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Enoch
03-15-2012, 16:34
The one day of the year I drink Irish Whiskey and this year I bought a nice bottle of Redbrest. What will you drink. (My daughter will be drinking Guinness I know.) Is there any Irish wine for the wife?

JayMonster
03-15-2012, 16:54
The one day of the year I drink Irish Whiskey and this year I bought a nice bottle of Redbrest. What will you drink. (My daughter will be drinking Guinness I know.) Is there any Irish wine for the wife?

Bunratty Meade (Irish Honey Wine)... For your wife that is.

Ever since drinking entirely too much Paddy's one fateful St. Patrick's Day, I have avoided Irish Whiskey.

Phil T
03-15-2012, 17:03
Our St. Patty's staple around here is green beer, that will be my drink of choice Saturday

TheDude
03-15-2012, 17:15
Was finally able to locate a bottle of the Redbreast Cask Strength. I'm anxiously awaiting St. Paddie's day to crack the seal.:grin:

yountvillewjs
03-15-2012, 17:19
Been keeping a watchful eye for the Redbreast Cask Strength, but will be drinking Guinness, watching basketball.

SMOWK
03-15-2012, 18:00
Was finally able to locate a bottle of the Redbreast Cask Strength. I'm anxiously awaiting St. Paddie's day to crack the seal.:grin:

With the new release in the US, I wonder how many of these will be opened on Saturday?

smokinjoe
03-15-2012, 18:14
With the new release in the US, I wonder how many of these will be opened on Saturday?

Brother, I'll be opening one on Saturday. It'll just be the second one in a week... :D

TheDude
03-15-2012, 19:12
Brother, I'll be opening one on Saturday. It'll just be the second one in a week... :D

What's your overall impression of the RB Cask Strength Joe?

I'm a big fan of the regular 12 year and was finally able to locate a bottle. I'm looking forward to tasting it. It's gotten fantastic reviews.

Bourbon Boiler
03-15-2012, 19:30
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smokinjoe
03-15-2012, 19:38
What's your overall impression of the RB Cask Strength Joe?

I'm a big fan of the regular 12 year and was finally able to locate a bottle. I'm looking forward to tasting it. It's gotten fantastic reviews.

It's awesome, Dude. Just, freakin' awesome. I've had few better whiskies in my life.

coltcannon
03-15-2012, 21:21
Magners, Murphys and Redbreast Cask Strength. I was going to pick up Guinness but its a dollar more for 4 smaller cans. I wish Lefthand Nitro Milk Stout made it here.

2highcal
03-15-2012, 22:01
Time to take another drink of the 1608 400th anniversary Bushmills

c2walker
03-15-2012, 23:25
It's awesome, Dude. Just, freakin' awesome. I've had few better whiskies in my life.

THIS gets me excited. I ordered 2 today...maybe I should have gotten more. There's just too much good whiskey these days and too little money to buy it with.

jeanraulmitchell
03-16-2012, 00:24
Bourbon!!! Duhhhhhhhh

cigarnv
03-16-2012, 03:08
Will enjoy a range of Irish whiskey from the Paddy's through Green Spot. Currently participating in a blind Irish whiskey tasting with 11 other folks that has introduced me to the range of Irish whiskey available.... fantastic way to truly understand whiskey as well as your palate.

MarkEdwards
03-16-2012, 03:22
In the morning, Irish Breakfast tea (with shamrock shortbread cookies from Harney Teas), then I will go to the range and shoot stuff. Later, I will have a Guinness or two with lunch, and my evening pours will be Redbreast, Powers and Midleton.

AaronWF
03-16-2012, 10:39
I'll be drinking Redbreast CS and Manischewitz. Not together, of course.

wadewood
03-16-2012, 10:57
going to crawfish boil on Saturday and taking a bottle of Redbreast 12.

FYI - just read a good blog that shows what Irish whiskey is made at what distillery and more - http://www.alcademics.com/2012/03/where-irish-whiskey-really-is-really-made.html

soad
03-16-2012, 11:10
Got a co-worker who is into Irish Car Bombs....he's been over three times this week after work....after Saturday I'm going to be off Stouts for a while. But until then you can't beat Murphy's.

BigRich
03-16-2012, 11:25
Guinness, Redbreast 12, Redbreast CS, Midleton's, and a little Bushmills will probably be the menu.

cbus
03-16-2012, 11:39
Irish Car Bombs, more than likely. Hopefully some 12 year Jameson as well.

T Comp
03-16-2012, 19:12
Got a 1/2 bottle left of the Redbreast cask to work on. There are plenty here in Chicago (though that could change after tomorrow) and it's whiskey that equals Pappy 15, at least in excellence, without the hassle. This is the biggest drinking weekend of the year in Chicago and the string of summer weather, with another 80 degree day in the forecast (normal high is 45), will keep barkeeps and policemen extraordinarily busy.

hectic1
03-16-2012, 19:15
Got a 1/2 bottle left of the Redbreast cask to work on. There are plenty here in Chicago (though that could change after tomorrow) and it's whiskey that equals Pappy 15, at least in excellence, without the hassle. This is the biggest drinking weekend of the year in Chicago and the string of summer weather, with another 80 degree day in the forecast (normal high is 45), will keep barkeeps and policemen extraordinarily busy. I'll be drinking the same Thad...RB12 Cask Strength will be flowing! :cool:

AaronWF
03-16-2012, 19:23
I'll be drinking the same Thad...RB12 Cask Strength will be flowing! :cool:

I started early on it, great excuse to finally open up my bottle. And wow. Wow! I'll partially echo Thad in declaring it as excellent at Pappy15. I never knew Irish could be so juicy and succulent. It's very sweet w/o being overly so, but not much in the way of the classic bourbon caramel that Pappy so excels in. Still, consider me a convert. Just a gahhrjis, gahhrgeous whiskey!

