Whiskey is better!

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  1. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    That's a lot of whiskey in that drink.

    I had a really weird/not good old fashioned at a bar once, not sure what it was. Used cherries for one, and they shook it instead of making it in the glass, and there was a bunch of liquid they put in that wasn't whiskey (there was whiskey too obviously) sure what it was, but overall, bad old fashioned.
    But then at another place I got an actual good one.
     
  2. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    The bunch of liquid might have been Cointreau or some other orange-flavored liqueur (probably cheap garbage). A variation of the recipe.

    I don't use maraschino cherries, and if I did, I certainly wouldn't mash em up. I would also prefer to use a block of ice rather than a bunch of tiny ice cubes because this dilutes the drink too much. Actually, the tiny ice cubes I see in that video upsets me greatly and makes me cringe.

    Flame thrower on a sugar cube sitting on top on a slice of orange does wonders.

    I neither stir nor shake.
     
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  3. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    That's probably what it was. Way to much ice too, got diluted a lot.
    I'll have to work on making an old fashioned myself
     
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    People tend to overdo the classic/simplistic drinks. An old fashioned is a sugar cube or equivalent granular sugar, a few (2-5) drops of bitters, Angostura, as they are still the best I've had, a few ounces of good bourbon, an ice cube, and a slice of orange peel, not a whole slice of orange. Big difference in the latter, you don't want want the juice, only the oil or essence of orange. Too much more than that and you are looking at a different cocktail.
     
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    Ive cut back on the sugar quite a bit but yeah simple is better here.
     
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    Why even make a cocktail if you have good Boubon or Tequila? That's wasting it.

    Don't even get me started on John Wick liking his Bourbon on the rocks.
     
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  7. aamefford

    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    I’m a rocks guy. Can’t help it. I just like it better. First sip gets your attention, last sip has the essence of good bourbon leftover. A smooth transition from former to latter. I’m done with neat and water back. I’m not as tough as John Wick though. Love those movies.......
     
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    Maybe it's not schools these days making children soft, but movies like John Wick showing "cool" people getting bourbon on the rocks.

    Straight is just so much better imo, otherwise it just gets watered down and tasteless.
     
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    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    Ouch.

    Edit - be respectful of your watered down whiskey drinkin’ elders young man!
     
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    Working my way through this at the moment:

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    Smooth with a little bit of bite in the finish. Not too pricey. Good neat or with a splash of water.
     
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    I am an Islay fan. This stuff is really really good for the price:

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    I do myself love the way Whiskey makes music sound better.

    If you find this Whiskey on a shelf near you, try it out. It's delicious. Very balanced with spice, sweetness and an excellent mouthfeel. Makes a great old fashioned too.

    Specifically THIS Whiskey "Northern Harvest," other Crown Royals are sweetened like liqueurs, so beware.


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    So, I turned 50 and opened one of these up this week: Port Ellen 5th Release

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    If you can get a taste of this, it's up there with the best Islay that could ever pass your lips.
     
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    Signatory did a couple of Port Ellens that were pretty stunning too:

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    What else is even close?
     
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    GoodEnoughGear Evil Dr. Shultz‎

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    Well at a point it does come down to preference and Port Ellen is absolutelya work of art. But I also love the young, peaty belters. So I'd throw in the Lagavulin 12 Cask Strength of 2009 and a quirky one that I ended up really loving was the Port Charlotte PC8 Ar Duthcas 8-year old release (or pre-release as they were gearing up the distillery). It had a pronounced immediate nose of popcorn of all things but setlled with air and especially a little maturation/oxidation of the bottle contents over a few months of drinking and was excellent IMO.
     
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    Same, I'm a big fan of the Octomore series, particularly 8.2 as well as a few of the special cask finished versions of Laphroaig, but still wouldn't put them in the same air as Port Ellen, especially an official bottling. Not much else from Scotland gives you that diesel-y briny palate and exceptionally long finish. The closest thing I've found to that in other spirits would be from a Caroni.
     
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