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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2008, 09:40:34 pm »

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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2008, 10:38:38 pm »

I'm a scotch drinker myself, partial to the Islay single malts. I really like 'em smokey and peaty. Currently in the bar is "The Ileach", "Oban", "Smokeshead", "Bowmore" and "Laphroaig". Nothing wrong with the Irish though, I tried Bushmills 16 yo a while back, and it is very pleasant indeed.

Those are similar to my tastes when I'm not drinking Citadel Gin
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2008, 10:38:49 pm »

Mead.

Although a little bit of butterscotch schnapps poured over a freshly-baked brownie is quite excellent.  (SteampunkBuilder's creation.)  But to drink?  Mead.  Or tej will work too.

I also like cider.  Amaretto.  Sweet wines.

Did I mention mead?   Grin
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« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2008, 10:49:57 pm »

Home brew beer and mead, keeps me busy cleaning bottles Tongue For the hard stuff Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky is a premium blend that has been oak barrel aged. As for poison Hemlock was good enough for Socrates.

 
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2008, 05:41:35 am »

I enjoy: "Jameson's", well aged "Glenlivet" Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Puglia's house red wine, and many Italian liquors. 

I've had Absinthe, from the Czech Republic.  It tasted like poorly-aged, cat urine.  Tongue
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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2008, 07:58:08 am »

I drink pretty much anything.
I'm partial to whiskey and Peppermint Schnapps.
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« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2008, 08:03:49 am »

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I've had Absinthe, from the Czech Republic.  It tasted like poorly-aged, cat urine. 


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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2008, 09:41:46 am »

Courvoisier,

Although, the label says " the cognac of Napoleon" isn't that like saying " the schnapps of Hitler"?

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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2008, 10:40:46 am »

I do love a glass of Macallan 18 year old scotch. Finest trip my mouth has ever gone on and I have managed to have the opportunity to drink it several times despite the price tag.
 

Forgot that... Have a 12 yo myself, but have had occasion to try the 18 yo a couple of times, outstanding!!!
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2008, 02:11:32 pm »

I've only ever really drunk twice in my life: about nine shots of neat rum in quick succession (pretty devastating for a tee-totaller), and a chota peg made with Bombay Sapphire. This is why I no longer drink.
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2008, 02:25:00 pm »

but not that brown water the americana have, poor, uncivilized souls.

As a Scot living in Oregon I am afraid that you are partially mistaken.  Mass produced American beer has exactly the reputation that it deserves... Unfortunately, in Oregon there are a lot of small craft breweries that produce some really good beers, and they are tarnished by the stench of the mass produced ones.

Personally, I don't drink much alcohol at all these days, but single malts and dark beers (particularly Belgian Trappist ones) are where I indulge myself. 

Otherwise, Tea, Coffee, Water.

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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2008, 02:55:47 pm »

I've had Absinthe, from the Czech Republic.  It tasted like poorly-aged, cat urine.  Tongue

Yes. Most of the Czech Absinthes are truly vile. Many don't even class them as real absinthe. Try something French or Swiss - ones made by Jade, or Duplais would be a good place to start.
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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2008, 09:21:41 pm »

I'm pretty much a temperence leaguer but when I do indulge in alcoholic beverages its stout, ale or rum for preference.
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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2008, 09:47:40 pm »

For beers there is somewhat of an extensive list:

High up on the list are German hefeweisens: Erdinger, Weihanstephaner, and others (I'm sure),
Belgian White Ales: Hoegaarden and others,
Qingdao pijiu (spelled Tsingtao on the bottle which is nonstandard(for mainland China) for romanization of spoken Chinese nowadays and leads many if not all Americans to pronouncing it terribly, terribly incorrect.)
Kronenbourg 1664 (French beer)
And in summer, the all-around great beer Corona (without the blasted lemon!) By itself it reminds me faintly of Qingdao, hence my adoration.

American beer in general tastes like water...or worse. Smaller breweries such as Boulevard (KC, MO) and Schlafly are much better but typically still below on my scale of beers. They can often be found on tap though and so they are often purchased when out at a bar.

For hard-alcohol:

Gin & Tonic
Rum & Coke
Absinthe
Various and sundry mixed drinks
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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2008, 09:59:12 pm »

but not that brown water the americana have, poor, uncivilized souls.

As a Scot living in Oregon I am afraid that you are partially mistaken.  Mass produced American beer has exactly the reputation that it deserves... Unfortunately, in Oregon there are a lot of small craft breweries that produce some really good beers, and they are tarnished by the stench of the mass produced ones.

