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2013-10-14 08:32:11 PM
3 votes:
All that and it had the debunked, old-timey tongue-tastebud graphic?

No phrenologists model of a skull, and an explanation of how Makers Mark is brewed by Aryans?
2013-10-15 01:02:18 AM
2 votes:
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2013-10-14 10:08:26 PM
2 votes:
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":
www.bourbonblog.com
I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
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2013-10-14 09:06:27 PM
2 votes:
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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2013-10-14 08:55:19 PM
2 votes:

mediaseth: Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

Wait, what? JD is fine and all, but not a bourbon.


Annex 313.

Canada and Mexico shall recognize Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey, which is a straight Bourbon Whiskey authorized to be produced only in the State of Tennessee, as distinctive products of the United States. Accordingly, Canada and Mexico shall not permit the sale of any product as Bourbon Whiskey or Tennessee Whiskey, unless it has been manufactured in the United States in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States governing the manufacture of Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey.
2013-10-14 08:43:40 PM
2 votes:

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.


Drink them all. Let the porcelain god sort them out.
2013-10-14 08:41:27 PM
2 votes:
If it isn't from Kentucky, it isn't really Bourbon.
2013-10-14 08:28:54 PM
2 votes:
Easy to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.
2013-10-14 08:26:32 PM
2 votes:
I prefer Scotch.
2013-10-14 08:07:36 PM
2 votes:
As someone who is on his third WHISKY....


I toast everyone and their differing tastes.  May we all meet again south of sobriety.
2013-10-14 07:58:12 PM
2 votes:
Brought to you by Maker's Mark

Next up: Squares vs. Rectangles...everything you need to know to not sound like a dumbass
2013-10-15 11:43:56 AM
1 votes:

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 02:29:54 AM
1 votes:
Whiskey vs Whisky

If you spell color and flavor with a U, you spell whisky without the 'e'.  Generally Whisky is Scotch, Irish, Canadian or Japanese; Whiskey is American.

There is no hard and fast rule, but most all bourbons are spelled Whiskey, which is how I immediately knew this was a Makers Mark ad, because they are the only Bourbon I know that don't.


Some delicious bourbons to try if you haven't had the chance already.  Basil Hayden and Sazerac Rye.

/Trust me, I'm a professional, as you can tell from my handle.
2013-10-15 01:13:24 AM
1 votes:

Mister Peejay: Scotch is for Mountain Dew, Whiskey is for Coke, but I found the best mixed drink for Bourbon is this:

Step 1: Pour the desired amount of bourbon into a glass

There is no Step 2.

/we will also allow Crown Royal to be mixed this way


If ice is allowed I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
2013-10-15 12:01:15 AM
1 votes:
Our double blind jury of twelve found Evan Williams to be the best cheap bourbon.  Eagle Rare and 1792 tied amongst higher end bourbons, both beating more expensive bottles.
2013-10-14 11:53:28 PM
1 votes:
I normally would not click on a sponsored link, except this one was not clearly marked.
2013-10-14 11:35:26 PM
1 votes:
Think I'll finish Thanksgiving Day (Canada) with the last of the Archive 21.
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2013-10-14 11:15:54 PM
1 votes:
Count me amongst the rye drinkers. I strongly prefer it over bourbon or any other American whiskeys. It's got a wonderful zing to it.

/Bulleit
//Redemption
///Knob Creek
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2013-10-14 11:07:12 PM
1 votes:
I have space in my cabinet, a couple hundred bucks and a liquor store across the street.  I thank you all for your input into my purchases for tomorrow.
2013-10-14 11:02:04 PM
1 votes:

rattchett: Had some Bulleit rye in San Fran.  Different than Canadian rye - had a bit of a scotchish bitter finish (like Aberlour 10 year old) but it grew on me.  Still prefer 40 Creek rye.  But whisky and whiskey are all awesome in my book.


Bulleit rye is awesome sipped once decanted. It has an amazing up front sweetness, not overpowering, and needs no mixer. I bought a bottle of the rye and the Bourbon at the same time. Still mixing the first bottle of bourbon, have sipped through 3 bottles of rye.
2013-10-14 11:00:00 PM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: one bourbon one scotch one beer.
That's all I have to say, except I love the taste of a good bourbon with a couple of ice cubes and the way the flavor changes as they melt.


