Whisky and Scotch Recommendations

Bumbu is a flavored rum. Kind of like Jack Daniel's Maple Bourbon, or those peanut butter bourbon's you see around. Doesn't meant you won't enjoy it; just be aware.

Has anyone tried Teeling Blackpitts before? I'm actually quite curious about it (assuming I can find it anywhere nearby).

Finished part of my new reading room project this weekend, the most important part, the whisky wall. Need to find a great, overstuffed leather reading chair to go along with my comfy reading couch, and still have some painting of the walls to do, then I'm all set.

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When I see things like that, I can't help but think "how are you not spending hundreds of dollars a month on scotch, and/or completed twatted all the time?"

I mean, it's obvious from that thought why I (had to) quit drinking years ago, but it's weird that that's still where my brain goes instantly.

Exactly what I thought, too, Jonman. "I'd be drunk every day with that in my house."

Looks great, though, Teneman!

Nicely done, with some quality organization of your bottles.

Tasty Pudding wrote:

Exactly what I thought, too, Jonman. "I'd be drunk every day with that in my house."

Looks great, though, Teneman!

Yeah, maybe this is why I don't tend to keep more than 2 or 3 bottles around at a time!

Jonman wrote:

.."how are you not spending hundreds of dollars a month on scotch, and/or completed twatted all the time?"

Wife acceptance factor. I'm able to have this shelf so long as I don't do either of the things you mention. It doesn't hurt that we're semi-retired and work from home, so have the luxury of time to be able to enjoy a dram and a cigar at the firepit a bit more often than we used to.

I find that the nicer the whiskey, the less likely I am to drink it. I have quite a number of $70+ bottles and I don't really ever want to get into them unless I have company.

That said, if there is some Costco bourbon on the counter, it won't be there for very long.

I pretty much have 1-2 drinks every Saturday night, so it takes a long time to get through a bottle.

I like rum in general but find many of them to be unbearably sweet due to having sugar added just before or during packaging. Many distilleries add sugar because their consumers expect rum to be sweet, but to me it tends to make them one-dimensional. Ethanol is sweet enough in itself, and wood aging in rum brings out complementary flavors of vanilla, butterscotch, etc. Here's an accurate list of rums with no sugar added. Anything not on here almost certainly has added sugar.

EDIT: You can generally go by brands, even if a particular expression isn't on this list. Most distilleries are all-or-nothing on adding sugar. Appleton doesn't add any to any of their line, not just the ones on this page.