Any bourbon/scotch drinkers?

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by Tiredricefarmer, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I would like to be able to say this is great, that is good, this is my favorite... but it all tastes the same to me. Whiskey, bourbon, scotch it all burns going down and has a similar taste. I just dont have that refined taste bud to taste and tell them apart.
     
  2. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    Try adding ice or water, some bartenders recommend doing that, saying it causes a chemical reaction that releases enzymes for a better flavor. Personally I think it’s best neat and sipping it just a little more than wetting your lips. The problem for me is that sipping it neat is hell on my acid reflux so I add ice.
     
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  3. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Knob Creek SiB Reserve.
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  4. Glondus

    Glondus Well-Known Member

    i like maker's mark and have a bottle of bulleit rye.
     
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Just need to drink it neat earlier in the day ..... maybe?

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  6. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    My wedding anniversary is Monday (35 Years) and friends that know I like Bourbon dropped this off for me. Nice smooth pour. Nice Spicy Oak and Vanilla. I'd buy it !
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  7. bamabubba

    bamabubba Member

    Four Roses Select Barrel Proof!!!

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  8. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    Picked up a bottle of Old Tub. Made by Jim Beam, 100 proof, unfiltered, not bad for $20! Would buy again. ;)
     
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  9. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

  10. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

    Obviously not a bourbon but a fine scotch selection. Islay, so lots of smoke. One of my favorites.
     
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  11. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Yeah, this thread is a mix anyway. I'm more a bourbon guy. 1st time I had this I described it as dumping an ashtray into some water and stirring. It somehow grew on me the 2nd time I had it and just a nice heavy smokiness. Thanks
     
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  12. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

    Ashtray into water and stirring. Nice! I took a bottle of this on a fly fishing trip with a bunch of guys and it grew on them. Cigars were part of our evenings which is perfect, but added to the initial reaction.
     
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  13. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Enjoyable by the open fire in Winter time. Personally I prefer Highland and Spey side Whisky. Also the Japanese are tremendously good.


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  14. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    Yeah, I can almost taste the iodine and seaweed in it. Complex flavors to savor.
     
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  15. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    You got me thinking so I decided to change the title. All whiskey drinkers welcome!
     
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  16. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Sounds like a plan :happy088:
     
  17. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I like my bourbon cold.
    Not with ice mind you.
    Not watered-down.
    Put the bottle and the glass in the freezer.
    The next night, pour yourself a shot and enjoy.
    I like a martini cold too.
    Not watered-down.
    Put the gin and your glass in the freezer, the vermouth in the fridge.
    The next night, mix in the glass, add an olive, enjoy.

    tp
     
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  18. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Freezer-cold Maker's Mark or Cathead Old Soul Bourbon for when I want to enjoy a shot or two, which is rarely. :love055:

    Fireball and Coke for when I want to get stupid, which is also rarely. :scared011:

    Just not much of an alcohol drinker here. But it happens - especially when I get into my "craving a Bloody Mary" moods - made with Cathead Vodka.
     
  19. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

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    This is a new one for me. Really good $25-35 range…..you’re welcome! ;)
     
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  20. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Some Woodford Reserve neat tonight enjoying the cool evening on the porch IMG_03092021_205438_(750_x_1000_pixel).jpg
     

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