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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 04:38 PM
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Never been a fan……but had a drink with a colleague and it was the best whiskey I’ve ever drank…….then had a drink with another colleague, thought it was the same brand and turned my stomach……..is there much of a difference between brands…….? From one that I thought was the same brand…famous grouse……both in the same named bottle, but one was very sweet and nice, and the other, get your sick bag out from one sip…..

Any recommendations on the ones to try and the ones to avoid…..?

Cheers

Didn’t see a alcohol forum so posted here…..
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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: TechnoAssassin1
i'm not an expert, but Britons recognise a distinction between;
Whisky (Scotch)
Whiskey (Irish)
Some people prefer the Irish version.




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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: TechnoAssassin1
is there much of a difference between brands…….?

Absolutely.
There are many different kinds of whiskeys and the taste and feel can range wildly, just like how one soda might not taste anything like another soda. One might taste like sweet honey or berries while another tastes like smoldering, smoking campfire wood or liquid smoke or salty leather. I personally really like some of the flavored ones like Jim Beam Vanilla, Fireball, Black Eagle Honey, etc. If you want to try some that are really easy to drink, check out some of the Canadian brands like Canadian Mist.
If you want some whiskey to give to someone as a prank, get some Ole Smoky Blue Flame moonshine. Holy hell.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

You forgot two.

Whiskey (Canadian) nasty sh!t.

Whiskey (bourbon) Which is the best IMO. Irish whiskey being second. Scotch is just too harsh for my taste buds.

To the OP. Unfortunately, when dealing with whiskeys, you get what you pay for. Very difficult to find a decent one for under $20 a fifth.

Woodford Reserve and Makers Mark are my go to’s.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: TechnoAssassin1

There are many variations on Whisky, even the Japanese make a version.

And a bottle can cost a heck of a lot of money.



Each of the types he mentions also vary from distillery to distillery (that is the Whisky word for Brewery).

So long as it is good for a cold or any other malady I like it anyway.

I can see this thread getting quite Spirited.


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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:22 PM
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Evan Williams is pretty decent for a cheap whiskey.
I like to mix it with a good stout.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: TechnoAssassin1

Stick with single malt scotches.

It's like being punched in the throat with a velvet glove that will hand-pleasure you later.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO
To the OP. Unfortunately, when dealing with whiskeys, you get what you pay for. Very difficult to find a decent one for under $20 a fifth.

There are plenty of decent cheap whiskeys.
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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: Homefree

Each to there own, even the Scot's like to mix cheapish whisky with OLD Iron Brew, the original recipe they are still not and never will be happy with the artificial sweetener version that has replaced the old Irn Bru, they have because of this brought back the original version since most Scot's wanted it but the Original recipe is hard to find, still it is the best mixer for Whisky if you can get it, not the fake one the original one.



Nearly forgot, never tried this myself but a father of a former workmate had a trick, he used to line a drawer - literally a drawer like in a chest of drawers with grease proof paper then he would spread out oats in it and pour on whisky, let it set then break it into biscuits he would eat.

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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: TechnoAssassin1

George Dickel
Maker's Mark
Crown Royal - Green Apple

Be careful of the Crown Green Apple, it's the best tasting and smoothest alcohol when chilled, easy to kill a bottle without noticing. The apple smell and taste are pleasant and refreshing. It's so good I'll never buy it again. I have my green bag hanging up to remind me I've had it and don't need it.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: EdisonintheFM

I am one of the few rare people for whom getting drunk is an unpleasant experience, it actually makes me sullen.

Only one thing ever made me cheery and God only knows what was in that but it was a very old vintage bottle of Japanese Sake that most other's did not like the taste of but I just thought it tasted really nice, tried other sake after it gave me a taste for it but they all tasted like crap and nothing like that tasted.

I do not drink however so my experience with most alcoholic beverages is limited.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: TechnoAssassin1
i'm not an expert, but Britons recognise a distinction between;
Whisky (Scotch)
Whiskey (Irish)
Some people prefer the Irish version.





