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tachyonshuggy
11-30-2006, 08:58
Responding to the "Bourbon and Coke?" thread gave me a thread idea: what's the *worst* thing you've ever done w/ bourbon? I'm thinking along the lines of a truly awful Saz (I'm guilty of this), or maybe mixing Distiller's Masterpiece with store-brand cola, or. . .

I'll start it off: mixing OGD Bonded with La Croix Berry. Yuck!!!

cowdery
11-30-2006, 13:13
I'll confess to an offense of my own, and recent. After messing around with some bourbon and Coke (Diet Coke at that), I added a dash of some peach liqueur I had. Not recommended.

MikeDS
11-30-2006, 13:43
Bourbon & milk. Wow. Bad. Very bad.

HighTower
11-30-2006, 13:58
Bourbon & milk. Wow. Bad. Very bad.

ummmm, I've seen this done before, and it made the milk curdle. Not nice.

Scott

HighTower
11-30-2006, 14:02
The first time I saw Vanilla COke in a store I had to buy some and I also had to try it with bourbon. What bourbon? It was EWSB, probably 1990 or 1992. They just didn't go. I am a big fan of vanilla coke, and I sometimes mix it with something milder, like Canadian Club classic.


Scott

MikeDS
11-30-2006, 14:10
ummmm, I've seen this done before, and it made the milk curdle. Not nice.

Scott

Yeah it was horrific. I have no idea why I tried it. I wasn't even drunk.

NeoTexan
11-30-2006, 14:21
Yeah it was horrific. I have no idea why I tried it. I wasn't even drunk.

Perhaps it's a good thing you weren't. You may have drank it!!:puke:

MikeDS
11-30-2006, 14:52
Perhaps it's a good thing you weren't. You may have drank it!!:puke:

Actually I felt like I'd be wasting money if I didn't drink it...

gothbat
11-30-2006, 15:27
I don't really mix my bourbon with anything but once I put 3 ice cubes in a glass of WT101 and it was horrible. Once in a casino I ordered a bourbon and didn't specify neat (I did for all the previous ones), the drink I got had to be like 75% water. It wasn't too bad but it definitely wasn't good either.

mythrenegade
11-30-2006, 18:41
I think I finished off my first bottle of ETL by putting it in eggnog. Now, keep in mind, it's great in eggnog, but eggnog is how I got rid of the beam white I bought ten years ago. It doesn't exactly demand high quality bourbon...

Joel

TNbourbon
11-30-2006, 22:45
I don't regret using bourbon.

Edward_call_me_Ed
12-01-2006, 04:52
I don't regret using bourbon.

What Tim said.

Ed

J.W.
12-01-2006, 10:38
W.L. Weller in a pecan pie. Just didn't work for me . Wild Turkey works best.
J.W.

jburlowski
12-01-2006, 13:30
I spilled some once... still brings a tear to my eye. Now I've gone and got all emotional... guess I need a drink.

bobbyc
12-05-2006, 10:13
I had a bottle of Gold Wax Maker's at 102 proof, yes 102, not 101. Someday someone will show up in Dusty Corner finds with the 102 and we can put that one to rest. At any rate after a few pours neat the rest went in Whiskey Sours, they were good, but since this is close to 30 years ago I would like a sip of that one now.

jwrussell
12-05-2006, 13:26
I brought a small bottle of KC with me to a poker game. One of the guys smelled it and commented. I asked him if he was a bourbon drinker and he said, yes. So I told him to help himself. He walked out of the kitchen with a glass of Knob and Coke. Ugh.

nor02lei
12-05-2006, 23:44
I did take a glass of ORVW 10 107 with a piece of dark high quality French chocolate once. It practical killed the chocolate.

Leif

straightwhiskeyruffneck
12-06-2006, 12:44
OGD BIB and coca cola black. maybe i didnt know what i was thinking!

ILLfarmboy
12-08-2006, 11:51
to facilitate and as an adjunct to reckless debauchery in my youthfull single days. ah.. memories!

photogjunkie
12-08-2006, 12:33
That would have to be the night I opened a new bottle...had several...then proceeded to carry the bottle with me outside to the front porch...bad call. Somehow I had forgotten my glass and was too lazy to go back inside for it. Oh well, I'll just take a swig from the bottle. Needless to say...the next day I found that bottle under my chair on the front porch with about an inch left in it. Talk about a hangover from hell. This is my most regrettable bourbon usage.:bigeyes:

Ambernecter
12-08-2006, 12:54
Not really Bourbon usage...

