Lifestyle Bourbon

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  1. Grateful Dude

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    On your recommendation....

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    I’m only on my first glass now, but I dig it so far. Well balanced to my palate. I’m sure my opinion will evolve after another glass or two, but I already I know it’s one I’d drink/buy again.

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    This is what the closest-to-home liquor store has. Not too bad on the pricing (USD). I’m going to have to try the others.

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    I really enjoyed it, think I had 3 glasses the night I bought it. Think I might try an old fashion to enjoy after dinner.
     
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    ShatsBassoon I'd rather guide my dad into my mom
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    A 55% and a 52%
    Wow! Love to get my hands on one of those. Fairly limited here in canada
     
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    RYE?!?!?!

    Appalling.
     
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    I’m pretty picky about rye. Willet’s Rye is outstanding. Especially if you can find the more aged bottles (6, 8, or 10). It’s kind of hard to find around here, but even the 4-year is really good. Most rye is a let down for me, but Willet nailed it. Has a lot of the cinnamon spice that wheated bourbons have. That’s the only rye I talk about, it’s the golden standard of rye to me.

    I’ll happy try the two above....after I convince a friend to buy the bottle ;)
     
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    LOL! I would imagine it's a higher standard of rye than crown royal and Gibsons finest!
    That stuff is trash! There's some good ryes out there though. Give Lot. No.40 or Collingwood a try
     
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  8. Filthy

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    Templeton Rye is king, IMAO.
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    Have you tried the Michter's Barrel strength rye?



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    You need to.
     
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    I haven’t tried either of those...they’re on the list now.
     
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    You know, I’m certain I’ve tried that one before but I honestly can’t remember what my opinion was. I want to say I’ve tried the 4-year, but not the 6. I need to give it another go... but if I’m being honest I don’t generally favor the whiskey that comes out of Indiana. a lot of them are blends, and I think Templeton got sued for some false-advertising or something on their labels.

    Putting all of my snobbishness aside, I’m always open to drinking some whiskey. I haven’t seen Templeton around lately (could just be oversight) but I’d like to try the 6-year if that’s still a thing.
     
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    I have not. I’ve had a couple of their other bottles and like them. This bottle is also on the list now.
     
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    Bozy OOHH YOU DIDNT KNOW!?

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    You have splendid taste my man. It is very hard to find here in the mountains. The guy at the liquor store told me, he'll order a few cases and might get 2 bottles here and there. It's worth the price and wait though. Especially paired with a nice Robusto cigar.
     
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    Same thing around here. Several years ago and earlier, every liquor store had shelf full of it. And nobody was buying it often because it was $65. Now, it’s next to impossible to find.

    I’m sitting on a bottle from last year. I’m not going to pop it until I can get my hands on another bottle.

    Damn good stuff.
     
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    Technically not a bourbon but I was given a bottle of this for building a learning tower for a friend.
    Haven't sipped it straight up yet but on enjoying an ol fashioned.

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    conor mcgregor nut hugger Jones is the GOAT, get over it dorks

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    Is the purchasing power roughly the same?
     
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    In what context?
     
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    Does a Canuck dollar buy roughly the same in Canada as the Yankee dollar does in the U.S.?

    I understand things like gasoline are more expensive in Canada. I mean like groceries/clothing/coke/whores
     
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    In my experience, yes. Like you mentioned there are some exceptions.
     
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    Not for booze. They like to tax the shit out a that. At least here in AB. They call it a sin tax.

    A decent 6 pack of bottled craft beer about $15-$17 a 24 box of premium beer (say Coors banquet) will be about $45 a bottle of liquor (say 750ml jack daniels) will be at least $36

    From what I've gathered we are getting hung out to dry compared to state prices on alcohol
     
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    Has anyone tried this 10-year? I like the regular bottle of Basil, but I haven’t tried the 10-year. Or their rye for that matter. Pretty curious and will likely but it soon. I chickened out on Friday because of the price (I was already buying two other bottles and a bottle of Botanist gin for my wife - so I had spent enough already lol). Curious to hear how any of you liked it, and if not I will let y’all know when I grab a bottle! Not sure if it’s new or not, but I don’t recall seeing the 10 before.


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    Locally distilled. Not bad for 40 bucks
     
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    I like local...pretty big local section for booze nowadays at the stores near me
    pretty cool bottle shape on that one
     
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    HEATH VON DOOM Remember the 5th of November

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    PM me you address and I will send you a bottle. No bullshit
     
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    that is quite a gesture HVD...I appreciate the offer

    bit wary of a doxxing...I am not exactly beloved by all here

    I would certainly return the favor and send you something local
    :cheers:
     
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