Lifestyle Bourbon

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  1. TFK_Fanboy

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  3. Grateful Dude

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    Oooooh damn...you have a bottle of Old Rip?! Outstanding!

    I’ve raffled a couple times for that bottle, but never won.
     
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    I've been looking for years. When a local store gets some they usually have a raffle. I walked in a couple of weeks ago and bam one bottle just sitting there. I couldn't grab it fast enough
     
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    Hell yeah, that’s awesome!

    That is a tough one to find, congrats lol
     
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    Yesterday I got a bottle of Angel's Envy Straight Rye

    Fantastic drink. Very sweet, way more than I would have ever guessed. Like a dessert. Worth trying if you get the chance.
     
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    Yeah, that's good.
    That bottle didn't last long. Got crushed during a poker night.
     
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    I think I’ve only had their bourbon, not sure I’ve seen their rye at the local stores.

    Im glad to see I’m not the only one thinking about whiskey first thing in the morning ;)
     
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    I ran a 5k race this morn, pretty sure that entitles me to a drink before 11am haha
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    Totally just saw this because you quoted yourself and I didn't get a notification.

    Anyway.. .Yes. The cask was something my girlfriend gave me and I use it for my "Infinity bottle."

    Sometimes it tastes weird. Sometimes I wish I could bottle and sell the concoction inside. Just depends on what was running low and how many similar bottles were emptied into it. I try to be smart and not toss any crazy stuff in there that will ruin it though. A little heavy smoke like an Ardbeg or just a young garbage whiskey will kill it until it's thinned enough.
     
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    So you are mixing a shit ton of bourbons and scotch in that thing?
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    Yep. When a bottle gets to the last pour or so it gets dumped into the barrel.

    Only whiskeys though. None of the other spirits get added.

    Like I said, I try to be smart though. Certain notes will just jump to the top and dominate. That's no good for any of us.
     
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    Interesting. I might have to try this.
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    People have done it for years and normally just do it in a nice empty bottle. I never planned on it but my gal picked up the little barrel one day and I happened to have a few low bottles lingering so it just made sense at that moment to give it a go.
     
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    That’s awesome. I’m going to order a barrel and give it a go.
     
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    Any of you dudes in to Irish Whiskey?
    (Fuck you if you say Proper 12).

    Generally not my whiskey of choice, but there are a few I think are tasty. Never had this one, bought if for a friend who’s having a birthday party tonight. I’ll find out how it tastes later!


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    How's the Buffalo Trace?
     
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    I like it quite a bit, and it is a great bourbon for the price point. It’s the kind of bourbon I like to always keep on hand, sort of my “house bourbon” if you will. Very easy to drink ;)

    For me it’s a great choice if I just want a good stoot, but don’t want to get out the higher end bottles. Well worth a try if you haven’t had it.
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    Cheers, brother.

    Enjoy!
     
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    I honestly haven't. I really only sit down and have a drink when I'm watching fights and I haven't watched the last few. I had some Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey a couple weeks ago but that's more like scotch than it is bourbon.
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    How was it? Saw it today and was curious.


    I picked up a bottle of Jefferson's Ocean and High West Campfire for a coworker that just retired. We're having a little party this Friday for him and I thought they would make solid gifts. That man loves a good story and the story behind those stuck out to me so hopefully he'll be entertained and think that they're tasty as well.
     
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    Just my $0.02:
    I’ve tried the stranahans, and it was just ok. It’s young whiskey (2 years?). And like @ConorMcGregorsBeard@ConorMcGregorsBeard said, it’s more like a single malt.

    I’ve tried the Jeffersons Ocean before, and remember liking it. Kind of a cool story how they age it in ships, but it is a little pricey.

    Not sure about the High West, I think I’ve had some of their spirit before, but don’t think it was Campfire. It’s that Utah mormon whiskey though!
     
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