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  1. #21
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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    The MM dogging may seem like the popular thing to do but I am not into trends.
    MM has a taste that reminds me of Bud Light advertising, which is "The New Look Of Drinkability"
    Drinkability?
    Sounds like it's for people who don't want to taste their bourbon or beer but want to get drunk.
    No, Oscar. I like Maker's, and a matter of fact, I'll enjoy a Bud Light too. I don't drink them because I "want to get drunk".
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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderhead View Post
    so you don't like makers mark?
    It's just OK, I haven't bought a bottle a bottle in years, there is just to much better stuff out there.
    I did however have one on the rocks at a resturant before dinner last Friday (cuz there have been a lot of discussion about it here lately) and it just reinforced my opinion of it's smooth drinkability.
    ovh

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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    No, Oscar. I like Maker's, and a matter of fact, I'll enjoy a Bud Light too. I don't drink them because I "want to get drunk".
    what did you mean by yarns and bread?

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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    No, Oscar. I like Maker's, and a matter of fact, I'll enjoy a Bud Light too. I don't drink them because I "want to get drunk".
    I wasn't pointing you out Joe.
    There is a time and place for everything and I just don't seem to have the time or get to the place where I want a MM.
    But keep drinking that Bud Light, I love the $$$$$$$$$$.

    BTW, does the Flying Biscuit still serve the Fried Green Tomato BLT?
    ovh

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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderhead View Post
    what did you mean by yarns and bread?
    Bill Samuels tells the story (yarn) of how the wheat recipe for Maker's Mark was created. He says that his father "developed a new recipe based on locally grown corn and malted barley coupled with gentle winter wheat, not the traditional and harsher grain, rye. He did this without a distillery. He baked bread in the family kitchen, experimenting with different grains to come to this conclusion." Story, yarn, fable, doo-doo, ca-ca, poo-poo...At least, a healthy wink in there.
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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I wasn't pointing you out Joe.
    There is a time and place for everything and I just don't seem to have the time or get to the place where I want a MM.
    But keep drinking that Bud Light, I love the $$$$$$$$$$.

    BTW, does the Flying Biscuit still serve the Fried Green Tomato BLT?
    No worries, my friend. Ya know, I haven't been to FB in several weeks. I'm sure it's still on the menu, but I've been partial lately to the shrimp & grits. With a big ol sweet tea. Fried green maters on the side.
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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    how long do you guys recomend you keep these bottles open for, ive seached and read a lot about 3/4 bottle up to a year 1/2 bottle a lot less then 1/4 bottle a month or two, well i was thinking about opening up all my whiskey other then the redstag and the honey to try them all side by side but i don't want the rest to go back

    figured i could try them all decide what i like the best then next time i get a few bottles i could compare them to what i found i liked the best in this batch

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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    but I've been partial lately to the shrimp & grits. With a big ol sweet tea. Fried green maters on the side.
    Damn! That sounds perfect!!
    ovh

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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    There's nothing wrong with Maker's and there is a whole lot of truth in what Joe said.

    I'm not a big fan of those heavily waxed tops. I always have trouble opening them just like the broken corks with Weller Centennial.

    I've kept bourbon in closed bottles for more that a year. Some bourbons improve after they are opened. I've never had any go bad. I did have a bottle of gin go bad once because I didn't have it tightly sealed and over time the alcohol evaporated.

    Addition: Thinking about what Joe said makes me want to go brush my teeth and have a sample. I know it will be good.

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    Re: Hello, New guy from michigan

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    There's nothing wrong with Maker's and there is a whole lot of truth in what Joe said.
    Ditto. Joe is his usual eloquent self. It's that NE Central Indiana education.

    Maker's is a good whisk(e)y, and I'm not just saying that because Bill Samuels touched me the last time I toured there.
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