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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby urodacus » 20 May 2012, 13:31

Hobson's choice.
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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 20 May 2012, 17:50

Bourbon... but it's more a matter of the greater variety of K Bourbons vs. Tennessee whiskeys, especially here in the Wan, where you can only get JD's afaik.
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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby Enigma » 26 May 2012, 21:47

Whatever is cheapest!
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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby Tempo Gain » 27 May 2012, 01:09

right now, kentucky bourbon :) mint julep season is here. mint fertilized and ready, made my simple syrup today
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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby asiababy » 27 May 2012, 10:49

Tempo Gain wrote:right now, kentucky bourbon :) mint julep season is here. mint fertilized and ready, made my simple syrup today


Do you have a recipe? I've got mint growing out of control.
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Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby flike » 27 May 2012, 11:11

asiababy wrote:
Tempo Gain wrote:right now, kentucky bourbon :) mint julep season is here. mint fertilized and ready, made my simple syrup today


Do you have a recipe? I've got mint growing out of control.

The Wikipedia recipe works fine. The keys are the quality of the bourbon, the freshness of the mint, shaved ice, and the sugar (the raw, brown granulated sugar available in Taiwan is delicious in a julep). If you're muddling fresh mint then be sure you allow the mix to mature as the mint gives up the ghost. You don't need a julep cup to enjoy a mint julep, but it will never hurt (there's something about the way sterling silver displays condensed moisture in the spring that makes it perfect for juleps, like a kind of promise of the future). Makers Mark and Woodford Reserve are two excellent choices in bourbon, among many others not available in Taiwan.

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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby Tempo Gain » 27 May 2012, 17:39

asiababy wrote:Do you have a recipe? I've got mint growing out of control.


This is basically what I do: http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink5382.html

I might use more bourbon, I don't know :) I use a simple syrup instead as here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-syrup/ I double the amounts and throw a couple of mint sprigs into the mix. Keeps in the fridge for months.

Finally skip that last mint sprig and straw :)
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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby Bu Lai En » 27 May 2012, 19:47

I haven't really tried Mint Juleps, but it's something I mean to explore this summer. Just got to get over to the flower market and buy a few mint plants.

This guy, Chris Macmillian is a very well respected New Orleans bartender and cocktail historian. Here's his recipe for the Mint Julep. Note he's using Maker's Mark. You can get that at the place over by Linsen N Rd, mentioned in the thread on Bourbon (for a couple of hundred NT cheaper than other places):



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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby Tempo Gain » 09 Jun 2012, 22:32

Ahhh my kid's Hello Kitty ice shaver works perfect
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Re: Would you rather drink Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey?

Postby housecat » 10 Jun 2012, 08:21

Tempo Gain wrote:Ahhh my kid's Hello Kitty ice shaver works perfect


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