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    Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    Sorry for posting so many silly topics but if you read my into you'll see i bought many bottles and im waiting to test them out and i got sick lol so i gotta few more days, anyways im just wondering if most of you out there who drink your wiskey either neat or on the rocks have always liked it that way or if it was something you have to fight through then get to enjoy or what.

    do you take big drinks or smaller sips?

    when i mix my drinks i make them really strong and most my friends can't stand it and same when i do shots or drink straight liquore they can't stand it.

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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    I have always drank my bourbon straight, especially since I stopped mixing it full time. I still enjoy a good bourbon and coke. Always strong, always big drinks.

    The higher the proof straight, the smaller the sips. Unless you like your dick in the dirt?

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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    Quote Originally Posted by theDon View Post
    Unless you like your dick in the dirt?
    Is that a Texas saying? I never heard it before, but come to think of it, mine has been there a time or two.
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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Is that a Texas saying? I never heard it before, but come to think of it, mine has been there a time or two.
    Someone had a song titled 'Dick in the Dirt' but I can't recall who.

    I never mixed bourbon. Bourbon and coke was always too sweet for me. When I started drinking bourbon it was always on the rocks. I still enjoy it that way but I now use fewer ice cubes. It's not a hard and fast rule but for me usually under 100 proof gets one, over 100 proof gets two. Really high barrel proofs get two or three. When I am trying a bourbon for the first time I always take it neat, though.
    "F**k it, I'm gettin' into the whiskey."
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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Is that a Texas saying? I never heard it before, but come to think of it, mine has been there a time or two.
    I don't know if it's Texan, but my Dad and Uncle's have said it forever. We are 7th generation Texans or so on their side. I have heard a few of my friend's Dads say it also who are the same age, in their 50's and 60's.

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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    Up until last year, I never drank hard liquor. I was strictly a beer and wine drinker. Now that I've started drinking bourbon, I'm having it neat, for the most part. I'll sometimes add a little water to the higher proofs.

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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    When I was young in addition to beer I drank Scotch either on the rocks or with water. In my early 20's I was reintroduced to bourbon and I thought it was great. Through my 20's and into my 30's I drank bourbon and water. In my late 30's and in my 40's I drank bourbon on the rocks. In my 50's I started drinking bourbon neat. Now about 10 years later, I mostly drink neat with a few selections such as PHC 2007 over ice. I think it's worth repeating just how good PHC 2007 over ice really is.

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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    I think it's worth repeating just how good PHC 2007 over ice really is.
    With ice, water or neat the PHC '07 is truley unique.
    There is a store that I know of that has a botlle with the lower label missing that had all the info about it.
    The store owner says it's an "07 and he has the right price on it, I might pick it up.
    Even if it isn't a 122.6 I'm sure it would be worthy.
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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    When I was a teenager, my Dad took me into a bar and asked what I wanted. The billboards of that time were full of 7&7 advertisements so I said "7&7". Dad said "do you want to drink whiskey or 7 up"? I tried it neat and have been drinking it that way ever since.

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    Re: Have you always enjoyed your bourbon straight?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    ...The store owner says it's an "07 and he has the right price on it, I might pick it up.
    Even if it isn't a 122.6 I'm sure it would be worthy.
    The 122.6 proof is the only 2007 PHC I've seen in MI.

 

 

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