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cs
05-02-2007, 06:57 AM
What would be your guess? Who do you think they beat out? Why or why not does this suprise you?

Headed out to Greeneville and will check in later with you. As you ponder these questions remember where I went yesterday.

Chad

Popeye
05-02-2007, 07:00 AM
i like my whiskey a little on the peaty side

http://www.laphroaig.com/images/Peat_cutters.jpg

somewhere between windex and iodine

Mrleft8
05-02-2007, 07:04 AM
Of ALL whiskeys? Scotch, Canadian, Rye, Bourbon, Irish?
My gut call would be Jack Daniel's.

Phillip Allen
05-02-2007, 07:04 AM
Why is it, Poeye, that you guys like your whiskey filtered through a mumified Pict?

Popeye
05-02-2007, 07:07 AM
laphroaig is my favourite way to make people wince and writh around on the floor in pain

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-02-2007, 07:18 AM
laphroaig is my favourite way to make people wince and writh around on the floor in pain

How?:
Smack them on the head with the empty bottle?
Display the bottle and tell them its empty?
Have then drink the contents and say "Bunnahabhain"?

The biggest seller might just be "Johnnie Walker".

Popeye
05-02-2007, 07:46 AM
or jamesons , jd is a bourbon ?

Mrleft8
05-02-2007, 07:52 AM
or jamesons , jd is a bourbon ?
JD is sour mash bourbon whiskey.
And I was thinking about Johnnie Walker, but there are more red necks than English proffesors....:D

Popeye
05-02-2007, 07:56 AM
you would think they could fix it so the mash doesn't go sour

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-02-2007, 07:57 AM
#1 selling Lychee Liqueur in the world (http://www.bevmo.com/productinfo.asp?sku=00000076096&sasrc=HomeNav&N=168+40+4294962063+4294956615&Nr=Store%3A99&Nr=Store%3A99&area=spirits)

Who'd've cared.

brad9798
05-02-2007, 08:36 AM
Old No. 7

PatCox
05-02-2007, 08:37 AM
JD is made in Tennessee and tastes like piss. My experience with bourbon is that it doesn't taste like piss. JD is no bourbon, thats an insult to bourbon. I like Laphroig, I like Makers Mark, I like Evan Williams even, but not JD. Tastes the same going down as coming back up.

Mrleft8
05-02-2007, 08:40 AM
I used to like Old Grandad 114, Wild Turkey 101, and J.W. Dant, in no particular order. Dant had the "corniest" flavor, which is a good thing some days...

Popeye
05-02-2007, 08:51 AM
a good way to make jd better is to leave out the corn and the rye and use only the barley ,and maybe dry the barley malt over a nice smouldering peat fire

and if they moved the lynchberg distillery to scotland , that would help too

Milo Christensen
05-02-2007, 08:53 AM
Jack isn't half bad when used as a cooking bourbon.

Popeye
05-02-2007, 09:14 AM
my canadian club is bigger than your jim beam

PatCox
05-02-2007, 09:19 AM
I like Bookers, too.

Popeye
05-02-2007, 09:24 AM
lagavulin is a close second

but some days i can't decide

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-02-2007, 09:30 AM
Its just across the road.

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Popeye
05-02-2007, 09:40 AM
i going out to buy a lottery ticket , i'll send you your favourite

Presuming Ed
05-02-2007, 09:50 AM
My guess would be something a little less ordinary - like Suntory.

http://www.suntory.com/about/news/2004/img/8751.jpg

ishmael
05-02-2007, 09:59 AM
The one in front of me.

LeeG
05-02-2007, 10:05 AM
I read a description of Laphroaig that tied together aromas of seaweed and moldy burlap,,or maybe that's where I was sleeping.

What's wrong with JD? it's great on everything. I used to have it on Haagen Daz mocha almond vanilla ice cream. The bed, the counter, my ex, aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

S/V Laura Ellen
05-02-2007, 10:17 AM
I believe that Chad passed right by Lynchburg on his last busin4ess trip. I would say it was Jack Daniels.

From my experience, in Tennessee bourbon is whiskey and whiskey is bourbon. The whiskey that is big in Tennessee is JD.

If you want a Canadian whiskey in Tennessee you have to ask for it by name.

pipefitter
05-02-2007, 10:27 AM
The problem with most people drinking bourbon is that they can't seem to use enough self discipline to "sip" it properly. JD really is pretty good if you take time to taste it . If your trying to get hammered on it,just sip it more frequently. I rarely drink anymore but there was a time when I was pretty good at it. WT is good at 101 proof which helps to keep alot of folks from chugging it.

