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Whats your bourbon of choice?

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by forestgrump, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. tomsk
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    I don't like the stuff either, its annoying over here when some one thinks they're some kind of expert because they have the occasional glass of jd and coke
     
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    Overrated? Yes. Bourbon? NO. Jack Daniels is NOT bourbon, it's Tennessee sourmash whiskey. Very different animal, especially with that charcoal filtering process. If they made it like proper bourbon, they wouldn't have to run it though a fishtank filter. ;)


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    I know it's not bourbon...I just brought it up because of the proof-lowering they did.
     
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    I understand why JD is so often paired with Coke. It really tastes pretty bad by itself, at least compared to a good bourbon. At least to me.
     
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    Not trying to pick on you, but JD has come up three or four other times in this thread, I felt the need to clear the air. The vast majority of American drinkers are convinced Jack Daniels is bourbon. (And that it's good. That's a whole 'nuther battle.)


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    I really think JD sells so well due to the label. Young drinkers think it makes them look tough when really, it's just tough to drink.


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    LOL!!! Prolly explains the appeal of J├Ągermeister, too. Why else would college kids drink something that tastes like bug repellent? :)

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    Tennessee whisky is a whole 'nother thread all its own. That said, I don't mind JD, but there are better options.

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    At the risk of thread derailment, what better Tennessee sourmash whiskeys do you recommend?
     
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    Eagle Rare 10yr old single barrel or Russels Reserve another 10yr old. It's all good though if made in Ky.:)
     
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    I had some in 1981 at Norris Dam State Park. Lumberjack competition between 16 southern forestry schools. Some guys from one of the opposing teams gave me some the night before my event. I was still drunk the next morning. I was our team's archer. Bare 35 lb. bows at 300, 200, and 100 ft. It took me three shots to even hit the hay bales. Some went in the river behind. When I hit the paper, everyone cheered.

    Don't know what the stuff was, but I'd highly recommend it. It was really good stuff.


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    I like Russell's reserve as well as George Dickel

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    Part of what makes Kentucky Bourban special is the limestone and the climate. It cannot be recreated. Not to say that bourbon can't be made elsewhere...as seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Bourbon_Trail

    "Whiskey sold as Tennessee whiskey is also defined as bourbon under NAFTA[12] and at least one other international trade agreement,[13] and is required to meet the legal definition of bourbon under Canadian law,[14] but some Tennessee whiskey makers do not label their product as bourbon and insist that it is a different type of whiskey when marketing their product."
    "On May 4, 1964, the United States Congress recognized bourbon whiskey as a "distinctive product of the United States". Bourbon may be produced anywhere in the United States where it is legal to distill spirits. But most brands are produced in Kentucky, where bourbon production has a strong historical association.[15] Iron-free water that has been filtered through the high concentrations of limestone, unique to the area, is often touted by bourbon distillers in Kentucky as a signature step in the bourbon-making process.[16]
    It has been reported that 97% of all bourbon is distilled and aged somewhere near Bardstown, Kentucky.[17] which is home to the annual Bourbon Festival held each September, and has been called the "Bourbon Capital of the World" by the Bardstown Tourism Commission[18] and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival organizers[19] who have registered the phrase as a trademark."
     
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    ^^97% of ALL Bourbon is distilled & aged in Bardstown Kentucky:D
     
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    During the Prohibition there were 2 or three distilleries that were permitted by the US Government to continue to produce Bourbon as a medicinal product:D Buffalo Trace was one of those. So Buffalo Trace has been around since before Prohibition...doin' it right:D
     
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    No name??? Tease. ;)
     
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    Well, it was the color of water, and they poured it into a plastic cup and told me to drink it before it melted the cup. It tasted like, well I'm not sure because I think I lost taste buds in addition to brain cells. It kind of reminded me of siphoning gas.


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    If they told you that was whiskey, they were lying. That was 'shine.

    Glad you survived to tell the tale. :)
     
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    Good ol moonshine. Smells like paint thinner, tastes about the same (I'm guessing.) One glass is all ya need.

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    Jim Beam has been a friend of mine for a long time, but I have limited considerably the amount of time we spend together to make my doctor and my wife happy . But I still consider it nectar of the gods, taken only with a splash of water.;)
     
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