Originally Posted by mrpologuy
I just picked up my first bottle of Makers Mark and a big portherhouse for dinner. How do you drink your bourbon? I will let you know what I think of it later.
I generally drink it one of three ways:
- straight up, to get the full flavor - you can definitely do this with MM as it is smooth and sweet - you might not want to do this with smokier/more peppery/hotter bourbons
- with a little water - this is especially helpful with hotter bourbons (Booker's or Knob Creek, for example) - supposedly, in addition to "cooling" the drink, water can bring out additional/different flavors, but my palate is not sophisticated enough to notice
- on the rocks - I'll usually do this if I'm drinking the bourbon before dinner - I won't generally do this with a more expensive bourbon or a bourbon I've never tried - it dilutes the flavor too much
MM is my go to before dinner drink when I'm eating out, so I usually enjoy it on the rocks. However, it's very good straight up as well.