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#26 2010-05-24 21:34:33

ckav
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Are you saying the formula has been reformulated for  modern tastes?
I was fascinated when an intact cache of blended whiskey from one of Shackelton's expeditions was relocated a few years ago.
The stupid broad writing in OUTSIDE magazine ( a bunch of goretex clad PC pussies) described him as  'well known alcoholic' and quipped about them abandoning sealskin sleeping bags,tents and all his booze, so eager to leap into the rescue longboats.
The company was able to secure part of the cache and commented the older peaty formula had been lost. they are confident their master blender could 'reverse engineer' a bottle and recreate the original.
I posted on another forum my interest and received nasty replies about buying whiskey simply because a label with Endeavor was plastered on it. Well no, I have long been fascinated with the later, epic boat voyage and incredible seamanship, navigation and physical effort to reach a STILL remote whaling station to get help.
It would be a small gesture to drink it in salute of real adventure, not goretex day hikes.

 

#27 2010-05-24 23:41:01

zebear
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

The_Shooman wrote:

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

You don't add water to whisky,

So true, it destroys the drink. So does ice. Best to have it on it's own. That being said, l haven't had a whiskey in years....too easy to get pissed on that stuff.

I think we are talking whiskey as opposed to whisky... Does this change anything?

 

#28 2010-05-24 23:51:28

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Iced-coffee... 6.50am seems too early for a nice freezing cold vodka & orange... It's been a very warm night here.

 

#29 2010-05-25 00:03:21

ckav
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Old irish gave us uisce beatha (water of life or aqua vitae in the latin) and it's scots gaelic uige beatha which became Usquebaugh in old english and then whiskey or whisky for anglo-irish and  anglo-scots.
'Whiskie' worldwide refers to any grain fermented alcohol.
This I know from a paper I produced for my linguistics course at university. my teacher, a latina loved to roll her RRRRRRs and then sounded like a car with two flat tires trying to pronounce gaelic. I never revealed the secret, one given in a story by Myles na Gopaleen the irish writer.
I've always taken mine neat. One of the compelling reasons for fermentation was the danger of water born pathogens even in ancient times.

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#30 2010-05-25 13:32:27

4F Hepcat
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

The_Shooman wrote:

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

You don't add water to whisky,

So true, it destroys the drink. So does ice. Best to have it on it's own. That being said, l haven't had a whiskey in years....too easy to get pissed on that stuff.

I disagree, some whisky benefits from added water to release the flavours and bouquet. Some also should be drunk neat. Depends on the individual whisky.

As Shooey states, too easy to get drunk on it, that's why I only drink whisky alone, never in public.


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#31 2010-05-25 13:38:08

4F Hepcat
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Popeye Doyle wrote:

I'm addicted to the peat. Drank Laphroiag but lately I can hardly tell it from apple cider.  Bought the Cask Strength and it nearly burned out my esophagus but still not enough peat. I found some Bruichladdich Islay--the Norrie Cambell Tribute Bottling 3D3 with extra extra peat.  When I open the bottle people in other rooms come in looking for the wet campfire but it still doesn't have that zing that the Laphroiag used to have.  It was okay, but very expensive and horribly over-packaged with tons of bullshit marketing material to make me feel like I'm so goddamn special.  I appreciate what they are forced to do to make a buck but it's out of control.
I'm saving the small amount I have left for a friend who's visiting next week, so tonight I'm going with a small amount of a good working copy Islay by Bowmore.

Any peaty recommendations greatly appreciated.

You want to try the Laphroiag Quarter Cask - so peaty its undrinkable. Then there's all those peaty "monster" blends doing the rounds, enticing the innocent into a world of phenol delight.

I had one bottle of the Laphroiag 15year old that was superb, then all the other bottles I bought of this were crap. They've brought out the 18year old to replace it, but its not so good.

Ledaing is more affordable then Laphroiag and equally peaty, but if Laphroiag ain't peaty enough for you, what's left to drink?


