Drunken Whiskey Review: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

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I’ll never forget the first time I had Old Overholt. I originally bought it because it was cheap, rye, and had a weird picture of George Washington (I think?) on the label.  Little did I know that this whiskey is the dark horse of all dark horses.  Absolutely do not be fooled by the $20/liter price tag, because this shit is absolutely legit. Through the years it sticks with you, as I’m finding that it’s carried by more and more packies, it’s a great go-to for parties and more.

 

 How To Drink It

This is an extremely balanced whiskey, meaning it’s good in almost any setting, but I think it really is best for cocktails. Old fashioneds, whiskey sours, manhattans, etc. This whiskey does’t just hold its weight in cocktails, it really amplifies the flavor while still giving you that bite you want out of a rye. Drinking it full strength tastes like a mixed drink itself because there are so many flavors going on, but taking a shot of this may burn your throat off/send you into a Patriotic American coma.

 

Flavor

You gotta love the flavor of this whiskey, even without considering the price. It goes down nice and smooth but lets you know it’s a pure American Rye with every sip. It is not at all harsh, but it’s also not a pussy rye drink (looking at you, JP). There’s a hint of corn that comes with the aftertaste, but all in all it makes you feel like George Washington drinking freedom. I know I just said that it’s best for cocktails, but this shit stands on its own when you drink it straight up or on the rocks.

 

First Words: Spice. City.

Overall Old Overholt is officially my go-to rye whiskey when I can find it in the store. It’s cheap, mixes great, and tastes perfect full strength or over ice. And to top it all off, you get a liter of it so it will last you that much longer (or get you that much more fucked up).

Wrap Up

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5 Whiskies That Won’t Burn Your Wallet or Your Tastebuds

Are you poor as shit and need to get drunk? Willing to sell yourself outside a packie to get a decent whiskey? Well I got good news for you my friends! Put your whoring outfit away because I did you a solid and put together a list of five whiskies that wonʼt burn your tastebuds or your wallet.

Benchmark 8 Bourbon – $11

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I gotta say this one on my favorites. This stuff is way too good to be this cheap. Itʼs made in the same distillery as buffalo trace, and its top notch stuff. They use a lot more rye than most bourbons so it has a lot more spiciness and flavor. If youʼre gona get one whiskey on this list Iʼd go with this bad boy.

Evan Williams Bourbon – $15

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 9.10.10 AMThis stuff tastes very similar to Jack Daniels, but itʼs half the price and tastes better. Itʼs got a smoother and more smokey flavor. If you like Jack and Cokes you have to try and Evan and Coke. The smokey flavor goes great and mixed drinks, and it also tastes great on the rocks

Canadian Mist – $10

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I feel a little weird putting a canadian whiskey on this list but I canʼt deny its value. This stuff is smooth and simple. It gets the job done, and its easy to put down. You can rip shots of this stuff all night and never feel the burn.

Old Grand Dad – $15

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This stuff is awesome. This is a high-rye bourbon like benchmark -so its loaded with spiciness and flavor. Old Grand Dad is made by Jim Beam, but it tastes better and costs less than good ol white label beam.

Old Crow- $9

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It doesnʼt get much cheaper than this. At nine bucks the crow is an absolute steal. This stuff has a sweet smell and taste. Itʼs smooth with just the right amount of burn. The sweet flavor of this whiskey makes it great in cocktails and on ice. Old Crow has some history too – Mark Twain, and Ulysses S Grant used to drink this stuff.

Drunken Whiskey Review: High West Double Rye

 

Intro

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fucktastic. But I have never tried a rye whiskey like High West Double Rye. I got it as a gift for my birthday and my tastebuds and liver were forever changed. High West Blends to completely different rye whiskies (one is only aged 2 years but with 95%rye and 5% barley – the other is aged 16 years with 53% rye and 37% corn) to give your mouth a blast of spicy sweetness

How to Drink it

I don’t think I’ve ever had a whiskey better for cocktails than High West Double Rye. Theres a lot of variety in spice in this whiskey so it can really go well in any mixed drink but the High West Distillery highly recommends Manhattans. This is whiskey is strong and bold enough to drink perfectly on the rocks as well. Taking shots of this bad larry might be a bit harsh, but fuck, I’d do it anyway.

