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As the title says, this is the place for Bourbon folk.

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  2. Who'sYourData?

    Do it yourself Pappy

    Keep us posted. This is an interesting experiment.
  3. CousinRicky

    Do it yourself Pappy

    Gave my small batch in the decanter a try today - less than 3 weeks of sitting. Nose was incredible. But have to say I was disappointed with this first taste. Tasted more of the alcohol in the Antique than a blend of the Weller 12 on first sip. Got better with the 2nd and 3rd try. Full of flavor but there was a bit more alcohol on the finish than I had imagined. Will give it another try in a week or so. Very good but not spectacular at this point.
  4. CousinRicky

    Evan Williams Black Label is the best...

    We did the Evan William Experience in L'ville and did the tasting afterward. Wasn't a big fan of some of their stuff but there was one that I thought was okay. Thinking it was the Black Label but can't be 100% sure.
  5. I'm a very poor, so I always seek the best value when drinking. For a bottom shelf guy like me Evan Williams Black Label is the best bourbon for the price. I've tried Green Label and that stuff is like poison.
  6. Apis Bull

    Old Fashion

    People call anything served in a martini glass a martini these days.
  7. CousinRicky

    Old Fashion

    People call martinis made from vodka martinis. Originally they were gin. You could be right but that would be 4 ounces of alcohol in one drink.
  8. Apis Bull

    Old Fashion

    You could be right, but without bourbon, it's hardly an old fashion
  9. CousinRicky

    Old Fashion

    I thought those bourbons he listed were in response to your "what other bourbons could I use". Still not sure.
  10. Apis Bull

    Old Fashion

    It looks like it's in addition to the bourbon as he lists several at the end of his post
  11. CousinRicky

    Old Fashion

    So no bourbon? Or is the Grand Marnier in addition to? It is a weird thing with me. Mostly drink bourbon neat or on the rocks but I still enjoy some relatively sweet cocktails on occasion. One involves 1/4 ounce of Amaretto I believe. Would have to look through my recipes.
  12. Apis Bull

    Old Fashion

    I get what you say about sugary drinks. I don't like my old fashions too sweet, just enough to balance the bitters.
  13. NAS Gone to Paradise

    Old Fashion

    I’m not an Old Fashioned fan as I don’t, care for sugary drinks, but you might want give this Grand Old Fashioned a try. 2oz Grand Marnier 4 - 6 dashes of Angostura bitters stir, add ice, stir again. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, and a fresh orange peel. Bourbons I would suggest are Buffalo Trace, Four Roses Yellow Label, Elijah Craig, and Old Grand Dad 114.
  14. Apis Bull

    Old Fashion

    I muddle orange and cherry like you, but I only use orange bitters.
  15. CousinRicky

    Old Fashion

    We use Eagle Rare as well. Mostly because it is one of the few bourbons my wife enjoys. Since she likes hers a bit sweeter and not heavy on the bitters, I usually muddle an orange slice with a cherry and some superfine sugar. I only use Orange Bitters in hers. Use both Orange and Angostura in mine. But Woodford does seem to work well. How do you do yours?
  16. Apis Bull

    Old Fashion

    I've recently been on an old fashion kick. I've tried various bourbons in them and so far, I like Woodford Reserve the best. Any suggestions on others to try in an old fashion?
  17. CousinRicky

    Do it yourself Pappy

    There is a lot of truth to that. If you expect something to be good......... Friends did that with a wine tasting and in a blind taste a $10 bottle came in 2nd among what I believe were $25 bottles. Back about 8 or 9 years ago when I first started drinking bourbon we had a small tasting. Only 4 bourbons involved and we knew what each bourbon was. After a blind tasting I was able to identify the 4. Now, after trying so many different ones, I don't think I could identify anything. The Old Forrester 2014 Birthday could be one exception but I'm out of that and will probably never try it again.
  18. NAS Gone to Paradise

    Do it yourself Pappy

    IMO, Elijah Craig 18 is better than the 23. Years ago I put some $6.00 bourbon in a Pappy 23 bottle and people raved about it.
  19. CousinRicky

    Do it yourself Pappy

    I made up my concoction this morning. I knew I had 25 ounces to work with which, by volume would have been 10 ounces of the 12 yr and 15 of the Antique. But wanting to keep with the recipe I weighed the 10 ounces and it was 8 ounces by weight. Turned out that 12 ounces by weight of the Antique was only about 14 ounces by volume. That left me with only 3 ounces of the Weller 12 so I made up another mini batch. I put the full batch back in the Weller 12 bottle and the mini batch in the decanter. I'll try that after a couple of weeks but will let the bottle sit until the beginning of September. I'll then taste test it against the Pappy 12 and 15. Maybe I'll have one or two of you over to join in if anyone is interested.
  20. CousinRicky

    Do it yourself Pappy

    I had the Elijah Craig 23 at a friends house and, again, didn't enjoy it all that much. For my taste, it just picks up a bit too much oak. Actually shared some of my Pappy 15 with the soccer coach tonight. He and his wife came to our place for an Italian dinner. He had never had Pappy so decided to introduce him to it. He seemed to really enjoy it.
  21. Who'sYourData?

    Do it yourself Pappy

    I have not tasted the Pappy 23 year, so i cna't really comment. But I did have some Elijah Craig 23 year when I was in Kentucky. Smoothest bourbon I've ever had. That was good.
  22. CousinRicky

    Do it yourself Pappy

    I prefer the 15 year to the 12. Have only sampled the 23 and didn't like it at all. Tasted like all wood. But that was a long time ago when first getting into bourbon. I can blame USF football for my drinking bourbon. Went to distilleries when going up for the L'ville games. Slowly acquired the taste after that. Prior to that I was mainly tequila. Still appreciate good tequilas but don't drink it quite as often.
  23. NAS Gone to Paradise

    Do it yourself Pappy

    IMO, Pappy doesn’t live up to the hype. That said was given a bottle of Pappy 25 for my birthday. Fancy box, fancy bottle, it will bring a handsome return on the secondary market.
  24. CousinRicky

    Do it yourself Pappy

    I'll kick this off and let you know I'm about to embark on a new experiment. Read about it online one time a while ago and, just recently, was talking to an employee at my local ABC store about it. It involves mixing Weller 12 year with their Weller Antique 107. I've got a decanter that is just about empty and once finished I'll give it a try. It calls for 40% by weight Weller 12 and 60% of the Antique. You are supposed to let it rest for 1 to 2 months. It is claimed that the resulting product will taste somewhere between Pappy 12 and 15. I'm a bit hesitant to do this only because I like the Weller 12 so much by itself. But the guy at ABC swears that it will be worth it. Do any of you know why they would want you to mix by weight instead of volume? I'm no scientist and can't imagine there would be a world of difference in the weight of the 2 separate bourbons. One friend told me that alcohol weighs less than water so the higher proof 107 would weigh less.
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