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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Central Arizona (near Prescott), U.S.A.

    Jimmy Russell Says...

    Quoting from the
    Wild Turkey web site :

    "Jimmy Russell keeps his Rare Breed in the freezer so he doesn't have to add ice, which would melt and ultimately dilute the flavor."

    Has anyone tried this?

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  2. #2
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002

    Re: Jimmy Russell Says...

    I have . it works great stuff doesn't freeze, Well not completely I think an 80 proof would get a little slushy. It also has a way of making an unpaletteable drink go down good. I think I read in past posts that it is because the cold numbs some of the taste buds or some such.

  3. #3
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999

    Re: Jimmy Russell Says...

    I've tried it and didn't care for it. Taste got a little too sharp. Reminded me of pencil shavings. Not good. Freezing is good for vodka, Jaegermeister and Dutch gin, but not bourbon.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Pelham, AL

    Re: Jimmy Russell Says...

    I keep London gin and (if I ever drink it, which is rare) Russian vodka in the freezer, but I've never tried it with bourbon. I had read that quote several months ago, but I'm not sure why the idea didn't appeal to me.

    I guess I'm a wimp. Rare Breed is one of my top two and I occasionally drink it straight, but I usually prefer about three ounces over about seven ice cubes.




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