Flavor

I was going to relate the variety and complexity of flavor in this rye to that “It’s a small world” ride at Disney World…but then I realized – fuck that. I hate that ride. I can’t understand what kind of shitbag would actually like it. It’s the same six words over, and over, and over again. And you go around real slow in some dinky boat and you see all these creepy dolls, of all different races, doing their little mechanical dances. You know they are just robots, but you swear you see one looking at you. It’s the mexican one. And he pulls out a knife and whispers “I’m gona cut you in your sleep ese”. No one else hears it but you. You try to tell your grandma, but she doesn’t listen because your just a little kid. But you saw what you saw and you dread the night paco sneaks up on you and fulfills his robotic promise.

Anyway, the mix of the two different rye whiskies is what gives High West Double Rye its unique flavor. You’re really getting two complete opposite worlds of flavor; With the 2 year 95% rye giving you the harsh extreme spicy flavor, and the 16 year 53% rye 37% corn giving you the smooth sweet flavor. The two ryes flank your tastebuds into spicy sweet surrender.

First words: NOO NOO NOO NOT THE MECHANICAL MEXICAN BOY ROBOT NOOOOO

Wrap UP

Despite triggering suppressed childhood memories,High West Double Rye is still the best rye I’ve had as of yet

 

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Drunken Whiskey Review: Canadian Club

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Everyone’s probably joined The Club (by drinking Canadian Club, ya hosers) at one point. It starts with seeing that you can get a liter of whiskey for the cost of about 2 hockey pucks. Next thing you know you’re hipchecking your poor guests into your fridge, saying things like “MAYBE NEXT TIME HOSER.” Listen we all know Canadian Club isn’t exactly the highest up on the wihskey totem pole/ goal post, but it certainly gets the job done for cheap.

How to Drink It:

This one’s kind of a no-brainer. You almost have to have the intention of taking shots before you join The Club. Goes down smooth, gets you drunk. Easy. However if you sip on it full-strength or on ice, you will probably be a little disappointed. I also can’t recommend the Club for mixed drinks. It’s probably fine if you’re doing a simple mixer like soda or whatever you crazy kids do, but in terms of real cocktails, use something else. Bottom line is if you need to get hosed quick, join the Club.

Flavor:

Tastes like a classic Canadian Whiskey. It has a slight taste of maple, again I dont know if they use maple barrels or if it’s Canadian mind games, but the taste is there. The Canadian Club does have a surprising amount of bite to it, it’s not a completely flat whiskey, but it also won’t knock you on your ass (Canadians are too polite for that anyway, eh).

first word: whaaaaatever.

Kind of a boring review. Kind of a boring whiskey. Again if you have like ten bucks and want to get right rip loaded (eh), it’s a good option.

 

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Some Psycho Built A Robot To Drink With and Its Creepy As Hell

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Robots freak me out plan and simple, there is honestly no need for robots, our parents, grandparents and so forth lived and survived without the help of robots and we should do the same. You’ve all seen the movies where everything is going well, robots make everyones life easier and all of a sudden they go berserk and kill everyone in their sights, why risk this? So we don’t need to do housework? So we don’t need to do certain jobs? And now so we don’t drink alone? That just seems insane to me that someone decided that drinking alone was so sad that it would be better for a robot to “drink” with you. Now the best part of drinking with someone is to chill with them, you don’t drink with someone to watch them drink when you do, you drink with someone to have a good time, maybe play some Chel, Halo, card games or whatever floats your boat. Now this robot just stores the alcohol in what looks like a mason jar, lights its cheeks up and giver you a thumbs up. How is that not creepy to anyone else? This dude built a robot to drink with because he didn’t have a friend or a girlfriend to drink with. If you think this makes drinking with it seem less lonely and you enjoy this than you are delusional and will be the reason us reasonable people become prey to the robots.

Old Guy Walks Into Wrong House, Refuses to Leave The Couch or Stop Drinking Whiskey

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — George Martin was having a nice evening last Thursday, sitting on the couch, watching TV and drinking whiskey. It probably would have been even better without those two kids trying to get him to leave their house.

