Due to the newly screwed-up state of alcohol sales here in WA State, our vast selection of fine whiskies has dwindled down to an assortment of Canadian blends. I'm staring at a pair of bottles of blended Canadian whisky right now: Crown Royal (gag!) and Pendleton, which actually ain't bad. Last week I choked down a bottle of Seagram's 7 Crown, and while I was able to finish it, I won't be going down that rutted and potholed road again. My favorite, Cragganmore, shot up in price from $45 to over $80 when we misteakenly passed the Costco-sponsored liquor privatization law last year. Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Talisker, all gone beyond my means. Balvenie Portwood (another favorite) isn't even available around here anymore.
Uninformed voters suck. So does Crown Royal.
Crown Royal and Seagrams 7 are rye whiskey's, not to be confused with single malt Scotch or Irish whisky. It is meant to be drunk with lots of ice and some coke, rarely straight up. Hopefully it was at least cheap
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I prefer my single malts neat, though (prompted by reading whiskey reviews) I occasionally splash some spring water in just for a change. Seagram and CR are rye? I had no idea. They needed a larger splash of water to make them palatable; toilet water worked well for that. When I was in my early 20s I got roaring drunk once on rum and coke; now I cringe whenever someone suggests that diabolic brew. I use Makers Mark for cleaning out my pipes. Woodford's Reserve is the only bourbon I've found drinkable.
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When I was in my early 20s I got roaring drunk once on rum and coke; now I cringe whenever someone suggests that diabolic brew
I had a similar episode in my misspent youth, but with Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum. Makes me cringe and vomit just thinking about it. So does thinking about the girl I ended up with that night, but that's another story entirely.