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  1. #11
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_call_me_Ed View Post
    That Old Crow took a long time to get down.



    Ed
    Here is how I drank that Old Crow. I didn't try to make mixed drink per say. I didn't pour it in coke. I tried to fix it.

    A few shakes of Orange Bitters and few shakes of Vanilla extract, a little, really very little, simple syrup and some ice. It wasn't too bad then.

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    For mixing. I reach for good ol' Jim Beam. The regular white label. It has never let me down in a mix.

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Thanks guys. Now I feel a lot better about going out and buying me some cheap booze. I think I'll try Evan Williams Black first. If that doesn't work out, I'll move up to Jim Beam.

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by mixologist View Post
    Thanks guys. Now I feel a lot better about going out and buying me some cheap booze. I think I'll try Evan Williams Black first. If that doesn't work out, I'll move up to Jim Beam.
    I really like EW black on the rocks, and I've heard it makes a good mixer (my motto: never mix, never worry). In my mind, you'd be taking a step down to go to JB white.
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    For mixing, I usually go with Old Forester. A buddy of mine got me hooked on OF and Coke in college, and I haven't been able to break that habit. Now that I have added a few lbs I tend to lean toward OF and Coke Zero, which tastes about the same.
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    I'd suggest W.L. Weller Antique 107 proof. It's a great sipping bourbon and at $19 a bottle you won't feel guilty for pouring something in with it.
    Cheers.
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Weller is a good call as a mixer!
    Mike
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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. François View Post
    I really like EW black on the rocks, and I've heard it makes a good mixer (my motto: never mix, never worry). In my mind, you'd be taking a step down to go to JB white.
    I agree with Jeremy that Beam White is a step down from Evan Williams Black. I think Evan Williams Black is a good mixer, though I haven't had it since it lost the age statement.

    I like to mix with Jim Beam Black. It's good enough that I think it adds a little something to the drink, but cheap enough that I don't feel bad mixing with it. Wild Turkey 101 works too.

    And I do think I can tell the difference between good bourbon and bad in a bourbon and Coke. Old Crow and Coke sounds pretty nasty to me.
    -Dan

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    What's this nonsense with Evan Williams removing the age statement from there whiskey? I am reluctant to even try it now that this has happened. I can see no other reason for them to do this other than to save money. Has anyone here try the aged-labeled vs. the non-age-labeled? Did you notice a difference? I would think there would have to be some difference.

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    Re: Bourbon for mixing

    Quote Originally Posted by mixologist View Post
    What's this nonsense with Evan Williams removing the age statement from there whiskey? I am reluctant to even try it now that this has happened. I can see no other reason for them to do this other than to save money. Has anyone here try the aged-labeled vs. the non-age-labeled? Did you notice a difference? I would think there would have to be some difference.
    EW BL has always been my first choice as a bourbon-and-coke whiskey, but now that they've gone NAS (no, I haven't tried it), I'll probably switch to EW WL (BIB). It's only 50 cents more and you know exactly how old it is.
    Scott

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