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(Short List)   There are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky than people - and that's the only strange bourbon fact   (shortlist.com) divider line 88
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2014-06-13 08:05:42 PM  

bunner: BluVeinThrobber: bunner: BluVeinThrobber: //Beam

I, yeah, I tried that once.

You can do it again

//=drink count

I don't like beer much.  I like Guinness, a stout, and Harp lager.  I like Alexander Keith's lager but it isn't available here in the U.S.  I've been drinking Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 since forever, neat, because it actually tastes good.  Jim Beam, to me, doesn't.  It tastes awful.  Most whiskey does.  I am happy that there are different distillers with different recipes so that people can choose what they like.


A Toast!  I don't drink a lot off beer. Usually Rolling Rock when I do. Was raised stealing dads Beam
 
2014-06-13 08:06:42 PM  
I really want to like bourbon. It seems so sophisticated. But I think it tastes like crap. Give me a good vodka though...
 
2014-06-13 08:09:43 PM  

Jakesta: I really want to like bourbon. It seems so sophisticated. But I think it tastes like crap. Give me a good vodka though...


So, lighter fluid as opposed to a mouthful of wet leaves?  Check.  *pours you one*
 
2014-06-13 08:13:21 PM  
Wife and I went through Kentucky. Stayed the night in some Podunk county. Couldn't get a drink if I put a gun to someone's head. Had to drive two counties over to find a truck stop restaurant that served beer.
 
2014-06-13 08:40:44 PM  

Jakesta: I really want to like bourbon. It seems so sophisticated. But I think it tastes like crap. Give me a good vodka though...


Everybody has their own tastes. While I really like scotch whisky and enjoy Irish whisky, bourbon just isn't my bag.
 
2014-06-13 08:41:16 PM  
Glen Thunder here.  With two ice cubes since I'm a sally.  Not bourbon, but niiiiice corn whiskey (aka moonshine.). Actually, Finger Lakes Distilling makes an outstanding bourbon called McKenzie.  Tastes even better when somebody else forked over the $45 (more or less) for the bottle.
 
2014-06-13 08:42:25 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: Wife and I went through Kentucky. Stayed the night in some Podunk county. Couldn't get a drink if I put a gun to someone's head. Had to drive two counties over to find a truck stop restaurant that served beer.


I had the same experience.  Fortunately I had stopped in Louisville and picked up wine and bourbon before travelling on.  The hotel couldn't find a corkscrew for the wine so I had to go to a store and buy one (why does the dollar store sell corkscrews in a dry county????)

Bourbon was my first whisky experience (as an adult looking for taste, not some kid looking for a drunk), then I tried scotch to compare the flavours/experiences.  Then someone told me that Canadian whisky is world class, so I tried the award winner this year (Corby's Lot 40).  It turns out that it is VERY good.

Ironically, I lived down the street from that distillery for the first 19 years of my life.  I still (bad pun intended) live in Canada and visit the area regularly.  Next time I am down there I am going on a tour of the place, and telling them how much I like their stuff.
 
2014-06-13 08:47:06 PM  

freetomato: Did the bourbon tour last month, getting a kick. Only saw three but that was enough with all the sampling. Dipped my own bottle of White Dog in wax at the Maker's Mark Distillery.[img.fark.net image 850x637]


I love that the barrels have "bourbon experience" on the side.

Most of my "bourbon experiences" involve either heaving into a porcelain bowl or making loud comments about someone's mom at a party.
 
2014-06-13 08:47:51 PM  

CJ The Rev: dolphinsgonwild: Wife and I went through Kentucky. Stayed the night in some Podunk county. Couldn't get a drink if I put a gun to someone's head. Had to drive two counties over to find a truck stop restaurant that served beer.

I had the same experience.  Fortunately I had stopped in Louisville and picked up wine and bourbon before travelling on.  The hotel couldn't find a corkscrew for the wine so I had to go to a store and buy one (why does the dollar store sell corkscrews in a dry county????)

