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    mighty good

    Opened the Blantons, tonight, so smooth, so good, my good friend tyreem showed up with a bottle of Makers Mark to add to the mix, then my crown royal buddy showed and said the Blantons was almost as smooth as crown and asked for some 7-up to add to the Blantons. ??????? Sometimes I just don't no what the hell is going on? can you folks tell me?!!
    This is the best Bourbon myself or Tyreem could ever imagine.
    We are in sippen' heaven and still havin fun. Thanks for the GREAT ADVICE!!! it was worth every penny.

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    DeWanzo


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    Re: mighty good

    Some people just don't get it. And some people, as much as they refuse to admit it, really just dont like the taste of Whiskey. It's okay, just don't waste the good stuff on them. Get a bottle of something like Old Forrester or Evan Williams black for the folks that want mixed drinks so you dont break the bank, they taste just as well that way (though I must admit I like both neat though), and save the $$$$ (ching-chingy) stuff for the folks who want just whiskey (or at the most just water or ice with it). More for you that way .


    Tom (Blanton's RAWKS!!) C


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    Re: mighty good

    Most people do use mixers when they drink any kind of liquor. It takes a true whiskey fan to drink it straight. Anyone that is used to drinking a very bland blended whiskey is going to think that bourbon is very strong tasting, and they would be right! Bourbon in general and Blanton's in particular has a very powerful even forceful persona. It does not surprize me that your rc friend would want to tone it down a bit. My wife always mixes.

    Linn Spencer

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    Re: mighty good

    Did you kick his ass out of the house and all the way down the driveway? That's what I would have done. God Almighty!

    Tim


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    Re: mighty good

    No I couldn't bring myself to kick him out, he is really a good friend, just misguided, being a crown royal drinker and all. I have decided that I cannot change the world and he can mix and drink whatever he likes. It must be the Blantons that is making me so mellow. I thank all you guys for recommending all the great Bourbons, I have never drank anything like it. My wife Weezy, told me not to get used to it, so its back to Evan Black until I get rich again.
    thanks again
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    DeWanzo


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    Re: mighty good

    I know that I was knocked on my ass with the taste of the first Bourbon I tried (the Only whiskeys I had before bourbon were Crown Royal & Bushmills, both quite mellow by comparison) but you get hooked to the flavor and I find myself searching for even bigger tastes which brings a question, Do all the little processes that wild turkey does (barrel at such a low proof and use Really charred barrels) contirbute to a really flavorful whiskey like you would think?? Either Russell's Reserve or Rare Breed is next on my list to get.




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    Re: mighty good

    The low barrell proof is a big factor, Makers Mark does it also . Beam and Wild Turkey are supposed to be the only ones using a number 4 char,( the heaviest) but Beam proofs as high as the Goverment will allow. I have a bottle of Knob Creek open now and while it's a good drink I think I'd just as soon pay 14.95 for WT on sale at Rite Aid. I saw KC for 19.99at Liquor Barn and to tell the truth I figured that's about all it's worth. The Blanton,s is a fine drink. I had a relative ask for ginger ale to go with Woodford once and I was offended. That's why they make cheap whiskey. If anyone wants to pay $40. for a fifth and .99 for a 2 liter that's their business , I can't extend that kind of hospitality.

    Bobby Cox

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    Re: mighty good

    Yes Tom every little thing counts when it comes to bourbon. Wild Turkey uses a recipe that is high in rye. Their jug yeast is also a big factor. Both the column still and doubler are all copper. The heavy #4 char in the barrels along with country 'iron-clad' rickhouses and time are also major factors. Jimmiy Russell himself is a major factor. Add 'em all up and you get Wild Turkey.

    I happen to like Russell's Reserve better than Rare Breed as I think its taste comes closest to Kentucky Spirit. Russell's Reserve is also less expensive, but in no way is it 'cheap'.

    Linn Spencer

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    Re: mighty good

    Wild Turkey is a heck of a whiskey mill. What impresses me is how good their everyday run is . Open a bottle of 101 and prepare to be impressed. There's nothing about small batch or single barrell there and it can hold it's own against them all. I think someone ( it may be more than one person) at Wild Turkey wants to make a great whiskey, and damned if they don't!

    Bobby Cox

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    Re: mighty good

    Yessiree Bobby that Wild Turkey is good stuff. Back before the 'small batch' and single barrel bottlings and also when Wild Turkey came only one way at eight years of age and 101 proof it was my favorite bourbon.

    Linn Spencer

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