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just wondering from all the discussion of drinking Scotch/Burbon.. brown stuff I like to drink my Maker Mark on the Rock. The bar serves a glass of water with my MM. Does sipping MM on the rock followed by water have the same effect as mixing it in the same glass? By having the water and MM separate and mixing in my mouth, am I having the full aromatics in my mouth instead of in the glass and in through my nose? If my question doesn't make sense, don't answer, just ignore...
No, I don't think it would. How is the water mixing with the whiskey in your mouth if you're swallowing them separately?
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Happy Hour tonight, I am BYOB'ing two bottles of wine. 2006, Stefania "Haute Tubbee" and a 2005 Novy Family Rosella's Vineyard Syrah.

The place is doing 50% off bottles, I hope to talk the other people into buying a Dumol for me to try
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Even more Woodford. Perfect end to a shitty week.
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What I call the 'Velvet Rob Roy' here. Just go 75/25 Lillet Rouge to your favorite Italian vermouth, and use Jamieson 12.
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Green Label
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According to such whiskey writers as Michael Jackson, Helen (Helene?) Arthur, and Jim Murray, lower proof whiskeys by and large have more flavoring compounds because they are lower in alcohol. Alcohol, like water, is tasteless and basically odorless. There is also the numbing effect you mention. Naturally, one cannot make such statements based only on a handful of brands due to variations, but statements about styles are most certainly appropriate. I also notice this, so I'll stick by my books.

I think that you may be conflating the proof at which the white dog comes off the still and the bottling proof. The higher the proof of the white dog, the fewer the congeners that will remain and the less characterful the spirit will be. That's the reason why new-make Bourbon can't come off the still at more than 140 proof -- otherwise, the spirit would be too "clean" and characterless. Distilleries just dilute barrel-strength whiskey (frequently over 140 proof for Bourbon, typically much lower for Scotch -- it's very interesting that more water than alcohol typically evaporates during aging with Bourbon while more alcohol than water evaporates during aging with Scotch) with distilled water immediately prior to bottling; so if two bottles at different proofs came from the same barrel of whiskey, the one with the lower proof would be the more dilute.
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In the past 24 hours: Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, Citadelle G&T, Casillero del Diablo Cab Sauv:

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Casiliero's Carmenere is a nice soft red, btw, if you are ever looking for that style.
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Iced Coffee
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Casiliero's Carmenere is a nice soft red, btw, if you are ever looking for that style.

Thanks, I enjoyed this one a lot so I might try the Carmenere. Actually, come to think of it, I had a bottle of it at the supermarket the other day but the bitches at the counter wouldn't let me buy it 'cause my kid sister was with me.
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Thanks, I enjoyed this one a lot so I might try the Carmenere. Actually, come to think of it, I had a bottle of it at the supermarket the other day but the bitches at the counter wouldn't let me buy it 'cause my kid sister was with me.
And to think, when I was younger, I would go to the liquor store with my parents and I would pick out all the wine for them simply because I had studied it and knew better. These days, you can't even take a minor into a liquor store! WTF?! Incredible stupidity. I was once on a business trip with my father -- the company lawyers set me up, at 14, with my own suite because it was my birthday and my father said he wasn't going to attend to a certain matter on that day, so they said, ok, we need you, what if we....? He thought I would be amused so he assented. Anyway, along with some of his colleagues, we went out at dinner, and my father asked me to pick a bottle of wine for the table. Considering everyone's dishes, I ordered it. The manager came over all flustered and upset, and apologizing profusely, said that he, regretfully, couldn't serve me wine. My father simply explained that ordering of wine didn't imply drinking of same. The manager was very confused and hilarity was shared by all at the table. Likewise, none of the foregoing implied that I drank while underage; I just liked to be knowledgeable about things that seemed somewhat illicit though not illegal or immoral. This has served me well. ~ Huntsman
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Was sipping on some Knob Creek. Just a lazy Sunday night.
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Coffee with cream
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Stone IPA. This shit FAILS.
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