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    Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    So, I'm in charge of providing a whiskey for Thanksgiving this year and while I'm a huge fan of scotch, I'm thinking something a little more domestic would make sense. That being said I'm a little confused as to what whiskey would make the most sense to enjoy after a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I thought about breaking out my 2012 THH but I've heard that pairs better with Christmas due to the spices. So that has me turning towards bourbon, maybe a wheater like WLW? Or something with a little less punch (ABV) but on the rye side of things like a 4R SmB (non barrel proof)? I have a decent bunker,for a non bourbon aficionado, with about 50 bottles on hand so there is plenty to choose from.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? It does not necessarily have to pair with the food though I can break it out during the meal if that makes more sense. This is the reason I posted here and not in bourbon and food, I had planned it as a separate "course" all unto itself.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    I'm bringing some Big Bottom port finished to share with 'everyone', in case some non-whiskey drinkers want a pour. Seems like it'd compliment a huge meal beforehand, too. I'll have some other stuff for the more serious bourbon fans.

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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    Will be drinking FC at Thanksgiving not because it is particularly appropriate to the season but because my daughter and her husband will be here. Both went to grad school at SC and FC is the official beverage. You might find that a nice soft wheater would go well after the turkey or while you are watching the Macy's parade or the football game.
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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    rare breed
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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    Angel's Envy or Angel's Envy Rye would make good after dinner drinks for most anyone interested.

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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    I would serve what the guests like as I can drink my favorites any ole time.
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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
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    +1; it is Turkey day after all!
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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    Angel's Envy or Angel's Envy Rye would make good after dinner drinks for most anyone interested.
    I like this suggestion because AE is a pretty smooth bourbon that would appeal to a broad spectrum of people. And it is a special type of bottling for a special occasion. You could always bring a more higher end bourbon that you think bourbon drinkers or more adventurous persons might enjoy trying.

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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    Quote Originally Posted by mbroo5880i View Post
    I like this suggestion because AE is a pretty smooth bourbon that would appeal to a broad spectrum of people. And it is a special type of bottling for a special occasion. You could always bring a more higher end bourbon that you think bourbon drinkers or more adventurous persons might enjoy trying.
    Agreed. We recently tried the regular AE and did not much care for it when stacked up against other, BP bourbons but it was out of it's element there. On it's own after a full dinner and maybe with some pie it would go well. I don't currently have the regular AE on hand but I do have a bottle of the AE Rye which would also go well with desert. Hmm...

    I also like the WT suggestions given the "turkey" in the name

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    Re: Thanksgiving bourbon/rye

    Wild Turkey Gold Labelled 12 year will be the Thanksgiving Day pour in my house. If I didn't have that it would be some other WT product. Isn't there a code that states you must have Turkey on Turkey Day?

 

 

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