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Old 27th July 2020, 05:42 AM   #3201
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Originally Posted by OldForester View Post
Much like Old Grand-Dad, Old Forester, Old Taylor and Old Overholt are all brands of whiskey. The first three being bourbons and the last a rye.

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Old 27th July 2020, 09:30 AM   #3202
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Back in the day, we used to call that "Old Overcoat." Horrible stuff.
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Old 27th July 2020, 11:13 AM   #3203
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Originally Posted by bruto View Post
Back in the day, we used to call that "Old Overcoat." Horrible stuff.
I actually find it one of the best values in whisky: perfectly decent at a very reasonable price. I prefer Bulleit rye, so haven't bought the Old Overholt in some time, but I wouldn't pass on an Old Overholt Manhattan if offered.
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Old 27th July 2020, 12:35 PM   #3204
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
I actually find it one of the best values in whisky: perfectly decent at a very reasonable price. I prefer Bulleit rye, so haven't bought the Old Overholt in some time, but I wouldn't pass on an Old Overholt Manhattan if offered.

Anything being called "whisky" which needs to be mixed with more than a couple of drops of spring water to be palatable doesn't deserve the name. Or to be consumed. The name is nothing more than a marketing ploy. A transparent one.

Same some shekels. Buy the cheapest vodka on the shelf ... and some grapefruit or orange juice.

Maybe Kool-Aid.
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Old 27th July 2020, 12:55 PM   #3205
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Anything being called "whisky" which needs to be mixed with more than a couple of drops of spring water to be palatable doesn't deserve the name. Or to be consumed. The name is nothing more than a marketing ploy. A transparent one.

Same some shekels. Buy the cheapest vodka on the shelf ... and some grapefruit or orange juice.

Maybe Kool-Aid.
Double Tavarski Vodka (160 proof) was my go to, get blasted in the pasted, cheap vodka.
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
I actually find it one of the best values in whisky: perfectly decent at a very reasonable price. I prefer Bulleit rye, so haven't bought the Old Overholt in some time, but I wouldn't pass on an Old Overholt Manhattan if offered.
Bulleit is a fave for Rye, Woodinville Rye is also good. For bourbon, I favor Maker's Mark.
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Old 27th July 2020, 03:40 PM   #3207
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Old Forester is a brand of bourbon whiskey.

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Old 31st July 2020, 12:43 PM   #3208
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
Anything being called "whisky" which needs to be mixed with more than a couple of drops of spring water to be palatable doesn't deserve the name. Or to be consumed. The name is nothing more than a marketing ploy. A transparent one.
It doesn't need it, but I the drink was originally made with rye, so I prefer to have manhattans made with rye. If I'm having a manhattan.

Old Overholt with a touch of spring water is perfectly fine.

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Old 31st July 2020, 12:45 PM   #3209
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
Bulleit is a fave for Rye, Woodinville Rye is also good. For bourbon, I favor Maker's Mark.
Marked for reference. Will have to try it out. Just emptied my big bottle of Bulleit Rye.

I've been indulging in some local goodness lately because I am drinking far less often: Garrison Brothers and TX Single Barrel. More complex than Makers, but still on the sweet side of things.
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Is there a way to turn on swears?
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Is there a way to turn on swears?
Afraid not. And you'll get dinged by the moderators if you try to circumvent the autocensor. My suggestion is to swear like a trooper, and let the autocensor do its thing.
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If I recall correctly you can cuss like a drunken sailor in the community section.
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If I recall correctly you can cuss like a drunken sailor in the community section.
There's a workaround that lets you exploit the autocensor, and the rule isn't enforced when you do that.

Don't try it outside Community and Humor, though.
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