June 10th, 2014, 01:58 PM #91
i agree that it is a generous gift in any case, so don't get me wrong on that. i was speaking more on a "would i drink it though?" basis... i'd probably trade it as well. i like beer a lot, but it always makes me so full in comparison to having a 2 finger pour of whisky. plus, my father-in-law, being from scotland, knows his scotch and will often gift us with some good quality bottles from littler known regions, so that helps a bit.
Originally Posted by Leatherface
June 10th, 2014, 02:06 PM #92
Originally Posted by lunchbox
Like beer, I'd probably enjoy Scotch (or whiskey...vodka...etc) a hell of a lot more if it were of a higher quality. My only experience with any of this crap (Wild turkey, Jack, Tanqueray) is while being young, stupid, and punk rock. My friend just acquired a still, which apparently is illegal (I had no idea!) so maybe he will produce something worth trying.
June 10th, 2014, 03:39 PM #93
June 13th, 2014, 10:55 PM #94
The American whiskey thread
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June 19th, 2014, 08:35 PM #95
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June 20th, 2014, 08:08 PM #96
I know this is about American whiskey but hopefully answer a question about a bottle of Canadian Club I was just given. The bottle shows it was aged 6 years. My question involves the fact that the bottle still has an intact tax stamp sealing the cap dated from 1979 so that would make the bottle 35 years old and the whiskey aged at 41 years. The bottle appears to have been stored properly.
I know the proper aging (6 years) is done in barrels. My question is will the 35 years of being in the bottle effect the whiskey?
June 21st, 2014, 04:01 PM #97
The age statement refers to the time spent in barrel. Usually it means that the alcohol within is no younger than the stated age; in this case 6 years. It is possible that there could be older whiskey in bottle, but probably nothing that would be overwhelming.
Originally Posted by JWR
Spirits typically do not "bottle age" like you would expect in a wine. The tax stamp goes back to days (I believe) before 1984 or so. It is not impossible to find old bottles with tax stamps in liquor stores in downtown that have been around awhile, bought the bottles some time ago, and they've just sat around.
The interesting part about your bottle is probably that the Canadian Club produced today is of a different recipe/taste/etc. Cool stuff.
So... pray tell: How is it?
June 21st, 2014, 04:12 PM #98
Some spot on points here, but there's enough missing and misleading to a tasting experience. Separating out the typical tastes of the whiskies by country of origin or grain is very misleading.
Originally Posted by FBJ
For a truly awesome tasting experience, there are plenty of whiskey tastings going on; especially with whiskey's increased popularity. Going to one of these will enable you to taste samples from a variety of different whiskies, and comes with knowledgeable folks who will guide you through the tasting experience (nosing, tasting, drops of water versus diluting, etc.).