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Whiskey and weddings go together like.....

I need a fantastically witty but short phrase that plays on some combination of whiskey, aging whiskey, a barrel, manhattans, marriage, and love. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Jul 9, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me understand this American Civil War-era reference

More than once I have come across this image: Jeff. Davis' Coat of "Alms.", typically on an envelope. I am insufficiently knowledgeable about the American Civil War to understand the reference. [more inside]
posted by komara on Mar 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Moonshine from 1969 (or 1977), what will it taste like?

I have a sealed bottle straight corn whiskey from McCormick distilling company. The bottle says it was aged 8 years and it has the mark of 1977 on on the bottom. It was kept in a cold basement all this time. Is this still drinkable? What will it taste like?
posted by SouthCNorthNY on Mar 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Are these blogs viral marketing?

Here are three NSFW porn blogs, called: tattoos-n-blondes, i-n-k-e-d-b-i-t-c-h, and s-u-i-c-d-al-r-e-v-e-n-g-e; all are hosted on tumblr, and all frequently reblog each other's posts. Does anyone know: are these blogs actually viral marketing for Jack Daniels? About once every 20-30 images in each, there is a prominently displayed picture of Jack Daniels whiskey, either by itself or being held by a lass. Are these blogs being independently run, but paid by the Brown-Forman corporation? Are the blogs actual sanctioned advertising directly from that corporation? Attempts to ask the blogs via tumblr's messaging feature have gone unanswered.
posted by Greg Nog on Jan 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Best Whiskey for a Toddler?

I'd like to get a nice bottle of whiskey (whisky?) for my son to open in about eighteen years when he turns twenty-one. [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Dec 2, 2013 - 27 answers

How can I find this pumpkin spice whiskey?

I had no idea how much I wanted a pumpkin spice whiskey until I turned up this via Facebook this morning. But! It's only sold in New England! I can't find anywhere to buy it online and I don't know anyone who lives in New England. Am I out of options? Please let me know if you have any ideas/suggestions for obtaining this. (I live in Seattle, if that helps.) Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown on Sep 17, 2013 - 10 answers

http://www.esquire.com/features/drinking/​ scotch-pronunciation-guide-5836

I need to buy my brother a very good bottle of scotch. The last very good bottle of scotch I bought him was Highland Park 12 year. He liked that. But he has done me a series of nice, nice favors for which I would like to top said Highland Park. He also likes Laphroaig. Really, he just likes scotch and whiskey. Suggestions, please, $200 and under.
posted by oflinkey on Jul 10, 2013 - 22 answers

Looking for a whisky treat

As I've mentioned before, I do so love the whisky. Can you recommend some true special occasion bottles? As a framework, let's say bottles $100 and up that are worth every penny. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 10, 2013 - 30 answers

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

What can you tell me about this old bottle of whiskey?

I pulled up the old floor in our house and found an old, mostly full, quart bottle of whiskey labeled "William Penn". Our house, located in Indianapolis (US) was built in the 1890s but I don't think the bottle is that old. Here are some pictures 1 2 3 4 5. It was wrapped in a German language newspaper that appeared to be from Indianapolis but is too fragmented to get a date from. What can you tell me about this whiskey?
posted by ChrisHartley on Mar 25, 2013 - 10 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

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

Pappy Van Winkle in NYC

How can I get a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2012 - 14 answers

That's the one!

Why are scotch whiskeys so often preceded by "the"? But vodka or ouzo (or whatever) is not. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Oct 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Scotch but not American whiskey upsets my stomach. Why?

Why does single malt scotch, but not whiskey, upset my stomach the next day? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Aug 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Good whiskey selection in Seattle?

Are there any liquor stores in Seattle that have a decent bourbon whiskey selection (since the law changed)? [more inside]
posted by uleekunkel on Jun 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Paddy in DC?

Where in the DC area can I buy Paddy Irish Whiskey? [more inside]
posted by Luminiferous Ether on Jun 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Why Is Oak Always Used To Age Wine and Spirits?

Why do winerys/distilleries only use oak barrels for aging purposes? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Apr 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Is George Washington's Moonshine worth $95?!?

What can I expect from this unique unaged rye whiskey? Is this more likely to be a fine drinking experience, a cheesy collectors item, or a potential investment? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Apr 13, 2012 - 22 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

Quick! Eastside quiet whiskey bar.

I live in New York. I'd like to drink a nice glass of whiskey or three after work today. I want to do it somewhere quiet. I live in the East Village, so would like it to be somewhere close to there. Any suggestions?
posted by whitneyarner on Mar 8, 2012 - 12 answers

How should I treat the inside of my whiskey-barrel planters?

