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Old 16 February 2020, 10:54 AM   #1351
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Old 20 February 2020, 08:19 AM   #1353
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Old 20 February 2020, 01:35 PM   #1354
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Old 26 February 2020, 04:43 PM   #1355
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A couple of days ago, I bought a peanut butter whiskey after Mrs Yoda pointed it out at the grocery store. It was cheap, a novelty (to me), and might make a good dessert drink. So I said what the heck.

Normally, I drink my whiskys and whiskeys neat. But with a name like Skrewball, I'm guessing you're supposed to MIX it with something.

However, I never mix drinks. I don't have the patience. That's what I pay bartenders for. One thing I love about (normal) whisky and whiskey is you can just pour it and go. The only things I'll mix are highballs, which are easy enough.

So being the stubborn bastard that I am, I tried it neat. I figured, NAHH! It'll be fine! Oh holy peanut syrup gahh. If you've ever had soft drink syrup before it's mixed with the carbonated water, start with that mental image. Only with a peanut butter flavor. It's sweet like the devil with nothing identifying it to me as whiskey.

All I have to dilute it is club soda. Looks like I will be experimenting with Skrewball highballs.
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Old 26 February 2020, 06:06 PM   #1356
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A couple of days ago, I bought a peanut butter whiskey after Mrs Yoda pointed it out at the grocery store. It was cheap, a novelty (to me), and might make a good dessert drink. So I said what the heck.



Normally, I drink my whiskys and whiskeys neat. But with a name like Skrewball, I'm guessing you're supposed to MIX it with something.



However, I never mix drinks. I don't have the patience. That's what I pay bartenders for. One thing I love about (normal) whisky and whiskey is you can just pour it and go. The only things I'll mix are highballs, which are easy enough.



So being the stubborn bastard that I am, I tried it neat. I figured, NAHH! It'll be fine! Oh holy peanut syrup gahh. If you've ever had soft drink syrup before it's mixed with the carbonated water, start with that mental image. Only with a peanut butter flavor. It's sweet like the devil with nothing identifying it to me as whiskey.



All I have to dilute it is club soda. Looks like I will be experimenting with Skrewball highballs.


I tried this a few months ago. Almost threw up.


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Old 26 February 2020, 06:54 PM   #1357
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Iím in Poland right now. Found a nice bar here that had a little bit of a 2011 Wild Turkey 101 left. A double of it set me back $12.

Same night, a little later, had a Cohiba 2017 Limited Edition and a stiff pour of Blantonís Gold.



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Old 26 February 2020, 07:29 PM   #1358
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Iím in Poland right now. Found a nice bar here that had a little bit of a 2011 Wild Turkey 101 left. A double of it set me back $12.

Same night, a little later, had a Cohiba 2017 Limited Edition and a stiff pour of Blantonís Gold.



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Old 26 February 2020, 11:47 PM   #1359
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Iím in Poland right now. Found a nice bar here that had a little bit of a 2011 Wild Turkey 101 left. A double of it set me back $12.

Same night, a little later, had a Cohiba 2017 Limited Edition and a stiff pour of Blantonís Gold.



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Be safe out there. And good luck hunting for some dusties and underpriced whiskeys!
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Old 27 February 2020, 02:15 AM   #1360
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Iím in Poland right now. Found a nice bar here that had a little bit of a 2011 Wild Turkey 101 left. A double of it set me back $12.

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Is that wild turkey any good for a first venture into bourbon?
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Old 27 February 2020, 02:48 AM   #1361
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I use to drink that regularly. Good stuff. I canít believe how much the price of it has increased the past 10 years or so. I used to buy it at around $60-$70 a bottle. Thatís when I was drinking whatever Nikka had to offer.
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Old 27 February 2020, 03:34 AM   #1362
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Is that wild turkey any good for a first venture into bourbon?

Yes, I would say so. If the choices are the basic Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, or Wild Turkey, I would pick WT101.

The nice thing about the resurgence of Bourbon over the last 10 years, or so, is that it is becoming more widely available in places it previously wasnít. I personally love WT, but I know a lot of people who donít.

Iím sure several others will have ideas of a good first, but I donít know your options so I went with what I assumed are prevalent.

(Before some keyboard warrior jumps in, I know Jack is a Tennessee Whiskey, but itís a common bourbon-mash whiskey that most people know...)


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Old 27 February 2020, 05:14 AM   #1363
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WT101 is fantastic at that price point
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Old 27 February 2020, 06:38 AM   #1364
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Yes, I would say so. If the choices are the basic Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, or Wild Turkey, I would pick WT101.

The nice thing about the resurgence of Bourbon over the last 10 years, or so, is that it is becoming more widely available in places it previously wasnít. I personally love WT, but I know a lot of people who donít.

Iím sure several others will have ideas of a good first, but I donít know your options so I went with what I assumed are prevalent.

(Before some keyboard warrior jumps in, I know Jack is a Tennessee Whiskey, but itís a common bourbon-mash whiskey that most people know...)


