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Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 1:25 pm    Post subject: Whiskey with Honey  Reply with quote    

Don't know if this is the right forum for this query. But

Recently when we were in Colorado we visited a store that sells local honey products. They are distilling whiskey that after production is blended with honey.

Turns out commercial vendors such as Jim Beam are making / selling honey whiskeys.

Any thoughts / comments / observations? Have you sampled any honey whiskeys?

Curious minds want to know.

Slim



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds like a pre-packaged version of a time honored sore throat remedy, minus the squeeze of lemon.

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not I. Water is as much as I'm prepared to add to whisk(e)y.

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

These are not what we over here call sippin' whiskeys. Or whisky.

USA definitions: Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the U.S.A, generally Kentucky. Scotch is made mostly from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn.

Nor are these whiskey + honey intended as a hot toddy cold remedy. They have a rye or bourbon base to which the honey is added. They would be used as a base for cocktails.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My father would have spluttered into his single malt whisky at that, but I suppose each to his own. An interesting concept I suppose.

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm beginning to be sorry I even asked. Perhaps I'm not truly Downsizer membership material.

Midlandsman



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Canary Islands major in Honey Rum. It's nice, but very sweet.

MM

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 17 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady wrote:
I'm beginning to be sorry I even asked. Perhaps I'm not truly Downsizer membership material.


I don't think I understand Jam Lady.

What were you hoping to get that you haven't gotten?

In general I think that packaged, pre-mixed drinks are sort of a new phenomenon in the U.S. though more common in the UK and NZ and Aus.

I know of a gluten intolerant person that loves being able to buy a pre-mixed vodka drink that is about the same size as a beer, so that she doesn't feel like she stands out as she previously had when she would break open a handle of liquor at a casual backyard barbecue type affair, despite not attempting to consume more alcohol than those around her.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not at all Jam Lady, it is just that to some people Scotch is regarded as sacrosanct. My father had two bottles in the house; a good whisky for those that drank whisky straight, and a blended one for those that drank it with ice, water etc.

Some people do like cocktails, and your honey whisky would be ideal for them, but not for an ordinary drink in the UK. One of those idiosyncrasies that divide our nations I am afraid.

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wouldn't add anything to my Talisker.... (I buy one bottle on the first cold miserable day of the fall for sipping through the winter and try to get it to last until the first hot spring day when I buy a bottle of Hendrick's gin for G&Ts)

I guess that's why it reminded me of the old cold/cough remedy with whiskey, honey, and lemon.

I imagine that you can get pre-mixed old fashioneds out there, but I've never really wanted an old fashioned anyway.

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 17 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was hoping for positive suggestions and additional information. But I managed without.

Honey House Distillery

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 17 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting link Jam Lady. I have never been quite sure how they dilute the distillate again. We used to brew beer in our village, and saw round the brewery, but have never been anywhere where they distill, so haven't been able to ask the relevant questions. I know how the distillation and cutting process work, as that is pure chemistry, and have done that to obtain certain products in practical chemistry, but not sure about the rest of the process.

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