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    What bourbon are you drinking today - Summer 2012

    Well, summer is here. What are your go to bourbons as the weather turns from warm to hot?
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    I go to lighter fare -- baby Saz (old fashioned, sazeracs v. manhattans), Jack & ginger, 7 & 7, g&t, beer
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    My nod to the summer temps is a tall ice packed glass of whiskey and ginger ale...occasional additions of bitters and Luxardo cherry. The past few days I've been using straight off the shelf 4R SB ($31) as my mixer and it's delicious. And that's still less than $2 a drink (at 1.5 ounces), close or less than the cost of a bottle of beer or average wine.

    As I work, drive and live in air conditioning I still consume plenty of neat whiskey and red wines throughout the summer too. Followed up last night with a Medley made Ezra Brooks and 4R 16 year gift shop SB.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    I went with some OWA last night. Definitely hit the spot. I might have to get into some FR 16yr tonight - that's a great pour!
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    AAA 10yr last night. What a treat.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Lot B, and FR1B in a boulevardier.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Too hot to drink neat (for me), so Devil's cut in a mountain of ice was the drink of choice last night. I may just stick with that until I get rid of this bottle (or the heat breaks).

    Just not loving this bottle, but at least on Ice it is tolerable.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Last night on the deck, in the 99F heat ... Blanton's SB to celebrate my new granddaughter first night at her home, toasted with my sons-in-law, son and daughter [my youngest daughter (not the mother) has developed a taste for bourbon!]. Today, in the 97F heat ... back to the VOB BIB.
    Sto lat!!!

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    I just opened up a Henry McKenna 10yr BiB non-chill-filtered private label for Loch & K(e)y ($32/btl) and tried some last night.

    Man, what a mistake. I tasted cherries, tobacco, a whiff of leather, lots of big chewy flavor and oily mouthfeel and realized I'd opened what I'd consider a winter whiskey in the middle of a summer heat wave. This one's going into basement storage until cooler seasons arrive...

    I need to go out and get some heat-wave appropriate summer bourbon.. 4RSmB or even Yellow Label should do the trick.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    FR 2009 Mariage this evening.
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