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 Post subject: Is this true?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:02 pm 
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I don't like to be told anything by anyone 10 years or younger than me. But a young feller I teach with (28 years or so) said the way to drink bourbon is this: inhale and hold, sip, exhale. Is this why I can't drink single malt straight?

(I've had some Makers Mark tonite using this tactic)


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 Post subject: Re: Is this true?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:20 am 
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I sure don't put any special effort into drinking my bourbon. I put ice in a glass, pour in some bourbon, and drink it. If you have to use special breathing techniques you might be drinking the wrong bourbon.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this true?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:08 am 
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Ten years younger.....or ten years older, it doesn't matter.

I am always skeptical about someone telling me that a certain procedure is *the* way to do something.
Especially on something so subjective.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this true?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:18 am 
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Lord! These kids are going to ruin bourbon, too!

The bottom line way to drink bourbon is to accept the bottle from the guy next to you, wipe the mouth of the bottle with your hand, take a good swig and pass the bottle to the next guy.

BTW, holding your breath before you taste the bourbon could cause some really explosive spews if the stuff turns out to be as rank as some bourbons are.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this true?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:39 am 
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I didn't know he was talking about "rough" drinking of bourbon. In that case always give the neck of the bottle a good sniff before you taste it, and don't take more than you can swallow in one go. If it is rank you sure don't want to have to swallow twice to get it down.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this true?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:45 pm 
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You guys are hilarious! I'd like to come up with a smart-alleck reply, but I may have killed those brain cells last evening. It was a bit of an impaired post but the technique does remove the burn (at least from those of us with functioning taste buds).

Maybe I'm just not a bourbon drinker, dwindling the list further. I've removed from the list single malt, all other top-shelf and aged liquors, distilleries named after fictional characters and other concoctions from exotic locations mashed and swirled between the toes of dewey virgins. That leaves vodka, rum aged in rusty steel barrels and the few beers that my pancreas will allow (which are undrinkable unless you're already drunk)...


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 Post subject: Re: Is this true?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:38 pm 
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Tailing,

The safety check with bourbon is to sip a mouthful and wait until your teeth and nose start to smart. Then you swallow and wait to see if you lose focus on newsprint. If neither occurs, check the bottle's label, you may have sipped scotch.

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