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funknik
12-07-2008, 05:22
Up here in Maine the white stuff is flying...going to go get my Christmas tree today. Does anybody have cold weather or holiday favorite sipping suggestions?

kickert
12-07-2008, 06:19
Up here in Maine the white stuff is flying...going to go get my Christmas tree today. Does anybody have cold weather or holiday favorite sipping suggestions?

I like a rye when it gets cold. Rittenhouse BIB is a great sipper in the cold. Not only does it have the rye spiciness, at 100 proof it has just enough burn to keep you warm.

I am also more likely to drink scotch as it gets colder.
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Added: I am more likely to enjoy Kentucky Coffee when it gets cold. VOB BIB is excellent mixed into some strong coffee.

Stu
12-07-2008, 06:54
Try mixing 3 oz half and half with 2 oz whole milk (or vice versa), 2 oz bourbon, 1 oz of gold rum, 1/2 pat of creamery butter, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional). Stir with cinnamon stick (sprinkled cinnamon would probably do) and warm in microwave. make it hot, but do not boil or cook! If this doesn't warm you up, see your Dr. for frostbite! Another use for this same recipe is if you have a cold: put on a sweat suit, stocking cap, and warm socks; drink this immediately before going to bed; your will wake up with soaked bed covers and no cold. My Mother called this "hot buttered rum" and it was the only thing I looked forward to about getting a cold when I was a kid.

ggilbertva
12-07-2008, 07:16
Bourbon and more bourbon....:grin:

Actually, I do introduce Scotch back into the rotation typically during Winter but for the most part, my habits don't change between seasons. All I need is a fire, blanket and bourbon.

...and by the way.....I hate snow.

ILLfarmboy
12-07-2008, 10:00
I like a rye when it gets cold. Rittenhouse BIB is a great sipper in the cold. Not only does it have the rye spiciness, at 100 proof it has just enough burn to keep you warm.


yep. Rye is a natural for colder weather. To that I would add barrel proofers like Bookers, Stagg, WLW and of course Handy which in my opinion may be the ultimate 'warm you up' pour on a cold evening.

fog
12-07-2008, 12:07
I believe that it has more to do with the temperature at which the bourbon in served rather than the time of year.

Turn up your heater higher and you will find yourself enjoying those pours that you think of as summer bourbons.

Certainly our mood and perception changes too in the winter, but I believe that this is a lesser factor.

polyamnesia
12-07-2008, 12:57
i like the Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog (about $7.99) that my parents usually buy and think is too strong:grin: :rolleyes: ....so they add more straight egg nog: i don't!

but yes, i agree with the above, RYE and high proofers like OGD114, WTRB, etc.

why is scotch a wintry shift for some? i doesn't have the heaviness i would want....but then, i have very little scotch experience.

T47
12-07-2008, 12:57
Egg Nog!!! It's my favorite cold weather treat.

ILLfarmboy
12-07-2008, 13:29
why is scotch a wintry shift for some? i doesn't have the heaviness i would want....but then, i have very little scotch experience.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say its the peat. When I think of a scotch to drink on a cold night I think of Ardbeg. I don't think of a speysider or highland malt.

polyamnesia
12-07-2008, 16:06
I'm going to go out on a limb and say its the peat. When I think of a scotch to drink on a cold night I think of Ardbeg. I don't think of a speysider or highland malt.


i can see that. or sense that. or imagine that!

the only scotch i've had was a single malt islay....very peaty. and 'salty' ?

your mention of peat shifts me westward from scotland to ireland...not the whisky so much, but actual PEAT. i have a block of peat from Eire which i plan to burn on the winters Solstice...that smell (i prefer it to the taste!) reminds me of what i smelled in every pub i went to in ireland! THAT does make me think of cold weather! one of the finest smokey smells in the world. next to southern barbecue...!

luv2hunt
12-07-2008, 17:18
Rye: Dougdog's Willett Rye version one or two!

Bourbon: Wm Larue Weller 129.9 proof

MY WINTER FAVORITES!!! :yum:

callmeox
12-07-2008, 17:24
Rye: Dougdog's Willett Rye version one or two!

Bourbon: Wm Larue Weller 129.9 proof

MY WINTER FAVORITES!!! :yum:

Mine too, but I seem to be fresh out of the first selection. Do you have a bottle that you care to share? :lol:

HipFlask
12-07-2008, 19:33
I agree WLW, Handy and GTS are excellant winter bone chillin Whiskies. Also I woud add OGD114, WT RB, Baker's, Bookers and Weller Anitque. Then for the times when Beer is more in order Delruim Nocterm and pretty much any Russian Imperial Stout fits the bill. BTW...I am looking for a good Buttered Rum Recipe to go with my egg nog recipe. Thanks for reminding me to dig one up.

Lost Pollito
12-08-2008, 08:57
Stagg will get me through the cold days here in the windy city. Peaty malts will also aid me this winter....Ardbeg, and Laphroaig , perhaps some Caol Ila as well. Ah....the liquid blanket. :cool:

OscarV
12-08-2008, 14:25
The thread title says,...
"Snow!!! Winter Suggestions."

Ok, here's mine.
You ever hear of snowcream?

It is basically the same recipe as home made ice cream that you make in the crank maker.
Just go outside and scoop up a large bowl of snow.
Add whipping cream, vanilla and sugar to taste.

wha-la, you got snowcream.

ratcheer
12-08-2008, 15:05
I have said many times, when it is very cold outside, there is just something about Knob Creek that hits the spot. For some reason, it gives me an impression that I have been out in the cold all day and I am back at the lodge with a roaring fire. And I won't mind being snowed in, at all.

Tim

funknik
01-12-2009, 07:50
I've really been digging the Handy '08 for Winter warmth....