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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Alcohol also has an educational effect like teaching me to write down the number for the cab company instead of trying to remember it.
    Last edited by squire; 03-26-2013 at 16:06.

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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoMobourbon View Post
    Maybe we wish we could drink more without getting too drunk...
    Could this be the gist of the whole thread?
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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Ethanol = good

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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Quote Originally Posted by SFS View Post
    I know that may be a strange thought. But I don't drink for effect, I drink for the taste of the spirit. I've had three smallish pours tonite, and will not (cannot?) have another, due to the cumulative effects of the alcohol. If there was no ethanol involved, I could have another pour.

    Does anyone else entertain this notion, or am I the odd man out?
    Beer is about 5% alcohol, wine about 10%. (Diluted whiskey in OH is 40 proof.) There's no law that says you can't lower your whiskey proof to a point (to the point) where it is most enjoyable to you. Won't eliminate alcohol's effect, but lessen it significantly.
    Might be interesting if you do it, would the taste change for you?
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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Yes it does change but that's not necessarily a negative thing. Bourbon is a strong, distinctive flavor that stretches well.

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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Lack of alcohol would be a deal breaker. It would kind of be like dating a beer belly because he has a good personality, it might be a valid reason, but not nearly compelling enough.
    Fixed it for ya.

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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Alcohol also has an educational effect like teaching me to write down the number for the cab company instead of trying to remember it.
    Around here we have two cab companies operating. One, the phone # is 333-3333, the other is 322-2222.

    I usually call the 333-3333 as for some reason it just seems easier
    Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most




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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Someone mentioned taking a magic pill to eliminate the effects. Well, there is such a pill: naltrexone hydrochloride. It's an opioid antagonist used to treat recovering alcoholics by blocking the euphoric effects of alcohol. I've thought for some time that it would be interesting to pop one of these before a night of drinking to determine if I would still enjoy the drinks. Anyone in good with a pharmacist? I'll volunteer to be the guinea pig. Then we could put this debate to rest.
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    Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Quote Originally Posted by mosugoji64 View Post
    Someone mentioned taking a magic pill to eliminate the effects. Well, there is such a pill: naltrexone hydrochloride. It's an opioid antagonist used to treat recovering alcoholics by blocking the euphoric effects of alcohol. I've thought for some time that it would be interesting to pop one of these before a night of drinking to determine if I would still enjoy the drinks. Anyone in good with a pharmacist? I'll volunteer to be the guinea pig. Then we could put this debate to rest.
    Interesting... But the magic pill I want would be an after-the-fact pill... Not to eliminate the effects, just to turn 'em off if the need arose.
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    Re: Do you ever wish bourbon did not contain ethanol?

    Jim's looking for a "morning after pill". I'm pretty sure they have those too.

 

 

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