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Bourbon

Thank the Scots-Irish settlers in early America for bringing their whiskey traditions to our shores. Barrel-aged bourbon became a Kentucky specialty and is distinguished by being at least 51% corn mash and being held in charred oak barrels. Join the conversation about it, and find more info and recipes here.

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Joseph James Imperial Smoked Porter

Eiron
by Eiron 1 month ago

I'm not really doing Tiny Stories About Beer on my food/drink website any more, but this one rekindled a bit of inspiration. Joseph James Imperial Smoked Porter, with vanilla and aged in bourbon...

Cask Strength Bourbon?

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by zackly 2 months ago

In a case of a little knowledge is dangerous, here goes. Over the last several years I’ve started appreciating bourbon. I’ve probably sampled 50+ different bottles. I prefer bourbon at the strength...

Bourbons for cocktails?

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by mstrimel 8 months ago

I like bourbon and my current pour is Knob Creek 9 y.o., however I just saw a cocktail recipe (Gold Rush) that specifically stated 4-8 y.o. bourbon. I'm not overly fussy, but it got me thinking ......

Newbie's first bourbon run

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by rebekahschultz 7 months ago

Hi all. Please be gentle, have done runs of gin, brandy and rum but trying now a Bourbon run. For info I've a 10L still so nothing major. My recipe; 1.4kg of corn malt (71%) 400g of roasted...

Billionaire or Scofflaw

walkoffdinner
by walkoffdinner 7 months ago

Was introduced to these cocktails about 4 years ago at great bars like Adesso, Comstock, Bourbon & Branch & a terrific Miami joint, the Pawn Broker in the Langford Hotel. Most now all defunct, RIP...

Bourbon Suggestions

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by zackly 1 year ago

I've been drinking bourbon for a couple of years. I drink it in a rocks glass with a single big ice cube. I've tried most of the popular brands that bars stock as well as some lesser known varietie...

Dining recommendations for Nashville, TN

Phil_A_Mignon
by Phil_A_Mignon 1 year ago

Hey, Foodies. My wife and I and seven other couples will be traveling to Nashville, TN Columbus Day weekend 2020 for our collective anniversaries (each of our weddings were in the fall). We love fo...

Cocktail using coffee-infused bourbon

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by mstrimel 1 year ago

My wife (who is normally a teetotaler) saw a dessert cocktail on a restaurant menu that called for "coffee-infused bourbon" and she wanted to try it. I now have some Evan Williams / coffee / vani...

“Bourbon Scotch” ornament

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by valveeta300b 1 year ago

Every holiday season I run in to at least one magnificent specimen of poorly researched Christmas ornament. Last night I found my winner for 2019 as depicted in the photos. Last year the best one I...

"Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off"

patsully
by patsully 2 years ago

"If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else." I've always assumed as much, but good to h...

Between a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned

tim irvine
by tim irvine 2 years ago

A favorite local restaurant makes a drink called “Please sir, may I have another” that is Bulleit bourbon, Dolin Rouge, Cardamaro, and Arancello. The proportions seem heavier on the whiskey than a ...

Bourbon and Triple Sec?

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by sanjacinto 10 years ago

Just something that came to mind recently: I can't think of any cocktails that involve combining bourbon and triple sec. I don't know, in my mind it seems like a workable combination. Do such cockt...

Cocktails

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by Apprentice 3 years ago

Hey Chicago hounds, I think I have a handle on the main cocktail bars recommended by fellow hounds (obviously with a city this size there are hundreds): Proxi Loyalist GreenRiver Berskhir...

Jack Daniel's is not Bourbon.

therealbigtasty
by therealbigtasty 14 years ago

It seems a little pompous on my part to say so, yes, but Jack Daniel's is not bourbon. We should protest calling it so based on the fact that it is a Tennessee whiskey. They are two different e...

Need a Make-Ahead Bourbon Cocktail - Pitcher Recipe

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by rp17 3 years ago

I'm having a party next weekend and want to make a pitcher of cocktails that my guests can easily pour for themselves. Originally I was going to make a red sangria, but then decided I'd like a bou...

Vanilla beans

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by nuraman00 3 years ago

If the description says "very dry", is that good? I also just read there's a difference between "extract beans" and "gourmet beans". Which one is preferred for baking? What about making a co...

Ah, Another Fix In Search of a Problem...

kaleokahu
by kaleokahu 3 years ago

A taste of things to come? https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/29/jim-beam-smart-decanter-voice-commands/

Bourbon Whisky Tasting and Ranking Results... also Bourbon & Coke taste ratings

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by Chicago Mike 14 years ago

Having a little extra time on my hands over the holidays I conducted an impromptu Bourbon Whisky tasting event this weekend. 12 popular and widely-available American bourbons were sampled. The tast...

Alternative to Buffalo Trace?

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by Indy 67 4 years ago

The past two trips to a major liquor store, about three weeks ago and today, I've been told that Buffalo Trace is having distribution problems. They've created a priority list and the distributors...