# How Do You Take Your Whiskey?

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1. ### Brownout Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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After our latest conversation with @MaxHeadRoom and reading this article: http://whiskyadvocate.com/2012/08/31/the-proper-way-to-drink-fine-whiskey-an-anorak-reality-check/ I am wondering how the rest of you take your whiskey, if you drink whiskey. I like Jack Daniels Tennessee sipping whiskey on the rocks. I don't always drink whiskey (now I sound like the Dos-Esquis commercial) but lately, I've been getting a snort or two every night, not doubt to fill the time I've been away from home. I used to add water until once I was staying in a motel in Crystal River, Fl and the rules for the jacuzzi didn't allow any glass in the area. And so, I just poured my JD over a little ice and headed out to the whirly pool. I've been drinking it that way ever since. Like the article says, this accomplishes two things at the same time: it cools your drink and lowers the proof, although the lowering part comes mostly at the end of the drink.

Lately, I've found a way to get a good buzz and keep it. The problem with whiskey is you drink a lot and feel nothing.. until WHAM.. it hits you all of a sudden, and it's too late to pull back. Nowadays, I get a good beer buzz, which for some reason kicks in right away, and then switch to whiskey to keep it going. Yeah, call it science.

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2. ### cmartinez AAC Fanatic!

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It depends on the quality of the Whiskey... (capital W )

Low Q = Highball
Mid Q = On the rocks
Single Malt = Straight. In a low, fat glass. Ambient temperature.

3. ### nsaspook AAC Fanatic!

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Thanks for the drinking tips, I'm headed to Reno next week for a few days. Have to learn to pace myself with free booze but I usually drink Straight bourbon or rye (Old Fashioned) at the table..

4. ### cmartinez AAC Fanatic!

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I call it the science of wham!

5. ### Sparky49 Active Member

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In a glass.

Usually.

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12 yr old Scotch, neat or with water.
Max.

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7. ### MikeML AAC Fanatic!

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Can't stand the stuff. I'm a beer guy...

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I brew my own beer but enjoy a sip of an occasional Scotch.
Max.

9. ### cmartinez AAC Fanatic!

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Pardon my possible ignorance, but isn't whiskey nothing but distilled beer?

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Yes, the enhanced version!
Max.

11. ### cmartinez AAC Fanatic!

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So if you're already making your own beer... all you'd need is get the proper equipment and you can brew your own scotch too!

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Wrong location! I would have to come up with an appropriate name
Max.

13. ### shortbus AAC Fanatic!

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And a tax stamp. Distillation of alcohol is illegal, even ethanol for fuel takes a tax stamp in the US.

14. ### cmartinez AAC Fanatic!

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Ok... so you'd have to:
• Move to Scotland
• Get a permit
• Develop the technology
• Market the results in a profitable way
• Deal with the Scottish mafia that would try to kill you
What's the big deal?

15. ### sirch2 Well-Known Member

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Straight single malt Scotch, the older the better...

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Macallan's?

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19. ### nsaspook AAC Fanatic!

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What the fun in that? Prohibition is long over.

20. ### R!f@@ AAC Fanatic!

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Scottish mafia ?