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Posted: 10/29/2004 9:57:11 AM EST
I've got a Halloween party tonight that I need a whiskey suggestion for (host is providing wine, everyone is bringing finger foods, I figure the girls might like something with a little more kick). My buddies have said showing up with Wild Turkey would be bad form (the only bottle of whiskey in my collection at the moment) as not many people are used to it. I've already got the sour mix, ameretto, lemons and limes, couldnt find any cherries.

Normally I go for Jim Beam Black Label, but the store was/is out of all non-handle sized bottles of Beam. Can anyone suggest an alternate? I'd prefer to pay $15 or less for 750ml, no need to impress anybody with some super fancy stuff, the goal is to have a good time while slightly toasted, but I dont want to show up with paint remover either.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 9:58:27 AM EST
Knob creek

or if your looking for something less expensive

Ancient Age...got an 89 from wine and spirits.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:02:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:02:46 AM EST by Sierra_Hombre]
gentleman jack, jack daniel's single barrel, jack daniel's black label

maker's mark


Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:06:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
gentleman jack, jack daniel's single barrel, jack daniel's black label

maker's mark





DITTO on that.


Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:06:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:06:39 AM EST by Kharn]
Jack's ok in a whiskey sour?
I wasnt a fan of the "normal" Jack neat, so I never bothered to explore it in mixed drinks, or the rest of the Jack line.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:10:01 AM EST
Maker's Mark!!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:10:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Maker's Mark!!



+1
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:11:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Maker's Mark!!



+1



+1

tried it for the first time last night, loved it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:12:28 AM EST
yeah, maker's mark definetly, or jack daniel's

why no wild turkey though? i like that stuff
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:13:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:14:18 AM EST by Kharn]
How much does Maker's Mark run?

Kazimir:
The other guys are apparently pussies or dont want hair on their chests.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:14:08 AM EST
Maker's Mark means never having to say your sorry for putting your own head through a friend's wall.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:18:00 AM EST
Yukon Jack.

“Yukon Jack is a taste born of hoary nights when men struggle to keep their fires lit and their cabins warm."
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:18:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:18:31 AM EST by 2whiskeyP]
<-- This whiskey will give another +1 to Makers Mark!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:18:15 AM EST
Crown Royal...but I like rye wiskey better than bourbon.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:22:08 AM EST
Makers Mark is tasteless, over priced swill. If you want something good with some flavor to it pick up a bottle of Rebel Yell.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:25:14 AM EST
NONE COMPARES TO RARE BREED WILD TURKEY, ONLY BETTER IS KENTUKY SPIRIT....
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:28:10 AM EST
SOUTHERN COMFORT

You can even drink that straight if you're so inclined and it's like 15 bucks. Though I don't know if they sell it in the land of the Yank.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:28:46 AM EST
+1 for Maker's Mark!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:28:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hullabaloo:
SOUTHERN COMFORT

You can even drink that straight if you're so inclined and it's like 15 bucks. Though I don't know if they sell it in the land of the Yank.




SOCO!!!!!

many a drunk hazy night has been forged from the fires of SOCO!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:29:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ghostchild:

Originally Posted By Hullabaloo:
SOUTHERN COMFORT

You can even drink that straight if you're so inclined and it's like 15 bucks. Though I don't know if they sell it in the land of the Yank.




SOCO!!!!!

many a drunk hazy night has been forged from the fires of SOCO!



FUCKING A
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:29:54 AM EST
Johnny Walker Red?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:31:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:34:03 AM EST by Sierra_Hombre]

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Jack's ok in a whiskey sour?
I wasnt a fan of the "normal" Jack neat, so I never bothered to explore it in mixed drinks, or the rest of the Jack line.

Kharn



gentleman jack is much smoother than black label (as is single barrel), and has more sweetness. i drink it straight-up, but i bet it'd be tasty with some sour mix. funny how jack guys don't like beam at all and vice versa.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:34:08 AM EST
George Dickell's #8?

Good stuffs..not as harsh as some other whiskies, as well.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:34:25 AM EST
If you or anyone you know has access to a Class 6, I am sure all the military folk here will agree that Military Special fine Bourbon whiskey is some of the finest whiskey you will ever have the pleasure of drinking.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:35:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
How much does Maker's Mark run?

Kazimir:
The other guys are apparently pussies or dont want hair on their chests.

Kharn



a little pricey, but worth it. you don't wanna be the guy that supplied the party with shit in plastic bottles, do ya?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:38:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:39:26 AM EST by Kharn]
Wingnut:
I could ask my Lt. Colonel if he'd buy it for me, but I doubt it (the party is all newly-hired Army GS-7's and -9's).

Hullabaloo:
You serious? I love SoCo straight and its available everywhere in MD and DE; I never knew it was acceptable to mix in a whiskey sour due to its extra flavors.

Sierra_Hombre:
We're all recent college grads, working for the govt, plastic bottles are the norm as we're still as poor as college kids.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:38:36 AM EST
W.L. Weller is a good straight bourbon whiskey, my favorite. Wild Turkey is a little better grade not to be wasted on people who know no better. Hell get a 1/2 gallon of Kessler its good ,cheap, getting drunk, whiskey.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:40:03 AM EST
Generic Class 6 military whiskey is AWESOME for a $5 half gallon LOL!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:42:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Maker's Mark!!



+1

Also recommend Gentleman but not Single barrel.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:43:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Maker's Mark!!




Either that or the Ass Kickin' Chicken.

ARH

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:49:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Sierra_Hombre:
We're all recent college grads, working for the govt, plastic bottles are the norm as we're still as poor as college kids.

Kharn



been there. just go with a shitload of evan williams.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:50:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Johnny Walker Red?



