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prplhze2000
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
Or rye


OysterPoBoy
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
What even is rye?


Philzilla2k
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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What even is rye?

Whiskey


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BeerMoney
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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What even is rye?


It was shite until we figured out how to make it whiskey


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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Cherries and maple syrup are good this time of year


I have cherries in my bar fridge. I don't have maple syrup but I do have a few ounces of simple syrup left. I'll probably make one next, I just won't have the orange peel. I also have a full bottle of honey syrup which I use in my Pimm's lemonade. I'll prolly make another batch of simple syrup tomorrow.


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fightin tigers
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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What even is rye?




Bourbon, but majority rye as the grain bill.

To me Rye isnt as sweet and has more flavor


Thecoz
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
Rye is great for different style..I liked it better

And used in a sazerac .

Old fashion is solid

If lazy buy hotch......low and slo ...Rock and rye

Coat the glass with a dash of absinthe first and you have a lazy man sazerac... if no bitters around...orange bitters instead of peychard ...


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doc baklava
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
I was playing pool with a bud at Fox and Hound and ordered an Old Fashioned.

He tried it and said "this is an old man's drink! I should be wearing a tweed jacket and smoking a cigar while drinking this!"


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dirtsandwich
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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Rye isnt as sweet and has more flavor

Yep.


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sicboy
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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Just drink some bourbon neat or on the rocks weirdo


Again, wasn't necessarily a choice on my part. They brought the stuff to dinner so I decided to give it a try.


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Rando
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
If you wish to slowly work your way into whiskey with a cocktail: Mint julep

However, I recently did a whiskey tasting with some friends. Four people who had wildly different ways of drinking whiskey.

1)Neat.
2)On ice.
3)In cocktails.
4)Not at all.

We progressed through 25 half oz pours. The cocktail and non whiskey drinker predominantly nosing and only tasting those they loved the smell of. 1&2 drinking all of them.

We found the sweeter noses in the 45-50% range were more entry level friendly. Most of your proofed down 40% whiskeys had a tinny bite to them.

If you line up a few different styles of whiskey, you may find your favorite isn't what you want it to be.


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junkfunky
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
Sounds like you need a really fruity old fashion. Stabs in Central is pretty good.


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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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Was at the inlaws a few weeks ago and my BIL brought over this setup for old fashions, including a way to "smoke" it, which from research is not the only way to do one. They had fruit and all with it.........and it just didn't stick. Taste never set well with me and didn't care for it.

Fruit?

I'm not a drinker, but that sounds disgusting.


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hendersonshands
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
I think whiskey snobs are unbearable, as are beer snobs, wine snobs, etc.


But I'll never be a straight whiskey/bourbon/scotch kind of guy. I do enjoy an old fashioned and a bourbon and coke though.


Swoopin
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
Got curious with old fashioneds via Mad Men. Started making them and enjoyed them. Gradually got lazier and lazier with including each ingredient, leaving one out here and there until one day having rye whiskey neat definitely a easy way to get into whiskey.


sicboy
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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Sounds like you need a really fruity old fashion.


I honestly couldn't tell you what I didn't like about it.


Thecoz
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
Makers if mixing with sweet and sour ( brake tag...whiskey sour)
Whellers if sweet like a mint Julip
Yamasaki if neat


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auyushu
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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disagree. The bitters may turn people off. Especially newbies.



Yeah, I'm not a fan of old fashions, mostly because of the bitters. I like whiskey and coke, or a good quality whiskey straight just fine though.


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Rando
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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But I'll never be a straight whiskey/bourbon/scotch kind of guy.


Try:

Old Grand Dad bottled in bond
Monkey shoulder
Red breast 12
Dickel Rye or Bulleit Rye
Ardbeg an AO

Try them all neat and make sure the ardbeg is last.

Pick which one you like best.

Explore that category. There is a profile for everyone. Too many people just end up buried in what they think they like.


junkfunky
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re: Is an Old Fashion a good or bad way to be introduced to whiskey/bourbon?
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I honestly couldn't tell you what I didn't like about it.


Was it sweet, bitter, bland, etc?


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