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2013-10-14 10:57:41 PM
1 votes:
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2013-10-14 10:33:11 PM
1 votes:

Donnchadha: mediaseth: Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

Wait, what? JD is fine and all, but not a bourbon.

Annex 313.
Canada and Mexico shall recognize Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey, which is a straight Bourbon Whiskey authorized to be produced only in the State of Tennessee, as distinctive products of the United States. Accordingly, Canada and Mexico shall not permit the sale of any product as Bourbon Whiskey or Tennessee Whiskey, unless it has been manufactured in the United States in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States governing the manufacture of Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey.


NAFTA changed nothing. Even the language quoted shows no change. Bourbon is bourbon wherever in the US it is made. Always has been. There is great bourbon made in many states. Heck, California is home to some of the finest.
2013-10-14 10:09:44 PM
1 votes:
Scotch is for Mountain Dew, Whiskey is for Coke, but I found the best mixed drink for Bourbon is this:

Step 1: Pour the desired amount of bourbon into a glass

There is no Step 2.

/we will also allow Crown Royal to be mixed this way
2013-10-14 10:05:52 PM
1 votes:
Lagavulin neat. Basil Hayden's in my Manhattan.

/happy man
Skr
2013-10-14 09:41:27 PM
1 votes:
Interesting diagrams in the article.

Pretty much just drink Jack Daniel's myself. Been mixing it with iced tea to very good effect. Though amusingly Maker's Mark tends to be a bit too sweet for me.
2013-10-14 09:39:40 PM
1 votes:
There can be only one:

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2013-10-14 09:33:14 PM
1 votes:
Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the best thing ever to come out of Kentucky.

/sipping on some  now
2013-10-14 09:29:43 PM
1 votes:
Alright, I am going to shamelessly use this thread to solicit information.

I've found I am a real sucker for Jim Beam Devil's Cut. But the snob in me feels kinda weird drinking Jim Beam. Is there a name for that style? Are there similar higher-end bourbons?
2013-10-14 09:22:39 PM
1 votes:

LandOfChocolate: 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.

That sounds extraordinarily hipster to me

Instead if reveling in your secret knowledge, how about sharing it?


Can do. Rum, darker the better. Black-strap molasses is best. Chocolate liqueur, high proof. Shouldn't be sweet. And Coke. HFCS Coke tastes terrible if you use it. Adjust what goes in to yer liking. I take a big highball glass, add ice, fill it about half full of rum, add a splash of liqueur, and fill it the rest of the way with Coke from the Mexican mart. The drink is dark, sort of bitter, and tastes like how a Hemingway story reads.

Be wary of many modern chocolate liqueurs. Most of them are for the chocotini fad and are entirely too sweet. It should be damn near black in the bottle and should be marked or labeled as "unsweetened chocolate liqueur" or something to that effect.  It should smell kinda bitter and earthy, like going into an old musty basement.

And this isn't secret knowledge. Just old knowledge that has long since passed away. Nobody cares about it. It is a dusty relic of a bygone era. The sort of crutch used by alcoholic writers and poets when they waxed nostalgic about other bygone eras, where men were men and the world still made sense.
2013-10-14 09:11:03 PM
1 votes:

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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Congrats and that bottle looks so cool.You just know good stuff is in it, enjoy.
2013-10-14 09:10:23 PM
1 votes:

Bob Falfa: mediaseth: Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

Wait, what? JD is fine and all crap, but not a bourbon.

Blech.
Just got back from England. Every time I tried to order a bourbon, I was offered Jack Daniel's.
Blech.


Go to Britain. Order American whiskey.

Ultimate hipster level achieved.
2013-10-14 09:08:20 PM
1 votes:

Tyrone Slothrop: wichitaleaf: What about scotch.

Similar to whisky, but aged in barrels that were used to make port.


Scotch is whiskey -- just whiskey made in Scotland.
2013-10-14 09:05:06 PM
1 votes:

Donnchadha: due to NAFTA regulations, Jack Daniels is technically Bourbon as well.


Huh. Check that out.

