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Drinking Snobs
« on: March 04, 2017, 04:47:47 PM »
This Japanese scotch is pretty good. For the price, it should be... but man... liking it. Different than a Scottish Scotch. Pretty smooth. Great undertones.



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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 05:59:46 PM »
I really like Pepsico brand Pepsi from glass bottles. I think it's to do with the conductive material getting the liquid colder? Who knows. I drink it on the rocks, but have been considering getting those little granite cubes you put in the freezer instead? Does anyone have any experience with those? I'm not sure where I fall on the sugar cane versus fructose corn syrup debate - when I've sampled it in America in the past I was drinking for quantity, not quality.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 06:02:03 PM »
Um. I tried Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey and it's fucking god awful. I normally stick with Crown Royal Black. This shit is as bitter as fuck.

I really like Goldschlagger in Hot Cocoa, y'all. Golden hot cocoa. Luxuriant.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 06:18:52 PM »
I really like Pepsico brand Pepsi from glass bottles. I think it's to do with the conductive material getting the liquid colder? Who knows. I drink it on the rocks, but have been considering getting those little granite cubes you put in the freezer instead? Does anyone have any experience with those? I'm not sure where I fall on the sugar cane versus fructose corn syrup debate - when I've sampled it in America in the past I was drinking for quantity, not quality.
I've had some whiskey rocks for a while but hardly ever use them. They're a real "snob" item to own, I agree. As far as usefulness, I've had them used maybe 3-4x in my 2 years of owning them. If I want my drink to be cold, normally I'm okay with the ice cube diluting the strength of the liquor just a bit. They serve their purpose though, as far as keeping your drink cold. The only problem being that they hit your mouth like rocks if you take a heavy drink.

But you can go for it if you're all about super hard whiskey or whatever.

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I go out of my way to buy Coco-Cola Mexico because it has real sugar in it instead of corn syrup. It is also in glass bottles. Love it.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 06:45:18 PM »
Weird! They don't sell it there? I can get coke in glass soda bottles with real sugar in the ethnic aisle in the supermarket, or even oftentimes at gas stations. Crazy.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 07:40:23 PM »
YOU GUYS ARE SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE, NOW!

We keep two bars at home.  Here are a couple shitty pictures.

Our main bar, in our butler's pantry:



And my (small) absinthe bar, in the office:




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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 08:29:12 PM »
It's all old shit to me, but here's to being snobby.


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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 04:14:35 AM »
I was really getting into scotch and whisky there for a while. But now I'm broke as fuck and let me tell you, the good stuff is expensive.

I can't really remember my favorite. Was either the Lagavulin 16 or some year of Glenfiddich.

I remember once I had this Vodka from Costco, like 30$. Can't remember the brand. It was so smooth and warm. That's by far the best alcohol I've ever had, but I've never found anything like it since. Before that I didn't know hard alcohol could actually taste good and not burn like hellfire.

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 04:57:55 AM »
Um. I tried Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey and it's fucking god awful. I normally stick with Crown Royal Black. This shit is as bitter as fuck.

I really like Goldschlagger in Hot Cocoa, y'all. Golden hot cocoa. Luxuriant.

Save honey whiskey for me, I'll drink it all. I prefer my drinks sweeter than bitter apparently. These days I just drink plain Jack for effect.

There's another Suntory whiskey that I've been looking for that comes in a squarish bottle. Hella smooth.

When it comes to Scotches I'm fond of Belvenie 12 or 14. I like my Scotch smooth with body, but not Furniture Varnish.

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 05:07:17 AM »
Weird! They don't sell it there? I can get coke in glass soda bottles with real sugar in the ethnic aisle in the supermarket, or even oftentimes at gas stations. Crazy.

It's called Mexican Coke. Get it 'fore the wall is up.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 10:49:18 AM »
I don't drink, but I like to look at pictures of people's fancy bars.  8)

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 01:36:11 PM »
Feco: I see you have some Japanese scotch there. I assume you've had it? Amazing.

