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    Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Like most of you (from what I surmise at least), I like to drink my bourbons neat, or very carefully watered for a product like Stagg, etc. I have tried most of my stash with a handful of ice and water at least once with much higher dilution, and nearly all of them fell apart in the process. Except two of them. Two of my bourbons absolutely SHINED in ice water, maintaining their structure amazingly even at high dilution, and they are ETL and Jim Beam White Label. ETL was not a surprise as I saw a TV documentary showing that Elmer prefers his bourbon at 60 proof. The Jim Beam White was a bit of a surprise at first, but when you think about it, this is designed as a mixer bourbon, so maybe it is designed to stand up to the ice water.

    What else really shines in dilute ice water?

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    On a really hot summer day (which rarely happens in Seattle, but were plenty of when I lived in Tallahassee) I enjoy OGD 114 with a cube... about the only bourbon I enjoy with ice.
    Ryan

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Old Forester Signature does well over crushed ice. I keep a bottle in the refrigerator during the summer months just for this purpose.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Old Grand Dad BIB, Barton and Old Forester.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    It's not quite a bourbon, but I've been told Mellow Corn is quite tasty on the rocks on a hot summer day.
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    I would agree with OGD BIB,114 in addition add to the list EW BIB and HH BIB as well.I would also have to include Mellow Corn though not a bourbon,a great summertime pour on the rocks and one of my favorites during the warmer months.
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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    The first PHC is really wonderful over crushed ice.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    I think the flavor of Bourbon generally is strong enough to stand up to ice.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Not a bourbon as such but I like Ritt BiB on a cube as much as I like it without...which is quite a lot.
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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I think the flavor of Bourbon generally is strong enough to stand up to ice.
    Squire ...

    Spring has sprung and the "men of the block" congregation out front for our first "share a bottle" night of 2013 ... Most are Scotch drinkers, I am a Bourbon proponent. I had the opportunity to quote your post above as we were discussing the merits of whisky, ice and water ... while I didn't ask permission, I did give you (and SB) proper credit.

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