Bourbon was my first whisky experience (as an adult looking for taste, not some kid looking for a drunk), then I tried scotch to compare the flavours/experiences.  Then someone told me that Canadian whisky is world class, so I tried the award winner this year (Corby's Lot 40).  It turns out that it is VERY good.

Ironically, I lived down the street from that distillery for the first 19 years of my life.  I still (bad pun intended) live in Canada and visit the area regularly.  Next time I am down there I am going on a tour of the place, and telling them how much I like their stuff.


csb, eh?
 
2014-06-13 08:49:04 PM  

rwdavis: Also little known, aging beer in a bourbon barrel is the only way to make beer palatable.


speaking as the barrel program manager at the brewery I work at, if you hate beer that much, but love the bourbon that much.,. just drink the bourbon.

I certainly wont judge you, and will probably even buy you a shot.
 
2014-06-13 08:52:24 PM  

CJ The Rev: dolphinsgonwild: Wife and I went through Kentucky. Stayed the night in some Podunk county. Couldn't get a drink if I put a gun to someone's head. Had to drive two counties over to find a truck stop restaurant that served beer.

I had the same experience.  Fortunately I had stopped in Louisville and picked up wine and bourbon before travelling on.  The hotel couldn't find a corkscrew for the wine so I had to go to a store and buy one (why does the dollar store sell corkscrews in a dry county????)

Bourbon was my first whisky experience (as an adult looking for taste, not some kid looking for a drunk), then I tried scotch to compare the flavours/experiences.  Then someone told me that Canadian whisky is world class, so I tried the award winner this year (Corby's Lot 40).  It turns out that it is VERY good.

Ironically, I lived down the street from that distillery for the first 19 years of my life.  I still (bad pun intended) live in Canada and visit the area regularly.  Next time I am down there I am going on a tour of the place, and telling them how much I like their stuff.


They use them to pull the bung from the whiskey barrels

/Beam
//Beam
///Beam
 
2014-06-13 08:54:04 PM  
Buffalo Trace is nice. Shame about the name, though.

/ Hendrix for gin
/ Pussers for rum
 
2014-06-13 08:54:08 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: freetomato: Did the bourbon tour last month, getting a kick. Only saw three but that was enough with all the sampling. Dipped my own bottle of White Dog in wax at the Maker's Mark Distillery.[img.fark.net image 850x637]

I love that the barrels have "bourbon experience" on the side.


Most of my "bourbon experiences" involve either heaving into a porcelain bowl or making loud comments about someone's mom at a party.

A true Farker
 
2014-06-13 09:11:55 PM  

BKITU: maxheck: cretinbob

Yes, but 75% of the bourbon isn't inbred

Wrong tack.... Name a bourbon that doesn't name inbred ancestry.

Four Roses
Wild Turkey
Buffalo Trace
Ancient Age
1776


Maker's Mark?

And you call yourself a FARKer.
 
2014-06-13 09:13:24 PM  

oldtaku: Another fun fact: On average, the barrels of bourbon are more educated than the inhabitants.


This explains why I get so smart after I drink half a bottle of Ezra Brooks.
 
2014-06-13 09:13:53 PM  
BluVeinThrobber:  They use them to pull the bung corks from the whiskey barrels their bung-holes

FTFY
 
2014-06-13 09:16:55 PM  

CJ The Rev: BluVeinThrobber:  They use them to pull the bung corks from the whiskey barrels their bung-holes

FTFY


Nice
 
2014-06-13 09:20:13 PM  

Mister Peejay: oldtaku: Another fun fact: On average, the barrels of bourbon are more educated than the inhabitants.

This explains why I get so smart after I drink half a bottle of Ezra Brooks.


Einstein?
 
2014-06-13 09:48:15 PM  

nightbringerggz: JoieD'Zen: olddinosaur: Drove through Kentucky last summer.  Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.

When we drove through there years ago it was Sunday and no booze. WTH people?

When you have that much bourbon available a mandated day off is just good sense.


You're obviously not from WI.

/nor a golfer.
 
2014-06-13 10:02:47 PM  

maxheck: olddinosaur:

Drove through Kentucky last summer. Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.

