Brief Reviews Of Some Booze

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Brief Reviews Of Some Booze

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Mon May 03, 2021 2:27 pm

Over the last few months, I have tried a few whiskies. Some decent, some not so decent. Anyway, here's a short list, with my impressions of each.

Jameson Stout Edition: Some damn good Irish booze. Made in stout casks, it seems somewhat...deeper, heavier, richer than the basic Jameson. Yes, the note of stout is there. Whiskey and stout are two so very different worlds. And this contraption, this peculiar ambrosia has the best of both these worlds.

Tullamore Dew Cider Cask: While you'd expect an apple note to turn around Tullamore Dew into something more fruity, it doesn't, really. It's more like...hmmm...a spicy apple pie note? Some freshness in it, maybe, but it's still quite fucking far from fruity, thank Jove. Good drinkin'!

Dewar's Caribbean: The ordinary Dewar's White Label is good, a decent blended Scotch, but this...with the distinctive note of rum that used to be in the casks that this one's made in... Fucking delicious. I highly recommend this one with steaks and BBQ sauce.

The Famous Grouse Smoky Black: The standard TFG is good. Not too sweet, not too savoury, not too light, not too intense. It's just so fucking right. But a slightly more Islay take on it is just fucking great. Adds some rich, earthy, peaty taste and aroma to it. Never a bad choice, this one.

Islay Mist: My new guilty pleasure. It's a cheap blended Scotch, but make no mistake, in this case "cheap" is tantamount to "fucking brilliant bang for the buck." It's not potable napalm, but like any Islay whisky, it is smoky, woody, peaty, savoury...but smooth. Of course, that'd be after you've felt like someone just bitchslapped you with a fresh mackerel.

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye: A rye whiskey, not Tennessee whiskey, obviously. It was my first encounter with American rye whiskey, and...well, I've got mixed feelings. Could be a good pairing with various grilled meats, but just on its own... Basically, I don't recommend it any other way than on the rocks. Even with ice, it will vigorously fuck your taste buds with a foot-long rye cock.

Buffalo Trace: Yer token Kentucky bourbon. Very smooth and pleasant, however I don't quite think it dethrones Wild Turkey as my favourite bourbon. I just miss the earthy spice notes of WT here. Don't get me wrong. This one's so damn good... Again, highly recommended.

J.A. Baczewski This "Polish whisky" isn't even Polish. The brand used to be made by a distillery in Lwów (now Lviv in Ukraine). It has been necromanced, and supposedly based on the original recipe it's now being made in...Austria. Neither Poland nor Austria has any tradition in making whisky. So, how did it turn out? Ummm...hmmm...blehhh. So fucking bitter and vicious that in absence of ipecac, this'll do nicely to make one vomit copiously. I'd love to see a good Polish whisky one day. However, this fuckin' ditchwater ain't that.
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Re: Brief Reviews Of Some Booze

Post by JAS1125 » Mon May 03, 2021 3:01 pm

Thanks for sharing, Mr. Bloke...I recently purchased Tullamore Dew but haven't opened it yet. Despite being a geezer, I've never sampled Irish.

The Dewars sounds pretty interesting. It's my favorite go-to blended, and the rum infusion seems like it would work well
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Re: Brief Reviews Of Some Booze

Post by biglove » Mon May 03, 2021 6:18 pm

Screenshotted these. I do love Scotch but I love Irish even more. Can’t wait to give these a try.
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