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Pinball and Bourbon


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    #901 15 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    Rebel Yell was the good stuff. Early Times was the go to.
    Crazy enough it was Boone's Farm got me arrested.

    Funny Boone"s Farm got u arrested and all it got me was a trip to the toulet to puke.

    #902 15 days ago

    This is probably the hottest of hot takes but reading Reddit reviews of Confiscated makes me wonder if lack of age statement and source information are valid concerns.

    #903 14 days ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    This is probably the hottest of hot takes but reading Reddit reviews of Confiscated makes me wonder if lack of age statement and source information are valid concerns.

    Supposedly on their Facebook page they released that this Kentucky owl confiscated is a mix of 9, 10 and 12 year old Bourbons. As soon as I get home this afternoon I plan on cracking it open and taking it for a test drive. Fingers crossed that it's not just some hype and they're actually is a very good bourbon inside the bottle.

    #904 14 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    Supposedly on their Facebook page they released that this Kentucky owl confiscated is a mix of 9, 10 and 12 year old Bourbons. As soon as I get home this afternoon I plan on cracking it open and taking it for a test drive. Fingers crossed that it's not just some hype and they're actually is a very good bourbon inside the bottle.

    Ok as promised. Just had the Kentucky owl. This stuff is super smooth. Definitely developes more flavors as it goes down and finishes very well with a mild burn. So far I am very pleased with my purchase and happy to start the weekend out with this bottle.

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    #905 14 days ago

    sirscott, didn't want you to miss out on the count.

    Happy Friday and almost Mother's Day. I miss her.
    Here's to you Mom.

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    #906 14 days ago

    Had to test old favorite (right) is against new favorite (left).

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    I will admit... Makers was an early favorite and I have not gone back to it since. Old Forester 1920 is my current favorite.

    #907 14 days ago

    I’ve heard mixed reviews on this one so that made me want it more., Bottoms up.

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    #908 14 days ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Had to test old favorite (right) is against new favorite (left).
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    I will admit... Makers was an early favorite and I have not gone back to it since. Old Forester 1920 is my current favorite.

    I think 1920 is everybody's current favorite....mine included. Shit is out of sight.

    #909 13 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    I think 1920 is everybody's current favorite....mine included. Shit is out of sight.

    the 1920 is really good i 100% agree and the Prohibition is really good if you havent tried it yet

    #910 13 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    the 1920 is really good i 100% agree and the Prohibition is really good if you havent tried it yet

    Woops! The 1920 is the Prohibition one. I meant to say the 1897 one is really good also. I've got too many bottles laying around cant keeep em all straight.

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    #911 13 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    I’ve heard mixed reviews on this one so that made me want it more., Bottoms up.
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    Never heard of that one how is it?

    #912 13 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    Never heard of that one how is it?

    It’s pretty good. Very young (4 year age stated) but it doesn’t taste it to me and that’s the biggest complaint I’ve heard about it. If they aged it 4 or 5 more years it would probably be amazing.

    #913 13 days ago

    I know that this will bring out the flames but I bought a bottle of Stagg Jr 127 proof last night (59 bucks) and I think it is severely over rated. It has heat (alcohol) with no flavor and I put it way behind Bookers for similar proof. It is similar to a lot of recent bottles (Kentucky Owl, Whistle Pig V, etc) that I think are severely over ranked. The last good bottle I bought was the Knob Creek 25th.

    #914 13 days ago


    Quoted from DBLM:I know that this will bring out the flames but I bought a bottle of Stagg Jr 127 proof last night (59 bucks) and I think it is severely over rated. It has heat (alcohol) with no flavor and I put it way behind Bookers for similar proof. It is similar to a lot of recent bottles (Kentucky Owl, Whistle Pig V, etc) that I think are severely over ranked. The last good bottle I bought was the Knob Creek 25th.

    No flames thrown here. We all have different tastes and I’ll never bash another person’s opinion. That batch 11 Stagg Jr. is really great though

    #915 12 days ago

    Old Forester Statesman is tasty stuff too...

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    #916 12 days ago
    Quoted from swillie:

    Old Forester Statesman is tasty stuff too...
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    I keep meaning to buy that one but everytime I go to pick it up I see something else that intrigues me a little bit more

    #917 12 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    No flames thrown here. We all have different tastes and I’ll never bash another person’s opinion. That batch 11 Stagg Jr. is really great though

    I tried it again today and did have a better opinion on it. I don’t know if I would buy it again but it definitely was not as bad as I recalled when I posted.

    Looking forward to trying this. My local store had some made up for them and they got to pick out the staves used to age this. Could be something to it or just marketing, but at 111 proof I thought I would pick up a bottle. Will let everybody know how it is.
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    #918 12 days ago

    Remember - pinball machines are electronic devices. Please drink responsibly!

