Let's Talk Bourbon

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    Let's Talk Bourbon

    Became my drink of choice back in 2005 when my Mother in Law was living with us.

    Started with this and now sample different makers to see the difference.

    Still like this very much...goes great in Diet Coke. Its also very good for bourbon sauce.



    Want to try this.....but it's $80 smackers a bottle......


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    I've been partial to Maker's Mark lately.
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    Has anyone tried Basil Hayden's? I have recently and it might be my favorite bourbon now.


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    If you're mixing your bourbon with coke, diet coke or anything else, you're doing it wrong.
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    I personally don't, but know others that do. For me, just some ice and a splash of water.

    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    If you're mixing your bourbon with coke, diet coke or anything else, you're doing it wrong.

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    Originally Posted by SiggyPoke View Post
    Has anyone tried Basil Hayden's? I have recently and it might be my favorite bourbon now.

    You just gave me a bourboner.
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    Let's Talk Bourbon

    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    If you're mixing your bourbon with coke, diet coke or anything else, you're doing it wrong.
    Opps.

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    Makers with a splash of water over ice is just amazing!

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    Let's Talk Bourbon

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    Let's Talk Bourbon

    Booker's or Blanton's.
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    Basil, Booker's and Blanton's are all good. I also enjoy Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve and Four Roses.

    If you are going to use ice, I recommend one large cube, so it doesn't melt too quickly and water down the bourbon.
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    Originally Posted by DIB View Post
    If you are going to use ice, I recommend one large cube, so it doesn't melt too quickly and water down the bourbon.
    This.

    But really, I don't see the need for ice in bourbon. What's wrong with straight?
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    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    This.

    But really, I don't see the need for ice in bourbon. What's wrong with straight?
    Not a damn thing. I prefer my bourbon neat.

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    Let's Talk Bourbon

    I just don't like drinking things that aren't cold.

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    I got one of those round ice cube makers for my bourbon. Awesome! Now need to perfect the clear ice ball. I drink my Cognac neat.

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    I used to cannonball Weller's 107 while holding in my hit.

    Good times....
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    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    If you're mixing your bourbon with coke, diet coke or anything else, you're doing it wrong.
    Only the Wellers. Everything else is on ice.

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    Originally Posted by SiggyPoke View Post
    Has anyone tried Basil Hayden's? I have recently and it might be my favorite bourbon now.

    yes. it is peppery, say on a scale from 1-10, 7.5. Good Aroma.

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    Originally Posted by SneakerHead View Post
    Booker's or Blanton's.
    Blanton's, Bookers, Woodford, .....

    I probably won't buy Basil again for me.

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    I think Maker's is a sound choice for the cabinet.

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    Anybody tried this Jim Beam "Devil's Cut" I keep seeing commercials for?

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    Let's Talk Bourbon

    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Anybody tried this Jim Beam "Devil's Cut" I keep seeing commercials for?
    My philosophy is if they make a commercial for it then its not worth the money.
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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Anybody tried this Jim Beam "Devil's Cut" I keep seeing commercials for?
    I'm curious about it too.

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    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    If you're mixing your bourbon with coke, diet coke or anything else, you're doing it wrong.
    Yup. Mt Dew or nothing.

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    Originally Posted by Tug Medick View Post
    Yup. Mt Dew or nothing.
    Used to know a guy that mixed his with milk. He said it helped his ulcer. I guess no bourbon wasn't an option by that point.
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    Bookers and Blantons

    Basil Hayden and Bakers are pretty damn sweet, so I have to be in the mood for that.

    Better still are some Rye Whiskeys/Bourbons.

    If any of you cats are in or if you visit Houston anytime soon you *HAVE* to go to Anvil Bar & Refuge. They have some bourbons and scotches that will blow you out of the water...and if you want, they'll make you some ridiculous ****tails w/ your favorite bourbons. Those bartenders are ridiculous. (It's the kind of place that if you walk in and ask for a Jack and Coke, they'll laugh and tell you no.)
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    Originally Posted by Teo9969 View Post
    Bookers and Blantons

    Basil Hayden and Bakers are pretty damn sweet, so I have to be in the mood for that.

    Better still are some Rye Whiskeys/Bourbons.

    If any of you cats are in or if you visit Houston anytime soon you *HAVE* to go to Anvil Bar & Refuge. They have some bourbons and scotches that will blow you out of the water...and if you want, they'll make you some ridiculous ****tails w/ your favorite bourbons. Those bartenders are ridiculous. (It's the kind of place that if you walk in and ask for a Jack and Coke, they'll laugh and tell you no.)
    I have a friend going down there this weekend. I'll tell them to check it out.

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    Originally Posted by Julz View Post
    I have a friend going down there this weekend. I'll tell them to check it out.
    Tell them that if they gets a chance, to go at a slower time. I'm sure the Friday and Saturday night are a little hectic in there because they're crafting ****tails and there are sure to be people who expect to get a rum and diet in less than 5 minutes.

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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    My philosophy is if they make a commercial for it then its not worth the money.
    I used to think this, but there are commercials for Mo√ęt, etc. nowadays.

    I tried Kraken rum (long before their ad campaign...I wish the rest of the country had Spec's liquor) and I really liked it for a dark/****ed.
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    Basil is almost a little *too* smooth for my tastes. It's more of a straight shot/sipper. I like manhattans, so I often prefer a little oomph in my bourbon for those.

