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LloydMooresLegs

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2014, 10:03:34 AM »
I'm about 70% Manhattan, 30% bourbon rocks.  Maker's is my safe go-to for the Manhattan, but I'll go with rye or even a Canadian at times, or if at a restaurant claiming to have a "special" Manhattan or variation, I'll sometimes give that a try (too much all the rage these days, and at times dissappointing) .   At home, when drinking straight bourbon with a single big sphere or cube, I go with Elijah Craig, Angel's Envy, Makers Mark (sometimes 46), Buffalo Trace and a rotating group of small batch bourbons that I have rec'd as gifts over the years.  I have a few excellent ryes, but prefer them in a Manhattan rather than straight.

I buy a fair amount during the year, and then finish off most of it with two events--I have a big group come over post parish golf outing and break out the brown liquor for tasting (including some tasty single malt) and then clear out the cabinet for a neighbor's annual poker party.  Then I get to start over.   :)

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2014, 10:49:13 AM »
Lens

 How about YOUR Manhattan recipe. I occasionally make one for my better half and could use some expertise.
I do start with MM because everytime my brother-in-law comes into town he brings another bottle.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2014, 10:54:36 AM »
bitters, bitters, bitters; must have the bitters...and fresh sweet vermouth (even more important than what type)

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2014, 11:39:32 AM »
Lens

 How about YOUR Manhattan recipe. I occasionally make one for my better half and could use some expertise.
I do start with MM because everytime my brother-in-law comes into town he brings another bottle.

bitters, bitters, bitters; must have the bitters...and fresh sweet vermouth (even more important than what type)

Fill up up the shaker with ice,
About 75-80% with bourbon,
Pour some sweet vermouth on top so it's 95% full (I just use Tribuno)
A few dashes of bitters (I have been using Angostura)
Shake
Strain
Pour over 1 cube
Cherry


Interesting about the freshness of the sweet vermouth.  I saw a stand at the MKE Public Market (Maybe Nehrings or next to it) had a bunch of different craft bitters so I was going to try those out soon. 

I typically will make a pretty big drink for myself or split it with my wife.  Then I'm on to light or pilsner beer or red wine.   

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2014, 11:45:40 AM »
Fill up up the shaker with ice,
About 75-80% with bourbon,
Pour some sweet vermouth on top so it's 95% full (I just use Tribuno)
A few dashes of bitters (I have been using Angostura)
Shake
Strain
Pour over 1 cube
Cherry


Interesting about the freshness of the sweet vermouth.  I saw a stand at the MKE Public Market (Maybe Nehrings or next to it) had a bunch of different craft bitters so I was going to try those out soon. 

I typically will make a pretty big drink for myself or split it with my wife.  Then I'm on to light or pilsner beer or red wine.   



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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2014, 07:03:55 PM »
I'm about 70% Manhattan, 30% bourbon rocks.  Maker's is my safe go-to for the Manhattan, but I'll go with rye or even a Canadian at times, or if at a restaurant claiming to have a "special" Manhattan or variation, I'll sometimes give that a try (too much all the rage these days, and at times dissappointing) .   At home, when drinking straight bourbon with a single big sphere or cube, I go with Elijah Craig, Angel's Envy, Makers Mark (sometimes 46), Buffalo Trace and a rotating group of small batch bourbons that I have rec'd as gifts over the years.  I have a few excellent ryes, but prefer them in a Manhattan rather than straight.

I buy a fair amount during the year, and then finish off most of it with two events--I have a big group come over post parish golf outing and break out the brown liquor for tasting (including some tasty single malt) and then clear out the cabinet for a neighbor's annual poker party.  Then I get to start over.   :)

Legs, I figured you for a beer guy. 

Next time I am in town visiting family, I'll need to swing by Casa de Legs for a taste.  I'll bring the chili.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2014, 09:53:33 PM »
Anyone try Ridgemount Reserve 1792?

A tasty beverage.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #57 on: July 30, 2014, 08:38:50 AM »
bump .... let's stock up on Indiana bourbon!

