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Can anyone recommend a whiskey blend?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by oldworldpipes, Jun 3, 2013.

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  1. oldworldpipes

    oldworldpipes Member

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    Hi there. I have come across a whiskey blend that I really enjoy thus far (Uhles Old Shoe). What are some other good blends of this type? Or maybe rum based? I never had anything rum based but Old Shoe has this sort of buttered rum taste that I really enjoy.

    It seems to be a nice change of pace or middle ground between aromatics and non.
     
  2. 5H4N3

    5H4N3 Active Member

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    Mayor Ruff sent me some smokers pride whiskey a while back that I enjoyed very much.
    Unlike a lot of the guys here, I dont think much of the other SP offerings, but the whiskey was very nice.
    And at a dirt cheap price, I dont think you can go wrong.
     
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  3. ted

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    PS Highland Whisky..t
     
  4. WWhermit

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    H&H's Frenchy's Sunza Bitches. It's a bold virginia with Kentucky Bourbon topping.
     
  5. oldworldpipes

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    Great thanks guys. Going to give these a go.
     
  6. Old Ted

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    Players 'Whiskey'?
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  7. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula All about having fun!

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    I don't know much about whiskey but if you want rum then we can talk. Try some Don Q. It's goes great with a pipe but it is got a little bit of a steep price. If you want a more reasonable priced rum try Zaya. Both are sweet and smooth. The Don Q more smooth and the price shows it.
     
  8. Old Ted

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    ...and they flavour tobacco with it??:confused:
     
  9. FlatbushPaul

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    McClelland's Stave 35 is a very nice Virginia with a stave from a barrel used for bourbon. The piece of wood is actually in the tin. It imparts a very nice aroma to the blend without making it bitey at all. It is a very flavorful blend and should get more mention here than it does.
     
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  10. Old Ted

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    seriously (honest!) - does it effect/mute the ketchup aroma?
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  12. oldworldpipes

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    I see it is on sale at P&C now. I am going to give it a shot. May be a good candidate to age as well.
     
  13. Biggles

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    I make my own starting with C&D's #525 - Red Virginia (from the Noggins man ;)), which is usually very dry already, and add to it whatever scotch whisky I have on hand. The last couple of batches have been with Glenlivet 12 yr only 'cause my local was selling it for $17.99 a 750ml bottle a while back and I stocked up. :D

    I prefer it just like that but I imagine it'de be good with some turkish and maybe some unsweetened black cav added as well.

    The whisky Red Va also is the base of a DIY Scottish mixture I smoke alot of...good stuff. :th1:
     
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  14. Huby Springer

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    Biggles. Please tell how you do it and how it works out. Thanks

    I likes me some Glenlivet:hbang:
     
  15. northernsmoke

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    Others on here who have tried it may be able to comment more than me, but I picked up a tin of Sutliff Top Shelf. Haven't had a chance to try it personally, but the reviews I read were generally positive "for those who love whisky", and I love whisk(e)y so I figure it should be good when I get around to it.
     
  16. northernsmoke

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    Had me a double of Glenlivet 15 today! :dkn:
     
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    C&d after hours flake, blockade runner,
     
  18. Biggles

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    Sho 'nuff Springer (no offence but I'm not calling you Huby. :D). It's dead easy actually. Just put the bacca in a suitably sized tuperware type bowl and cover with a paper towel (or two or three) that's been dampened with the whisky then snap on the plastic lid. Give it a few days and if there's still some dry bacca at the bottom of the bowl then give it a toss, cover and wait a couple more days.

    Works great and the C&D leaf really softens up nicely. Once I get it to where I like the hydration I keep it in a Mason jar - never had any problems with it going dry on me this way. :puffy:
     
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  19. Huby Springer

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    Thanks Biggles. I am going to try this.

    Far as Huby, it's short for Hubertus, which, thank God...is not my actual name :D
     
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