Whiskeys for around $30-40 a bottle
With all the doom and gloom in our world today, I thought that it would be a nice change to write about something else besides politics, Foley and or politics. I really wanted to talk about something that I like, no Love to do. That’s Sip whiskey. But good whiskey can become very expensive quick, Right? Not necessarily, A good bottle of whiskey doesn’t mean that you need to spend a fortune. In these days we all need to be a little frugal. That also doesn’t mean that a cheep bottle is as good as an expensive one. Simply put, if you drop $160 on a bottle there is a strong likelihood that your going to be getting something really good. But when you spend $12 on a bottle of Rebel Yell you will likely wake up blind and miserable.
Finding an affordable bottle of whiskey that is interesting, tasty and won’t make me feel like ass in the morning has become an obsession of mine.
What one person might consider affordable is really up to subjection. The magical number that I’m looking for is somewhere between $30-$40 bottle. Here is where lies the challenge.
As whiskeys go, I’m going to stay with the Browns. Bourbons, Ryes, Irish and Scotch whiskies.
No offense to those of you who like vodka.
I personally have zero pallet for neutral spirits (Vodkas Gins and Rums) Clear whiskey take on whatever flavor you mix them with and that being said, the Whiskey’s here are meant to be sipped not mixed. As for tequila, you’re on your own for now!
Now for the basics
Bourbon is distilled from a fermented mash of grain, yeast and water. The “mash bill” must have a minimum of 51% corn. For most bourbons, the average is about 70%. Other grains such as rye, malted barley and wheat are also used for flavoring. Bourbons must be made in Kentucky
Irish whiskey is made using 100% malted barley and distilled in pot stills. Single malt whiskey comes from only one distillery. Made in Ireland
Rye Whiskey The mash must be at least 51 percent rye. (The other ingredients in the mash are usually corn and malted barley.) It is distilled to no more than 160 U.S. proof (80% abv) and aged in charred, new oak barrels
Scotch whisky is made from malted barley. Scotch must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. (BTW, Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch, reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that bottle). And, most importantly Scotch must be made in Scotland
Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestion I would love to give them a go.