Call me what you will, but I have never gotten a taste for beers outside of stouts. Guinness is about the only beer I will drink. My champagne of choice is Veuve Clicquot.
Back on topic, I really like Templeton Rye. And while I am by no means a bourbon drinker, Knob Creek is always a solid choice.
Was in Osaka this past November and was introduced to a 12 year old bottle of Suntory Hakushu Whiskey. It was mixed with club soda. Smooth and bubbly just what the doctor ordered after shopping and sightseeing all day. They also have an 18 yr and 24 yr however the 24 yr old whiskey was $500.00 at the duty free store at the airport.I have been getting into my Jap whiskies as well and they are might fine.
Just want to share this.
I just found a shot glass left behind in my gun room. Looking in at the bottom was some dried sediment, and within that were 2 tiny dead bugs. I immediately thought: "What a damn fine way for those two to shuffle off this mortal coil - pissed on Bushmills single malt!!"
Good on you lads!! At least you went out in style!!
As far as single malts go, I usually prefer Lagavulin if I can get it. That said, recently my favorite whiskey has been Bulleit Rye. I have been drinking a lot of Old Fashioneds at home.
My first serious girlfriend and I would drink a water glass full of Crown on Saturday nights after a long day of turkey calling. It is a thin Canadian Whiskey, probably only suitable as a solvent....but heck, those good times flood back with ever a whiff. Sitting on the deck of that double wide looking over Bull Shoals and cleaning the Winchester pumps; she wearing those leg warmers and a silky top. Have long since graduated to Lagavulin..........the smokiest of the 6 Classic Malts of Scotland. But at times I still miss it. That good ole Model 12 Trap Grade......FWB