Cruising the AVS Forum while intoxicated... - Page 80
AVS Top Picks
I reluctantly picked up a bottle of Winter Jack on a whim last week
Should have trusted my gut, at over $26 a bottle, and only 15% alcohol
its barely enough to give you a buzz unless you down half a bottle in a couple minutes.
Maybe I can mix it with some Everclear to bring it up to par lol!
on the plus side, it is pretty good heated in a coffee mug in the microwave
especially after shoveling the snow in -20 weather.
on the rocks its not quite as good as the ice tends to dilute the alcohol even further.
Maybe I'm spoiled by high test Single Malt Whisky at over 50% and this just feels like a kids cool-aid to me now.
Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur,
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and holiday spices.
It is based on an original family recipe from Jack’s home in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
When it’s cold outside and snow is falling, our heartwarming Tennessee Cider should be enjoyed with friends and family.
Winter Jack is best served warm. Once heated, it has an inviting aroma of warm apple cider, orange peel, cinnamon, clove
and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The taste is reminiscent of apple pie complemented with Tennessee Whiskey and seasonal spices,
with a finish of toasted oak and vanilla.
I made up for my poor JD choice on the weekend and stocked up with Cardhu,
a bargain priced GlenDronach Single cask at just $63!!!
...and a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 y/o for just $33 on sale.
The Fiddich was the very first bottle of Single Malt Scotch I ever purchased and it didnt really impress me much at the time,
after a saw a re-review Ralfy posted on it, I was willing to give it a second chance now that I have a little more experience/education...
It was Awesome! and put a healthy dent in that bottle (as you can see below)
Tonite after shoveling snow, I'm enjoying it with some Drambuie and just a splash of the GD Single Cask
...Best Damn Rusty Nail I've ever had!
I now know how Winter is almost tolerable in the Great White North.
Mo' you missed out on an awesome whisky sale at Wine and Beyond this weekend,
There were dozens of offerings at $10-$20 off and several sample tables with a wide variety of Single Malts.
Bruichladdie is normally WAY out of my price range, so the freebies were greatly appreciated !
Edited by PioManiac - 12/2/13 at 5:56pm
Other than living close to the border so I can shop stateside, I hate living here. At least with respect to liquor prices. There was a stellar sale last week in Grand Forks, North Dakota as well - Oban was down to $45 a bottle, compared to $125 here before tax. Ugh. No one told me about it until after though, so I didn't make the drive (two hours there, two back).
Those prices you're listing are killing me. I'm no great fan of Glenfiddich but at $33 I"d stock up. And all that single cask Glendronach? Oh, the pain.
And I hate Drambuie's new packaging. Big boo. (it's not real new, but sometime in the last five years or so). Looking at Vintage wine and spirits for my visit to Grande Prairie in a couple of weeks. Also interesting to note that Grande Prairie, according to MacLean's magazine, is the 7th most dangerous city in Canada. Chuckle.
But y'know, this cold makes perfect weather for drinking Scotch. If I ever move to Hawaii, I doubt I'll drink much in the way of whisky but here in Canada? Here we go...
Pulled this one up from the basement:
- 1,420 Posts. Joined 6/2002
- Location: good old USA
- Thumbs Up: 12
- Select All Posts By This User
I'd be diagonally opposed to you geographically on the prairies, so yeah, same crap here. Just sumpin' ridiculous.
Bring me more whisky!