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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    Basil is almost a little *too* smooth for my tastes. It's more of a straight shot/sipper. I like manhattans, so I often prefer a little oomph in my bourbon for those.
    ****. Drink an Old Fashioned like a man.

    Sweet Vermouth...You sick sunuva****! Bitters are where it's at.

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    Originally Posted by Teo9969 View Post
    ****. Drink an Old Fashioned like a man.

    Sweet Vermouth...You sick sunuva****! Bitters are where it's at.
    A Manhattan has bitters in it.

    Enjoy your sugar water, at least vermouth has alcohol!

    Although, they do both have **** ass cherries in them.

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    Small batch fan too. I like Knob Creek, neat. And Jefferson's Reserve but it's really hard to find around here

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    Originally Posted by DIB View Post
    A Manhattan has bitters in it.

    Enjoy your sugar water, at least vermouth has alcohol!

    Although, they do both have **** ass cherries in them.
    As long as you don't drink it up you can still call yourself a man.

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    I like it that this thread is in the food forum. Bourbon as food fits with this group.

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    Originally Posted by DIB View Post
    A Manhattan has bitters in it.

    Enjoy your sugar water, at least vermouth has alcohol!

    Although, they do both have **** ass cherries in them.
    Damnit, I forget that bitters are in a Manhattan. But it's cherry juice, not just cherries in a Manhattan, so at the end of the day, they're quite a bit sweeter than Old Fashioneds

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    Originally Posted by Teo9969 View Post
    Damnit, I forget that bitters are in a Manhattan. But it's cherry juice, not just cherries in a Manhattan, so at the end of the day, they're quite a bit sweeter than Old Fashioneds
    I actually make Dry Manhattans.
    Substitute dry vermouth for sweet
    Substitute an extra dash of bitters and twist of lemon for cherry juice and cherry

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    I use sweet vermouth, but just a splash. Probably about a 4 or 5:1 ratio of bourbon to bermouth. Angostura bitters, but sometimes I'll dash in a little orange bitters just for the smell, and usually about two tablespoons (not the measurement, but an actual spoon you'd eat with) of cherry juice. Sometimes I leave the fruit out, but usually put the juice in. When you have a really bourbonny bourbon, it kicks through the vermouth and cherry juice just perfectly.

    if it's basil I'm drinking, might as well slug it from the bottle, it's so smooth.

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    Besides, there are hundreds of years of development of different ****tails. If you ONLY drink bourbon straight- that doesn't make you manly. You're an idiot that sacrifices many different pleasures based on your own meaningless self-perception. Drink what you like while respecting your liquor. (I have several single malts at home that only get one ice cube and never anything more {unless you're talking some cask strength shit, then it gets plenty of water because it should}.)

    I'm not saying go out there and drink a flirtini. But who gives a shit? There's nothing pussier than worrying about how manly other men think you are.
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    Lol...I'm just trolling

    I'm the guy who will take a good German Riesling over good Napa Cab 80% of the time.
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    Originally Posted by Teo9969 View Post
    Lol...I'm just trolling

    I'm the guy who will take a good German Riesling over good Napa Cab 80% of the time.
    My wife got me started on white wines lately. We're really stretching our legs on "**** fuel" (pinot grigio). I'm sure it's neither manly nor aficionado stuff, but we like it.

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    Red wine and coffee are two things that I don't like--and doubt I ever will.

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    If you only have cheapish bourbon, mix it with 7up. It has a nice caramelly cream soda effect.
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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    My wife got me started on white wines lately. We're really stretching our legs on "**** fuel" (pinot grigio). I'm sure it's neither manly nor aficionado stuff, but we like it.
    I can stomach white wines if I hafta, but they're just too sweet for my taste. My all time favorite wine is merlot.

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    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    I can stomach white wines if I hafta, but they're just too sweet for my taste. My all time favorite wine is merlot.
    Pinot grigio isn't really sweet, so you might be able to get down with it. The best ones are crisp and acidic, IMO. Three Pears and A to Z make really drinkable ones.

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    How about a bourbon thread?

    I didn't see another thread on the topic. If there is, feel free to merge.

    I usually keep Eagle Rare in the house butI've recently been exploring different makes. I admit I'm still a bit of a newb but am trying to learn more and would one day like to make my own little batch.

    I've had Makers Mark and basically only use it to mix because it's too sweet and bland. I still have a cheap bottle of Evan Williams that will be used should I ever need to get drunk and perform surgery on myself.

    I just bot a bottle of Garrison Brothers and it's by far the best I've ever had. I'm drinking it too fast for how much I spent and how little I make but it's just too good.

    All that said, what say you folks?

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    Bulleit is pretty good, especially Bulleit Rye. Bulleit 10 year is deliciously smooth, but overpriced a bit.

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    I've had Bulleit Rye but not their bourbon. That needs to change.

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    There's some decent stuff in this thread.

    http://www.landthieves.com/board/sho...hlight=bourbon

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    I always drank mine with a couple of ice cubes. I discovered Weller's Reserve 107 and then there was always Knob Creek. Those two worked for me. no need to get all LT about your bourbon.

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