Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 28 of 28

Thread: Speed!

  1. #21
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Jackson, MS
    Posts
    10,618

    Re: Speed!

    Sometimes you just have to keep ahead of the evaporation.

  2. #22
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Posts
    384

    Re: Speed!

    My at home pours are typically small-ish, about 3/4 oz. I would guess such a pour lasts me half an hour, or slightly less.

  3. #23
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ball Ground, GA
    Posts
    611

    Re: Speed!

    Quote Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
    I usually drink from a Glencairn glass, neat, and fill it to the middle of the bulge or a little above, probably 2 oz. plus.
    I average about 1 of these every 30-45 minutes, with 4 total being my usual maximum. Then again, sometimes . . . .
    This is about the same for me. Except last night after posting in the "What bourbon are you drinking..." I had to go back and look at what I wrote to recall what I had as my 3rd pour, after my 4th and 5th drinks(which btw I did not post). See, revisiting does have an upside.
    It was just one of those nights.

  4. #24
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    MOLINE,IL
    Posts
    1,660

    Re: Speed!

    Generally for me a 50-70ml pour is on the schedule of 30-40 minutes,some BP stuff even longer generally never more that two in an evening.I will also have to add during the summer months a large bourbon on the rocks while grilling may only be a 10 minute task.
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
    Larry Wachowski

  5. #25
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Lexington, MA
    Posts
    454

    Re: Speed!

    Hm.. I generally have only one or two drams in a night, and not every night at that. A 1.5oz to 2oz pour usually lasts about 20-40 minutes for me.

  6. #26
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Toledo, OH
    Posts
    705

    Re: Speed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    I remember Hemingway writing about this. He was an expert drinker. He always said to pace yourself and that way you would be able to handle it much better.

    Of course, he was talking about drinking all day, pretty much every day, as he got older anyway.
    I recall a story about F. Scott Fitzgerald meeting Hemingway in Paris. Papa drank a lot and Scott tried to keep up. But he had hypoglycemia and could not process the alcohol as efficiently. Didn't keep him from trying. Spent a lot of time inspecting the shine on shoes under the table.
    Churchill was another drinker who rarely got drunk. Some of us are just lucky that way.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

  7. #27
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    562

    Re: Speed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    I recall a story about F. Scott Fitzgerald meeting Hemingway in Paris. Papa drank a lot and Scott tried to keep up. But he had hypoglycemia and could not process the alcohol as efficiently. Didn't keep him from trying. Spent a lot of time inspecting the shine on shoes under the table.
    Churchill was another drinker who rarely got drunk. Some of us are just lucky that way.
    That's from A Moveable Feast. Great book of memoirs by Hemingway about his early years in Paris, published posthumously. I highly recommend it. He described Scott as suddenly looking like he had been stricken by something terrible, and how he went pale and his face looked like a death's head, or something like that, and then he passed out.

  8. #28
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Southwest MI
    Posts
    338

    Re: Speed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Churchill was another drinker who rarely got drunk. Some of us are just lucky that way.
    Legend has it that Churchill drank a fifth a day during the war. I can't say I blame him - that was a tough job!
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top