidness is, with deep multi-generational relationships common as can be. Last time I was in Bardstown I met Parker Beam at Heaven Hill, got a bottle of his cask-strength Distiller's Reserve, and had him sign the bottle. Ahhhh, treasured memories.
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