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Ashoka last won the day on September 11 2022

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  1. If that's for 1.75L that's a bargain!
  2. Yeah I get it. I have been recommended Blantons and Evan Williams and Old Crow but I prefer what is easily available and doesn't break the wallet. Jim 4ROSES and Jack is very easily available here. Jack is expensive. I can find Knob Creek if I drive a bit away but others are much rarer. BTW I'm curious how much is Evan Williams over there? It's actually one of the cheapest ones over here, quite popular for mixing. 78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, 10% Rye
  3. How much is Jim Beam black label?
  4. This might be right up your alley if you like that. It isn't watered down to 80 proof either!
  5. Ahh so you're a neat drinker. Yep you need the higher proof bourbons then!
  6. Interesting.. Find out something new everyday.. apparently Bulleit isn't a true distillery like it says at all.. Oh well quite happy with jim beam white label. If you're a true neat bourbon drinker that likes higher proof.. try Knob Creek. It's basically Jim Beam aged longer! Jim Beam white label: aged 4 years 80 proof Jim Beam black label: aged 8 years 86 proof Knob Creek: aged 9 years 100 proof
  7. Well not really. I actually did the Philippines before Thailand (looking for ggs) in 2006-09. If Thailand is land of smiles.. Philippines is the land of scams. I had shacked up with a non p4p GG cutie and made her go and sign us in for a room in Cebu and when in the evening we were ready to go out for a night out on the town, she was told I'd have to pay more since I'm a "banyaga". Well I chose to leave the place, didn't pay and as a bonus told her to sleep that night since we had already paid. Left a bad taste in my mouth and that was my last trip to Philippines. Can't say I regretted my choice even though there are times I think.. that gg was nice and I could have had kiddos with her. Oh well. Was always more careful in Philippines anyways due to Abu Sayeff and PBMA.
  8. I might have to check out this Stillhouse distillery in Red Hook Brooklyn.
  9. Yeah I was wondering about that.. my jim beam had a white label. While I was out buying Jim Beam, the missus had a bit of nostalgia and wanted 100 pipers, so we got her a bottle but we both tested our drinks and she ranked Jim Beam #1, Four Roses #2, Kahlua #3, 100 pipers #4 and Jack #5. And with current inflation Jack is $57 a bottle and Makers Mark which is rated better is only a little bit more. So for the money you can buy a whole lot worse bourbon than Jim Beam. There's a shop here in Elmhurst that has Thai products but crazy marked up prices.. $3 for a small Singha/ Chang.. but we were curious so we bought 1 of each Singha, Chang and Leo and a small Blend 285. She agreed the Thai beers and whiskey are a lot more bitter than Coors Light and Bourbon. She has a theory that it became more bitter during transportation on hot shipping containers but corn is corn and barley is barley.
  10. I couldn't find Bulleit nearby.. but every shop had the good old Jim Beam. 1.75L for $35 Not bad at all. Actually feels sweeter than Four Roses and no bad aftertaste. I think I'm gonna relegate Jack Daniels. Cheers!
  11. They call it SONG PAT HA which is why you probably thought they were referring to Sang Som! BTW I'm no expert at booze but I've figured out what I like (sweet) and what I don't like (bitter). For example I didn't even know that the best selling bourbon was Bulleit which is 90 proof, 68% corn, 28% rye and 4% malted barley! Kinda curious to try it out now..
  12. says Rum on the bottle! Think you're confusing it with this: Very popular with people (ladyboys) from Isaan!
  13. FTFY. Can't use older barrels or non charred barrels or its not bourbon! Charring essentially opens the wood up, making it easier for bourbon to extract flavors. It also catalyzes key chemical changes that are essential to bourbon. Ever tasted vanilla? That's because lignin, the source of vanillin (vanilla), produces a higher level of flavor the longer a barrel is charred. Bourbon whiskey has to be aged a minimum of two years, though most brands are aged at least four years and often longer than that. The drastic change in flavor profile comes from how temperature affects the barrels. But there is a limit to the aging process. The federal standards regulating bourbon state that it cannot be aged more than 25 years. Most bourbon, if aged longer than 15 years, tends to lose its flavor complexity and starts tasting more bitter or ashy.
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  15. Yep I'm the same as you then drinking wise. As such you'll really like bourbons on the rocks with Pepsi or diet-Pepsi! The thing is you and I will get plenty of shit from the scotch drinkers who will say bourbon isn't real whiskey lol.
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