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    Four Roses "highball" in a can

    Just in case you hadn't seen yet:
    you can now buy canned Four Roses and IW Harper bourbon "highballs" in Japan. I haven't been tempted to try either one yet, though I'm sure there will come a time. It's part of an overall whisky'n'soda in a can trend here.

    You can also get a Four Roses "highball" with your whopper at Burger King in Japan. I have had this, and it does make the dining experience slightly more enjoyable. It's pretty weak though.
    http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/drink/bur...?quicktabs_2=1

    Just thought I'd relay this info.
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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    "Highball" is kind of a generic term. What's the actual mixer? The ingredient(s) other than whiskey?

    This sort of thing is very big in Australia, where more bourbon is consumed in ready-to-drink beverages than any other way. It's typically mixed with cola or "dry" (what they call ginger ale).

    This sort of thing has never been popular in the USA and probably never will be because of taxation and distribution restrictions.

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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    "Highball" is kind of a generic term. What's the actual mixer? The ingredient(s) other than whiskey?

    For the canned versions it's club soda; for the burger king version you can get it either with ginger ale or cola.

    In Japan for the last year or so there's been a "highball" craze... it almost always means whisk(e)y mixed with soda water. I keep pointing out that the term highball means something a little different, but my lectures usually fall on deaf ears. Especially when I'm talking to someone from Suntory.

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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    The Wikipedia definition is pretty consistent with my understanding of the term.

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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    The Wikipedia definition is pretty consistent with my understanding of the term.
    Oh yeah, I'm completely with you. I keep trying to point out that a highball could be any one of a number of things, not just whiskey and soda. However, once the marketing industry in Japan decides on the meaning of a term, the rest of the country marches in step. Technical definitions be damned.

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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    I'd try one of these, if given the opportunity.

    What's the whiskey to mixer ratio and how big are the cans?
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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    Quote Originally Posted by darkluna View Post
    I'd try one of these, if given the opportunity.

    What's the whiskey to mixer ratio and how big are the cans?
    The cans are "normal" soda size...looks like about 7% alcohol. Once I've actually tried em' myself I'll post some more details. Sorry I can't be more exact right now.

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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    Just the thing for the ice fishing crowd.

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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    Quote Originally Posted by Robmo View Post
    The cans are "normal" soda size...looks like about 7% alcohol. Once I've actually tried em' myself I'll post some more details. Sorry I can't be more exact right now.
    I think normal soda size varies from country to country. I'm guessing it's something less than a 12oz can equivalent?
    Chris/Oregon

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    Re: Four Roses "highball" in a can

    Quote Originally Posted by darkluna View Post
    I think normal soda size varies from country to country. I'm guessing it's something less than a 12oz can equivalent?
    According to this page, they are 250 ML (approx. 8.5 oz) cans - 24 per case.
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