Favorite distilled drink? Whats in your bar?

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Postby rockyrock » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:48 pm

I have a six-pack of Peroni--strike that, there is only four left.
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Postby djrez4 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:01 pm

Kaiokenryu wrote:i wonder how the japanese whiskey compares to the rest of the world. I wonder what the vision for it is....


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_whisky

Two of the most influential figures in the history of Japanese whisky are Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru. Torii was a pharmaceutical wholesaler and the founder of Kotobukiya (later to become Suntory). He started importing western liquor and he later created a brand called "Akadama Port Wine", based on a Portuguese wine which made him a successful merchant. However, he was not satisfied with this success and so he embarked on a new venture which was to become his life's work: making Japanese whisky for Japanese people. Despite the strong opposition from the company's executives, Torii decided to build the first Japanese whisky distillery in Yamazaki, a suburb of Kyoto, an area so famous for its excellent water that the legendary tea master Sen no Rikyū built his tearoom there.

Torii hired Masataka Taketsuru as a distillery executive. Taketsuru had studied the art of distilling in Scotland, and brought this knowledge back to Japan in the early 1920s. Whilst working for Kotobukiya he played a key part in helping Torii establish the Yamazaki Distillery. In 1934 he left Kotobukiya to form his own company—Dainipponkaju—which would later change its name to Nikka. In this new venture he established the Yoichi distillery in Hokkaidō.


The production of Japanese whisky began as a conscious effort to recreate the style of Scotch whisky. Pioneers like Taketsuru carefully studied the process of making Scotch whisky, and went to great lengths in an attempt to recreate that process in Japan. The location of Yoichi in Hokkaidō was chosen particularly for its terrain and climate, which were in many ways reminiscent of Scotland (although financial constraints resulted in the first distillery actually being built in the more convenient location of Yamazaki on the main island).
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Postby Kaiokenryu » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:02 pm

rockyrock wrote:I have a six-pack of Peroni--strike that, there is only four left.


wow....2 down before finishing post! lol....

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Postby mdl28 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:40 pm

Kaiokenryu wrote:maybe i'm bringing back the dead here....but here goes. :D

I love my "brownies". Thats my affectionate nickname for my bar spirits.

I currently have
JW Blue, Green, Black and Double Black (for guests who don't know scotch)

Macallan 18 year (for guest who wants to learn from me about scotch)

Cragganmore (for the guest who asks if have any decent scotch)

Lagavulin 16 and Balvenie 15 (for the guest who made it past my evaluation)

Hennessey X.O. (for special occasion)

Distilled water (for all the above except the X.O.)

there are no clears......I don't do clears. this took me 1 year to aquire all these....and roughly 1-2 years to consume them all except the X.O currently standing at 7 years.

what's your favorite......and what's in your bar?
talk about your favorite experiences....solitary or in good company?



Enjoy you JW Green, it's no longer being produced.
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Postby Kaiokenryu » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:34 am

......its really a damn good blend

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Postby jumbo » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:37 am

I am into beers. I mostly like an IPA. I can't remember when I last had whiskey. And if I did, it would be Jack Daniels Old No. 7 or Gentleman Jack.
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Postby Grupet » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:46 pm

I like scotch, so this is what I have as of now:
Chivas Regal 18, Glenfiddich 18, JW double black, JW Gold, JW Platinum and JW Blue.
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Postby djrez4 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:28 pm

My margarita recipe:

2 pts Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Anejo
1 pts Damiana Liqueur
1 pts fresh-squeezed lime juice

Shake vigorously with ice and strain over ice into a lowball glass.

Works well if you appreciate coin-style margs. If you like them sweet, stay away!
(also very good at getting you completely pissed)
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Postby swipe_masta » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:15 pm



Yamazaki have a very dry finish. I'm a huge fan of Asian alcohol. I have a variety of sake from Japan and also have some Korean soju. That stuff goes down like water when it's cold! I have so much vodka at my house, I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing haha. I tried Jim Beam Devil's Cut (just cause I saw the commercial) and it's not bad.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:00 pm

OK drinkers... what is the best brand of rum to buy??!
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