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Thanks for the write-up, I will add this bottle to the list

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Old 27 February 2020, 02:37 PM   #1365
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Yes, I would say so. If the choices are the basic Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, or Wild Turkey, I would pick WT101.

The nice thing about the resurgence of Bourbon over the last 10 years, or so, is that it is becoming more widely available in places it previously wasnít. I personally love WT, but I know a lot of people who donít.

Iím sure several others will have ideas of a good first, but I donít know your options so I went with what I assumed are prevalent.

(Before some keyboard warrior jumps in, I know Jack is a Tennessee Whiskey, but itís a common bourbon-mash whiskey that most people know...)


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People who disagree aren't "keyboard warriors" they simply disagree. Jack is Bourbon, that's common knowledge despite JD's marketing ploys. WT and RR are great whiskeys, never have to apologize for what you like.
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Old 27 February 2020, 05:23 PM   #1366
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People who disagree aren't "keyboard warriors" they simply disagree. Jack is Bourbon, that's common knowledge despite JD's marketing ploys. WT and RR are great whiskeys, never have to apologize for what you like.


I think there is a difference between ďkeyboard warriorĒ and ďperson with a different opinion willing to discuss those opinions.Ē I like how journalist James Stacey (Hodinkee, The Grey NATO) describes it: ďstrong opinions, held looselyĒ. Keyboard warriors tend to be indignant and unable to consider opposing viewpoints.

To get his back on a whiskey track, I love Jack. I drink Old No. 7 neat. I love Gentleman Jack, and I was trying to get some buddies together years ago to buy a barrel, but no one loved it as much as me. I classify it as a type of bourbon because the way it is produced does not declassify it from that category. One of my top 3 whiskies of all time is the JD Heritage Barrel. That said, Jack Daniels is often not appealing to many casual drinkers newly exposed to whiskey. At least not in my experience.

Neither is Jim Bean, for that matter. Heck, I donít even like white label anymore. Yet, I love Bakerís, Bookers, and Knob Creek.

If thereís a selection to choose from, I like to use Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, or Michterís to introduce newbies to the bourbon world. Pretty standard stuff that happens to be available in my cabinet, as well.




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Old 27 February 2020, 08:16 PM   #1367
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On our way to Sri lanka via a transit in Seoul South Korea I ventured into my very first ever bottle of Whiskey. I am a 99% BEER Man but for some reason the appeal of this bottle by its looks alone had me buy 2 of them and carry them with me to Sri lanka. I have zero idea on how to rate or judge but this stuff down right tastes nice with just a ice cube...Would like some feedback from others on what they think of it..



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Old 28 February 2020, 03:20 AM   #1368
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That was exactly my point
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Old 29 February 2020, 07:01 PM   #1369
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I know there're fans of redbreast in this thread and when I saw the rb 12 on sale at my local Costco for $38 I thought I'd give it a spin... Turns out it's not my cup of tea. JMHO

On the other hand, I picked up a Alexander Murray bottling of Laphroaig for $40 and absolutely love it. Also picked up an AM bottling of Bruichladdich ($57) but have yet to open it... Am very much looking forward to it though
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Old 1 March 2020, 07:23 AM   #1370
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Anybody have an opinion on this rye? I got it at retail, not sure if I should try to sell / trade or just drink it.


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Old 1 March 2020, 09:54 AM   #1371
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Old 1 March 2020, 01:43 PM   #1372
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Old 2 March 2020, 10:36 AM   #1373
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Got a call to pick up a few 1.75l Eagle rare this weekend ..also grabbed a Weller 12 1.75l and a Blantons on the same trip. Pretty hard to find stuff.

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Itís a 6 year barrell proof rye - it is all hype and not that great IMO at all. Trade it for a GTS.
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I had that at the Lagavulin distillery in September last year, lovely dram. I will get one of these when my Lagavulin 16 is empty.


I have a list of bottles I'm buying next time and I'm not too happy with the price
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A couple of days ago, I bought a peanut butter whiskey after Mrs Yoda pointed it out at the grocery store. It was cheap, a novelty (to me), and might make a good dessert drink. So I said what the heck.

Normally, I drink my whiskys and whiskeys neat. But with a name like Skrewball, I'm guessing you're supposed to MIX it with something.

However, I never mix drinks. I don't have the patience. That's what I pay bartenders for. One thing I love about (normal) whisky and whiskey is you can just pour it and go. The only things I'll mix are highballs, which are easy enough.

So being the stubborn bastard that I am, I tried it neat. I figured, NAHH! It'll be fine! Oh holy peanut syrup gahh. If you've ever had soft drink syrup before it's mixed with the carbonated water, start with that mental image. Only with a peanut butter flavor. It's sweet like the devil with nothing identifying it to me as whiskey.

All I have to dilute it is club soda. Looks like I will be experimenting with Skrewball highballs.
LOL this has become very popular at our tailgate as a shot. Agree nothing about it seems like whisky, but as a quick shot I kinda like it!
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