Busses and Whisky

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Currawong, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    It's a blended whisky but I like it

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  2. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Yeah, a pretty cool way to taste them. But it can be VERY dangerous too! :eek: I still dream about that 30... :D I'd ask for another wee bit, but he's almost completely out, and I know it's his favorite.

    Yeah, and the bottles get a bit nicer too. Should have taken pics of them while they were all still out. I think the wood is likely laser-cut on the 30.

    9 isn't too bad, actually. It's well over $1k out here in CA where he lives, and he can't order booze online.
     
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  3. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Little Book chapter 4 just arrived.

    It hasn’t hit the stores in Oregon yet, but I was able to source a bottle from the other coast.

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    This version is a blend of young bourbon, rye and a brown rice “bourbon”. The brown rice definitely influences the taste a bit - adding a fairly sweet mid flavor.
     
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  4. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Nothing wrong with a good blend!
     
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  5. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
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    I'm not a big fan of the Jura, it's a bit like high ABV fruit juice. But it's drinkable enough.

    I like the other two, though for non-peat whisky I'll still go with Japanese by preference.

    The Glenfiddich has a pleasant aftertaste but it only lasts for about a second.
     
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  6. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Glenfiddich is the most expensive booze I have ever purchased. It doesn't stay with you as long as steel does.;)
     
  7. gorshi

    gorshi

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    Jan 9, 2006
    Nikka is fine stuff :thumbsup: :D

    For explorers of new flavors, I can recommend Nikka Coffey Grain ;)
     
  8. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Picked this up yesterday while out getting groceries.

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  9. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Another MO for some un-findables. Scored another Campbeltown, first go at the Isle of Arran and finally a Deanston12 and a second shot of one I really dig, The Classic Laddie YUM! The Trash2 handled the foil trimming with ease :D


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  10. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    So a little followup to this current batch. Of the group if I were to make a rec, man, you have got to try the Glen Scotia if given a chance. The Deanston and Arran were unimpressive but that Double Cask was certainly worth the wait. What a scrumptious pour!
     
  11. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Have I got a tasty dram for you! This is not your typical Islay, heavy peat. I have to say this is one that hit me right off the first sip to ask myself "Well well, what have we got here?"
    I think gut instinct is something to give credit for. I was at my local store on a lunch break stop and had picked up a couple boxes and then I got to looking at this Bunna, couldn't read anything, forgot my glasses so I decided to put 1 back I've had a couple times and since it was on sale decided to roll the dice. I think I just found a new love! This is some kind of different in a pleasant way. 2 thumbs up!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

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  12. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    I need to start hanging out on Leonardo's patio. It appears to be better stocked than any of the bars around here.

    Garth
     
  13. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    LOL! ... As far as Scotch goes? yes, you are right. I probably don't even have what is on their Scotch rack because we're that far apart :D ~ Anytime buddy, you know that ;)
     
  14. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Such a special Busse custom shop piece deserves to be paired with an outstanding Whisky so today on lunch break I knew what had to be done so I went to the only place I know of who stocks this magnificent and amazing bottle of single malt.
    And I must add, this thing is more beautiful than photo's could possibly reveal, simply stunning!!!

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  15. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Garth will be right over :D
     
  16. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Took a little road trip to visit family and see my grandma who turned 99 this week. Still lives at home by herself, quite amazing really.
    So I planed a trip to a place called Purceville Va to visit my first distillery, Catoctin Creek. They brew up a offering of rye's, new make and infused brandy. Their "Roundstone Rye" has won some prestigious awards so I kind of had to visit. Their tasting room has a wall of glass looking into their distilling operation which is ran by a husband and wife and team. I grew up 20 miles to the east of here. It's a very old town in the Shenendoah Valley on the Virginia side. It would have been considered then, and now, out in the boonies LOL!

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    My gratuitous photo of my Grand Ma and I. She's actually telling me about the time her and my grand dad made "Home Brew" some time back in the 30's down in a WVa coal mine camp. It was hilarious. She's still sharp as a tack. She was a Rosie during the war, built B24 bombers at Willow Run. She retired from the Pentagon, Dept of Army with a top secret clearance. She was kind of a big deal BITD.
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  17. cobrajet

    cobrajet Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2012
    Try to get those stories from her written down or on video. Priceless!!!
     
  18. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Oh we have. My aunts have done so much to document her life. She has scrap books mostly from her time in the Pentagon. Once a few years ago we were going through it and I was blown away by all the brass. There are photos of her with 3 different presidents in the background whom she didn't think much of, called them a bunch of fluff. As a woman who raised 5 children through the war and the depression, she's a "pull your bootstraps tight and quit whining" kind of person. She did it all including carrying a pistol beside my grand dad with a shotgun on during the coal mine strike wars. The most patriotic person on the planet and tough as steel with a heart of gold..... sorry, but I can kind of gush on her, she's been my role model my whole life whom I could never come close to compare...... Her stories are amazing, she's seen it all.
     
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  19. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    I expected to see a pic of her drinking you under the table, just not with milkshakes lol :D
     
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  20. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I bet she's a hoot! You're a lucky man, Leonardo. Treasure her while you can.
     
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