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2014, 10:31:44 PM »
So it was my birthday recently, and I cracked open a bottle I got of Pappy 15 year. D.A.M.N. That is some smooth, tasty, tasty stuff. It was like bourbon syrup. Simply Fantastic!

Now my wife just needs to hurry up and give birth so I can celebrate by cracking open a bottle of Pappy 20 I am holding on to!

Sorry, I realize there was no question or topic for discussion in this thread, only my own narcissistic rambling. But I don't care, that stuff was that damn good. Now I just need to find a way to get another bottle this year!
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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2014, 09:30:57 AM »
FWIW Knob Creek is fantastic.

The bourbon or the porno flick?
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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2014, 05:30:12 PM »
So it was my birthday recently, and I cracked open a bottle I got of Pappy 15 year. D.A.M.N. That is some smooth, tasty, tasty stuff. It was like bourbon syrup. Simply Fantastic!

Now my wife just needs to hurry up and give birth so I can celebrate by cracking open a bottle of Pappy 20 I am holding on to!

Sorry, I realize there was no question or topic for discussion in this thread, only my own narcissistic rambling. But I don't care, that stuff was that damn good. Now I just need to find a way to get another bottle this year!

The 20yr is life changing and exponentially better than the 15.  Heavy caramel notes, smooth finish, light tobacco notes, just fantastic all the way around.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #61 on: August 25, 2014, 09:55:16 PM »
The 20yr is life changing and exponentially better than the 15.  Heavy caramel notes, smooth finish, light tobacco notes, just fantastic all the way around.

Wife just had the kid, so I cracked open the 20. You were totally right!
Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2014, 11:41:59 AM »
great topic.  Bourbon is my drink of choice as well... neat or one cube.

Best value for the money is Hirsch IMO
Best for making a manhattan:  Knob Creek
Best for those who want a "lighter bourbon"  Angel's Envy
In a league of their own:  Any Van Winkle bourbon. 
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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2014, 11:49:26 AM »
Wild Turkey American Honey.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2014, 12:09:40 PM »
There is a short article in this months The Atlantic on rye for those interested.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2014, 08:03:01 PM »
Love bourbon, not much of a scotch guy.

Sipping on a scotch right now called Hedonism....maker is Comfort Box.

Pretty damn good. Taste more like bourbon.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2014, 09:37:31 PM »
Its just about that time of year. Has anyone heard if Pappy has been released?
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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2014, 10:08:38 PM »
Had some Bulliet Bourbon last week.  Nice.

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2014, 10:20:24 PM »
Had some Bulliet Bourbon last week.  Nice.

I tried it 6 month's ago or so...and it's my new go-to bourbon, especially for ~$23 here.  I actually prefer the 100% rye variety, but the standard Bulleit has a pretty high rye mashbill too.

real chili 83

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2014, 11:00:22 PM »
I tried it 6 month's ago or so...and it's my new go-to bourbon, especially for ~$23 here.  I actually prefer the 100% rye variety, but the standard Bulleit has a pretty high rye mashbill too.

That's a great price. 1.75 or .750?

This Pappy stuff is intriguing too?

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2014, 10:58:30 AM »
That's a great price. 1.75 or .750?

.750   My first bottle was actually at $18, but it's been creeping up every month (likely as popularity grows).

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2014, 03:17:34 PM »
probably the best way to enjoy good bourbon

just recently got the Distiler for the ipad. Helps you pick out various whiskeys when youre looking for something new to try

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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2014, 09:22:48 PM »
Just bought a bottle of Jefferson Reserve on a whim.  Might crack it tomorrow.  Anyone try it yet?
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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #73 on: November 14, 2014, 08:57:58 AM »
Its just about that time of year. Has anyone heard if Pappy has been released?

It's out there. I know it's in Chicago, and I think most other Midwestern and Eastern cities.  Not sure about West Coast.

I just grabbed a bottle of the 2014 Four Roses Limited Edition, haven't opened it yet though.


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Re: Bourbon
« Reply #74 on: November 14, 2014, 10:05:06 AM »
I went to Buffalo Trace last week. Stuck my hand in some mash - you guys will be drinking it soon. Enjoy.