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  1. #21
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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I find bourbon and cherry to be complementary flavors and my normal after bowling drink is BT on the rocks with a few cherries tossed in. It's really tasty.

    If you were making a bourbon based liqueur, what other flavors would you find pleasant?
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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    I'm not ashamed to state that I like Red Stag (particularly as a manhattan) but I could not choke down the EW Honey Reserve that I got for $3.99 post-rebate. Not sure I want to try again with the cherry.

    I think the liqueur vs. whiskey designation is due to proof: 70 vs. Red Stag (and straight-bourbon-labeling-minimum) 80 proof.
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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    A tall satck of pancakes, please.
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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    I saw the new Evan Williams Cherry today sitting on the shelf at an account.
    I was so underwhelmed that I didn't even pick it up to look at it.
    ovh

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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    My BIL and SIL both like this kind of stuff (Southern Comfort, Red Stag, EW Honey etc), so I got them a bottle for their visit over Christmas. To be in the Christmas Spirit, I gave it a try. I really did not like it at all poured neat. But, it was pretty darn good mixed with Coke Zero, which I did to try and salvage the too big a neat pour the BIL gave me. And, I do not particularly care for Bourbon and Coke, in general. It will not, however, be making a place in the bar. Maybe, it was just that "Wannabe" was playing in the background, at the time..."
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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    The more the merrier I say, but I'm not inclined to spring for a bottle just to give them a try. If I want to experiment cherry flavoring and sugar are very cheap.

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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    I had some of this last night and when mixed with diet sprite, tastes exactly like regular cherry soda. Definitely much sweeter than Red Stag!

    Thomas

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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    Still looking for the cherry flavoring.

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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    I've not bought them myself, but stores like Williams Sonoma and their local equivalents sell soda water flavoring syrups. I think that's what you want. Torani is a well-known brand. They don't contain alcohol so you can buy them mail order. You can get all sorts of different flavors and they already contain sugar.

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    Re: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

    Why do these cherry infused commercial bourbons taste so bad in comparison to homemade infusions?

    I've shifted from marschino infusion to sweet dark cherry infusion.

    I used 1 pint of frozen, unsweetened, pitted cherries to a quart of OF100.

    After macerating for three days, its just downright good.

    Not sweet or cloying. Not lollipop red flavor, but distinctly cherry.

    Two drops of bitters, shake with ice and serve.
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