And what it was always intended to be was a relatively innocuous and smooth blend of whiskys made to be without any bite, something that could easily mix with anything, usually water, soda or lemon-lime for a highball drink. Hence, "7&7" or "7 & ginger".
Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Pretty much agree with Hoke on the rye points.
Ritt 100 is our go-to for stirred cocktails, Overholt for shaken.
Love the Templeton.
(Ri)^1 is definitely good but pricier
Others in that same category are Michters Straight, Willet bonded.
Buffalo Trace's Sazerac 6 is a bit cheaper but still not the value of Ritt or Overholt.
I'm not a huge Russell's 6yr fan. For me, it's a bit on the harsh side.
Bulleit rye? I like the bourbon much more.
Michter's 10 anyone?
Hoke wrote: The 10 Year is way better than okay; it's good stuff.
Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Hoke wrote: The 10 Year is way better than okay; it's good stuff.
10yr Bulleit? I really like that one.
I got a bottle from Ms. Hollis (autographed and all-artsy custom painted) during AZ cocktail week. Good sippin whiskey!
Rendezvous from Utah: Sweetest nose, lots of vanilla bean and a bit smoky/woody. If it were a wine I'd call it over-oaked. For those reasons it was Bob's second favorite and the one I liked least--closer to Bourbon than rye for me.
Bill Buitenhuys wrote:Regarding "found whiskey"...It's similar to (same as?) the practice in Scotland used by houses like Johnny Walker to purchase others base product, blend, maybe do their own barrel program, then bottle, no?
I've really enjoyed some of the product out of High West. The Bourye is pretty indeed. Not a huge fan of their bottled Manhattan but it isn't terrible.
Great idea with the rye flight, Jenise.
Carrie L. wrote:Sounds like a great evening full of fun and creativity. I would love to live in your neighborhood Jenise!
I've been missing the boards for awhile, so I'm out of touch...What's the latest with Tammy Faye? Sorry to bring up a sad subject...
Carrie, my beloved Tammy Faye passed away three weeks ago.
How's your brood? Bella fitting in well?
Jenise wrote:How cute--love Bella's white feet! The white star on her chest is something one sees a lot in solid black dogs, but the 'bootie' coloration on her feet is pretty unusual to my eye. ou made me laugh at the idea of 'camera ready'--Princess and Kirby clearly have it mastered but poor Bella--black eyes on a black face probably doom her, unless there's overhead light to create reflection, to having a bit of a 'blank stare'. It's cool that they get along so well. Does Kirbs feel left out?
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