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#32 2010-05-25 13:55:11

Kingstonian
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Had Westerham Perle earlier today in Kingston's Wetherspoons, which was full of people you would not aspire to be. Got served quickly though.

The beer was nice though and not too alcoholic - a good alternative to lagers. I just had the one pint and left.

Summer Perle Golden Ale ® 3.8% - May - Sep
Summer Perle was originally brewed in 2004 to commemorate the 30th (Pearl) Anniversary of the Canterbury Beer Festival. It was a huge success. It was the fastest selling beer at the Maidstone Beer Festival and was delivered to several other beer festivals by special request. It has now been added to the range as our summer seasonal. This golden ale is dry hopped with Hallertauer Perle hops which impart a spicy and refreshing finish to this summer ale.

 

#33 2010-05-25 13:58:48

JohnL
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From: Oxford, UK
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

4F Hepcat wrote:

The_Shooman wrote:

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

You don't add water to whisky,

So true, it destroys the drink. So does ice. Best to have it on it's own. That being said, l haven't had a whiskey in years....too easy to get pissed on that stuff.

I disagree, some whisky benefits from added water to release the flavours and bouquet. Some also should be drunk neat. Depends on the individual whisky.

As Shooey states, too easy to get drunk on it, that's why I only drink whisky alone, never in public.

I agree ice is a no-no but most recommend a little water, for serious smoky Islay malts I prefer c 50:50 but I only drink it occasionally due to it's strength. Nice little article here http://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/how-to-drink.htm on the subject.

I'm currently well into a bottle of Ch La Tour-de-By (Bordeaux Cru Grand Bourgeois) 2001 which is a little past its best, so will have to finish off the rest of the case quickly before starting on the 3 cases of 2005 and the other later vintages in the cellar :-)


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#34 2010-05-26 02:51:01

Maximilien de Robespierre
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

"Liquid Crack":

http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/cisco.jpg

Last edited by Maximilien de Robespierre (2010-05-26 02:52:03)


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#35 2010-05-26 11:39:40

ckav
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Lion Coffee 100% kona whole bean. I used my brass turkish grinder and a blue enameled, speckleware cowboy coffeepot. Water was bottled, rotated out from my earthquake emergency stash. I finished my A.M. shave with my favourite aftershave, close sillage. The combination of mingling scents as coffeecup meets lips is quiete nice, and personal.

 

#36 2010-05-26 11:48:44

Film Noir Buff
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Maximilien de Robespierre wrote:

"Liquid Crack":

http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/cisco.jpg

What is that?

http://www.bumwine.com/cisco.html

Greeeat...


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#37 2010-05-26 12:08:54

JohnL
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Maximilien de Robespierre wrote:

"Liquid Crack":

http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/cisco.jpg

What is that?

http://www.bumwine.com/cisco.html

Greeeat...

I followed that link and Google Ads put up an Ad for Laithwaites UK’s “Biggest Home Delivery Wine Co” who specialise in low end products at not quite low end prices. Wonder if they would appreciate the linkage :-)


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#38 2010-05-26 12:09:17

ckav
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

After reading that I have a urge to clear my palet. Everclear would work.

 

#39 2010-05-26 12:52:55

Bishop of Briggs
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Old Speckled Hen.


Contrary to lies of FNB and Woofboxer, I (and most of the other "Buff Bastards") have been banned from posting on this forum. There are only a few posters left so don't waste your time on here. This forum is now dead!

 

#40 2010-05-26 14:12:12

shamrockmonkey
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Maximilien de Robespierre wrote:

"Liquid Crack":

http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/cisco.jpg

What is that?

http://www.bumwine.com/cisco.html

Greeeat...

havent seen that shit in years. they still make it?

the worst/best one was peaches'n'cream, which doesnt appear on the site.

Last edited by shamrockmonkey (2010-05-26 14:17:17)


I brush my teeth with minty paste/I hate when Liquor goes to waste.