According to the Spokane Sheriff’s Office, 15-year-old boy was playing with a friend outside his house in the 13400 block of East 12th Avenue around 5 p.m. when his friend went inside to see what time it was.

The teens were shocked to find a man, later identified as the 44-year-old Martin, sitting on the couch and drinking from a large bottle of whiskey, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Martin reportedly refused to leave the house, so the teens grabbed a knife and locked themselves in the basement before calling 911.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived to find Martin sitting on the couch and watching TV with a bottle of whiskey on the table next to him.

Martin reportedly thought he was at a Spokane address more than 10 miles away to meet someone named “Jeanie.” 

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Martin was confused how he got into the house, telling deputies, “Maybe I shimmied through that window” while pointing to a window that was sealed tight with duct tape. It appears he actually came in through the unlocked front door.

Martin was arrested for investigation of criminal trespassing.

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Someone get this guy a fucking trophy. Such an absolute head scratching, unbelievable power move here. Ever wander down the wrong aisle in a parking lot? That’s a lot like this situation that good old George Martin found himself in. Except instead of just pressing his alarm button on his keys and finding his “car,” George decided to just sit down, crack open a bottle of whiskey, and make an afternoon out of it. I wonder where that girl Jeannie was? Psht, probably at a house that she actually has the keys to, what a dumbass. I also absolutely love his response to the police questioning. “Hey George, how’d you get into this house that totally isn’t yours, by the way? Fuck, maybe I shimmied through that window, maybe I came down the chimney, maybe go fuck yourself.” George fucking Martin everybody, badass everywhere you look. Someone get me this guy’s info, I don’t want him to be our editor, I need it.

 

 

Drunken Whiskey Review: Irish Mist Irish Whiskey

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Nothing like good ol’ irish whiskey to get you in the mood for drinking. The Irish Mist brand is pretty famous as its first product (Irish Mist Honey Whiskey) is based on a recipe from ireland that was popular in the 1500’s and 1600’s until the damn brits invaded ireland and the recipe was lost. Desmond Williams found the old recipe in a manuscript and started producing irish mist honey. Irish Mist realized that only little bitches drank Honey Whiskey and they wanted to come out with a manly whiskey for those of us with testicles. Thus Irish Mist Triple Distilled Irish blended Whiskey was born.

How to Drink It

Like most irish whiskies, Irish Mist is smooth and easy to drink. Shots go down fine, and drinking it on the rocks or full stempf is best. Generally I don’t like to use irish whiskies often for mixed drinks, as they are too smooth and their flavor can easily get lost; However Irish Mist is one of them with a little bit more flavor and bite (in a good way) and can go decent in some mixed drinks.

Flavor

Irish Whiskies are lighter of flavor and bite, which makes them easier to drink, but the lack of character can sometimes be unsatisfying. Irish Mist has more flavor and bite than most Irish Whiskies out there. I’d say its more similar to a Jameson or Michael Collins. One of the better tasting Irish Whiskies I’ve had.

Wrap Up

Irish Mist is a great choice if you’re in the mood for Irish Whiskey. Its about the price of Jameson, and is in the same ballpark in terms of quality. After knowing the history of Irish Mist, its very difficult not to curse the British. So go find some Irish Mist, pour yourself a glass, and start posting nasty things about the British on social media.

shots    $25/ 750 mL

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Drunken Whiskey Review: Drumguish Scotch Whisky

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It’s about time we fire up the old Drunken Whiskey Review machine with another bargain scotch called Drumguish Scotch Whisky. You’ve definitely seen it on the bottom or second to bottom shelf of the packie, hanging out next to some of the weirder scotches that are sold for anywhere from $20- $40. Let me just say this, the 20-40 dollar range of scotch is a wild, wild fucking world. You have zero idea what you’re going to get. Some of them are awesome, and some are absolute garbage. Much more of a wide range than the other kinds of whiskies, too. With rye or bourbon, 20-40 dollars is guarenteed to get you a good whiskey. But with Scotch it could go either way. So which way does Drumguish Scotch fall on? Let’s find out.

