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The Wayfarer

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What is your favorite and how do you take it?

Booker's and I take it neat or as an Old Fashioned. As for other bourbon cocktails, such as the Manhattan or Mint Julep, I turn to Maker's Mark. Maker's adds just the right amount of sweetness and I feel less bad clouding its taste than say I would with a more premium bourbon.
 

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I think we've had this thread twice before.

I think my favorite is Woodford Reserve. Bulleit is also great.
 

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Manhattan neat with Basil Hayden's. A nice and smooth bourbon that sips well.

Woodford Reserve is my choice when I make juleps.

Wild Turkey Single barrel for Virginia Tech football tailgates.
 

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Done this before.

Woodford is very good, but Basil Hayden's is my fav.
 

The Wayfarer

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Originally Posted by Connemara
I think we've had this thread twice before.


Hm, I made it a point to search before posting this too. All I turned up were a few threads asking for bourbon recommendations. I intended this more as a curiosity of everyone's favorites and how they take it. If a mod cares to merge this with an existing through, by all means.
 

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rip van winkle or buffloe trace. bulliet is prety good as well.the rye is good from rip van winkle as well but there are better ryes avaible at least in m limited xp.
 

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Knob if mixed. Woodford of neat/rocks. Jim Beam if on the cheap.

Lately if it's mixed I have it as a sour. Otherwise on the rocks if I have ice.
 

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Aww hell, I couldn't name just one. Bulleit, Turkey, Knob, Woodford, Basil, Buffalo. Any bourbon is A-okay with me.

Generally on a couple rocks and maybe a little splash of water. Some manhattans, old fashioned, sometimes just with Coke. Whatever sounds good at the time.
 

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I still think of myself as a newcomer to Bourbon, having been a devoted Scotch guy for so long. That said:

Woodford: Neat and Velvet Manhattan.

Knob: Standard Manhattan, mint julep and Old Fashioned.

I've not had Bulleit, but it's on my list.

~ Huntsman
 

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Originally Posted by Huntsman
I still think of myself as a newcomer to Bourbon, having been a devoted Scotch guy for so long. That said: Woodford: Neat and Velvet Manhattan. Knob: Standard Manhattan, mint julep and Old Fashioned. I've not had Bulleit, but it's on my list. ~ Huntsman
For me it has been the other way around. I know Bourbon pretty well, but I'm just now delving further into Scotch. What is this Velvet Manhattan? Either Google is broken or I'm assuming that's a recipe of your own fashioning. Bulleit is great. I wouldn't say quite on the same level as my beloved Booker's, but it's certainly up there. I recently had an opportunity to interview Tom Bulleit for a piece I'm working on. I'm pretty excited to finish it up. What impresses me most is the hand's on, personal approach that all of these Bourbon distillers take with both their product and businesses. It's a much welcomed change of pace from the world of faceless corporations.
 

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Woodford, Knob, Baker's, Booker's, Basil Hayden. The first two of which are always, always in stock at my bar. Don't like Maker's in the least. Really want to try Blanton's, Jefferson Reserve, and the higher-end Wild Turkey stuff (Eagle Rare, IIRC). All so very delicious. Mostly drank in homemade sours, occasionally on the rocks.
 

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Originally Posted by The Wayfarer
For me it has been the other way around. I know Bourbon pretty well, but I'm just now delving further into Scotch. What is this Velvet Manhattan? Either Google is broken or I'm assuming that's a recipe of your own fashioning. Bulleit is great. I wouldn't say quite on the same level as my beloved Booker's, but it's certainly up there. I recently had an opportunity to interview Tom Bulleit for a piece I'm working on. I'm pretty excited to finish it up. What impresses me most is the hand's on, personal approach that all of these Bourbon distillers take with both their product and businesses. It's a much welcomed change of pace from the world of faceless corporations.
I agree about the value of soul in a product. I live for that, pretty much. You're a writer? Excellent, and that interview opportunity sounds like a true pleasure. The Velvet Manhattan is both my own recipe and a symptom of a broken Google. My post on SF about it certainly should have been the first result! It is an homage to some friends of mine. 2oz Woodford 1 oz Lillet Rouge 0.25 oz Sweet Vermouth 1 tsp 1:1 simple syrup (or not, it really depends on the Vermouth. With Vya, I like it) 5 drops bitters (something with a cinnamon topnote) Serve in the usual way. By the way, Wayfarer, I had a Delirium Tremens the other day on (I believe) your reccomendation. That is crazy stuff! I really enjoyed it, thanks. ~Huntsman
 

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Just about any. Seriously.

On my desk: Woodford, Knob, Makers, Bulleit, and Evan Williams Single Barrel. I don't mind Baker's, Booker's, or ________ available at my local bar but I can't say I find anything particularly exciting about them. I used to be a HUGE Makers fan but have found myself drinking more Knob with Coke or Woodford on the rocks than anything else; I use Bulleit as the in-between.
 

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I can't consume more than one glass of Maker's. It's not a very good liquor.
 

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