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 02:05:45 PM »
If you're drinking Japanese Scotch, you aren't drinking scotch.

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 04:01:52 PM »
I've tried a lot of different varieties and I have to say that Mott's will always naturally champion my taste buds in any endeavor.



Mmm. Smooth.

There are far more sugary selections available in the United States that always seem to leave a peculiar dash of something behind, which makes them utterly trite.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2017, 04:11:56 PM »
buckfast or nathin'

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »


Hard-core chocolate liqueur. It's basically 21% alcohol Hershey's Syrup. Sip from a cordial glass or pour over ice cream or angel food cake. MMMMMMMMMMMMM good.
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« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2017, 08:28:47 PM »
This is my jam right now, very happy with either/have both.

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2017, 08:38:34 PM »
How do you have it normally? Straight? On the rocks? Mixed?
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2017, 08:47:36 PM »
I normally drink rum. Just rum, because I am a sugar addict and you don't get more sugary than distilled sugar cane.

I prefer Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum. Nice sweet warmth going on.

Recently tried Kraken Black Rum. It isn't necessarily bad, but it is a bit harder to swallow than Morgan is. I'm thinking of trying straight coconut rum.

Tend to prefer all my rum straight. Unless there is orange juice nearby. Or apple juice. Just, juice and rum like sugar orgasm in my mouth.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2017, 08:53:15 PM »
Got my first bottle of absinthe a couple weeks ago (I didn't know we made it so you could import wormwood in the US again!).  I don't drink it often, just a drink here and there.

Grey goose is still my reliable drink right now, and I always keep a half-gallon of it in my bar.  Variables are gin, various types of rum, patron tequila, and kahlua (because I make white russians).

Only 'new' liquor for me in the past while has been more Johnny Walker whiskey; I'm not usually big on whiskey or scotch, but Jay Dubs has been treating me alright so far.
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2017, 08:59:17 PM »
Someone explain to me the absinthe phenomena.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2017, 09:13:23 PM »
On the rocks (light ice/3 cubes or so at bars if they don't have cubes)/whiskey cube.
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 11:03:55 PM »
I miss Bulleit and High West the most.

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2017, 12:28:46 AM »
I normally drink rum. Just rum, because I am a sugar addict and you don't get more sugary than distilled sugar cane.

I prefer Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum. Nice sweet warmth going on.

Recently tried Kraken Black Rum. It isn't necessarily bad, but it is a bit harder to swallow than Morgan is. I'm thinking of trying straight coconut rum.

Tend to prefer all my rum straight. Unless there is orange juice nearby. Or apple juice. Just, juice and rum like sugar orgasm in my mouth.

Rum is my hard alcohol of choice.

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2017, 01:11:16 AM »
I'm drinking Jim Bean, it's fucking awful.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2017, 04:36:30 AM »
If you enjoy Suntory, there's another Japanese distillery called Nikka that has an amazing coffee grain whisky.  Character for days!

I mostly keep Speyside and Highland scotches, myself, as I like it better without too much peat.  I bought my brother a bottle of Macallan Rare Cask recently when his divorce was finalized.  I didn't know how I felt about dropping that kind of money on an NAS (no age statement) scotch, but I have no regrets.  The stuff is stellar.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2017, 09:15:54 AM »
Someone explain to me the absinthe phenomena.

It's just trendy. People like embracing what they "think" is a mystery, or something exotic, or potentially dangerous. Absinthe is a spirit that gets its name from the latin name of wormwood, which is an herb used to flavor it. Absinthe by itself is a fairly bitter licorice-tasting spirit. You can add sugar via melting it into the glass or simply adding a few drops of simple syrup. Since it has no natural sweetening of its own, it doesn't qualify as a liqueur.

