Good Bourbon

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  1. pigfarmer

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    They certainly can be tasty. It's easy to convey "Jack & Coke" in a loud bar.
     
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  2. Standingstones

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    This is a little bit off topic, but this is a nice liquor to share around the holidays...
     
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  3. pigfarmer

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    I get some local apple cider and the little bag of steeping spices and slowly, very slowly warm it up on the stove. Then I toss a hefty shot of this Laird's Applejack in a big coffee cup along with the cider and man, that's good stuff
     
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  4. Kchoo

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    I think it is okay to contrast or suggest other spirits with bourbon on a bourbon thread.
    Thanks for your post!
     
  5. Kchoo

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    Is it hot?
    Is it balanced?
    Any particular comparisons to familiar things like cinamon, nuts, or herbs or fruit?
     
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  6. nivek

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    It has subtle flavours of caramel and spices, with a hint of dark licorice and vanilla with a decent balance drinking at room temperature...I love the spice flavours in the after taste...

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  7. nivek

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    Right now drinking a New Castle beer...

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  8. Kchoo

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    Sounds perfect
     
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  9. Standingstones

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    If anyone is looking for a whisky with lots of spicey flavors, this is one to try. Compass Box Spice Tree.


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    BC5FAE90-7ACF-4E99-BC80-FDA34CA2E577.jpeg D4B497D7-E11B-4D48-AEEC-BB63D7729653.jpeg I purchased these two bottles this past Thursday. I briefly tried the Lagavulin today. The smokey , peat smell is not the same strength as the normal Lagavulin line. I would give it 85/100.
     
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  12. nivek

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    I'm drinking a 2013 Malbec from Argentina and wow!...It is a smooth and very flavourful wine, damn it is a good one too...

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  13. Kchoo

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    So you can also have fun with a bottle of Jim Beam....
    Perhaps the poor man’s Star Trek bourbon?
    You can say stuff like,
    “Beam Me Up!”
    “Dam-it Jim”
    “Jim, Jim Kirk...”
     
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    “He’s dead, Jim”
     
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  16. Kchoo

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    Regular old Jim Beam
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    WHEN I Ordered shots it was always Jameson, and when I ordered neat, it was always high brow stuff. When I went to parties there was always something else to try. I ignored Jim Beam as a one of those bottom shelf Bourbons. Then a neat pour was handed to me.
    “Hey this is really nice, what is it.”
    ‘Jim Beam.’
    “WOW... no kidding?”

    A few weeks went by.
    An open bar offered JB or Jack, so I ordered Jim Beam and really enjoyed it with a nice plate of cheese and bread.

    Sure, there are much higher rated Bourbons, but I think Jim Beam is pretty decent.

    11.99 + tax for a fifth of good old Jim Beam... There must be something wrong with a bourbon that cheap, right? Nope...
     
  17. nivek

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    Earlier today I attended an xmas lunch for the managers of the business I work at, we had an open bar too and this bourbon was the best one the bar had today, so this is what I was drinking along with a couple new castle beers...Drank this bourbon straight up like I normally do when drinking liquor...q37

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    My 65th birthday is fast approaching in a week and a half. I have been trying to come up with the whisky or bourbon I want to drink that day. I have a Montecristo No. 2 (Cuban) lined up to smoke. I just want something special for my whisky of choice. Perhaps an Islay whisky??
     
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  19. nivek

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    Have you tried this before?...

    Sku's Recent Eats: A Dusty Curiosity: Brown Forman President's Choice

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