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    Re: Evan Williams Black -- Wall Street Journal --

    Congrats on the great press.

    I had my first pour of Evan Williams Black Label on the rocks the other night in a bar and was very pleased. I could have sipped it all night.

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    Re: Evan Williams Black -- Wall Street Journal --

    My complaint with that article is that on the front page of the WSJ they touted the article as evaluating the best bourbon for a mint julep, but it was nothing of the kind.

    I submit that the best neat tasting bourbon (of their selection) is not necessarily the best for a julep.

    Having said that, I must confess to never have being moved by a mint julep. The best recipe for one I've seen is the one that listed the ingredients, gave the directions for muddling the mint with the sugar and a dash of water, then directed you to throw those out and drink the bourbon!

    I suspect that I have been missing something, but so far, I prefer my bourbon neat in this case.

    Jeff
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    Re: Evan Williams Black -- Wall Street Journal --

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRenner View Post
    I must confess to never have being moved by a mint julep.
    I must confess that in all my years I've never had a mint julep.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRenner View Post
    The best recipe for one I've seen is the one that listed the ingredients, gave the directions for muddling the mint with the sugar and a dash of water, then directed you to throw those out and drink the bourbon!
    In that case, I guess I have!
    Scott

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    Re: Evan Williams Black -- Wall Street Journal --

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    I must confess that in all my years I've never had a mint julep...
    Not missing all that much, Scott. Nonetheless, Bernadette Freigy (did I spell that right?), 'Stu''s wife, showed me a much more elegant version at the Sampler -- she simply dropped and lightly muddled some mint leaves in a pour of bourbon neat, and it was terrific!
    As soon as I remember to either 'catch' or look at the grocery for some mint leaves, am going to repeat it.
    Tim

 

 

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