Wormwood contains high levels of thujone, which is a liver and kidney toxin. Overdose of wormwood can cause epileptic seizures and death. But in the small amount contained in the drink, you'd have to consume a few bottles of the stuff before worrying about thujone overdose. Meanwhile, the spirit is also traditionally high in alcohol, so you'd be rip-roaring drunk - and THAT is the most likely cause of the hallucinations of legend attached to Absinthe.

But people like to think they might get some sort of philosophical insight by drinking the stuff, so the trend comes around every few decades.

Also - wormwood grows wild in most parts of the USA. This is -probably- why any bans of the ingredient are pointless.
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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2017, 02:39:54 PM »
It's not just that.  It's also the novelty, since it was illegal for so long, and the cool little ritual to it, like that people use for doing tequila shots.  I usually put a sugar cube on an absinthe spoon (essentially a flat strainer) on top of the glass, then pour the absinthe over the sugar, light the cube on fire (to melt it), then pour about 3 parts water over the remains of the cube to dissolve it, then use the spoon to stir it in.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2017, 08:20:37 AM »
On the Japanese drank:  Yeah, I've got the Hakashu 12 and I love it.  But, my go to single malt is Oban 14.

Now.  Absinthe.

This is the drinking snob thread, so I feel okay doing this:

Please don't light your sugar cubes on fire.  That hurts my fucking soul.  That's gimmicky fucking bullshit invented to play up the absinthe hype.

Doing the sugar cube on the spoon thing is fine -- it's a silly ritual, but it's sot of fun.  Either do that, add a bit of sugar, or don't use any at all.  At best this fire bullshit is just burning off some of the alcohol.  I guess if it makes you super happy to light your shit on fire, go for it.  It just seems so incredibly lame and wasteful to me.

It's important to add that a traditional absinthe is a distilled spirit that contains at least three ingredients: anise, wormwood, and fennel.  Like Lizzie said, the spirit has a flavor that's very similar to licorice.  It's not usually too bitter, though that depends on the absinthe.

What are always bitter are the fucking imposter absinthes.  If you go to a liquor store you're lucky to find even one traditionally made absinthe.  If you're a little lucky, you'll spot something that isn't "the real deal," but is at least close, in that they macerate the herbs into a neutral spirit and strain it.  What you'll mostly see is what's essentially grain liquor or vodka which has had (in the best case) extracts added for flavor, or in the worse case, fucking peppermint and licorice flavors from who knows what ingredient.  You can usually recognize them by their gimmicky fucking stupid bottles, their horrific bright green color, and if you have the misfortune of tasting them, their overly bitter, overly sweet, or overly alcoholic flavor.

The color is a gigantic indicator.  In "real" absinthes, the color is from clorophyl.  Over time, and with exposure to sunlight, it'll turn a yellowish-brown.  It's also worth noting that absinthe can be clear ("blanch"), which is in the Swiss style.  Fake absinthes generally have this radioactive green to them.

Another telltale sign of a piece of shit imposter absinthe is its inability to louche (sometimes called the ouzo effect).  In drinks like absinthe, you have some hydrophobic oils that are dissolved in the ethanol.  Adding water brings some of them out of solution, and the liquid gets cloudy (it seems to give the drink a heavy mouthfeel, and if you make a cocktail with a bubbly liquid in it, it won't bubble).  Shitty absinthes generally don't do this.

The other big indicator is wormwood.  If the bottle advertises how much wormwood or thujone it has, it's fucking bullshit.  No real absinthe gives a shit about any of that.  There's enough there for the flavor, and that's it.  The amount of thujone it contributes in a real absinthe is absolutely minuscule.

This miniscule amount is the entire reason it's legal again.  The rules didn't change.  What changed is that someone took the time and money to demonstrate that the thujone content in absinthes generally fell below the FDA maximum for thujone in a product.  A distiller named Tim Breaux, who formulated Lucid and the Jade line of absinthes, played a huge role in that.  He's a big part of the community, and the Jade line absinthes are considered the fucking cream of the crop.