I have two half-whiskey-barrels that I want to use as planters. How can I prevent them from rotting out in a few years? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Feb 25, 2012 - 7 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

"I'll Take Some Tennesee, Please."

Why is Scotch whisky called that, instead of "Scottish whisky"? And how did Scotch, which is (or should be) used as a versatile adjective, become short for the whisky itself? I'd think that'd be similar to calling Tennessee whiskey simply "Tennessee." Just curious. Thanks in advance.
posted by whitebird on Dec 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Cocktails involving whiskey, enlighten me!

What are some nice cocktails that I can make from this bottle of Makers Mark that was gifted to me? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 28, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me get my Slainte on!

Help me find a great Irish Whiskey bar in downtown NYC - preferably near the Irish Rep theater! (West 22nd at Hudson) [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

What whiskey should I buy as a gift?

What bottle of whiskey should I give to my PhD supervisor? [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Nov 17, 2011 - 45 answers

I get it, John Jameson was a stud. What does this mean though?

What does this Jameson whiskey ad I saw on the subway mean? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Nov 11, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me find the spirit of Texas

Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ on Nov 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Indian Whiskey NYC?

Where can I buy Indian whisky in or around NYC? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Switching to the good stuff

Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 22, 2011 - 24 answers

Micro-distilled goodness in PA?

What great small batch, artisinal liqours are available in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Feb 26, 2011 - 14 answers

A (safe) additive to whiskey

Little rock-like addition to whiskey - what was it? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Feb 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Don Draper's drink glasses?

Need help finding the glasses found in Don's office in Mad Men (as seen on the season 3 dvd/blu ray cover here and here). Just want to buy them, assume similarity with these glasses, not price, is the priority.
posted by Patbon on Jan 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Have your heard mulled wine referred to by the name "whiskey?"

I was looking at an Icelandic book of recipes from 1858 that is largely based on Danish cookbooks and in it there's a recipe for "whiskey" which is made from tea, sugar, lemonjuice and white wine. This isn't terribly similar to glühwein or glögg, but not entirely dissimilar. My question is, does anyone know why this is referred to as "whiskey" in the recipe book? Has anyone heard any kind of European mulled wine referred to by that name? Or know another name for mixed wine and tea drinks? I've put the recipe inside. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Dec 1, 2010 - 19 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

Prepetually remembered motions.

Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 26, 2010 - 21 answers

Scotch in the Sac?

Where can I buy good Scotch in Sacramento? Downtown / Landpark. Thx. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Oct 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me avoid the siren song of that Johnny Walker "The Man Who Walked Around the World" ad!

Gift-worthy Scotch Whiskey, preferably one that goes well with a tobacco pipe in the evening? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Sep 11, 2010 - 27 answers

Scotch tape was not named after Scotch whisky

I'd like to know more about the Scotch that's are sitting on my desk right now. Beyond "oh this is peaty!" I'm interested in background information and historical yarns. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jul 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Movie palying in China

Looking for a movie . Location: China / Time: Not sure, maybe around 2nd World War / Topic: A westerner and a Chinese guy live in China and try to run a whiskey business. [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on May 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Recommend Some Good Whiskies

I want to become a whiskey drinker, lover and aficionado. Over the past several months I have grown to enjoy whiskey very much. Can someone point be in the right direction of some good whiskies to start building a nice collection around? Any literature I can get my hands on to improve my whiskey knowledge?
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Apr 11, 2010 - 39 answers

A whiff of brimstone

Help me invent a smokey, whiskey based cocktail. [more inside]
posted by tim_in_oz on Apr 8, 2010 - 23 answers

Value of a very old bottle of scotch whiskey.

Is there an easy way to determine the value of a very old bottle of Scotch Whiskey? It has been in the cellar here since I was a young boy. No idea exactly how old it is. It has got to be at least 30 years old. Teachers Highland Cream. Pic1 Pic2 Pic3 Pic4 Pic5 Pic6 Pic7
posted by kapu on Feb 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Cheap Whiskey Switcheroo

What's the deal with Highland Stag / Highland Crest whiskey? [more inside]
posted by gilgamix on Feb 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Whisky Me Away

What's a good scotch (or non-scotch) whisky that I can get for $15 - $20? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Dec 16, 2009 - 37 answers

Please recommend the best American whiskey.

Please recommend the best American whiskey. [more inside]
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! on Sep 23, 2009 - 47 answers

Fine Liquor/Cheese, Aged 18 Years

I want to find consumables that are aged exactly 18 years, and send them to northern California within 2 weeks. [more inside]
posted by nat on Jul 8, 2009 - 16 answers

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