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    I hate cola

    In my life, I have never had a cola or cola drink that I even remotely found palatable.

    Then I had a bourbon (WT 8 Yr) and coke on Friday. It was pretty darn good. I am gonna hafta have a couple more of those.

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    Re: I hate cola

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    In my life, I have never had a cola or cola drink that I even remotely found palatable.

    Then I had a bourbon (WT 8 Yr) and coke on Friday. It was pretty darn good. I am gonna hafta have a couple more of those.
    Now why would you go and ruin a good bourbon by adding coke to it?

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    Re: I hate cola

    Quote Originally Posted by jpact View Post
    Now why would you go and ruin a good bourbon by adding coke to it?
    I agree! Use a bad bourbon like Makers Mark for that!

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    Re: I hate cola

    If you don't like Coke, you can try this. Don't know how it goes with bourbon, though: (Probably would help scotch )

    http://www.ajc.com/search/content/bu...id=inform_artr

    Just arrived in your neighborhood!

    Cheers!

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    Re: I hate cola

    Quote Originally Posted by jpact View Post
    Now why would you go and ruin a good bourbon by adding coke to it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gov View Post
    I agree! Use a bad bourbon like Makers Mark for that!
    Sounds a lot like a prima-dona, wine-snob forum, guys. Sorry. But, we don't do this here (or, at least, we didn't used to).
    I hope others will back up my creds as being a full-fledged 'bourbonista' -- but I like bourbon-and-(diet)cola, along with hundreds of thousands of other casual bourbon drinkers. We often forget that cliches become such by being so ubiquitously popular.
    If you're going to make a mixed drink, or marinade steak, or make peanut brittle, use the best ingredients available. If that happens to be George T. Stagg, so be it. I happen to have enjoyed some Very Old Fitzgerald BIB 8yo with cola:
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...&postcount=489
    Enjoying bourbon is the goal here. However you do it is up to you. Those who pooh-pooh mixing it are just denying themselves some mighty fine experiences. Or making themselves feel better at their own expense.

    Once you pop the cork, it ain't worth nuthin'!

    P.S.: In honor of this thread -- and because I'm an ornery ol' cuss -- I've just poured some diet Big K (Kroger) diet cola and some 86.8-proof Old Fitz Prime from a Lexington (the horse) decanter from 1968 (wheater with cola, rye with ginger ale). Pretty damned good for 'ruined' bourbon!


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    Last edited by TNbourbon; 07-29-2008 at 18:53.

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    Re: I hate cola

    Hear, hear, TNbourbon ... and MM isn't "bad" bourbon. Not as good, perhaps, but certainly not bad.
    Jay

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    Re: I hate cola

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    Sounds a lot like a prima-dona, wine-snob forum, guys. Sorry. But, we don't do this here (or, at least, we didn't used to).
    = good natured joke.

    That's why they are there.

    Personally, I drink so much freakin' diet soda during the day that the last thing I want to do is pop another one when I get home, even as a mixer. But hey, I'm a live and let live kind of guy. 'twas just a joke, officer.

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    Re: I hate cola

    I agree with Tim, as long as you're enjoying 'bourbon' whether neat or with some type of post mix we all have the same fondness for this heavenly beverage.

    I personally was introduced to bourbon & cola initially, if i'd been introduced to it on the rocks i guess this would be my preference. Although after saying this whenever i am drinking a better than standard shelf bourbon i let it breath for a bit, take a deep lungful of the character and also a good taste of if before mixing just to experience the rawness before putting it with ice, water or cola. I never would have experienced it this way until i went to an international whiskey tasting. It certainly opened my palate to a different way of tasting whiskeys. CHEERS!

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    Re: I hate cola

    I like Coke, thought I don't tend to drink too much of it these days. Every now and then I go on a vanilla coke binge.
    I used to mix my bourbon with coke, but now I can't stand it. These days if I am mixing it is with either Schweppes Lemonade or L&P.

    And I don't think it matters what it is...I find a better pour makes a better mixer.

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Re: I hate cola

    Quote Originally Posted by jpact View Post
    I drink so much freakin' diet soda during the day
    Why would you possibly do something like that?

 

 

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