You Can’t Spell October Without ‘It’s Time for More Bourbon’



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  1. Avatar Wiseguise says:

    Bulleit Bourbon is “high rye” in the mash bill. Very tasty and versatile.Report

  2. Avatar Plinko says:

    Wasn’t September Eagle Rare? I enjoyed my bottle but I daresay I didn’t find it to be noticeably superior to Buffalo Trace.

    I had a glass of the Willett Rye last night, it’s still my favorite.

    I’ve never had a Manhattan before but I picked up a bottle of sweet vermouth today and I’m going to give one a go with Bulleit Rye tonight. The Bulleit is a lot smoother than the Willett, but it seems less spicy to me so I’m going to see how I feel about it in a mixed drink.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Plinko says:

      You are indeed right that September was Eagle Rare. How’d I fish that up? I’m getting my animals confused. Whatevs… let’s commiserate with a drink!Report

      • Avatar Plinko in reply to Kazzy says:

        Tipping back that Manhattan now. Why didn’t I listen to you guys about these before??Report

        • Avatar Alan Scott in reply to Plinko says:

          They’re pretty amazing. How are you mixing them?Report

          • Avatar Plinko in reply to Alan Scott says:

            Mine were clearly not ideal (I was out of cherries and don’t have a cocktail mixer)- but if you’re interested:

            2 old-fashioned glasses, one with ice.
            Agnostura Bitters
            1.5oz Sweet Vermouth
            3oz Bulleit Rye

            Ice in one glass, three generous dashes of bitters into the glass, swirl.
            Pour the rye then the vermouth over the ice, swirl a few more times.
            Pour contents trough a small strainer into a second glass to remove the ice.

            • Avatar Alan Scott in reply to Plinko says:

              I always keep mine on the rocks, when making them at home. They always seem superior to the ones I get at bars, that are shaken and served up, but that might have as much to do with the quality of the ingredients as with the preparation.

              What vermouth did you use? When I went on my Manhattan Craze early this year, I went with Bulleit and Martini & Rossi. I’ve since heard a bunch of other, more worldly folks than I suggest that M&R is terrible, but I think it tasted great.Report

  3. Avatar Dave says:

    I wasn’t particularly impressed with Buffalo Trace. It is a good bourbon indeed but I found the Eagle Rare to be far more enjoyable. Hopefully, with any luck, by November, I will have bottle of the mothership of the Buffalo Trace brand – George T. Stagg. 😉

    Please keep in mind that for me, tastings generally involve several sessions before I can formulate an opinion, especially since I’ve had different experiences with the same type of whiskey on given nights.

    I have not had the Willet Rye but I am a big fan of the Bulleit Rye whiskey.Report

    • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to Dave says:

      Hopefully, with any luck, by November, I will have bottle of the mothership of the Buffalo Trace brand – George T. Stagg. 😉

      You’re calling Stagg, not Pappy, the mothership of Buffalo Trace (I guess it’s technically a different brand, but it’s distilled at Buffalo Trace nowadays)? Nihilist.

      Still, upon your receipt of said bottle of Stagg, consider yourself invited to my place to watch football (as long as you bring the Stagg along, of course).Report