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    Summer Sippers

    I find that during the summer I tend to drink lighter, lower proof whiskeys. These have been my favorites this summer:

    Four Roses
    Virginia Gentleman
    J.T.S Brown (on the rocks or with a dash or two of Benedictine)
    Old Forester
    Ancient Ancient Age 10 y/o
    Jim Beam Black
    Maker's Mark
    Baby Saz

    And, slightly off topic, I've also been enjoying my first bottle of Powers 12. Surprisingly good.

    Anybody else have favorite summer sippers?
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    Re: Summer Sippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post

    Anybody else have favorite summer sippers?
    Not really but I do seem to stay on the ryed side of boubons in the summer.
    Of the 10 I have open now only two are wheaters, Old Commonwealth and Maker's 46.
    If the M46 wasn't new than I would only have one wheater open.
    ovh

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    Re: Summer Sippers

    HH BiB white label. Refreshing.

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    Re: Summer Sippers

    If I'm thirsty for some bourbon, any will do, regardless of the season. I too like the Powers 12 as well as Tullamore 12 and Jamesons 12. Regular versions of these are very good, the 12 year versions even better. They are all made the same place but each is different and excellent!

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    Re: Summer Sippers

    I go lighter, at least to start with in summer as well. 70s Beam, 70s Old Fitz Prime, Four Roses Small Batch... things of that nature are nice when it's warmer outside, then once it cools off going to the higher proofs works well.
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    Re: Summer Sippers

    I never really thought about it but I tend to go with somewhat lighter sippers too, without consciously choosing to do so. Then I bust out the WLW's and PHC's in the fall when fall and the football season rolls around. (Not too far off now. Hooray!) I also lean towards wheaters and/or slightly sweeter pours as well when it's hot out, so lately it's been Virginia Gentleman, Maker's Mark, ORVW 10/90, VOB 90 and Old Forester. Oh, and lots of Rittenhouse 90 with ginger ale over ice. Killer! Hope you all are having a great summer.
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    Re: Summer Sippers

    Summer I do more bourbon-and-Coke, so it's usually cheaper stuff (EWBL, VOB 90). I say "usually" because at the moment I'm using Buck for this, until it's gone.
    Scott

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    Re: Summer Sippers

    In the heat I have been drinking on ice:

    4RYellow
    4RsmB
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    Re: Summer Sippers

    We had the hottest summer here in quit a wile and I had OGD 114 on the rocks 2 days in a row on the peak. It tasted good and refreshing in the heat, but the melted ice killed it if I drank to slow.

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    Re: Summer Sippers

    The hotter it gets the less I drink, period. That said, when its not ungodly hot, some of my favorite lower proof bourbons and ryes, are perennial favorites. Baby saz and Buffalo Trace are fine examples.

    I tend to drink more Irish whiskey in the hotter months than any other time of year. Standard Jamison's on the rocks would be the be a good example, as would Redbreast neat, if I'm not dehydrated at the end of the workday or we got got rained out, easy day etc.
    Last edited by ILLfarmboy; 07-27-2010 at 16:08.

 

 

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