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    #919 11 days ago
    Quoted from DBLM:

    I tried it again today and did have a better opinion on it. I don’t know if I would buy it again but it definitely was not as bad as I recalled when I posted.
    Looking forward to trying this. My local store had some made up for them and they got to pick out the staves used to age this. Could be something to it or just marketing, but at 111 proof I thought I would pick up a bottle. Will let everybody know how it is.
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    I like the Maker’s Private Select picks I’ve had. I also think their Barrel Strength is excellent and criminally overlooked when people are looking for higher proofed wheaters.

    #920 10 days ago

    Man this stuff is pretty decent and was on sale for $10. Probably should have bought about 4 or 5 more bottles at that price.

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    #921 10 days ago

    VERY good stuff (IMO). Very smooth with a great finish. I had to pick up 2.

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    #922 10 days ago

    Gonna get some Maker's cask strength

    As of now still making do with grandnational007 recommendation of WT101 GH code

    #923 10 days ago

    Just found this one. Know anything about the Chattanooga Whisky Co.?
    Looking forward to trying this one.

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    #924 10 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    VERY good stuff (IMO). Very smooth with a great finish. I had to pick up 2.
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    Hmm need to try that as I like regular Maker's Mark. Just curious, how many whiskey bottles in general do you have?

    #925 10 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    Just found this one. Know anything about the Chattanooga Whisky Co.?
    Looking forward to trying this one.
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    Going to need a report back on that one.

    #926 10 days ago
    Quoted from Reality_Studio:

    Hmm need to try that as I like regular Maker's Mark. Just curious, how many whiskey bottles in general do you have?

    Enough that chisox and I need a Mac cab.
    I don’t have any regular MM so can’t compare.

    #927 9 days ago

    I envy you guys, our cheapest bourbon costs
    $33 AUD about 23 USD and its only 37% which in th USA can't be sold as bourbon, but can in Australia. Also our range would be 10-15% of what you have.

    However we do have a massive range for premixed bourbon and coke/ginger ale etc. This is one store there are more options at other outlets.
    https://www.danmurphys.com.au/search?searchTerm=Premix+Bourbon+

    #928 9 days ago
    Quoted from PinPatch:

    I envy you guys, our cheapest bourbon costs
    $33 AUD about 23 USD and its only 37% which in th USA can't be sold as bourbon, but can in Australia. Also our range would be 10-15% of what you have.
    However we do have a massive range for premixed bourbon and coke/ginger ale etc. This is one store there are more options at other outlets.
    https://www.danmurphys.com.au/search?searchTerm=Premix+Bourbon+

    Australia was always some place I wanted to go or at least I thought I did. But finding out about sky-high pinball machines and now fake bourbon I think I'm going to have to cancel that trip all together now. Get out of that prison my friend it sounds horrible!

    #929 9 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:Australia was always some place I wanted to go or at least I thought I did. But finding out about sky-high pinball machines and now fake bourbon I think I'm going to have to cancel that trip all together now. Get out of that prison my friend it sounds horrible!

    It's not all bad... most of the expense is tax a 700ml bottle @ 40% is approx $23 AUD tax!!

    #930 9 days ago

    Bullett or eagle rare

    #931 9 days ago
    Quoted from Jasenwm:

    Bullett or eagle rare

    Is that a question? If so, Eagle Rare all the way.

    #932 9 days ago

    I grabbed a bottle of Mellow Corn today because it's cheap at $14, 100 proof, BIB and 90% corn mash. The plastic screwtop is there as warning so you know what you are getting.

    Initially smelled like rubbing alchohol, then it would die off, swirl glass again and the ethanol whiff was back. Odor was gone completely after about 10mins.

    Undeterred, I moved to tasting. Surprisingly not bad at all. Not a deep flavor, light with just
    a bit of burn. Nowhere near the worst whiskies I've had; it feels like a nice change of pace to heavier and way more expensive bourbons and ryes.

    #933 9 days ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    I grabbed a bottle of Mellow Corn today because it's cheap at $14, 100 proof, BIB and 90% corn mash. The plastic screwtop is there as warning so you know what you are getting.
    Initially smelled like rubbing alchohol, then it would die off, swirl glass again and the ethanol whiff was back. Odor was gone completely after about 10mins.
    Undeterred, I moved to tasting. Surprisingly not bad at all. Not a deep flavor, light with just
    a bit of burn. Nowhere near the worst whiskies I've had; it feels like a nice change of pace to heavier and way more expensive bourbons and ryes.

    Ahh yes, the legendary Mellow Corn...Technically a corn whiskey. The only aged/bottled-in-bond one that I'm aware of. What it lacks in bold character and big flavor, it makes up with lots of subtle, but noticeable, flavor nuances and a surprising lack of heat on the palate. Corn bread and caramel (whooda thunk?!?) push through in this one, and if you like corn flakes, you'll like this whiskey. It's the exact polar opposite of a spicy rye.

