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    Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    Being in Middle TN and having two Tennessee Whiskeys made within 50 miles from my house, there is no shortage of Jack or George on the shelves around here. The problem I am running into is finding some hard to find Bourbons. There is more Jack Daniels than I can shake a stick at. The bad part about that is, that is all I want to do with Jack, shake a stick at it. It is drinkable with Coke, but lacks a lot in what I like in bourbon. George Dickel on the other hand, I am in love with. Great neat and even great mixed with Coke. I find that there is just something with TN whiskey is that they are mainly my Whiskey and Coke drinks. I have rarely found a good combo with Coke and any bourbons. Has anyone else found this to be true? Just to throw this in, the Dickel No.12 is my fav when it comes to TN Whiskey.
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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    Quote Originally Posted by sotnsipper View Post
    I find that there is just something with TN whiskey is that they are mainly my Whiskey and Coke drinks. I have rarely found a good combo with Coke and any bourbons. Has anyone else found this to be true?
    Yep. I don't like bourbon and Coke but I like JD and Coke. Sometimes its the only realistic choice in many of the rural taverns in my area, which is when/where I usually drink it.

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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    I am not a cocktail guy but I have heard the higher rye bourbons are a little better with Coke.

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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    Root beer is especially good. I used to love Barq's mixed with BIB Old Forester - not much, just a couple drops to give "oomph" to the root beer.

    Baby Saz is also good that way. But only with Barq's. The spices of the two mesh very nicely.

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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    I cannot drink sweet highballs. The sweetest thing I will mix with whiskey is dry ginger ale. Plain sparkling water is even better.

    How close are you to Nashville? You should be able to find a good selection of bourbons, there.

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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    JD and Coke is okay. I like KC and Coke better. More flavor. Haven't had the chance to try Dickel yet. JD is one I just can't drink straight up, or on the rocks. Joe
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    Post Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    I enjoy a bit of Bourbon sometimes with believe it or not Cheer Wine Soda. My Boss just brought me back two six packs from NC and I have been testing and find it is kind of Good with Bourbon! We can't get Cheer Wine up here but I always loved it because it is not sick sweet.
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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    the sour-cream sense i got from my latest tasting of JD black made me consider and go for a rare cocktail....as stated in another thread, i did the cherry coke mix. went great with cashews!

    dickel, aside from the haunting vitamins, i would rather have it straight.

    yet again, the higher end (oxymoron?) JDs are better. gotta find silver select.....
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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    How close are you to Nashville? You should be able to find a good selection of bourbons, there.

    Tim

    I am about 20 min east of Nashville, in Murfreesboro. We have about the same selection here as in Nashville. I have found one place here that has about the best selection in town. No dusties or hard to find stuff, just a great selection. If you ask most people running the stores around here for a good bourbon choice, they point you to JD or GD. Morons....
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    Re: Tennessee Whiskey and Coke

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    I am not a cocktail guy but I have heard the higher rye bourbons are a little better with Coke.

    I am no longer a cocktail guy. I mainly drink everything neat, the exception being a splash of water. I do remember about a year or so ago, I had some Rittenhouse BIB and Coke. From my memory, it was pretty good. Of course, Rittenhouse is a Rye whiskey. I am sure something like WT 101, FC, or OF Signature would be equally as good being higher rye.
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