We are indeed fortunate to be living in Oregon, where small craft breweries abound!  I never liked the taste of beer at all until I moved here and began going to the local brew pubs with my husband.  We can generally be found most Monday evenings at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne with a group of friends and a pitcher of stout. 

I must also admit that I developed a taste for cider after a trip to Glastonbury a few years ago.  The Lucky Lab now carries a blackcurrant flavored cider that is most enjoyable!

Wines and champagne are also high on my list, although I don't care for most hard liquor unless it's in some sort of girly cocktail.
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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2008, 10:25:55 pm »

I had 20 year old Dimple Whisky once.

Real Ales & Ciders.

I dislike Gin as it tastes like aftershave. yuck!

 
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« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2008, 10:26:35 pm »

It just has to be Plymouth Gin.

London gin is acceptable but Plymouth Gin is superior.

http://plymouthgin.com/

(note: 'Navy Strength' is best)

Pink Gin can be quite nice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Gin

However, in the summer, Pimms No.1 Cup and lemonade (especially when fortified with extra Gin) has to be considered seriously.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimms
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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2008, 04:25:47 am »

I'm fond of rum and cokes myself... or whiskey and coke... or coconut rum and pepsi...

Mead is wonderful when I can afford to get it.

Just starting to develop a taste for beer, and Paulaner tops the list right now. 

Vodka-wise, there's some great stuff called Tito's that's made in Austin, Texas.  It's cheap and amazingly good. 
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« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2008, 10:54:31 am »

Just starting to develop a taste for beer, and Paulaner tops the list right now.  

Oi, I forgot Paulaner in the hefeweisens...It is indeed a great beer, very light. If you like that, you may also want to try New Castle, it's an English ale I believe. Pretty smooth for a darker beer especially.
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« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2008, 12:25:05 pm »

No beer, no wine, no champagne, rarely sweet stuff,
If I drink alcohol, which I rarely do, it's mostly Scotch. I haven't had the opportunity to try many different sorts yet, but of those I tried, I enjoyed 12y Macallan and Talisker, quite different, but I liked both a lot. I was reprimanded for drinking them out of tumblers, though.
Some of the blends are nice, too, when there's nothing better.
I also enjoy the taste of Fernet Branca, and I like white rum, especially in my favourite cocktail, the Mojito (which I always finish off by eating the mint leaves Grin)
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« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2008, 01:00:03 pm »

"Oi, I forgot Paulaner in the hefeweisens...It is indeed a great beer, very light. If you like that, you may also want to try New Castle, it's an English ale I believe. Pretty smooth for a darker beer especially."

Newcastle Brown Ale.  It has a semi-mythical status in the area of the City of Newcastle. Tradition dictates (as I understand it) that it is drunk by topping up a 1/2 pint glass from the bottle.
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« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2008, 01:15:55 pm »

I'm a mixologist, vintner and mazer, so I guess the answer is 'yes'...

Any well-crafted beverage can be a pleasure. Any poorly-made one can be horrible, as can excessive quantities of anything.

That being said, I have a deep, abiding affection for Belgian Abbey ales, Scots wee heavies, and the darker American craft beers (although sometimes I get into the mood for the overhopped IPA-style ones, too); Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gew├╝rztraminer, old-vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Rioja, and other wines, varietal and non, sparkling and still; fortified wines such as Port; small-batch bourbons and single-malt Scotches; and, of course, I possess a library of vintage and modern cocktail books.
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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2008, 01:43:12 pm »

"Oi, I forgot Paulaner in the hefeweisens...It is indeed a great beer, very light. If you like that, you may also want to try New Castle, it's an English ale I believe. Pretty smooth for a darker beer especially."

Newcastle Brown Ale.  It has a semi-mythical status in the area of the City of Newcastle. Tradition dictates (as I understand it) that it is drunk by topping up a 1/2 pint glass from the bottle.

Have you ever heard of cracking open an uncooked egg into the drink? I have a friend that says it has been drunk that way, as in being some kind of tradition back in the motherland.
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« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2008, 04:31:23 pm »

Oh.. talk of Port reminds me that I prefer Madeira.  Particularly: Blandy's Duke of Clarence.

http://www.blandys.com/

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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2008, 10:19:29 pm »

Did I ever comment here? I don't think I did but sorry to repeat myself if my memory failed me:

Merrydown Cider!

Thats my drink! Infact I have a half drunken litre bottle of it just behind me Smiley
One of the main things I like about Merrydown is that it comes in a glass bottle Smiley none of this ugly platic crap- Merrydown comes in a big shapley green glass bottle!
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