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thom71gt
02-08-2011, 19:45
uhhhh, I know this sounds crazy. I love bourbon. Im drinking Four Roses single Barrel right now. I used to own a liquor store and my personal "liquor cabinet" should really be called a bourbon cabinet. However, I love it too much and my Dr. says I need to cut back on the intake. Waaaay back. Is there ANYTHING out there I can add to a coke to give me that bourbon and coke flavor without the alcohol? Or at least a highly reduced rate? 20 proof? 40 proof? That's got to be better for me than the 80 - 124 proof that I am drinking now.

Any advice would be appreciated.

dmarkle
02-08-2011, 19:58
uhhhh, I know this sounds crazy. I love bourbon. Im drinking Four Roses single Barrel right now. I used to own a liquor store and my personal "liquor cabinet" should really be called a bourbon cabinet. However, I love it too much and my Dr. says I need to cut back on the intake. Waaaay back.

This doctor of yours is clearly a quack and should have his or her medical license reviewed. ;)

I sort of wonder if you could water down your whiskey and then try to re-introduce flavor into it as Ralfy showed in his "How to cope with bad Whisky" episode: http://whiskyreviews.blogspot.com/2009/10/85-how-to-cope-with-bad-whisky.html

cgbakerjr
02-08-2011, 20:16
Is my wife your doctor? I seem to hear the same thing a lot at home.

Medicfrost
02-08-2011, 20:22
What of you just mixed regular bourbon to Diet Cola, would that please your physician?

Just kidding. You're better off just mixing in more cola to your bourbon, there is no Diet Bourbon that I've ever seen. and you doctor will be pleased.

bourbon-n00b
02-09-2011, 06:47
Maybe consider a lower-proof bourbon-based liqueur, like Firefly Sweet Tea or Prichard's Sweet Lucy?

Forgot to add: Wild Turkey American Honey and Buffalo Trace Cream Liqueur...

fricky
02-09-2011, 07:05
If my doctor told me to cut back on my bourbon consumption, I would still drink my favorite bourbons but less of it. I would not dilute it or switch to low proof or flavored whiskey. I like bourbon and I want to live long enough to drink what is in my bunker. I only have to live to be about 150 years old.

p_elliott
02-09-2011, 08:45
My solution is I don't tell my doctor how much I drink so therefor I don't have to listen to it :grin: .

nblair
02-09-2011, 08:51
My solution is I don't tell my doctor how much I drink so therefor I don't have to listen to it :grin: .

That's what I'm thinkin. Even if I tell him it's about an ounce a day (maybe less), I'm afraid he'll tell me to take it down a notch.

barturtle
02-09-2011, 09:01
First off, ditch the sodas. Your doctor will be so impressed, he won't care that you're still drinking bourbon.

Secondly, bourbon and water is your friend. You can pick whatever proof you want (as long as what you want is equal or less than what you have in the bottle-kinda hard to go the other way)

squire
02-15-2011, 16:46
Hey thom welcome aboard. Don't have a suggestion for your dilemma other than watering down the whisky or increasing the amount of mixer.

Special Reserve
02-15-2011, 17:34
I say drink a little less underestimate a little more.

Keep in mind that over time constant heavy drinking will lead to charactheristic physical and physiological changes that your doctor is familiar with