Which whisk(e)y will you be drinking?


#82

Cadenhead’s bottlings show up in the US as well, and I’ve seen them at Binny’s stores in the Chicago area (yaaaaay!), and they’re quite good. I wish some of the newer American whiskey houses would style themselves as independent bottlers rather than try to cook up a BS story about “Prohibition recipes” and such.

I still regret not getting to Scotland when I went to the UK in 1999. Then again, on my way home, I picked up my very first bottle of Scotch (Aberlour) at the duty-free. That’s a classic sherried Speyside, and it was quite a nice introduction to single malts.


#83

#84

I was just about to post that!


#85

Interesting story of love, culture and whiskey.


#86

I was just recommended Corsair Triple Smoke by a fellow on the mountain the other day as a good whiskey for packing in. The general rule for packing whiskey up a mountain is that if you’re gonna pack the extra weight, you should make it the good stuff.

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#91

None. I don’t drink in response to things!


#92

Now that’s quittin’ talk


#93

After quittin’, that’s a good time for one.


#94

Well, now is the time that I finally got a bottle of it, together with a bottle of Writer’s Tears and Jameson Cask Mates. I shall be opening it sometime this week.

Current bar status:

  • Jameson
  • Jameson Cask Mates
  • Teeling Small Batch
  • Teeling Spirit of Dublin poítin
  • The Pogues Official Whiskey
  • Writer’s Tears

Oh, and some liqueurs as well, like Averna for after a good meal.


#95

https://www.dolomitenstadt.at/story/gin-aus-osttirol/

Good stuff.
Current favourite is Schwarzer’s Dolomiten Tschin, with a splash of tonic water and a little twig of fresh rosemary. A delicious refreshment.


#96

Try Averna with blood orange juice.
Ratio is circa one shot of Averna in a tall-ish glass of juice, plus a little ice if you like.
Works with regular OJ, but lacks a certain je ne sois quois.
Juice should ideally be fresh squeezed, or Direktsaft, you must have stumbled across it in Munich.