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Big Chipper
06-03-2006, 10:09
Anyone ever try McKendric? It's quite a bit different from other American whiskeys because it's filtered with mesquite chips. Gives it a sweet, woody quality that's quite a shock at first, but grows on you after a while. The bottle's interesting too...it comes with a leather band about three inches wide around it. I can usually find it for $20 across the state line in SC.

www.mckendricwhiskey.com

cas
06-03-2006, 10:41
I'm surprised at the price. In the Columbia, SC area it's usually 40 or more.
Craig

Big Chipper
06-03-2006, 11:16
I'm surprised at the price. In the Columbia, SC area it's usually 40 or more.
CraigSouthern Spirits in Fort Mill has it for $20. They've got the best range of fine bourbons anywhere near the Charlotte area (including Van Winkles, all the BT, stuff, etc...).

bluesbassdad
06-03-2006, 12:10
Here's (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?p=15726&highlight=McKendric#post15726) what one esteemed StraightBourbonian had to say about it -- not that he and I always agree as to what is an enjoyable drink.

A few more comments, some pro, mostly con: one (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?p=2053&highlight=mckendric#post2053), two (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?p=5282&highlight=mckendric#post5282), three (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?p=23109&highlight=mckendric#post23109), four (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?p=40860&highlight=mckendric#post40860), five (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?p=48415&highlight=mckendric#post48415) and six (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthread.php?p=50004&highlight=mckendric#post50004). Once more the power of the search function is evident.

BTW, one post mentioned two different bottlings from McKendric. I have tasted neither.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

ThomasH
06-03-2006, 15:20
There are 2 different versions of Mckendrick. The version with the leather label is the 10yr. and the versions with the regular label is a 6yr. I have had the 10yr. and it is quite good!

Thomas

Hedmans Brorsa
06-04-2006, 03:33
Well, I´ve always had a soft spot for the fine art of slagging off.

Number three in Dave´s list of archive material by Theron Volkman is spot-on.
He concludes that Thedford indeed is unforgettable, in so far as that it takes an eternity to get rid of that foul taste in your mouth. :grin:

Honestly, this was years ago and the brand could very well have improved immensely since then.

Ambernecter
06-05-2006, 05:28
I tried the stuff and thought it was amazing... no need to let it grow on me!

Amazing enough that if this were the 1st American whiskey I had ever tried, I would likey be put off for life. Thank goodness I came across it later in my whiskey sampling journey of life!

I honestly would rather walk into a biker bar, dressed head to toe in lycra, turn off the jukebox and order a Campari and soda in a loud effeminate voice than give this whiskey another chance. It really was a shocking taste to me (kinda similar to the herby flavour of Campari that I tried at a wedding for a laugh and NOT a biker bar!) and one I am not in a hurry to repeat.

Hedmans Brorsa
06-05-2006, 13:54
IAmazing enough that if this were the 1st American whiskey I had ever tried, I would likey be put off for life. Thank goodness I came across it later in my whiskey sampling journey of life!

I honestly would rather walk into a biker bar, dressed head to toe in lycra, turn off the jukebox and order a Campari and soda in a loud effeminate voice than give this whiskey another chance. It really was a shocking taste to me (kinda similar to the herby flavour of Campari that I tried at a wedding for a laugh and NOT a biker bar!) and one I am not in a hurry to repeat.

Lovely!

Sheer poetry to these King Lears!

Howzabout an encore? :grin:

Virginia Gentleman
07-13-2006, 16:33
I tried this whiskey and I thought it was the worst I have ever had. I will never drink this swill again.