Whiskey

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  1. mdk2isu

    mdk2isu Well-Known Member

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    The Urbandale HyVee Booze Sale thread got me thinking we need a thread dedicated to whiskey.

    As a relatively new drinker of whiskey, I'm interested in hearing what peoples tastes are, favorite/go to whiskeys, go to spots in the metro for whiskey, etc.
     
  2. srjclone

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    Buffalo Trace is a very solid, decently priced whiskey that I find myself buying more often than not when searching for hard liquor.
     
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    Flavored whiskeys are a godsend. Cinnamon whiskeys (Prairie Fire is god-tier) are hit or miss, some are very good. Honey (Jack Honey is great) whiskeys are often good, even cheaper ones. Caramel ones are usually okay. In fairness, I can drink everything from Canadian Club to Makers Mark and beyond, so I may have some lax taste buds.

    I know it isn't really whiskey, but I saw last night that Winter Jack has returned to the shelves. I'm so pumped for that.
     
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  4. srjclone

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    If you are going for a more expensive bottle of whiskey, I found that John J Bowman was far better and significantly cheaper than Johnnie Walker. But that is just my opinion, I am sure.
     
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    Ancient Age is a relatively inexpensive bourbon with a nice finish.
     
  6. AmesHawk

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    Old Forester
     
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  7. Gonzo

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    I like either a locally distilled whiskey or a nice honey jack, little bit of ice, no mixer.
     
  9. srjclone

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    I hope we are all basing this off of without mixer, as that is the only way good whiskey should be drank :rolleyes:
     
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    Jameson and Seagram's are my go to inexpensive whiskeys
     
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    Bushmills is another solid inexpensive go-to.
     
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  12. jcyclonee

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    I like Irish whiskies (Jameson and Two Gingers) the best. I've found all the honey whiskies I've tried are pretty good (Jack, Jim Beam and Wild Turkey). Crown Royal (Canadien) is very, very drinkable but CC and Seagrams 7 are both pretty good at a fraction of the cost. For traditional American whiskies, I think Makers Mark is pretty good.

    One bit of practical advice, the Costco versions of spirits taste pretty much the same but tend to have only a slightly different color if you want to save a bit of money.

    I'm not mentioning any of the higher end whiskies as I drink them so rarely I don't really have much of an opinion about them.
     
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  13. FerShizzle

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    Tin Cup is exceptional. Bulleit Bourbon is great too.

    Turkey 101. Buckle up. It will kick your ass.
     
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    Juniper Moon on Ingersol has a ton of whiskeys as does Bubba's on 10th and Mulberry.
     
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    HERE IS WHAT NOT TO DRINK.

    This was the well whiskey at a bar I worked at years ago. I drank it. I drank it a lot. I regret everything.
     
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    #16 KennyPratt42, Oct 13, 2017
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    Both Cedar Ridge and Cody Road are very good if you are looking for American craft whiskies (both Iowa products).

    My preference is Scottish single malt. Can't really give a favorite because I like to try as many as I can. A good place to start for most people is something that isn't as heavily smoked. Oban, Dalhwinnie, & Auchentoshan Three Wood come to mind.

    Less expensive that I'll either mix or have on a little ice is Bushmills for an Irish or J&B for a blended Scotch.
     
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    #17 jbindm, Oct 13, 2017
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    Agreed. Very nice bang for your buck. I usually keep a bottle of this and a bottle of Woodford in my cabinet. Both are good, reasonably priced options.

    Vom Fass is a fancypants place in Des Moines that sells high end and small batch liquors, oils, and vinegars. Sometimes they have some good stuff that you can't get at Hy-Vee. Pretty liberal tasting and sampling policy. I recommend it.

    https://www.vomfassusa.com/
     
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  18. Entropy

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    Woodford Reserve is my go to bourbon.
    I like to keep a bottle of Templeton Rye around. I haven't had the 6 year yet, not sure if it's worth the extra price.
    For scotch, I really like Balvenie.
     
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    Rowan's Creek Bourbon is a new favorite of mine.
     
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    Anyone tried a Japanese whiskey? I saw some on the menu at Bubba's but I had already picked something else. Worth the trouble or just a trendy thing?
     

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