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Canadian Club has always been my go to brand of whiskey. I find it a bit smoother and softer than Scotch or Bourbon. Usually have it with a dash of soda over a few ice cubes.
Was out for a dinner with a few friends this week and it was implied that my CC was a bit low-brow sort of like drinking Old Milwaukee (not that I necessarily find fault with Old Milwaukee).
So what do you think RCMB whiskey drinkers?
Should I switch from CC to impress the crowds?
How to you drink your whiskey of choice?
I'm personally not much of a fan but to each his own.
If it's cheap whiskey, i'll either mix it in something (coke, etc.)
If it's a good scotch i'll drink it neat or with a few drops of cool water.
Oh good. This thread again.
MIdleton's Irish Whiskey is my favorite. Pretty expensive, but REALLY, really good.
Even though they are essentially the same, I like Bushmills over Jameson. Jameson isn't too bad either.
I like Scotch too, but I don't know too much about it to have a favorite.
This post was edited by One Eyed Jack 13 months ago
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Canadian whiskey is 'inferior' because they have less aggressive standards than we do, as do the Irish. Both can blend in neutral alcohol to their whiskies making them smoother. They can also use color and flavoring additives and typically chill or carbon filter everything for less burn.
That said, my "house" whiskies/cheap sippin' whiskies are almost always Irish for those exact same reasons... Just pleasant to drink sometimes.
Drink what you enjoy. Period. Unless it's Kirkland - Fuck Kirkland.
Middleton's is great, and as long as we're talking Irish I'll throw a Red Breast recommendation out there.
Disagree pretty strenuously that Bushmills and Jameson are the same though, there's a pretty noticeable difference in flavor between the two.
Bushmills and Jameson are garbage, if I am drinking Irish i'm going with Tullamore Dew, love the stuff.
Never been a huge fan of Tullamore, to each his own though. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a bottle of Red Breast, you won't regret it...
I've heard Redbreast is amazing and i've never tried Irish Whisky. Good idea for a first bottle?
I'm a scotch guy. Not a scotch snob so ill just have a dewars and water. In fact I'm
Drinking this dewars right now prior to the gayme her in NYC.
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OP you obviously like Canadian Whiskys, which tend to be extremely smooth, and a little sweet due to their blending and barrel usage. You could always order Crown when out and avoid the low brow remarks and get the same flavor.
Irish whiskys are a step up which you would probably enjoy. Basics as mentioned earlier are Jameson, Tullamore Dew, and Bushmills (Northern Ireland) the latter 2 being a tad sweeter. Middle tier Red Breast is fantastic and around $50. Midleton is top notch and high end, around $150. I think I paid $22 for a pour at a bar.
Bourbon is a whole different convo. See the bourbon thread.
Knappogue Castle. Coming from an absolute Irish whiskey fiend... Do this first.
Will open your eyes to a whole new (Irish)world of whiskey.
I think it's fantastic, would definitely recommend it. Runs about $50 a bottle so it's a little steep but not too bad.
Haven't gotten my hands on this one yet but I've heard great things, definitely on my list. Good to see there's another Irish whiskey nut on the board...
My last bottle has been a $95 Laphroaig Quarter Cask, so I think $50 will be alright.
I'll look into both Redbreast and Knappogue Castle, +1 to both of you.
Ha, that is the one thing the Irish whiskey drinkers have on the scotch folks, much easier on the bank...
+1 back at ya...
+1. Red Breast is GREAT. Love it.
I guess I meant that they are now the same company. I do agree that they are different--Bushmills is smoother and richer. I've always preferred Bushmills over Jameson, but I don't mind Jameson too much.
Canadian Club has a higher rye content than bourbon, so perhaps what you might want to try is a rye whiskey. I prefer Rittenhouse Bottled-in-bond as an affordable option, Bulleit makes a good rye at a decent price, and I'm currently flying through a bottle of Jeffersons, which is a 10 year aged that only set me back about $35.
Rye whiskey is in a popularity explosion right now, so there are options all over the place.
I went to get a pint of Jameson for today and they were out. So I got Bushmills. Is it better or a huge drop off? Or is it just about the same?
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Crown, Jack and Jameson. That's the stuff.
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CC is a great cheap whiskey. Jameo on the rocks can't be beat
As in Costco's Kirkland? I read about their house label whiskey and was curious. Not curious enough to buy a bottle though.
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