If you want to buy some, below is a list of real stuff I've had or at least know of off the top of my head, and a few fakes I've regularly seen.  The list of real absinthes contains some very traditional ones, as well as a few "new wave" ones like St. George.  I just mixed them in because they're all good.

Real: Any of the Jade line, Vieux Carre, Leopold Bros., St. George (a little funky in its flavor profile), Meadow of Love, Pacifique, La Clandestine, Mansinthe (gimmicky, but pretty good), Lucid, Kubler, Viex Pontalier, Duplais, Ridge, Blues Cat, and a ton of others.

Common Fakes: Absente/Grand Absente, La Muse Verte (only "fake" because they don't distill -- otherwise, I think it's as good as some of the real ones), Grune Fee, La Fee, any other take on fucking faries, anything that comes in a skull shaped bottle, 99% of what's made in the Czech Republic, and way too many more to list

I've currently got Vieux Carre, St. George, Mansinthe, and La Muse Verte on my bar.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2017, 09:49:34 AM »
Beer is water.
wine is juice.
Liquor is feel-good poison.

In the Philippines, I drank a native-made """palm-wine""" which was essentially moonshine made from coconut water. I could tell it was going to be bad, because like 6 people were staring at me like this  :D while I was trying it. No distillation, so I am sure I drank some methanol in there.

Here, my closest neighbor is an old man who lives OTG by himself. He makes booze from the native persimmons that grow around here. God-awful.
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« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2017, 02:24:31 PM »
I guess if it makes you super happy to light your shit on fire, go for it.

If?
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« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2017, 04:17:37 PM »
I'm not snobby about absinthe, so I don't have any good bottles anyway.  Don't worry, I'm not wasting good stuff.  ;)
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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2017, 10:55:09 PM »
I think I got some of Feco's dreaded fake absinthe, by description. :/
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2017, 10:11:25 AM »
I think I got some of Feco's dreaded fake absinthe, by description. :/

Bummer!  If you post a picture/tell me the name, I can probably find out.  This is the snob thread so this goes in little text:  if you like it... meh, doesn't matter.
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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2017, 12:44:35 PM »
If you're drinking Japanese Scotch, you aren't drinking scotch.

/snob

Freaken thank you...  Scotch a version of Whisky from Scotland.

As for me, lately I have had an interest in Gin.  It's a new area for me so I plan to do a bit of exploring.
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« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »
Don't let the price fool you, Jim Beam is a pretty high rated smooth bourbon. Sorry for breaking snob-theme.

If you drinking on a budget, find a place that has Beam in the well - it's a steal.

I personally don't like Jack Daniels or Knob Creek much :)
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« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2017, 04:25:20 PM »
If you're drinking Japanese Scotch, you aren't drinking scotch.

/snob

Freaken thank you...  Scotch a version of Whisky from Scotland.

As for me, lately I have had an interest in Gin.  It's a new area for me so I plan to do a bit of exploring.

If you can find it, give Old Raj a try.  There's a red and a blue label -- I prefer the navy strength blue label.  Makes a great martini.  It's overpriced, but this is the snob thread.

Since we also mentioned absinthe:

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3/4 oz Old Raj blue label
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Barspoon or rinse of absinthe, depending on how much you like the flavor.  No more than barspoon -- it'll easily overwhelm everything else.

Stir over ice and strain into a coupe.  No garnish.
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« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2017, 05:09:32 PM »
I ended up drinking Vieux Carre absinthe once when I ordered the cocktail in a very loud bar and decided to just roll with it. I seem to recall it was decent but I'm not a huge absinthe drinker.

A gin distillery just opened up a ways up the highway from me and I got to sample their product the other night at my local.



It was pretty nice. I didn't do anything especially fancy, sipped a bit to try it out then had a greyhound (gin and grapefruit, no salt, I think they call it something different with salt but I'm not really a cocktail drinker).

