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Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Buffalo Trace Bourbon on 02/19/2011 15:49:04 MST Print View

Just picked some of this up. It's ok, but not really any better than a Beam, etc. It doesn't hold a candle to Elijah Craig 18 year, but then it's less than half the price so I didn't expect much. Ok by itself, and cheap enough to where I don't mind mixing it.

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
Re: Re: Buffalo Trace Bourbon on 02/19/2011 17:06:29 MST Print View

"but not really any better than a Beam, etc. It doesn't hold a candle to Elijah Craig 18"

Maybe not the Craig 18 but Beam for sure. But taste is in the mouth of the beholder.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Re: Re: Buffalo Trace Bourbon on 02/19/2011 17:09:54 MST Print View

But taste is in the mouth of the beholder.

Agreed. I think I spoiled myself with the expensive stuff.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
But taste is in the mouth of the beholder. on 02/19/2011 17:28:18 MST Print View

Not if it was analyzed by Robby the Robot on Altair 6 in Forbidden Planet.Ancient Rocket Bourbon

chris kersten
(xanadu) - F

Locale: here
whisky on 02/20/2011 10:56:55 MST Print View

Maker's Mark! But, most of the time, I only have enough money for Kentucky Deluxe. The good thing about kentucky deluxe is if by accident, I drink my fuel for my stove, I won't know the difference.

James Lantz
(jameslantz) - F

Locale: North Georgia
"Most Beloved Trail Whisky" on 02/20/2011 18:43:19 MST Print View

Depends on the time of year. As a rule I like cask strength iterations of Laphroig, Aberlour, & Macallan because of the relative weight savings vs a typical 40-43% offering. Laphroig is great in cold weather because of its heavily peated nature that just feels "warmer" going down;) I find Lowland malts nicer in the warmer months because they are less heavily bodied & more crisp, grassy, lemony ie. Bladnoch or Auchentoshan. My overall favorites, I think, are the offerings from Macallan. The Macallan 25 YO Anniversary offering is so good that I can't believe it is crafted by the hands of mere mortals!
For all you single malt enthusiasts wanting to try something new, try the Japanese malts from Yamazaki (12 YO, 18 YO). They are not legally "Scotch" but surprisingly good.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: "Most Beloved Trail Whisky" on 02/20/2011 19:32:04 MST Print View

James it sounds like you know your stuff. I sell Yamazaki and when I would mention that it is a Japanese malt, accounts scoff at it. Quality stuff indeed!!!! Nice mentino there.

Kyle Meyer
(kylemeyer) - M

Locale: Portland, OR
Bulleit on 02/21/2011 08:46:20 MST Print View

My go-to bourbon is Bulleit Kentucky bourbon. Handsome bottle, 90-proof, and has a fairly unique flavor. A delicious one.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Most beloved beverage on 02/21/2011 09:49:52 MST Print View

+1 for Lagavulin. The smokey peat taste reminds me of camping even when I drink it in my living room.

But my Czech ancestry dictates that I mostly bring Slivovitz, a flamingly strong plum brandy that burns all the way down.

Webster Jorgensen
(WebsterJ) - F

Locale: Kansas City
Laphroaig Cask Strength Scotch on 02/21/2011 13:18:11 MST Print View

Tastes amazing and is bottled at ~57%.

A perfect blend of taste and weight savings.

Fred eric
(Fre49) - MLife

Locale: France, vallée de la Loire
talisker cask strengh on 02/21/2011 13:42:43 MST Print View

unfortunatly i cannot buy it in France and my last bottle is gone.
so regular one , Lagavulin, Laphroaig or Springbank untill i visit Skye again

Patrick Browning
(optimator) - F
libations on 03/10/2011 21:57:01 MST Print View

Pendleton....

Rob Wolfenden
(wolverine) - F

Locale: North East
Most Beloved Trail Whisky/Whiskey on 03/11/2011 11:27:08 MST Print View

Although it's not a whiskey,Johnny Walker black is always a top choice for me as I prefer it neat and unless I get some intense snow I don't have ice at my disposal (would that classify as multi use gear?). For whiskey; While I love me some JD, Jameson & Crown Royal Black (smokey and bold for those who haven't tried it), Crown Royal Cask No.16 is excellent for the trail. It's aged in cognac casks and has an almost sweet after taste, great for an after dinner unwind or with your coffee in the morning. Especially preferred for winter hiking.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Most Beloved Trail Whisky/Whiskey on 03/11/2011 11:33:09 MST Print View

Johnnie Walker is indeed a Whisky (Scotch Whisky).

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: But taste is in the mouth of the beholder. on 03/11/2011 11:39:22 MST Print View

Just tried some 18-year The Yamazaki single malt whiskey, distilled in Japan. Fabulous stuff. Nice and smooth. Liked it so much I had my local liquor store order a bottle for me.

Rob Wolfenden
(wolverine) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Re: Most Beloved Trail Whisky/Whiskey on 03/11/2011 11:40:37 MST Print View

technically all scotchs are a whiskey (ever order a scotch in ireland? :)) but that's like saying all nazi's are skinheads but not all skinheads are nazi's

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Scotland doesn't make whiskey. on 03/11/2011 11:42:50 MST Print View

:)

Rob Wolfenden
(wolverine) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Scotland doesn't make whiskey. on 03/11/2011 11:46:20 MST Print View

I'll drink to that Mike!

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Whisky on 03/11/2011 11:48:17 MST Print View

Hopefully with a nice malt whisky. :)

I've ordered many a Scots malt whisky in Ireland btw. :)

Edited by MikefaeDundee on 03/11/2011 11:50:06 MST.

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Northern Europe
Glorified Yellow Water on 03/11/2011 12:01:00 MST Print View

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/whiskey-versus-whisky/