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  1. #11
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    The glass pictured would do quite nicely. I'd still have the tumblers, water and ice handy, just in case they don't wish to try the whiskey without ice or water. Choices are always nice. Maybe even have them try it the different ways to see if they can notice the difference (yourself too?).

  2. #12
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    (yourself too?).
    Well, i certainly hope so.. .

    I will try you suggestions.. Thanks. BTW.. Just brought home the WT 101 and it sure looks like a classic. Can`t wait to drink it.

  3. #13
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    Damn! How could i make this mistake. I brought home the WT Rye 101 Proof thinkin it was Bourbon!

    No harm done since i can return it within 14 days, but still.. .



    Well, off to the licor store tomorrow.. .

  4. #14

    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    Nothing wrong with Wild Turkey rye -- it's just not bourbon, nor is it Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. But it's an enjoyable, if fairly simple, straight rye whiskey.

  5. #15
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    Actually, your shopping mistake could certainly turn into a "happy accident." While WT isn't the absolute best rye I can think of, it does offer a contrast to the bourbons you're exploring. If you're trying to negociate the difference between 'ryed' bourbons and 'wheaters', this might help you know what characters to attribute to the rye component.

    My suggestion: don't take back the rye.

  6. #16
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    The traditional Manhattan is made with rye, not bourbon. Keep the bottle and make a true Manhattan once in a while.

  7. #17
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    Welcome to the forum.

    You have made three good choices. I feel EC is the best value for your bourbon buck and is my standard pour.

    As far as your tasting party goes I would have filtered water and ice (cubes and crushed if you can). That way you can take notes and decide what you like best. I drink some stuff neat, Blantons and Makers Mark, most others get ice.I often mix Ezra Brooks or Ancient Age with coke but most here frown on the practice. Just remember there is no wrong way to enjoy your bourbon, just enjoy. It is after all yours, drink it how you like it.

    I'm sure your friends will thank you for the experience. Let us know how it goes over.

    Rick

  8. #18
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    I`m not even going to tell you the prices since that would raise concerns from you how anyone could soend THAT much money on a bottle of licor.
    No Sweetie, you're among friends here...
    We understand. Welcome to the forum.
    Bj

  9. #19
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    Re: 3 Bourbons for a beginner..

    I`m not even going to tell you the prices since that would raise concerns from you how anyone could soend THAT much money on a bottle of licor.
    No Sweetie, you're among friends here...
    We understand. Welcome to the forum.
    Bj
    Hmm.. . One day i might let it out.. .

 

 

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