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    Back to the future

    So, I'm new to the group and I've been experimenting with different bourbons. Today I tried some Southern Comfort. I kinda remember way back when I drank the stuff, and I remember seeing bottles at every party I went to in high school. Anyway, these were the only memories of Southern Comfort I had till today. Now I know why we drank this sickly sweet brew. Way back when, if somebody took a drink of bourbon at a party, they would make this weird face and swallow, even though they looked like they wanted to spit it out, or worse -- myself included. After all these years, around 50 to be exact,and being older and wiser, I poured myself a glass, sat back and let it drift over my tongue and down the gullet. OMG! Sweet is an understatement, and it was obvious why it was so popular back then. Want to get your girlfriend drunk? Bring a bottle of Southern Comfort to the party.

    While this brought back a lot of memories, I'm now looking forward to moving on in my search for the perfect bourbon. I think I'll put this bottle away and bring it out the next time a guest tells me they don't like the taste of bourbon. Or, if luck would have it and I find myself dating an eighteen-year-old again.

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    Re: Back to the future

    I'm sure she will appreciate you sharing.
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    Re: Back to the future

    Southern Comfort=Over-ripe Peaches= Got really sick on it once about 54-years ago.
    It took me about twenty years to be able to again take a drink of it.
    Not one of my faves; but you can an make an interesting Old Fashioned with it (skip the fruit and the sugar, add extra bitters).

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    Re: Back to the future

    Like others, this was a college acquaintance but I don't have fond memories.
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    Re: Back to the future

    Back in the '70s, we took a flask of SC on a backpacking trip in the Smokies. Swish it around in the mouth and spit it in the fire. Makes a wonderful flare up and you don't even have to swallow it to have some fun.
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    Re: Back to the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Back in the '70s, we took a flask of SC on a backpacking trip in the Smokies. Swish it around in the mouth and spit it in the fire. Makes a wonderful flare up and you don't even have to swallow it to have some fun.
    My current girlfriend has a big fireplace. Thanks for the tip.

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    Re: Back to the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    ................you don't even have to swallow it to have some fun.
    Thats not what she said....................


    Sorry guys, I had to,
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    Re: Back to the future

    checking in to the "yes this stuff nearly killed me" club

    drank half a family sized bottle once, did not end well. I see its in 100 proof now. All the better to do this more efficiently to the next generation!

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    Re: Back to the future

    Quote Originally Posted by suntour View Post
    checking in to the "yes this stuff nearly killed me" club

    drank half a family sized bottle once, did not end well. I see its in 100 proof now. All the better to do this more efficiently to the next generation!
    I think it had always been traditionally 100-prrof. Maybe I'm wrong... memories of that era are a bit foggy. At least it was 100-proof when I became familiar with it loooong ago. I believe it was then dropped (or an alternative offered?) to 80-proof.

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    Re: Back to the future

    SC is not bourbon, so thread moved to the non-Whiskey Alcohol forum.
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