Why do whisky drinkers always try to describe the flavor using random shit?>apple>pear>raisins>toffee>wood>vanilla>butter>smoke>sea salt .......It just tastes like fucking whisky to me.
>He can't taste a full thanksgiving dinner in his whiskyI'm sorry anon...You're...Never gonna make it...
Ardbeg tastes like Maker's Mark to you?
>>15904402Because those are the flavour components.
>>15904449No, the flavour componets are alcohol and wood.
>>15904402Because whiskey is the choice drink of nu-males
>>15904402>smell. *sniffffffffff* *SNORRRRFFFF* mmm, pungent, almost tar-like scent...do I detect notes of salty sea breeze?>colour. *swish swish*...hold it up to light...yep. golden sunburnt amber. Beautiful...>Taste. *shlorrrppp* *slurpp* *swolsh swolsh swolsh* *phwwwoooh* Peaty...woody....do I detect a bit of earthiness? Hmm no, it's more of a gravelly bite....the aftertaste is arriving now...mmm okay charcoal overtones with a more subtle tang of citrus notes....this is a classic Speysider, it has a slightly more velvety body than the Highlanders
>>15904402Say what you will, but enjoying alcohol for the flavors it can offer rather than as drunk juice is a good way to avoid becoming an alcoholic
>>15904954That sounds like perfectly alcoholic reasoning to me. Alcohol tastes terrible. You drink it for the effect and not the flavours. If people enjoyed the flavours and not the effect, they would drink non alcoholic whisky, which isn’t a thing, and never will be a thing, because people have no interest in drinking whiskey without alcohol in it. Just admit it so we can overcome the bug man pretentiousness.
>>15904402this nigga has to fill an entire bibleevery yearhe can't just go this one tastes like bog, this one tastes like tree for 40 million whiskeys
If you can't taste different flavors than you either have a destroyed tongue/mouth or the palate of a literal baby or are drinking bottom shelf shit that is probably 100% grain alcohol mixed with dirty woodchips then watered down and sold for 90p a gallon.imagine actually be so fucking stupid and retarded you can't detect different smells/tastes/flavors in a drink. Don't even need to get expensive shit, even good 50-60 dollar bottles can have good and complex flavor
>>15905022He has the face of an alcoholic. -t alcoholic
I cant taste the fruits in the average whiskey but scotch especially has strong woodsmoke/brine flavors
>>15905041>alcohol>complex flavours Can I interest you in some hand-crafted, artisanal, cannabis tincture? It’s called “strawberry cough.” Because when you cough, it tastes like strawberries!
This one tastes like Fast to Dissolve Paint Thinner from Jasco, this other one tastes like KBS Coatings 6500 Thinner.And here's a 1965 vintage old shit that tastes like Betco AXIT PLUS Stripper
>>15904528Pot stills do not deliver just ethanol and water. There's fusal alcohols, esters and other aromatic compounds.Wood contains may flavour compounds, for example limousine oak contains vanillin and Syringaldehyde.
>>15905096I’ve drank enough hand sanitizer, mouthwash, and rubbing alcohol to know the difference
>>15905002If alcohol isn't in it, then it can't extract flavors from the mash or barrel. It is a solvent, after all.
>>15905002You're partially correct. I think the real answer lies between our two arguments. Alcohol does taste bad, but humans have found a way to make it taste beautiful in many ways.
>I have no sophistication to my palate so everybody else must be fakingSure is manbaby in here.
>>15905249I am an alcoholic and I just mix it with sugary drinks. Not because of the taste but because it allows me to consume more in a shorter time period. In the end we’re drinking for the effect, but if you want to enjoy the subtle taste of different wood shavings or charcoal I guess that’s up to you.
>>15904402well you are supposed to mix your whiskey with apple juice so you can too tast the apple
>>15904402Whisky is not a flavor which is why you use "random shit"
>>15905323Most people really are faking. Not that it cant be enjoyable, but we're succeptible to priming. You can tell someone that a whisky tastes like butterscotch and tell another person that same whisky has a cinnamon taste and they'll both miraculously "spot" the note/flavor. Most people just taste the harshness of the booze, the wood, and subtle sweetness if applicable (like bourbons).
>>15904528Oh right? Corn whisky doesn't taste of corn? Tell me what wood tastes of? Does oak taste the same as maple? What if ive heated the wood to 400F for three hours?
>>15905362In the end YOU are drinking for the effect. Don't speak for the people who kept their consumption in check. I wish there were beverages as intensely flavored, complex, and satisfying as the wine, beer, or hard alcohol Ive tried, but there aren't. Alcohol is always hedonistic, but does it need to be hedonistic in the mind numbing way by getting trashed or can it be used in a mind exciting way through good wine pairings, high quality alcohol etc?
