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Old 01-08-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Although you recommended some fine whisky, the thread is about Bourbon whiskey.

I think we can open the door to some other varieties.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Wild Turkey here. Straight up and neat. Just the way it comes out of the bottle. I have been known to skip the ritual of pouring it into a glass a time or two. LOL It is also good in a highball with 7-up or in a hot toddy mixed with hot water and honey (but you don't want to heat up the water more than 170 degrees, or it will boil out the alcohol.)

20yrsinBranson

Glad you brought up Wild Turkey - What an old standby. There is something about rye that just begs to be sipped neat.

Goes great with ginger ale - (if you mix)
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Ok I've got a Makers mark glass not knowing that my Dad and brother had been in the hotel in kentucky where it all happened.!! The secret passage ways and tunnels for the escape. Grand Hotel with lots of history, brother said the Makers Mark was great.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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My apologies. Since the thread header says "whiskey and bourbon", I thought others were welcome.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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Woodford Reserve, with a couple ice cubes. Wait a couple minutes to let it cool and mellow...enjoy. I think it is the smoothest out there. I've tried many if not most of the KY bourbons and TN whiskeys, including some of the most expensive names, like Blanton's, Booker's, Elijiah Craig 18yr... I like Maker's Mark but it has a bite that Woodford doesn't; however, I think the flavor is great. A couple other lesser knowns that I've enjoyed are Russell's Reserve and 1792, both are excellent but not easy to find. For great mixing bourbon and a good sipping bourbon, I don't think Old Forester can be beat for the price.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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You might want to try editing the thread title then. Lots of scotch and irish whisky lovers can be snobs and might not even come into this thread. Then again you might not want them in here anyways.
I really enjoy Irish whiskey but do not care for that earthy flavor of Scotch that is added by the peat. A lot of people swear Scotch, but I'll take a Kentucky bourbon or an Irish whiskey anyday. Or maybe it is because I'm a Kentuckian with Irish heritage.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Jim Beam Black and Buffalo Trace are my current stand-by drinks. I drank a good amount of Buffalo last night, and yes I mix it with Coke Zero. (As I was raised in the south on Coors Light, I drink very fast. Once it hits your lips....)

I used to drink Knob Creek and the Booker's/Baker's/Basil Haydens, and Woodford, but when I tried Beam Black, I really fell in love with it. The Buffalo Trace has flavors that remind me a bit of a Hefeweissen beer, actually.

Isn't that Stag Beam aged LESS than regular Beam?

My younger brother is a Maker's Mark guy, and I used to drink that as well. My older brother is a Crown fanatic. I cannot stand Crown, it's so proud of itself.

When I was a kid my parents would have company over and make weak hi-balls in frosted glasses with Canadian Club/Mist. That light flavor, and the thought of those glasses brings back a lot of happy memories.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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My first taste of hooch was probably when I was 17.

Jameson with one ice cube. One of my cousins dropped a little shaving of ginger in there.

I will never forget that. My brother drank enough to glaze himself, then threw up off the balcony.

What a great night.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Whiskey, with an "e" connotates American.
Not according to the label on the bottle of Knappogue Castle Irish Single Malt Whiskey, Product of Ireland sitting here in front of me.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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not according to the label on the bottle of knappogue castle irish single malt whiskey, product of ireland sitting here in front of me.

ohhhhh snap
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