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    Seasonal bourbon drinking

    I've noticed people saying they move towards rum drinks, or various cocktails as the weather gets warmer and sunnier. I was wondering if your choice in whiskey changes with the seasons? I personally like spicier bourbons like Baker's and OGD in the winter, but right now my bottle of ORVW 10/107 is really hitting the spot.
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    Old Charter is a nice warm weather pour.
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    Cool

    While I enjoy bourbon all year around, it is especially appealing to me in the late fall and winter months, when there is a nip (or a chill) in the air and people's chimneys are smoking. It just seems right.

    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer
    While I enjoy bourbon all year around, it is especially appealing to me in the late fall and winter months, when there is a nip (or a chill) in the air and people's chimneys are smoking. It just seems right.

    Tim
    I agree in toto with Tim here. Any part of the year will I drink bourbon, but the very best time for me is mid-autumn through the winter months. A warm hearth, the crackling of the oak & hickory, and the amber glow in the glass all blend well with my soul!

    Wayne
    "All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me".....Winston Churchill

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    Hard to beat OGD 114 on cold winter evening. Warms not only the body, but the soul!

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    I'm not too sure that my bourbon of choice changes with the season, but I do know that it changes with the time of day. I'm more likely to go after some of the bigger/more flavorful pours after dark.
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    Summertime is when I most enjoy Maker's Mark. Usually with a couple of ice cubes, out on the deck in the afternoon.
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    Light Whiskey replaces other choices in Summer

    Thanks to Tim (TNBourbon) for supplying me with some old "Light Whiskey"
    This is now my go to beverage, straight, OTR, Mixed in warmer weather.
    Put Away the Coors Light!!!
    Its Light Whiskey and Soda after mowing the lawn.
    A new dimension that bridges the bourbon-other beverage gap.

    (Now, If I could only break that "Cabernet drinking on the sidelines when playing basketball" habit)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer
    While I enjoy bourbon all year around, it is especially appealing to me in the late fall and winter months, when there is a nip (or a chill) in the air and people's chimneys are smoking. It just seems right.

    Tim
    What this guy said.

    I tend to move away from bourbon during the hotter streaks of summer, unless out, or in the company of others. Every very blue moon, on a hot one, I'll have a whiskey, (usually something I consider on the thinner side or otherwise won't be missed) - spilling it nto an ice filled tall-boy.

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    I can see where I'm really going to enjoy Basil Hayden's in the summer, along with VG 90, I think Eagle rare is even going to be a summer time favorite. My all time favorite for summer though is Bombay gin and tonic with the lime twist please. A great cooler-downer.

    Mark/Nebraska

 

 

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