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What are you drinking right now?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by VMan, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    101 proof = crazy dancing

    Hahaha, indeed it does. I think that particular dance-off was from scotch though.
     
  2. Alter

    Alter Well-Known Member

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    Yikes, the Oban is $99 for 750 mL here. [​IMG]

    Yikes, I just checked the LCBO page. Damn, you Canadians pay a tonne of tax for liquor!

    This was the cheapest "good" Scotch I could find.

    CRAGGANMORE 12 YR OLD SINGLE MALT
    LCBO 192732 | 750 mL bottle

    Price: $ 65.85
    Spirits, Whisky, Scotch-Malt Whisky
    40.0% Alcohol/Vol.

    At a cheaper option, any of these three are good whiskeys; certainly not swill.

    TAMDHU FINE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY*
    United Kingdom | Highland Distillers Co.
    LCBO 11916 | 750 mL | $ 42.15

    CHIVAS REGAL 12 YR OLD
    United Kingdom | THE CHIVAS & GLENLIVET GROUP
    LCBO 7617 | 750 mL | $ 42.65

    JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK 12 YR
    United Kingdom | JOHN WALKER & SONS LTD
    LCBO 7880 | 750 mL | $ 42.65
     
  3. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Julep #2 on the evening.

    4 mint leaves, muddled with 2 teaspoons of sugar syrup; crushed ice packed to fill glass; a jiggah-and-a-half of Beam's Choice (which I am not too happy with); a splash of cold watuh added.

    All in all decent, but I think the choice of bourbon is wrecking these. I may go get some Maker's (basic I know, but I trust it) or WT Rare Breed (I heard things.) tomorrow.
     
  4. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Alter - I'll pick one of those up later. When I first looked up Obam and Cragganmore my initial reaction is "why are these SFers spending so much on booze!" - I had no idea that prices were half of what I pay. I know it's government controlled, heavily sin-taxed and so on (which I agree with), but I guess it just slipped my mind.

    How are prices and availablity in Japan?
     
  5. Tarmac

    Tarmac Well-Known Member

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    Any recommendations for a whisky/whiskey n00b? I'm not one for drinking things neat, but I've deicided to man up and I'd like to give it a go.
    If you wanna drink neat and see how man you are, try Bookers. It's undiluted, proof varies from 123-129 depending on how the batch ended up. It rides that fine line between smooth and absolute fire. If you find it too harsh just add a little ice. PS I believe it comes out of the Jim Beam distellery, oddly enough.
     
  6. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Any recommendations for a whisky/whiskey n00b? I'm not one for drinking things neat, but I've deicided to man up and I'd like to give it a go.

    For Bourbon I'd recommend Maker's Mark, Buffalo Trace (if you can find it) or perhaps Eagle Rare. You could also try Woodford, but it's not one of my favorites.

    I wouldn't start with Bookers.

    Please don't mix any of the above with cola.
     
  7. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    I'm beginning to clean and pack, so it'll be a few G&T's before dinner.
     
  8. GoSurface

    GoSurface Well-Known Member

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  9. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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  10. Histrion

    Histrion Well-Known Member

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    Warfteiner. My go-to beer at the moment.

    Had some 12-year old Caol Ila yesterday, which was nice.
     
  11. Young Scrappy

    Young Scrappy Well-Known Member

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    Addicted to Lipton Diet Green Tea
     
  12. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Warfteiner. My go-to beer at the moment.

    Had some 12-year old Caol Ila yesterday, which was nice.

    You do know that "Warfteiner" is "Warsteiner", right? That's a big Germanic S... sorry if I'm being pedantic, etc, yada yada.
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Red Burgundy-- the obvious choice for Chinese Food Night chez Concordia.

    Right now a 375ml of Pommard '94. If it doesn't start behaving, we have backup.
     
  14. Brian278

    Brian278 Well-Known Member

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    Had one of these last night:

    [​IMG]

    Pretty good. A much more complex flavor than common supermarket cola, there's notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and it's a different kind of sweetness, naturally. Not as easy to guzzle as the Coca-cola I was addicted to for several years. I'll definitely buy it again.
     
  15. arenaissanceman

    arenaissanceman Well-Known Member

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    Had one of these today:

    [​IMG]

    Still haven't found anything better.
     
  16. dapperdude

    dapperdude Well-Known Member

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    Stone Levitation Pale Ale. This brewery in San Diego produces some really hoppy and excellent brews.

    Next up is Firestone Double Barrel Ale.
     
  17. GoSurface

    GoSurface Well-Known Member

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    Ensure.

    mmmm...vitamin-y.
     
  18. eg1

    eg1 Well-Known Member

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    A BAD spritzer/cooler made from BAD home-made white wine and grapefruit infused soda water ... [​IMG]
     
  19. lost in va

    lost in va Well-Known Member

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    Just got home from a beerfest.

    $25 for a 8oz glass and unlimited beer. Had atleast one of every beer there. Probably not the best of ideas [​IMG]
     
  20. CitizenK

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    Herradura Reposado, straight up.

    Ice water on the side...

    Salud!
     

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