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(Some Guy)   If you want to know something about good bourbon, look no further than Kevin Smith. No, not that one, the one from Maker's Mark   (newsandtribune.com) divider line 119
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2008-11-01 11:06:09 AM  
And if you want to know something about Scotch, look no further than Michael Jackson. (Also not that one.)
 
2008-11-01 11:06:29 AM  
I clicked on that mainly to see if there were any discount coupons going for Maker's Mark. Sadly, no. :-(

Interesting, though, in a sober sort of way.
 
2008-11-01 11:11:07 AM  
Was doing shots of Makers Mark last night.
 
2008-11-01 11:12:18 AM  
Small Batch is better: Knob Creek, Bakers, Basil Haydens and Bookers. Bookers is the best!
 
2008-11-01 11:12:55 AM  
Q: Worst thing you've ever seen mixed with bourbon?

SMITH: Vodka. It was just equal parts bourbon and vodka and it was horrible.


I just threw up in my mouth a little. WTF would even dream of doing that?

/a drunk?
 
2008-11-01 11:13:04 AM  
Oh good bourbon, how I love thee....Makers, Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, or the REALLY good stuff that I can't afford even for special occasions (I'm a college students so I usually buy a handle of Jim Beam when its on sale and call that good). I love me some Makers. Kentucky Margaritas and Kentucky Cocktails (Ale-8 and Makers) are some of my all time favorite drinks. Basically I love bourbon. Love love love.
 
2008-11-01 11:14:01 AM  
oldebayer: I clicked on that mainly to see if there were any discount coupons going for Maker's Mark. Sadly, no. :-(


Go to their website and sign up for the Ambassador program. You won't get any coupons for Makers Mark but they will send you all kinds of free stuff in the mail. The best thing they sent so far is a cocktail shaker but the most unique would have to be the wax seal kit. Of course it all is branded with Makers Mark but since I like drinking their bourbon, that doesn't bother me any.
 
2008-11-01 11:14:14 AM  
WTF?

Who did this interview? A elementary school kid?

I'm surprised they didn't ask him "What's your favorite color?"
 
2008-11-01 11:17:42 AM  
Knob Creek, Makers Mark, Booker's, Basil Hayden's and Baker's are all made by Jim Beam.
 
2008-11-01 11:19:06 AM  
krusader3z: Was doing shots of Makers Mark last night.

Why on earth are you doing shots of good stuff? You enjoy good liquor, and shoot the warm well bourbon.
 
2008-11-01 11:26:32 AM  
I've enjoyed all of these brands listed in this thread, but a nice Jack on the rocks is still like coming home again. You have the assurance that one is waiting for you at any bar in the world.
 
2008-11-01 11:27:05 AM  
lizardcowgal: Kentucky Cocktails (Ale-8 and Makers)

Holy crap, that's gotta be like Vodka and Red Bull. Serious uppers with serious downers... I wonder if it's ever given anyone a heart attack?
 
2008-11-01 11:30:19 AM  
SciHobot: WTF?

Who did this interview? A elementary school kid?

I'm surprised they didn't ask him "What's your favorite color?"


No kidding! Interviewer was all over the place. Completely out of the blue, asks "Who's your favorite fictional character?" WTF does that have to do with ANYTHING you're talking about?!
 
2008-11-01 11:30:43 AM  
My sister's soon-to-be-ex-husband's family is friends with the guy who owns Maker's Mark. She was appalled to be told that some of the Special Edition bottles are actually filled with tea, not bourbon.

Also, the guy will apparently dip anything in wax. Including a regulation basketball signed by Tubby Smith dipped in pink wax to celebrate a granddaughter's birth.
 
2008-11-01 11:32:30 AM  
EngineerAU

Go to their website and sign up for the Ambassador program.

Done, and done. Thanks!
 
2008-11-01 11:32:36 AM  
otto the bull: I've enjoyed all of these brands listed in this thread, but a nice Jack on the rocks is still like coming home again. You have the assurance that one is waiting for you at any bar in the world.

You know, for years, I drank nothing but JD. Then, my brother in law opened my eyes to Jim Beam black and I decided I had been missing out big time. I've pretty much decided my next bottle will be another bourbon but I hadn't decided what way to go yet. Anyone have any suggestions?
 
2008-11-01 11:34:12 AM  
Oh good, whiskey/whisky thread!