This is where it gets wonky…..I’m sure both brands were famous grouse,…one was unbelievably good….same brand, from another person was sick bags at the ready…..my granny and old man used to drink whiskey, but with a mixer and it was still vomit inducing crap……but this one guy, had the best whiskey, no mixer required…..
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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 06:09 PM
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Never had sake….but went to a Japanese restaurant when I was living in spain…..my brother got me a good un’….told me to take a massive swipe at a green paste…..said it tasted really good…..yeah,I spent about 30 mins trying not to regurgitate…….it wasn’t hot…..but so damn spicy I thought I could see through time….lol…and neither Biden or trump was there….lately I’ve seen a few members talk about things like….there are no sides……and yes, I thought I was on the right side,,,,but more and more, it’s becoming so obvious that TPTB are against us, the people…….but going off topic now, but I think we should focus more on us than the focus on the MSM……we are all brothers and sisters at the end of the day……help ourselves to help our other selves………..off topic but I luvs ya all

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posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 06:13 PM
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Brand I’ve never heard of living in the uk……my work colleague may know those brands, and I’ll be sure to check them out, thanks

a reply to: EdisonintheFM



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

I drink about two or three times a year. Can't stand beer, of any kind, but I once had draft Miller at a steakhouse and it was freaking great.

I'm a smoker, both tobacco and occasionally marijuana, and over the years I've tried various forms of Liquor.

In NC we have A.B.C. stores, only place to buy real alcohol, the canned pisswater is sold at gas stations and grocery stores.

My experiences in an A.B.C. store has always been the same. It's like a combination of a library, candy store, and the "Guns, lots of guns" scene from the Matrix. All the bottles are perfectly arrayed and attentive, each one patiently waiting for you to grab it by its throat and cradle it in your hands like a newborn.

Every bottle sings a different tune. Some have effort put into the bottle's design, some have effort put into the cap and seal, some come naked, some in a bag, some in paper cardboard, some in a box, and some are in small crates. The atmosphere in an A.B.C. is not unlike a cozy Christmas morn, except there's no element of surprise, because you know what you're getting.

I personally take my time and make eye contact with each brand. I don't want a single one to feel unwanted, at times I mumble words of encouragement and endearment and for those I've tried before and did not enjoy I sometimes say mean, nasty things, trying my best to force a tear down their necks....huh...coincidentally I do the same at the quarterly meat market at the fairgrounds that's disguised as a "Recycle Your Old Electronics" event....

Just buy a bunch of the plastic dollar bottles and drink til your satisfied.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 06:54 PM
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24 hours in a day…24 cans in a case…..coincidence…..lol….not sure where I saw that but found it amusing lol

a reply to: EdisonintheFM



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: trollz

originally posted by: KKLOCO
To the OP. Unfortunately, when dealing with whiskeys, you get what you pay for. Very difficult to find a decent one for under $20 a fifth.

There are plenty of decent cheap whiskeys.


Like the Canadian Mist you mentioned. 🤮

To each their own.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: TechnoAssassin1

you just had what is called an "epiphany". It's a huge step and I congratulate you. Find a friend who has some decent booze and decide what you like best. Bourbon, Irish Whiskey, Scotch. Each is different, and then each brand is different. It's like fine wine, all different and most of it good. I'm an novice collector/taster. I'd be happy to answer any questions. I do bourbon.



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 07:08 PM
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This is the thing though….2 friends…both claiming their whiskey is the best…..one was really good, no mixer needed and the other, claimed to be the smoothest whiskey was barf inducing nasty for me lol….never tried a bourbon though….thought that was more an American type whiskey as I’ve never seen it over here, but I’m a whiskey novice so no idea really lol

a reply to: network dude



posted on Jun, 16 2021 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Akaspeedy

First decent whiskey ever was Gentlemen Jack. Which now isn't a big deal at all, but had that sweet, smooth, spicy taste, and I was hooked.



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