Popularity of Bourbon

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  • #593302

    if this is going to become a scotch vs bourbon machlokes so be it

    but i need some information

    i have to bring a bottle of whiskey to a Sholom Zochor this Shabbos.

    im tired of seeing glenthis and glenthat and would like to bring bourbon for a change. i heard woodford reserve is good.

    but is anyone going to drink it?

    in other words, bottom line question, is bourbon anywhere near as popular as scotch or only a small minority of people that like it?

    #731303

    Sacrilege
    Member

    Real men drink Bourbon.

    #731304

    okay but what percentage approx of the general Jewish drinking population is this?

    #731305

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Try a rye.

    #731306

    will many people drink rye?

    and which way is more popular, with or without seeds?

    #731307

    Sacrilege
    Member

    Probably few 😉

    Seriously tho, it depends. If you go to a kiddush there are always more Scotches than Bourbons but the few bottles of Bourbon are always polished off.

    So good to know there are a few good men out there…

    #731308

    If you go to a kiddush there are always more Scotches than Bourbons but the few bottles of Bourbon are always polished off.

    okay then bourbon it is

    #731309

    so sac do you have an opinion on woodford reserve?

    and if anyone knows bptotty please let him know i would like him to chime in here

    thanks

    #731310

    arc
    Participant

    sac is right that real men drink bourbon and though there are normally less options the bourbons tend to go faster.

    Woodford is a good choice because it’s smoother than most bourbons so many people will drink it.

    Mazel Tov!

    #731312

    Sacrilege
    Member

    Woodford is a good choice because its non-threatening. Its recognizable to those who arent connoisseurs, it isnt complex, it doesnt feel like you are swallowing acid, and of course, the price is right.

    #731313

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Real men drink Bourbon.

    I guess I’m not a real man. I don’t drink either.

    The Wolf

    #731314

    Sacrilege
    Member

    “I guess I’m not a real man. I don’t drink either”

    You’re an Angel 😉

    #731315

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Don’t feel bad. Wolves drink water, and they’re pretty fierce.

    On the other hand, do you chase down moose and eat them off the carcass? Because if you don’t, you may need to at least drink bourbon.

    #731316

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Bring something everyone will drink.

    Something strong, a man’s drink.

    Real Diet Coke.

    The one of a kind.

    Mazel Tov 🙂

    #731317

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    seriously, if you are buying it to make the drinkers happy, get a scotch.

    While you’re at it, get one that is not sherry cask so everyone will be comfortable with it.

    #731318

    Sacrilege
    Member

    popa

    I know some heavy drinkers… they all prefer Bourbon.

    Scotch is a status symbol.

    #731319

    i want to make me happy in addition to the drinkers, and im tired of seeing glenploni

    i dont know if its sherry cask or not but cRc says woodford reserve is: “Recommended”

    #731320

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    bourbons are by definition aged in new charred oak casks. That is why they are popular among yeshivish people.

    That is also why it is funny that bourbon is now the most problematic.

    #731321

    AinOhdMilvado
    Participant

    People will tell you that scotch and bourbon are something you have to “acquire a taste for”.

    I can’t figure out why.

    I can understand “acquiring a taste for” something that is good for you, like broccoli or spinach, but alcohol? – Sorry, I don’t get it.

    #731322

    i dont get it either

    but then i dont get liver either

    #731323

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    ainohd:

    Are you kidding? Which part don’t you get?

    It makes you feel good.

    #731324

    it doesnt make me feel good

    it makes me feel confused

    and it makes me feel like i accidentally sterilized my mouth with rubbing alcohol instead of the thermometer

    and it makes my chest feel like i swallowed boiling jalapeno juice

    i keep trying though

    so many people talk about how it is like heaven

    #731325

    arc
    Participant

    I believe the alleged issues with bourbon are the fact that they may be jewish owned and therefore chometz sheavar on pesach.

    I dont know if I believe the issues but I cant bring myself to drink anything on the list just in case. I guess B”H I have a better heart than head.

    #731326

    bpt
    Participant

    “I would like him to chime in here”

    Are you kidding? I see a post on booze, and you think for a BP minute,I’m not in on the action?

    The only thing I woould add is this: any of the Kentucky batches are good and you can get something nice for $35 – $50. Woodford is a good choice. The Wild Turkey, Rare Breed we have now, is a bit too high a proof for my liking (101), so aim for something a bit lighter (in case I stop by 🙂

    #731327

    bpt
    Participant

    And Sac, real men drink bourbon, but real RICH men drink scotch. Give me a choice of 21 y/o scotch or a bourbon of the same age, and I’m off to the highlands!

