How Do You Take Your Whiskey?

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  1. Brownout

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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

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

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

     
  3. nsaspook

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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

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    I call it the science of wham! :D
     
  5. Sparky49

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    In a glass.


    Usually. ;)
     
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  6. MaxHeadRoom

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

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

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    I brew my own beer but enjoy a sip of an occasional Scotch.;)
    Max.
     
  9. cmartinez

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

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    Yes, the enhanced version!:p
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  11. cmartinez

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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!
     
  12. MaxHeadRoom

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    Wrong location! I would have to come up with an appropriate nameo_O
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  13. shortbus

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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

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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? :p
     
  15. sirch2

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

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    Macallan's?
     
  17. nsaspook

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  18. cmartinez

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    What the fun in that? Prohibition is long over.
     
  20. R!f@@

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    Scottish mafia ?
     
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