Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur
Yes, But mixed and on the rocks. It helps when I feel the need to add a bottle to the bunker. And I have to admit I cry on the inside when she takes Pappy15 or GTS (she really likes both and passes over KC and WT101)and mixes. She doen't know that what they cost or the limited amount and I'm not sure that I want to share that info so....It must be called love.
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain
All the bartenders I know use egg whites. It's weird but it does make the drink taste better, if you like whisky sours.
I have no husband but I am slowly trying to get my boyfriend into bourbon (when I see him). He likes it but only for a drink of choice in a bar. He doesn't really get into bourbon tastings with me. But to be fair to him, he never seems openly annoyed when I throw useless bourbon knowlege at him or tell him the entire history of every bourbon I drink. He's a pretty patient guy.
No sarcasm intended at all. I believe one of the best qualities in a life partner is being able to value (or maybe perhaps only silently tolerate) the other person's interests and passions with complaining or making value judgements.
"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."
OH. My fault. I was trying to be funny anyway. Hard to convey a personality on a computer.
Thanks for the kind words John B.
Tim, in Frederic Martin's classic (IMO) late 1960's Encyclopedia of Drinks and Drinking, in connection with rum compounds he renders the formula as follows:
"One of sour; two of sweet; three of strong; four of weak". The weak is water, juice, ice.
Interesting how different versions of an old saw emerge here and there. It's like the thing about "beer before wine, always fine". "Wine before beer, never fear". Or, "flammable" and "inflammable".
Last edited by Gillman; 06-15-2008 at 15:03.
My wife Val will usually end the evening with a small pour if I am having one too. She usually asks me to fix her whatever I'm having......except for last night. I was drinking an El Dorado 12yo rum so she got up and fixed her own drink. I looked up and saw her dropping the empty Pappy 20 "Green Glass Lawrenceburg" into the trash can. She looked at me and said....."Is something wrong?" I bit my lip and said no......because I am not a big fan of the original Pappy 20 but was saving the last pour for a future guest at the house who hadn't tried it before. She enjoyed it. She also enjoys Van Blankle, so I don't keep one open and in plain sight anymore.