Number of posts: 643
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Tobacco: C&D Billy Budd, Good Morning, Morley's Best, GLP Westminister
Pipe: Peterson Bent Brandy, Stanwell 185, Pietenpauw Bent Brandy Stack
Registration date: 2010-09-07
|Subject: Re: Irish Whisky vs American or Canadian Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:59 am|| |
Hey Greenleaf, thanks for the info I will give the JB Black a try ... man I'm so looking forward to the festival
Number of posts: 57
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Tobacco: So new, but so far A Shortcut to Mushrooms is pretty great.
Pipe: A MM corn cob......looking for that perfect churchwarden........and now on the hunt for a Peterson
Registration date: 2010-11-08
|Subject: Re: Irish Whisky vs American or Canadian Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:59 am|| |
Jameson's has been my whiskey of choice for a long time now. Glad I came across this, I may end up looking for some of the other recommendations.
Number of posts: 130
Location: New Jersey
Tobacco: Peterson Irish Oak, Old Dublin. CAO Eileen's Dream. McClelland Deep Hollow.
Pipe: Peterson Shamrock 03
Registration date: 2011-01-08
|Subject: Re: Irish Whisky vs American or Canadian Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:46 am|| |
I don't wish to offend anyone, and I'm deeply sorry if I do, but I hate Canadian whiskey.
I'd have to say that the best is Laphroaig scotch whisky, but since you asked about Irish and American...
I prefer Irish whiskey over American in general, but I'll drink American whiskeys because hey...there are some damn fine American whiskeys. Like anything else, it's a matter of taste.
My favorite Irish whiskeys are Jameson and Knappogue Castle. Knappogue also makes this amazing liqueur called Celtic Crossing, which is whiskey, cognac, and honey blended into mouth-happiness.
As far as American whiskey it really depends what I'm in the mood for. If I want a nice rye (which I often do; it's kind of reminiscent of an Islay whisky like Laphroaig) I'll drink Wild Turkey Rye. As for bourbon, I like Jim Beam alright but prefer their Knob Creek variety when I can get it. But my favorite American whiskey is Jack Daniels, it has a great flavor which I gather is from the process of filtering it through maple charcoal before aging.
Number of posts: 82
Location: Longview, Tx
Tobacco: Pretty Limited to what I've tried, so far I love Dunhills Early Morning Pipe, Carter Hall, and Sutliffs Maple St
Pipe: Limited on my pipes only been smoking full time for a year, KayWoodie, Big Ben Mustang, various cobs, and my current favorite which was my first pipe two years ago is my Aldo Velani Milan. Looking for a nice Stanwell and Peterson
Registration date: 2011-11-06
|Subject: Just My Opinion Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:42 pm|| |
Well to make it short and sweet, Jameson is my drink of choice (a small shot in a cup of Twining's Irish Tea with a good bowl of Carter Hall). Bourbon you should really try Bulliet, hands down beats Jack Daniels in complexity, but drink it neat or on the rocks. As far as Canadian, I find it to be the master of mixing with cola, btw, Forty Creek Barrel Select always beats Crown Royal in my home. I keep Gentleman Jack Daniels and Jim Beam Black/White and a small fifth of Makers Mark as well, but thats mostly for my guests on poker nights.