Originally Posted by Bill-99
If you can find them, Pappy Van Winkle, Antique Weller and Blanton's are excellent for lowering obsession thresholds, thereby improving all aspects of sound quality. In appropriate portions, they also optimize speaker placement.
Wait, you think Pappy LOWERS obsession thresholds? Some of my friends that drink it are obsessed by just getting it, and staying on the waiting list for it, or finding the best vintages of it.
Personally I find Scotch and Irish whiskey to be most beneficial for midrange enjoyment, brining out the flavors and subtleties in voices and acoustic instruments, Lagavulin 16, Talisker 10, Redbreast 12 and Laphroig Quarter Cask being some of my current favorites.
Kentucky bourbons seem to make things sound twangy and can encourage my dog to run away. Lately I’ve been enjoying a local bourbon, Breckinridge, which has been showing off the mellow but detailed highs of my Be tweeters.
Tennessee sour mash can be fun with rock and roll and let me appreciate the dynamics of my compression drivers in my SCL-2s.
Japanese whiskeys let me enjoy the complexities of the engineering in a good crossover design, but I don’t know enough about them to recommend any over the rest.
That, and my wife is threatening to hit me with a Thorazine dart to slow me down.
Does she have a supplier she can PM me? I could use some for my kids.