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    How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    Just curious. I'll start. I generally drink around 6 oz. each night. (Generally more if my neighbor comes over.) I start with a tasting of 4 0.5 oz samples to compare and then go with one of several standards for the rest. The tastings I drink straight. The rest I always drink with one gum drop ice cube to cool it just a touch. I also drink a large glass of water with each two ounces which keeps me from having a hangover.

    So what are your drinking habits?

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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    My pours are usually around 1 oz. I drink three or four nights a week, and I usually have two or three pours (sometimes four) on those nights. I mostly drink it neat, and very seldom do I go with the same pour twice in a row. I just try to keep rotating through my open bottles.
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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    I usually have about two or three 1 oz pours most nights. Occasionally, more.

    Smaller pours means I can change it up. But if I'm really in the mood for just one brand, I'll pour a double.

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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    Having grown up a beer drinker, there was a time when it would have been inconceivable to me that I would be drinking spirits in the amounts that I now do. Of course it varies from night to night, but I typically hit the whiskey 3-5 times per week and the volume ranges from as little as two ounces when I'm alone to six ounces or more if we're doing a tasting or friends drop by to watch a sporting event. I, too, drink large quantities of water to prevent hangovers (with varying degrees of success) but I'll be honest: On some level, I sometimes think that the amounts I drink can't be good for my health, now that my tolerance has increased to the point that it has. I mean, I don't behave foolishly when consuming liquor (drink and drive, become argumentative or abusive, etc.) but I doubt very much that my liver and stomach lining appreciate the amount of booze that comes their way. I certainly know that my wife questions the long term consequences of regular whiskey consumption and my doctor would likely have a fit if I told him about my 3-5 times per week/2-6 ounces per occasion routine. I'm curious to hear what others have to say on the matter, as I surely can't be alone in wondering about the potential ill-effects of our hobby.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    I surely can't be alone in wondering about the potential ill-effects of our hobby.
    I must admit I have wondered about this. I once tried burning the alcohol off first but it produces a really nasty drink.

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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    I will typically have 2-3 ounces either neat or in an old fashioned about 4-5 times a week. Although recently I have been cutting back a little. probably to ever 2-3 days I will have a drink.
    Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough. - Mark Twain.

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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    I have 1.5 to 2 oz neat almost every day on a big night I will have 2 if I have 3 then I am heading for bed.

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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    my wife questions the long term consequences of regular whiskey consumption
    I have the same worries. On the bright side, before I got into bourbon, I would get nasty heartburn once every few weeks, real nasty. Now I never get it, I could be very wrong, but i think bourbon has 'toughened up' my stomach and it can now handle my somewhat unhealthy diet......

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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcg9779 View Post
    My pours are usually around 1 oz. I drink three or four nights a week, and I usually have two or three pours (sometimes four) on those nights. I mostly drink it neat, and very seldom do I go with the same pour twice in a row. I just try to keep rotating through my open bottles.
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    Re: How much and how often do you drink whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    I'm curious to hear what others have to say on the matter, as I surely can't be alone in wondering about the potential ill-effects of our hobby.
    Winston Churchill used to have 5-6 drinks per night, every night and lived well past 85. George Burns drank 3 martinis every nght and lived to 100, (although the last 3 years were a little rough due to a nasty fall).

 

 

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