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  1. #11
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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    STOP CONVERTING EVERYONE! Call me selfish but the popularization of bourbon has driven prices through the roof!

    Lets' keep how good this stuff is just to ourselves!
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    STOP CONVERTING EVERYONE! Call me selfish but the popularization of bourbon has driven prices through the roof!

    Lets' keep how good this stuff is just to ourselves!
    Tell me about it. I've seen the same thing happen to Scotch, Tequila, Rum, Brandy, Cognac, Irish, and Bourbon.

    The last holdout is Mezcal ;-)

    oops,

    Cheers

    RW

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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    If you want to convert a SMS drinker, try giving them EC 18 or FR SB or just about anything that's unfiltered at cask strength. Tell them not to compare it to malt, but to enjoy the complex aromas and flavors for their own sake.
    That was my approach at first, to offer something I felt was somewhat similar to SMS. No dice, at least with one of my extended family members. He is slowly warming up to it, though, and if I have no SMS on hand he'll take a bourbon. Now I'll get him to try some Baby Saz this Sunday. Maybe I can bring him fully around to bourbon through the back door.

    Cheers!

  4. #14
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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    That is an interesting approach. I have often seen the opposite advocated. That is, to introduce bourbon to a scotch drinker by having him try something like Blanton's. But since you came to bourbon from malt whiskey, I'll take your word for it.

    Now, If I just knew some scotch drinkers to convert. Mostly I know and encounter beer drinkers.
    Last edited by ILLfarmboy; 05-01-2009 at 18:34.

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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    I am amazed by the Scotch bottles I see from bar to bar.
    If only the bars owners would pay that kind of attention to Bourbon.
    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

    Bob Marley.

  6. #16
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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    Quote Originally Posted by SBOmarc View Post
    I am amazed by the Scotch bottles I see from bar to bar.
    If only the bars owners would pay that kind of attention to Bourbon.
    I think generally that's true, but up here in NH, Glenfiddich is bourbon.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna56 View Post
    That was my approach at first, to offer something I felt was somewhat similar to SMS. No dice, at least with one of my extended family members. He is slowly warming up to it, though, and if I have no SMS on hand he'll take a bourbon. Now I'll get him to try some Baby Saz this Sunday. Maybe I can bring him fully around to bourbon through the back door.

    Cheers!
    Any good straight rye is a good choice. If you have something old, unfiltered, and cask strength that would be the best.

  8. #18
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    Re: Creating Bourbon Converts

    Good tip. Unfortunately the best rye we have in NH at the moment is Baby Saz (not too shabby). I'll pour him a double. If he doesn't like it I'll just finish it for him.

    Cheers!

 

 

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