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  1. #11
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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    Vosgar and I went to a PGA tour event this summer and we were in a hospitality suite with the usual suspects and settled on JD for our pour of choice for that given day.I have to agree it is a solid pour and is beat up quite a bit,but it is consistent and readily available and sells like hell so they must be doing something right.
    That's my feeling, too. Solid pour. Nothing wrong with JD in my book. I don't buy it by the bottle, but have no problem with drinking it, while out.
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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    I like JD. Have quite a bit on hand albeit I don't get through it that fast.

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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    I personally get hit in the face with the banana right on the nose and that puts me off a bit.

    That being said, I wouldn't dream of not having a bottle in the case for friends who like it. There is no substitute, IMO. Jim Beam can be swapped successfully with 10 different (better) whiskies, but I just have never had a profile like JD in any other whiskey...

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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    Try some Dickel 12.
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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    Agree with that Squire, GD12 blows JD away. Matter of fact having some in my coffee right now.

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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    Dickel 12 is great stuff but its way different as far as taste and profile to JD

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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    GD and JD are totally different flavor profiles. Interesting that they both share the Lincoln County Process, and designations as "Tennessee Whiskey", but are as different as night and day. I would say that the Daniel's is closer to a "standard" bourbon profile (if there is such a thing), while the Dickel has that strange "vitamin" note that (which I appreciate as a house style, and quite enjoy), that sets it out a bit. I have always thought that the house style of Dickel would make it more approachable to Scotch drinkers. Though I prefer GD of the two, both are fine whiskies, in my opinion. If you start bringin' JD Silver Select into the equation...then the tables probably turn...
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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    I don't find them that different, more cousins than brothers perhaps but family traits are evident.
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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    Quote Originally Posted by VAGentleman View Post
    Dickel 12 is great stuff but its way different as far as taste and profile to JD
    I'm a fan of GD 12 but don't particularly care for JD. Is it the yeast?
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    Re: An Old Friend came to visit

    To a large extent, yes.
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