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michaelramm
    Ok, I want to try some whiskey/bourbon mixed drinks at a Christmas party (with a full bar). I know I am trying an Old Fashioned, but what else should I try? I am looking at @patrickrhone @amahnke @longstride @davidcaolo @randymurray
    jjlsetter
      @michaelramm @patrickrhone @amahnke @longstride @davidcaolo @randymurray try a godfather: scotch whisky and amaretto or a rusty nail: scotch whisky and drambuie. Or even better is a single malt, neat
      randymurray
        Start simple with whisky and mixed drinks. Try a "Jack & Ginger" with crushed ice. Don't use diet ginger ale! @jjlsetter @michaelramm @patrickrhone @amahnke @longstride @davidcaolo
        patrickrhone
          @jjlsetter @michaelramm @amahnke @longstride @davidcaolo @randymurray Manhattan. My recipe is 3 parts bourbon to one part sweet vermouth over ice with some bitters, crushed cherry, and a couple of hazelnuts.
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          jjlsetter
            @patrickrhone that sounds delicious. interesting choice with the hazelnuts...what do they add to the drink? ...extra texture? interesting flavor? //cc @michaelramm @amahnke @longstride @davidcaolo @randymurray
            hawaiiboy
              @randymurray @jjlsetter @michaelramm @patrickrhone @amahnke @longstride @davidcaolo Gosh, it's not even 8am here and I think I'm ready for some Whiskey.
              michaelramm
                @hawaiiboy sorry, I am prepping for a full free bar at a Christmas party tonight. I want to branch out my whiskey/bourbon drinking list. Feel free to add any suggestions!!
                hawaiiboy
                  @michaelramm I'm a very simple Irish Whiskey on the rock fan, with a Guinness (or other fine pint) chaser
                  willjhopkins
                    @michaelramm A good single malt scotch, as @jjlsetter suggests, is a nice experiment. Add a drop or two of filtered/spring water to bring out the flavor, then inhale 3 times over the glass. It sounds nutty but I swear it tastes better!
                    michaelramm
                      @willjhopkins @jjlsetter give me some names of good single malt scotches. I am game for trying that as well. I don't know if I have ever had scotch.
                      jjlsetter
                        @willjhopkins @michaelramm I usually like no water but that’s just me. He’s right that a little water will help open it up and makes for a good practice to taste. @randymurray has a good series on starting with whisky
                        jjlsetter
                          @michaelramm @willjhopkins my favorite simple, starter single malts are Auchentoshan and Singleton. You could also try most highlands since they are usually milder without being too smokey or peaty. Although I love a campfire in a glass :) like Laphroig
                          jjlsetter
                            @patrickrhone I’ll have to try that sometime. And maybe try putting 3 hazelnuts in a bourbon, neat like many do with 3 coffee beans in sambuca
                            willjhopkins
                              @jjlsetter @michaelramm I’m also a fan of Highland Park and Glenlivet. I’m still working on expanding my palate, so I’m taking notes too!
                              michaelramm
                                @willjhopkins @jjlsetter i will be adding them to my list as well. was not able to grab any scotch last night so the experiment must wait.
                                willjhopkins
                                  @patrickrhone I’m tasting it now, and it’s delicious…