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Favorite snack alongside your bourbon


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I'm a pretzels guy anyway and also find them a good complement to bourbon, but mostly what I like with bourbon is...

...more bourbon.

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Chocolate (of course)... also nuts )macadamias mixed with dry-roasted almonds).

Lately, when I want something a little more substantial, its been crackers and some really good triple-cream cheese.

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Right now I'm enjoying the heavenly combination of Rittenhouse Rye BIB and pistachios. Try it, trust me! :yum:

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I usually don't eat anything when I'm drinking spirits, but when I occasionally do it is usually either natural, unsalted nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts), dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apples, etc), or, rarely, brown sugar or other darkly sweet candy.

Tim

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While I can't say I often have it, even though it's fairly easy to make, there is a great spread for crackers, that you generally can only find in Kentucky, called Benedictine. It doesn't contain bourbon, but it's such a Kentucky "thing" that it just has to go well with bourbon.

It is a cream cheese base flavored with cucumber and onion juice, then colored just a little with green food coloring.

I don't know much about it, except it is ubiquitous in Kentucky. I don't know where it comes from, why it is called that, or why it has to be green. I like it. It's tasty.

Recipes are easily found on the web.

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I can't say that there is any one snack I like with bourbon, but brownies sure go well with it. Actually, I often get a taste of that slightly burnt, corner of the brownie pan taste in some bourbons--especially OGD114.

I hope this isn't an impetus for a new thread...What snack are you bringing to the Gazebo Table? :D

JOE

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Thanks everyone for great suggestions. In our tasting last night we had some plain pretzels along with some hot-n-sweet peanuts and some cinnamon peanuts. All were very good. Will have to throw some dark chocolate into the mix next time.

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I like anything chocolate, but I also like kettle corn with bourbon. I find the combination a sweet and salty goes pretty well with bourbon or rye.

Jay

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When I'm camping in Cherokee North Carolina I like to grab a bag of boiled peanuts take them back to camp. Then I would have a pour of Rare Breed and eat the peanuts while they are still hot.

bj

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Usually I’ll have jerky, preferably Buffalo Bill’s Cajun, or some sunflower seeds. While drinking from my better bottles I tend not to eat anything unless I get really hungry though.

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Edward_call_me_Ed

I mostly don't eat while drinking bourbon. I do remember eating watermelon while drinking Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year old 90 proof and finding it Wonderful!

Ed

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i don't usually eat anything with bourbon -i am trying to taste the flavor and i worry the food may interfere to much. however, the references to chocolate are making me rethink that position....

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I'm not a huge chocolate fan, but brownies do sound like a good idea. I've also tried vanilla custard, and I think it goes great, especially if you use a small amount of Bourbon in the custard. Something sweet like EC12 is good for this.

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What a great thread! I have never been able to find that perfect pairing. I do like pretzles, but they aren't perfect. I had never thought of chocolate, going to have to try that very, very soon.

I am used to very strong cheeses with red wine, but they don't seem to be right for bourbon.

Joel

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Anyone who likes chocolate with their bourbon should try chocolate covered espresso beans along side their favorite pour..

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