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2008/01/20 22:46:44 (permalink)

Bourbon or Scotch?

Tonight I am alternating on this below zero night shots of Wild Turkey 101 and the Glenlivet 12 year old single malt. I'm testing which I like better and right now I am favoring the bourbon even though I don't consider them one to one in quality. It could change as the night wears on.

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    djmsalem
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/20 22:54:47 (permalink)
    Well, if you're still awake, I prefer Bourbon, although if I had to choose between the two you're pouring it'd be close. I think I like the simpler, corn flavor of Bourbon, especially when the WT 101 is mixed with just a little cold water.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/20 23:08:07 (permalink)
    Bourbon does go better than Scotch, with Mountain Dew !
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 00:38:54 (permalink)
    Please Al, tell me your not mixing Knob Creek with the Dew?!
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 04:02:04 (permalink)
    Well, I did not know we could speak about booze here. Not "family friendly". But as an aside to your question, I always liked Bushmills Irish better than any Scotch. So I decided to stop drinking it. I liked it a little TOO much, shall we say. Uh, here is something else to check out instead of Bourbon, Rye. Not always easy to find these days, but that is what goes into a Sazerac, perhaps the very first cocktail in North America.
    -Scott Lindgren scottlindgren@netzero.net
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 05:46:46 (permalink)

    The Sundancer is a 'Rye' man. We make him sit at a seperate table while the 'Bourbon Boys' do the Roadfood Toasts at the meet-n-eats!
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 06:41:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


    The Sundancer is a 'Rye' man. We make him sit at a seperate table while the 'Bourbon Boys' do the Roadfood Toasts at the meet-n-eats!


    It is hard to find a good rye. I usually do Canadian which is a blend of rye and something???

    I am finding that as I get older,my consumption has to be reduced.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 10:02:55 (permalink)
    Doesn't Jack Daniels in Tennessee distill a rye?

    I've always been a bourbon man and fashioned that my ancestors that resided in Kentucky since sometime before 1792 and 1909 probably had made their own in a back holler.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 10:14:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Davydd

    Tonight I am alternating on this below zero night shots of Wild Turkey 101 and the Glenlivet 12 year old single malt. I'm testing which I like better and right now I am favoring the bourbon even though I don't consider them one to one in quality. It could change as the night wears on.

    Say you?


    Davydd, you'll be lucky to tell the difference as the night wears on. LOL.
    Personally, I'd just be drinking Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky to keep warm. A "wee dram" as they say.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 10:38:26 (permalink)
    I generally go for scotch, but when I want an alternative, I favor rye. Pikesville is available in my area, as is jim Beam and Old Overholt
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 10:39:26 (permalink)
    Rye is supposedly gathering some steam in popularity. Within the past two years or so I began enjoying Rye Whiskey more than almost anything else but good Irish. Old Overholt Rye is a popular-priced Rye which is easy to find. If I understand it correctly, Rye is probably the first whiskey produced in America in PA and Maryland. Only Kentcuky is allowed to call its whiskey Bourbon, by law. Tennessee whiskey is sour mash. I am not a scholar on this stuff by any means, but for me Rye is the most drinkable of American whiskeys. Irish whiskey is probably my most preferred. Never developed a taste for the smokiness of Scotch. Here are a few words about Rye...

    http://www.mindspring.com/~mccarthys/whiskey/rye.htm

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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 10:48:47 (permalink)
    Bourbon...Absolutely !
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 11:10:09 (permalink)
    Myself, I kind of prefer Scotch, but I can usually still taste it in the morning ... and that is not a treat.

    Bourbon is also nice for sippin' and doesn't deliver the same indignity.

    I also find myself taking a well crafted beer from time to time.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 11:23:24 (permalink)
    Hi All... I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease (an intolerance to gluten, from wheat, barley and rye). I was thrilled to learn that the proteins in gluten do NOT transfer to the final product in alcoholic spirits, thus allowing me to continue enjoying bourbon whiskey. Beer is out, but Anheuser-Busch makes a gluten-free beer that tastes pretty good and is quite refreshing. All this to add my vote for BOURBON. Thanks for your indulgence.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 18:57:34 (permalink)
    Bourbon for me, Evan Williams Black in particular, mais chacun a son gout.

