Some drinking recommendations?

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  1. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

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    Cultivate a taste for expensive whiskeys, rums, beers and other spirits. You'll never be able to afford enough for drinking to ever become a problem unless you're extremely successful (in which case you can afford a clinic).

    BTW, the best whisky, rum, rye, etc contains a lot of "hangover" producing esters which are a key component of their flavor. Also buy/download some good resource material on the art of brewing/distilling and its impact on civilization and politics. (Gives you something to read while you sip.).

    OTOH, if all you're seeking is another "mood altering substance", then just go the "gilly juice" route - grain alcohol and fruit juice - for a quick high and no hangover. >MW
  2. Remington 51

    Remington 51 New Member

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    I prefer single barrel bourbons, such as Woodford Reserve and Knob Creek, among others over any of the blended fare.

    As was stated, you have to acquire an appetite for scotch, but single malts have no equal in a world market dominated by blends. My favorites among the single malts include those rather heavy on the peat such as Lagavulin, Laphroig, Oban, among others. Beginners might start with something a bit lighter such as Dalwhinney. None of the better single malts are cheap, so I might suggest trying it by the glass at a well-stocked bar before committing to buying a bottle. By the way, the older the vintage, generally the better.

    You didn't ask about gin, but that's another arena of exploration that is well worth a focused effort. Very dry martinis have no equal, but they must be cold. Very cold. And straight up. Skip the girlie flavored lemon drop novelty concoctions and insist on getting a quality gin that can stand on its own. I like Baffert's, but they are plenty of great ones out there.
  3. Vladimir

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    Gross.

    Something of a beer aficionado here having tried and recorded well over 400 brews now. As for liquor vodka straight (with ice if I need to look socially acceptable), gin with tonic, tequila about once a year. Rum, whiskey, bourbon, scotch... never!
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    Buffalo Trace is a tasty bourbon at a reasonable price, I also like single malt Scotch. If I drink blended Scotch, it's either JW Green or Blue.

    I don't drink much rum, but if I do, I prefer Appleton Estates Reserve.
  6. HunterAlpha1

    HunterAlpha1 Former Guest

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    if i have to choose a drink i choose rootbeer. when choosing liquor, it's Jack Daniels. beer, Bud Select, wine, White Zinfandel.
  7. watsisname

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    I believe everyone has different tastes. What tastes good to some may taste awful to others. You're young so my suggestion to you is to try as many as you can until you find what tastes best to you. Buy small quantities and drink in moderation. My drink of choice is dark rum. The more it is filtered the harsher it gets (white rum). Cheers.
  8. ckill1

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    Always been partial to tequilla myself. I love Herradura Anejo, but at 60.00 a bottle I keep that one to myself. Millagro is almost as smooth & half the cost.
    For beers its always been a Texas brew for me, & Shiner Bock is the only way to go!

    CK
  9. popgun

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    +1 been there got to dip my own bottle in the red wax, very cool.
  10. mncarpenter

    mncarpenter New Member

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    Woodford Reserve or my favorite, Wiser's Reserve,good Canadian and so smooth...I have about 2 shots a month,sometimes all at once:D
  11. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

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    You'd have to go a long way to find a rum smother than Meyer's, dark or light. I guess I never drank enough straight whiskey in my 68 years to consider it sipping fare. When I was in college though, an occasional drag on a bottle of Rock and Rye was quite a comfort to me. These days it's just wine and beer. It's good for what ails ya.
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