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What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    rye and ginger! yum. hard to believe rye is actually not that common outside of canada (from what i've seen).

    Rye and ginger is a nice mix.

    As for popularity outside of Canada; rye used to be a premier spirit in the U.S. also, but Prohibition killed its production and it never really snapped back, though there are five or six American ryes these days.

    ~ Huntsman
     
  2. topbroker

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    Rye and ginger is a nice mix.

    As for popularity outside of Canada; rye used to be a premier spirit in the U.S. also, but Prohibition killed its production and it never really snapped back, though there are five or six American ryes these days.

    ~ Huntsman


    There is a vigorously active thread at The Fedora Lounge, "Does Anyone Drink Rye Whiskey?"
     
  3. eg1

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    Rye and ginger is a nice mix.

    As for popularity outside of Canada; rye used to be a premier spirit in the U.S. also, but Prohibition killed its production and it never really snapped back, though there are five or six American ryes these days.

    ~ Huntsman


    As a matter of fact, American Prohibition made some Canadian families very wealthy.
     
  4. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    There is a vigorously active thread at The Fedora Lounge, "Does Anyone Drink Rye Whiskey?"

    I do! Too bad you need a non-yahoo address to post at FdL, or I could probably add something of worth to the thread; I have a penchant for vintage spirits and cocktails.

    As a matter of fact, American Prohibition made some Canadian families very wealthy.

    I believe it.
     
  5. Brian278

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    Lime, a splash of Coke, some ice, and Barbancourt 15 year.
     
  6. whallyden

    whallyden Senior member

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    I've tasked a surplus of navel oranges to Old Fashioned duty.

    Dash of Sugar
    Bitters
    Bourbon
    Ice
    Club Soda
    Garnished with a cherry and oranage slice
     
  7. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Few to o many bourbons courtesy of Mr. Knob Creek (one of my semester-ly splurges, the other usually being Cragganmore 12)
     
  8. Ludeykrus

    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    Three bourbon-and-gingerales and two PBR's later, I've finished my online Calc III quiz.
     
  9. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Ive never had bourbon and ginger ale. A neat combo...(gin and ginger ale is OK).
     
  10. amlai

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    Ive never had bourbon and ginger ale.
    That's one of the best drinks ever, particularly if I don't feel like drinking bourbon straight on a night.
     
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    That's one of the best drinks ever, particularly if I don't feel like drinking bourbon straight on a night.

    If other regular posters are to be believed, Conne never likes anything straight ... [​IMG]
     
  12. Brian278

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    That's one of the best drinks ever, particularly if I don't feel like drinking bourbon straight on a night.

    I just came back from the liquor store with some Woodford Reserve, I won't be drinking it straight and I don't have any Ginger Ale. Any other suggestions?
     
  13. Connemara

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    I just came back from the liquor store with some Woodford Reserve, I won't be drinking it straight and I don't have any Ginger Ale. Any other suggestions?
    On the rocks? Splash of water?
     
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    Piobaire Senior member

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    eg1:

    http://www.loringwinecompany.com/home.html

    Sign up now, they're releasing their 2006 Clos Pepe and it is supposed to be fan-f'ing-tastic. I got a six bottle allocation of this and requested another six if available.
     
  15. amlai

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    I just came back from the liquor store with some Woodford Reserve, I won't be drinking it straight and I don't have any Ginger Ale. Any other suggestions?

    Woodford Reserve is good stuff... but if you really need to cut it with something other than just putting it on the rocks, I suppose you could use either soda or Coke.
     
  16. DNW

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    Woodford Reserve is good stuff... but if you really need to cut it with something other than just putting it on the rocks, I suppose you could use either soda or Coke.

    Why would you buy a good bourbon and then use coke with it? Save your money and buy a cheap bourbon, you won't be able to tell the difference.
     
  17. amlai

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    Why would you buy a good bourbon and then use coke with it? Save your money and buy a cheap bourbon, you won't be able to tell the difference.

    I actually disagree to some extent. I think there is a significant difference in the taste when you use a decent bourbon in a mixed drink. However, you definitely won't be seeing me pour some Coke into my Stagg or Blanton's.
     
  18. Brian278

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    OK, apparently I haven't yet acquired a taste for bourbon on the rocks. I think I'll try a splash of Ginger Ale, as I'm not fond of mixing cola and whisky (I much prefer rum for this). Or maybe I'll a whisky sour on the strong side. Any other good bourbon drinks that won't completely mask the flavor of the actual booze?

    Also, interestingly I thought it smelled wonderful, but the finish was way too harsh for what I'm used to. Premium aged rum is really all I enjoy sipping plain on ice.
     
  19. amlai

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    Any other good bourbon drinks that won't completely mask the flavor of the actual booze?
    A splash of plain soda isn't bad. I hadn't tried that until recently, but it is less overpowering than the ginger ale.
     
  20. Connemara

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    A fresh handle of old faithful... [​IMG]
     

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