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HipFlask
08-19-2007, 12:01
Well we all know whiskey goes well food. Steak or BBQ being my favs. Many of us also know that whiskey goes well with a nice cigar. Booker's with a Opus X being a very compatable pairing. But what music sets the mood for whiskey sipping. I'm kinda going through a classic jazz faze with John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Nina Simone (Feeling Good). I am not sure why as I have never been big into this style of music before. So I ask this question what music do you put on when your enjoying a pour? Is your music out there or in the background? And lastly, can the type of music you play take an "off bottle of bourbon" and make it taste that little bit better?

ie: the above music and old bottle of WT Rare Breed that I have had collecting dust for the last 3 years. WTRB is usaully a good pour but this bottle never really got it done until last night with a little jazz.:cool:

mier
08-19-2007, 14:06
Everytime i drink bourbon i put some blues on,no matter what but it reminds me of my younger days ,skulling bottles of 4 roses in a small pub in the city with some good friends.If i play any Christy Moore i go for some sms,it makes me feel happy,i know its stupid.But without music i can enjoy my pour as well.
Eric.

bulldawg
08-19-2007, 14:24
Classic country - Merle, Waylon, Willie, George Jones, Johnny Cash.........

BourbonJoe
08-19-2007, 15:24
Classic country - Merle, Waylon, Willie, George Jones, Johnny Cash.........

I'm with 'ya pal. Add Conway Twitty, Vern Gosdin and Hank Williams Jr. (before the mountain fell on him).
Joe :usflag:

Aged In Oak
08-19-2007, 17:18
I really like the jazz and bourbon combo. Of course, I like jazz anyway, but somehow it just seems appropriate to enjoy the two together.

I don't know about the music making the bourbon any better than if I were drinking it in silence. I think it's a matter of making the overall experience more enjoyable, rather than one element improving the other, if that makes any sense.

gothbat
08-19-2007, 17:33
I'm not really into the music that seems to be typically associated with bourbon (jazz, country, blue-grass, etc...) and I don't know what category the music I listen to most would fall into because I've seen it listed under so many categories. I like bands like Sol Invictus, Death In June, and Sopor Aeternus when I'm drinking and when I'm not drinking. I guess the most consistently used label for at least 2 of these bands would be "neo-folk" (although, I think I read somewhere that Tony Wakeford (Sol Invictus) prefers the term "folk noir" to describe his music). Last night I listened to Tony Wakeford's limited Believe Me cd while I had some Weller Antique 107, unfortunately the 9 year old CDr it is on suffers from laser rot, hopefully the record company will come through with those mp3's soon because from what I can hear it sounds like a great show! Technical flaws aside it was a pretty good pairing but for me there really isn't a particular band or style of music that I find goes well with bourbon, it's just whatever I'm in the mood to listen to.

ILLfarmboy
08-19-2007, 17:56
Blues. Muddy Waters, Big Bill Morganfield, John Lee Hooker, howlin' wolf, T-bone Walker, Etta James. Bluesie clasic rock; Clapton, The Doors (love the song "roadhouse blues"), Jimmy Hendricks, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Thorogood, ZZ Top (quite a bit of blues influence there), The Rolling Stones (less bluesie but still realy good). Other favorite artists would include Peter frampton and Tony Joe White ( his version of "Polk Salad Annie" makes Elvis's look bad).

Additionally, of special note, Iron Butterfly's In-A-gadda-Da-Vida (long version) is a hell of a good drinkin' song.

TomH
08-19-2007, 18:38
While I normally go for the tequila or rum with Buffet, I don't think there is a better song for serious drinking of bourbon than "Let's get drunk and ....." (Not sure about board rules so leaving title unfinished).

Tom

snakster
08-19-2007, 20:30
I'm gonna ride the fence and say Blues and/or classic country. It works well with both, just depends on my mood.

CrispyCritter
08-19-2007, 22:39
All of the above are good choices - but I also like jam bands, especially String Cheese Incident, which, sadly, played their final concert last Sunday. :cry:

Tonight, I finished downloading their final stand (Aug. 9, 10, 11, and 12) at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado... I haven't yet had a chance to play it though.

Here's a BitTorrent (http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=509004) link... beware if you have the misfortune of being on Comcast, though. Comcast has very recently decided to directly interfere with BitTorrent downloads - especially, with the uploading that is a part of what makes BitTorrent work so well.

Note that SCI has always been friendly to audience taping, and the etree.org community insists on only providing trade-friendly torrents.

nickynick
08-20-2007, 06:24
Classic country - Merle, Waylon, Willie, George Jones, Johnny Cash.........

