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highlife
09-11-2006, 12:51
Hey all, what is your favorite snack to accompany your pour? Nuts? Chips? It's Monday night football tonight and I need some ideas.

Cheers!

barturtle
09-11-2006, 12:56
Chocolate....or (vanilla) ice cream...or almonds, macadamias, cashews.

cowdery
09-11-2006, 13:01
I'm a pretzels guy anyway and also find them a good complement to bourbon, but mostly what I like with bourbon is...

...more bourbon.

DrinkyBanjo
09-11-2006, 13:52
You took the words right out of my mouth.

scopenut
09-11-2006, 14:03
If drinking on the rocks, it's pretzels. If neat, maybe a small bit of dark chocolate, otherwise nothing.

-Kevin

jburlowski
09-11-2006, 14:45
Chocolate (of course)... also nuts )macadamias mixed with dry-roasted almonds).

Lately, when I want something a little more substantial, its been crackers and some really good triple-cream cheese.

SBOmarc
09-11-2006, 14:48
I am with the pretzel group, but most of the time not too much else but bourbon.

jeff
09-11-2006, 15:09
Right now I'm enjoying the heavenly combination of Rittenhouse Rye BIB and pistachios. Try it, trust me! :yum:

ratcheer
09-11-2006, 15:20
I usually don't eat anything when I'm drinking spirits, but when I occasionally do it is usually either natural, unsalted nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts), dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apples, etc), or, rarely, brown sugar or other darkly sweet candy.

Tim

cowdery
09-11-2006, 20:42
While I can't say I often have it, even though it's fairly easy to make, there is a great spread for crackers, that you generally can only find in Kentucky, called Benedictine. It doesn't contain bourbon, but it's such a Kentucky "thing" that it just has to go well with bourbon.

It is a cream cheese base flavored with cucumber and onion juice, then colored just a little with green food coloring.

I don't know much about it, except it is ubiquitous in Kentucky. I don't know where it comes from, why it is called that, or why it has to be green. I like it. It's tasty.

Recipes are easily found on the web.

smokinjoe
09-12-2006, 05:47
I can't say that there is any one snack I like with bourbon, but brownies sure go well with it. Actually, I often get a taste of that slightly burnt, corner of the brownie pan taste in some bourbons--especially OGD114.

I hope this isn't an impetus for a new thread...What snack are you bringing to the Gazebo Table? :D

JOE

highlife
09-12-2006, 11:54
Thanks everyone for great suggestions. In our tasting last night we had some plain pretzels along with some hot-n-sweet peanuts and some cinnamon peanuts. All were very good. Will have to throw some dark chocolate into the mix next time.

hollywood
09-13-2006, 14:54
I'm with Jeff....I have had the occasional 'stachio. Not bad.

jspero
09-15-2006, 08:29
I like anything chocolate, but I also like kettle corn with bourbon. I find the combination a sweet and salty goes pretty well with bourbon or rye.

Jay

Ubertaster
09-15-2006, 10:06
When I'm camping in Cherokee North Carolina I like to grab a bag of boiled peanuts take them back to camp. Then I would have a pour of Rare Breed and eat the peanuts while they are still hot.

bj

gothbat
10-11-2006, 18:31
Usually Iíll have jerky, preferably Buffalo Billís Cajun, or some sunflower seeds. While drinking from my better bottles I tend not to eat anything unless I get really hungry though.

Edward_call_me_Ed
10-13-2006, 01:31
I mostly don't eat while drinking bourbon. I do remember eating watermelon while drinking Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year old 90 proof and finding it Wonderful!

Ed

tgriff
10-21-2006, 08:44
i don't usually eat anything with bourbon -i am trying to taste the flavor and i worry the food may interfere to much. however, the references to chocolate are making me rethink that position....

lar03
12-19-2006, 04:38
I'm not a huge chocolate fan, but brownies do sound like a good idea. I've also tried vanilla custard, and I think it goes great, especially if you use a small amount of Bourbon in the custard. Something sweet like EC12 is good for this.

dougdog
12-19-2006, 15:50
My favorite snack alongside my Bourbon, is another bourbon...

brian12069
12-19-2006, 16:07
I don't usually snack on anything while sipping bourbon. I like a clean pallet...

doug187
12-19-2006, 18:17
Bahri or Medjool dates are really good with
OGD 114 or most any hi-proof bourbon.

mythrenegade
12-21-2006, 00:03
What a great thread! I have never been able to find that perfect pairing. I do like pretzles, but they aren't perfect. I had never thought of chocolate, going to have to try that very, very soon.

I am used to very strong cheeses with red wine, but they don't seem to be right for bourbon.

Joel

Virginia Gent
12-21-2006, 07:14
I like the cherry at the bottom of a Manhatten!

ILLfarmboy
12-21-2006, 08:31
Anyone who likes chocolate with their bourbon should try chocolate covered espresso beans along side their favorite pour..