Still drinking mostly wine and cider at home. But to be fair, the wine where solera and I live is really nice. :P
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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2017, 01:37:58 AM »
I love Buffalo Trace. I also like Wild Turkey because I have weak taste in things. I just like mellow, soft flavors like that.
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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2017, 11:45:08 AM »
I bought a bottle of this. I've always liked Dead Guy, both the ale and whiskey. Worth it.



Pretty smooth and flavorful.
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« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2017, 02:17:07 AM »
This is my jam right now, very happy with either/have both.



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« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2017, 08:12:22 PM »
Got myself a nice "weekend edition" of Glenlivet. Noticed the cute tiny bottle on the shelf and was immediately sold. What perturbs me from buying liquor is sometimes that I drink too much over a single weekend, so... a 375ml bottle of scotch is definitely very appealing to me.



I've been a fan of Glenlivet for a while. There's a particular type that has a more charcoal taste that I can't recall--that's my favorite.
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« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2017, 08:46:21 PM »
This is an incredible rye. I'm really impressed. Very mature, full bodied, got a hint of that oak barrel char. Love it.

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2017, 09:20:43 PM »
I'm almost through my bottle of Bulleit Bourbon, which I enjoyed. Not so sweet as Jack Daniel's and a bit stronger so it'll probably be my go to. Debating whether to try the $30 Woodford Reserve next or grab the $45 of Suntory Taki I saw next to it. Both are too expensive for casual drinking but wouldn't mind having one on hand.
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« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2017, 10:31:37 PM »
$30 is too expensive for casual drinking? Well shit, for a whiskey at all the cheapest where I am is like $35

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« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2017, 01:55:25 AM »
I've been a fan of Glenlivet for a while. There's a particular type that has a more charcoal taste that I can't recall--that's my favorite.

Might be the 15yr.  I know it's different that their flagship 12 & 18 varieties, but I can't remember how off the top of my head.


The usual suspects in my cupboard:




And, because this is a snobbery thread, Perfect Manhattans (though I suppose a real snob would have strained them, meh):

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« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2017, 01:57:49 AM »
I've been a fan of Glenlivet for a while. There's a particular type that has a more charcoal taste that I can't recall--that's my favorite.

Might be the 15yr.  I know it's different that their flagship 12 & 18 varieties, but I can't remember how off the top of my head.


The usual suspects in my cupboard:




And, because this is a snobbery thread, Perfect Manhattans (though I suppose a real snob would have strained them, meh):


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« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2017, 07:24:24 AM »
My man with the real Luxardo shit!

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« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2017, 09:34:37 PM »
Where do you live? We need to be bros.

Heh, I'm close enough to Hangar One that it's a disgrace I don't stock any St. George.  But if you find yourself in San Jose, hit me up!

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« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2017, 08:37:35 PM »
If you enjoy Suntory, there's another Japanese distillery called Nikka that has an amazing coffee grain whisky.  Character for days!

I mostly keep Speyside and Highland scotches, myself, as I like it better without too much peat.  I bought my brother a bottle of Macallan Rare Cask recently when his divorce was finalized.  I didn't know how I felt about dropping that kind of money on an NAS (no age statement) scotch, but I have no regrets.  The stuff is stellar.
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I just tried this, first drink. Amazing. Lots of character.

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« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2017, 03:12:53 AM »
It's good stuff.  You just made me go dig out my bottle for a finger.

At this point, I have reached my next evolutionary stage of snobbery.  I have mostly given up even whisky stones, and just keep a medicinal eyedropper in the fridge full of pure water.  A drop or two of chilled water may sound like ritual hype, but there's evidence to show it has scientific merit for opening up the whisky without diluting.  (Of course, the best evidence, as ever, is that you like what it does to your whisky.)

