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    Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Scott and Joe were both in for it, apparently Scott is a big fan of it, so let's hear what everyone has to say about the Foreign Whisky of the Month, BLACK VELVET.

    Personally my first experience with it was when I was 15 at a summer trip with a high school friend. We went to some resort with his family and his father carried around what he called his "attitude adjustment", some mixed drink including BV in a small insulated thermos of sorts. We then of course tried to make our own when the parents were gone one evening.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Can one really have had the full experience until they have tried the new Black Velvet Toasted Caramel??? I think not!

    I will depend on the reviews from others before deciding to pass on the entire line...
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Black Velvet? What the hell? Sounds turrible! I'm not going anywhere near it.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Seriously? Anybody wanna send me a 1oz sample of this?
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    The 8 y/o reserve is actually very good. It would be amazing at barrel strength, or, hell, even at 90 proof.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Hey O, leave an ounce out of that pint, and send to Johnny.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    I didn't feel like bourbon last night so I hit up the BV instead while breeze shooting with the neighbors.

    Not offensive, not challenging. Some light caramel and vanilla notes in there. Its a normal 80 proof Canadian blend and with a 3 year age statement on it, it isn't awful overall.

    Thanks much to Christian for playing along with my suggestion.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Very light, very sweet, hugely popular low cost Canadian that mixes well with just about anything, especially company. Not a contemplative dram but who wants to spend all their time contemplating.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Sounds turrible. Davin gave it 3/4 stars. That's like a 55/100 on his scale.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2014: Black Vlevet

    Oh I wouldn't say terrible, rather its not special but a generic really isn't intended to be special.
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