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  1. #21
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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    OGD 114, like the spice to offset the sugar/mint and the higher proof doesn't get as diluted in all that ice.
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    Never had a mint julep and probably never will. I'm thinking of opening a PHC 2007 to enjoy with the race and latter during the Wings game.

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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    To actually answer the question, I usually use Buffalo Trace. The sweetness and grassiness of it fits together nicely with the mint & sugar.
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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    I like Maker's 46, great neat and in a julep
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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    I'm thinking EWBIB. I like a little rye flavor to offset the sweet and the water.
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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    I'm going to someone else's party so whatever they have. I thought about taking my own bottle, but my wife already made bourbon balls to take over. I'll probably only have one julep...then switch to on the rocks or something.

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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I know what you mean. I make a killer Manhattan by subbing beer for the whiskey and Cholula sauce for the bitters.
    I skipped the Mint Julep myself. Made a Manhattan my way.

    3/4 oz sweet vermouth
    2 1/2 oz Whistle Pig
    1 dash Angostura® bitters
    1 maraschino cherry
    4 dashes of lemon juice

    and.....Yep....Over crushed ice.

    Good to me! That's as close as I will ever get to a Julep or cocktail again. Not my thing.
    I'm not an expert but I have lots of opinions!

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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    I started with the dregs from an old handle of OGD BIB and went through a handle of Old Forester 100 proof. (Not by myself, of course.)
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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by JB64 View Post
    Haven't tried mixing my own yet so I will be drinking Early Times Mint Julep.
    This is the best way to do it.

    Mint Juleps are designed as a way to make unpalatable whiskey palatable. And since none of us want to spend our money on whiskey we won't want to drink straight, and if we have whiskey we do like to drink straight, why the heck would we ruin it by putting it in a julep...

    crush some ice in the blender and pour. no fuss no muss. no wasting of good whiskey.
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    Re: So, What Bourbon's Going In Your Mint Julep On Derby Day?

    Left 1792, WTRB, Baby Saz, Handy, Willett, WTKS, and Russell's Reserve Rye on the counter with a pitcher of mint infused syrup (made from mint in my garden) for my guests to select and mix as they chose. Very nice way to celebrate the Pick Three I hit.

 

 

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