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  1. #21
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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    On a hot summer day, any bourbon with an ice cube will do, especially the BIB's and higher proof bottles. My favorites though (as others have mentioned) are VOB BIB, OF Signature, Old Fitz BIB and OGD114. You really can't go wrong with any of them.
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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Normally I start neat, then add just a drop of water, and finish with some ice. For some inexplicable reason, last night I had my VOB in reverse order. Had not planned it but what I discovered was that, after drinking it on ice, the VOB was even more pleasant than usual taken neat and had a fantastic mouthfeel. This may have been an anomaly. Must conduct more scientific experimentation today. Clearly more data is required.
    Last edited by Flyfish; 04-10-2013 at 08:12.
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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    I enjoy EW BiB on the rocks. I also prefer Handy over an ice ball.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Quote Originally Posted by Halifax View Post
    I enjoy EW BiB on the rocks. I also prefer Handy over an ice ball.
    Man, I forgot about the ice ball molds that MM sent me a while back. I gotta dig those out of the cabinet and give your suggestion a whirl.
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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Standard FRSB is terrific over ice, as are many of the merchant-selected single barrel FRs. I also like to keep a bottle of HH 6 YO BIB in the freezer. And often, when I get close to finishing a bottle of rye recipe bourbon, I'll pour the last bit into the HH bottle. It's a constant vatting in process. So far, so good.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    I usually only drink bourbon on ice when I'm with my father-in-law. He often has a combination of WT101, KC, KCSB, Baker's or Booker's and they all take ice very well. It's the only way he drinks bourbon, so at least he has a selection that fits the bill.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    I haven't been happy with any bourbon that I've added water/ice to, even KCSB at 120 proof.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Wow, I must be completely weird...I love a fair amount of my bourbon with a King Cube/Iceball....my faves are Buffalo Trace, Rittenhouse, and definitely Handy.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    I haven't been unhappy with any Bourbon over ice.

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    Re: Bourbons that really SHINE with ice and water

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Normally I start neat, then add just a drop of water, and finish with some ice. For some inexplicable reason, last night I had my VOB in reverse order. Had not planned it but what I discovered was that, after drinking it on ice, the VOB was even more pleasant than usual taken neat and had a fantastic mouthfeel. This may have been an anomaly. Must conduct more scientific experimentation today. Clearly more data is required.
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