What Whiskey, Rum or Cognac are you drinking today.

Scap

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You know, in high school I used to buy liquor filled chocolates like that at Macy’s. Famous Grouse is good stuff. It’s the most popular scotch in Scotland.
Seriously?
Old boss used to buy that stuff by the case, he was so tight I figured it was bottom shelf bargain barrel piss water.
 

cabaiguan juan

Well-Known Member
Seriously?
Old boss used to buy that stuff by the case, he was so tight I figured it was bottom shelf bargain barrel piss water.
Google it. It’s pretty decent but it’s no 18yr or Blue Label. Maybe it’s like the Jack Daniels or Woodford of the scotch world- an every mans drink.
 

bfreebern

Yada, Yada, Yada.
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So, after diving head first into bourbon (thanks to Wyatt @Brickhouse ) I decided to try a rum without mixing it. Prior to today, I had always mixed rum with coke......be it Sailor Jerry's or Bacardi or even Havana Club. I decided to try the HC7 that Wyatt sent me, on it's own.

I really enjoy it by itself. Nose is astrigent, with a little sweetness. Taste is sweet vanilla and oak. I love it mixed with coke, but it's great on it's own. I will likely start making a drink for my wife, but will just enjoy this neat or with a little ice.
 

Brickhouse

J.C. Newman owes me royalties.
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So, after diving head first into bourbon (thanks to Wyatt @Brickhouse ) I decided to try a rum without mixing it. Prior to today, I had always mixed rum with coke......be it Sailor Jerry's or Bacardi or even Havana Club. I decided to try the HC7 that Wyatt sent me, on it's own.

I really enjoy it by itself. Nose is astrigent, with a little sweetness. Taste is sweet vanilla and oak. I love it mixed with coke, but it's great on it's own. I will likely start making a drink for my wife, but will just enjoy this neat or with a little ice.
That's awesome Brandon. I think it goes without saying that when you enjoy it without additions you're able to really see what it has to offer. Whenever I taste something for the first time or when I'm doing tastings, I have it out of a Glencairn glass. However, when I'm drinking my bourbon casually I like a nice large cube and enjoy the transition from full flavor to mild as it opens up. There's a lot to be said for that as well. Allows the drink to open a bit and you can pick out things you couldn't with a neat pour.

Anyway, enjoy. I drink very little rum, but when I do I like it neat as well.
 
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