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Thread: Wistlepig rye!

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Aren't Crown Royal, and the others mentioned, really popular in the U.S.?
    Sure is, Gary. In 2009, close to 16 million cases, more than bourbon and JD combined. See:

    http://www.discus.org/pdf/YachtClubTables2010.pdf

    (2010 figures should be out in a couple of weeks)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    I thought Canadian whisky always had a good image in the States.
    Depends on who's doing the imaging.
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    Re: Whistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by dbk View Post
    Having flanked "it technically comes from Canada" with "Even though" and "I still like it" implies pretty strongly that the "technically comes from Canada" is a euphemism for "comes from a place that makes crap whisky"—as in, "Even though it comes from a place that makes crap whisky, I still like it."
    I still like George Dickel, even though it comes from Tennessee.
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Well, all is in the eye of the beholder, true enough, but many bourbon fans will admit to a respect for the Canadian style (or the best of it).

    Gary

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    The DISCUS data for 2010 is being released on Monday.

    My "need not be construed as a dig" statement didn't mean it wasn't intended as, in part, a dig. I'm just saying that, in fact, "technically" actually is an accurate qualifier for an objective, not subjective, reason.

    The image of Canadian whiskey in the United States depends on where you are, and tends to get more positive the closer you get to the Canadian border.

    I have had a couple of instances where people wanted to get me a gift and as they said it, "I remembered you liked whiskey but didn't know what kind." A couple of times, the gift was Crown Royal, which has an image in some quarters as being a very fine, top shelf whiskey.
    Last edited by cowdery; 01-22-2011 at 16:06.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    I can't count the times I've seen it classified as a bourbon on menus in numerous parts of the U.S. This ticks me off no less than any other fervent bourbon fan. Still though there are times I want a Canadian whisky.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    I would suspect that most non-Canadians have had few encounters with good quality Canadian whisky so they don't have a basis to define what a better quality CW is or could be. My take for years was they were all like the base offerings by Seagram's or CC which you typically ran into at buiness events, weddings, etc. When I was introduced to the CR Cask 16 I walked away with a much better appreciation of what Canadian whiskey could be....
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    CR Special Reserve too is in a superior class IMO. One of the best recently is the pot still-heavy Wiser's Legacy which has a rich peppermint-like flavor. Still Canadian in style (I don't think new charred barrels are used) but quite different than any Wiser's product from before.

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    Re: Whistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    I still like George Dickel, even though it comes from Tennessee.
    You bet! George Dickel 12 is one of my favorites. I always have it on hand.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Ok... I'm not a fan of Canadian whiskey. I find nothing special about the vaunted Crown Royal. What should I try that might sway my opinion of Canadian whiskey... that I can buy in Ohio?

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Forty Creek is now on the regular state list.

    What's the story about Pendleton?

    Crown Royal Cask 16?

    Wiser's 18 is on the special order list.
    Last edited by callmeox; 01-23-2011 at 18:46.
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