Special Reserve
12-25-2006, 07:39
I recently made some peanut brittle, I discovered the caramel and vanilla go well with bourbon.

J.W.
01-09-2007, 09:23
Dbl.stuff Oreos, Mixed Nuts, Pork Rinds with Chrystal hot sauce on them.

J.W.

Solomon2
01-09-2007, 12:17
Chocolate truffles and Woodford Reserve.

mrt
01-15-2007, 14:09
I usually do not eat anything with bourbon, but sometimes I enjoy the company of a piece of dark chocolate. Once I had a dark chocolate with almond pieces and it was really good.

BourbonBalls
01-16-2007, 07:46
I agree that chocolate is a great companion to bourbon....

However, instead of a "snack-with" bourbon, I usually use some not-too-sweet dark chocolate as a transition from dinner to my first glass of bourbon after dinner.

It really seems to give me a cleansing of the mouth where the food-into-bourbon might taint the first glass on the tongue

Snoogins47
08-17-2007, 17:41
I rarely eat ice cream, but for some reason I absolutely love a little bit of vanilla ice cream with (or after) some bourbon. I don't like to eat much else with it usually, though I might have to give some of these suggestions a try.

whiskeyhatch
08-22-2007, 23:37
Always a glass of ice water... and sometimes dates.

Xibalba
11-07-2007, 17:05
My favorite way to enjoy bourbon is right after sex, along with some cookies or chocolate. It doesn't get much better than that.

luv2hunt
11-07-2007, 20:38
Who are you?

Cornman
11-07-2007, 23:04
Cherry pie.

I usually think of bourbon as something to enjoy by itself. But this pairing is wonderful.

Xibalba
11-08-2007, 06:44
Who are you?
Sorry, was that directed at me?

luv2hunt
11-08-2007, 06:51
Sorry, was that directed at me?

Yes it was. One of your first posts is about bourbon and cookies after sex?!?! You might want to introduce yourself in the Newbie forum.

Vange
11-08-2007, 07:06
60%+ cacao DARK chocolate
yummm

Xibalba
11-08-2007, 07:08
Sorry, didn't know this was such a formal place. I'll find it...

LarryG
11-08-2007, 07:15
Since I'm still palate training, I'm mostly in the "I usually don't eat anything with bourbon" camp, but the other night I raided the bowl of Halloween leftovers and came up with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Quite tasty with whatever I was drinking that night (EC12, I think).

nor02lei
11-08-2007, 09:25
Sorry, didn't know this was such a formal place. I'll find it...

Personally I thought the post about having bourbon and cookies after sex was very interesting. There have been threads before about when you prefer to drink your bourbon and I have never read after sex. Interesting indeed and 2 things answered in one post (snack and occasion).

Leif

Xibalba
11-08-2007, 09:39
Thanks, Leif. I'm glad someone found it interesting.

I see that you're Swedish... on a side note, I got turned on to my favorite bourbon, Booker's, by a Swedish musician named Mats Gustafsson, who likened his experience drinking Booker's to hearing Peter Brotzmann's album Machine Gun the first time.

polyamnesia
11-08-2007, 15:33
well, i'm not so forward, but i do like to read about tantric history when sipping....(and no, tantra isn't about s** :grin: )

no, seriously, though i am no prude, i admit, my bourbon tasting, IF accompanied with food, happens about 10 minutes AFTER engaging in salacious, scandalous nibbles of......DARK chocolate. i mean it! no hidden meanings there! actual chocolate!!

and for less pronounced pours (like good ole bushmills), a good sharp cheese and table water crackers works...along with quality pretzels!

Xibalba
11-09-2007, 09:52
That's not nearly as scandalous as your signature...
I love Pound... my favorite is Erat Hora:


"Thank you, whatever comes." And then she turned
And, as the ray of sun on hanging flowers
Fades when the wind hath lifted them aside,
Went swiftly from me. Nay, whatever comes
One hour was sunlit and the most high gods
May not make boast of any better thing
Than to have watched that hour as it passed.

Luna56
12-03-2007, 20:38
Here I go again, reviving an old thread. Favorite snack with bourbon for me is Planter's Deluxe Mixed Nuts. Planter's just does it right every time out.
I love Pound, too, but only because he led me to Li Po, which led me to Tu Fu and beyond.
Cheers!

HipFlask
12-03-2007, 21:41
Jeff is spot on. pistachios. Also MM's the peanut butter ones(My Fav). regular potato chips or pretzels work too.

Luna56
12-03-2007, 21:51
Good pretzels work with anything, they're one of my favorite snacks of all time. Never tried bourbon with soft pretzels, though. I grew up outside of Philly where the soft pretzel vendors on the street served 'em hot with cheap yellow mustard. Damn, I'm gonna cry, I miss those things!!!!
Cheers!