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Happy Bourbon Day!

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Scarpetta, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Scarpetta

    Scarpetta Member

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    I've been a Jim Beam (Black or White) drinker most of my life, and then I got old and 'rich' and realised if I can't drink it straight I shouldn't be drinking it at all. It's pretty terrible by itself

    I've since tried Makers Mark, and Blantons (private and special reserve), and let's be honest, they're not that great to drink straight either.

    So in light of (Inter)National Bourbon Day what's your favourite Bourbon, and how do you drink it?
     
  2. miicah

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    Makers Mark is the only one I'll drink straight.
     
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  3. PsychoSmiley

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    Makers Mark or Knob Creek straight.
     
  4. Mynamewastaken

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    Elijah Craig is very tasty straight.

    Makers Mark I find a bit rough. Makers 46 is nice though.
     
  5. SpicEwEazle

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    that's just off the top of my head, there are so many bourbons these days
     
  6. Smegenstein

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    Buffalo Trace is a great affordable option (under 60, great neat).

    The same distillery is also responsible for things such as Eagle Rare, George T Stagg - and they also have a partnership with the Van Winkle family to help with some of their releases. (I specifically mention these as they are ones i have tried, and they were all awesome).

    Also for what it's worth, Jim Beam white label is not high enough alcohol content (37, Bourbon legally gotta be at least 40) in the bottle to be considered bourbon outside of aus.

    EDIT: The old man is not a huge Bourbon fan, more a scotch guy, but he LOVED the Basil Hayden's
     
  7. Uncle Fester

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    I second the Basil Haydens, lovely sippin' whiskey
    Booker Noe's from Jim Beam is a bit more pricey, but nomnom as well

    :thumbup:
     
  8. hawpinghaxbag

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    Jim Beam small batch with tawny (neat only)
    Knob Creek

    Neat or with coke. cant stand it with water or on ice
     
  9. ~Spyne~

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    Bulleit 95 Rye
    Eagle Rare 10yo
    Russel's Reserve
    James E Pepper 1776
     
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    Scarpetta

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    Old Fashioned - Sugar cube or syrup?
     
  11. Smegenstein

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    Cube... How else do you soak it in the bitters ;)
     
  12. Mynamewastaken

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    Ever been to Cobbler in West End Scarpetta?

    They make a top notch Old Fashioned, with your pick of one their 400 odd whiskey's on hand. Use an ice cube the size of your fist.
     
  13. Heatpipe

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    Home made bourbon aged on american oak for at least 12 months.
     
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    Scarpetta

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    I've been, but never had an old fashioned there. I might have to go back :thumbup:
     
  15. hawpinghaxbag

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    Alright after being an alcoholic for a good year since this post the only one that remains from that list is Bookers, it punches you in the mouth (alcohol heat) but its pretty bloody good afterwards
    Michters US 1 Bourbon is good (better than eagle rare imo) but expensive
    WT Rare Breed is a great all rounder and probably the best value barrel proof
     

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