Parkersback
03-16-2012, 19:38
I've contemplated picking up a Powers 12. I like the regular expression, and figure I'd like the 12 as well. If anyone has some tomorrow and wants to post some notes, I'd love to hear them.

Ejmharris
03-16-2012, 19:42
I've contemplated picking up a Powers 12. I like the regular expression, and figure I'd like the 12 as well. If anyone has some tomorrow and wants to post some notes, I'd love to hear them.

you won't be disappointed with the powers 12. Other than Redbreast it is my 2nd favorite Irish Whiskey.

dohidied
03-16-2012, 20:39
Got some Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes blend as a birthday present. Gave it a try to iChat and it's very tasty. Light with a bit of sweet lemon.

TheDude
03-16-2012, 21:34
Wow! I'm glad to hear all of the great feedback on the Redbreast CS. I've thoroughly enjoyed my recent experience with the Redbreast regular 12 year, and can't wait to pour the CS tomorrow.

I'm on the hunt for a few more to stash away.

c2walker
03-16-2012, 21:51
Can anyone confirm that the Redbreast CS is a permanent addition to the line? I haven't seen anything mentioning that it's a limited edition (though this batch is obviously limited), but from all of the amazing reviews it almost seems too good to be true.

p_elliott
03-17-2012, 00:34
I have a brand new bottle of Redbreast 12 to open up Saturday night along with some Jameson 12 and Black Bush. Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!! Lets all meet up in chat for a pour.

Bourbon Boiler
03-17-2012, 11:08
The only Irish whisky option at my local liquor store was Jameson. I hadn't ever noticed before. I bought a 375 mL to try it. Not very exciting, but certainly drinkable. It does make me curious enough to try a higher quality Irish.

moose
03-17-2012, 14:33
I got Guiness Draught, Murphy's Stout, Jameson, Bushmills, and Merry's Irish Cream. Not going to be opening the Bushmills, just stocked up @ $14.99.

ratcheer
03-17-2012, 16:12
I just got bottled Guinness. I am drinking it and cooking a corned beef with it.

Tim

bigtoys
03-17-2012, 16:18
mixed/shook up a small version of the Gibson's Manhattan, but used the Double Oaked instead of regular WR. Tasted good. Will have to do a side-by-side taste with the WR soon.
yeah, I forgot to buy M. cherries.
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Kyjd75
03-17-2012, 16:24
Rock Hill Farms. Finished off the bottle. My first experience with RHF. Very nice stuff!


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Tucker
03-17-2012, 17:08
Just finished a bottle of Knappogue Castle 1995 and am moving on the the Black Bush (and kicking myself for passing on the Redbreast CS at Binny's back in January).

smokinjoe
03-17-2012, 18:30
Guinness Draught and Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask were my beers for the day. Powers Gold and Redbreast 12 Cask Strength were the whiskies. Mixed in there was corned beef, boiled red taters, and steamed cabbage. Now, settling down outside with a dessert of 08 WLW and Girl Scout Thin Mints out of the freezer.

The Redbreast CS continues to make me swoon. I'm now to the point of approaching it with the idea that it can't be that good. But, it just....is. Heck, it even can't get funked by cabbage.

wadewood
03-17-2012, 19:21
did a blind tasting of Red Breast 12, Jameson 12 and regular Jameson. I ranked in that same order.

callmeox
03-17-2012, 19:22
The Redbreast CS continues to make me swoon. I'm now to the point of approaching it with the idea that it can't be that good. But, it just....is. Heck, it even can't get funked by cabbage.

That will be the name of my next cover band.

G.H.Adams
03-17-2012, 21:18
Working my way through pours of Redbreast 12, Powers 12 and finishing off with Paddys.

cigarnv
03-18-2012, 08:54
Finish off last evening with a few Bushmill 16YO's. Always a solid whiskey..

jburlowski
03-18-2012, 10:32
Started the day with Redbreast 12 but spent most of my time with Connemara peated single malt. The latter has just the right amount of smoke for my palate.

Bourbon Boiler
03-20-2012, 19:19
A little late, but I'm drinking the Redbreast 12 today. Figured I had to try it.

gblick
03-21-2012, 05:08
I have never liked any of the Irish whiskies that I've tried, though I honestly haven't tried very many. But this past Saturday I decided to buy a bottle of Redbreast 15 for St. Patrick's Day, since it gets such good reviews here. Wow, the Redbreast 15 really surprised me, it's great!

jcg9779
03-21-2012, 06:26
I enjoyed some Redbreast 12 and Bushmill's Black Bush over this past weekend.