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    Cool "Smooth" Maker's Mark

    When I think of Maker's Mark, I think "bland", rather than smooth.
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    If I want smooth I drink water.

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    Calling a whiskey "smooth" is to damn it with faint praise.

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    FWIW:
    When I think of "smoothness" in bourbon I don't necessarily think of "absence of burn". To me it also connotes a balance of flavors, without one predominating.
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    Re: Bourbon chemistry

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    FWIW:
    When I think of "smoothness" in bourbon I don't necessarily think of "absence of burn". To me it also connotes a balance of flavors, without one predominating.
    Wouldn't that be "balanced"?

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    Re: Bourbon chemistry

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Wouldn't that be "balanced"?
    Perhaps to me "smooth" is another way of saying balanced. My key point is that I don't relate it merely to the presence or absence of alchohol burn. A high-proof pour can be very smooth in my lexicon.
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