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POLL: How do you take your Bourbon/Scotch?

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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss/Manager
    • May 2014
    • 13999
    • central MI, USA
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      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

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    POLL: How do you take your Bourbon/Scotch?

    159
    "Neat" or "Straight Up" (straight pour, room temp)
    46.54%
    74
    "Up" (chilled, but no ice)
    5.66%
    9
    "On the rocks" (over ice)
    44.65%
    71
    I only like it mixed (Old Fashioned, Jack & Coke, etc)
    3.14%
    5
  • IrondeQuer
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 263
    • Irondequoit, NY
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    #2
    Neat with Scotch, on the rocks with whiskey.

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    • HC in SC
      Former Member
      • Nov 2014
      • 476
      • SC Lowcountry

      #3
      I gave up all brown liquor sometime in my twenties; but I used to fix 1/2 bourbon and 1/2 ginger ale on the rocks.

      Now I stick to beer, Blue Nun and maybe a Bacardi rum drink -- but mostly beer.

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      • Mudkat
        Mudkat commented
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        My wife likes a whiskey ginger too.
    • smarkley
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1429

      #4
      I like Scotch 'up' in a chilled glass... and Bourbon on the rocks. I have no problem with neat for either, though.

      OK... I like it anyway it comes, I guess. LOL
      Last edited by smarkley; December 21st, 2014, 11:55 AM.

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      • Ray
        Ray
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2014
        • 222
        • Central IN
        • ​Green Mountain Davy Crockett pellet grill/smoker
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          Thermapen
          ThemoPop thermometer
          Favorite beer: Fuller's ESB
          Favorite cheap beer: Old Chub or Robert the Bruce if they are ever on sale.
          Favorite wine: Cabernet Savignon, some Super Tuscans

        #5
        Maker's (Mark) 46 is pretty tasty! as is Fireball, if you like cinnamon flavor.

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        • Baconator
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5

          #6
          A nice single malt scotch, 21-25 yr old, neat please!

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          • texastweeter
            texastweeter commented
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            not legal till she is at least 18
        • RobMakowski
          Charter Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 9
          • Connecticut

          #7
          There are so many great bourbons out there. Blantons and Basil-Hayden when I want to splurge. Old Fitzgerald 1849 is super smooth for under $20 and when I need to whiskey too cook with I don't feel guilty using this.

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          • CurlingDog
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2014
            • 551
            • Port Washington, WI
            • Traeger Jr Elite, Modern Home Products TJK gasser,Char-Broil 26" Round Charcoal Grill CBRMH-2600/S, Weber Smokey Joe, small portable POS charcoal grill, 13.25" GrillGrates, Thermopen, Maverick ET-732, Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer
              gorilla gloves, bear paws

            #8
            Typically, i take my Bourbon and Scotch on these: http://www.kaysofscotland.co.uk/prod...ls.php?id=3450

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            • Mr. Bones
              Mr. Bones commented
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              Lovin' this 'rocks' idea! Thanks!!!
          • BruceB
            Founding Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 179
            • Des Moines WA
            • Pit Barrel Cooker
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            #9
            For the really good old single malt Scotches, neat, with maybe a 'drop' of water to wake it up, otherwise I'm using a set of the "rocks" as above. Lesser brown water (bourbon, Irish) usually gets a single ice cube.

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            • Beefchop
              Charter Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 416
              • Lafayette, LA
              • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

              #10
              My rule of thumb is...The more expensive the whiskey the neater it gets.

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              • smarkley
                smarkley commented
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                Good rule! I like it!

              • Dusty
                Dusty commented
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                Ditto! Willet one pot reserve may get a sliver of ice, Jim Beam will get a as ice much as will fit with a good dollop of Diet Coke. Sorry if I offended Beam drinkers.

              • Mr. Bones
                Mr. Bones commented
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                Dusty , I like Beam fine, don't buy none, but get gifted sometimes. No offense taken here, brotha!
                >> It Is Your Drink, we're talkin' here! Have it as ya will... >clinks glass<
                Sláinte!!!
            • FLBuckeye
              Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 568
              • Florida

              #11
              Scotch with one ice cube and bourbon with a splash of diet coke

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              • Mosca
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 2810
                • PA
                • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                #12
                I don't drink the hard stuff anymore, just beer and occasionally wine. When I did drink it, it was in mixed drinks. I tried one last summer, but didn't care for it.

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                • TheBigLebowski
                  Charter Member
                  • May 2015
                  • 39
                  • Bloomington, Indiana
                  • Weber Spirit E-210 w/GrillGrates
                    Weber Original Kettle Premium 22"
                    Pit Barrel Cooker
                    Thermapen Instant-Read
                    Maverick ET-732

                  #13
                  Mostly neat, however sometimes with a splash of water or with very little ice. That tiny bit of water will open up the sugars in a lot of bourbons.

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                  • Onenemesis
                    Charter Member
                    • May 2015
                    • 12
                    • Michigan
                    • Weber Genesis ER-320 Weber Spirit 700 (Circa 1998) Weber Original Kettle Premium Tao Charcoal Burner (Thai) New Braunfels Black Diamond Smoker (Offset and BEFORE Char-Broil bought them) Pit Barrel Smoker Favorite Scotch: Several: anything from Ardbeg Go to Scotch: Johnny Red Favorite Beer: Strong IPAs Favorite Red Wine: Any good one Favorite White Wine: Any good one

                    #14
                    I checked neat, but my low end scotch I drink with ice (Johnny Red). But my high end scotch is alway neat. And since this is a bbq site, let me emphasize the smoke. I love almost anything from the Ardbeg distillery. One of their scotches has (Ardbeg Supernova) has 100 ppm of smoke phenols! Bbq is about cooking and smoke and these have a lot of smoke. DICLAIMER: I am not in any way associated with selling, distributing, marketing or working at the distillery in any capacity. I am a member of the Ardbeg Committee (Scotish for "CLUB"). It's a bunch of people that like their scotch. For me, scotch is the best with bbq. (Smoke and more smoke!)

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                    • smarkley
                      smarkley commented
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                      I always have Ardbeg on hand... excellent whisky!

                    • Thunder77
                      Thunder77 commented
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                      I love the Ardbeg Corryvreckan! Great stuff!

                    • Onenemesis
                      Onenemesis commented
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                      I like all the Ardbegs. I managed to get a 2015 Super Nova and 2 of 2016 Dark Cove. Both are pretty good. Have you joined the Ardbeg committee?
                  • radshop
                    Charter Member
                    • Mar 2015
                    • 400
                    • Orange County CA
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                    #15
                    I voted "on the rocks" because I'd say I more frequently have bourbon or scotch that way drinking socially when traveling on business. But rye (my favorite) or quality scotch or irish sipped for pleasure is always neat or with a small splash of water.

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