 

#41 2010-05-26 14:24:44

Film Noir Buff
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

shamrockmonkey wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Maximilien de Robespierre wrote:

"Liquid Crack":

http://www.bumwine.com/bumwine/cisco.jpg

What is that?

http://www.bumwine.com/cisco.html

Greeeat...

havent seen that shit in years. they still make it?

the worst/best one was peaches'n'cream, which doesnt appear on the site.

http://www.cheapercigars.com/product14191.html


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#42 2010-05-26 14:26:32

heikki k
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Velkopopovicky Kozel: Czech lager.


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#43 2010-05-26 15:02:02

shamrockmonkey
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

kozel may be the best beer ever, in the pilsner/lager/light colored category. ambrosial nectar. the only place that sold it was the place we got cisco at, in a crime ridden suburb by ohare airport which is known for its "fashion show" bars. 10 yrs ago they stopped selling it and life has gone downhill ever since.

apparently, according to the croat friend who turned me on to it, "kozel" is "goat" in all the slavic languages. in an age of beers named after bicycle parts, inane pop-cultural references, pseudo-literary characters, and the like, a beer called " Goat" has a definite place.


I brush my teeth with minty paste/I hate when Liquor goes to waste.

 

#44 2010-05-26 15:17:58

formby
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

shamrockmonkey wrote:

kozel may be the best beer ever, in the pilsner/lager/light colored category. ambrosial nectar. the only place that sold it was the place we got cisco at, in a crime ridden suburb by ohare airport which is known for its "fashion show" bars. 10 yrs ago they stopped selling it and life has gone downhill ever since.

apparently, according to the croat friend who turned me on to it, "kozel" is "goat" in all the slavic languages. in an age of beers named after bicycle parts, inane pop-cultural references, pseudo-literary characters, and the like, a beer called " Goat" has a definite place.

Pilsner Urquell is another great Czech brew. Czech beer is the only beer I know off that you don't wake up with a hangover even if you've hammered it the night before.

No shitty chemicals in it.


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#45 2010-05-26 16:03:46

Kingstonian
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

They sell Kozel in Wetherspoons though they do not use the difficult first name. They also sell German Tucher wheat beer now as well as Erdinger. Good prices as usual

Polish beer is everywhere now as Poles are everywhere. I had a Tyskie from Tesco earlier. At 5.6% it is not a session beer.

Having a nice cup of tea now. Red Label. Milk and sugar.

 

#46 2010-05-26 16:15:16

Bob Loblaw
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

http://drubk.com/thumbs/th_1274910077-101.jpg

 

#47 2010-05-26 18:40:05

John Rotten
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

ckav wrote:

And now, a igent question. When adding water to whiskey, is it cold,room temperature,with ice or a simple matter of preference? I always took mine neat, but am told water can open up the flavour?

Personal preference and depends on proof of the whiskey in my opinion.  I cannot enjoy high proof bourbons (anything over 120 proof) as the heat of the alcohol can overpower the flavors.  If it's over 120 proof, I'll add about 1/4 oz of water (cold or warm, no difference to me) to mellow the whiskey.  Anything under this, and I will usually drink it straight up.  Water is really only diluting the alcohol, and doesn't do much to the flavor so long as you don't overdo it.  I'd never mix more than 1 part water to 4 parts whiskey.

 

#48 2010-05-26 18:42:13

John Rotten
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

three ounces of Hudson Baby Bourbon, straight.  Very young bourbon but intense, especially if you like a mashbill that's heavy on the corn..

 

#49 2010-05-26 23:02:32

Maximilien de Robespierre
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Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

Alright, I'm off the Canadian and bumwine, and have replenished my larder.  Tonight, its a tumbler of 12 year-old Redbreast after a boeuf bourguignon accompanied by a Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2004.  The Barossa Valley is a bargain hunter's paradise.

Last edited by Maximilien de Robespierre (2010-05-27 00:27:07)


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#50 2010-05-27 00:14:02

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: What are you drinking at the moment ?

More Iced Coffee.

Tried Iced Tea yesterday afternoon. Nasty. I had to have a Pimms afterwards & Lord knows I'm not keen on Pimms either.

Maybe I'll go back to drinking Tonic Water...

 

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