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#46 rodeo

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

yeah i know it's an embarrassment but i love the stuff. back in my broke college days that's what i drank. now i can afford the macallan but in a pinch i'm ok with red label


I gave JW Black Label a shot today because the store was one of the only things open.

It's actually rather good. Not even 'for the price,' it was good overall. The only JW I'd had was red so I had extremely low expectations.

I'll still stick with single malt, but I don't regret branching out lol

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Evan Williams egg nog

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

JWB is regarded as a top shelf brand internationally (outside of europe of course.) that poo is far more expensive in south america and asia than it should be, even with import costs driving up the cost overall. it's marketed heavily so drinking it is considered a class symbol in a lot of ways, so i guess they can get away with it.

what's a fifth in the US? like 50-60 bucks? it's 120 for a bottle in a supermarket in quito

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:40 PM

JWB is regarded as a top shelf brand internationally (outside of europe of course.) that poo is far more expensive in south america and asia than it should be, even with import costs driving up the cost overall. it's marketed heavily so drinking it is considered a class symbol in a lot of ways, so i guess they can get away with it.

what's a fifth in the US? like 50-60 bucks? it's 120 for a bottle in a supermarket in quito

Are you talking about black? 750ml was 35 bucks at my store.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Are you talking about black? 750ml was 35 bucks at my store.


yes. JW Black is massively inflated in price in many places overseas, in ways that others are not. a bottle of absolut is probably 40 here (29 in NC.) Jack Daniels is 50 here (39ish in NC) but JWB... over a hundred bucks. it was just as bad in laos/cambodia.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:49 PM

that's hilarious. but we fall for it with blue label which is probably out of the same damn barrels. they probably have a big vat all of the same thing and bottle it as red, black, and blue.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

i'm convinced it is. JW execs laughing all the way to the bank.

loads of locally-produced stuff for incredibly cheap here though, as one might expect. i'm bringing home a couple of bottles of ecuadorian spirits and liqueurs and probably a bottle of pisco as well, since i can't find it anywhere in NC.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

Blue is a joke.
Best whiskey i've had the pleasure of drinking, is the Bunnhabhain 25yr.
It literally blew my mind as to good whiskey can be.
I'd take it over the 25 Mac.
Plus it's half the price of the Mac.


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Vodka- Bowmans, Goose
Rum- Bowmans, Captain, Malibu and Barcardi
Whiskey- Elijah Craig, Makers, Knob, Fireball cinamon
Dewar's (blend) and single malts- Speyburn10, Glenlivet12, Glen fiddich12,

Assortment- peppermint schapps, triple sec, bailey's irish cream, frangelico, homemade egg nog and jar of shine.

wines/beers- mix of reds and whites with Michelob ultra

PS.......enjoyed the lesson on single malts, thanks. (never been a big fan of JW)

How could I forget the Grand Marnier

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

Highland Park 18 and 12, Oban 14
Bombay Sapphire and Tanq
Bacardi Select, Bacardi, Meyer's and Captain Morgan
Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve
Cabo Wabo, Cuervo
Absolut
and some Kaluhua to add to an after dinner coffee now and then.

Hmmmmm, need some more bourbon and a new single malt scotch.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Blue is a joke.
Best whiskey i've had the pleasure of drinking, is the Bunnhabhain 25yr.
It literally blew my mind as to good whiskey can be.
I'd take it over the 25 Mac.
Plus it's half the price of the Mac.


was at the abc store today to purchase some scotch and did some window shopping.....

Glenlivet 21 750 mil. $154.95
JW Blue 750 mil. $299.95
McCallan 25 750 mil. $899.95
McCallan 30 750 mil. $1,700.00

so.....I picked up my usual Speyburn (Bradan Orach) Highland single malt 750 mil. $19.95

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

Here is the basic cabinet. It's got your basic rums, vodkas, tequilas and mixers, etc.

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Then the better cabinet has your good cognacs, scotches, etc.

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And a couple of bottles that wouldn't fit on the shelf...

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And the last cabinet has a ton of various wines, some cheap Hennessy, a couple of 1.75 Crowns, and various weird liquors that have been given to me over the years or left here after a party. I didn't take a picture of that shelf because it also has a box of Almond Joy individual coffee creamers and some light bulbs, so it doesn't look as nice. I also have some patron and some grey goose, etc. in my standing freezer in the garage.

Oddly enough, the wife and I don't drink all that much.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:01 AM

was at the abc store today to purchase some scotch and did some window shopping.....

Glenlivet 21 750 mil. $154.95
JW Blue 750 mil. $299.95
McCallan 25 750 mil. $899.95
McCallan 30 750 mil. $1,700.00

so.....I picked up my usual Speyburn (Bradan Orach) Highland single malt 750 mil. $19.95


$300 for JW Blue is a joke. The Costco by my house sells it for $160. And it's decent sipping scotch but not worth the hype it gets. I've had macallan 25 and thought it was great, but the 18 is the most expensive that I can enjoy on a somewhat regular basis.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

Jack Daniels Single barrel Select
Some Ginger liquor stuff
Kahlua
Absolut (blue label whatever that is)
Some baileys I got for holidays
Some Patron
McGillicuddy's Peppermint schapps
Some vodka that tastes like whipped cream
Bacardi
Spaeburn scotch

All I can think of at the moment

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

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Both very good.


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