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  1. #131
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    B3,
    I did not make it this weekend. My wife was wiped out after a day long imprisonment at work. She's a civil servant who has to test to be promoted. The test period ran about 6+ hours (up from 2 hours last time) and she couldn't leave for a lunch (or use the bathroom without an escort)

    To make a long story short, she was tired and I was sober.

    Anytime you come to Chicago, the first round at Delilah's is on me...maybe the second too!
    "Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz

  2. #132
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    Yikes! That sounds like a pretty grueling test. We'll def. have to hook up when I get down Chicago way.
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  3. #133
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    just got a hold of the 'new' MEXICAN (natural sugar only!) Coke the other day....and it's excellent. a total differance from the corn syrup version...

    not sure i want to ruin the MexCoke with any bourbon! but i admit, i am returning from the total snobbery of going only NEAT with my whiskey...

    warm weather used to make all the bourbon go into hibernation...now enjoying the classic B&C at this moment.

    does the lime add anything to this?

    i admit, i am using Weller Antique for this mix. it works great. sweet but delivers the spicey punch of both the Coke and the 107
    HUP!

  4. #134
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    Quote Originally Posted by shoshani View Post
    I've never liked bourbon and cola. Haven't thought of ginger ale or Vernors.

    But I'll tell you what I love: bourbon and root beer. Specifically Barq's; it has a tangy zest that sets off perfectly with the late lamented Bonded Old Forester.

    For that matter, it is absolutely superb with a little Baby Saz.

    I don't do any of this very often; when I'm in the mood for bourbon I like it neat. However, when I'm in the mood for Barq's, it definitely gets a little improvement from the addition of bourbon or rye.
    being an old mississippian, i might have to try this...and while i am at it, there are alot of 'gourmet' sodas out there worth exploring with various whiskies.

    Barq's cream is great too....i assume it would mix well with...?
    HUP!

  5. #135
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    The natural sugar Pepsi Throwback mixes well with bourbon...I made a B&C with Weller SR (Everett's single-barrel custom bottling) and it was really good. A good shake of Peychaud's bitters put it over the top...tasty! WT101 is good in this stuff as well. Experiment with bitters in these highballs...I think it adds another dimension.
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  6. #136
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    yes, i did throw in some bitters (ango...) this past weekend along with a quick shake of key lime juice...a nice, simply addition that added some dimension.
    HUP!

  7. #137
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    I was, and I guess am very fond of MM and cola, or more accurately diet coca-cola, and even found that sprite or diet sprite works quite well. However, MM or JB are about the only Bourbon that I have mixed with cola. Other whisky JD and some of the Canadian offerings I will mix. I wouldn’t be against using some of the better bourbon, I just haven’t, and likely won’t.

  8. #138

    Re: Bourbon and cola

    I started drinking bourbon with seltzer/club soda. I really feel the carbonation helps bring out more flavors. Now I always have the first glass neat and then usually enjoy the rest over ice.

    Once I tried some Buffalo Trace with some diet wild cherry Pepsi. It actually tasted like a cream soda...not bad, but definately too sweet to have more than 1 of.

  9. #139
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    I find that to be the case with me as well....I like my bourbon-NEAT

  10. #140
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    Re: Bourbon and cola

    I don't like it... I don't think the taste is anything special. With bourbon, I want that kick in the mouth from the alcohol content. If it's mixed, I want a very strong bourbon based drink with a unique flavor. (Like a Manhattan)

    I guess since I don't enjoy the taste and experience of bourbon and cola, it just would turn into drinking to drink instead of actually enjoying the pour.

 

 

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