Another vote for classic country. Got throwing Hank Williams. Also some country-rock: The Band, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, and of course Dylan.

smokinjoe
08-20-2007, 06:35
If it's music, then country for me with my whiskey. But, that would be a minority of the time. I much prefer to listen to a ball game. Preferably baseball, but basketball or football work as well.

JOE

ILLfarmboy
08-20-2007, 07:11
On the heavy metal side of things; I've been listening to these guys http://www.amonamarth.com/ "Runes to my Memory" is one of my current favorites.

reg
08-20-2007, 08:47
Frank Zappa's music is so diverse, country, jazz, rock, polka.. you name it he could groove on it. Currently Carolina Hardcore Ectasy of the album Bongo Fury is running wild in my head. Another whiskey jam band woulld be Allman Brothers. Their album Enlightend Rouges just released on CD is a great one to start with.

Hedmans Brorsa
08-20-2007, 09:46
My favourite track when drinking bourbon is "Two minutes of silence" by John Lennon.

Alternatively, if I want to feel a little more high-brow, I choose "4.33" by John Cage.

gothbat
08-20-2007, 10:35
On the heavy metal side of things; I've been listening to these guys http://www.amonamarth.com/ "Runes to my Memory" is one of my current favorites.

That takes me back. Reminds me of all the black metal I used to listen to in high school but the page lists them as a death metal band.

HipFlask
08-20-2007, 21:43
Well, this is turning into quite a fun post. Amon Amarth, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and John Cage all together. What hoot with some Weller antique 107. Thanks all for expanding my musical knowledge. Keep it coming. By the way I like the Blues and the Classic Country as well.
Luther Allison and David Allen Coe.

jburlowski
08-21-2007, 18:25
Only two real choices: honest-to-god real blues or classic Frank Sinatra.

mulbish
08-21-2007, 19:00
currently enjoying: Cortez The Killer by Neil Young

"hate was just a legend, war was never known"

scopenut
08-22-2007, 08:12
Only two real choices: honest-to-god real blues or classic Frank Sinatra.

I'm pretty much of that mindset myself, with maybe some Basie or Ellington thrown in.

-Kevin

jinenjo
08-22-2007, 09:02
My favourite track when drinking bourbon is "Two minutes of silence" by John Lennon.

Alternatively, if I want to feel a little more high-brow, I choose "4.33" by John Cage.

I never "heard" that Lennon track. But I'd have to go with Brorsa, my typical selection is 4.33 by Cage as well. I play it over and over and over...:lol:

Great thread! I enjoy seeing the music taste of other SB.com'ers. Sometimes you'll catch me enjoying a pony of whiskey while tuning into DJ Howie Pyro, Tuesday nights on luxuriamusic.com (live or via podcast)---he spins weird garage bands, strip, surf music, jungle exotica and the like. :D Come to think of it, the show's called INTOXICA RADIO. Depending on how one imbibes it could be bourbon drinking music!

OscarV
08-22-2007, 14:06
Two Minutes Of Silence comes from the John Lennon & Yoko Ono album Unfinished Music Number Two: Life With The Lions.
It was the follow up to Unfinished Music Number One: Two Virgins.

So Hedmans Brorsa,
Do you have this on CD?
Or do you listen to it on LP vinyl?

Ahh yes, I am alone and no sounds are playing, I can hear 2 mins of silence and more.

jinenjo
08-22-2007, 14:35
Ahh yes, I am alone and no sounds are playing, I can hear 2 mins of silence and more.

Yes, but are you enjoying a drink with it?

OscarV
08-22-2007, 15:10
Of course, but beer swillin' right now.

snakster
08-22-2007, 18:02
David Allen Coe.
Perfect!! Put on his Long Haired Redneck album and pour me a tall one.

ACDetroit
08-22-2007, 20:00
I was listening to Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy earlier but have now switched to some Jayhawks and Blue Rodeo w/ my ER SB 10yr. it's a 1.75L so the bottle seems endless.

I do like some Johnny Cash now and again! The music collection is large all CD's but nearing 1100 with everything from Classical, Country, Classic Rock, Alternative, Swing, R&B and yes even some Punk Rock! I would not call all of this bourbon music.

HipFlask
09-01-2007, 14:24
Bob Marley - Soul Shakedown remix and Lot B.

melting
09-01-2007, 15:12
If I'm allowed to listen to any music in the house it's usually Collective Soul. One of the most underated bands ever in my opinion. With two young girls living in the house the stereo seems to always be in use by anyone other than "dad". His music is too "old school" anyways according to them.

So funny, they think the fluff they listen to is great. Give me Led Zeppelin, Rush, or Deep Purple any day of the week and I'll be happy.

Chris

melting
09-01-2007, 15:17
Oh yeah, maybe listen to Tool tune the guitars down and rip it out just to get out some aggression.

Chris