What's Your Favourite Tipple

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  1. Repo Man

    Repo Man Ancient Guru

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    I say... where to begin!

    I always frequent the corner shop for some Scrumpy Jack's which keeps me sane through the working week. For those of you unaware its a Cider with a bit of a kick.

    Should I have that one day off from the sweatshop then a working class date with Mr. Smirnoff is in order... or if I don't fancy that I might sail off with none other than Mon Capitaine Morgan's Spiced Rum. Alternatively should I feel thoroughly comfortable and blessed with the extra quid or 2 I may indulge and splash out on some Southern Comfort.

    On the somewhat rare occasion when I'm blessed with 2 days off in a row, then on the first day I may indulge on Absolute which by no means is the finest of Vodka's but I thoroughly enjoy the flavour and how it flows down the food pipe... on the 2nd day its back on the Scrumpy for the repairs.

    What can I say, I'm a fairly cheap date and I like my brands.
     
  2. the9quad

    the9quad Master Guru

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    Really all the single malt whiskeys 15 years or older are pretty good. That is my opinion.

    However, I usually just get the 12 yr old glenlivet, because it actually opens up really nice with a couple of ice cubes in it, and it's reasonably priced too at $30-$40. There is a reason it sells so much, and that is because it is a really, really nice malt for the price.
     
  3. Clouseau

    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    @Repo Man If you like Absolute give Russian Standard (Platinum or Imperia) a try...so much smoother. The platinum is my go to. It will have a bite when first opened. After that, cannot be beat.
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J Master Guru

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    Some of those as well
    I'm a cream liqueur fan. Yeah, deal with it :)

    I usually have a little collection of various ones I want to try, but you can't go wrong with:

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    I also found out earlier this year that I'm actually a wheat beer fan.
     

  5. Hootmon

    Hootmon Maha Guru

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    Good single malt. Like the 'peatier' ones
     
  6. Repo Man

    Repo Man Ancient Guru

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    I used to drink Russian Standard but then I realised it was causing me to be sick the day after. No idea why, might just be some component of that particular vodka that I'm intolerant to.
     
  7. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    Talisker 25 year old cask strength bottled in 2004 (yes, year matters -- based on flavor. Whisky doesn't age in the bottle). I'm almost out, and it is basically NLA -- I can order it from England and probably end up spending $500, but that's a bit crazy. :(
     
  8. Hootmon

    Hootmon Maha Guru

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    All Vodka 'should' be the same being neutral spirits. Basically alcohol and water.

    Since water is water, the variable is exactly which alcohols are present.
     
  9. Clouseau

    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    Best vodka I have had was given to me from a friend. It was a gift when he came back from Russia. Label wore off in the freezer (kept in the chest freezer at -5F). Not even all grain derived vodka is the same. Distillation and filtration are key. Good potato vodka is difficult to find. Shots during dinner with friends.

    Really more of a mixed drink fan. Favorite (in order):

    Gin(Hendrick's) & tonic (not really on the list/comfortable like a well worn pair of shoes)

    Black Russian
    Harvey Wallbanger
    Screwdriver
    Long Island Ice Tea
    Stinger
    Grass Hopper
    Whisky Sour
    Mai Tai
    Zombie

    Properly mixed, they all contain no more than 1oz. of alcohol.
     
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    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    eclap Banned

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    Do NOT put ice in good whisky, ever. In fact, do not put it in any whisky. It's a big no no. Ice cools down the whisky making it the wrong temperature (impacting flavor), you also don't get a consistent drink because ice melts and the same glass will taste completely different 2 minutes later (more melted ice (water) in the whisky).

    Always use water, a few drops to a tea spoon amount in a decent dram. Do not drink it neat, whisky (and most spirits) need a few drops of water to open up, also alcohol can numb your taste buds so a few drops of water allow you to enjoy the taste more (and obviously the aroma).

    Ralfy is the man if you like whisky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajqd62fE73E
     
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  12. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    Have it with some of this for true scottish style

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    Or even this

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    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    definitely this
     
  15. Zooke

    Zooke Member Guru

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    For £100, maybe a Johnnie Walker Blue Label ?

    Depends if the bottle is just for you, or to be opened in front of friends and family.

    A £100 bottle of scotch will also let you compare their normal scotch to cat-piss when you go to their houses, this can be a particularly entertaining pastime.

    Personally I think cognac scales better pricewise and a £100 would definitely be well spent.
    But, because I am likely to drink it all to myself with no-one to impress, 2 x £50 bottles would be my choice. £50 gets you a big jump in taste and quality from the normal stuff.

    Luckily for me, nickollsandperks.co.uk is less than 5 minutes walk from my house.
    Some of their stuff is a little bit out of my price range though :(
     

  16. sverek

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    I like rum. Good to drink straight and can be useful to mix with something.

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  17. Anarion

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    They all taste just as bad so I can't really say that I have a favourite.
     
  18. XP-200

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    Don't drink so neat is fine. ;)
     
  19. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    I like Rum , this is what i drink:


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    PS: I live very close to the BACARDI Rum Distillery :D
     
  20. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    Blue Label is just a sign of someone who has more money than taste. For the same money (or even quite a bit less), virtually every single malt is better and more interesting.
     

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