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Shuboy
05-16-2012, 23:34
Just picked this up yesterday at Barnes & Noble. Noticed Jason Pyle and Chuck Cowdery helped pick some of the American whiskies.

It's a nice book but it's really 1000 Whiskies because Parker's Heritage 2010 Wheat Mashbill got listed twice. One was Chuck's review and the other was Lew's.

macdeffe
05-16-2012, 23:55
It's a nice book but it's really 1000 Whiskies because Parker's Heritage 2010 Wheat Mashbill got listed twice. One was Chuck's review and the other was Lew's.

Makes the task a bit easier with one less to go through

Steffen

MacinJosh
05-17-2012, 09:54
Just picked this up yesterday at Barnes & Noble. Noticed Jason Pyle and Chuck Cowdery helped pick some of the American whiskies.

It's a nice book but it's really 1000 Whiskies because Parker's Heritage 2010 Wheat Mashbill got listed twice. One was Chuck's review and the other was Lew's.

I need to get a copy, I enjoy a lot of Dom's work.

Very excited for my buddy Jason. Can't wait to read his reviews.

BFerguson
05-17-2012, 17:41
I flipped through this the other day. It definitely seemed worthwhile to pick up. Pleasantly surprised to see some of the newer players to the scene be well represented.

Should be a nice addition to the library.

B

Shuboy
05-17-2012, 21:59
Since the contributors are named at the end of the book, I was unable to identify the various initials. However upon reading some of the bourbons, I found myself recognizing Chuck Cowdery's writing style (his entries are full of history). Except for Parker's Heritage 2010 being listed twice (which is just a minor mistake anyway), I think this is a great resource for the whiskey enthusiast. And I have to say the inclusion of Loch Dhu was interesting since it means I would need to try the truly horrid before I die.

sutton
05-18-2012, 03:35
And I have to say the inclusion of Loch Dhu was interesting since it means I would need to try the truly horrid before I die.

Agree on that point - which makes me wonder, if they would put the Black Death on the list, did they include other really horrid excuses for whiskey/whisky? Loch Dhu does stand out I guess as a truly monsterous marketing error, but having tried it, I can't imagine why I would suggest anyone waste whatever whiskey quota they have in them on that stuff ...

cowdery
05-18-2012, 17:05
If you are going to complain about what is included, you might want to suggest what you think should be included instead. 1,001 (or 1,000) is a lot of whiskeys.

One could also say that if you're trying to taste everything worth tasting, that may mean tasting some whiskeys you won't like.

It was a very ambitious project, I'm proud to have been included, and I'm pleased with the result. Taste all of the whiskeys before you die? You'll be lucky to read the whole book before you die. It's huge!

sutton
05-19-2012, 05:42
If you are going to complain about what is included, you might want to suggest what you think should be included instead. 1,001 (or 1,000) is a lot of whiskeys.

Not a complaint, Chuck, just more of a surprise - Loch Dhu is (was) unique so I guess on that score, some may want to try it. It certainly is a polarizing experience. I'm guessing there are 999 others you might want to prioritize in front of that one, IMHO.

I did order the book and am looking forward to it - I'm sure there is more in there than I'll ever get a chance to try or cross paths with, and I doubt I'd find anything missing in there!

Shuboy
05-23-2012, 23:44
Loch Dhu deserves a place among the thousand. It's like the Manos The Hands of Fate of whisky (without the riffing by Joel and the Bots). Something so bad that one needs to experience it firsthand.

MyOldKyDram
06-26-2012, 19:17
This was in the mail waiting for me today when I got home.

Hefty. Could spend a lifetime leafing through this thing.

Bourbon Boiler
06-27-2012, 20:56
Received this as a gift from my wife this week. I know 1001 things I'll have to do this summer.

jmpyle
10-15-2012, 20:02
Yeah they let a hack have a little fun alongside some great writers like Chuck and Lew. That was fun to participate on for sure.

MacinJosh
10-17-2012, 20:24
Yeah they let a hack have a little fun alongside some great writers like Chuck and Lew. That was fun to participate on for sure.

Still don't have a copy yet but I'm sure you did very well Jason. I've heard nothing but glowing remarks.

portwood
10-18-2012, 05:51
While there may be other deserving whiskies that were not picked, I find it very odd that Dalwhinnie 15 yo is not in the book. I admit that it is a fairly ho hum whisky (especially for a 15 yo single malt), but it is FAR BETTER than many of the expressions that made it into the book.

SWC
10-18-2012, 11:00
That's because it's "1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die," not "1001 of the Best Whiskies Ever That Will Satisfy Everyone's Taste And No One Will Ever Complain About It So Get A Grip Will Ya, Love Dom You Must Taste Before You Die."

Just having a little fun. They can't satisfy everyone, dude. It's a cool book.