Well, yeah, but I used to drive to-and-from work past 3 wineries in Maryland, which of course is everyone's first thought of where to grow grapes and fine wine.

/ actually is pretty good wine country.

.


No, no, it's really not.

/ misses Napa
// many whiskeys are good, *any* whiskey purchased for you by someone else is great!
 
2014-06-13 10:04:11 PM  

dionysusaur: Buffalo Trace is nice. Shame about the name, though.

/ Hendrix for gin
 Pussers for rum


This..

/ Pussers for rum

But not that

Blackheart for rum.

//Yay Kentucky Rum!
 
2014-06-13 10:14:09 PM  

The_Sponge: Fact:  Finding a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle in my state (WA) is like finding treasure at the end of the rainbow.


Fact: The State of Utah royally screwed themselves out of LOT of revenue on that stuff.... Usually the 85% tax markup and only having state run liquor stores to buy from means we pay a really shiatty price. Last year, it made national news because the stuff was selling for like $64 a bottle, rather than the insane price it normally sells for because by law the state liquor stores have to abide by that %85, regardless of what the market value is of the booze, it's all based on the wholesale price, and the stuff is expensive, but like 1/10 of what the stores normally sell it for.
 
2014-06-13 10:22:18 PM  
By law, straight bourbon must be aged in barrels for at least two years.

There's a law about this?  Is that because in truth people can't tell if it has or hasn't by taste and it's all a ignorant snob's game?
 
2014-06-13 10:25:45 PM  

trappedspirit: By law, straight bourbon must be aged in barrels for at least two years.

There's a law about this?  Is that because in truth people can't tell if it has or hasn't by taste and it's all a ignorant snob's game?


Could you tell if it were distilled and aged in Canada vs the US? What about sparkling wine vs champagne?
 
2014-06-13 10:31:01 PM  

trappedspirit: By law, straight bourbon must be aged in barrels for at least two years.

There's a law about this?  Is that because in truth people can't tell if it has or hasn't by taste and it's all a ignorant snob's game?


Yes there is a law. and yes you can taste a difference
 
2014-06-13 10:45:39 PM  

BluVeinThrobber: trappedspirit: By law, straight bourbon must be aged in barrels for at least two years.

There's a law about this?  Is that because in truth people can't tell if it has or hasn't by taste and it's all a ignorant snob's game?

Yes there is a law. and yes you can taste a difference


Oh my yes you can taste the difference.  And if I bought something labeled "Bourbon" that was not aged properly, then I'd be right pissed off, because all I bought was just some whiskey.

I wonder how the "Cleveland Bourbon" company gets away with it.  They do some weird pressure barrel rapid aging thing and it tastes like ass.  At least it's really expensive.

/really.  wtf.  you wipe the name of my city off of your shiatty liquor this moment or I'll... continue to rant ineffectually on some website!
 
2014-06-13 10:50:09 PM  

Mister Peejay: BluVeinThrobber: trappedspirit: By law, straight bourbon must be aged in barrels for at least two years.

There's a law about this?  Is that because in truth people can't tell if it has or hasn't by taste and it's all a ignorant snob's game?

Yes there is a law. and yes you can taste a difference

Oh my yes you can taste the difference.  And if I bought something labeled "Bourbon" that was not aged properly, then I'd be right pissed off, because all I bought was just some whiskey.

I wonder how the "Cleveland Bourbon" company gets away with it.  They do some weird pressure barrel rapid aging thing and it tastes like ass.  At least it's really expensive.

/really.  wtf.  you wipe the name of my city off of your shiatty liquor this moment or I'll... continue to rant ineffectually on some website!


Good luck with that
 
2014-06-13 11:16:57 PM  

Mister Peejay: BluVeinThrobber: trappedspirit: By law, straight bourbon must be aged in barrels for at least two years.

There's a law about this?  Is that because in truth people can't tell if it has or hasn't by taste and it's all a ignorant snob's game?

Yes there is a law. and yes you can taste a difference

Oh my yes you can taste the difference.  And if I bought something labeled "Bourbon" that was not aged properly, then I'd be right pissed off, because all I bought was just some whiskey.

