As for brandy I have always used Christian Brothers as it has decent flavor and is reasonably priced. On the rum side I use a rum that I would be happy drinking neat such as a Mount Gay, Appleton or FdC.
"The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"
Just on a lark this morning, I took some grocery-store brand commercial eggnog, poured about 8 oz into a mug, then added (unmeasured) a dollop of Baby Saz and a slightly smaller dollop of WT Rye.
Eggnog + rye whiskey = liquid bliss.
I just made up a batch of the Renner Family recipe eggnog for this season. This is the first time I have made it so early but I heard that giving it some time to "age" really allows the ingredients to meld together.
Thanks again Jeff.
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain
"A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "
Back in December 2005, Alton Brown did an episode of his "Good Eats" show entitled "The School of Hard Noggs" ... below are the links to part 1 and part 2 of this episode. Not only does he make a great Egg Nog, but he explains the technical stuff behind it as well....
The recipe is worth trying ... even if you substitute another bourbon for the Maker's Mark ... although I do think it's worth trying as is ... at least once.
This isn't meant to be self-serving ... even though I am in the episode ... (although it was quite fun) ... just thought the recipe is worth a go...
"Remember, the BEST bourbon is FREE bourbon ..."
Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Hecti1, CajunKY, Barturtle and CubaCroc at Bourbons Bistro here in L'ville. We got to talking with the owner who Timothy and Charles seem to know pretty well. He gave us samples of some eggnog he made with William Larue Weller...OH. MY. GOD that stuff was incredible.
"F**k it, I'm gettin' into the whiskey."
Ah man....Ya'll got me to get a hankerin' for some eggnog, now. I've been fighting the urge. I'm heading to Publix to pick up my Borden Eggnog in the can. I always get the can, as that's what we always had as a kid. Hmmm, WLW in the nog, you say Iron. OK, that's what it will be.
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama