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    Bourbon and Mixed Nuts

    I know this is real odd but I was siping my Buff Trace tonight while eating mixed nuts. I'll be damned but that whiskey really got way more complex and was overall outstanding. I like BT but its not in the craveable category yet.

    Y'all ought to try this. It really was a great way to drink bourbon. These nuts were cashes, Pecans, Brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds and filberts. I put a hunk of em in my hand, chewed a bit then took as sip. Wow!

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    Re: Bourbon and Mixed Nuts

    Yeah, mixed nuts (Planter's Deluxe Mixed nuts are my fave) and bourbon are an excellent pairing. The little bit of salt is a good thing. Try some mixed nuts with a really great single malt, too. Out of this world. I think there's something about almonds in the mix that kicks this combination into the stratosphere. I'm hooked.
    Cheers!

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    Re: Bourbon and Mixed Nuts

    Nothing odd about it, and I heartily agree - esp. with oily standbys peanuts and cashews.

    I'm not sure what happens chemically, but it seems like the proteins or oils in the nuts make a lot of the vanillins in bourbon pop-up more than usual - noticeable in the cheaper bottles and across the board - maybe more so in the basics, as we're not expecting much...

    Maybe I oughta spend some of my whiskey kitty on some Macadamias...

    Anybody know their periodic chart? Any white coats in the house?

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    Re: Bourbon and Mixed Nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Caradog View Post
    Bourbon and Mixed Nuts
    And here I thought this was gonna be a thread about the forum and its members!
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    Re: Bourbon and Mixed Nuts

    Fogfrog had some comments along this line around a year ago:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=6819

    I would like to add that I feel sorry for people who eschew salt from their diets. As a seasoned cook and unapologetic bon vivant, I find that salt is, more often than not, the make-or-break ingredient in food.
    Plus, a quarter of your tongue is dedicated to tasting salt. Don't neglect your tongue!
    Jeremy
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    Re: Bourbon and Mixed Nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. François View Post
    Fogfrog had some comments along this line around a year ago:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=6819

    I would like to add that I feel sorry for people who eschew salt from their diets. As a seasoned cook and unapologetic bon vivant, I find that salt is, more often than not, the make-or-break ingredient in food.
    Plus, a quarter of your tongue is dedicated to tasting salt. Don't neglect your tongue!
    Screw my life long family Dr.!!!!! Dr. are you accepting new patience?
    Randy

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    Re: Bourbon and Mixed Nuts

    Randy,
    Go tell your family MD that a PhD in English told you it was all good.
    Jeremy
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