Must-Read: Best Bourbons
We love bourbon. Bourbon is great. We love drinking it, we love watching it get barreled, we love being students of the entire process. It is one of the great pleasures of science. But once thing we have a hard time with is exactly distinguishing what makes a good bourbon from a great one, what makes a strong one from a weak one, and exactly how to make it a perfect mixed cocktail. Like we said, we enjoy drinking it, but beyond asking for one at the bar, our education level leaves much to be desired.
Luckily, there are plenty of folks on the ol’ Internet that can help us with this struggle, this blind spot in our mind that, for some reason, has never been filled. And we expect many of you out there feel the same way. So today, to help further our expertise of the perfect drink, we head on over to AskMen.com where they have a primer on what kinds of cast-strength bourbons are the best around. And among the tips is this recipe for a delicious hot toddy:
Here’s a toddy recipe that’s perfectly suited to Booker’s. We also recommend you try Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. It’s also another overproof bourbon, and despite being 120 proof, it’s surprisingly mellow on the palate.
1 shot of Booker’s bourbon
1 tablespoon mild honey
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup boiling-hot water
Perfection. So head on over to the link to check out the rest of the piece, and know immediately which kind of bourbon you should go after once you hit the high-class bar on a night with the gents.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.