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sotnsipper
01-16-2009, 13:28
Being in Middle TN and having two Tennessee Whiskeys made within 50 miles from my house, there is no shortage of Jack or George on the shelves around here. The problem I am running into is finding some hard to find Bourbons. There is more Jack Daniels than I can shake a stick at. The bad part about that is, that is all I want to do with Jack, shake a stick at it. It is drinkable with Coke, but lacks a lot in what I like in bourbon. George Dickel on the other hand, I am in love with. Great neat and even great mixed with Coke. I find that there is just something with TN whiskey is that they are mainly my Whiskey and Coke drinks. I have rarely found a good combo with Coke and any bourbons. Has anyone else found this to be true? Just to throw this in, the Dickel No.12 is my fav when it comes to TN Whiskey.

ILLfarmboy
01-16-2009, 13:35
I find that there is just something with TN whiskey is that they are mainly my Whiskey and Coke drinks. I have rarely found a good combo with Coke and any bourbons. Has anyone else found this to be true?

Yep. I don't like bourbon and Coke but I like JD and Coke. Sometimes its the only realistic choice in many of the rural taverns in my area, which is when/where I usually drink it.

Blitz
01-16-2009, 15:10
I am not a cocktail guy but I have heard the higher rye bourbons are a little better with Coke.

shoshani
01-17-2009, 21:55
Root beer is especially good. I used to love Barq's mixed with BIB Old Forester - not much, just a couple drops to give "oomph" to the root beer.

Baby Saz is also good that way. But only with Barq's. The spices of the two mesh very nicely.

ratcheer
01-18-2009, 08:18
I cannot drink sweet highballs. The sweetest thing I will mix with whiskey is dry ginger ale. Plain sparkling water is even better.

How close are you to Nashville? You should be able to find a good selection of bourbons, there.

Tim

fishnbowljoe
01-18-2009, 22:44
JD and Coke is okay. I like KC and Coke better. More flavor. Haven't had the chance to try Dickel yet. JD is one I just can't drink straight up, or on the rocks. Joe

dave ziegler
01-19-2009, 07:06
I enjoy a bit of Bourbon sometimes with believe it or not Cheer Wine Soda. My Boss just brought me back two six packs from NC and I have been testing and find it is kind of Good with Bourbon! We can't get Cheer Wine up here but I always loved it because it is not sick sweet.
Dave Z
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polyamnesia
01-19-2009, 07:30
the sour-cream sense i got from my latest tasting of JD black made me consider and go for a rare cocktail....as stated in another thread, i did the cherry coke mix. went great with cashews!

dickel, aside from the haunting vitamins, i would rather have it straight.

yet again, the higher end (oxymoron?) JDs are better. gotta find silver select.....

sotnsipper
01-19-2009, 14:19
How close are you to Nashville? You should be able to find a good selection of bourbons, there.

Tim


I am about 20 min east of Nashville, in Murfreesboro. We have about the same selection here as in Nashville. I have found one place here that has about the best selection in town. No dusties or hard to find stuff, just a great selection. If you ask most people running the stores around here for a good bourbon choice, they point you to JD or GD. Morons....

sotnsipper
01-19-2009, 14:26
I am not a cocktail guy but I have heard the higher rye bourbons are a little better with Coke.


I am no longer a cocktail guy. I mainly drink everything neat, the exception being a splash of water. I do remember about a year or so ago, I had some Rittenhouse BIB and Coke. From my memory, it was pretty good. Of course, Rittenhouse is a Rye whiskey. I am sure something like WT 101, FC, or OF Signature would be equally as good being higher rye.

quackaddict
05-31-2009, 07:07
old forester is actually pretty good with a splash of diet coke. if i use anything other than a splash of water(almost always drink with a few ice cubes), it's usually diet coke, unless it's vodka(yes i'll drink vodka every now and then)

JMac72
05-31-2009, 11:20
I like Makers and Coke. I put 1 oz of Makers with approx 2 oz Coke and I get a nice 'vanilla' Coke drink....

TNbourbon
05-31-2009, 21:14
Wheaters with cola, rye-recipe with ginger ale.
Dickel over Jack.
Bourbon over Dickel.

TNbourbon
05-31-2009, 21:16
People generally don't pay attention enough to the Jack-and-Coke equation. The order is important: use more Jack than cola -- or, at least, equal parts! It ain't Coke-and-Jack!

cowdery
06-02-2009, 17:50
Tim is absolutely right and all you have to do is hang out in Kentucky or Tennessee to see how most people there make a jack and coke or a bourbon and coke. First, you fill a tumbler with ice. Then you add whiskey up to about 1 1/2 inches, or less, from the top, and top it off with cola.

jonholl
06-04-2009, 05:02
I like Early Times Kentucky Whiskey with diet coke. Mix the ET & coke ratio to your taste.
I like my bourbons neat or with some ice or water, depending on the bourbon's alcohol content.

Westernboys
12-10-2009, 15:27
I agree with Chuck. Quite a bit more Jack and then some cola over a lot of ice. Good during the warm months of summer.

Gillman
12-10-2009, 19:25
Jack and Coke is a special treat for me, maybe once a year. I make it like Tim and Chuck said. The current Single Barrels of Jack Daniels, much improved over past years' bottlings, are perfect for this.

Gary

cowdery
12-12-2009, 18:20
One way to think of it is as a manhattan, using Coke instead of vermouth. That's a Jack and Coke as it is consumed by the natives.

TNbourbon
12-12-2009, 18:25
One way to think of it is as a manhattan, using Coke instead of vermouth. That's a Jack and Coke as it is consumed by the natives.
Cherry Coke, then?:skep: :grin:

(Actually, a very fine analogy -- and the Manhattan, well made, is probably my favorite whiskey cocktail.:toast:)

cowdery
12-14-2009, 09:48
Cherry Coke, then?:skep: :grin:

(Actually, a very fine analogy -- and the Manhattan, well made, is probably my favorite whiskey cocktail.:toast:)

It is interesting to me how many people associate the manhattan with cherry flavor when there is no cherry in a typical manhattan except the garnish.

TNbourbon
12-14-2009, 16:18
...there is no cherry in a typical manhattan except the garnish.
True that -- but it's the best part, after being suffused with all that rye (which is what I always use, and pour it over the cherries in a separate shaker while I assemble the rest. Sometimes I even pour it awhile in advance just to drown the cherries.:yum:)!

Gillman
12-15-2009, 06:02
I find the cherry does affect the taste, even if you don't add juice as such.

Whatever one's view on the effect, the Manhattan is a classic cocktail, the premium whiskey cocktail in fact. Vermouth has the capacity to make all whiskey taste good, in a nutshell. There is an odd synergy between the two. That said, I agree that good rye, or a rye-ish bourbon, is best for the drink.

Gary