Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

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Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby JAORobot » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:57 pm

I have never tried any J&B..

but in a liquor store recently, they had 50ml bottles of J&B JET, which I had never seen anywhere in Chicagoland before.. so I picked up a 50ml bottle for 2.99 to try eventually..

they also had 1, VERY dusty box for J&B Ultima.. at $149.99.. i guess this stuff was cancelled it 2001, so it has been sitting there for a good 4 years... apparently it was a special limited ediiton of J&B, anyone ever try it?
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Unread postby JAORobot » Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:23 am

anyone?

bueller?
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Unread postby Mike » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:02 am

I have never tried J&B. Among the blends, I have tried and like: Johnny Walker (I prefer the Black), Famous Grouse, and Chevis Regal. Still prefer the single malts to the blends, they seem richer to me, with more character.
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby ChewyLeatherTobacco » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:30 pm

I see JB in all the 70 and 80s movies i like. Eg Caddyshark. I have never tried.
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Unread postby Roscoe » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:52 am

In the first 'Thin Man' movie with William Powell and Myrna Loy the is a bedroom scene with a bottle of Pinch. Pinch is still around and not a bad scotch for a blend. 15yrs old

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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby Herbertdcjr » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:43 pm

If you are interested in a few bottles I have four. They are J&B jet. One is in a gift box with a gift.
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby PaulO » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:19 pm

I had a bottle from the late 70s gifted to me. It was pretty decent for a blend.
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby nortski » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:53 pm

I must admit that I have not heard of this blend :cry:
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby rayor » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:26 am

nortski wrote:I must admit that I have not heard of this blend :cry:


+1

how is it? is here anybody who can make a review of it?
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby JPBoston » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:38 pm

J&B is also featured prominently in The Thing ('82)!

I recently tried 50ml samplers of Chivas Regal, Dewars white label, and J&B, to see if there was a 'cheap-o' scotch I liked. I preferred J&B to the others, though Dewars is VERY similar, maybe slightly less sweet. I found the Chivas Regal to be pretty nasty.

I just bought a 1.75L of J&B for $23.99, and it enjoy it quite a bit.... so soft, sweet and mellow. A nice change of pace from my usual bourbon drinks.

It seems to get a lot of negative reviews online though, so maybe I'm just weird. But I find it quite enjoyable, especially given its price. Very nice to sip neat. I plan to try Johnnie Walker Red or Black once my J&B runs out. :)
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby ebo » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:44 pm

JPBoston wrote:J&B is also featured prominently in The Thing ('82)!

I recently tried 50ml samplers of Chivas Regal, Dewars white label, and J&B, to see if there was a 'cheap-o' scotch I liked. I preferred J&B to the others, though Dewars is VERY similar, maybe slightly less sweet. I found the Chivas Regal to be pretty nasty.

I just bought a 1.75L of J&B for $23.99, and it enjoy it quite a bit.... so soft, sweet and mellow. A nice change of pace from my usual bourbon drinks.

It seems to get a lot of negative reviews online though, so maybe I'm just weird. But I find it quite enjoyable, especially given its price. Very nice to sip neat. I plan to try Johnnie Walker Red or Black once my J&B runs out. :)

Don't waste your time or money on JW Red... it's just plain awful. The Black is a very decent blend that drinks easy. Of course, this is just my opinion. :wink:
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby gillmang » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:32 am

I also have found recent samples of Chivas disappointing. This was a classic brand back in the day, but could it have tasted like that in the 1960's, say? Seems hard to believe, unless the bar has changed that much (quality of whisky in general and what people expect)...

Dewar's is pretty good, so is Ballantine, I'll have to try J&B again, I haven't for many years. Cutty Sark actually is excellent, it's light-bodied but has a good natural scotch whisky taste. Very nice product. I've never really been a fan of the Johnnie Walker products except for the Gold, not sure why. They have a house taste I think I don't cotton to, but the Gold is excellent.

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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby JPBoston » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:32 pm

ebo wrote:
JPBoston wrote:J&B is also featured prominently in The Thing ('82)!

I recently tried 50ml samplers of Chivas Regal, Dewars white label, and J&B, to see if there was a 'cheap-o' scotch I liked. I preferred J&B to the others, though Dewars is VERY similar, maybe slightly less sweet. I found the Chivas Regal to be pretty nasty.

I just bought a 1.75L of J&B for $23.99, and it enjoy it quite a bit.... so soft, sweet and mellow. A nice change of pace from my usual bourbon drinks.

It seems to get a lot of negative reviews online though, so maybe I'm just weird. But I find it quite enjoyable, especially given its price. Very nice to sip neat. I plan to try Johnnie Walker Red or Black once my J&B runs out. :)

Don't waste your time or money on JW Red... it's just plain awful. The Black is a very decent blend that drinks easy. Of course, this is just my opinion. :wink:


Thanks for the heads-up --- I think I may try sample sizes of each to test 'em out beforehand. :)
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby JPBoston » Wed May 02, 2012 4:04 pm

Hey Ebo --

I took your advice and ordered a JW:B last time I was out with my wife... very tasty stuff, good call! Haven't tried the red label yet, but I'll try a sample size at some point just to see the difference.
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Re: Anyone a fan of J&B? Also.. J&B JET and Ultima

Unread postby ebo » Thu May 03, 2012 6:54 pm

JPBoston wrote:Hey Ebo --

I took your advice and ordered a JW:B last time I was out with my wife... very tasty stuff, good call! Haven't tried the red label yet, but I'll try a sample size at some point just to see the difference.

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