>>15905425Keep telling yourself that, bud
>he adds water and/or ice to his whisk(e)y
Raylon Givens said it best that bourbon tastes like a warm summers day.
>he can't taste the banana sundae in Jack Daniel's SelectI like how drinking the stereotypically most masculine spirit is considered soi now on /ck/
> fucking drank himself stupid. He used to do decent, concise whisky reviews. Now he has 20 minute videos babbling on about the NWO, fake news, and q-anon-tier bullshit. He has slurred speech and drools on himself too. He used to warn his viewers about slipping in to alcoholism and justifying it as a hobby ...... But that's exactly what he's done. Sad.
>I can win against this strawman, he has to run out of wojaks eventually
>>15905454Usually I will try it straight then after a few sips I'll add a couple drops of water at most to see how it changes. It's generally agreed upon alcohol tastes best or has the most flavor at 35-40% abv. There are some very good bourbons that are 65% abv, but are as smooth as an inferior 40%.
>>15905573>20 minute videos babbling on about the NWO, fake news, and q-anon-tier bullshitbased
i'm getting more of a seared whiskeritis
>>15905666>alcohol has the most flavor at 35-40% ABV
>>15905666>It's generally agreed upon alcohol tastes best or has the most flavor at 35-40% abv.This is how I know you take way too big of sips.
>>15905666not today satan
>>15904440he said whisky, not your faggy sugar syrup.
>>15906359>>15906416Try it out. Get a decent scotch and put a few drops of water in. You will notice that it usually enhances the aroma and flavors.We are drinking booze here, so it really is a preference, but it is worth trying considering how it's such a widely agreed upon thing...At higher proofs the alcohol flavor can block out some of the subtler nuances. Barrel proof bourbon is semi meme tier, but a good one can be smooth at very high proof
>>15906602>enhancesChanges, by making guaiacol float to the top, where it is quickly consumed, leaving the rest of the dram with limp dick aroma and flavor.>At higher proofs the alcohol flavor can block out some of the subtler nuances....if you're taking too big of sips, which you clearly are.
>>15906613My sips have nothing to do with the matter. I promise you.There's much more than one change of one molecule going on when you add water to alcohol. Water dissolving with ethanol to produce a small amount of heat releasing more aromatic compounds? It's a fair point I suppose, but over simplistic.
>>15906602You're replying to a 12 year old who lurked a few whisky reddit pages
>>15906633To be fair what he's bitching about isn't even a chemical change, no chemistry has been done, it's purely physics.
>>15906664Chemistry is physics
>>15906648I googled this out of curiosity and the first link is where he's getting his info from. It is such a funny phenomena how everyone one this website seems to be masters at whatever they're talking about and anyone else is a complete brainlet. >>15906664You are correct about changing densities, but there is an exothermic reaction when you mix water and ethanol.
My reaction to a sip of 40% ABV spirits these days is analogous to a woman saying "is it in yet?"
>>15904402It's the same for any consoomer "hobby" where useless faggots cling to taste instead of creativity and skill to scrounge up some kind of perceived status. I like to try out different bourbons; but let's be real, it's the exact same as trying different energy drinks or mtn dew flavors.
>>15905666Optimal flavor is at 22% ABV
Optimal flavor is obviously at 57% ABV.
>>15904937a hearty kek
>>15906897once I'm done with my rare breed I'm getting another bottle of this, I like it better desu
>>15904945I literally just bought this today and i love it.
>>15905070I'm not really sure what the fuck you re trying to say, but different strains of cannabsi do in fact smell/taste different, again due to differences in various compounds present from one to the other.Why are you so dead set on their not being different smells and tastes in things?
>>15906897>>15907074mah Jim Beam niggas
>>15906897>>15907074Admit it. You like the BWC (big white cork).
>>15908130I posted that image just for you, anon.Honestly, my first thought upon my first bottle of OGD 114 was "shit, this shit is so fucking manly even the cork is manly." It kicks like a mule but fuckin' ay it's a flavor explosion in a bottle.
>>15904402because whiskyfags are consoomer manchildren
>>15908138It's a big cork, isn't it? I asked here previously if there were any other liquor bottles with such a big cork, but I didn't receive any replies.Also, I just happened to have been drinking some OGD114 earlier tonight during dinner.
>>15908138I'm new to alcohol and I've only had Dickel's bottled in bond and it was pretty good. Would you recommend this OGD shit to a retard like me or nah?
>>15908360I recommend it to everyone with two testicles who is attracted to women.
>>15908319aberlour has a pretty thicc cork I believe
>>15904402wood vanilla and smoke is by no means random descriptions lolthey literally are aged in WOODEN barrels and SMOKED no idea where the vanilla comes from but it do be tasty
>>15905002what is non alcoholic gin?