NAFTA Annex 313: Distinctive Products

1. Canada and Mexico shall recognize Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey, which is a straight Bourbon Whiskey authorized to be produced only in the State of Tennessee, as distinctive products of the United States. Accordingly, Canada and Mexico shall not permit the sale of any product as Bourbon Whiskey or Tennessee Whiskey, unless it has been manufactured in the United States in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States governing the manufacture of Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey.

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2013-10-14 09:02:09 PM
1 votes:
one bourbon one scotch one beer.
That's all I have to say, except I love the taste of a good bourbon with a couple of ice cubes and the way the flavor changes as they melt.
2013-10-14 09:00:20 PM
1 votes:

Fast Talkin Fanny: Just stopped by to say this.

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Yea, you know... I'm reeeeally not a fan of Wild Turkey, but that is one fine bourbon right there. Really sticks in the craw after a sip.
2013-10-14 08:57:19 PM
1 votes:

Donnchadha: mediaseth: Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

Wait, what? JD is fine and all, but not a bourbon.

Annex 313.

Canada and Mexico shall recognize Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey, which is a straight Bourbon Whiskey authorized to be produced only in the State of Tennessee, as distinctive products of the United States. Accordingly, Canada and Mexico shall not permit the sale of any product as Bourbon Whiskey or Tennessee Whiskey, unless it has been manufactured in the United States in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States governing the manufacture of Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey.


Well, then NAFTA is wrong. :) It is, at least, a Tennessee Whiskey. We agree there.
2013-10-14 08:51:41 PM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: If it isn't from Kentucky, it isn't really Bourbon.


And if you really want to give some people aneurisms, point out that due to NAFTA regulations, Jack Daniels is technically Bourbon as well.
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2013-10-14 08:50:13 PM
1 votes:
wichitaleaf : What about scotch.

Let the barbarians have their fun. We can sip Talisker while laughing at them later.
2013-10-14 08:48:03 PM
1 votes:

Bob Falfa: Easy to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.


Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.
2013-10-14 08:47:39 PM
1 votes:

Bob Falfa: Easy to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.


And not all whiskey is whisky
2013-10-14 08:43:30 PM
1 votes:
Scotch represented in this thread?  Good.
2013-10-14 08:41:51 PM
1 votes:

illannoyin: It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad


The_Original_Roxtar: illannoyin: It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad

you break out in woad and rebellion?


Funny! I have a similar problem. I can drink rum, botanical gin, wine, and cactus juice and be fine. I'm a jolly drunk. I drink grain alcohol though, look out. Makes me a mean mofo.

Mmm, now I am thinking about Bombay Sapphire and some tonic water. With lime. And there is none in the house to be had. Goddamn.

I can drink a seemingly endless supply of red wine with very little signs of becoming drunk and it never gives me a hangover. Can't drink white wine though. Instant migraine. Ugh. And it tastes nasty! Hurrrghrumph!

/Shudders violently at the thought.
2013-10-14 08:39:56 PM
1 votes:

illannoyin: It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad


Sweet, sweet bourbon... brownest of the brown liquors.

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2013-10-14 08:39:54 PM
1 votes:
Maker's Mark was a great tour.  Doubly so if you're an Ambassador to pick up bottles from your batch.
2013-10-14 08:39:38 PM
1 votes:
Single malt, standing by
2013-10-14 08:38:15 PM
1 votes:
Bourbon goes with Mountain Dew, Whiskey mixes better with Dr. Pepper
2013-10-14 08:37:46 PM
1 votes:
Nerds vs Geeks: The one thing you need to know not to sound like a dumbass

1. If you "sound like a dumbass" because you don't know the intricacies of HIS hobby, you're dealing with a geek.

/Infinitive un-split for extra nerd-ness.
2013-10-14 08:37:38 PM
1 votes:
Sorry, if you drink either, you'll sound like a dumbass.
2013-10-14 08:37:22 PM
1 votes:
Find Lion's Pride whiskey; Koval distillery out of Chicago.

Their rye in new barrels is like drinking America.
2013-10-14 08:27:24 PM
1 votes:
Stuck drinking beer tonight. Not happy without bourbon.
2013-10-14 08:27:14 PM
1 votes:
I take a bourbon drink, I take a whisky drink, and when I have to pee I use the kitchen sink.
2013-10-14 08:26:37 PM
1 votes:
What about scotch.
 
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