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  • ScopeAF
    Bought some Oregon Spirit BIB today. Defiantly an interesting flavor that is worth a try.

    Currently the whiskeys in my sipping rotation are;
    Bardstown Discovery Uncategorized Groups
    Hibiki Harmony
    Nikka Coffey
    Eagle Rare
    Bell Meade Reserve Bourbon

    Right now I am looking for a high peat scotch that you can smell from across the room, perhaps octomore.

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  • B1GM0N3Y86
    Buffalo Trace
    Four Roses Single Barrel and Small Batch
    Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed and 101
    Jefferson's Reserve
    Knob Creek Single Barrel Select
    Basil Hayden's

    We are still adding to our collection, but having a hard time finding Eagle Rare and Blanton's. We have not dipped our toes into the pricier bourbons yet.

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  • G
    Originally posted by Sneezy
    3. Ridiculous ($200+ per bottle)
    I used to feel similar. Now, I routinely check to see if Total Wine has gotten another allocation of Macallan 40.

    What would be the better term: acclimation or hedonic adaptation?

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  • Sneezy
    Rye drinker. I divide whiskeys into 3 categories

    1. Cheap (could have retired early). Good when I have already had a drink or for cocktails
    -Rittenhouse (current favorite)
    -Old Overholt

    2. Moderate (can retire with 3-5M and drink)
    -High West Rendezvous Rye (all time go to)
    -Sagamore Double Oak (current fav)

    3. Ridiculous ($200+ per bottle)
    -Wise Owl # 2 and 3
    ~5 years ago bought a bottle of High West 21 year old Rye after I did a 4+ hour deposition for $500. Unbelievably good. Would buy more now if I could find it

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  • CalMD
    Here is a good find at Costco.

    Aberlour is usually known for its sherry bomb, especially with the A’bunadh. About two years ago Aberlour released an expression aged in first fill ex-bourbon at cask strength called A’bunadh Alba. Although it has no age statement, it is from 12, 16, and 18-year casks.

    The color is light amber unlike the sherry version. The fragrance is better appreciated with a wider mouth glass to reduce the alcohol burn. Also some water brings out different florals and tropical fruits. The taste is a bit sweet. It has a thinner body though.

    At its regular price of ~$80-90, there are other interesting choices. For $49.99, it is a bargain.

    Costco has at times great deals. We have found Henry McKenna bottled in bond at ~$25 just prior to the pandemic, Macallan No 3 for <$100, and Kavalan Ex Bourbon, Port Cask, etc for ~$55. I would rank this A’bunadh Alba as a reasonable deal for someone to try some cask strength Ex Bourbon.

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  • SerrateAndDominate
    Originally posted by xraygoggles
    Macallan 12 & 15 yr or Glenfiddich 15 yr are go-tos.
    I'm fairly young to the whiskey game, but all these three are my favorites. I also like the Glenfiddich Caribbean cask. Cheaper than the 15 year and solid for the price point.

    I was gifted a bottle of Mars Iwai whiskey, and I'm pretty excited to explore some of the Japanese whiskeys. Very smooth. We make most of our liquor runs when we go to New Orleans. Lots of variety and somewhat better prices than where we are.

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  • Marko-ER
    Limousin Rye by Dancing Goat

    Limousin Rye is a double barrel finished rye whiskey. Purposefully aged in once used bourbon barrels for 6 plus years, this high rye whiskey then spends time in a French Limousin Oak solera system before months of in cask slow proofing. This rye whiskey is extremely versatile carrying aspects of tra

    I like to buy local if I can and the quality is good.

    Edit: They also make an amazing Gin, "Death's Door" made with juniper berries from Door County.

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  • ENT Doc
    Ardbeg Uigeadail. Get involved.

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  • TheTodd
    Lagavulin 16 is the standard for me to which all other Whisky is compared, and the vast majority fall short.

    On a day to day basis I'm more of a cocktail guy. Barrel aged manhattan or vieux carre or old fashioned, or sazerac with any halfway decent ingredients (except vermouth, need good vermouth for a good manhattan) is heaven.

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  • NaOH
    Currently working on a bottle of Macallan 15 I received as a birthday gift. It's pretty good, not sure I would buy it for myself though.
    Also have a bottle of Hibiki Japanese whisky.
    Although, a locally-made apple brandy is what I end up drinking most often.

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  • bean1970
    ole smoky moonshine cookie dough

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  • Hatton
    New boyfriend drinks nothing but Makers Mark.

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  • Dewangski1
    Been getting into the Makers high proof varieties. Tasty and affordable for regular sampling.

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  • altadoc
    No teenagers (yet). We have an 8 month old at home. thankfully he can't get into the liquor cabinet just yet!

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  • CordMcNally
    Originally posted by altadoc

    My residency roommate got me a bottle of that Balvenie 25 as a wedding present. Opened it a few years ago. On first taste I wasn't blown away. But after the bottle was open for a few weeks, it was a truly special bottle!
    Do you have teenagers? If so, it may be because they took some and then refilled it with some water. Not that I would know anything about that.

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