Originally Posted by Piobaire
I don't get people that don't like white liquor.
Well, I get total
at the thought of vodka. Really--here is a liquor where as the quality goes up and as you pay more, it tastes like less.
I want my liquor to taste like something; more specifically, something other than whatever I mixed it with + alcohol. That was great when I was a freshman in college--now, not so much.
Gin, I don't hate, but I definitely don't love. I will drink it in some mixed drinks, but I have not had many mixed drinks made with it that I loved. Pretty much a negroni or some variation thereof is the only thing I've had made with it that I will drink happily, though I will drink a G&T if it's all that's around. This could admittedly be part of a positive feedback loop where because I don't like gin cocktails, I don't try them, and so I never find any that I like.
I do actually like nice tequilas, and this obviously excludes things like eau de vie.
In my experience, far too many cocktails made with white liquor are too sweet for my tastes. I know this is a gross generalization, but there it is.
I think I just greatly prefer the flavor profile of whiskeys.
Obviously this is just for liquor--I drink a fair amount of wine, and also beer, which was my first love, but mostly during the summer.