How to Drink It

First of all, I have no damn idea how to actually pronounce this whiskey. I’m calling it “Drumbush” because I think that’s hilarious and I also kind of think it’s actually correct. We tried this whiskey full strempf, on the rocks, and in a shot (no mixed drinks for Scotch, that’s for the birds). The absolute best way to drink Drumguish is on the rocks, and it’s not even really that close. In fact, you should drink this whiskey along with a couple ice cold beers, because it really is the perfect companion. It’s like a pallete cleanser, just like that ginger shit you get with sushi. Those Asians definitely had it right with that shit. Have a couple beers, drink some Drum bush in between, and you’re golden.

 

Flavor

This is going to sound completely out of left field, but this whiskey actually kind of tastes like cereal. And not Lucky Charms or any good cereal, but it almost reminds me of unfrosted mini-wheats. Or Wheeties. Is there any difference between those cereals, by the way? What even are Wheeties? Do they actually give you athletic ability like I’m assuming they do? Anyway, this Scotch tastes exactly like those cereals, except it doesn’t suck. It’s not that great, but it doesn’t suck. And when you’re alone in a supermarket, completely overwhelmed, what do you do? You reach for a box of Wheeties because there’s an off chance that you become a super athlete or a super hero or something. So next time you’re in the packie and you’re either completely overwhelmed or completely wasted, just try this stuff and see what happens. You definitely won’t regret it, but you probably won’t be winning any gold medals, either.

Wrap Up

So Drumguish Scotch Whisky is definitely worthy of a try. I wouldn’t go ordering it in any bars anytime soon, and to be honest I probably won’t be buying it again anytime soon, but I definitely will keep it in mind. Like I said it’s a great whiskey for sipping in between beers when you’re trying to get drunk fast, but other than that it’s really nothing to write home about. So go ahead, give it a try, or don’t. I quite literally could not care less.

 

 

I Think Johnny Football Might Be a Genius

 

Take THAT, Cleveland. Listen the fact that the Browns and America in general has ever gotten on Johnny Football for being a human being is fucking unbelievable to me. Do they know that their team is in Cleveland? CLEVELAND! As in you NEED to be drunk just to stave off the whole suicide vibe of that entire city. He’s just trying to play out his contract, and the way for him or anyone else to survive in Cleveland is to be completely altered at all times. Sure, if he’s getting hammered on road games that’s one thing (depending on where- if you’re getting drunk before playing the Patriots that’s acceptable because it’s depressing knowing there’s zero percent chance you’re even going to be in the game), but at home? It’s Cleveland!

French Guy Dies After Taking 56 Shots of Booze

ebeae69698d8c3176c89188a97aaf911c08e01c05009843ace5d214c640ab5caThe victim, aged 57, had been out with friends at a bar in the centre of Clermont-Ferrand where he took part in a drinking competition where participants competed to see who could down the most shots.

The man was a clear winner after he took a total of 56 shots of vodka, rum and whisky in succession. But his victory came at a price.

As he headed home at around 2am with friends, he fell into a alcohol coma. He was taken to hospital but died the next day.

“Getting dead drunk used to be seen as degrading, now it’s seen as a positive thing,” Laurent Gerbaud, professor of public health at the Clermont Ferrand university hospital told France Info radio. “We are seeing a new type of competition emerge.”

Police are now investigating what responsibility the bartender has in the man’s death.

“The simple act of serving alcohol to a drunk person is an offence,” local prosecutor Laure Lehugeur told France Info. “After that you can take them to court for manslaughter, which today remains to be seen as the investigation is not over.”

The incident comes after France announced plans to combat binge drinking among young people earlier this month.

If the bill is passes, people who encourage minors to drink excessively could face a year behind bars and a €15,000 fine. And anyone who incites others to “drink until drunk” could face up to six months in prison as well as a fine into the thousands.

 

Dear God. Well this is a drinking competition just like you see in the movies. But I never thought it would have actually happened in real life in France of all places. They seem more like a “eat snails until you forfeit a war” type of people, but I digress. 56 fucking shots? Dude is an absolute legend of the game. What’s this lady saying with “the simple act of serving alcohol to a drunk person is an offence?” What? Yeah sure, serving shot number 13-56 is pretty fucking offensive, but if I’m already drunk and I’m asking for one more, believe me, I will not be offended if you pour it for me. That’s classic backwards French thinking right there. Anyway, there needs to be a shrine for this guy and we needed it yesterday. End of story.