Started by Mr.Obvious, August 24, 2016, 03:34:49 PM
Quote from: trdsf on August 25, 2016, 10:26:40 AMOoo, I am reminded that I need to pick up a bottle of something extra special for an upcoming convention -- the last two years it's been Tullamore Dew Single Malt (aka bottled bliss). Tully is traditional -- anyone have experience with Tullamore Dew Phoenix? I'm thinking of giving that a go this year.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on August 25, 2016, 11:48:11 AMTry The Balvenie. Very smooth.
Quote from: Solomon Zorn on August 29, 2016, 05:19:06 PMI just drink beer now, but in my younger days, I used to like Yukon Jack, with a lemon juice chaser.
Quote from: Mr.Obvious on August 24, 2016, 03:34:49 PMSeeing as we have a favorite beer thread, this only seems logical. A place to discuss some of our favorite, unholy spirits. Or perhaps some incredible finds. I'm a beer drinker first. A wine enthousiast second. But harder stuff gets a well-deserved bronze medal.I'll go first: Gouden Carolus.(Trans: Golden Carolus)Type: Single Malt Whisky. Origin: Belgian - Stokerij De Molenberg (Trans: Brewery The Mill Mountain)Strength: 46%Discription: Maturation, minimum 3 years. Rich and balanced taste: fruit, vanille and crÃªme brulÃ©e. Matured in "First fill Bourbon" cask with "het anker" cask finish. Extra: Gouden Carolus used to just be a beer by 'Het Anker(/Stokerij de Molenberg)'. They've won and placed multiple times in world-beer-tournaments. About 6 years back tbe owners decided to expand their business. In medieval times Gouden Carolus had a different kind of stronger brew, but it's recipe was lost in time. Based on this, but realizing not to dwell in the past, one of the sons of the mostly family owned brewery decided to create a new 'legend'. They bought the bronze distilling equipment and tanks from a whisky brewery in Scotland, thus helping this Belgian brew honor the whisky-tradition. For the first maturation First Fill Bourbon casks are used. But the product finishes ripening in their own, old beer casks from 'Het Anker' (Trans: 'The Anchor').The result makes for an interesting taste. The beer casks, I think, help to give the malt an earthy pinch. But the flavor in and by itself is rather sweet and addictive. You really smell the bouquet of 'crÃªme brulÃ©e'. Yet it never loses it's strong, burning sensation. That is not to say that this may not be for the die-hard whisky fan. It definitely doesn not pack that hard, tough punch. Yet that's what makes it so dangerous and easy to underestimate. I'd recomend it to anyone who enjoys a whisky. Even the die-hards, who may not find it amongst their top-ten. But I'm sure they'd enjoy the experience.
Quote from: Mr. Pibb on September 20, 2016, 05:23:05 PMWhere can I get this? The internet obviously, but is there a particular site that is good for hard to find alcohol purchases?
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on September 20, 2016, 07:32:23 PMI've been drinking Scotch for half a century. I still like finding new labels.