LeeG
05-02-2007, 10:52 AM
still say if you drop some xtc before drinking you'll drink a lot less and get more out of it

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
05-02-2007, 10:59 AM
a good way to make jd better is to leave out the corn and the rye and use only the barley ,and maybe dry the barley malt over a nice smouldering peat fire

and if they moved the lynchberg distillery to scotland , that would help too

Oh Laugh My Ass Off! Has me thinking about other things that could be improved with just a few "slight changes". :D

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
05-02-2007, 11:10 AM
I vaguely remembered some whiskey that I had tried that mentioned wool blankets in the flitering process, took me a bit to find the reference:

"The hard maple charcoal is crushed by hand and packed into one of six mellowing vats located at the Dickel distillery. Ten feet of charcoal is packed into each vat. Two virgin wool blankets are placed on the top and bottom of the charcoal. The top blanket ensures that the newly chilled whiskey uniformly reaches into the vat, while the bottom blanket keeps the charcoal from escaping as the whiskey leaves the vat."

I wasn't terribly impressed with the product, but it had a distinctive flavor. (I won't go for the obvious pun here, it's too early in the day for puns.)

Memphis Mike
05-02-2007, 11:16 AM
The one in front of me.

Nothin like a fifth of whiskey for breakfast, huh Jack? I'm glad you mentioned it. It reminds me of how miserable I was and makes me extremely grateful that I don't have to do that anymore.

Kaa
05-02-2007, 11:49 AM
Note that it's only the 10-year Laphroaig which has the umm... world-famous taste. A 20-year is much more in line with the rest of Islay whiskies...

kaa

Popeye
05-02-2007, 12:47 PM
not sure how old my laphroaiig was , but it was mediceney and peaty and smokey , it burned my lips and tasted like iodine

all the best qualities in a sms

Andrew
05-02-2007, 02:21 PM
Slight aside...I read/heard sometime ago that Guiness was the number one export beer in the world. Pretty remarkable considering that 90% of the Guiness produced was consumed in Ireland.

Vince Brennan
05-02-2007, 02:22 PM
Best SELLING?

I'd also figger JD...

I like Irish, but anytime the Newfoundland Terrier wants to make me writhe, I'm up for it!

And Ish.... I'm actually starting to like you! My favourite one, also.

Vince Brennan
05-02-2007, 02:24 PM
i like my whiskey a little on the peaty side

http://www.laphroaig.com/images/Peat_cutters.jpg

somewhere between windex and iodine

Wow. Looks like an ExLax commercial...

High C
05-02-2007, 02:46 PM
...I like Makers Mark, I like Evan Williams even, but not JD...

Same here, Evan Williams for mixing, Maker's Mark for straight up. Both are from the Bardstown, KY area, BTW. Makers Mark offers tours of the facility, such a pretty place.

PatCox
05-02-2007, 03:55 PM
You got it right, HighC, Evan Williams is perfect for a Manhattan, and Makers Mark by itself. I used to be more of a scotch fan, but that stuff is getting so expensive, seems to me in 15 years the price of Laphroig doubled. Fine bourbons can be had for much less than single malts.

The Bigfella
05-02-2007, 05:12 PM
Whats this "whiskey" crap - the word is whisky.

...and seeing how the thread has drifted from the question - here's my favourite - albeit unobtainable locally - drop:


http://www.awa.dk/whisky/glendron/glendronach15.jpg

cs
05-02-2007, 05:30 PM
Okay, I'm finally back from Greeneville and getting ready to head home. Sure could use a shot about now, but another place and another time.

As told to me by someone in the "know" the #1 selling whiskey last year was indeed Jack Daniels. Johnny Walker had held the spot, but JD beat 'em out last year.

At first I was mistified that Johnny Walker was the #1 seller, but than I thought about JW being cheaper than JD and all the hobos up and down the street drinking the cheapest they could find.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Chad

Memphis Mike
05-02-2007, 05:44 PM
Those are some high class hobos. The ones I know drink Listerine.

Nicholas Scheuer
05-02-2007, 06:02 PM
A fellow in Texas who knew something about whiskey introduced me to it many years ago.

Moby Nick

davidagage
05-02-2007, 06:26 PM
My father came by this weekend and left me this....

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid225/pba6904d238c7fefad4fc5e374c22d503/e9ac40b3.jpg

It is a commemoritve bottle that a group had done from 1997 barrel #221. The barrel was bottled this year for the Voodoo pilots. The brass plaque around the neck is an RF101 Voodoo Jet, First in-Last out Tactical Reconnaissance.

cs
05-02-2007, 06:51 PM
I was told that for somewhere around $5,000 you could buy a barrel of JD. They make a big deal out bottling it and number each bottle and let you take the actual barrel home.

Chad

davidagage
05-02-2007, 06:58 PM
Chad, right you are. This barrel produced 258 bottles. The Barrel itself is heading for a Voodoo pilot in northern VA. I wanna open it and tasts, but then again...not.

I think I just heard a plate hit the floor in the kitchen..better go check

Paul Pless
05-02-2007, 08:42 PM
I wanna open it and tasts, but then again...not.

I think I just heard a plate hit the floor in the kitchen..better go check

I wonder...

