Can you use any whiskey for a whiskey sour?

Can you use any whiskey for a whiskey sour?

If you want a classic Whiskey Sour… The traditional Whiskey Sour calls for an 80-proof bourbon as the base, which adds a touch of vanilla and oak without overpowering the sweet vs. sour tug-of-war going on in the glass. We made our classic Whiskey Sour with Basil Hayden's, but any mid-range, 80-proof bourbon will do.

Whats smoother scotch or bourbon?

American whiskies (such as bourbon) tend to be matured in brand-new oak, while in most other countries (Scotland, Ireland, and Japan) whiskey distillers tend to use their barrels multiple times. This is the reason American whiskies tend to be dark and heavy in vanilla flavor, while scotch is a softer, smoother drink.

Why is bourbon cheaper than Scotch?

Scotch is made from barley. ... Bourbon is made from corn (the liquor must be a minimum of 51% corn to qualify as “bourbon”), which is, in general, a lot cheaper than barley – dirt cheap, in fact, by comparison. Plus, grain prices in the US are significantly lower than what it costs in Scotland.

What's the best Johnnie Walker scotch?

In terms of quality, the best Johnnie Walker label is Blue. Johnnie Walker Blue is the most coveted of the brand's line of blended whiskies. However, Johnnie Walker Red is a best-seller and has won many awards. How much is Johnnie Walker Blue?

Is Black Label a good whiskey?

Black Label (40 percent ABV, 80 proof) is a great introduction to the taste of scotch because it offers a nice balance of sweet and peat. It is an elegant (almost scrumptious) scotch at a great price and a reliable whisky that can easily become a regular in any bar.