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Nov 16, 2011 07:27 AM

What brand of liquor to use for Whiskey Sours?

Not a drinker, am approaching the holiday season, the only time I really drink. DD wants to serve frozen whiskey sours at the cocktail hour prior to major Thanksgiving meal. My tastes run to vodka, cognac/brandy, liquers, rum, so i need to buy some kind of whiskey. What's a good brand to buy that will last a long time in my liquor cabinet, as it won't get much use except between Thanksgiving - New Years. Thanks in advance for help!

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  1. A whiskey sour can be made with any type of whiskey. Some people will think of Canadian whiskey for this, but I think a nice mild bourbon would be better for your purposes. Maker's Mark is a very soft bourbon made with wheat. I think it would appeal to those that don't drink much whiskey, and its not too expensive. Otherwise regular Jim Beam would be a fine more economical choice in an easy-to-like bourbon.

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    1. Whenever I get together with my college roommate, who is a whiskey sour drinker, I pull out of my bar a bottle of George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whisky.

      1. For frozen whiskey sours Id just go the Jim Beam route TBH.