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Finishing up the evening with a glass from Batch #3 (not a typo LoL)

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    The youngest and the oldest of their standard line are the best ones. 1840 Original (which can be hard to find) and Selection Des Anges.
    I like them all but those were the two standouts for me.
    There isn't a "good" liquor store withing forty miles, but I'll keep an eye out for them.

    I was able to find both online at the whiskyexchange.com though.
     

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    The glencairn thing is over rated in my opinion.
    Have a bunch but gravitated to a simple Libbey Gibraltar single rocks/old fashioned glass. They have some heft to them are easier to clean and even a 1 Oz pour is easy to eyeball and doesn't look tiny.
     

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    As in Libbey Glass Co? Right down the road from me.....:sneaky:.....no shortage of types of glasses to drink from....sometimes I just pour a shot into a shot glass and slowly sip from it for about a half hour. I have been tasting better quality whisk(e)ys a little over a year now and have found the flavors to range from subtle to bold! I see some of the booze other booze hounds post and I think....yup, gots to try that!
     

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    I'm not drinking this yet, but my father in law just gave me a bottle of this.

    Old Rarity, unopened and still has the tax stamp across the top.PXL_20210313_005410243.jpg If anyone knows anything about it, I'd love to know more.
     

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    I'm not drinking this yet, but my father in law just gave me a bottle of this.

    Old Rarity, unopened and still has the tax stamp across the top.View attachment 7580049 If anyone knows anything about it, I'd love to know more.
    Some pics of another with intact labels.

    And some notes on it.

    And a further comment from me, a "blended scotch" at that time would be a blend of single malts. What was later called a "Vatted Malt" before the term was outlawed and became a "Malt Blend". The entire Johnnie Walker line except the Green are modern blended scotch, a mixture of scotch and other grain whiskey. The Green Label is a Malt Blend made of different single malts owned by Diageo.
     
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    Knob Creek bourbon sour, followed up with a bourbon sidecar. 100 proof keeps the bourbon character at the forefront.
     
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    So I have been trying different beers . Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale , Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Blue Moon Mango Wheat ..I would say be careful what you eat with the Mango Wheat . It's very unique and I could see some horrific after taste from bad combos . Never thought I would evolve my beer tastes . Workin up go some high ABV hoppy IPAs .
     
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    I see Old Elk behind the Bookers. How do you like the Elk? I just bought a single barrel store pick. Haven't opened it yet.
    This is a store pick barrel proof wheated. Its not my favorite, kinda falls flat for me.
     
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    I didn't think it could get this good, trifecta!.....


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    Hope it's better than the Knob Creek smoked maple. It was just off, gave that one away.
    "Bakon" vodka is the only bottle of booze I ever poured down the drain. It even smelled bad doing that. Case example that "Spirit Awards" or points are bullshit, that stuff was too vile even for dare drinks.
     

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    These days, I drink mixed. Rum and Coke, Canadian and Ginger Ale. It's less overall fluid than beer, which screws up my fluid balance and kicks in my CHF/COPD. I'm fighting Pneumonia currently, combined as all three. (ETA: it took 16 days in three admissions between March 28 and May 6 to get me where I am now, and that's still quite a way from cured. I am on constant O2, 2L sitting, up to 5L with vigorous activity)

    Hate Bacardi, too sweet; the basic well gin at the local VFW is actually more to my liking.

    I keep Crown Royal and Canadian Club, but also some cheap Canadian. I can tell the difference with the cheap stuff, but Canadian Club is pretty close to Crown.

    I'm not very esoteric with my grog, I'm limited, anyway. BTW "Grog" was my nickname in my 20's.
     
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    So I shared some with my friend today and he told me that this is a kick ass scotch whiskey. If you like scotch this is pretty good.
    Ha! If not a fan of scotch then your reaction is understandable. Japanese whisky IS scotch in all regards except one, it is not made in Scotland.
    If interested in the history read up on Masataka Taketsuru. The Japanese may not be great inventors but they are stellar editors. They can take an idea and refine it to a place better than the original.
     

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    These days, I drink mixed. Rum and Coke, Canadian and Ginger Ale. It's less overall fluid than beer, which screws up my fluid balance and kicks in my COPD.

    Hate Bacardi, too sweet; the basic well gin at the local VFW is actually more to my liking.

    I keep Crown Royal and Canadian Club, but also some cheap Canadian. I can tell the difference with the cheap stuff, but Canadian Club is pretty close to Crown.

    I'm not very esoteric with my grog, I'm limited, anyway. BTW "Grog" was my nickname in my 20's.
    Try some American Ryes you may find them in your wheelhouse since Rye is a component in most Canadian whisky.
    Anything made by LDI/MGP (95% Rye 5% Malted Barley formula) is a safe bet, the distillery was owned by Seagram's and made Rye for that style whisky. Think baking spices rather than sweetness.
     

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    i don't drink booze much or soft drinks, but i bought a bunch of pepsi products the other day, because fuck coke.
     
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