I'm a Canadian looking for a good, mid-to-high-range bourbon...and we dont' seem to have the same sort of selection (or it's rather more hit-and-miss) than the US. I see Makers Mark and Knob Creek come up fairly regularly...are they what I'm looking for? What about Gentleman Jack?
 
2008-11-01 11:34:12 AM  
as a Makers Mark Ambassador I approve this message. I also think it's badass there there is a barrel of makers with my name on it somewhere at their distillery. Unofficially, I really love knob creek though ;)
 
2008-11-01 11:34:46 AM  
thirsty
 
2008-11-01 11:35:11 AM  
Though not a bourbon, Jim Beam also has a new Upperscale Rye whiskey coming out called R1 (pronounced Rye 1). It is delicious!
 
2008-11-01 11:37:05 AM  
superluminal girl: lizardcowgal: Kentucky Cocktails (Ale-8 and Makers)

Holy crap, that's gotta be like Vodka and Red Bull. Serious uppers with serious downers... I wonder if it's ever given anyone a heart attack?


I'm from the home of Ale-8, and I keep some on hand for the UK/UofL games and the Derby. Maker's and Ale-8 is just a damned fine drink. 'Course, after the first two, the Ale-8 goes away and it's just sweet, sweet Maker's.

And I have a Red/Blue labeled bottle of Maker's that's getting opened on Tuesday night.
 
2008-11-01 11:38:28 AM  
SciHobot: WTF?

Who did this interview? A elementary school kid?

I'm surprised they didn't ask him "What's your favorite color?"


+1

I was really hoping for some insight into the bourbon making process and why MM is so good. Instead, we find out that the guy kisses his dog.

Thanks for the link to the ambassador site. OMW!
 
2008-11-01 11:40:51 AM  
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Bourbon ?
 
2008-11-01 11:42:10 AM  
Express Train to Bonertown: And if you want to know something about Scotch, look no further than Michael Jackson. (Also not that one.)

Yes, but to have an interview would require a necromancer.
 
2008-11-01 11:46:28 AM  
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2008-11-01 11:48:20 AM  
Kurohone~
Definitley try Knob Creek or Maker's Mark. Avoid Woodford and Gentleman Jack. Those taste like crap to me. But if you are simply looking for a good whiskey, look no further than your own native land. Canadian Club has Classic 12 which is really smooth and delcicious. You also might enjoy Canadian Club 's Sherry Cask. yUM! gOOD LUCK!
 
2008-11-01 11:50:42 AM  
The Makers Mark tour is also pretty fantastic. The whole area smells like bourbon.
 
2008-11-01 11:50:48 AM  
otto the bull: I've enjoyed all of these brands listed in this thread, but a nice Jack on the rocks is still like coming home again. You have the assurance that one is waiting for you at any bar in the world.

Huh, yeah good point. There's a definite sort of wisdom there.

/You'd think somebody would use that as a marketing angle
 
2008-11-01 11:55:46 AM  
Kentucky Cocktails (Ale-8 and Makers)

That's about the only thing that would make Ale-8 drinkable.

/the factory is near the Winchester Sewage Treatment Plant
/that's the secret of its "interesting" flavor
 
2008-11-01 11:56:29 AM  
PI Staker & Otto Bull~
We are talking about Bourbon is this thread. Jack is a Tennessee sipping whiskey and it is rated one of the worst by the Beverage Tasting Institute of America and the SanFransico Worlds. You both must like your whiskey filtered through charcoal in order to get a flavor and a color. I prefer the old fashioned way...AGING in the barrel. SHEEP! Advertising works on you!
 
2008-11-01 11:57:00 AM  
DocsInOKC: You know, for years, I drank nothing but JD. Then, my brother in law opened my eyes to Jim Beam black and I decided I had been missing out big time. I've pretty much decided my next bottle will be another bourbon but I hadn't decided what way to go yet. Anyone have any suggestions?

I would suggest either Maker's or Knob Creek. Maker's is a better starter bourbon as it's not quite as strong in both alcohol or flavor. On the other hand, there are plenty of good ones. Russel's Reserve isn't terrible, either.
 
2008-11-01 11:58:00 AM  
My parents moved to Kentucky a few years ago, and when I make it back to the states for a visit, we do the bourbon tours. Don't miss the bourbon chocolates.
 
