quote:Originally posted by g-man:
What do you guys feel about 80 proof rye/bourbon in drinks.
i've been goign to a few cocktails bars and the ones that pick the house rye/bourbon typically are at 80 proof.
but when drunk they all taste a bit watery /flat.
just me drinking too much?
I'm not too familiar with any 80 proof rye. I would skip the 80 and go for +90 proof. Hell all Non-Distiller Producer rye sourced from MGP (Bulleit, Dickel, Templeton, etc.) are pretty decent mixers and 90 proof. My go-to mixing rye is Rittenhouse 100. Sazerac and Wild Turkey 101 round up the top three.
As for Bourbon, Four Roses Yellow is probably the only 80 proof Bourbon I would use as a mixer (in a pinch). Most of the Bourbons I drink are +90 proof.
But you are correct...IMHO 80 proof is way too weak.