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(Foodbeast)   Bourbon vs. Whisky...everything you need to know to not sound like a dumbass   (foodbeast.com) divider line 219
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2013-10-15 08:44:44 AM  
It's the Manchester United of Whiskeys
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2013-10-15 09:22:59 AM  
I was never much a liquor drinker but a buddy did give my a bottle of Crown for a favor last year and I have to say, I do enjoy the flavor when I'm in the mood.  Makes me think about expanding my liquor cabinet beyond Kaluha, Tanqueray, Goose and Jameson.  I think I may have a little Barcadi in the back still too, collecting dust.

/more into beer
 
2013-10-15 09:25:56 AM  

areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
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I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
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Jesus. Need a roommate?
 
2013-10-15 11:38:03 AM  
I haven't really tried much bourbon or whiskey/whisky, been more into rum's and vodka's than anything else.  The Crown Royal that I bought was alright, but had a great dice bag too, used it for years (still hanging around somewhere).
I have enjoyed Myers Dark, Myers Spiced, a coulple of different varieties of Jamaican light rums, and an occasional Bacardi's (prefer 150).

/Cheers
//10 days to vacation
///working in a "dry" country
////slashies, just cause :D
 
2013-10-15 11:43:56 AM  

Gonz: This is Willett.

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If you see it, buy it. Drink it. It will end all arguments as to what is the finest Bourbon on the market.


This.

Though I will always drink Jack Daniels, from No.7 all the way up to the single barrel.
 
2013-10-15 12:11:37 PM  
To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).
 
2013-10-15 12:24:20 PM  

CrazyCracka420: To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).



Jack is not bourbon.  It's a Tennessee Whiskey.

It does not taste like bourbon.  I can't drink bourbon (due to one miscalculated evening with a 750ml of Makers Mark 11 years ago), but I can drink Jack.

Jack doesn't even call itself a bourbon.
 
2013-10-15 12:29:25 PM  

Bruce Campbell: pete1729:

Bookers, glass of ice on the side.

Indeed.  There's a bottle on my desk right now, next to 2 bottles of Buffalo Trace's experimental collection.


Two bottles of BTX... nice. I drank one of those a few years back, I forget which variety. It was a rare pleasure.
 
2013-10-15 12:30:54 PM  
I LIKE MY WHISKEYZ LIKE I LIKE MY WOMENZ...

...BROWN AND CORNY!


/and making me throw up the next morning
 
2013-10-15 01:00:12 PM  

Lem Motlow: CrazyCracka420: To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).


Jack is not bourbon.  It's a Tennessee Whiskey.

It does not taste like bourbon.  I can't drink bourbon (due to one miscalculated evening with a 750ml of Makers Mark 11 years ago), but I can drink Jack.

Jack doesn't even call itself a bourbon.


They don't call themselves a bourbon because of the whole axiom about "it's not bourbon if it's not from Kentucky" bullshiat.  No reason to even get into that argument if you're a business selling a product.
 
2013-10-15 01:03:14 PM  

CrazyCracka420: Lem Motlow: CrazyCracka420: To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).


Jack is not bourbon.  It's a Tennessee Whiskey.

It does not taste like bourbon.  I can't drink bourbon (due to one miscalculated evening with a 750ml of Makers Mark 11 years ago), but I can drink Jack.

Jack doesn't even call itself a bourbon.

They don't call themselves a bourbon because of the whole axiom about "it's not bourbon if it's not from Kentucky" bullshiat.  No reason to even get into that argument if you're a business selling a product.


I didn't realize it went through the "charcoal mellow" process...so I'll concede the point it's not technically a bourbon.  I was wrong.
 
2013-10-15 01:35:08 PM  
To all you Jack Daniels drinkers, I challenge you to try George Dickel No.12.

liquor.com

JD sucks, but this Tennessee sippin' whisky is awesome. 90 proof and smooth as glass. Price is pretty good too.
 
2013-10-15 01:55:28 PM  
moonshine is delicious. Shine on georgia moon.
 
2013-10-15 02:37:35 PM  
One more reason it's awesome to live in Kentucky:

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2013-10-15 02:58:47 PM  
My teetotaling mother was fit to be tied when she discovered the grandkids playing 'horserace' with my Blanton's stoppers. Liquor and gambling are parts of the kid's Kentucky heritage she'd prefer they ignore.
 
2013-10-15 03:09:56 PM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: ghall3: AverageAmericanGuy: This kind of list appeals strongly to 20-something men who think that deep knowledge of liquors makes them more cultured.

It's the same thing that sells 80 dollar t-shirts and badger bristle shaving brushes: insecurity.

As a 20 something man, I sort of agree. However, I do like knowing why I like what I like so I can try new bourbons/whiskys/scotches and have an idea of what to expect.

For me, it isn't about being cultured. My liquor tastes are actually pretty narrow and old fashioned. Somewhat obscure even, but not in a hipster sense, just in the sense that the world has gone mad and a bunch of dumb coonts had to go and ruin something good, like a martini. A martini should be a strong piney drink. There should be gin. A tiny bit of vermouth. Or just run through a room with vermouth located nearby. There shouldn't be vodka. And there shouldn't be anything called an appletini or a chocotini or any other dumb crap like that.

Simple pleasures. Like a Tom Collins or an Old Fashioned.

For me, it is a Tall Dark Stranger. Go ahead. Google it. You will not find it. It is a very old, pretty much forgotten drink from a hell of a long time ago. Hemingway loved them and drank them copiously.


So, are you a professional douchebag or merely a douchy amateur? The stupid obsession with putting as little vermouth as possible in a martini is a certain sign of your douche status. A classic martini of the Rat Pack era was 5:1. That's right, 5 parts gin to 1 part dry vermouth (that is what originally made it a "dry martini", douchebag, not lack of vermouth, this was to distinguish it from the "perfect", which used sweet vermouth). A 7:1 was considered painfully low on vermouth in the era when the martini ruled. However, as time went on and douchebaggery advanced, less and less vermouth was considered "acceptable". I had one bartender try to lecture me on how much vermouth I wanted in MY martini. If I want a 5:1, I get to order a 5:1, and the bartender says "5:1, coming up". If I wanted to reach back to the pre-Prohibition era and order a 3:1, I can order a 3:1.

As for appletinis and chocolatinis--I never denegrate any drink that helps a friendly woman give herself permission to become wanton and willing.
 
2013-10-15 04:13:46 PM  
Look, even I as a novice bourbon drinker who drinks Maker's Mark call shenanigans. That's just a gotdamn ad for Maker's Mark and has no business being a Fark submission.

areeves79: Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:


Uh, Party at areeves house?

padishar: One more reason it's awesome to live in Kentucky...


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So, are you saying the only way I'll ever get my hands on any Van Winkle bourbons is to go to Kentucky? Where are my car keys...
 
2013-10-15 04:58:12 PM  
Keep it Simple -
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2013-10-15 10:12:51 PM  

shuntman: Just got home after receiving a really good job offer after six months on the sidelines.

Gentlemen, Ladies and Farkers, enjoy your whisky no matter what it is or how you spell it.

I know I will!

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Sir,

After reviewing your post at fark.com I am sorry say your job offer has been rescinded. Thank you and please try again in the future. You will not be hired but we really need the laughs here.

Sincerely,

HR
 
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