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  1. #71
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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I've always made a practice of serving my friends whatever they want.
    I always serve my friends whatever they want based on what I have. I have a wide variety of bourbons, ryes, other spirits and mixers plus beer. They can usually find something they like. The only thing I don't normally have is wine. If they ask what to bring, I tell them an inexpensive bottle of something tasty for the ladies (those that don't drink mixed drinks or beer, of course).

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    After the whiskey category, the most variety we have at our house is wine, with at least a dozen bottles. But we have most of the major liquors (vodka, gin, rum, brandy, tequila, etc.) and I'll gladly serve whatever guests desire. That said, I'd probably refuse anyone who wanted to just dump Coke into a bourbon that cost more than $30 a bottle. I'd talk them off that ledge.

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    I would open the Coke for them. Friends are important, whisky is just whisky.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    Honestly squire, I haven't yet had to make that decision. All my whiskey drinking friends either like it neat or on the rocks, or if they mix it they're basic Jack and Coke sorts anyway. You make a good point, but if confronted with the situation I still think I'd be inclined to try to talk them out of it.

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    Elmer T. Lee drank his Bourbon over ice mixed with Sprite. Would you call him a 'Jack & Coke sort' who didn't know better? Out of respect for others I don't substitute my judgment for theirs or presume to say what they should do.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    Yeah, I heard that about Elmer T. Lee. Believe me, I didn't mean the phrase "Jack and Coke sort" in a derogatory fashion - I always figured when it comes to bourbon (or music, or movies, or many things for that matter), people will like what they like, for whatever reason. I may think they haven't a clue as to what's really good, but I bite my tongue and let it be. I don't expect anyone to bow down to my tastes either.

    So, in the spirit of the holidays, and in deference to your status as one who'd likely closer to Bourbon Zen than I, you've talked me into your way of thinking. If they want to mix my WLW with lemonade, I'll just shudder and let them.

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
    Not sure what Miss Manners would say but if you're having guests who you
    know will ask for MM, might be a good idea to have some handy. That way
    you'll come across as a good host and they'll be happy. Another plus if they'll
    leave your "good stuff" alone but the downside is you won't be able to expand
    their bourbon horizons.
    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I've always made a practice of serving my friends whatever they want.
    Wow, I guess I need to learn how to write tongue in cheek better. I guess my post didn't come across as I intended it. I have Maker's on hand and have and will serve it if that's what someone wants. I try to always help my company leave happy!

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    Elmer may have said that, but who says it wasn't tongue-in-cheek too!

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    It wasn't . . . . . . . . .
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Tis the season for gifts in the mail

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Elmer T. Lee drank his Bourbon over ice mixed with Sprite. Would you call him a 'Jack & Coke sort' who didn't know better? Out of respect for others I don't substitute my judgment for theirs or presume to say what they should do.
    Oh what a wonderful world it could be.....
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