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Redux    5,079

If we are talking good tequila, for me it's Cabo Wabo all the way.

 

And really NUance. Kessler? Man I haven't drank that since HS.

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teachercd    2,781

If we are talking good tequila, for me it's Cabo Wabo all the way.

 

And really NUance. Kessler? Man I haven't drank that since HS.

I think that Sammy Hagar has made like 40 million off of Cabo Wabo

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Red Five    3,008

 

If we are talking good tequila, for me it's Cabo Wabo all the way.

 

And really NUance. Kessler? Man I haven't drank that since HS.

I think that Sammy Hagar has made like 40 million off of Cabo Wabo

 

 

 

Try $91M.

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teachercd    2,781

 

 

If we are talking good tequila, for me it's Cabo Wabo all the way.

And really NUance. Kessler? Man I haven't drank that since HS.

 

I think that Sammy Hagar has made like 40 million off of Cabo Wabo

 

Try $91M.

Wow, amazing! Good for him...He can buy a lot of "pound cake" with that...he won't have to wait but he can get it "right now"

 

I LOVE This quote: At one time, Hagar owned the entire Cabo Wabo Tequila company. But in 2008, he sold 80% of the company to Campari for $80 million, explaining that they could help with worldwide distribution since, as Hagar said, I dont like working that hard. Thats $91 million for Hagar over three years, for those of you scoring at home. Hed have to play a lot of bar mitzvahs to make that kind of scratch.

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HUSKER 37    449

Jack Daniels and a 6 of Michelob was the first thing I ever got drunk on...At the exact same age as my teenager, now that I think about it..

 

Couldn't touch whisky again until my beautiful Chem Lab partner and I shared her bottle of Old Bushmills in her car on a lab break one night..

 

But going to listen to this while I read the rest of this thread..

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ZRod    2,654

Jack Daniels and a 6 of Michelob was the first thing I ever got drunk on...At the exact same age as my teenager, now that I think about it..

 

Couldn't touch whisky again until my beautiful Chem Lab partner and I shared her bottle of Old Bushmills in her car on a lab break one night..

 

But going to listen to this while I read the rest of this thread..

I feel like there is more to the second story that won't be shared here...

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teachercd    2,781

 

Jack Daniels and a 6 of Michelob was the first thing I ever got drunk on...At the exact same age as my teenager, now that I think about it..

 

Couldn't touch whisky again until my beautiful Chem Lab partner and I shared her bottle of Old Bushmills in her car on a lab break one night..

 

But going to listen to this while I read the rest of this thread..

I feel like there is more to the second story that won't be shared here...

 

There is… He got out of her car rode his bicycle home and jerked off. I will get a plus one for anybody who can name the movie that I stole that from… I took some liberties with the quote

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Redux    5,079

FYI, just tried Tanquerray Vodka for the first time tonight. Wow, probably the best finishing vodka I have ever tried.

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HUSKER 37    449

 

 

Jack Daniels and a 6 of Michelob was the first thing I ever got drunk on...At the exact same age as my teenager, now that I think about it..

 

Couldn't touch whisky again until my beautiful Chem Lab partner and I shared her bottle of Old Bushmills in her car on a lab break one night..

 

But going to listen to this while I read the rest of this thread..

I feel like there is more to the second story that won't be shared here...

 

There is… He got out of her car rode his bicycle home and jerked off. I will get a plus one for anybody who can name the movie that I stole that from… I took some liberties with the quote

 

 

That was when I found out it's nearly impossible to jerk off after a 14 mile bike ride..

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Huskerzoo    329

Huge difference between them all and even within each of them. This is a decent guide. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TsT8Sin4dMJdKAJSyCAtTVQc3uRjddl_Q1PmhfjrzjQ/edit

 

Your main domains of tasty: http://i.imgur.com/9K2O6.jpg

 

Scotch tends to be the only one that's peaty. Bourbons more in the woody domain. Japanese Whiskey is more floral typically.

 

It's all a matter of taste. Right now the market on Japanese Whiskey is way over priced.

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ColoNoCoHusker    396

Got this as a gift couple months ago and finally got around to opening it tonight. Definitely was a good night for it :).

 

The peat & smoke are way less forward compared to even the Laphroaig 15 and very balanced. Not at all what I was expecting from Laphroaig. It's an excellent balanced single malt. Definitely one of my favorite Islay Single Malt and a must try.

Laphroaig_18_Year_Old_Single_Malt_Scotch

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ColoNoCoHusker    396

It'll put hair in all sorts of places... :lol:

 

I have a couple friends that are huge on Islay so I've had to learn to drink it but it's not my first choice. This Laphroaig 18 is very enjoyable and worth a try, though; it's mellowed a ton and it has a great balance. This bottle will be a lifetime supply, tho :)

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NM11046    1,819

I had a bunch when I was visiting Scotland a few years ago - I ended really appreciating some of the blends that you could get in private Scotch Whiskey clubs ... not enough to sign up though!

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BigRedBuster    7,314

My parents moved and I found a rather old bottle of this. I was told it was going to be more like scotch than bourbon so I was skeptical.