2008-11-01 11:58:21 AM  
Bulleit bourbon. Try it. Smoothest bourbon ever.
 
2008-11-01 11:58:36 AM  
Pappy Van Winkle FTW!!
 
2008-11-01 11:59:34 AM  
katylan: Small Batch is better: Knob Creek, Bakers, Basil Haydens and Bookers. Bookers is the best!

I prefer Makers to Basil Haydens and Knob Creek. Not sure if I've tried the other two. To each his own.
 
2008-11-01 12:01:43 PM  
I hope he makes bourbon better than the other Kevin Smith makes movies. If not, only his first bottle was any good.
 
2008-11-01 12:02:04 PM  
Makers has been my bourbon of choice for a long time. I call it utility bourbon. Not too good to mix & not too cheap to drink neat. My favorite small batch is Basil Haydens.
 
2008-11-01 12:07:14 PM  
I enjoy Jefferson Reserve on special occasions.
 
2008-11-01 12:07:27 PM  
Makers got me started drinking bourbon. It is my favorite bourbon to use when mixing. For sipping, I prefer Knob Creek or Ridgemont Reserve 1792 on ice.
 
2008-11-01 12:07:31 PM  
I'm not a fan of his movies, but this interview of Kevin Smith (and Seth Rogen) talking about pron is very funny.
 
2008-11-01 12:12:41 PM  
I'm taking a break from Maker's Mark right now. Good bourbon, but like anything it can be tiresome after a while.

Now, I'm enjoying ...

www.spirituosenworld.de

... well, not now, but will be in a few hours.
 
2008-11-01 12:14:31 PM  
superluminal girl: lizardcowgal: Kentucky Cocktails (Ale-8 and Makers)

Holy crap, that's gotta be like Vodka and Red Bull. Serious uppers with serious downers... I wonder if it's ever given anyone a heart attack?


Well, I have frequently drank it and wondered why I couldn't go to sleep. And Ale-8 is the only kind of coke (soda) I really like, swamp water/sewage treatment plant proximity or not. It is yummmy.
 
2008-11-01 12:17:25 PM  
TheBetterHenry: Bulleit bourbon. Try it. Smoothest bourbon ever.

So when I lived in Lexington I was in love with Liquor Barn, and bought Bulliet because it was good and really cheap there. I'm not in Lex now but it seems like the price has gone waaaaay up. Whats up with that? Makes me sad, I love Bulliet.
 
2008-11-01 12:17:55 PM  
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/Yes, I know that Jack is a Tennessee whiskey, and I know that alot of critics don't like it, but the only critic that matters is me and I know what I like and don't give a damn if other people don't care for what I am drinking. Give me Gentleman Jack straight up out of the freezer, Single barrel Jack at room temperature straight up or with 2 cubes, or black Jack any way it can be served.
//Bourbon is good but Scotch is better:)
 
2008-11-01 12:18:17 PM  
Maker's and Knob Creek are ok, Woodford's not bad, and Elijah Craig 12 year is drinkable.....but for my money nothing touches WL Weller 12 year (except the 19 year). Unfortunately I can't seem to find it anywhere for the last six or eight months, and I can't seem to find out why. Anybody here know what's up?
 
2008-11-01 12:22:06 PM  
Mmmmmmmm....

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2008-11-01 12:24:11 PM  
What is this Ale-8? (googles) must be a VERY regional thing, as I have lived most of my life in the PA/OH/MD/DC/VA area and have never ever had it, seen it, or even heard of it before.

Someone want to tell me what it tastes like?
 
2008-11-01 12:26:22 PM  
I don't know why everyone fawns over Makers Mark. It's about on the same level as Ten High. It makes a shiatty hand and even shiattier drinks. If you want something to get snobbish about, this isn't the stuff to brag about.
/Knob Creek FTW!
 
2008-11-01 12:26:32 PM  
just_dis_guy: What is this Ale-8? (googles) must be a VERY regional thing, as I have lived most of my life in the PA/OH/MD/DC/VA area and have never ever had it, seen it, or even heard of it before.

Someone want to tell me what it tastes like?


Yeah, it is a VERY regional thing. Since KY was not included in the states you have lived in I'm not surprised you haven't heard of it. I think it is sort of like ginger ale, lots of people call it swamp water. Its pretty good stuff.
 
2008-11-01 12:26:34 PM  
THE best:
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Bookers...ahhh!
 
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