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    What size is your pour??

    One thought I had reading what kinds of glasses people enjoy was "It would matter how much they are pouring." You hear terms like 'two fingers' and 'a dram'.....

    In that vein, for a normal evening..... in my Rare Breed (lo ball not sniffter style) which holds about 10 oz I pour about 4 oz (currently Booker's or JR). This seems to leave plenty of room for the aromas to rise and yet gives me several 'sips' through the evening.

    Anyone else??

    Ken

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    I tend to nurse my bourbon, so my pour may be a bit smaller than some. A 3 ounce pour will last me quite a while. If I have to be somewhere, sometimes I'll cut the amount in half as my short pour. If I'm really in a hurry, I just fill the little .75 ounce pony glass and toss it down the hatch. Fortunately I'm rarely in a hurry nowadays.

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    Generally an average pour is 4oz. I may have two pours in an evening (about 4-5 hrs).

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    Not having to be in a hurry is a definate plus! Sometimes when it's really warm like it's been I may have a Kentucky Tea early, then a full pour for a nightcap. Makes for a very pleasant and relaxing evening.

    Cheers,

    Ken

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    Having numerous bourbons on hand often makes it difficult to choose which one to drink. To deal with this, I've taken to measuring out 1 ounce pours, and spreading my libations around 2-4 different whiskies. This way I get a nice sampling of my collection at any given time. This has been working wonderfully for me!

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    Having numerous bourbons on hand often makes it difficult to choose which one to drink. To deal with this, I've taken to measuring out 1 ounce pours, and spreading my libations around 2-4 different whiskies. This way I get a nice sampling of my collection at any given time...
    Ditto here. In fact, my pour can be even closer to a half-ounce sometimes, and I'll try 5 or 6 different whiskies. I especially enjoy side-by-sides of similar, or polar opposite, styles, and can include several contenders this way.

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    Add me to the smaller pour club. Lately I've been doing lots of side-by-sides with the goal of 'thinning the herd.' About 3/4 inch in a Riedel seems to work.

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    I've found that 50 ml (the standard "airline" miniature bottle) fills a Glencairn precisely up to its widest point. My usual pour is usually about that size or slightly more.

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    I fill to the widest part of the Riedel glass, which I've determined to be around 1 1/2 oz. That allow me to sample two or three offerings every evening (well, almost every evening).

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    Re: What size is your pour??

    I end up tasting through several things a day so usually about an ounce at a time is what I pour. On those rare occassions I get to kick back and relax with fellow bourbon lovers outside the store, it's much heavier, of course, especially if bourbon friends pour for me.

 

 

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