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    drinking bourbon with my dad...

    Has to be about the best thing there is. I can't really explain why. I guess being a new father myself makes me understand these things a little more deeply. Im going to try to get a special bottle here for him to repay him for dipping into his stash back in the day. Plain old Evan Williams has never tasted so good.

    Also I'm back in my hometown reminiscing, looking through old pictures and found this gem guess JR Dant was her brand but Grandma certainly loved her value Q&A bourbon
    Last edited by suntour; 08-08-2014 at 20:07.

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    Yup. My Dad drank Old Crow which he bought by the handle. His "special" whisky was Crown Royal. I didn't develop a taste for bourbon until after he died. We did share a few beers, but it was very few as I always felt guilty drinking in front of him. That's my loss.

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    It's a special thing. Once I get to a computer I'll post that pic, seems the link isn't working.

    We laughed about me drinking his hooch when I was in high school and related to me that he did the same thing when he was young, replacing the displaced liquid with tea until it got him a smack across the face.

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    I do enjoy drinking with my dad. He is generally a bourbon and diet coke guy (EWB). I drink those with him, then give him solid midshelfers to drink on the rocks. Ive gotten him to really appreciate sb blend. He just asked for a refill a week or two ago. He laughs that both my brother and I picked up his bourbon habit. We have had some great conversations over the years. Nothing like it.
    Im a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    unfortunately (for me at least), dad doesnt really drink. He did back in his younger days, but quit when he settled down and started a family. Even now, he has no taste for bourbon, but I do keep a case of Miller ponies in the fridge for when the parents come over for parties/get-togethers, and he'll have a few then. I got into bourbon a few years ago now....just after my grandfather passed. Too bad, as the stories wouldve been awesome. He retired from ND in the early 80's, and Old Crow was his thing, though I dont remember him drinking outside of Christmas parties. The times I couldve had....
    Think about how stupid the average person is.....then realize that half of them are more stupid than that.

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    My dad and I also share pours together as well. I'm more immersed in the hobby than he is, so I'll gift him bottles he wouldn't normally buy for himself. But I definitely inherited the bourbon taste from him.

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    drinking bourbon with my dad...

    Quote Originally Posted by suntour View Post
    Has to be about the best thing there is. I can't really explain why. I guess being a new father myself makes me understand these things a little more deeply.
    I really think one of the biggest thing in being a new father is the big appreciation of what your own parents had to go through! . It is mind boggling and a great revelation.

    My dad didn't drink or smoke just a great father and gave his all to the family.

    My mom drink a sip of beer once a couple of years. So not sure what happened to me. Lol. I blamed it on SB.com and you all fine folks.
    Last edited by tigerlam92; 08-09-2014 at 09:12.

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    My Dad was a professional drinker for 33 years..... He & Mum ran small country town hotels (with a few years out to work as a sales rep for liquor companies), so from the age of 3 until about 9 years ago my family life revolved around drinking or helping others drink My passion for bourbon never really took hold until just before they retired (think of all the stuff I missed out on!), and Dad's always been a beer/wine/scotch drinker (usually in that order most nights).... I don't drink any beer, very little wine, and can't stand scotch, but we do both enjoy Canadian Whiskies and Rye. I cherish the times we can get together to share a pour, sit down, and talk BS. Now that he's in his mid 70's I realise our time is limited, so it's great we have finally found a common interest

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    My dad really didn't drink bourbon but my grandfather did. Our "standard" birthday and Christmas gift to him was OGD. When I helped him with yard work on hot, humid summer days, he would always finish the day with OGD on ice and we'd sit on the porch and chat. I won't mention how young I was when he gave me my first OGD. Wonderful memories!

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    Re: drinking bourbon with my dad...

    Bourbon is definitely one of those things that my dad and I share. Whenever I head home, I look forward to sharing some pours with him, and try to bring him things he may not have tried. The last few years, we've met half-way between our respective domiciles, which fortunately for us is Kentucky! Being able to share with him our barrel selections, nights at the gazebo, tours of the various facilities, and even posts on SB.com - it has been a lot of fun, and something I always look forward to.
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