The whiskey tribe and Trade!

ShannonSteelLabs

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Over the past year I have become quite fond of the whiskey tribe on youtube.
Been into whiskey for about 2 or so years.

Basically this thread will be for whiskey trading for those who cant get brand, A,B,C,or D in their state or town. (Obviously only participate if it's legal to ship distilled spirits where you live.)
ONLY USE FEDEX OR UPS TO SHIP.
If you use the postal service and they catch you. NOT GOOD.

I found they have their own distillery. Which I was lucky enough to have a bladeforums member pick up and ship me 2 of the Texas Whiskey Festival blend. Which was awesome. I traded for a custom blade. Which was definitely in his favor!

So I'm starting this thread to see if anyone else is interested in a similar arrangements. But less the knife. Basically people can trade, or pay for a whiskey, and pay for shipping. I just cant afford doing a basically free blade for whiskey, much to expensive.
 

ShannonSteelLabs

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So what is everyones favorite style or brand of whiskey?

Recently I have been getting into Texas whiskey.
I also found Nikka coffee grain whiskey. My first Japanese whiskey I found I liked. (Just haven't had many)
 

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So what is everyones favorite style or brand of whiskey?

Recently I have been getting into Texas whiskey.
I also found Nikka coffee grain whiskey. My first Japanese whiskey I found I liked. (Just haven't had many)
Johnny Walker Black Label
Lagavulin 16 year old
Highland Park Viking Honor
Four Roses
...the list goes on and on.
But for favourite style, definitely Scottish single malt.

The only whisky I've had that I DIDN'T like was actually a Nikka, can't remember the name though.
 

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Johnny Walker Black Label
Lagavulin 16 year old
Highland Park Viking Honor
Four Roses
...the list goes on and on.
But for favourite style, definitely Scottish single malt.

The only whisky I've had that I DIDN'T like was actually a Nikka, can't remember the name though.
Ahh interesting.
I'm not a big fan of scotch for the most part. Just havent found anything with a BIG flavor profile for me.
I'm not fond of johnny Walker.
But I have some four Rose's single barrel cask strength. It was a barrel pick for a local store.
Big flavor.

Crowded barrel Texas whiskey festival blend is excellent. 116 proof. Good straight or one ice cube for a few minutes and removed. Takes a hint of the alcohol heat out and opens up some different flavors.

@WValtalkis
Except that balvinie * that you brought to blade. That was quite nice. Tasty stuff.
 

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Balvenie 21 year old Port finish...it's good stuff for sure;)
Thanks for the spelling correction lol.
But yea that was very good.

I recently found finished whiskeys. And damn some are CRAZY GOOD.

Widow Jane. Not sure which one.
But I believe it was a rye aged in oak and apple wood. Great stuff!
 
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Rykjeklut

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Rye is something that I'm really interested in trying more of, but believe it or not, not really a big rye market in Norway:rolleyes:
 

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You spelled Whisky wrong:p

There are multiple ways!

I took bartending classes!!!

There are not multiple ways to spell single malt scotch whisky. Ask any Scot.

http://www.whiskyforeveryone.com/whisky_basics/whisky_or_whiskey.html
Whether it is whisky or whiskey has been the basis of many arguments over many years. The Scots spell it whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey, with an extra 'e'. This difference in the spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. Whiskey with the extra 'e' is also used when referring to American whiskies. This 'e' was taken to the United States by the Irish immigrants in the 1700s and has been used ever since.

I'm a fan of The Dalmore
 

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Laphroaig of course. The wombat drank all my Ardbeg.

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Going Laphroaig shopping this weekend. The choices are: 10 year, Quarter Cask, and Triple Wood. My scotch enabler says he likes them in that order... not sure which I'm going to get yet.
 

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Going Laphroaig shopping this weekend. The choices are: 10 year, Quarter Cask, and Triple Wood. My scotch enabler says he likes them in that order... not sure which I'm going to get yet.

100% go for the ten year old
 

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Laphroaig was actually the first whisky I tried, as a babyfaced 17 year old :rolleyes:
It's pretty good, you should try it out, if you like the whole smoke and peat deal.
I do like smoke. I'm not very familiar with peat smoke though. I'll have to try some at a bar sometime soon.
 

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I'm a bourbon hound. Tried to like scotch years ago; but couldn't do it. I should probably try again... but that's another rabbit hole to throw money into.

Rock Hill Farms was my first bourbon; and it's still a favorite...though it's become almost impossible to get around here (and when the shops do get it, the prices are crazy).
I'm also quite fond of Wild Turkey's Kentucky Spirit & Rare Breed, Noah's Mill, and Baker's.
When I'm feeling more budget conscious - Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig, Four Roses Small Batch, Henry McKenna Single Barrel, and Jim Beam Black.
There's one I won't mention for fear of it being "discovered" & going the way of Rock Hill Farms, lol.
 
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