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    My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Julep.


    MY Wife loves Juleps lately which is great for me because then I can buy more bourbon and she wont be mad!! To my surprise she asked me to do a little tasting so we could determine which one would work best for the drink. Before she could even finish her sentence I had six glasses and six bottles set out. SO I took the opportunity to educate her a little more about what bourbon is and then we got to tasting. We ended choosing the OWA 107 because it was a nice sweet wheated bourbon and the higher proof would stand up to all the ice in a julep. Although she did like the EWSB '01 but I wanted to save that for sippin neat.

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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    I would have gone EWSB first, with OWA second. FC and Bulleit are too spicy to go well with the mint, and do much better by themselves.

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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    Welcome btw, didn't notice that was post #1.

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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    hey i used to live in Warsaw. If you live near ther you should go to a restaurant called Cerulean in Winona Lake amazing food and really great cocktails and bourbon.

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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    Quote Originally Posted by alexandergjones View Post
    MY Wife loves Juleps lately which is great for me because then I can buy more bourbon and she wont be mad!! To my surprise she asked me to do a little tasting so we could determine which one would work best for the drink. Before she could even finish her sentence I had six glasses and six bottles set out. SO I took the opportunity to educate her a little more about what bourbon is and then we got to tasting. We ended choosing the OWA 107 because it was a nice sweet wheated bourbon and the higher proof would stand up to all the ice in a julep. Although she did like the EWSB '01 but I wanted to save that for sippin neat.
    Standard OGD BIB would have probably worked well also.
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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    Thanks for the post, I was planning on trying to make these this weekend and will go with the OWA.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    I wish I could set up a bourbon tasting for.my wife. She hates alcohol (except German white wine). Her tastes are just plain bizzare. She typically tastes wood, and glue from most bourbons....including PVW 15 (SW).

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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    OWA and 4RSmB are on the cards for my derby day juleps. Cant wait to go to town on some ice with this:


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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    Does anyone have some favorite Mint Julep recipes? I saw the one from 1906 but I do not have a fresh stream leading to some mint.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: My wife wanted to taste all my Bourbons to determine which one to use in Mint Ju

    My house julep last year used OGD BIB. The julep is a very unadorned way of drinking bourbon, but it will be chilled and will dilute quickly, so something assertive and flavorful is going to be your best bet.

    Making a julep is really easy. You need 6-8 mint leaves, some crushed ice, and some simple syrup. And some bourbon.

    1. Put the mint leaves in the glass you plan on drinking the julep out of. This should be a metal julep cup, but a double rocks glass will do.

    2. Add simple syrup to taste. For bourbon lovers like us start with a quarter ounce.

    3. Gently muddle the mint and syrup. This means that you should press down on the mint with medium force and then give your muddler a half turn or so. Do it about 10 times.

    4. Fill the glass completely with crushed ice.

    5. Pour in 3 ounces of bourbon.

    6. Pass this mixture back and forth with another vessel (a pint glass works fine) a 3 or 4 times. You want to incorporate the ingredients and start the chilling process.

    7. Once you've returned the drink to the original glass, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and add straws.

 

 

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