What are you drinking?

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  1. Midliferally

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    49F85758-74FB-447D-B74A-4E8A6B86B5A5.jpeg Trying to get the whole rye thing. Good but I think I’ll definitely stick to the “wheaters”. I think my brother from another mother thrillhill
    And I think alike on this topic. Cheers!
     
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    Is that any good?
     
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    It's not bad.
     
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    Mint julep kinda evening

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    Could be a new favorite.
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    Going down pretty smooth down here at OKI
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    @Midliferally , I am in love. It's all I heard it would be.

    If you are not a big sour mash fan this is not for you.

    Goes real good with Tammy Wynette! LOL!


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  8. Midliferally

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    Can you get more? If not, let me know. Glad you like it. Didn’t open mine last night.....
     
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    That one didn't last as long as I had hoped it would!

    Fred said he won't scared of the Colonel either. Guess I'll have to find some more.


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    My bottle didn't last as long as I hoped, either! I didn't have an armadillo to help me drink it, though.
     
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    old-forester-rye-1.jpg not the best I ever drank but not bad either. FWIW...asked bartender at WF Carolina Ale Hse the other night if they had Rye Whiskey. Blank stare. I said whiskey with green label. Oh Yes. Bulliet Rye. I'll have a double.
     
  13. Midliferally

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    Recent gifts and purchases. The wax was messed up on the Blantons but it was a gift. It is the :n stopper which I didn’t have and hasn’t seemed to have leaked. Yay! Cheers!
     
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    Just Glen Livet on the screen porch watching the sunset shine on the clouds.
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    That michters bourbon is batched this year, it has a bit more bite than the 2018 which I tended to prefer. Might be something to try and find if you see it floating around. Not really worth any type of premium, just an interesting flavor profile between years.
     
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    Have not had a drink since last Wednesday and wanted something different. Bought this a couple months ago and figured I would try sipping on it. I will give it 2 thumps up and that is coming from a bourbon drinker.
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    46373E27-7DAF-4244-A47A-2628E28DEBE5.jpeg Had a Monday today. Being a man of your word isn’t always the easiest way, but it’s the only way.

    Last time I was at the liquor store, I was told by someone I trust that this juice was almost indistinguishable from Blantons in a blind taste test. So I felt I needed to research this... taking one for the team...... Cheers!
     
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    That is easy drinking Scotch, right there. Haven’t had it in a while. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    So was she right?
     
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    Daleo8803 Move along, move along

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    Painkiller perfect for a hot night.

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    After a hot day at the range, cleaning 3 handguns and 2 rifles and putting the brass into the tumbler, it is time for a drink. Today choice is a little Buffalo Trace over a big cube of ice.
     
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    I came back in after dropping the engine and gearbox back in the race car and was going to have a gin and tonic but after a shower and cooling down decided to open up a bottle of EH Taylor. It was a good choice
     
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    The 1820 is delish!!!

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    Can I ask what state you found the 1820 in? I really wanna try some of that. I hear good things.
     
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    Tried it last week at an Uncle Nearest testing

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    There's a new small batch 1884 as well, but it hasn't hit market. Didnt get to taste it.

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    Good thing you guy’s haven’t corrupted me yet. I found a place with a ton of interesting, and pricey, bottles I have never seen in NC. In the burbs of Atlanta for work and thought I’d try a couple new things.

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    My DIL asked for the "Four Roses" single barrel for Christmas a couple of years ago. That was alsmost a disaster Christmas. She has since learned the woes of NC ABC.
     
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    Picked this up over the weekend and I'm impressed. At 120 proof this Rye is NOT for anyone new to whiskey, but for those with seasoned palates this stuff is delish!
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    Tried this “extensively “ this weekend. My son and I both agree, we need more bottles. Cheers!
    PS What would you compare this to? I’ve never had anything quite like it.
    I’m still new to this coming from a scotch background.
     
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    Anybody had this? I was told by a bourbon club member that this stuff was “slap your momma good”. I told him that i’d never had a rye that I cared much for. He said to try this Pikeville. Still not feeling it. Wouldn’t walk away from a pour if I was given one but not really my cup of tea. Do I give up on ryes? Anyone had one that might convert me?
    Sorry for the ramble.
     
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    I love it...one of my favorite Ryes actually.

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    I'm drinking bye bitch,..... pics to follow
     
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    That's the thing. I've never had anything quite like it either.

    I can't seem to articulate exactly why it blew me away and I drank a half bottle on the first tasting.
    I've tried to explain it in numerous conversations but I guess I don't have the proper vocabulary or "bourbon education" to draw on. I don't think I have an "uneducated palate" and I'm not ignorant of the subject.

    I can't exactly articulate why this 2.5 inch S&W 19 that I just got feels so much "better" in my hand than my snubbie 686 (both pre-lock).

    But it does.

    Sometimes you just know. And maybe that's ok.


    At the end of the day I simply say it's good. Real good. Everybody I know (that I know personally) that has tried it loves it. I plan to stock it deep.

    Maybe around bottle 3 or 4 I'll have a better explanation. Worthy pursuit regardless!
     
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    Try Basil Hayden double rye.
     
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    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    There goes the price. thrillhill is going to start a shortage. Better start looking for some before the word gets out.
     
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    Let me speak on Uncle Nearest at least one more time by drawing a comparison with one of the other "new" ones that I've sampled lately.

    Several of us (on multiple platforms) have been conversing here lately about the George Dickel Bib.
    I like it.
    Some of my friends do as well, some don't.
    The minute I FINISHED my FIRST SWALLOW, I knew that I liked it.
    It was not earth shattering, and as I was processing my second sip, while it was still in my mouth, I decided I could certainly understand why some folks would not like it. It's complicated and has a lot of clearly, maybe even severely defined stages. If you don't like any one stage or flavor that jumps out it would kill the whole thing for you. So if you don't like the George Dickel Bottled in Bond, I ain't mad at you.


    From the very FIRST SECOND Uncle Nearest HIT MY TONGUE I knew I was in love. And the rest of that first sip did not disappoint. Nor did the first half of the bottle that I killed in one sitting. (If I have any one criticism of Uncle Nearest is that it drinks entirely too easy for a 100 proof, LOL)
    Not complicated at all, maybe slightly nuanced. Maybe so nuanced that a big bullheaded redneck like me is not able to separate anything out to point to and yell "See, this is why I like Uncle Nearest because of this right here!".
    But unlike the Dickle Bottled in Bond, if you don't like Uncle Nearest, I ain't gonna be leaning on your palate any for suggestions. And I question whether we would even wanna hang out together. ;)

    I don't use this phrase lightly, and I don't think I have ever used it on a gun forum and most of you certainly know why. But for me, Uncle Nearest is a "game changer". My horizon has now been expanded.
     
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