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    A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    I was at a school related social bowling get together and with some bar coupons to use I checked out the limited whiskey selection....they had the usual....Beam green label, JW Red, and something I have not had...Yukon Jack.

    Hmm....well, it was worth a try.

    I ordered it on the rocks....just to help the anticipated not to terrific taste...and...it was God awful...horrible. I am not sure if I dislike Yukon Jack or Canadian Mist more......the Yukon Jack had a hard to describe unpleasant taste ..wood polish?...and the CM tasted of formaldehyde......both, IMHO are to be avoided. I know others have expressed a more favorable opinion of CM...maybe the bottle I had was off.....but I won't be visiting either again.

    p.s. thanks Ox for the clarification..I thought Yukon was a Canadian whiskey....in any event....horrible....not sure how they stay in business.
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    Re: A new worse whiskey experience

    Yukon Jack is not a whiskey, it's a liqueur.

    The only way that I've ever known YJ to be consumed is as a shot called a Snake Bite:

    Pour Yukon Jack into a shot glass, top the pour with Rose's Lime Juice, shoot it, make a face, whack the guy upside the head who bought the round.

    Here's a quote about Snakebites from a drinking website:

    My 24th birthday was on Wednesday. Apparently everyone bought me these at last call. I don't remember it at all... I woke up on my friend's bathroom floor shirtless, pants unzipped, belt undone, and my shoes were in the front yard.
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    Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    The realy sad part is the stuff (I've never had it myself) is sold everyhwere. I recon if I scanned the back bar of most joints around here I'd find it.

    Which begs the question; do people really like bad tasting liquor or do they just not know any better. Money, while a factor, can not entirely explain this 'phenomena'. There are plenty of quality mid shelf bourbons and ryes. If scotch is your game there's Teacher's. But in most bars if the scotch selection is scant its JW red or nothing. And who drinks all the Canadian Mist and Black Velvet I see on back bars?

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    Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    They really don't know any better. A whole bunch of ignorant dummies think it's whiskey because the label looks whiskeyish. Every now and then I'll be discussing whiskey with a friend or two at a bar and some dope will chime in with "Yo brah, you gotta try Yukon Jack. It's the shiznit." My response is just my usual thousand-yard stare.
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    Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    I like to refer to Yukon Jack as 100 proof NyQuil and I drank it in High School! From the bottle so yes Scott as a shot if you will!

    I have had it as a Snow shoe which is Yukon Jack topped with Peppermint Schnapps, not bad but not a sipper!

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    Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    My maternal grandfather used to drink it straight. I have fond memories of seeing him unwrap a bottle of it Christmas morning, complain out loud (with a smile) that he had some phlegm in his throat that needed to be thinned out, uncap the bottle and take a serious pull off of it.

    I just mentioned Yukon Jack to my wife and her response was "snake bite".
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    Smile Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post

    I just mentioned Yukon Jack to my wife and her response was "snake bite".
    LOL, that was funny.

    I have heard of Yukon Jack but never experienced the slightest urge to try it. I believe I'll keep it that way.

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    Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    Well, I have only one experience with this stuff. I went to a little conference with a senior colleague and, at the end of the evening, he pulled out the Yukon Jack. Never heard of it, but nothing to lose. We started the bottle and after a while, more folks drifted by and we opened a second bottle. I didn't find it bad tasting (and make no claims about by leaden palate), but it was sweet and had some kick and the company made for fine compotation. My colleague passed away a couple of years ago, but I would dearly like to re-live that couple of hours: he is sorely missed. So, maybe Yukon Jack is some kind of pseudo-liqueur and no where near the Stagg I am enjoying right now (Spring, 2005, Lot B), but the company of good friends and place and time can make a world of difference. Just my 2 cents.

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    Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    Voigtman, I agree that the setting can make a big difference on the perception of something.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukon_Jack_(whisky)

    100 proof Canadian whiskey and honey liqueur. Called the Black Sheep of Canadian Liqueurs.
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    http://www.epinions.com/review/pr-Yu...3A0D6DCE-prod6

    "The first scent I get is similar to rubbing alcohol, then a bit of orange, rather sweet."

    "The first sip of this will tell you how thick and syrupy this is! It is similar to cough syrup, and will coat your tongue. But the taste is of oranges, with a bit of sweet caramel added."
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    > Maybe the odd taste I picked up was related to an orange rind bitterness plus alcohol.....not willing to try it again for further study.

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    Re: A new worse "whiskey" / liqueur experience

    Nice references! I have to admit I have not tried this stuff again and it might taste horrible now, which is the big reason to leave a fond memory alone and not chance ruining the memory. This is sort of the reverse of the over-indulgence in some alcoholic drink in younger days and then not being able to go near said drink ever again (seems to be especially bad with cheap tequillas, though I have friends who will not touch bourbon for the same reason.)

 

 

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