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For the Southern Boys Among Us

Citizen

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Fellas, I stumbled across this tonight. I have to say it is now my favorite version.

Ordinarily, I drink my whiskey straight, with a piece of ice. After listening to this, I think most Southern boys will understand why my whiskey tonight was a bit diluted.

[video=youtube;LoPRA5SHIHU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPRA5SHIHU[/video]
 

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Ordinarily, I drink my whiskey straight, with a piece of ice. After listening to this, I think most Southern boys will understand why my whiskey tonight was a bit diluted.
I thought you were partial to scotch. :p
 

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I thought you were partial to scotch. :p
Scotch is a whiskey. :p:D

Now, I can understand if one considers spirits distilled in other locales only to be true whiskeys. For example, although I do not personally like bourbon (Kentucky), I can understand a fella thinking that only bourbon is a true whiskey.

While I like scotch, I personally consider that the true American whiskey is clear corn whiskey. I would mention its colloquial name, but the forum has a rule against advocating illegality. All I can say is that it has something to do with revenooers, moon light, and shining. Oh, and Richard Petty's earliest experiences with driving fast. The very foundations of NASCAR, if you will.
 

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Scotch is a whiskey. :p:D

Now, I can understand if one considers spirits distilled in other locales only to be true whiskeys. For example, although I do not personally like bourbon (Kentucky), I can understand a fella thinking that only bourbon is a true whiskey.

While I like scotch, I personally consider that the true American whiskey is clear corn whiskey. I would mention its colloquial name, but the forum has a rule against advocating illegality. All I can say is that it has something to do with revenooers, moon light, and shining. Oh, and Richard Petty's earliest experiences with driving fast. The very foundations of NASCAR, if you will.
such snobs, us poo folk settling for sterno jungle juice aka sock wine aka...:shocker: (not withstanding strained through a french loaf of bread)

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Scotch is a whiskey. :p:D

Now, I can understand if one considers spirits distilled in other locales only to be true whiskeys. For example, although I do not personally like bourbon (Kentucky), I can understand a fella thinking that only bourbon is a true whiskey.

While I like scotch, I personally consider that the true American whiskey is clear corn whiskey. I would mention its colloquial name, but the forum has a rule against advocating illegality. All I can say is that it has something to do with revenooers, moon light, and shining. Oh, and Richard Petty's earliest experiences with driving fast. The very foundations of NASCAR, if you will.
Au contraire

Scotch is not a whiskey; it is whisky.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_whisky

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2009/04/05/the-art-of-manliness-guide-to-scotch-whisky/

Home brew or back woods corn liquor or moonshine has no product consistency, There even are dangerous contaminants introduced in the process - not always by accident.

Everclear is the most notable exception, but it is largely tasteless (Pun intended) and not legal in all states.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everclear_(alcohol)
 

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Sorry to call you out, Citizen, but whiskey "with a piece of ice" is a mixed drink.
Ouch!! But, fair point.

Thus, I've removed the piece of ice from the serving I am enjoying now. Just for you, Tess. :D:p

However, this is where the two angles on the whiskey/whisky conversation coincide.

You see, when I drink straight, clear corn likker--no ice. Here's why:

Oh, I do like my adult beverages chilled, very chilled.

The issue is the chilling. You see, you cannot put 80 proof liquor in the freezer. I've tried it. Eighty proof forms large ice crystals, a lattice if you will, which do not seem to be evenly dispersed throughout the liquid.

However, one-hundred proof corn liquor does not form ice crystals in the freezer. It just gets a tiny bit more viscous.

So, I keep my Virginia Lighting* in the freezer. 100 proof, you see. And, no need for a piece of ice while enjoying.

But, my scotch? Well. I'm not too keen on single-cask scotch just to get 100-120 proof--the flavor variation can be a bit hit or miss.

But, I raise this particular glass of scotch--sans ice--to you, Tess. Somewhere in the distant past I had learned that, but forgotten it. Thanks for the reminder. :D



*Google Virginia Lighting. Its legal. Double distilled. And, oh, my what a delicious, bold, bright flavor. Here is a bit of humor about it. Many whiskeys mention the age on the bottle. "Aged three years" or "Twelve years old", etc. Not Virginia Lighting. Right on the bottle, the owners say, "Guaranteed to be less than 30 days old." Ahahahhahahahahahaaa!! Now that right there ismykinda beverage. Don't get me wrong--I do very much like a good scotch or Irish whiskey. But, there is a special place in my heart for the bold, crisp flavor of a clear corn likker. What can I say? I'm a southern boy. :D
 
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Va_Nemo

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Fellas, I stumbled across this tonight. I have to say it is now my favorite version.

Ordinarily, I drink my whiskey straight, with a piece of ice. After listening to this, I think most Southern boys will understand why my whiskey tonight was a bit diluted.
Citizen, you realize you are in Fairfax, aka Northern Virginia, AKA yankee territory.

Per the authority and decision of a Circuit Court Judge in Fauquier count. Northern Virginia stops a Bull Run.

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Citizen

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Citizen, you realize you are in Fairfax, aka Northern Virginia, AKA yankee territory.

Per the authority and decision of a Circuit Court Judge in Fauquier count. Northern Virginia stops a Bull Run.

Nemo
Well, I think you have a point. A good point.

But, home is where the heart is. And, my heart is in Dixie. I could be standing in Pakistan--my heart would still be in Dixie.

I mean, really. Where else, who else makes music like this?

[video=youtube;J4NQHaud-ZU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4NQHaud-ZU[/video]
 

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Well, I think you have a point. A good point.

But, home is where the heart is. And, my heart is in Dixie. I could be standing in Pakistan--my heart would still be in Dixie.

I mean, really. Where else, who else makes music like this?
Thinking about that finding was about 12-14 years ago. They may have crossed Bull Run and made it to the Rappahannock. I am now in Lynchburg area and worst case we will have to hold them at the James here.

Nemo
 

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SNIP...More Hank Sr./Jr., Patsy Cline, David Coe, Willy, Waylon, Pride, TN Jug Band, etc...^^ enjoy one of the more mellow Coe songs ...
Oh, my. Oh, yes. I grew up listening to those on the radio.

Now, I shall reveal something a little personal. Bear with me while I build to it.

Who is my favorite female voice? It was a hard choice for me, between Julie Andrews and Karen Carpenter. Ms. Andrews could span something like four octaves with a clear, penetrating voice. Awesome talent. But, Karen's voice is like liquid sunshine pouring over my soul. I almost melt in peaceful relaxation when I listen to her sing. I'm talking about her voice, you understand. Not her music--her voice. She could have sung just about any musical genre, and I would still be a loyal fan.

Who is my favorite male voice? Oh, too easy. No hesitation: Johnny Cash. Now, don't get me wrong; Elvis had a great voice. But, for me, Johnny Cash is the best male voice. I can listen to his clear, sonorous tones for hours. The harmonics in his voice soften the main notes, spread them, and enrich them.

So, yes Hank Sr. was great. And, the others. Boy, those were the days, for sure. And, I think to myself, "Now, what could be better than Johnny Cash singing about Hank Williams?"*

[video=youtube;l1uszDfTqcU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1uszDfTqcU[/video]




*Johnny Cash had a vocal technique where he seems to slide a bass note deeper as he sings it. It is as though he starts a bass note at one point, and then as he sings it, he'll slide it deeper. Look for it in the video above at the point where "...a thousand people sweltered in the gym. Then someone said 'Hey, that's him.' That's when the crowd let out this deafening souwwwwnd."
 
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