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Salopian #618537 08/23/22 12:00 PM
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Salopian, you might be surprised at how many Scotch whiskeys are aged in old Jim Beam oak [or similar] casks. Doesn’t seem right, but it happens often.

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A poster "Clapper Zapper", describes the taste of boutique or premium bourbons as "syrupy". About 40 or 50 years ago, George Herter, remember him?, wrote a lengthy tome on whiskey, especially bourbon. He gave us recipes to make cheap bourbon into Jack Daniel and other high dollar drinks, even including a conversion to Southern Comfort for those who like off the scales sweet. Most of the add-ons that Herter uses in his recipes were basic sweeteners like sugar, juice from canned fruits, and everything up to and maybe including Fizzies tablets. Somehow, George's little paperback got lost in the shuffle, but you get the point. The higher the price, the easier the bourbon goes down. Maybe the comments about "A lady's drink" have some truth in them.

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eightbore, Daryl, & others who understand my sense of humour ,
Thank You.
I have a friend who drinks Jim Beam in vast quantities but give him a decent Scotch and he balks and has to take his time sipping it.
I find Southern Comfort very comfortable to drink .
I find many Whiskies are an acquired taste and some take a lot of getting used to.
We often end an evenings 'imbibing' with a Grappa session.

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FWIW-- the late Janis Joplin put down at least a fifth of Southern Comfort every day of her drug-crazed life. I would not follow George Herter's advice on the best day I ever had. I read his "Bull Cook Book" years ago--what a P.T. Barnum- with his "Model Perfect. sthick. RWTF


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Foxy, you are unconscious if you don't find entertainment value in George Herter's catalogs and writings. His home made Southern Comfort is way better than the overpriced commercial product.

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I've really been enjoying the new Makers Mark No. 46. It is finished on virgin French oak, which side-by-side with the typical is much smoother with more vanilla and caramel flavors.

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Scotch for me. Even the finest glens aged in barrels with the oak tannin leached out by the straight and bourbon makers.

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I doubt that the famous abuser, Janis Joplin, was using 100 proof Southern Comfort. If she was drinking the "whole bottle" that was claimed, it was probably the girly bottle of 80 proof. I would be the first to admit that a bottle of SC is hard to put down if no one is watching.

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Originally Posted by eightbore
Foxy, you are unconscious if you don't find entertainment value in George Herter's catalogs and writings. His home made Southern Comfort is way better than the overpriced commercial product.

It had to be better and "the world's finest" to be drank while swaddled in a "world's finest" Hudson Bay Blanket.

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https://www.oldforester.com/birthday-bourbon-sweepstakes/


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