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After enjoying some Odell 90 Schilling Scotch Ale on tap I picked up a 12-ver on the way home one night this wk. Still under a Resistol Ft. Worth.

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Looks like it is served chilled, on ice. What's the taste profile like?
I prefer it on the rocks, though it is often drunk with water and ice, soda water, or hot water. When drunk with water, they’ll often add an umeboshi (Japanese picked plum). The wheat version also serves as the base of innumerable sweet mixed drinks in all kinds of fruit flavours, though I believe it has been replaced by vodka in the cheaper canned versions.
The flavours of the spirit itself can also range from the almost tasteless wheat versions to ones that have a burnt wheat taste. The sweet potato ones have a more pungent aroma which many find disagreeable at first, but people, like myself, often come to enjoy. The raw sugar (brown sugar?) ones also have a fair range of tastes. My favourite ones have an almost whisky like taste on the palate, but without the strength on the nose, nor the bite at the back of the throat (25-30% ABV), nor the lingering aftertaste. This, I feel, makes it a better accompaniment for the yakitori.
I’ll save the whisky for when I get home - either on its own, or with dark chocolate.
 
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I prefer it on the rocks, though it is often drunk with water and ice, soda water, or hot water. When drunk with water, they’ll often add an umeboshi (Japanese picked plum). The wheat version also serves as the base of innumerable sweet mixed drinks in all kinds of fruit flavours, though I believe it has been replaced by vodka in the cheaper canned versions.
The flavours of the spirit itself can also range from the almost tasteless wheat versions to ones that have a burnt wheat taste. The sweet potato ones have a more pungent aroma which many find disagreeable at first, but people, like myself, often come to enjoy. The raw sugar (brown sugar?) ones also have a fair range of tastes. My favourite ones have an almost whisky like taste on the palate, but without the strength on the nose, nor the bite at the back of the throat (25-30% ABV), nor the lingering aftertaste. This, I feel, makes it a better accompaniment for the yakitori.
I’ll save the whisky for when I get home - either on its own, or with dark chocolate.
Gary, thanks for the detailed reply & the chance to learn something new. I do want to start a journey thru Japanese Single Malt soon.
 

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Most have tasting notes of citrus, fruit & flowers; not really up my alley. I sometimes wonder about the effort. I have only tried Single Malt from a couple of the American distilleries. I should probably concentrate on more of those.
The only one I’ve had is the Hibiki 17, and it was very special. But I think it goes for about $500 a bottle, so you would want it to be. I was very grateful that my teetotaller friend thought of me when he was given a bottle.
I confess I’ve not heard of American single malts.
 
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The only one I’ve had is the Hibiki 17, and it was very special. But I think it goes for about $500 a bottle, so you would want it to be. I was very grateful that my teetotaller friend thought of me when he was given a bottle.
I confess I’ve not heard of American single malts.
Nikka has the best selections fitting my taste profile.

A lot of American Single Malts are just white dog Bourbons.
 
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A new Whiskey & cigar club has opened here, with a public side & a private membership & patio side.

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Starting a journey into American Single Malts with a couple bottles on order I will pick up later today. Balcones Texas Single Malt & Stranahan's Blue Peak Single Malt.

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Some of the Texas distilleries producing Single Malt Whisky are drying the barley grain in mesquite wood smoke. Really looking forward to that.
 

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