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kbuzbee
07-27-2005, 11:21
One thought I had reading what kinds of glasses people enjoy was "It would matter how much they are pouring." You hear terms like 'two fingers' and 'a dram'.....

In that vein, for a normal evening..... in my Rare Breed (lo ball not sniffter style) which holds about 10 oz I pour about 4 oz (currently Booker's or JR). This seems to leave plenty of room for the aromas to rise and yet gives me several 'sips' through the evening.

Anyone else??

Ken

mbanu
07-27-2005, 13:43
I tend to nurse my bourbon, so my pour may be a bit smaller than some. A 3 ounce pour will last me quite a while. If I have to be somewhere, sometimes I'll cut the amount in half as my short pour. If I'm really in a hurry, I just fill the little .75 ounce pony glass and toss it down the hatch. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif Fortunately I'm rarely in a hurry nowadays. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/yum.gif

Geo
07-27-2005, 14:43
Generally an average pour is 4oz. I may have two pours in an evening (about 4-5 hrs). http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

kbuzbee
07-27-2005, 14:48
Not having to be in a hurry is a definate plus! Sometimes when it's really warm like it's been I may have a Kentucky Tea early, then a full pour for a nightcap. Makes for a very pleasant and relaxing evening.

Cheers,

Ken

doc_mcCabe
07-27-2005, 17:43
Having numerous bourbons on hand often makes it difficult to choose which one to drink. To deal with this, I've taken to measuring out 1 ounce pours, and spreading my libations around 2-4 different whiskies. This way I get a nice sampling of my collection at any given time. This has been working wonderfully for me!

TNbourbon
07-27-2005, 17:48
Having numerous bourbons on hand often makes it difficult to choose which one to drink. To deal with this, I've taken to measuring out 1 ounce pours, and spreading my libations around 2-4 different whiskies. This way I get a nice sampling of my collection at any given time...



Ditto here. In fact, my pour can be even closer to a half-ounce sometimes, and I'll try 5 or 6 different whiskies. I especially enjoy side-by-sides of similar, or polar opposite, styles, and can include several contenders this way.

OneCubeOnly
07-27-2005, 18:02
Add me to the smaller pour club. Lately I've been doing lots of side-by-sides with the goal of 'thinning the herd.' About 3/4 inch in a Riedel seems to work.

CrispyCritter
07-27-2005, 18:06
I've found that 50 ml (the standard "airline" miniature bottle) fills a Glencairn precisely up to its widest point. My usual pour is usually about that size or slightly more.

musher
07-27-2005, 20:34
I fill to the widest part of the Riedel glass, which I've determined to be around 1 1/2 oz. That allow me to sample two or three offerings every evening (well, almost every evening).

tlsmothers
07-27-2005, 21:46
I end up tasting through several things a day so usually about an ounce at a time is what I pour. On those rare occassions I get to kick back and relax with fellow bourbon lovers outside the store, it's much heavier, of course, especially if bourbon friends pour for me. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

ratcheer
07-29-2005, 19:00
4 ounces? Whoa, Nellie! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

When I measure, I pour 50 ml or about 1.6 oz. When I don't measure, I usually pour a little less. And when I pour something dear (such as Rock Hill Farms or Kentucky Spirit), I often pour a lot less.

Tim

Isoflex
07-30-2005, 01:46
I usually pour over the rocks in a rocks glass to about 2-3 fingers. I start with a top shelf and the go to a daily pour and may have 3 in an evening. Other times I will just do shots. It depends on the bourbon, the mood, and time of day!

kbuzbee
07-30-2005, 07:05
Kentucky born and larger than Booker..... 4 oz is pretty nominal
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But the day, the mood (and as you indicate, the bottle choosen) all factor in.

I also have 3-4 espressos every morning just to get my blood moving.... So, maybe it's just me.

Cheers,

Ken

BSS
07-30-2005, 09:57
Call me an idiot, but how exactly is a finger measured?

Chaz7
07-30-2005, 11:12
For me, it's just what it says- a finger. So in a rocks glass, two fingers is my index and middle finger.Some bartenders call a pour a "pull", but don't mix the two; otherwise a bartender may ask you to "pull his finger". Not a pleasant experience. By the way, I tried a pour of Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr in a Glenmorangie tulip. I did not get as good of a nose as with a simple rocks glass.

BSS
07-30-2005, 17:01
Not to be stupid again, but are you saying your index and middle finger as in if you are holding them horizontally around the glass? I understand your talking about a finger. Like if you could see Isoflex fingers in his picture? I've always heard everyone use the term but have never known exactly what you all were talking about.

And some of you all have a hell of a tolerance. I would be torched if I drank 4 ounces over a 3 hour period, much less one pour. Maybe you can make that 4 ounces last a long time.

ratcheer
07-30-2005, 17:23
Yes, with the fingers held horizontally. So, one finger would be about 3/4 inch in the bottom of the glass, two fingers about an inch and a half, etc.

Again, all of this would depend on the width of your fingers. So, for a big guy, two fingers might be three inches or more! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Tim

Edward_call_me_Ed
07-31-2005, 03:08
It depends. I don't usually use the term finger here on SB.com since you can't see my glass. I do use the term at home. A finger of bourbon usually is a little less that an actual finger width, though. Two fingers would be a lot more than one finger times two as most of the glasses I drink from get wider from the bottom. One of my favorite glasses is a brew pub glass. One finger is about a fluid oz. or 30 ml. I have a similar glass that has cocktail recipes on the side that has fluid oz. marked on the side. If I want to keep accurate track of how much I drink during the evening I often use that, even though I don't like the glass as much.

However, when I am really being picky, I think in terms of "beers." In other words, one "beer" is equally to the alcohol present in a 350 ml can of beer (a little less than 12 oz.)assuming 5% alcohol, or 17.5 ml of alcohol. So, a "beer" of Stagg would be a much smaller pour than an 80 proof bourbon. (26.5 ml as compared to 43.75 ml)I am not often that picky. I usually just slosh as much as I think I want of the particular bourbon I am pouring.
Ed

kbuzbee
07-31-2005, 07:35
And some of you all have a hell of a tolerance. I would be torched if I drank 4 ounces over a 3 hour period, much less one pour. Maybe you can make that 4 ounces last a long time.



I usually am very relaxed at home for the evening when I sit down to enjoy a glass. A 4 ounce pour will last about 45min- 1 hr..... I might pour a second... occasionally ;-).

Cheers,

Ken

Chaz7
08-01-2005, 09:54
Again, all of this would depend on the width of your fingers. So, for a big guy, two fingers might be three inches or more! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gifTim



Which actually should work, as in theory, the larger the fingers, the larger your body, and the greater your tolerance.
There is something, to me anyway, classically American about a two finger pour in a rocks glass (minus the rocks).

ratcheer
08-01-2005, 16:58
I actually thought about that when I was writing it, but I decided to let it go and stick with the simple idea.

Thanks,
Tim

BrbnBorderline
08-03-2005, 16:28
During the week, I try to limit it to one finger [in a highball glass]. On weekends - 2 fingers. For special occasions, unless it's Booker's http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/falling.gif, I might push it to 3 fingers.


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Chaz7
08-03-2005, 16:33
I might add, while I usually pour 2 fingers in a rocks, if I'm comparing, I will do up to 3 one finger pours of 3 different bourbons. I've said it earlier, it is interesting how they play off of each other. Chaz

mobourbon
08-03-2005, 19:41
I normally have one pour a night. I sip it over an hour or so. I pour 3 fingers in a Riedel bourbon glass with 1 ice cube.