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    Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    A recent thread brought out a stream of negative tasting experiences with JD Unaged Rye. I have had bottled white dog from JD, Beam, BT and High West. I did not like a one of them, and can't imagine ever reaching for one. Is there such a thing as good tasting white dog? Or is it merely a product of curiosity?

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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    It seems to me that a high percentage of what we love about bourbon is attributable to the barrel. (How appealing does whiskey aged in stainless steel for 6-12 years sound to you?) Subtract the barrel and its resting place in the rack house and what are you left with? Check the price of white dog compared to any bottom shelf bourbon. What in the world could possibly justify the price of white dog other than curiosity? I'd rather drink vodka.
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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    I read a note some time ago from Dave Driscoll at K&L regarding the white dog at Kilchomen to the effect that it was the best he had ever tasted. Reflecting on that, he didn't say it tasted good, just that it was the best juice off a still he had ever tasted. It begs the question: Can it taste good? I'm with youFF, I'd rather have vodka.

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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    Yeah, same category as good tasting vodka.
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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    In the affirmative, if you mean for present drinking purposes only.

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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    Or, rather. bad tasting vodka.

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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    A comparative Vodka tasting can be quite illuminating, there are noticeable differences but only when comparing vodka to vodka. A lot of people like it though, a phenomenon the late Michael Jackson called, "fear of flavor".
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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    Howdy!

    When tasted at the same time as the aged whisky, it can be helpful in identifying what flavors come from where. But on its own, I put them in cocktails and then they can be mighty tasty.

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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    i still have a BT white dog that was gifted to me in May sitting unopened. I havent a clue what to do with it, as I surely have no interest in drinking it

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    Re: Is Good Tasting White Dog a Contradiction of Terms?

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    I havent a clue what to do with it, as I surely have no interest in drinking it
    I would, certainly, just use it as a mixer in place of vodka or rum.
    Last edited by squire; 12-05-2014 at 21:05.
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