MacGregor's Whiskey

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  1. wwkirk

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    I didn't want to derail the Bourbon thread, so I started a new one.
    Does anyone have an opinion about this?
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  2. Standingstones

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    A very basic, low ABV whisky in which a celebrity slapped his name on. Most likely it comes from the Bushmill distillery.
     
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  3. Kchoo

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    Dunno... I perused the net, and it seems to fail to impress the majority.

    Arguments found are that it is not even true Irish, but Scottish style grain spirit, from Middleton.

    Apparently it is a fine mixer for light drinks, but it Seems people prefer Jameson over this, for less money, for both mixing and drinking straight.
     
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  4. Standingstones

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    The press release stated the whisky came from the oldest distillery located in Ireland. That would be Bushmills. Either way, your money would be better spent on something with higher alcohol content in it. There are too many other choices to settle in on this.
     
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  5. wwkirk

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    Despite a number of bad reviews, it's selling very well because it carries MacGregor's name.
     
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  6. Kchoo

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    Tried this when daughter brought a bottle over last week. Smooth, Vanilla, easy drinking. I liked it.
     
  7. wwkirk

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    Does this mean you're revising your previous opinion?
     
  8. Kchoo

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    First time I tried I liked it.
    No revision... something made the last post disappear. So if it seems like dejavu... it is.
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    It was more than just something...

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  10. Standingstones

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    This seems to be the age for celebrities slapping their names in bourbon/whisky. Bob Dylan, Metallica, Matthew McConaughey and others are jumping on the bandwagon. They choose some spirits made by a distillery and make it sound like they did all the heavy lifting.

    In fact, craft whiskies are coming from MGP (Midwest Grain Products). They are based in Indiana. If you check your bottle and see that state you know that bourbon company didn’t make it themselves but outsourced it from MGP and then slapped a label on the bottle.
     
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  11. wwkirk

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    Recent review. It's negative.
     
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