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  1. #11
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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    You'll want to use something with of a rye recipe, not wheat. This is an old-fashioned, pre-Prohibition treat (c. 1875-1880, by some accounts) that is a progenitor, with fruit added, to today's Rock & Rye (rock candy and rye whiskey).
    Sounds like a job for a pre-prohibition brand...I think I know how I'm going to be using my Old Forester rebate!
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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I know it won't surprise Tim to hear me say this is a job for Very Old Barton BIB.

    Other than Old Barton BIB, any recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I've been doing this every year for the Holidays, since Chuck rec'd it here a couple of years ago. It's good. Particularly as a late night nip. Go easy on the candy canes, though. Error on the light side. You can always add more CC's if necessary, and they dissolve pretty quickly.

    hmm. what do you typically add your candy canes to, and how many do you typically add to said whiskey?


    I really like this idea, and will have to try it!
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    I haven't picked the bottle for anything particular. Just something that is about 1/2 full. From what I remember I've done a Sam Houston, EWSB (forget the year, but probably a 98), and a Beam Black. I seem to think the Sam Houston was particularly good. But, that's probably more a function of the correct amount of Candy Canes, rather than the bourbon type. I can't say for sure. Unfortunately, Joey was sleepin' when Mr. Kline was explaining The Scientific Method in 5th Period.
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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    I agree that you want a rye-recipe bourbon, or maybe even a rye, and there is no point spending a fortune, but don't do it with something you wouldn't drink otherwise.

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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    Any chance this would make Red Stag tolerable? Just not sure about the cherry/mint fusion.

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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    Chuck,
    This sounds very familiar. In the 1950s James E Pepper had the James E Peppermint julep which was a straight, thin peppermint stick that you would use as your swizzle stick in your Pepper on the rocks.

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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbonv View Post
    Chuck,
    This sounds very familiar. In the 1950s James E Pepper had the James E Peppermint julep which was a straight, thin peppermint stick that you would use as your swizzle stick in your Pepper on the rocks.

    Mike Veach
    That would be a brilliant add-on for a bourbon gift pack.

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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    Schenley thought so, but it was not enough to save Pepper. By 1970, James E Pepper bourbon sales were pretty much non-existant.

    Mike Veach

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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    I think Evan Williams Black Label. It has a nice, minty flavor to it already. It is also readily available in pint bottles, so less of an investment if you aren't sure about how much you'll love the mixture.
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    Re: Easy Holiday Treat

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbonv View Post
    Chuck,
    This sounds very familiar. In the 1950s James E Pepper had the James E Peppermint julep which was a straight, thin peppermint stick that you would use as your swizzle stick in your Pepper on the rocks.

    Mike Veach
    I really like that idea! Using some of those soft peppermint sticks, like you get from Cracker Barrel. I've been havin' a hankerin' for their chicken n dumplins, too. Hey, two birds with one stone: My daughter can put her peppermint stick in an orange, and I'll have mine in an Old Grand Dad.
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