>>15909127>no idea where the vanilla comes fromWood
>>15904402way to out yourself as an uncultured swine.
>mfw i'm spending a $120 a week on scotch and i've never been happier
>>15904402Because, they are likely whisky sellers trying to advertise product, or self described "connoisseurs" who make bank off of how much they "know" about whisky. Otherwise, they are assholes, and they are to be ignored.
Allright guys, I am thinking of getting either the lagavulin 16, tallisker 10 or ardbeg 10. Never had any of them before. What would you recommend?
I really like booze. I used to drink a lot of cheap shit just to get drunk and graduated to decent beer and then wine and craft beer and then I started getting really into spirits. The common factor in all fans of alcohol is they like to get fucking drunk. The flavour matters, I'd rather drink something I like and I will come up with all sorts of ritualistic behaviour to slow down and justify my drinking, but ultimately I want to feel the impact of alcohol. Others might not see it like that, but they more than likely still drink too much. The vast majority of people barely drink. Like they toast at weddings and maybe get a bottle of wine for an anniversary dinner. Of those that do frequently drink most drink far too much. It is a distribution where like, the top 5% of drinkers drink 50+ drinks a week, it escalates really damn quickly from barely, to infrequently, to too much, to a dangerous amount, to how the fuck are you still alive?Anyway. I prefer lighter spirits because whisky can be ridiculously complex and difficult to drink. You don't want to mix it with anything because it spoils all the different flavours, but holy shit is it hard going. Can't drink enough of it fast enough to get buzzed. Last single malt I drank was bottled 58%. It is challenging.DESU I prefer any light spirt shaken as a simple sour. Lime, simple syrup, maybe a dash of bitters, triple sec, or elderflower cordial if I'm feeling frisky. Sometimes a reposado tequila.
>>15904402whisky, like all liquor over 30% tastes like... alcohol. stop being pretentious
>>15904402If you can't at the very least taste wood in alcohol that has been aged in wooden barrels your tongue doesn't work.
>>15910226The taste is lost on you because you’re doing it wrong.
>why do people describe flavors as flavorsBecause describing them as colors or radio frequencies would be silly?
>>15910527>i'm part of a higher caste called "le supertasters"
Because thats what happens when you pay attention to what you drink instead of just swallowing it like a bitch to prevent feeling the burnFermentation creates a lot of compounds, manny of which are found in other things and thus why people describe them that way. It is not entirely correct to say that it tastes like X, a more conservative way of expressing it is that it reminds you of something>>15910537>MMM, I can really feel that benzaldehyde in this amaretto
>>15909333Ardbeg, obviously, because Diageo ruined the other two.Diageo, not even once.
>>15908360It's a great whisky but it might be a bit harsh on someone new. Work your way up to it, I would say.
>>15909313between 90 and 100 on average
>>15910930ardbeg literally belongs to a handbag manufacturer
>>15910930this>>159110672 cents were deposited into your accountsincerelydiageo
>>15911067its a satchel
I'm new to whiskey, what are some brands I should try?I just got this, gonna try some tonight.
>>15911449a little bit of everything until you know what you like
>>15911449so you went straight for the 10 year?
>>15911788Yes, I liked this stuff a lot so it shouldn't be much worse alcohol wise
>>15911449If you liked that, try their rye. I got a taste for it since I had a lot of it so I might be biased though.
>>15911917is it true it tastes like pickles
>>15911931I never picked that up but I never really had a fantastic palate to begin with. It's really good to make a Manhattan with though; just get some sweet vermouth and bitters and experiment with mixing.
>>15911931just a little but in a good way
>>15908407ayy I have that exact same scotch and it's bretty good. Really like the THICC bottle too, feels nice in hand.
>>15904937well played anon. Everything a cucked libtard soi boi does is automatically seems lame by association. Do libtards really drink whiskey? Does drinking whiskey help orcs, the enviro, science or the skaven?
>>15905573>>15905686yeah calling out the clown cult is bossanova
>>15905573i like his personality but his reviews aren't good desu
You have brain worm if you want to taste wood in your drink
*schrwosh schrwosh schrwosh schrwosh*
>>15911449Try out a cheap bottle of rye whiskey to see if you like it, either Bulleit again or even Wild Turkey makes a decent one for cheap. If you like either of those give High West Double Rye a shot.Elijah Craig and Four Roses Single Barrel are some of my favorite bourbons, a bit pricier than Bulleit but definitely worth it. Four Roses does have cheaper bottles but I would avoid anything that isn't Single Barrel.
>>15905041Alcohol tastes like burning, ouchie ouchie