Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Pricing really is all over the place depending what part of the country you're in. I do notice that California consistently has some of the cheapest booze around though.
    Let's relish having at least one fun thing in our favor.
     


  2. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    So, I dropped by the Suntory shop at their head office in Osaka and bought some glasses and a muddler that is made from their whisky barrels. If any of you guys are interested in one of the muddlers, drop me a pm.

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  3. impolyt_one

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    those glasses are kawaii as fuck. nice pickup.
     


  4. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    those glasses are kawaii as fuck. nice pickup.

    I couldn't resist, despite being off the booze at the moment. They call them Yamazaki tasting glasses....only 580 yen each. Ya want I kop you some? No problem if shipping is in Japan.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Is that an etched line marking a pour? Not feelin that type on there either, at least they were cheap.
     


  6. bdeuce22

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    training glasses for me
     


  7. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Not feeling those glasses either... they look cheap. They're also the same price as a Glencairn.

    And I'll just ask it... what the hell is that muddler for? It's either the size of a chopstick or your new glasses are a foot tall.
     


  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    training glasses for me

    they would aid you in learning how much to pour
     


  9. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    Is that an etched line marking a pour? Not feelin that type on there either, at least they were cheap.

    Yep...they have pour lines. They are tasting glasses used when they give factory tours.

    Not feeling those glasses either... they look cheap. They're also the same price as a Glencairn.

    And I'll just ask it... what the hell is that muddler for? It's either the size of a chopstick or your new glasses are a foot tall.


    The muddler is for mixing highballs or other cocktails. It is around chopstick size, I suppose.
     


  10. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    The muddler is for mixing highballs or other cocktails. It is around chopstick size, I suppose.

    I just figured it out.

    What you're describing is a bar spoon. Muddler's for muddling. That whisky barrel stick is for stirring mizuwari. [​IMG]
     


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    cold war painter Senior member

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    Just reached the end of a dram of Caol Ila 12. Good evening, gentlemen.
     


  12. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    I just figured it out. What you're describing is a bar spoon. Muddler's for muddling. That whisky barrel stick is for stirring mizuwari. [​IMG]
    That's right, for mizuwari. Sorry for the confusion...in Japan that whisky barrel stick is called a muddler. What do you call that in American English? Stir stick? Swizzle stick?
     


  13. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Most of what you described is usually performed with a bar spoon... that's not to say the stick doesn't exist. It's usually just referred to as a stir stick. The concept of mizuwari doesn't really exist in the states. I guess the closest thing would be Scotch & Soda, but there really isn't any stirring involved there (bars will often serve it with thin straws and let you do the stirring).

    A muddler is something quite a bit different here... used for crushing things like sugar cubes, mint, etc.
     


  14. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    Most of what you described is usually performed with a bar spoon... that's not to say the stick doesn't exist. It's usually just referred to as a stir stick. The concept of mizuwari doesn't really exist in the states. I guess the closest thing would be Scotch & Soda, but there really isn't any stirring involved there (bars will often serve it with thin straws and let you do the stirring).

    A muddler is something quite a bit different here... used for crushing things like sugar cubes, mint, etc.


    Gotcha, thanks. I do actually have a proper bar spoon and fruit muddler as well....I just forgot the proper English word for the stir stick...lived here too long, I suppose.
     


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    I would say it is similar to a glass stiring rod, which are often found in cocktail bars.
     


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