But....I have to say, it was pretty dang good....no.....it was REALLY good. It had to have been in my father's cabinet for 15-20 years.....or longer.

 

Nice thing is, I think he has a couple more bottles in there.

 

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The Dude    6,479

I got a 750 of Jim Beam for Father's Day, and it's nearly gone heh. I drank most of it straight. Tried an old-fashioned with it, but it was too sweet for my taste.

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RedDenver    1,388

How have I not seen this thread!

I like em all. Scotch is what I really enjoy though...especially accompanied with a cigar. Glenlivet, Aberlour, and Macallan are my favorites.

We need to hang. Great choices. Aberlour is what got me really into scotch - so smooth.

Have none of you learned the joyous taste of a premium tequila?

Tres Generaciones is a good sipping tequila. I like the reposado.

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Redux    5,079

My parents moved and I found a rather old bottle of this. I was told it was going to be more like scotch than bourbon so I was skeptical.

But....I have to say, it was pretty dang good....no.....it was REALLY good. It had to have been in my father's cabinet for 15-20 years.....or longer.

 

Nice thing is, I think he has a couple more bottles in there.

 

arrangement-of-glasses-and-bottle-of-bus

Maybe it ages well, I prefer the regular over the black bush.

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Redux    5,079

laphroaig-10-year-old-whisky.jpg?ss=2.0

 

Avoid this at all costs, unless you like the taste of hot garbage that has been burnt three times over. The taste is bad, the after taste is worse and keeps getting worse.

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RedDenver    1,388

I have never seen that before. Is it popular as far as you know or was it a bit of a bargain hunt?

Laphroaig is popular among the scotch drinkers I know. It has a very strong peat taste, which I hate but others quite like. I've also heard (but it might be an old husbands' tale) that your taste buds get less sensitive with age, so older people may enjoy stronger flavors that younger people find off-putting. YMMV

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NM11046    1,819

Laphroig is a legit Scotch Whiskey. From the islands and super peety as Red said. An acquired taste for sure, but a costly treat for those who have advanced to it.

 

I can't handle the peety scotches. It's like licking asphalt.

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Redux    5,079

The gal who reccomended it said she has a few guys come in and love it.

 

I was not one of them. Gimme Chivas or Glenlevit over that liquid arson any day and twice on Sunday.

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Redux    5,079

Laphroig is a legit Scotch Whiskey. From the islands and super peety as Red said. An acquired taste for sure, but a costly treat for those who have advanced to it.

 

I can't handle the peety scotches. It's like licking asphalt.

Agreed, the flavor is one that stands out too much during the initial drink. Then it intensifies as an aftertaste and not in a good way what so ever.

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RedDenver    1,388

The gal who reccomended it said she has a few guys come in and love it.

 

I was not one of them. Gimme Chivas or Glenlevit over that liquid arson any day and twice on Sunday.

I recommend trying Aberlour. I find it smoother than Glenlivet.

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Redux    5,079

 

The gal who reccomended it said she has a few guys come in and love it.I was not one of them. Gimme Chivas or Glenlevit over that liquid arson any day and twice on Sunday.

I recommend trying Aberlour. I find it smoother than Glenlivet.

Now that's a reccomendation I'll take

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RedDenver    1,388

 

 

The gal who reccomended it said she has a few guys come in and love it.I was not one of them. Gimme Chivas or Glenlevit over that liquid arson any day and twice on Sunday.

I recommend trying Aberlour. I find it smoother than Glenlivet.

Now that's a reccomendation I'll take

 

Couple other things that veteran scotch drinkers have taught me is to not use ice cubes (cold dulls your sense of taste) and to put a "thimbleful" of water in your scotch to "open it up". I thought the splash of water idea was ridiculous until I tried it. I don't know how to describe how it "opens up" but it does make a difference.

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Saunders    5,884

Help me out, I swear I remember seeing something about a new Omaha/Nebraska made bourbon within the last couple weeks. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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NM11046    1,819
On 7/31/2017 at 5:51 PM, RedDenver said:

Couple other things that veteran scotch drinkers have taught me is to not use ice cubes (cold dulls your sense of taste) and to put a "thimbleful" of water in your scotch to "open it up". I thought the splash of water idea was ridiculous until I tried it. I don't know how to describe how it "opens up" but it does make a difference.

You have to make up for the Angels' share.

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RedDenver    1,388
10 minutes ago, NM11046 said:

You have to make up for the Angels' share.

Those b@st@rds are already making MLB money, they can get their own scotch!

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Xmas32    278

I've been partial to rye whiskeys for a while and have been drinking lots of Michter's lately.  Goes well neat, with an ice cube or in a Manhattan.  I'd advise buying it through a website like winesearcher so you can avoid getting crushed paying Spirit World prices which are typically 30%+ more expensive.  HyVee unfortunately doesn't have that great of a bourbon selection although I've really only checked out the two HyVee locations that are close to me.

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Redux    5,079

bushmills-red-bush.jpg

 

Enjoying Red Bush right now.  Has a sweet/fruity aroma.  Subtle hint of fruit sweetness with a slight spice aftertaste.  I may like it more than regular Bush, and MUCH better than Black Bush IMO.  I really enjoy Red Bush.

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