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Need some input on a quality whisky or what have you

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by lisantica, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Okay, the last time I asked a forum about some quality liquor, I was told to buy a nice single malt whisky. So I purchased the bottle you see in the photo.
    1st, I think I bought it 5 or 6 years ago....is it still good? It was in my kitchen cupboard.
    2nd, what is another fine liquor I might should try that is better than the one pictured if you don't mind tossing out some ideas for me to research.
    I know google is my friend, but perhaps some of you have first hand experience and wouldn't mind sharing?

    Thank you.


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  2. uyotg

    uyotg Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Like whiskey? Tullamore Dew!
  3. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    The Macallan was pretty good, but apparently not good enough for me to drink it all....I'll look into Tullamore.
    I just want to drink something that is quality.
  4. Jaxx

    Jaxx Moderator Moderator Platinum Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    The good thing about booze is that it rarely goes bad.
    Other than that, I have no suggestions as I don't drink much and hate most brown liquor with the exception of rum. :)
  5. mdsmith


    Jan 7, 2009
    Tullamore Dew is a good call if your looking for a whiskey. If you're looking to try something different, I really enjoy Grand Marnier. Another ideas would be to go buy a few different minis to see what you like.
  6. Bowman1911


    Dec 12, 2010
    The last 2 bottles of booze I bought was Pyrat rum, it's made by the same folks that make Patron, Kraken dark spiced rum. I'm not a fan of rum at all, but the Pyrat was great to make dark & stormys with, the kraken plain with coke. The Pyrat was better, but twice as expensive. The Kraken was surprisingly good for the price, & every time I cracked the bottle, I'd yell

  7. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Thanks all so far, the mini bottles might be the way to go.
  8. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    It's good... have a stiff one.
  9. Robocarullo

    Robocarullo Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Let's see....

    Eagle Rare
    Anything Van Winkle
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    Glenlivet Nadura

    Just a few of my faves
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  10. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Thanks! Keep 'em coming, I like to look 'em up on the internet and read reviews. This way I can possibly narrow it down quicker by getting some input here rather than starting from scratch.
  11. Sethrotull


    Jun 4, 2009
    Booze will still be good. Could never get into scotch (and I have tried it all). Try a bourbon Eagal rare, or Willet Pot still reserve. You should be able to find both those
  12. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Dewer's on the rocks... just right.
    My last drink was 15 years ago though. :D
  13. GP_Pirate


    Feb 14, 2012
    Macallan is a very good choice. Try Glenlivit 18 year old. Not cheap, but smooth as silk. Opened bottles of Scotch (and other such spirits) last indefinitley in my experience. If you really want a full flavored Scotch with lots of peat and smokey flavor, try Laphroaig. Not for the timid, but excellent.

  14. knifewing

    knifewing Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 16, 2006
    I've been sampling some new single malts recently. My all-time favorite was Glenmorangie but the new stuff is not the same as before, although the Glenmorangie Original 10 Year is pretty darn good. The two I most like are The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year and Highland Park 12 Year, both around $30 a bottle and very smooth. Both of these rated very highly in my Internet research and neither has heavy duty peat. The next one on my list is really interesting--a Japanese scotch by Suntory called Yamazaki, also 12 years old. Can't wait to try it...
  15. lisantica

    lisantica Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Good stuff folks, thanks so much!
  16. Soulrack223

    Soulrack223 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2007
    For Scotch Whisky I'd suggest:
    Balvenie Double Wood
    Glenfiddich 15 Year
    Aberlour a'bunadh--it's cask strength and needs to be cut with a little water.

    For Kentucky Bourbon I'd recommend:
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year--good luck finding a bottle.

    If it isn't from Kentucky or Scotland I don't buy it and I only drink the Irish Whiskey shots when they're given to me. :foot: :D
  17. kdstrick

    kdstrick Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2007
    You have come to the right place! The art of exceptional imbibing is a specialty of mine. :D

    For a very nice, reasonablely priced single malt scotch, I like the Balvenie Double wood 12 year. It's about $45 per liter.


    If a fantastic bourbon is your wish... there is none better than Willet's. It's the best bourbon I've ever had... bar none. Better than Van Winkle... (yeah... I said it!) :cool: Price is about $45 per liter.


    ^^^^^and I'm not kidding about the Willet's. If you've never had it you haven't had great craft bourbon. :thumbup: If you think Jack Daniels is good bourbon, don't waste your money... you won't understand.

  18. BePrepared


    Aug 26, 2010
    If you want a good one that won't break the bank, try Russel's Reserve

    It is one of the very few Kentucky Bourbons that i can drink on the rocks with no water. It's VERY smooth

  19. Soulrack223

    Soulrack223 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2007
    Really? I have a bottle of the Willets. I'll have to go pull it out and have a drink. I remember liking it but not nearly as much as you do.

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