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New To The Drink

Postby jtp1389 » Wed May 21, 2014 4:00 am

My first foray into the whiskey field was Jim Beam 7 Year. It was awful. It smelled like it tasted, and it smelled like some sort of chemical cleaning solvent.

I just want to find a whiskey that isn't a "get ya drunk fast" type of drink. I'd like to find a smooth, slow sipper that doesn't burn. Beam's website said the 7 Year has a carmel and vanilla taste. I didn't find that to be at all true. Is there anything that would have a smooth vanila taste that isn't harsh? I'm not a drinker anyways, but I would like to sit on the porch with a country record and a little whiskey.

Any suggestions for a weak taste budded rookie? Something cheaper and widely available, hopefully.

Thanks a lot

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Re: New To The Drink

Postby jtp1389 » Thu May 22, 2014 2:06 am

Thank you. Do you know about how much these run for a small bottle? I'd like to stick to something lower priced until I find one I like. It doens't have to be "cheap", but I'd like to get them in small quantities if possible.

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Re: New To The Drink

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:42 pm

Ganga wrote:I find that Ridgemont Reserve 1792 is a very tasty... and smooth bourbon.

Excellent Bourbon for the asking price! :thumbsup:

As for malt Scotch, I'd recommend either the basic Glenmorangie (aged exclusively in first and second-fill ex-Bourbon oak) or (a little sweeter and honeyed) Aberfeldy 12 Year Old.

These whiskies all clock in at around CDN$50-60 in my neck of the woods.


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