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post #46 of 61
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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.

bourbon in a cup. beer in a cup next to it. doesn't get any better than that.
post #47 of 61
IMO, whiskey of all sorts should be served neat. Water back optional.
post #48 of 61
Quote:
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.
post #49 of 61
Quote:
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.
In a shot glass, in a shot glass dropped in a beer, on the rocks, or with coke. Either way, it's all deadly.
post #50 of 61
I'm quite new to the bourbon / scotch thing and don't know too much about it, BUT as for whisky I LOVE LOVE LOVe ---> George Dickel!!! I didn't see anyone post that yet... Oh, on the rocks of course.
post #51 of 61
Quote:
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.
On the rocks, preferably with a big porterhouse (NY strip is fine substitute, too). Or straight, when I'm in a contemplative mood.
post #52 of 61
Thread Starter 
I like this Maker's Mark stuff. If I want smoky, I'll dip into my Scotch, but I think this is a good enough bourbon for me.

Of course, you may continue to talk amongst yourselves.
post #53 of 61
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
I like this Maker's Mark stuff. If I want smoky, I'll dip into my Scotch, but I think this is a good enough bourbon for me.

Of course, you may continue to talk amongst yourselves.
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post #54 of 61
I had a big portherhouse that came out great with all the tips I got on this forum and had some beer and Maker's Mark straight, on the rocks, and with Coke. That stuff is pretty damn good. I am now a fan. I must say though that I need to work myself up to drinking it straight.
post #55 of 61
I have been drinking more Single Malt Scotch than Bourbon recently; but, as the weather has finally turned here in Central Virginia, it behooves me to bend an elbow and indulge in the official drink of the South. I've been through a lot of the choices out there but always come back to the Trinity: Wild Turkey, Maker's Mark and, surprisingly, the "new" 90 proof Virginia Gentleman (from right up the road a bit.) The Gentleman isn't as hot as the Wild Turkey 101 or as expensive as the WT and MM. If you can get ahold of a bottle, I'd recommend it. You can recognize the 90 by it's full color fox hunt painting on the label. Runs about $16 USD on sale in our socialist state liquor stores.

Cheers!
post #56 of 61
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Originally Posted by ROT
I have been drinking more Single Malt Scotch than Bourbon recently; but, as the weather has finally turned here in Central Virginia, it behooves me to bend an elbow and indulge in the official drink of the South. I've been through a lot of the choices out there but always come back to the Trinity: Wild Turkey, Maker's Mark and, surprisingly, the "new" 90 proof Virginia Gentleman (from right up the road a bit.) The Gentleman isn't as hot as the Wild Turkey 101 or as expensive as the WT and MM. If you can get ahold of a bottle, I'd recommend it. You can recognize the 90 by it's full color fox hunt painting on the label. Runs about $16 USD on sale in our socialist state liquor stores.

Cheers!

VG - yes! 25 years ago, I recall reading a listing of Keith Richards' favorite bourbons (Rebel Yell, Fighting Cock, ???) and going on a fruitless search for them - if Keith likes 'em they must be good, right?
post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by romafan
VG - yes! 25 years ago, I recall reading a listing of Keith Richards' favorite bourbons (Rebel Yell, Fighting Cock, ???) and going on a fruitless search for them - if Keith likes 'em they must be good, right?

You really gotta wonder if Keef knows the difference among any of the things he puts in his body.
post #58 of 61
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
You really gotta wonder if Keef knows the difference among any of the things he puts in his body.

"Bourbon? Bloody 'ell, ah 'fought i' was scotch!"
post #59 of 61
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROT
I have been drinking more Single Malt Scotch than Bourbon recently; but, as the weather has finally turned here in Central Virginia, it behooves me to bend an elbow and indulge in the official drink of the South. I've been through a lot of the choices out there but always come back to the Trinity: Wild Turkey, Maker's Mark and, surprisingly, the "new" 90 proof Virginia Gentleman (from right up the road a bit.) The Gentleman isn't as hot as the Wild Turkey 101 or as expensive as the WT and MM. If you can get ahold of a bottle, I'd recommend it. You can recognize the 90 by it's full color fox hunt painting on the label. Runs about $16 USD on sale in our socialist state liquor stores.

Cheers!

Coolest bottle sticker is Wild Turkey.

Would you describe the taste of it for the group?
post #60 of 61
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
Coolest bottle sticker is Wild Turkey.

Would you describe the taste of it for the group?
Reminiscent of shoe polish with flashbacks to Bourbon St.
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