American bourbon now better than Scottish whiskey...

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    [h=1]American bourbon now better than Scottish whiskey: U.K.-born expert[/h]




    By Jessica Chasmar
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    The Washington Times
    Monday, December 9, 2013


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    Jim Murray, an English writer and one of the world’s top whiskey critics, believes Scottish malt is no match for American whiskey.
    “Generally speaking, bourbon … has overtaken Scotch,†he said, according to the Telegraph.

    Mr. Murray
    , who wrote “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible,†argues that Scotland’s decrease in quality whiskey is due to the use of sulphur candles to sanitize some barrels that have been used to age sherry, giving it a “bitter finish.â€

    Bourbon, however, is aged in virgin oak casks, which do not require sulphur treatment, the Telegraph said.
    “The best whiskey is coming not from Scotland any more, but from Kentucky,†he said, adding that Buffalo Trace, a bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Ky., is “arguably the best distillery in the world.â€
    Rosemary Gallagher, the spokeswoman for the Scotch Whisky Association, argued that Mr. Murray’s claims are only a matter of his“personal taste.â€
     
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    Got a couple bottles of Buffalo Trace Thomas Handy Sazarac Rye last week. 131 proof.
     
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    I'll stick.with Scotch and Irish whiskey, thanks.
    I've never liked Bourbon. :nocheer:
     
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    Maker's Mark is tasty, never heard of Buffalo Trace before.
     
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    Looks like you got the good stuff!

     
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    They are located in the old Ancient Age distillery. They specialize in small batch, high quality offerings.
     
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    It's a real shame, over the generations we lost so much great stills and knowledge due to the government's strict controls on producing alcohol. Today, it is incredibly difficult to start a commercial distillery, so a lot of the knowledge that has been handed down generation to generation since before this country was created is usually lost. We would have some of the finest alcohol every produced hands down.
     
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    Prices I see online are very reasonable, it's bullshit that you can ship wine interstate but not spirits.
     
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    Just had Big House Bourbon for the first time recently. I was really impressed and the price was reasonable.

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    You can buy liquor online depending on the laws of the state you live in. I buy booze online all the time.
     
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    :mad:
     
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    bourbon's always been better than scotch.:c
     
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    Makers Mark Manhattan is damn good.
     
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    I chugged a 12 once beer bottle filled with bourbon on a bet when I was 18. Haven't touched it since. (Yes, the vomit was massive, but I was 18 and bounced back the next day)
     
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    Four Roses is awesome. Its not a competition, Ill have one of each thank you
     
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    Lever died?
     
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    Chimney Portions I drink cum Banned User

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    A nice glass of Maker's Mark neat is hard to beat.
     
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    please re-word that to incorporate liquor

    thanks

    The Management
     
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    Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon is pretty good as well