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post #31 of 37
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On the rocks is good. The ice will melt and water it down, bringing out the taste/smell nuances.

And it lasts for a long time: 2 or 3 beers for others, depending. A nice trick for social drinking.
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by mrgoblueguy View Post
I was given a bottle of Makers Mark today an don't drink much bourbon. I usually sissy out and add a mixer. How should a beginner drink it? Neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water? Thanks guys!!!

You (and every other guy who asks this question) are being given bad advice. You go about learning to enjoy bourbon the same way you learn to enjoy beer; drink a bunch of the bad stuff until you quit caring that it's bad (this applies to every other major hard liquor that I know of with the exception of tequila [start with Espolon or Gran Centenario anejo]). Did you really enjoy the first 200 cans of Natty/Keystone/etc. that you had? Did you add them to sugar water? Nah- you drank the shit to look cool and get fucked up. You can worry about nuance when you aren't busy trying not to wretch up every sip you take of bourbon.

5ozs an evening of Wild Turkey, room temperature. The first 3ozs should be done shot style. Swish a bit if you wanna put some hair on your tongue, kill off your sense of taste, and murder your gag reflex (very marketable skill for after your SO drops your ass when she realizes that you frequent a men's clothing forum). The two shots should mellow the awfulness of sipping the last 2ounces. After a week of this, you won't notice the two shots anymore, but you won't be gagging while sipping either. Soon enough you'll enjoy it, and additionally won't care for Maker's Mark (Wild Turkey is the shit) anyway. This method has worked for thousands of teenagers everywhere, it can work for you.
post #33 of 37
The first drink I really got into was bourbon, and my first was Evan Williams. Cheap, reasonably drinkable, and decent quality to boot. I started drinking it straight, had to choke it back at first but after a little while you start enjoying it. Then you move on to something more interesting.


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Originally Posted by HgaleK View Post
You (and every other guy who asks this question) are being given bad advice. You go about learning to enjoy bourbon the same way you learn to enjoy beer; drink a bunch of the bad stuff until you quit caring that it's bad (this applies to every other major hard liquor that I know of with the exception of tequila [start with Espolon or Gran Centenario anejo]). Did you really enjoy the first 200 cans of Natty/Keystone/etc. that you had? Did you add them to sugar water? Nah- you drank the shit to look cool and get fucked up. You can worry about nuance when you aren't busy trying not to wretch up every sip you take of bourbon.

5ozs an evening of Wild Turkey, room temperature. The first 3ozs should be done shot style. Swish a bit if you wanna put some hair on your tongue, kill off your sense of taste, and murder your gag reflex (very marketable skill for after your SO drops your ass when she realizes that you frequent a men's clothing forum). The two shots should mellow the awfulness of sipping the last 2ounces. After a week of this, you won't notice the two shots anymore, but you won't be gagging while sipping either. Soon enough you'll enjoy it, and additionally won't care for Maker's Mark (Wild Turkey is the shit) anyway. This method has worked for thousands of teenagers everywhere, it can work for you.

Wild Turkey isn't exactly the Natty Ice of bourbons. It's not top shelf, but it's certainly drinkable even for an experienced whiskey fan.
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post
The first drink I really got into was bourbon, and my first was Evan Williams. Cheap, reasonably drinkable, and decent quality to boot. I started drinking it straight, had to choke it back at first but after a little while you start enjoying it. Then you move on to something more interesting.




Wild Turkey isn't exactly the Natty Ice of bourbons. It's not top shelf, but it's certainly drinkable even for an experienced whiskey fan.

I wasn't going to tell the guy to go after Sunny Brook or something of the sort. Wild Turkey is my personal favorite, but it's harsher than most others in my experience.
post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by HgaleK View Post
You (and every other guy who asks this question) are being given bad advice. You go about learning to enjoy bourbon the same way you learn to enjoy beer; drink a bunch of the bad stuff until you quit caring that it's bad (this applies to every other major hard liquor that I know of with the exception of tequila [start with Espolon or Gran Centenario anejo]). Did you really enjoy the first 200 cans of Natty/Keystone/etc. that you had? Did you add them to sugar water? Nah- you drank the shit to look cool and get fucked up. You can worry about nuance when you aren't busy trying not to wretch up every sip you take of bourbon.

5ozs an evening of Wild Turkey, room temperature. The first 3ozs should be done shot style. Swish a bit if you wanna put some hair on your tongue, kill off your sense of taste, and murder your gag reflex (very marketable skill for after your SO drops your ass when she realizes that you frequent a men's clothing forum). The two shots should mellow the awfulness of sipping the last 2ounces. After a week of this, you won't notice the two shots anymore, but you won't be gagging while sipping either. Soon enough you'll enjoy it, and additionally won't care for Maker's Mark (Wild Turkey is the shit) anyway. This method has worked for thousands of teenagers everywhere, it can work for you.

This is dumb. Do not take this advice.
post #36 of 37
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Now either you have or you haven't used them.
wow, yea clearly a typo/brainfart....as I have clearly used them before...have no idea what I was trying to say
post #37 of 37

So my dad passed me a bottle of Jeremiah Weed today and said, "Learn how to drink this and get back to me." I was latter told by this guy where I work that Jeremiah is shit to learn bourbon on; was he correct? Just wondered if I should be going out and looking for something else to learn on before i start drinking the more pricey whiskeys.

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