Yeah I know. I can get legally beaten to a bloody green pulp for poasting something like that. So I admit my bias: I am a scotch guy, with a minor fetish for the better bourbons and maybe a Tennessee whisky or two. Irish whisky to me is just a waste. I will drink it but I may as well drink home brewed Canadian swill if I am gonna do that, HAR HAR HAR!!! Just as the Scots are the owner and proprietors of good scotch, supposedly Canadians are the masters of the blended spirits. Supposely.
I was astonished to find that the Japs make good whisky too. Back when I was still drinking, they had two big entries into the market and the one I had, I believe, was Nikka. It was good... very good, actually, and if I were a Scot distiller those guys would worry me. There is a nasty sense of hubris that has set up in the western world - that we are the pinnacle of social development and morality. 'Americans build the best cars!" "Germany produces the best steel!!!" "English law is the envy of the world!!!"
I am here to say it isn't so, and that to assume our economic competitors and adversaries are incompetent klutzes is the height of stupidity.
The Japanese distillers do indeed have some very fine single malt and blended whiskeys.ReplyDelete
I tried Irish Whisky. I really didn't care much for the taste, but after a few drinks, it didn't really matter.ReplyDelete
Well damn, I'm a whiskey guy and can't hardly drink scotch. Jameson falls into that category of always good, smooth, and predictable. Reckon Canadian Mist is about the same, or Crown Royal. If I'm asking my wife to pick something up, I'll just say Jameson as it's good and usually available at any decent liquor store. I've spent quite a bit more on some boutique bourbons only to be disappointed. Lots of u-tube hype for the special flavor of the month that really is just crap. Hell, my budget go-to is Old Forrester 100 proof. Cheap, strong, and drinkable.ReplyDelete
I've had some of the Jap stuff. Not bad, but for the price not great either. Still, as the saying goes, once you open a bottle you gotta finish it pretty darn quick or else it'll go bad.
The Germans will over-engineer it, the Brits will screw it 9 ways to Sunday, the Japs will optimize the hell outta it, and the Chinks will find the cheapest way to meet the lowest spec quality. Then some bastard in the states will try and sell a peanut butter flavored whiskey. Damn near puked when I say it in the store.
Finally a man of taste. I was lucky to get a bottle of Jamieson Black Label this Christmas. Planning to crack that one open for New Year.Delete
Of course that’s what we drink when we can’t get good County Antrim or even better Co Cork Poteen
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Bugger. Was stone cold sober and still double postedDelete
Jameson with a shot of pickle juice right from the pickle jar is the only thing that makes it palletable.ReplyDelete
That is a funny meme on the Jameson.ReplyDelete
I just bought a bottle of Rye from my new favorite small-time distiller thats NOT owned by the global conglomerates, Chattanooga Whiskey. Its tasty stuff! Will have to get another bottle of their whiskey to sample side by side and see if I can tell the difference betwixt the two.
Jameson's Irish is a blessing to humanity. Low cost, excellent flavor, smooth and warm going down. Beats the hell out of most of the expensive snobbish Scotch single malts etc.ReplyDelete