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I like Islay whisky, what Bourbon might appeal?

My single malt top preference is for fairly tradiitonal peatty Islay malts. I very much enjoy most of the Laphroaig outputs and love the 16 year old Lagavulin - I can take or leave Bruichladdich and have no interest in the trend for super peatty malts. I am looking to expand my tastes into bourbon but have little experience. Given that love of Laphroaig and Lagavulin, what bourbons might most appeal?
posted by biffa on Apr 20, 2013 - 13 answers

Smooth Bourbon Suggestions

mrs. mmascolino is a big fan of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. She particularly likes how smooth it is. Since I live near a well stocked Kentucky liquor store I thought I'd ask the citizens of the green to suggest other bourbons that match this ones in terms of smoothness.
posted by mmascolino on Apr 5, 2013 - 23 answers

Bourbon in Scotland

I'm heading to Scotland in a few months and I'd like to give my host, who's a fan of Scotch (or just whisky, there) a gift of good American Bourbon. My criteria are that it's a very good bourbon, and that it's a bourbon that he couldn't get there in Scotland. I don't know anything about bourbon, though. Want to help me out? [more inside]
posted by perrce on Jan 25, 2013 - 17 answers

I'm thirsty just writing this

Alkies of AskMe! Please recommend me a scotch, rum, bourbon or other whisk(e)y for a man who loves dark beers. [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Dec 23, 2012 - 21 answers

I know Jack

How do I go about finding the re-sale value of bottles of whiskey / bourbon? My father has a fair number of old whiskey and bourbon bottles he has picked up over his years of travelling. He wants to find out if they are worth anything, or if he should just drink them? One of the bottles he's got us this one? Is it actually worth that much on the private market? How would he go about selling it? Ebay?
posted by lloyder on Dec 22, 2012 - 6 answers

What to do with my Pineau de Charentes?

Looking for cocktail recipes featuring Pineau des Charentes. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Dec 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Bourbon recommendations for a SoCo fan

Calling all bourbon and whisky fans! I like Southern Comfort....what else should I try? [more inside]
posted by cardamine on Dec 3, 2012 - 36 answers

Bourbon, scotch and whiskey that's sweet instead of oaky?

Bourbon, scotch and whiskey that's sweet instead of oaky? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 29, 2012 - 43 answers

I do so love the whisky.

I drink a lot of whisky and I have some favorite bottles. Can you recommend others to try? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 27, 2012 - 70 answers

Whiskey Cocktails

Need some good whiskey/bourbon recipes... [more inside]
posted by chasing on Jan 3, 2012 - 24 answers

Looking for a bulk bourbon drink recipe

Looking for a tasty bourbon drink for a lot of people. [more inside]
posted by peeedro on Dec 14, 2011 - 10 answers

How could I make rose-infused bourbon?

What's a good way to make rose-infused bourbon? Other liquor infusion recipes also welcome. [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

What'll ya have? A shot and a beer?

What are your local/regional shot and beer combos? Looking for brand names especially. [more inside]
posted by vito90 on Oct 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Cocktails for Fig Cake

Quick one - cocktails to go with a fig cake? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 30, 2011 - 11 answers

A date with Mark?

I've got a 90-minute date with a tap of Maker's Mark. How do I make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by pinsomniac on Aug 6, 2011 - 26 answers

I want them to be awesome, not full of bacteria

Can I eat it? - booze edition! [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jun 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Roll Out the Barrels!

I would like to import a small barrel of bourbon for my husband's birthday. I am in Australia, happy to pay freight, excise and associated taxes but I need to find the bourbon first. Help? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Apr 6, 2011 - 11 answers

good bourbon bars for my diverse set of friends!

I often want to head somewhere with a friend in Brooklyn or Manhattan for a quiet bourbon or two in a dark setting. Nothing snobby. Dives are great. But somewhere that two people can sit at a table and chat, in a somewhat disarming setting. I love bourbon, and I want to share my love of bourbon with new friends in charming or crappy settings. I'm a bit of a hermit, so I just don't get out enough to find new places! [more inside]
posted by wombat stork on Mar 10, 2011 - 29 answers

Warm Brown Liquor

Looking for your favorite recipes for warm liquor beverages. [more inside]
posted by ericost on Dec 27, 2010 - 28 answers

I'd like to... ah... go go on a whiskey tour, help!

I'm looking for an exhaustive list of Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries that are open to the public. Are there more out there than the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? [more inside]
posted by pipco on Nov 16, 2010 - 9 answers

How best to infuse bourbon with vanilla?

I want to infuse a bottle of Bulleit bourbon with vanilla. Have you ever done this, or something like it, before? [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang! on Jul 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Bourbon, Afghanistan, Death?

Bringing alcohol to Afghanistan: worth it? Risks? Fines? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 5, 2009 - 10 answers

What is your best, favorite bourbon for under $100?

What is your best, favorite bourbon for under $100? [more inside]
posted by device55 on Sep 2, 2009 - 38 answers

Can I pre-make milkshakes?

I want to serve milkshakes at a party I'm having, but I don't want to operate a single blender for an hour or so. Is there a way to make these in advance? [more inside]
posted by jmevius on Jun 15, 2009 - 8 answers

The hardest won manhattan ever

Where can a Manhattan lover find bitters in Daegue, South Korea? [more inside]
posted by smartyboots on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

New liquor for the bar owners!

What fantastic bourbons are not available in the Atlanta area? [more inside]
posted by amelioration on Apr 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Cutting a Thick Oddly Shaped Bottle

How can I cut a thick oval glass bottle cleanly? [more inside]
posted by Science! on Nov 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Whiskey glassware

Recommendations for whiskey/old fashioned glasses? [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Nov 20, 2007 - 10 answers

I Need Schwetty Balls

Good bourbon ball recipe? [more inside]
posted by sonofslim on Aug 13, 2007 - 11 answers

What foods to pair with whiskey?

I'm having a whiskey party tonight. There will be a mix of scotches, bourbons, and other whiskeys, single-malt and blended. It will not be a dinner party but I'd like to provide some hors d'oeuvres and possibly desserts. I've heard sushi is good with whiskey so I thought lox might work, and this Honey and Whiskey ice cream looks good, but does anyone have any other ideas?
posted by schroedinger on Jun 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Why is Maker's Mark whisky and not whiskey?

Why is Maker's Mark labeled whisky and not whiskey? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Oct 16, 2006 - 10 answers

BartenderFilter: Manhattan

What is your recipe for a Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by jimfl on Nov 14, 2005 - 19 answers

Which Kentucky Bourbon distillery has the best tour?

Which Kentucky bourbon distillery has the best tour? [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on Jul 11, 2005 - 9 answers

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