Got a bottle for my bday. How should I drink this whiskey?
Pour it on some ice and get busy.
Quite possibly the best response for such a question. +1 to you sir.
Also "send the poison brain, down the drain, to put bad thoughts in my head..."
Anything above Green is neat. Anything below, rocks.
+1 for Elliott
+1 for knowing how to drink Scotch.
on the rocks is the way to go.
"I love scotch, scotchy, scotch, scotch."
Here it goes, down into my belly...
You know this site is awesome when even Jesus hangs out on the message board. Drink up and Go Blue!
I'm a fan of a little coke for color and sweetness with the red label. Once you get to green or the more expensive ones I definitely prefer it on the rocks. With the gold I think soda kills some of the cinnamon flavors, and with the blue I can't justify drinking it with anything else for that ungodly price.
I'm having some myself on this fine xmas morning! Cheers friend!
I take my single malt with just a little ice, but I wouldn't be above putting a very generous portion of JW Red in my eggnog. I keep a small bottle of blended —not as good as your JW Red, I admit—for that purpose. Merry Christmas however you roll.
JW red with some coke. I prefer single malt scotch, but if im going to drink blended scotch give me chivas. Red is the cheapest/worst johnny walker, though not bad straight, or with a little water/ice, no faux pas served with some soda(pop).
JW Red is made for mixing so I suggest adding ginger ale. This combination helped me deal with some rough football Saturdays this season.
Agree with the ginger ale..works wonderfully with red. on ice of course.
thank whoever was thoughtful enough to give it to you. jwr is good stuff. i got a bottle of elijiah craig and tore into it on xmas eve. merry xmas everyone.
EC is an awesome Bourbon.
rocks and ginger beer.
I Acqired a bottle of Crown Royal..it will most likely be delivered in a shot glass, straight.
Ah nothing like a little Crown to get you through those Michigan winters...
I think what I posted was kind of rude, so I've deleted it.
All at once.
I just got some Jim Beam Red Stag at a liquor exchange party. It apparently has a cherry flavor to it but I don't taste it at all. Not bad.
I drink all my beam with Diet Coke. It's the only reason there is Diet Coke at my place. I don't touch diet soda otherwise. It really helps kill some of the harshness of Beam I think.
JW red and black is too rough to drink on the rocks for me. Only JW green and up I'll drink on the rocks. Mix red or black with water to dilute the harsh taste.
They couldn't even step it up to black? You can't expect blue, but come on.
what can i say? i dont think my sister knows much about scotch whiskey. she swears by JD and coke, and thats all she ever drinks. anything different is foreign to her.
It's sort of a dick move to prove your own refined palate by shitting on a gift someone was nice enough to give him. Are you going to sit here and expound on the virtues of McCallan now? JW Red isn't the same thing.
To the OP - I'd suggest using it as a mixer in your favorite drink you'd put whiskey in - JW itself says that the Red label is pretty much made for mixing. For me, it's a bit too ragged for drinking neat or on the rocks.
Give me some Black Label, and I'll drink it neat. Red Label goes in coke and or in a shot glass to just get the job done. Next time go with J&B for the same price.
i got wild turkey from my wife's parent's neighbors as a healthy reminder of last year when her dad and i finished a bottle after thanksgiving dinner. you know, that night when he ended up puking and passing out on the bathroom floor while i folded laundry to make sure my wife didn't yell at me? every time someone mentions that night all he says is "was that the night where the next day you were hungover and i felt fine?" and i wanna jack him in his face for being such a smart ass. my father in law kinda kicks ass.