Originally Posted by b1os
Oh, and does anybody else dislike crushed ice? For example in a Mojito, I much prefer regular ice cubes and a dash more seltzer. Crushed ice is annoying. There, I said it.
I kind of agree. I recognize that there are cocktails where crushed ice is appropriate, but I don't find the presentation all that interesting at all. I want to see my drink, tall in a Collins glass, concentrated in a cocktail glass, or rich in a rocks glass. Crushed ice just hides everything except the garnish, which on a crushed ice cocktail is traditionally quite garish.
I don't mind a straw on principle, however.
Originally Posted by Bhowie
More to the point is its price. How the fuck can you sell an unaged product for more than the aged version?
I'm really not a fan of white whiskeys. I think it's one of the dullest categories. It's nice from the perspective of deconstructing a spirit and learning about the category through that route.
I just see this price as a slap in the face to consumers.
It's the worst. I hate that they now make cocktail variants with that stuff and merely precede the original name with 'white' - like a White Negroni. I probably should try more of it to make sure that I am not disliking it on spec, since some clear spirits are very decent, but...
It is very much an American tradition to recognize any burgeoning movement that is based in some authentic set of principles, identify the appurtenances of those principles, create some targeted product that implies that it is aligned with the movement but in reality is counter to everything that it stands for, and then wipe out the movement with its cheap clone.