My father-in-law visited Camus (in France) last month, and they have this cool thing where they let you blend your own bottle of cognac from four different types, however you choose.  I've never been a huge cognac fan, but the stuff he mixed is awesome.
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« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2017, 08:39:10 AM »
Never had cognac. Sounds appropriately snobby for this thread.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2017, 08:50:44 AM »
I put cheap brandy in my Yago Sangria, with fresh fruit.
I put bacardi regular rum in my pina coladas, which I make with half a small can of chunk pineapple and Cocoa Real coconut cream, ice, half a banana, two frozen strawberries, and half the juice from the can of pineapple.
I like Jagermeister. In a shotglass. No ice, no water. Sipped, not tossed.
I like Kahlua and milk (not cream), no vodka.

I used to like mezcal. Straight out of the bottle. Got sick too many times though so now I can't even smell the stuff anymore.
Same with gin, vodka, whiskey, scotch, tequila (though on rare occasions I will shoot back a shot of tequilla. No lemon, no salt, no fancy expensive shit.)

I don't like beer but when I'm stuck drinking it I'll have Canadian Molson's (US Molsons is pisswater). In a glass, with a salted rim.

Not a wine fan. I use cooking sherry in my scampi, I drink 1-2 glasses of Maneschewitz Concord Grape every day once a year until the bottle's gone, and if it's dry wine, you might as well just pour rubbing alcohol over my tongue for all the good it'll do me.

Oh also - when I'm on a cruise, I get to know the bartender, and have her invent me up a "fruity rum drink" that isn't on the menu. I get at least one of those every day on the cruise, sometimes two, on rare occasions 3. There's around 4 shots of rum in each of those things and I suck one down within an hour of her handing it to me.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2017, 09:41:29 AM »
This weekend, I had the most to drink I have in months (particularly because I'm weird and don't like letting go/being drunk). But what I DID drink was Serpent's Bite Apple-Cider flavored whiskey.

It was good, because it was sweet. But it was awful, because it was a sweet whiskey. If I'm going to drink whiskey on the rocks, first off those rocks better not be cloudy, and second off, don't add sugar.

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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2017, 01:58:34 AM »


^ You're lucky to have had this!  They're only putting out NAS bottles now and the prices can be stupid on the original 12's (and other original JP age stamped whiskeys as well).

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I brought this home from Japan a couple years ago:



It has a lovely rich, sweet taste - hints of vanilla and almost a chocolate-y smell to it, which is right up my alley.
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I received this as a gift:



and originally wasn't thrilled with it for some reason (maybe because I was comparing to the Nikka 17, which was the first whiskey I bought!), but I grew to really like it.  Pairs well with dark chocolate!

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My friend who's a whiskey snob really didn't like this, but I do:



I think because it's got a similar sweet and vanilla-y flavour to it.  Reasonably priced too.

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Also, whiskey rocks are a terrible waste of money.  They just don't really do much cooling?


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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2017, 04:16:49 AM »
Are you keeping them in the freezer?  I have no complaints about their ability to cool, just that that isn't always the most desirable effect.
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Re: Drinking Snobs
« Reply #56 on: August 25, 2017, 01:25:57 AM »
Are you keeping them in the freezer?  I have no complaints about their ability to cool, just that that isn't always the most desirable effect.

I think maybe it's because when I drink whiskey I really only drink small amounts at a time - maybe it's a surface area thing that not enough contacts the cold stone?

So I was out at a partner bar of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society the other day.  They had a dizzying array of whiskeys!  They don't tell you which label each is from, but they have this giant whiskey bible with a description page for each, with whimsical names given to each one (I had "Lay Your Head On My Pillow" - apparently from a Speyside distillery).   They served us with the whiskey (60%?! apparently cask strength) in a glass and then water in a separate glass with a small straw.  Technique was to put a drop of water on the tongue and then drink.. seemed to really make it pleasant.  I think I'll start trying to do that at home like you, see what it does to regular store-bought stuff.
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