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    • jimmyjam wrote:

      Traffic Jam wrote:

      Tried Benromach single malt Scotch whiskey.

      Blech, tastes like glue.
      That's because it's Scotch. I've yet to try one that I like, that's why I stick to good old Kentucky or Tennessee whiskey
      yes...but a friend shared her very old, very expensive scotch when we were watching the sunset on Mt Le
      Conte and it was amazing, so I know that some scotch isn’t terrible! :)
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    • Traffic Jam wrote:

      odd man out wrote:

      Yesterday I got a bottle of Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Bourbon as a gift from my son in law (born and raised in KY). Having some tonight in an Old Fashioned. I'm do expert. I thought it tasted a little camely. Since it's called Wilderness Trail, can I also post this in the I Went for a Walk Today thread?. Maybe I'll get some Wild Turkey and post it in the Wildlife Sightings thread.
      Hmmmm....I’ve never tasted a camel. :)
      oops, that's carmely. Now there is a drink popular in Turkmenistan called chall made from fermented camel's milk, but I don't suppose that qualifies as whiskey.
    • A few new items I picked up last trip to TW&S....I made an earlier comment about the Glenfettich not being that good...I retract that, first glass I put ice in it, mistake, drank straight it is nice. The cocnac was outstanding!...TJ you must try and reeiw, I believe you will like it, it's now my favorite pairing with a cigar. I heard a guy ask a worker where the jalapeno tequila was, that caught my ear and I chased after them expecting a pepper instead of a worm in the bottle, was not so, just flavoring so I did not try, but the guy looking for it highly recommended this as a sipping tequila, verdict is still out on it for me but at this point I'd say it's no better than, if as good, as Jose Cuervo...it does have a cork if that means anything.
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    • Traffic Jam wrote:

      jimmyjam wrote:

      Traffic Jam wrote:

      Tried Benromach single malt Scotch whiskey.

      Blech, tastes like glue.
      That's because it's Scotch. I've yet to try one that I like, that's why I stick to good old Kentucky or Tennessee whiskey
      yes...but a friend shared her very old, very expensive scotch when we were watching the sunset on Mt LeConte and it was amazing, so I know that some scotch isn’t terrible! :)
      Swamp water would taste great with that view.
      I may grow old but I'll never grow up.
    • Picked up two new additions to the bourbon cellar yesterday from my PA State Store. First is a Wild Turkey Barrel Proof 116.8 proof.



      Poured it over my whiskey wedge just as my wife and I started to put the lights on the Christmas tree, so my first sip was after a bit of ice had melted. Good stuff at a reasonable price point.

      My quest this week is to explore the bourbon offerings around Cincinnati and see if I can find anything new and exciting. Next week, I'll cross the Ohio River and check out the Kentucky offerings.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Pinkham Notch NH.
    • StalkingTortoise wrote:

      Picked up two new additions to the bourbon cellar yesterday from my PA State Store. First is a Wild Turkey Barrel Proof 116.8 proof.



      Poured it over my whiskey wedge just as my wife and I started to put the lights on the Christmas tree, so my first sip was after a bit of ice had melted. Good stuff at a reasonable price point.

      My quest this week is to explore the bourbon offerings around Cincinnati and see if I can find anything new and exciting. Next week, I'll cross the Ohio River and check out the Kentucky offerings.
      Kentucky Bourbon Trail

      kybourbontrail.com/map/
    • As the Wild Turkey in the decanter is consumed, I need to pick the next sipper.



      The Knob Creek was the 2nd addition from my local PA State Store back in early December. The Weller was a limited on-line release that I happen to find and order before it was sold out. And the Russell's was my first purchase from The Party Source in Bellvue KY. An easy 30-minute drive from my new office.

      I already finished the first bottle of the Wellers (max order of 2) and it was a real treat.

      The New Year is looking very promising!
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Pinkham Notch NH.
    • rhjanes wrote:

      Be careful with the Knob Creek. Note the 120 proof..... I didn't notice that on my first taste.....I think I burned some of dinner, but for some reason I can't remember.
      Yeah...it's similar to the Elijah Craig Single Barrel. Patience is required so that a little bit of ice melts before the first sip.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Pinkham Notch NH.