I dated a woman earlier this year who turned me on to Bourbon. I had tried wine but, to me, the whole thing was just too pretentious and over the top. There are reds and whites and everything in between, domestics and European and then from there it is broken down even further and into different varieties. I figured at my age, I didn't want to bother figuring out what paired with what foods and what variety I liked best etc, etc. Bourbon on the other hand is American. There are still different varieties but I am finding that tasting different brands, and different varieties to be quite enjoyable. I have tried quite a few, but I think I have finally settled on a favorite - Four Roses Small Batch. I don't know what it is about, but I enjoy the flavor, especially on the rocks. It gets better as the ice melts. Even straight up it has a pleasant taste. Some of the others I have tried have had a medicinal flavor to them straight up, which I didn't enjoy. All of them tend to taste better on the rocks and even better as the ice or puck melts. Anybody else have a favorite and why? I am open to continue my journey. This summer I plan to take whatever babe I am seeing at the time on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.
So far I have tried Makers Mark, Woodford Reserve, Bookers, Evan Williams, Bullit, Old Town Crier, and several others whose names escape me at the moment (as I sip my second glass of the evening)
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