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elkdoggydog
05-02-2006, 08:15
I've noticed people saying they move towards rum drinks, or various cocktails as the weather gets warmer and sunnier. I was wondering if your choice in whiskey changes with the seasons? I personally like spicier bourbons like Baker's and OGD in the winter, but right now my bottle of ORVW 10/107 is really hitting the spot.

BobA
05-02-2006, 12:07
Old Charter is a nice warm weather pour.
Bob

ratcheer
05-02-2006, 14:58
While I enjoy bourbon all year around, it is especially appealing to me in the late fall and winter months, when there is a nip (or a chill) in the air and people's chimneys are smoking. It just seems right.

Tim

ProofPositive
05-02-2006, 15:05
While I enjoy bourbon all year around, it is especially appealing to me in the late fall and winter months, when there is a nip (or a chill) in the air and people's chimneys are smoking. It just seems right.

Tim

I agree in toto with Tim here. Any part of the year will I drink bourbon, but the very best time for me is mid-autumn through the winter months. A warm hearth, the crackling of the oak & hickory, and the amber glow in the glass all blend well with my soul!

Wayne

Whiskey River
05-02-2006, 15:42
Hard to beat OGD 114 on cold winter evening. Warms not only the body, but the soul!

barturtle
05-02-2006, 16:10
I'm not too sure that my bourbon of choice changes with the season, but I do know that it changes with the time of day. I'm more likely to go after some of the bigger/more flavorful pours after dark.

jeff
05-02-2006, 16:22
Summertime is when I most enjoy Maker's Mark. Usually with a couple of ice cubes, out on the deck in the afternoon.

pepcycle
05-03-2006, 09:48
Thanks to Tim (TNBourbon) for supplying me with some old "Light Whiskey"
This is now my go to beverage, straight, OTR, Mixed in warmer weather.
Put Away the Coors Light!!!
Its Light Whiskey and Soda after mowing the lawn.
A new dimension that bridges the bourbon-other beverage gap.

(Now, If I could only break that "Cabernet drinking on the sidelines when playing basketball" habit)

Pharaoh
05-03-2006, 11:34
While I enjoy bourbon all year around, it is especially appealing to me in the late fall and winter months, when there is a nip (or a chill) in the air and people's chimneys are smoking. It just seems right.

TimWhat this guy said.

I tend to move away from bourbon during the hotter streaks of summer, unless out, or in the company of others. Every very blue moon, on a hot one, I'll have a whiskey, (usually something I consider on the thinner side or otherwise won't be missed) - spilling it nto an ice filled tall-boy.

Nebraska
05-03-2006, 19:27
I can see where I'm really going to enjoy Basil Hayden's in the summer, along with VG 90, I think Eagle rare is even going to be a summer time favorite. My all time favorite for summer though is Bombay gin and tonic with the lime twist please. A great cooler-downer.

Mark/Nebraska

jburlowski
05-04-2006, 16:53
I agree with Basil Hayden for a summertime pour. Although much maligned here, it's perfect for a summer evening or BBQ when you want to have several on the rocks.

BobA
05-05-2006, 14:52
My recollection is that Basil Hayden seemed to get more compliments from people I shared it with during the warmer months, and I'd probably be more inclined to taste it then myself. That's interesting, given that its mashbill brother OGD 114 is probably on a bunch of "cold weather" lists. Obviously proof is part of that, but 8 years in barrel must smooth it out some too.
Bob

DrinkyBanjo
05-06-2006, 04:41
As I remember most people like Basil Hadens just not for the price.

TimmyBoston
05-24-2006, 03:23
I love whisky and drink it throughout the year, but as a general practice, I tend to drink more Single Malt Scotch in the winter months. The warming feeling that spreads is just great when its too cold to do anything else. While every spring when the weather warms, I hear Kentucky calling me. I mainly drink bourbon from Spring through Fall.

bluesbassdad
05-24-2006, 13:29
To continue the discussion as it regards scotch, please meet me here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=61283#post61283).

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

scopenut
05-24-2006, 17:07
What's all this talk about seasons? (I live in Florida). :grin:

However, I do agree bourbon seems more appropriate in the cooler months. Down here it's rum and tequila all year 'round.

Kevin

FlashPuppy
11-10-2006, 19:48
Well, Winter is fast upon us and I find myself heading to New Hampshire with my GF's family for Turkey-Day. My question to everyone: If you could only have one bottle for cold weather drinking, what would it be?

DrinkyBanjo
11-11-2006, 05:26
Make sure you go to a New Hampshire State Liquor store. Their prices are spectacular!!!!!!!!!!! As far as Turkey Day, Wild Turkey of course. I'd go for Rare Breed!

http://www.nh.gov/liquor/index.shtml

ratcheer
11-11-2006, 05:40
Well, Winter is fast upon us and I find myself heading to New Hampshire with my GF's family for Turkey-Day. My question to everyone: If you could only have one bottle for cold weather drinking, what would it be?

I will say, if only one, Knob Creek.

Wild Turkey would be in the running, as would many other bourbons. In fact, to me, bourbon has always been most attractive in the late Fall and Winter months.

Tim

jburlowski
11-11-2006, 11:54
WT 101 or OGD 114... something with some real heft to it.

HighTower
11-11-2006, 14:25
Make sure you go to a New Hampshire State Liquor store. Their prices are spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.nh.gov/liquor/index.shtml
Not bad Tim....they have Thomas H Handy listed at $46.99!
and $10.99 for a 375mL Knob Creek!
If only I lived there...........

Scott

FlashPuppy
11-11-2006, 19:41
they have Thomas H Handy listed at $46.99!

Unfortunately, there are no bottles on the shelf, and no bottles on order...

brian12069
11-12-2006, 04:44
I've noticed people saying they move towards rum drinks, or various cocktails as the weather gets warmer and sunnier. I was wondering if your choice in whiskey changes with the seasons? I personally like spicier bourbons like Baker's and OGD in the winter, but right now my bottle of ORVW 10/107 is really hitting the spot.

I tend to not drink much bourbon in the summer months. If I do, it is usually a less expensive pour mixed with Coke. I like my bourbon neat and that seems to go along with colder weather for me.

TimmyBoston
11-13-2006, 03:00
I guess I'm the opposite of most people here. I drink my whiskey neat 99% of the time (that's not unusual) but I do the vast majority of my bourbon drinking in the summer months and in the winter, I switch over to Scotch. So for me, it's Scotch season.

Ambernecter
11-13-2006, 04:26
I will say, if only one, Knob Creek.

Wild Turkey would be in the running, as would many other bourbons. In fact, to me, bourbon has always been most attractive in the late Fall and Winter months.

Tim
It's cold over in England at the moment and WT 101 is my go to bottle. Had not thought of Knob Creek in a while but what a perfect suggestion. Nice 100 proof and bags of flavour - I will pick myself up a bottle soonish and hopefully make the Winter...

Thanks Tim!

MikeDS
11-13-2006, 09:24
Seems like the overall concensus is that the higher rye content bourbons are more popular in the winter months. Makes sense....I'll be happy when I get a chance to drink any bourbon (and really take the time to enjoy it). It's been busy but hopefully with Thanksgiving and my birthday approaching I can do some catching up!