Thats scotch :)

For a good cheap bourbon try Evan Williams 10 yr. old (black label with gold writing). Maker's mark is good, knob creek is much better (also sweeter) but is pricier ($25+ for 750mL). Laugh at the name, but 'Fighting Cock' is some good tasting, high proof bourbon and its cheap. If you can find Old Charter, that is a lower proof, smooth drinking, budgetminded bourbon. Everything I just mentioned is a true, aged bourbon that is 8 yrs old or older.

Wild Turkey USED to be good when it was an 8yr old bourbon. Now its called 'old number 8' or some shit. Its more like carmel colored vodka than bourbon. Their rare breed is more like what their old stuff was like, but now its twice the price :)
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:59:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:59:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Sierra_Hombre:
We're all recent college grads, working for the govt, plastic bottles are the norm as we're still as poor as college kids.

Kharn



been there. just go with a shitload of evan williams.



Evam Williams is my "General Purpose" bourbon. It's very drinkable and the price is good. I like the "Green Lable" which is 80 proof. Really though, if you can find it pick up a bottle of Rebel Yell. The vanillas are excellent and the charred oak taste is just right, not over powering. Makers Mark has no vanilla taste and very little if any charred oak taste, mostly like "alcohol" and that's about it. That's why I don't care for it, when I drink bourbon I want vanillas and oak taste.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 11:06:24 AM EST
Elijah Craig. 12 year old whiskey.

Smooth as a prom queens thighs, and just as dangerous.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:03:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 12:04:10 PM EST by bump0x]

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By bump0x:

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Johnny Walker Red?



Thats scotch :)

For a good cheap bourbon try Evan Williams 10 yr. old (black label with gold writing). Maker's mark is good, knob creek is much better (also sweeter) but is pricier ($25+ for 750mL). Laugh at the name, but 'Fighting Cock' is some good tasting, high proof bourbon and its cheap. If you can find Old Charter, that is a lower proof, smooth drinking, budgetminded bourbon. Everything I just mentioned is a true, aged bourbon that is 8 yrs old or older.

Wild Turkey USED to be good when it was an 8yr old bourbon. Now its called 'old number 8' or some shit. Its more like carmel colored vodka than bourbon. Their rare breed is more like what their old stuff was like, but now its twice the price :)




Yes and scotch is whiskey.



You are correct. I should have noted that.

I pointed out that it was scotch, because the original poster was looking to replace his Jim Beam which is definitely not scotch whiskey like Johnnie Red is.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:09:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kazimir:
yeah, maker's mark definetly, or jack daniel's

why no wild turkey though? i like that stuff



Me too....

<­BR>





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<­BR>
or even 3 ot 4 but not mixed.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:11:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hullabaloo:

Originally Posted By Ghostchild:

Originally Posted By Hullabaloo:
SOUTHERN COMFORT

You can even drink that straight if you're so inclined and it's like 15 bucks. Though I don't know if they sell it in the land of the Yank.




SOCO!!!!!

many a drunk hazy night has been forged from the fires of SOCO!



FUCKING A


Soco 100Proof
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:16:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sydwaiz:
Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Maker's Mark!!



That or Wellers 101 - good stuff.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:22:14 PM EST
Makers Mark

KnobCreek

Crown Royal Special Reserve
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:23:37 PM EST
Trying to get the chicks drunk so you can get laid?


In my experience, few people can get drunk on whiskey without getting sick also. It's a gamble as just when that drunk person will choose to get sick.

My suggestion? Bacardi Black Label rum. (I'd suggest Cuban rum but I ain't gonna send you any of mine and it's impossible to buy at your local corner liquor store)

Quite smooth, great taste with just a splash of Coke (NOT Pepsi!).

I've been drinking rum for about 10 years now, have fed copious quantities to dates also, with no adverse effects-other than a hangover for the zealous drinkers.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:34:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 12:37:18 PM EST by iamblades]
Maker's is only slightly above your listed price here at least, but may be more where you are.

Definately worth it, it is my everyday whiskey.

Evan William's is decent, and really cheap, but not my favorite.

Knob creek if fscking great, but ill have to kill you if you use it for sours :P

I also don't see any reason wild turkey would be a bad thing, just stick to the 80 proof.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:37:25 PM EST
Gamesniper:

Trying to get the chicks drunk so you can get laid?

No, I'm not one of those guys, these're my friends & coworkers. If I wanted to get laid, I'd hit the bar, not my friend's party.

I'll take a nice rum & coke, but I've been on a whiskey sour track lately.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:25:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:34:42 PM EST
I hit the liquor store to pick up some Jack or Knob Creek, it turns out they were just starting to have a sale on white-label Jim Beam ($18/handle) today. Its no Black Label, but its good enough for tonight.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll give Makers Mark and Knob Creek a try in the near future.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:56:14 PM EST
Not only is Johnny Walker Red scotch whiskey its blended scotch whiskey...dont waste your time/money with it,..if your gunna pay a primo price for Johnny Walker only Johnny Walker Black will do($30)especially if your talkin Whiskey Sours. Its the only whiskey ill drink other than Jameson.
Now if you feel a bit crazy and like the taste of pure whiskey exctasy>>your talkin about $130 per 750ml
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:52:49 PM EST
Old Ezra is good at under $15 Wild Turkeyat $21 Old Forrester is also good at under $15
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:33:31 PM EST
Fleshmans blended whiskey, its not expensive, ya can drink it strait non stop. and its excellant for mixing too. I use Southern Comfort for "sours" get the 80 pf, it just makes the sour taste better, and its cheaper. Bottoms-Up...blade409
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:39:46 PM EST
Ten High
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:41:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:50:10 PM EST
SOCO!

Im not a whiskey man but even I enjoy it!
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