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"He takes a whiskey drink..."

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Mr. Checks, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    I picked up a gallon of Eagle Rare 10 year single barrel for just a few dollars more than Maker's Mark.
     
  2. brimley

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    [​IMG] "Appletini, easy on the tini. Mmm..you can really taste the apples."

    My love for this thread started with the Maker's Mark, continued with the Jameson, and your Scrubs quote was the happy ending.
     
  3. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    My love for this thread started with the Maker's Mark, continued with the Jameson, and your Scrubs quote was the happy ending.
    Agreed. Greatest thread ever. [​IMG] Also, nothing wrong with a cape cod. I can't say I enjoy it much more than its ability to completely mask the amount of alcohol you're actually consuming, much like a whisky sour.
     
  4. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Yes, AmbChase, we like it, the Manhattan (I'm making mine with Jack until I run out)

    The Missus is concerned "please don't let this get like your shoe habit..."
     
  5. mrpologuy

    mrpologuy Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    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.
     
  7. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    IMO, whiskey of all sorts should be served neat. Water back optional.
     
  8. JBZ

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    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.
     
  9. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    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.
     
  10. savage

    savage Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    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.
     
  11. Tyto

    Tyto Senior member

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    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). [​IMG] Or straight, when I'm in a contemplative mood.
     
  12. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    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.
     
  13. whodini

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    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.

    We have a new winner... Might I recommend that you, and all lovers of Makers (and free stuff), join the Ambassador's program: http://www.ambassador.makersmark.com/AmbInfo.aspx
     
  14. mrpologuy

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    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.
     
  15. ROT

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    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!
     
  16. romafan

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    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? [​IMG]
     
  17. Mr. Checks

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    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? [​IMG]

    You really gotta wonder if Keef knows the difference among any of the things he puts in his body.
     
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    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!"
     
  19. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    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?
     
  20. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    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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