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Jan 6, 2011 04:39 PM

Yukon Jack

I got this as a Christmas Gift. I was told to drink it chilled on the rocks in a chilled glass.
How is this advice?

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  1. If you like it, it's good advice. If you dislike it, it's bad advice.

    If the drink is served on the rocks, you don't need to chill the glass.

    I think it's most commonly drank as part of a Snakebite, which adds lime juice. I could be wrong, though, as I don't really care for Yukon.

    1. If someone gave my Yukon Jack I would know it was a gag gift. It would end up re-gifted back to them next X-mas. Then would probably get re-gifted again and again into perpetuity.

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      1. re: JMF

        Tastes like a creamsicle I think, is that the stuff? Only had it once

        1. re: TheDewster

          No, it's kind of honey whiskey thing. Definitely an acquired taste.

      2. I used to drink this stuff in college. I was finally getting over the nightmares.... ;)

        1. Here is some better advice: go into the kitchen, open the bottle, pour down the drain.

          Whew, there.

          Darned good thing you didn't drink that stuff. Dreadful, seriously.

          Somehow the only thing that comes close somehow in my mind (my taste memory may be completely off here) is Strega, which I also find blechy.

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          1. re: StriperGuy

            Really I like the "witch" quite a lot really settles my stomach if I overindulge. It is mostly a vanilla herbal taste maybe you meant Cynar or Campari.

            1. re: TheDewster

              Impossible. Cynar and Campari taste like heaven.

              1. re: StriperGuy

                I have been told that it tastes like Jeremiah Weed, which i only had once, and i'm not sure if they make it anymore.
                Hopefully, they don't.

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  Just tasted Strega and Yellow Chartreuse. They are not dissimilar, except that Strega has strong anise notes. I find Yellow Chartreuse to be very harmoneous. Striper, I know you don't care for overwrought spirits, but next time a bottle of Strega is handy, try a sip. It's pretty sweet neat, but has mixing potential.

                  Searching Kindred Cocktails for Strega will find a couple of cocktails. I also just made a sidecar variation, which needs tweaking, but has potential. (2 oz Cognac, 1 oz Strega, 1 oz Lemon resulted in too spicy a cocktail. I'd try 2 : 1/2 : 1/2 next, possibly mixing the Strega with Cointreau or another fruit liqueur).

                  And Vino -- time for you to post up cocktails using our beloved "C" amari. And, no Centerbe isn't one of them. :-p

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                  1. re: EvergreenDan

                    Been so long since I had Strega I am willing to give it another try.

                    Yukon Jack, not so much.

                  2. re: StriperGuy

                    StriperGuy - Definitely the only way to fly with this stuff. It's one of maybe 3 bottles that have ever gotten that treatment in our house.