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July 08, 2003

opinions? I gottem!

I have been interviewed by the whiskey blogger! Damn! This is a great day. NOBODY ever interviewed me before.

I'm not sure he appreciated my answers, but he's a Scotch drinker, like my brother. I don't like Scotch.

Come to the Crackerbox, my friend, and I will show you the joys of BOURBON! We'll use your bottles of
Scotch for target practice with .22 rifles after that. I have Knob Creek and Booker's Best on the Top Shelf, with Early Times, Jim Beam and Rebel Yell just slightly below. If you mix ANY OF IT with anything but branch water and ice, I'll be forced to kill you for the good of the human gene pool. Be forewarned. We Southerners take bourbon-drinking seriously.

If you ask me for a COKE to go with it, you'd better run and hope that you are faster than I am. You ALSO better hope that I decide to chase you instead of reaching for a gun first.

My brother gave me a bottle of single-malt Scotch for Christmas one year and told me that it was an "acquired taste." I tried a couple of drinks and decided that I was NEVER gonna "acquire" that taste. I stick with what I told the Whiskey-Blogger. Scotch tastes like weak bourbon with a dead ciagrette butt in it.

In the end, everything worked out well, because when Scotch-drinkers came over to the house, I had the good stuff to offer them while I drank bourbon.
I was happy to see them drink "the good stuff," too.

I didn't want that shit.

Comments

I hear ya on the brown liquors...only Guinness for me, and that's the only brown anything I will drink

Posted by: btezra on July 8, 2003 06:56 PM

Thanks for some tips on some new alcohol to try. We usually stick with Windsor or my other half drinks Canadian Mist. Too hard to get Southern Whiskey up here.

Posted by: drc on July 8, 2003 07:19 PM


Thanks for participating, Acidman! And I damned well will take you up on your offer to drink Bourbon with you at the Crackerbox. I'd love a good Bourbon boot camp, especially if it involves guns as well!

Posted by: Andrew on July 8, 2003 07:28 PM

Scotch tastes like weak borboun with a dead ciagrette butt in it.

But it's the best cigarette butt!

Posted by: McGehee on July 8, 2003 07:50 PM

Borboun and water...period (maybe a chink or two of ice)

Posted by: pw101 on July 8, 2003 08:55 PM

Beam is the chit. But i drink shots of it and chase it with a beer like red hook or something, usually. Its the only way i can enjoy it without hurling.

Um.. that is, shots right out of the bottle. bwahaha.

Posted by: pril on July 8, 2003 09:03 PM

A-man,
Best of luck with your procedure tomorrow. Afterwards treat yourself to a bottle of Blanton's bourbon, it's mighty fine.

Posted by: bob in the hills on July 8, 2003 09:07 PM

You went to UGA, right? Me, too. Bourbon Capital of Georgia, every fall Saturday. I used to go to home games with flasks taped to my inner thigh. We lurve that brown likkah.

Have you tried Woodford Reserve? Pete (the hubby) likes some Knob and some Booker's; Woodford is a fave around here!

Posted by: kelley on July 8, 2003 09:27 PM

Glack! If you think anything compares with scotch, you've never had good scotch. Try Highland Park 25 or MacAllen 18 sometime.

I use Jim Beam to BBQ chicken for chrissake.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on July 8, 2003 09:51 PM

Scotch, blech. Tastes like puke. Even the good stuff (higher quality puke).

Bourbon, yum!

Posted by: Pascale Soleil on July 8, 2003 10:57 PM

Neither one sounds good, Scotch or Bourbon. They burn like fire going down.

Hell no! I'll stick with my beer.

Posted by: serenity on July 9, 2003 01:16 AM

JD, neat!!

Posted by: MommaBear on July 9, 2003 07:22 AM

A-man, did you ever see -- I forget which movie but I'm thinking "Mister Roberts" -- where they don't have any Scotch so they decide to make some from the doctor's supplies?

My dad, a lifelong Scotch drinker, thought that was one of the funniest moments in film. So'd my om, who always tended to prefer bourbon when she resorted to the hard stuff.

I finally got a chance to see that scene and they're both right.

Posted by: McGehee on July 9, 2003 07:40 AM

Once, due to a friend having lots of stuff left after a party, had a chance to try about 13 different brands of Scotch, single-malt & blends. Out of all, I found three- all single-malt- that I like. But I only like them when I'm in the mood for a drink, rest of the time they even smell bad to me!

Have only tried a few bourbons, and they tasted like crap! From your, and the other comment descriptions, may have to try a few others...

Posted by: Mark on July 9, 2003 09:20 AM

mmmmmm.. whiskey, scotch, burboun and firearms. Sounds like a redneck party! Yee Haw.

Posted by: MojoMark on July 9, 2003 11:21 AM

Knob Creek, mmmm. I should go get me some. Wait, it's only nine o'clock and I'm at work. Can't do that. Maker's Mark, Gentleman Jack, maybe some Jim Beam Rye - I must resist the temptation. Thank's a lot acidman. Now I'll be thinking about that the rest of the day when I need to be working.

Posted by: David on July 9, 2003 11:45 AM

I like Scotch in the Winter and late Fall, Bourbon for the rest of the year around.

I've found that Old Grandad is a surprisingly good drink, day to day. Russel's Reserve isn't shabby, Knob Creek and Maker's Mark are both charming whiskeys. The king of mass produced Bourbon for me, though, is Wild Turkey Rare Breed -- 105 - 110 proof, small batch, sherry cask aged. Mmmmm... I get a little shiver just thinking about it.

Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey is also really good. It's a revival of an older recipe dating back to the 1830s, and since it's pretty new, it doesn't have much of a brand name yet. It's nice tho - strong, not overpowering; rich, but not as treacly as Grandad and Makers.

As for that fellow who is diluting the stuff with the preferred beverage of prohibitionists... sir, have you no decency? Whiskey ought to be drunk the way it comes out of the cask, warm, straight, and in great volume. Until you are up the 115 - 120 proof range, it oughtn't be diluted at all, lest you lose flavor.* You wouldn't water down mother's milk now, would you?

*The exception is certain brands of Scotch, which suddenly grow a magnificent, Pinnochio-style nose when you add a few drops (a few drops, hear me?) of the purest water, gathered by pristine virgins from the coldest mountain springs. . . that or cold tapwater run though your filter.

Posted by: Omnibus Bill on July 10, 2003 12:33 PM

Wow! No rye, Cuervo, gin, rum or Irish drinkers? I love it all, including beer and wine, but haven't indulged since '86. I do funky things UI.

Posted by: Larry on July 10, 2003 05:14 PM
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