Monday, May 11, 2015

Reader Poll: Pick One Whiskey for Life


Alright readers, here's a question for you. Let's say you are only allowed to drink one whiskey for the rest of your life. Not one type of whiskey, not one distillery, not even one line of whiskeys but one single expression, such as Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Yamazki 18 or Lagavulin 16 year old.  You can pick any label in current release to be your one whiskey, but it won't be any easier to get than it is now, so if you pick George T. Stagg or Pappy 20, you risk having some dry years (and let's assume you will not have access to any bottles you may have bunkered).

What's the one bottle you would pick?


69 comments:

Dan said...

Aberlour 10yr (43% abv would be preferred, but I think it's only available in 40% abv now).

Anonymous said...

Glendronach 12

Keith said...

Cask Strength OBSK from Four Roses.

Anonymous said...

Four Roses Single Barrel

signde said...

Four Roses Single Barrel. I think I can count on always being able to find it.

Steffen Bräuner said...

Four Roses Small Batch Limitef

ShooterFlatch said...

Old Weller Antique

T.C. said...

Glenfiddich 18 year old.

Anonymous said...

Highland Park 18yo

portwood

Anonymous said...

Four Roses Single Barrel if limited to whiskey (with an "E")

portwood

Anonymous said...

speaking for myself, this is an unfair question. the only whiskies that have been available where I am for say, 15 years, are jack daniels (black) and jim beam (white). and I cannot think of another that has not gone through long periods of simply unavailable.

Rick

Anonymous said...

Glendronach 15 Year Revival

Anonymous said...

Richnimrod said;
Jeeeeeeez, this is tough!
Cost being no object, I'd pick William Larue Weller, although I imagine it may diminish in pizazz in a few years.

Anonymous said...

Four Roses Single Barrel

Anonymous said...

Kartofel says:
I would go with Wild Turkey 101. It's been consistently good, well priced, and is always available.

j said...

Springbank 15.

SteveBM said...

Old Weller Antique

Anonymous said...

Four Roses Small Batch (not the limited edition)

Anonymous said...

Damn, hard question...
Either four roses single or benromach 10, or nikka 12...

Joshua said...

Time to mix it up a bit...Elijah Craig 12 SB.

Anonymous said...

If it's labeled Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and it's distilled and bottled by Four Roses, Im drinking it for the rest of my life. If I have to be more specific, I'll take the Four Roses yellow label.

Anonymous said...

Pappy Van Winkle 15 at MSRP. Hopefully, it will be easier to actually find it in the upcoming years.

cremes said...

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey or Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon.

Anonymous said...

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Anonymous said...

WT Honey Turkey or Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.

However, if they aren't available then I would opt for Four Roses Single Barrel or Small Batch.

Anonymous said...

Elijah Craig 12 year (and keep it that way)

Anonymous said...

That'd be super shitty. Pass. I'd buy other spirits instead.

Tucker said...

Redbreast 12 CS

tanstaafl2 said...

If a new bottle magically appeared when the previous one ran dry it would be the Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy. But if I have to find it each time then it certainly won't be around forever. So put me down as a another vote for Redbreast 12 CS.

WhiskeyPhoenix said...

Four Roses Single Barrel

mgordo2 said...

Clynelish 14 anyone?

Kevin said...

John J Bowman Single Barrel

Gary A. Turner said...

Considering availability, I'd have to say cask strength FRSB. I'll take whatever recipe I can get my hands on when running low!

Anonymous said...

Either the stock FR Single Barrel (OBSV-recipe) or a choice OBSK-recipe Rutledge picked barrel.

Funky Tape said...

Old Forester Sig 100

Mark said...

Blanton's SFTB. Available often enough from somewhere in the UK.

jonnyd said...

Very Old Barton BIB

Anonymous said...

Springbank 10

tms_508 said...

assuming availability and quality remains static, I'd go with the EHT single barrel.

Henry Mowry said...

Woodford Reserve is always available. Thank goodness.

T Comp said...

Gun pointed at my head-Old Weller Antique.

Zach S said...

Oogy or Benromach 10.

Need something that's available, high quality for a low price, and transcends the region it's from.

David Rosazza said...

Hand's down four roses single barrel

Andrew G. said...

I'm thinking OGD 114. Readily available..

Anonymous said...

Mine would have to be The Glenlivet Archive 21 year old. Man, I love that stuff! I always try to have a bottle on hand, already.

If price became an issue down the road, I'm sure Blanton's would step up and do the job in admirable fashion.

Anonymous said...

Lagavulin 12

Arok said...

Four Roses Single Barrel for me.

Nick said...

Four Roses Single Barrel (Standard release/proof/recipe). Chosen because it's available, reasonably priced, consistently good, and offers some welcomed variation in flavor profile because it's single barrel.

Anonymous said...

Talisker 10y.

Anonymous said...

Four Roses Single Barrel. Not original, but if it was Booker's, I'd be hammered all the time.

Anonymous said...

Makers 46

monkeytronx said...
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Anonymous said...

WT101

two-bit cowboy said...

Kilchoman Machir Bay -- each year's release is unique, but it's been consistently great

Anonymous said...

glendronach 15 revival

Curt said...

Henry McKenna 10yr BIB

Lee Stang said...

Buffalo Trace. Would like William Larue Weller but can't find it.

Anonymous said...

Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

Mr. Upright said...

Dickel #12. I'm a simple man with simple tastes.

Anonymous said...

Four Roses Single Barrel - but given the popularity here, I might have to switch to High West Campfire to be sure to secure a source

mgordo2 said...

OK I've been giving this question additional thought. I'm changing my vote to the Redbreast 12 CS...but I may try to sneak in the Clynelish.

Anonymous said...

Another vote for Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

Nimrodrose said...

Talisker 18

Anonymous said...

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 3. Gallons of it.

JMF said...

Old Taylor "6" Yellow Label Bourbon... $12 a liter when you can find it, but tastes great.

BarrelChar said...
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BarrelChar said...

Laphroaig 10 year Cask Strength. It's slipped in quality since the first batches, but it's still completely distinctive and immediately identifiable: a peaty, nutty, phenolic bruiser that's an incredible value in today's market ($53+tax around here) and widely available. Even at $70, it's a steal.

Anonymous said...

No Mac 18 fans out there? Guess I'd have to go with Lag 16 for the long haul.

Anonymous said...

Robert says->As the only one I've really enjoyed for over thirty years, Glenmorangie Original (10). I enjoy others (ECBP, WTRB, Lag 12/16, Corry, etc.) more HTH, but Glenmorangie is more of a daily sipper and really hasn't changed much over time. Just edged WT101.