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
05-02-2007, 10:31 PM
Cleaning out the garage at a friends house we found a bottle of this......



http://www.financialsense.com/editorials/reality/Ocwen/images/1115.h5.gif


Must of been 50 years old, best I ever had.

Memphis Mike
05-02-2007, 11:36 PM
It's all poison in pretty bottles. Packaged to please.

BrianW
05-03-2007, 01:17 AM
$5000 divided by 258 equals about $19.40 a bottle. Pretty cheap, compared to what I usually buy.

skuthorp
05-03-2007, 01:48 AM
A group of us once bought a truckload of barrels ex bond store. They'd held OP scotch and Old fitzgerald bourbon. There were GALLONS left. Some of the barrels were half full, with a modicum of charcoal from the barrel mixed. Several settlings and filterings later we all had dozens of bottles of very potent whisky which took several years to drink.
I also have friend in the mountains, an old Italian ex ski instructor, who makes a wicked slivovitz to an old family recipie. I visit at least once a year. He never charges.

The Bigfella
05-03-2007, 03:05 AM
I may still have a bit of home-made vodka here somewhere - made by the now-dead father of a Russian mate of mine in Canberra. A spill from a leaky bottle took the paint off a filing cabinet!

When we were about 18, a cousin scored some rum from a crashed tanker - it was pretty rough - mustn't have been finished.

Hmmm - bit of thread drift here - but that's fair, given that they can't spell WHISKY

BrianW
05-03-2007, 04:50 AM
Whisky, with an 'ey' is blended. As in whiskey.

I like both kinds. ;)

The Bigfella
05-03-2007, 05:06 AM
Whisky, with an 'ey' is blended. As in whiskey.


Not here - and not in Scotland either. I just checked the cabinet - seven different whiskies in there - most blended and some single malt - some unopened (and been there for probably 25 years - 'cause I don't drink much). Also one whisky liqueur - Glayva, also unopened. Not a single "e" among em.

cs
05-03-2007, 05:20 AM
From Wikipedia.


The spelling whisky (plural whiskies) is generally used for whiskies distilled in Scotland, Wales, Canada, and Japan, while whiskey is used for the spirits distilled in Ireland. A 1968 directive of the ATF specifies "whisky" as the official U.S. spelling, but allows labelling as "whiskey" in deference to tradition; most U.S. producers still use the latter spelling.

Chad

The Bigfella
05-03-2007, 05:41 AM
What a strange thing - allow the corruption of the word in deference to tradition. Methinks they drank too much.

Popeye
05-03-2007, 07:06 AM
the drink is properly spelt s..c..o..t..c..h

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-03-2007, 07:10 AM
uisge beatha

Popeye
05-03-2007, 07:13 AM
sláinte

Tom Montgomery
05-03-2007, 08:09 AM
Same here, Evan Williams for mixing, Maker's Mark for straight up. Both are from the Bardstown, KY area, BTW. Makers Mark offers tours of the facility, such a pretty place.Heaven Hill distillery is the maker of Evan Williams as well as Elijah Craig bourbon. They are in Bardstown, KY. The Maker's Mark distillery is in the neighborhood, about 15 miles further south in Loretto, KY. The Jim Beam distillery is about 6 miles west of Bardstown.

Heaven Hill is the largest family-owned distillery in the U.S. The company owns the world's second largest inventory of bourbon. The Heaven Hill Distillery facility in Bardstown, Kentucky has 44 warehouses. The warehouses are heavy timber structures with metal sides and tar roofs. They have no sprinkler system. Heaven Hill does not maintain a fire brigade at its facility. People around here still speak with wonder about the fire. We watched it burn, live, on TV.

In November 1996 the distillery was struck by a spectacular fire. Seven warehouses, each seven stories high, and containing a total of 90,000 barrels of whiskey (most barrels contain 45 gallons of bourbon), went up in flames. The fire was as high as a 35 floor building and near-impossible to extinguish; the firefighters were forced to focus on preventing the vast fire to spread. The flames were fanned by a storm front with 50 mph winds gusting to 75 mph. Heaven Hill lost inventory amounting to 13.9 percent of its whisky holdings.

More here: http://www.fireworld.com/ifw_articles/whisky_river.php

http://www.myoldkentuckyhome.com/mokh/btown/hhfire/fire1.jpg
A newspaper photo from the Heaven Hill fire. Kentucky Standard staff
members at the scene reported huge fireballs of unburnt alcohol that
were forced hundreds of feet into the air until they found oxygen to combust.

MattL
05-03-2007, 11:30 AM
I don't know about all this whiskey stuff, the other day I had a tooth pulled and the Doc gave me some pills. Took one last night at 8 and didn't wake up till 6 this morning. Some form of Codine, great stuff except for the head ache.

In college I took a distilation technology class. A bunch of fluid dynamics but the labs were great. My partner and I made some gin out of corn etc.