    I'll second Greg's comment about tasting scot's whiskey again in the morning. Jack Daniels does that to me as well.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 19:17:27 (permalink)
    I'll take some bourbon on the rocks.. For some reason, not really a Scotch man here... Rather do some real Mountain Dew instead (preferably with a peach in the jar)..
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 19:25:34 (permalink)
    {;ll cibtubue tge test agaub tibuggt ti deternube wgetger U kuje biyrbib ir scitcg.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 19:42:14 (permalink)
    I was never able to develop anything but distaste for Scotch whisky. It always reminded me of some bad-tasting medicine I'd never had. (And yes, I've had single malts that have been described to me as extraordinary.) My standard drink is Jack Daniels Black Label sour mash. I don't even know if they still make the younger, raw-tasting Green Label any longer. I've been drinking the Black Label since 1954.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 19:44:08 (permalink)
    1954...The year I was born...
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 19:49:12 (permalink)
    That's when I was born, too. My mother breast fed me the Jack Daniels.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 20:15:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Davydd



    Say you?

    Turkey 101
    I keep it in the freezer.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 20:26:07 (permalink)
    Good Scots whiskey for sure.
    It almost makes up for bringing haggis and golf into the world.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 20:45:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Davydd

    {;ll cibtubue tge test agaub tibuggt ti deternube wgetger U kuje biyrbib ir scitcg.

    What I meant to say now in a more lucid period was, I'll continue the test again tonight to determine whether I like bourbon or scotch. : : : just funnin' : : :

    This all started because I got a gift book for Christmas from my daughter, Single Malt Scotch by Bill Milne (photos) and Roddy Martine (text). The photos are stunning. Important things you need to know. Single malt scotch is aged in used barrels that were originally used for aging bourbon or sherry. Scotch in Scotland is whisky without the e. All other spirits are whiskey with the e.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 21:07:05 (permalink)
    I have a bottle of Chivas Regal Royal Salute - 21 yrs old and a bottle of 18 yr old MacCallan sitting on my shelf right now

    So my choice..... Scotch

    3 fingers and a dash of spring water to open it up


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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 21:24:07 (permalink)
    I do not know if this is true or not, but I read it somewhere. The reason that they started to blend Scotch in the first place was that single malts did not taste good.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 21:26:54 (permalink)
    I can still buy Fowler's apple cider (from NY, probably will end mid-Feb) at Central Market down here, so I like mixing Bourbon (I mostly buy Buffalo Trace since it's become available here) with real cider.

    As a cocktail, I mostly order a scotch with a slight splash of water (usually Dewars). At home, I will usually keep some Famous Grouse Gold Reserve, and some Dewars. For single malts, I mostly buy Old Pultaney these days, simply because I think it's the best for the price. I'm not a rich man.

    In a bar I will also order a Stoli martini; I like it shaken, up with olives. (I also insist on some Vermouth. Most of the young bartenders don't put in Vermouth, but they always ask if I want it dirty...)

    At home, I keep a bottle of Tangueray's Sterling Vodka in the freezer.
    Throw in about 1 part Martini & Rossi's vermouth, 3 or 4 parts Sterling, and 3 jalapeno-stuffed olives on a toothpick, and you have a perfect pre-dinner drink.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 21:44:11 (permalink)
    Between those two, I will take Bourbon. I got my dad a single barrel Blanton's for Christmas and it was outstanding. But the tougher choice for me would be between a good Irish Whiskey and Bourbon. Maybe I need to do my own taste test on a cold night.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 21:46:50 (permalink)
    I always tended to feel that scotch tasted like antifreeze. However a few years ago a relative from the UK brought me a bottle of single malt scotch whisky. Wow, what a difference! I might be hooked.

    I also like Grey Goose vodka even though most things French aren't in my favor.

    Wally
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 22:02:08 (permalink)
    I'm too young to like scotch, and I think I always will be.
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    RE: Bourbon or Scotch? 2008/01/21 22:13:21 (permalink)
    Why drink Bourbon or Scotch when Irish is available?

    Walt
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