I remember buying a bottle of JB white as a young lad coming home from a Man United game. I tucked the bottle inside my jacket and was making my way to my mates house.

I jumped off a low wall with a loud shout of "UNITED!" only to see the bottle slip out of my jacket and smash on the pavement! I fully admit there were one or two profanities uttered by yours truly.

I had no more money as I was just a kid (about 16) and even though it was only JB white, it was a big heart wrenching waste of whiskey! I am comforting myself with a VWFRR as I remember this awful tale!

OscarV
12-11-2006, 15:10
I did not do this, but I had a hand in it.
Years ago, 1972 to be exact, I drove down to Alabama to see my Grandparents and other family. My Grandfather asked me one day if I would drive him down to Birmingham to get some liquor, dry county where I'm from, and the counties all around it.
I was suprised, since they were hard core fundamentalist, but ofcourse I said no problem let's go.
We went into a state store and he got a bottle of bourbon, I don't remember what kind. Then we went to Katfish King and he sprung for dinner.
The next day, my Grandfather went out back and dug up some ginsing root and put it in the bottle of bourbon. He placed it on the mantle and said in a week he would have some good medicine.

MikeDS
12-12-2006, 07:28
...The next day, my Grandfather went out back and dug up some ginsing root and put it in the bottle of bourbon. He placed it on the mantle and said in a week he would have some good medicine.

Old school Viagra.

Is that what he meant by medicine?

Hot.

OscarV
12-12-2006, 13:21
:lol: I never thought of that,...
my Mom was the oldest of 9.:lol:

ggilbertva
12-13-2006, 06:56
Actually, this is not a regrettable bourbon usage story but rather a lack thereof. I was in Zimbabwe on business and went into the hotel bar after work one evening. The barkeep came over to our table and took our order. I asked for Jim Beam/Coke. After taking an initial sip of my drink I realized something was wrong and asked him "Jim Beam Coke?" He shook his head and said "Yes! JB Coke!". Oops. I tried to clarify Jim Beam not J&B. He didn't understand. Long story short, I went behind the bar with him and dug through the bottom cabinet and located a dusty bottle of Jim Beam in the very back of the cabinet. Thereafter every night, the barkeep would hollar out when I cam in "Jim Beam Coke!" I'd flash him a smile and thumbs up.

Proactive drinking.

Empty Glass
12-13-2006, 13:53
A keel-haulable offense occured on my riverboat, Jubilee, this summer that I would like to share with you on this great forum. I was told that talking about it helps with my therapy. I offer a 3 liter oak cask of fine spirits for my pleasure and the pleasure of my passengers who wish to enjoy a toast with the Captain. I had just topped it off for the 3 hr. tour around the lake. After the doctor and his staff disembarked I noticed a little amber river running across the table, onto the deck and over the side. It appeared that one of the guests (a trained medical proffessional) had trouble with the little pet-cock that dispenses God's nectar from its container and left it in the open position after pouring a shot. I can only guess that the remainder of the guests did not remember the lefty-loosey, righty-tighty quip and left the keg running on the table until it was empty. It's been several months and I don't...almost never tear up anymore thinking about it. I guess I shared our favorite beverage with the trout. On warm evenings there is still a wonderful aroma of an old friend wafting from the bilge.

fog
12-13-2006, 14:21
I once tried bourbon in oragne juice. :puke:

I have tried bourbon in milk, and I did not think that it was as bad as mentioned earlier in this thread. Conceptually, it seems similar to eggnog, which is not considered abnormal.

cowdery
12-14-2006, 02:28
A keel-haulable offense occured on my riverboat, Jubilee, this summer that I would like to share with you on this great forum. I was told that talking about it helps with my therapy. I offer a 3 liter oak cask of fine spirits for my pleasure and the pleasure of my passengers who wish to enjoy a toast with the Captain. I had just topped it off for the 3 hr. tour around the lake. After the doctor and his staff disembarked I noticed a little amber river running across the table, onto the deck and over the side. It appeared that one of the guests (a trained medical proffessional) had trouble with the little pet-cock that dispenses God's nectar from its container and left it in the open position after pouring a shot. I can only guess that the remainder of the guests did not remember the lefty-loosey, righty-tighty quip and left the keg running on the table until it was empty. It's been several months and I don't...almost never tear up anymore thinking about it. I guess I shared our favorite beverage with the trout. On warm evenings there is still a wonderful aroma of an old friend wafting from the bilge.

