Favorite woods whiskey

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  1. Woodsroamer

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    What is your guys favorite woods drink? I’m normally a beer drinker, but am starting to like the harder stuff sometimes. Right now my main go tos are blackberry moonshine, quite man, or Jameson.
     
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    Gin and tonic, tin cup whiskey, single malt or blended scotches....
     
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    Makers Mark when camp is to far to hike in beer. Its obviously for medicinal purposes only!
     
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    I’ve never tried gin I might have to pick up some
     
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    Nothing wrong with a good gin! Just don't forget the limes.
     
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    ...or cucumber.

    Love a good G&T, but if we’re talking whiskey you’ll find Bulleit Bourbon in my flask.
     
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    Hate to rain on anybody's parade but I don't partake until after I've come out of the backwoods/bush/what-have-you. I want all of my senses and sensibilities at 100% until I'm safely in my car, on my front porch, etc.

    That's just me, of course.
     
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    For cheaper go new Amsterdam. It’s decent without costing a lot. My favorites are Hendricks (muddle with cucumber and it tastes like spring) and blue coat. Bombay Sapphire is also very good. Tonic I only do Canada Dry in the mini glass bottles, most liquor stores if they are worth their margarita salt has them. Fresh lime unless otherwise noted!

    Agreed!

    Hmmm cucumber
     
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    That is a valid point. Personally I don’t get fall down drunk in the woods. A good stiff drink is great around the campfire while puffing my pipe
     
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    The Glenlivet has been around a campfire or two of mine
     
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    If you’re a Hendricks drinker you gotta go cucumber. It’s a cucumber based gin, so matching the garnish is the way to go. :D

    If I’m feeling citrusy I go with Tanqueray No. Ten.

    I’ve also recently switched from Canada Dry to Fever Tree for my tonic. Good stuff, but you can’t really go wrong with Canada Dry, so I always have some of that around too.

    I just bought a local barrel aged gin that I’m looking forward to trying. It’s finished in bourbon casks. Apparently it goes well in bourbon based cocktails, so I’ll be trying out a whiskey smash or an old fashioned this weekend with that.
     
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    Thanks for all the info. How does Tincup hold up?
     
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    Agreed on the Hendricks and cucumber. Only way to go! Never heard of the fever tree sounds.. interesting.... lol your local stuff sounds great!

    very well! I have to hid it from the gf or she drinks it all!
     
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    I think it’s kind of harsh...what I would expect a Wild West whiskey to taste like.
     
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    I lived in Kentucky for about 4 years and never had Bourbon until then. Woodford Reserve around the camp fire is hard to beat.
     
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    EB762AF2-1332-4C02-94AA-E825DAC5DFD4.jpeg Of all the whiskey I've tried, and trust me that is a lot, my eternal go to is none other than Old Crow
     
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    This stuff makes a mean cup of coffee:

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    I need to go check the bottle... and this is bourbon, not whiskey... but the stuff from Kentucky- I think the name is 1792. It's quite good in my opinion. I like it better than Four Roses single barrel. Not that I'd call that an end all, be all comparison.
     
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    Fireball and yager don’t exact agree with me.
     
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    Evan Williams Black Label when relaxing by my campfire, and also when relaxing on my recliner at home.
    I prefer beer, but lately I've been packing a flask full of whiskey cause it takes up very little space and requires no ice when out in the woods, I also tend to drink less when drinking the hard stuff out in the woods since it's easy to go overboard and then I feel like crap in the morning!
     
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    Scotch whisky. A man's drink like Scotch, it's not meant to be a mixer (though some have tried). I mean, you can spike coffee with it, but you don't go "I'll have a Scotch and Coke, please".
    That's called a Waste Of Scotch.

    That leaves drinking it with water, with ice (on the rocks), or just straight (neat). Unless you're car camping with a cooler, not much ice in the woods. With water may be an option, but hey, save your supply for next morning (when you'll need it).

    That leaves neat as the ideal way to drink whisky in the woods, and, since Scotch is the manliest of manly drinks to drink neat, it's a perfect fit.

    I love single malts, but they can be a pretty penny. Blended Scotch if often the more affordable option, but the entry level decent blends, which may work well on the rocks, might be a bit lacking when drinking them neat. I switch it up every few years but right now I'm finding Chivas Regal 12 to be the best compromise of budget and flavor for straight down the hatch.

