I have to admit I've been skeptical, because the thought of the combination of bourbon and dairy products has never struck me as a good idea, but I just tried it. I put one generous scoop of ice cream in a rocks glass/tumbler/Old Fashioned glass, added a healthy splash of bourbon, and went at it with a spoon.
The verdict: wow, this is freaking tasty! Ice cream is delicious just by itself, but it seems bourbon really can make almost anything better.
I hate scotch.
My buddy made a chocolate ice cream with GTS in it. It was almost impossible to get frozen but was amazingly good. Nice bourbon flavor mingled with the chocolate made it very good.
We had it after a buffalo steak and a flight of the 2009 BTAC.
One of the local ice cream places makes their Bourbon Ball flavour with Old Forester. Damn fine ice cream, can pick up the bourbon taste in about every bite.
Not bourbon, or ice cream (SO WHY AM I POSTING ABOUT IT!?) but I had some cappuccino gelato with a Stone Russian Imperial Stout tonight. Really excellent pairing.
Whoa that sounds mighty good!
Publix grocery has a seasonal limited edition "Deep Dish Apple Pie" ice cream that is awesome with bourbon. It's apple flavored ice cream with apple chunks and sugar-rolled pie crust pieces, swirled in with with a cinnamon and brown sugar sauce.
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama