Nothing wrong with using Bourbon instead of Rum, aside from it being a waste of good Bourbon. You want a nice treat, dip the end of a medico/grabow paper filter in a little bourbon before you put it in your pipe. Really nice with Burley based OTCs.Bamarick wrote: ↑Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:36 pmLOL, I must admit that it sounds like a good idea to buy some Rum, but the fact is that I simply don't like it, especially that spiced stuff. I drink very little, but I do keep some good Bourbon (Knob Creek) and a jar of Moonshine (legal) on hand for strictly medicinally purposes (cough, cough)
You might want to have a look in the shank too. Judicious cleaning there could solve a lot of your issues, as the smoke will tend to pick up flavors their more readily than in the bowl(at least in my experience). I have found all manner of funkiness in the shank, even in brand new pipes.