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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's too damn hot over here for tea I'm afraid.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for hot days i recommend the Tuareg. tee + mint with sugar. Cools you down even if it is hot.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never too late (or early) for liquor. And for some Münchner Bier.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please stay on topic gentlemen; this thread is a joyful celebration of abusive consumption of alcoholic beverages, related dissipation and mindless decadence, not "tea" and such. Really.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Label, rocks, some water, maybe two; goodnight.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a good scotch for a non-scotch drinker who wants to try getting himself to like scotch even though he has found it repellent in the past ever since drinking about a pint of J&B at age 15 or so?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Balvenie 12y Doublewood. It isn't cheap though. I've heard the Portwood (21y) is very good, but it has gone waaaaay up. The Double was ~$40 10 years ago (now seems to be ~$60) while the Portwood was ~$110 and is now more than double at ~$240. Other options include finding a large enough place that does tastings, but that's probably not currently available. And you could buy a bunch of the shot/double shot sized bottles. And then there's the whole properly watering it down thing which supposedly makes a big difference. I don't think it is supposed to be tap water, but I forget.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
What's a good scotch for a non-scotch drinker who wants to try getting himself to like scotch even though he has found it repellent in the past ever since drinking about a pint of J&B at age 15 or so?

I did the pint of spirits at 15 thing with dark rum at a girlfriends 16th Birthday party. Coruba, couldn't be in the same room as it for years afterward...
But to your question, if you're mixing it with anything other than water, it's pretty irrelevant, get a cheaper blended product.

Teacher's Highland Cream is a nice mid-range blend, I don't mind it as an occasional tipple - but mostly for hot toddies (ie. in tea with lemon), great for chasing off a cold.
For a highly sippable single malt, I find Bunnahabhain is an excellent smooth drop, Glenfiddich isn't half bad, either, but they're very different to each other.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And then there's the whole properly watering it down thing which supposedly makes a big difference. I don't think it is supposed to be tap water, but I forget.


Deionised, distilled water, which is what the bottlers use to bring the %Alc/vol down to what's on the label iirc.

If there's a huge difference between that and filtered tap water the difference is way too subtle for my palate to detect.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it, thanks. I didn't feel like searching :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
What's a good scotch for a non-scotch drinker who wants to try getting himself to like scotch even though he has found it repellent in the past ever since drinking about a pint of J&B at age 15 or so?


Clan McGregor is inexpensive, rather plain but pleasant. Add 1 to 2 parts water. I like ice, but not too much. If your water tastes bad, use a plain bottled water. Some people like carbonated water (ugh). Most other bottom shelf Scotch taste like crap. There is a reason why Clan McGregor is the best selling Scotch in the US. It doesn't taste bad. :-)

Dewars is another plain but pleasant Scotch, but costs to much for what it brings to the table.

I'll second the nod above to Teachers, but it's hard to find.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

"There is a reason" the best selling beers in the US* are: 5. Michelob Ultra, 4. Budweiser, 3. Miller Lite, 2. Coors Light, 1. Bud Light.

I don't recognize Clan McGregor, so I'm not saying it compares to any of those other than being "best selling."

* (2019, not recommended)

EDIT:

*cough*Clan MacGregor 750ml $8.99*cough*
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yuk.

All that stuff tastes like fire water. Azuñia Tequila ftw.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you had either Tres Generaciones Anejo or Cazul 100 Anejo? I'm wondering how they compare to Azuñia. Tres had been my go to, but went up significantly in price so I tried Cazul. Not cheap, and not good enough to justify its price.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I did spell it wrong. https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/clan-macgregor/clan-macgregor-whisky/
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenmorangie is fairly inoffensive.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found in Navy class vi (FIXED) store today $14.99 US. Can't wait to sip on tonight. https://evanwilliams.com/bottled-in-bond-bourbon.php?cta=bottled-in-bond

100 proof, Evan Williams white label; never seen before.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap, I have invented the best drink ever!

1. Heat up a small amount of water in a glass.
2. Put some sweetener in it and stir (I use Truvia).
3. Fill the glass with ice (almost to the top).
4. Pour in two shots of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 (or Single Barrel Select).

It tastes like an awesome version of iced tea.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
It tastes like an awesome version of iced tea.


Gag me.

(Maybe Jack Daniels needs all the help in can get since they filter all the flavor out of it with charcoal.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
Holy crap, I have invented the best drink ever!

1. Heat up a small amount of water in a glass.
2. Put some sweetener in it and stir (I use Truvia).
3. Fill the glass with ice (almost to the top).
4. Pour in two shots of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 (or Single Barrel Select).

It tastes like an awesome version of iced tea.
water / truvia is essentially a simple syrup. It and bourbon or whisky are the basis for quite a few mixed drinks. Add one or more flavors such as citrus and or bitters or flavored liquors (Amaretto, ginger, cinnamon) and it probably has a name. Your version is similar to variations on Hot Toddy or Spiked Tea.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are great for those who don't like whiskey. Why waste whiskey? Just substitute Everclear or cheap vodka, or even nothing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you drink spirits that taste like the Hell's end? Hello, this is at least the 20th Century, we have distilled spirits, that are absolutely tasteless!

Then there is w(h)ine. They leave dry taste and feel in your mouth, like the bottom of Aral sea, that's not good. Sure, white apple wine tastes decent if you drink it continiously, but when you stop: instant dryness and pukeworthy taste on your precious palette. I understand, of course, if you have to eat French or Italian food, then you need it.

Only Bavarian wheat beer is tasteworthy. Everything else is for intoxication, don' try to deny it.

By the way, too drunk to 'rm -rf *' . And it would be pointless anyway, because I have like dozen backups, stage4 included. For such and other occasions.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tinea_pedis wrote:
Then there is w(h)ine. They leave dry taste and feel in your mouth


Not entirely true - I used to be mainly ale/spirits + the odd drop of paint stripper if really stressed.

But

I do like a drop of wine, Riesling is a fav - along with a few heavy reds (which are probably opposed, but hey I'm not a wine buff), grabbed a book on wines in general and after they described several types as having a somewhat tobacco like taste, I laughed and grabbed a Merlot (I think it was) and yep can pick up dog-ends, in a pleasant way, if that makes any sense.

Wish I'd taken more of an interest in this when younger ..
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like wine but prefer to drink it with fizzy water as i am used to beer. when i drink wine as fast as beer you can imagine where it goes.
ad Merlot: i am not fucking drinking any Merlot! - no offense i would drink Merlot. the quete is just so good.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
I do like a drop of wine, Riesling is a fav - along with a few heavy reds (which are probably opposed, but hey I'm not a wine buff), grabbed a book on wines in general and after they described several types as having a somewhat tobacco like taste

Speaking of tobacco: Latakia blends, especially Irish ones taste great, but like wine, the heavenly smoke with hints of barn fire and camel sh*t leave your mouth and tongue extremely dry. There's one poison I have take with moderation.

I'm not saying that wines - red or white - taste bad, but the dry aftertaste is a real bummer.
Suffice to say, I don't have a clue about wines.
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