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  1. SlyGI

    SlyGI New in Town

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    Koval Rye Whiskey.

    I have not opened it up yet, but plan to this weekend. I've had other Rye's before: RI, Bulleit, and Templeton.

    Any opinions at to what I have gotten myself into this weekend? Also, I've had rye whiskey strait, on the rocks, and in an Old Fashioned. What else can I mix with it?
     
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  2. SlyGI

    SlyGI New in Town

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    I will say this. It did mix well with eggnog!
     
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  3. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Coincidentally, I saw a recipe for Amaretto w/ eggnog today and will be off to pick up a bottle of Amaretto tomorrow as, a surprise to me, I was out.
     
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    SlyGI New in Town

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    Oh yes! Amaretto and eggnog. I think I have a plan for this weekend too! LOL
     
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    Fading Fast

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    Had it last night - very, very tasty.
     
  6. The one from the North

    The one from the North New in Town

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    A novelty in my local watering hole is Jim Beam Rye, claims to be 'pre-prohibition recipe'. Any good?
     
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    SlyGI New in Town

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    I saw that at the store when I was there, it did get my attention. Well, New Years is coming up, I should be finished with the Koval by then.
     
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    crawlinkingsnake One of the Regulars

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    Mermaid Vodka: "hand made in the USA by Mermaids, for Mermaids and the men who love them!" :rolleyes:

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  9. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Longbranch Whiskey. It's pricey, but far smoother than Jack.

    I also both a bottle of my new favorite wine: Oscar Blueberry chardonnay. My cousin's wife turned me on to this one.
     
  10. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    A 20 year old Scottish whisky under the Kirkland brand for $55. Psssed on a 1.75 litre bottle of Woodfords Reserve for $48.....bottle was so big it was hard to lift. Bought a single shot at a resort in Texas Sat night for $13
    plus tip.......shoulda bought it.
     
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  11. Geno929

    Geno929 New in Town

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    Rye can and should be used in any cocktails that call for bourbon. The spicy bite of rye, add to the taste profile of many a good cocktail. Try rye in an Old Fashioned or a Sazarec. Good stuff.
     
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  12. Geno929

    Geno929 New in Town

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    We did a Jim Beam tasting this Friday in Louisville. Most of the top line bourbon or rye choices are good and quality. Choose some that match your personal flavor profile. We liked Bakers, Bookers Theresa, and Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Select at this tasting. Bought a bottle of each. Yum. Btw, we drink ours neat.
     
  13. I was curious about Longbranch. It's been on Special here this wk. I didn't buy it. With Cinco de Mayo this Sunday all my candy money went for Tequila.

    Glad to hear that you like it.

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    Dixie_Amazon Practically Family

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    Monkey Shoulder Scotch. I am not a big scotch drinker, but I love this one.
     
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  15. A blended Scotch but one of the single malts used in the blend is Kininvie. Kininvie is a very small distillery so it is hard to find as a single malt. Most of the product is bought up to be used in blends. It is owned by Diageo & so it is used in Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker Black & up, & now Monkey Shoulder.
     
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  16. How about an Imperial Collection Super Premium Vodka in a Faberge Egg?

    Red and White 12-times-distilled vodka produced with water from Europe’s largest freshwater lake, Ladoga Lake, and Russian wheat and rye is based off a recipe that was supposedly originally created in 1721 for the Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Comes with four Venetian glasses and in a highly elaborate Faberge egg. $1990.00

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  17. GoetzManor

    GoetzManor Familiar Face

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    Proper no. Twelve Irish whiskey. First time trying it since it was released. It's ok; I made a Hot Toddy with it last night and it did the job. A little bite, but overall it was nice and easy to sip.
     
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  18. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Wild Turkey 101 is a bourbon with a high rye content, bit of a kick but a taste easily acquired.
     
  19. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    In September I visited Talisker distillery on Skye. Couldn't buy much as carrying home is problematic. But with luck it is available here at not much of a premium. My two favourite drams these days.....Talisker Distiller's Edition and the Lagavullan Distillers Edition.
     
  20. My kids always seem to know what I "need" at Christmas time. Some of these things should not be used at the same time (despite the saw blade box imploring me to open the bottles).

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