    Do a side by side by side by side with Mellow Corn (Corn Whiskey), Bernheim Wheat Whiskey (Wheat Whiskey), a Rye Whiskey of your choosing, and then a regular, straight, bourbon of your choosing (Heaven Hill to keep up with the theme, maybe?). You will see the similarities and not-so-subtle differences between them.

    Mellow Corn and cider at my local fall fair is a tradition. It's really good as a substitute for the vodka in a Bloody Mary as well. Straight works, too, or mixed with 7up. Cheers!

    #934 9 days ago
    Quoted from Jasenwm:

    Bullett or eagle rare

    eagle rare for sipping.
    bulliet rye for old fashioneds.
    bulliet (original/red/idk what to call it) for mixing.

    #935 9 days ago

    This whiskey Wednesday came courtesy of @bowz. Still can’t believe you gave this to me.

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    #936 9 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    This whiskey Wednesday came courtesy of @bowz. Still can’t believe you gave this to me.
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    Damn!! I can"t believe anyone would voluntarily give that away.

    #937 8 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    This whiskey Wednesday came courtesy of @bowz. Still can’t believe you gave this to me.

    What cards are you holding?

    #938 8 days ago

    Just curious about everyone elses drinking habits. When you sit down to have a few drinks do you stick to the same bottle for them all or do you grab separate bottles? I typically find myself having 1 or 2 of one thing then switching to another bottle for another drink. Ah hell who am I kidding then I switch to another bottle after that for another drink

    #939 8 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    What cards are you holding?

    People like me, what can I say? He’s a great guy that loves his bourbon. His pins are pretty nice too

    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    Just curious about everyone elses drinking habits. When you sit down to have a few drinks do you stick to the same bottle for them all or do you grab separate bottles? I typically find myself having 1 or 2 of one thing then switching to another bottle for another drink. Ah hell who am I kidding then I switch to another bottle after that for another drink

    I have 45 bottles open so I bounce from one to the other. If I open something special with friends we’ll sit and drink a whole bottle but for the most part I like variety. I also like alternating rye and bourbon, low proof and barrel proof.

    #940 8 days ago

    Saw this on the shelf and thought wut? Decided to try it and it's pretty good! Might be too mild for some cask strength folk, but I dig it.

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    #941 7 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    People like me, what can I say? He’s a great guy that loves his bourbon. His pins are pretty nice too

    I have 45 bottles open so I bounce from one to the other. If I open something special with friends we’ll sit and drink a whole bottle but for the most part I like variety. I also like alternating rye and bourbon, low proof and barrel proof.

    I don't know if I have 45 bottles I know I got quite a bit though. Everytime I start to count I get distracted by one and start drinking it and everything goes to hell after that.

    #942 7 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    This whiskey Wednesday came courtesy of @bowz. Still can’t believe you gave this to me.
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    Oh my god was that stuff terrible tasting. Least favorite bourbon I’ve ever had.
    As far as giving it away-you did bring over a bottle of McKenna, so I do feel like I was the winner....
    And We’re still good for a week from today.

    #943 7 days ago

    Here's what we currently have on the top shelf.

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    #944 7 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    Just curious about everyone elses drinking habits. When you sit down to have a few drinks do you stick to the same bottle for them all or do you grab separate bottles? I typically find myself having 1 or 2 of one thing then switching to another bottle for another drink. Ah hell who am I kidding then I switch to another bottle after that for another drink

    I always like to open a new bottle for my first drink when the pallet is clean.
    I then usually hit a fav for the middle part.
    I always return to the freshly opened one to end it. I like to see if I like it more after I have had a couple.

    I find if it is good on first sip then I like it the same later.
    If it is not my style on first sip, then it rarely grows on me.

    #945 7 days ago

    At the New York City Pinball Championships and this is the spread in my hotel room. Anything worthy?

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    #946 7 days ago

    C'mon Chad. Rookie move not bringing your own bottle to NYC

    #947 7 days ago

    The hudson is very nice!

    I am a fan for sure.

    #948 7 days ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    C'mon Chad. Rookie move not bringing your own bottle to NYC

    LOL! All those are good but I betcha' the price would be shocking.

    #949 7 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    At the New York City Pinball Championships and this is the spread in my hotel room. Anything worthy?[quoted image]

    I would stick to the titos and add some red bull. Tequila and me dont play nice and i've never aquired the taste for scotch.

    #950 7 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    At the New York City Pinball Championships and this is the spread in my hotel room. Anything worthy?[quoted image]

    Never tried the Casamigos Blanco, but their Casamigos Reposado is really good, always keep a bottle handy! Personally I hate Johnnie Walker, don't like overly smokey smell or taste. Vodka is all the same to me so I just go cheap on that, good 'ol Classic Club vodka at $8.99 for 1.75L. Never tried Hudson...

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