Try to think of it as the angels bonus, by way of Neptune.

TimmyBoston
12-14-2006, 06:12
My most regrettable usage?

Spilling it on the floor.

TimmyBoston
12-14-2006, 06:14
I once tried bourbon in oragne juice. :puke:

I have tried bourbon in milk, and I did not think that it was as bad as mentioned earlier in this thread. Conceptually, it seems similar to eggnog, which is not considered abnormal.

I have a friend, the first time he and a friend tried alchol (they were definately under the age limit) They mixed gin and milk, then ran back upstairs and got into bed. The friend's mother came only to find her son throwing up the horrific stuff all over the top bunk. :slappin:

TnSquire
12-14-2006, 07:45
Back in the day a buddy and I obtained a pint of Beam and drank it on the way to a party. Our method was pass the bottle back and forth and chase it with Mt. Dew. We killed the pint in 20 minutes.

The results resembled egg yolks.

Ah the days! LOL

Empty Glass
12-15-2006, 16:38
My wife's cousin, Richie, diluted his toast pour of EWSB96 with apple juice from my kids juice box... I didn't let him have anymore.

cowdery
12-15-2006, 19:16
I don't remember how it happened, but I broke my first-ever bottle of Old Fitzgerald. I was living in Louisville at the time. A friend who was an ex-Fitzgerald employee--and still a loyal consumer--said that it was the best bourbon. (It was all still made at Stitzel-Weller at that time.) I soon bought a bottle and somehow broke it, all over the floor of my car. Tragic, but it did make the car smell good for a few weeks.

MikeDS
12-15-2006, 19:38
My wife's cousin, Richie, diluted his toast pour of EWSB96 with apple juice from my kids juice box... I didn't let him have anymore.

Jesus H Christ WTF?!?

Edward_call_me_Ed
12-16-2006, 06:53
My wife's cousin, Richie, diluted his toast pour of EWSB96 with apple juice from my kids juice box... I didn't let him have anymore.

If I recall correctly, a lot of the old time bourbon drinkers drank Bourbon with apple juice. There was a thread about it a while back.

Ed

Edward_call_me_Ed
12-16-2006, 06:57
Here is the thread,

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4129&highlight=bourbon+apple+juice

I didn't see any reference to tradition. So, I might have imagined that, or I might have read it somewhere else.

Ed

shoshani
12-16-2006, 20:34
If I recall correctly, a lot of the old time bourbon drinkers drank Bourbon with apple juice. There was a thread about it a while back.

There is only one circumstance under which I have ever mixed bourbon with anything else, and while I found the results pleasing enough it is certainly not something I would do every day. In fact, it's been years since I've done it, but here you go: One day (about twenty years ago) while nosing, I made the discovery that, for whatever reason, both the aroma and flavor of Old Forester BIB and Barq's Root Beer had a peculiar affinity for each other.

Empty Glass
12-17-2006, 23:22
If I recall correctly, a lot of the old time bourbon drinkers drank Bourbon with apple juice. There was a thread about it a while back.


That's because they could then considered it a breakfast drink and not get evil looks from there wives.

smokinjoe
12-18-2006, 16:14
There is only one circumstance under which I have ever mixed bourbon with anything else, and while I found the results pleasing enough it is certainly not something I would do every day. In fact, it's been years since I've done it, but here you go: One day (about twenty years ago) while nosing, I made the discovery that, for whatever reason, both the aroma and flavor of Old Forester BIB and Barq's Root Beer had a peculiar affinity for each other.

I've never mixed Barq's and bourbon together, but on a couple of occasions I have drank Barq's (if it's already out and opened) while drinking my usually neat bourbon. You're right, there is some compatibility there.
JOE