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    Re: 120+ proof help

    The only wrong way to drink whiskey is letting someone else tell you how to drink it.

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    Re: 120+ proof help

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    The only wrong way to drink whiskey is letting someone else tell you how to drink it.
    How very true. Except for when my neanderthal friend attempted to mix PVW15 with Coke and was body checked into the wall by my cousin before committing the evil deed.
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    Re: 120+ proof help

    It also helps for the whiskey to be exceptional when drinking at BP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    How very true. Except for when my neanderthal friend attempted to mix PVW15 with Coke and was body checked into the wall by my cousin before committing the evil deed.
    Now that is just wrong.
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    Re: 120+ proof help

    You're lucky to have such a thoughtful cousin

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    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    You're lucky to have such a thoughtful cousin
    Don't I know it. This particular friend is a high consumption-type character who was happy as a clam when we gave him VOB BIB with tons of ice and a can of Coke. But you've got to draw the line somewhere and mine was at PVW15. Strange, this whiskey drinkin' world of ours.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    Don't I know it. This particular friend is a high consumption-type character who was happy as a clam when we gave him VOB BIB with tons of ice and a can of Coke. But you've got to draw the line somewhere and mine was at PVW15. Strange, this whiskey drinkin' world of ours.
    When I was into high consumption I would have never mixed it. I would have stuck the bottle in my mouth and turned it upside down and may have left you with a little backwash by accident.

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    Re: 120+ proof help

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    The only wrong way to drink whiskey is letting someone else tell you how to drink it.
    A very profound statement and very true!

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    ...Except for when my neanderthal friend attempted to mix PVW15 with Coke and was body checked into the wall by my cousin before committing the evil deed.
    At least there was an observant individual who took a responsible stance and provided intervention to prevent the blasphemous libel act!
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    Re: 120+ proof help

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikH View Post
    I tend not to use water or ice, either. I just take smaller sips and roll it around longer as was previously posted. I will on occasion add a few drops of room temperature water but this is more a function of seeing if it will "open up" any flavors from a whiskey that I haven't tried before.
    Bourbons at less than barrel proof I first sip neat, then with a drop of water, and perhaps then on the rocks. With 120+ I just take small sips neat because I want to get everything they have to offer. Then I might add a single drop of water just to open up, not to reduce the proof. Ice has never touched any of my higher proof bourbons. For me, those big boys are for "tasting," not for "drinking."
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    Re: 120+ proof help

    As a host I have an obligation to my guests and if they don't care for the taste of straight whisky (most don't) I see they are provided with what they like.

    If I didn't want them to drink Pappy with a mixer I wouldn't hand it to them in the first place. If I did I wouldn't presume to instruct them how to drink it.

 

 

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