    In fact, I think I'll drink some right now. Cheers.
     
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    Everything is better with ginger ale....

    And that’s how the fight started lol
     
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    Oh, I like ginger ale, just not mixed with my Scotch... ;)

    And that Fever Tree brand of mixers, they do tonics, ginger ales, etc - I, too, have found them to be superior to other brands, I'll drink them as-is, as a soft beverage. Though I've never brought them out into the woods.
     
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    I loves me a good mule...Tennessee, Kentucky, or otherwise. :D
     
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    [A hefty glass of Scotch later]

    I love you guys. Y'all are the best... Cheers again!
     
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    Evan Williams, honey whiskey. nice and smooth.
     
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    If you’re into flavored whiskey, you might consider Blackberry or Raspberry Bird Dog. They may make a strawberry too. I think it’s about 60 proof, so not too strong. My personal favorite is Woodford Reserve. I also tried a bottle of Dad’s Hat rye and it is excellent.
     
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    I’ve been partial to Pendleton’s lately
     
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    I usually go with Maker's Mark but have been known to enjoy a bit of tin cup, buliet, Buffalo Trace, Evan Williams...
    My current favorite for sipping by the camp fire is Heritage Brown Sugar Bourbon.

    :38:
     
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    It’s gonna take me a while to try all of these:).
     
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    Bushmill fit bush drinking... I like it!
     
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    Laphroig 10 year or monkey shoulder. Both are scotch. The laphroaig has a delicious complex smokey flavor. The monkey shoulder is mellow and sweet
     
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    If I may offer a suggestion, try a gin and tonic with lime at a local bar before buying a bottle. Many people do not like the juniper taste of gin.
     
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    I like to take some Drambuie (a Scotch liqueur) and add a nice Islay Scotch at about a 2:1 ratio of Scotch to Drambuie. Like a Rusty Nail but without the bitters. Nice and warm with the peat smoke of the Islay to balance the honey and herb of the Drambuie. Keep a flask of that for any outdoor occasion.
     
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    Another thing with gin, buy the good stuff. Tanqueray at the least. Cheap gin is like sucking on pine needles.
     
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    Minimalist, multitasker, into one-less-thing... I drink my stove fuel as vodka and water, aka Everclear.
     
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    What’s wrong with that? Lol
     
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    This my rule too.

    I do like my whiskey and vodka, but I almost always go out solo and like to be as isolated and remote as I can get. I’m not great about stopping when I should, so I make it a rule to leave it at home.

    If I *were* going to get something specifically for backwoods enjoyment, it would probably be Lagavulin 16... something I can leisurely sip and appreciate.
     
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    Evan Williams Black is my go to for many occasions.
     
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    ...but those people are wrong. ;)
     
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    Scotch and gin are horrid drinks lol
    Sailor Jerry’s Spiced rum for me
     
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    That makes me do horrible things, gin makes me happy lol but hey if you like it, I’ll raise my glass to that.
     
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    BLASPHEMY! (for the Scotch at least) BURN THE HERETIC!!
     
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    Anybody ever try that Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin it looks interesting.
     
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    Nothing, if that's your thing. Lol
    I just find the cheap stuff to have a bitter finish I dont like.
     
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    I like to keep it simple , bulleit or monkey shoulder both at home and in the bush , I usually have a 250ml flask full at all times , I like to enjoy the drink very much rather then fill me up with it plus I can take in a lot :) I usually drink it with steak and at night before sleep , if it's cold I'll have more. But as I get older I tend to "like" less getting drunk with whiskey/vodka/chacha/brandy and drink wine , so when I'm not in the outdoors and know I have to get drunk good old homemade wine from qvevri is the best way to go and nothing beats it. It gives you an amazing good attitude and you don't feel as bad when hangover. Well I probably can't explain it y'all have to travel here, I'll make sure we swim in wine and then you see for yourself :)
     
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    Sounds like my life... a bitter finish that I don’t like lol
     
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    It's just the sign of a juvenile palate; it's okay, I forgive him... ;)
     
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    Regularly it is cheap rum (add hot applejuice in the winter), cheap sake .. or if I am feeling like the world is my oyster, an Islay ... might even take a jar to drink it from

    Though I did last year take a bottle of Venezulan rum on one trip ... Diplomatico .... it was very popular. Those guys have got it nailed down :)

    By the way, a great big smoky scotch goes great with oysters if you are coastal ...
     
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