I wonder how the "Cleveland Bourbon" company gets away with it.  They do some weird pressure barrel rapid aging thing and it tastes like ass.  At least it's really expensive.

/really.  wtf.  you wipe the name of my city off of your shiatty liquor this moment or I'll... continue to rant ineffectually on some website!


Bourbon only needs to be aged for six months. Straight Bourbon is two years. I haven't tasted that bourbon so I don't have a point of reference.
 
2014-06-13 11:25:51 PM  
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2014-06-13 11:32:42 PM  

CJ The Rev: dolphinsgonwild: (why does the dollar store sell corkscrews in a dry county????)


The managers haven't got a f*cking clue what they're for and they're sure as hell not going to ask corporate.
 
2014-06-13 11:46:28 PM  

redmid17: Mister Peejay: BluVeinThrobber: trappedspirit: By law, straight bourbon must be aged in barrels for at least two years.

There's a law about this?  Is that because in truth people can't tell if it has or hasn't by taste and it's all a ignorant snob's game?

Yes there is a law. and yes you can taste a difference

Oh my yes you can taste the difference.  And if I bought something labeled "Bourbon" that was not aged properly, then I'd be right pissed off, because all I bought was just some whiskey.

I wonder how the "Cleveland Bourbon" company gets away with it.  They do some weird pressure barrel rapid aging thing and it tastes like ass.  At least it's really expensive.

/really.  wtf.  you wipe the name of my city off of your shiatty liquor this moment or I'll... continue to rant ineffectually on some website!

Bourbon only needs to be aged for six months. Straight Bourbon is two years. I haven't tasted that bourbon so I don't have a point of reference.


I doubled checked that time requirement and apparently it doesn't actually be exist. Just needs to be aged in the charred oak barrel.
 
2014-06-14 12:34:45 AM  
I want God on my side but I must have Kentucky.
 
2014-06-14 12:34:46 AM  

zinethar: [imageshack.com image 500x420]


Yum!
 
2014-06-14 12:49:56 AM  
I had a wonderful opportunity to be 'behind the scenes' at a charity fundraising event at Maker's Mark last summer. The traditional tour through the campus was augmented by restaurant tastings and custom cocktails. Really VIP. And the Maker's staff were amazing and wonderfully friendly to us. They really opened their doors and their hearts to us and made sure that our event went smoothly. So I take every chance I get to tell people how awesome the Maker's Mark distillery tour is. It's just a beautiful little jewel box of a distillery, in a lovely part of Kentucky. And then they basically gave us tens of thousands of dollars.

But it wasn't as if I hadn't given them tens of thousands of dollars already.
 
2014-06-14 02:49:21 AM  
All y'all's fussing would be straightened out if you Bourbon Trailed together.
 
2014-06-14 07:57:58 AM  
If you're ever traveling through either Nashville or Bowling Green, KY, you owe it to yourself to take the tours at Corsair Artisan's distilleries. Great guys, and fantastic products.

/Triple Smoke
//Insane In The Grain
/// and Barrel Aged Gin ftmfw!
 
2014-06-14 09:46:26 AM  

skinbubble: zinethar: [imageshack.com image 500x420]

Yum!


Seconded. My favorite when I wanna go upscale. Evan Williams otherwise.
 
2014-06-14 03:06:06 PM  
redmid17:
Bourbon only needs to be aged for six months. Straight Bourbon is two years. I haven't tasted that bourbon so I don't have a point of reference.

Huh, I thought all bourbon was a minimum of four years.  All the ones I like are more than four, anyway.

I have drained that bottle so that no other people may be exposed to how much it sucks (a practice my circle of friends calls "to Sam Adams" because Sam Adams friggin' sucks unless you like the flavor of tree bark and ass) but I recall it being moderately harsh and with an overpowering artificial woodiness to it, similar to the difference between Kool-Aid and real fruit juice.

One of my friends, it turns out, actually likes it.  He also likes Scotch.  I can't stand Scotch.  So this may be where the divide is.
 
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