Re: Who Makes the Best Whisk(e)y?
posted at 4/1/2012 12:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Who Makes the Best Whisk(e)y?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who Makes the Best Whisk(e)y? : ^ That's just ridiculous. That's gonna offer all those clean, carmalized port and cognac enhancements towards helping to heighten all those minor dried fruit, and light nut-flavors. Just absurd the way The Bourbon Industry keeps experimenting, and fueling each other (and how it relates towards other spirits) to new heights. That industry simply continues to raise the bar higher & higher. Zbellino , I know it's sorta the opposite of what you're discussing on this Angel's Envy novel boost of random flavor enhancements, but in terms of that Crown Royale goin' down smooth, and you lookin' for a decent priced bourbon...I think Woodhead Reserve would work out ideally as a crystal-clean smooth "everyday sipping" bourbon option right here.
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I've had just about every mass market Bourbon, Laz. Including Wood-ward reserve, and the 18 year variety thereof.
I used to make it to tastings every year, around Derby time, but lost the steam for it.
At any rate, Woodward is great, but when I say smooth, I say it is a "session" beverage. That is, it has nothing that cloys.
Woodward Reserve, like a lot of bourbons, can get a touch cloying compared to something like Crown. The trademark of Canadian whisky is that it doesn't offer the flavor, but is incredibly drinkable.
I used to consider Makers my daily drinker, but just got spent and wanted a change.
Somedays when I'll be drinking from noon-on, 10-15 drinks, till 1 or 2 am, it calls for a lighter, more approachable (if less flavorful and complex) whisky. And if I'm packing those quantities, I like to also hit it up once or twice on an average night.
Plus, I won't get Woodward today on the LA Derby because it is the official Whisky of the Kentucky Derby. It feels sacrilege! Part of me wants to go all LA and sip on Sazerac Rye in tribute to NOLA. Another part thinks that some old-timey Van Winkle 12 might do the trick, but I'm a little light these days, and the price tag is edging out of what is reasonable, what with horse wagers to pay for and all.