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    Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    I've been wanting to try the ol' apple pie infused bourbon thing ever since it became semi-featured on Justified a couple seasons back.

    What bourbon would you guys use to make it with? I was thinking OWA (or maybe Weller SR, so the proof doesn't overpower the apple flavors)... but then got to thinking, maybe a spicy bourbon would do the trick; something like OGD BiB. Does anybody here have experience making it?

    Here's a link to a simple and easy recipe...
    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/appl...0400000123198/

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    I've made this before although the recipe I used was a little different.

    I used granny smith apples for their bright, tart flavors. I sliced them as thin as possible to give them lots of surface area.

    I also used a little vanilla extract after the apple maceration. You could put in half a split bean as well.

    I actually used a mix of Willet Single Barrel Rye and Bulleit in the infusion. I think the rye and high rye bourbon lends a really interesting complex spiciness to the drink.

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    Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    Quote Originally Posted by JPBoston View Post
    I've been wanting to try the ol' apple pie infused bourbon thing ever since it became semi-featured on Justified a couple seasons back.

    What bourbon would you guys use to make it with? I was thinking OWA (or maybe Weller SR, so the proof doesn't overpower the apple flavors)... but then got to thinking, maybe a spicy bourbon would do the trick; something like OGD BiB. Does anybody here have experience making it?

    Here's a link to a simple and easy recipe...
    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/appl...0400000123198/
    Well the justified version was not really bourbon. I actually like using a white dog for the recipe. It give it a sharpness in the drink that the aged bourbon lacks.


    Mike

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ejmharris View Post
    Well the justified version was not really bourbon. I actually like using a white dog for the recipe. It give it a sharpness in the drink that the aged bourbon lacks.


    Mike
    I agree. White dog is better in Apple Pie than bourbon, IMO. We've tried NGS too, but the white dog seems to be the best.

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    Meant to mention, I realized the homemade stuff on Justified was most likely moonshine... but I want to stay away from white dog, only because I've never tried it and I want to keep price down a bit. All the unaged stuff I've seen has been ridiculously pricey (though I've never really 'looked' specifically for it).

    And I've only had one straight rye before (WT101)... was not a fan of the minty aftertaste at all, and it actually made me notice the flavor in high-rye bourbons, in which I hadn't detected it in before.

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    Any cheap options for white dog that I should keep my eyes open for? I did a quick search at Total Wine's site, and BT seems to have a reasonable one --- but it's out of stock. Hudson is like $40 here, which seems a bit crazy to me.
    Last edited by JPBoston; 01-27-2013 at 09:39.

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    It's not 'White Dog' per se, but Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey might work.... (others may have experienced opinions) it's usually about $15-$20 at Binnys i think.

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    It's not 'White Dog' per se, but Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey might work.... (others may have experienced opinions) it's usually about $15-$20 at Binnys i think.
    Looked it up at TW --- cool bottle, and only $11.99. But of course, out of stock (at bevmo as well, punks).

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    It's not 'White Dog' per se, but Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey might work.... (others may have experienced opinions) it's usually about $15-$20 at Binnys i think.
    This was going to be my exact recommendation too.

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    Finally broke down and just went super-simple... good ol' Evan Williams Black Label. I noticed it for $8 at Walmart while I was picking up milk/bread, and figured 'what the hell'.

    It's now marinading... will report back in 4-5 days with a quick review.

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    Re: Which bourbon to try "Apple Pie infused bourbon"?

    The mix came out 'ok'... too much spice, not enough apple. Maybe the apple would shine thru better with the white-dog/corn whiskey as was suggested earlier.

    I wound up juicing a granny smith and a golden-delicious (I think) apple and adding about 5oz of the resulting juice to the mix, and now it has more apple flavor. If I knew I'd be adding juice, I would have skipped the simple syrup.

    Probably easier just to make apple-cider bourbon cocktails, or even apple juice bourbon cocktails.... nothing mind-blowing about this mix. I'll try it again when I can get my hands on the aforementioned corn whiskey.... other than that, I'm not really interested.
    Last edited by JPBoston; 02-03-2013 at 17:56.

 

 

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