Blended scotchs blow. But the single malts are often wonderful and ultra smooth.
I used to have a customer who was a buyer for a US distributor. His job was literally to travel all over the British Isles sipping whiskey and buying it. His house had a room like a library but with bottles instead of books. He was always excited about some new 'discovery' - here try this. And here; try this one. Amazing isn't it? Now try this; it's even better.
Eventually - thanks for coming out - here; take a few bottles with you.
I always had to make his the last call of the day. <g>
Originally Posted by spotts
Funny, I waaay prefer Irish. then Tennessee. Wont even drink Scotch.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
Jim beam Rye, Candiana hunter, Heaven hills, I know of all of those. I can actualy go up the road to the local meijer and buy all of them.
heaven hills is like bellows. they distill alot of different kinds of liquors.
For a bourbon might I suggest trying old crow.
also you can't go wrong with OLD GRANDDAD
Oh what the hell; I was going to tell you a short story but it goes back farther and so will be longer -
When I was 18 and first going out to bars legally I would often be bored and drink too fast which led to 'too much'. As a way around this I started to try all the types of booze - to find the one that I liked the least. It was bourbon and I disliked it the most with water.
So that became my Standard Drink. It was awful and so I wouldn't drink it very fast. This worked out much better for me.
Of course fast-forward to now and the only whiskey I drink is bourbon. <g>
For many years that has been Jim Beam. But the price started going up and going up until one time I said: I like Jim Beam but $28. a bottle is just too damned much. So I reached down a shelf and bought a bottle of Heaven Hill for $15. instead.
At home it seemed 'close enough' and I continued to drink it. Friends and neighbors and customer often bring me bourbon and know I drink Jim Beam so that's what they bring.
One night not too long ago I started to make a drink and saw the Heaven Hill was open but the Jim Beam wasn't. That made me pause and in that second I thought:
Taste Test !
So I made identical drinks. Counted the ice cubes - the whole nine: two identical drinks.
Unfortunately in my giddiness over how smart I was I forgot to keep track of which was which:
Originally each was next to the bottle it had been poured from. But, being a part-time idiot, and apparently on-duty at the time, I then said: Oh; may as well put these bottles away. . . . and then had no idea which drink was which. <g>
Nonetheless, both were consumed, alternate sip by alternate sip, and a conclusion reached - zero discernible difference.
So now I buy Heaven Hill and drink only free Jim Beam.
Makers Mark is like a really great sound system. I'm sure there's a difference - but this $50. boom box sounds perfectly fine to me. <g>