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  1. #11
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    Four tiny ice cubes(from the "under the bar" fridge).
    They are completely melted within a few minutes.

  2. #12
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    I use a very old juice glass (atleast that is what I think it is)used to be my grand mother's and I somehow got the set. Works very well since it is small and is curved and wider at the top then the bottom, allows for good "nosing" I usually add two ice cubes, used to drink it all straight, but jus can't any more. Besides, I do notice that I get more flavors with a little dilution with most bourbons.

  3. #13
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    I have noted this fact, previously, but I was hooted down by everyone else claiming it only gives dilution.
    You were being trolled...a certain poster started the whole "dilution" malarkey. He doesn't speak for me...that's for sure.

  4. #14

    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    I usually drink neat (now in my new Ebay-purchased Riedel bourbon glasses -- which are remarkably similar to some $1-a-glass drinkware I found at Tuesday Morning, one of those discount/closeout stores in our area, and previously used). However, high-proof bourbons (like Stagg, Booker's) require some water to varying degrees, and almost everything is tried at some point with a few dribbles of water, ala s***ch.

  5. #15
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    So no one admits to drinking their bourbon straight from the bottle??

  6. #16
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    When I first started drinking bourbon (Maker's and Wild Turkey) I would fill an old fashoned glass with ice and pour in the bourbon. Gradually I started adding less and less ice to the point of a single cube for a 2-3oz pour. As my palate began to refine a bit, and I began enjoying a broader range of bourbons, I found that ice really kind of dulled, or toned down some of the flavor components. Now I drink my bourbon mostly neat, but will add bottled, room temperature spring water from time to time to bring down proof or to open up a slightly tannic bourbon. Occasionally I will mix bourbon and Perrier in a 1:1 ratio and drink it over ice. I know it sounds awful, but it is quite refreshing on hot afternoons IMHO.

  7. #17
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    I always drink my whisky neat. I don't consider this to be an affectation, since I have tried most other ways and I don't seem to enjoy it as much as I do straight. In fact, I never much cared for bourbon until I did start drinking it neat. Logically, this seems silly to me, since most whisky is diluted from barrel proof when it is bottled. Must be a mental block; go figger.

    Nevertheless, I currently like my bourbon best at room temperature, unmodified, in a wide, thick, short, glass cylinder, although I've been itching to try a real tasting glass.

    Of course, I have yet to try anything over 100 proof, so when I do I suspect I may discover certain advantages in a bit of room-temp spring water.

  8. #18
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    Most of the time, I drink it neat in a brandy snifter.

    However, occasionally I will take a hiball glass and fill with chipped ice with a pour of BT or Knob Creek.

  9. #19
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    LOL. would that be with, or without, a straw!

  10. #20
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    Re: How Do You Drink Your Bourbon?

    drinking their bourbon straight from the bottle??
    Hey now...ya'll are startin' to embarrass me... EW7 makes a plastic bottle called a traveler that's pretty cool and fits nicely in a saddlebag...
    Bj

 

 

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