    #731328

    chesedname
    Participant

    mod 80

    if your price range is in the 30’s you won’t get better than woodford reserve. it’s an excellent choice, go with it.

    ps if you don’t like bourbon or scotch try amaretto.

    #731330

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Real men never drink and drive (i know the original post was about a Shalom Zochor and would not be applicable) but seriously if u imbibe take a cab home

    #731331

    thank you chesed

    actually i tried amaretto a few years ago and i cant believe how great i thought it was

    i kept giving it to friends to try and everyone seemed to like it

    then my brother-in-law tasted it

    he said it tastes like robitussin

    i tried it again and he was right

    i never drank it again

    how psychological are our tastes.

    #731332

    lkwdfellow
    Member

    Not sure what real men drink, but personally I really like bourbon much better than scotch.

    Mod-80 – If you want to bring something that’s “shoveh l’chol nefesh” – try a scotch that’s in a bourbon cask. One great bottle is Auchetoshen classic, it runs about 30-32 bucks & is enjoyed by both scotch & bourbon drinkers!

    #731333

    im already set on the woodford but thank you

    #731334

    squeak
    Participant

    Give me a choice of 21 y/o scotch or a bourbon of the same age

    We can’t give you that choice, because bourbon is aged only 2 years.

    #731335

    bpt
    Participant

    Please Sac, tell me how you manange to get that past the Mods :D. From time to time,I get the EDITED potch, and need to know how to skirt the line, without getting whacked.

    I paused for a min before approving it but then i thought: no I’m reading too much into it, knowing the poster I’m sure its a benign comment.

    #731336

    1 bourbon year is approx equal to 10 scotch years

    you know like the dog and cat year thing

    #731337

    Sacrilege
    Member

    BPT

    Look what you did!

    #731338

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Figured it out.

    #731339

    arc
    Participant

    auchentauchen is not a bourbon or shaveh to it either.

    #731340

    Sacrilege
    Member

    Mod

    It was a benign comment. And before I pressed “Send” I was thinking are they going to post it or are they going to read to much into it?

    Then I figured na…

    So, thanks BPT! 🙂

    #731341

    cherrybim
    Participant

    “If you want to bring something that’s “shoveh l’chol nefesh” – try a scotch that’s in a bourbon cask.”

    Are you nuts?! No bourban man will go near any scotch. I’ve already converted two of my scotch sons-in-law to bourban, because that’s where the real flavor is. Woodford is ok, but not my first choice.

    #731342

    bpt
    Participant

    ” I’m sure its a benign comment. “

    Good call, 80. After all, Sacrilige is such an eidel maidel!

    #731343

    lkwdfellow
    Member

    arc – please read what I wrote: it’s a scotch that’s in a bourbon cask. Additionally, I wrote that it’s “shoveh l’chol nefesh” – not that it’s shoveh to bourbon. Chas v’sholom, I would never say that a scotch is shoveh to a bourbon. Rather, it can be enjoyed by both scotch & bourbon drinkers, as it has the taste of both.

    #731344

    Sacrilege
    Member

    “Sacrilige (sic) is such an eidel maidel!”

    You have no idea 😉

    #731345

    arc
    Participant

    Im saying it isnt shoveh to bourbon and half the taste isnt bourbon and half isnt scotch

    #731346

    lkwdfellow
    Member

    cherrybim – trust me, I’m also a pretty strict scotch drinker. I’m not converted like your sons-in-law, I have been for many years. However, on the rare occasion that I come to a Kiddush & there’s no bourbon left – scotch in a bourbon cask will do b’dieved. But, it’s certainly no subsitute for my regulars – Baker’s, Maker’s Mark, Corner’s Creek, Rowan’s Creek, etc.

    #731347

    arc
    Participant

    I bought Rowans creek recently. did you recommend it in the bourbon thread? it’s pretty good, better taste than corner creek imo.

    #731348

    lkwdfellow
    Member

    arc – yes, I highly reccomend it. It’s my one of my favorites. It is better than Corner Creek, but usually a bit more expensive than Corner Creek.

    #731349

    Sacrilege
    Member

    lkwdfellow

    Did you ever try Four Roses, is it any good?

    #731350

    arc
    Participant

    There was a small difference I think it was $33 instead of $30

    #731351

    lkwdfellow
    Member

    cherrybim – sorry, meant to say – trust me, I’m also a pretty strict BOURBON drinker, NOT SCOTCH. I guess I already had 1 l’chayim too many l’koved Chanuka….

    #731352

    actually i might just go with Glenfiddich 50 Year Old

    #731353

    Good call, 80

    dont assume it was me. im the most visible moderator (though ive recently lost some weight) but theres a lot of moderators coming and going throughout the day who are more discrete.

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