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I know you’re probably not into Scotch. But these are both excellent single malts to begin and scotch sipping journey on:

 

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20 minutes ago, Zealot said:

I know you’re probably not into Scotch. But these are both excellent single malts to begin and scotch sipping journey on:

 

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I love me some Dalwhinnie!

Try one of those little bottles of the “new” peanutbutter whiskey. On the rocks, no water.  A little sweet, smoother than straight whisky, not very expensive. 

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I bought Bailey’s at the store. We like it in our coffee on Thanksgiving morning. 
Can’t go wrong with cognac. Hennessy is a good choice. 

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1 hour ago, Zealot said:

I know you’re probably not into Scotch. But these are both excellent single malts to begin and scotch sipping journey on:

 

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Interestingly enough..my mom..didn't  drink mutch..but she liked Scotch..in the 80's my friend Debbie (also a Scotch drinker) suggested I try it...I was young and cheap..and bought a bottle of Cutty Sark? 

If I were to try something now..I know enough to spend a little more :whistle:

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3 minutes ago, roadsue said:

I bought Bailey’s at the store. We like it in our coffee on Thanksgiving morning. 
Can’t go wrong with cognac. Hennessy is a good choice. 

I got a taste for cognac from my wealthy grad school advisor at IIT.

My advisor at IIT had married a rich Chinese-American woman whose father owned a chain of dry cleaning stores in, I think, NYC.

So they lived in a 26th floor penthouse apartment in downtown Chicago overlooking the Playboy Building.

He threw a party a few times a year where he invited us poor grad students and expensive booze and food was always served.

As far as booze in a caffeinated drink goes, the hot toddy of rum, tea, and honey is good and smooth - and great for sore throats.

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25 minutes ago, petitepedal said:

Interestingly enough..my mom..didn't  drink mutch..but she liked Scotch..in the 80's my friend Debbie (also a Scotch drinker) suggested I try it...I was young and cheap..and bought a bottle of Cutty Sark? 

If I were to try something now..I know enough to spend a little more :whistle:

There are sweet liqueurs like Ouzo or Sambucca (both licorice flavored)or Limoncello that a lot of people enjoy. Grand Marnier (Orange) or Drambuie (Scotch with Honey) are popular. 

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Bourbon.  America's whiskey.  There really is no other choice.  Basil Hayden is a great middle of the road bourbon that is very smooth and not especially "hot".  

Blanton's is great.  My fav.  A little pricey if you can find it.  

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34 minutes ago, BuffJim said:

I have a lot of Scotch in my blood. Mostly Dewars and Laphroaig. 

LOL, that’s both ends of the spectrum right there. 

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23 minutes ago, Parr8hed said:

Bourbon.  America's whiskey.  There really is no other choice.  Basil Hayden is a great middle of the road bourbon that is very smooth and not especially "hot".  

Blanton's is great.  My fav.  A little pricey if you can find it.  

Hayden is really, really good for the price. 

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3 hours ago, 2Far said:

I love me some Dalwhinnie!

Try one of those little bottles of the “new” peanutbutter whiskey. On the rocks, no water.  A little sweet, smoother than straight whisky, not very expensive. 

I saw those!!  Thought it sounded odd, do didn’t pick one up.  But now I will.   😊 

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1 hour ago, Parr8hed said:

Bourbon.  America's whiskey.  There really is no other choice.  Basil Hayden is a great middle of the road bourbon that is very smooth and not especially "hot".  

Blanton's is great.  My fav.  A little pricey if you can find it.  

For American, I really enjoy Bulleit Rye and Maker’s Mark. 

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1 hour ago, BuffJim said:

I have a lot of Scotch in my blood. Mostly Dewars and Laphroaig. 

Dewars is a go to for me. 

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1 hour ago, BuffJim said:

There are sweet liqueurs like Ouzo or Sambucca (both licorice flavored)or Limoncello that a lot of people enjoy. Grand Marnier (Orange) or Drambuie (Scotch with Honey) are popular. 

Both Ouzo and Sambuca (which I prefer) are really good in strong black coffee. 

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2 hours ago, petitepedal said:

Interestingly enough..my mom..didn't  drink mutch..but she liked Scotch..in the 80's my friend Debbie (also a Scotch drinker) suggested I try it...I was young and cheap..and bought a bottle of Cutty Sark? 

If I were to try something now..I know enough to spend a little more :whistle:

The Glenlivet, 12 year is not too pricey and goes down very smooth. The Macallan 18 sherry oak is more pricey but definitely worth every penny once you have s taste for scotch. 

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2 hours ago, BuffJim said:

There are sweet liqueurs like Ouzo or Sambucca (both licorice flavored)or Limoncello that a lot of people enjoy. Grand Marnier (Orange) or Drambuie (Scotch with Honey) are popular. 

As for sweet liqueurs, Mrs Z’s favorite is Disaronno.  She sips it on ice and really enjoys it.  I can’t drink it though. Way too sweet for me.   

So the next time you’re out this way @petitepedal, you can try some on us. We’ve always got a bottle. 

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27 minutes ago, Zealot said:

the next time you’re out this way @petitepedal, you can try some on us. We’ve always got a bottle.

Road Trip. :D...I still need to check out the battlefields...

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Irish Whiskey - I like to sip on Jameson. We have an Irish Brew Pub that sells several Irish whiskeys. In blind tastes, I still gravitate to Jameson. 

Tequila - Casamigos or Rugo. Both worthy of sipping rather than shots. 

Rum - If you can find it, 7 Fathoms. It's distilled in the Cayman Islands then stored in whiskey casks, sealed in plastic and sunk 42 feet (7 fathoms) at sea for a year.  Great sipper!

Scotch, I do like Macallan a lot. 

 

 

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If you want an inexpensive jumping off place for scotch or whiskey it would be hard to go wrong with a bottle of Johnny Walker red label

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Not cheap, but definitely different and sipable, prepared the traditional way - straight dripped over sugar cube into glass.

Absinthe

 

 

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13 hours ago, BuffJim said:

If you’re going with Bourbon or Scotch, a fat cigar completes the experience. 

Indeed!  Or a pipe.  The fun is learning how to pair them. When you find a combination that works, it’s sublime. 

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On 11/21/2020 at 12:58 PM, petitepedal said:

Interestingly enough..my mom..didn't  drink mutch..but she liked Scotch..in the 80's my friend Debbie (also a Scotch drinker) suggested I try it...I was young and cheap..and bought a bottle of Cutty Sark? 

If I were to try something now..I know enough to spend a little more :whistle:

What’s wrong with Cutty? I drank a lot of Cutty when I was in my early twenties. In a working man’s bar Cutty was on the top shelf.

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