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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:58 am

the difference in the cost:quality ratio between scotch and bourbon is astounding to me
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby count2infinity on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:11 am

what do the gin drinkers here drink? I'm a fan of bombay sapphire and tanqueray rangpur, but have never ventured a lot past those two (other than crappy stuff like seagrams)
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:14 am

i dont drink a lot of gin straight up but i use bombay sapphire for all my gin drinks i make. i like the juniperiness
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby count2infinity on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:15 am

what gin do you drink straight up? sapphire?
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:26 am

i think the more appropriate statement would have been: i never drink gin straight up
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby count2infinity on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:28 am

oh... sorry. misread that. I thought you said you DO drink gin straight up.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:29 am

If you're drinking gin straight, you probably have a problem.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:32 am

count2infinity wrote:oh... sorry. misread that. I thought you said you DO drink gin straight up.


i did say that. i should have worded it differently.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby slappybrown on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:34 am

The most appropriate statement is I never drink gin because: gross bro.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby mikey287 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:34 am

Can't really ever get into gin, but maybe that's because I've only tried cheap garbage...
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:35 am

i never really liked gin until i wanted to try a few different cocktails and i really like gin-based cocktails.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby columbia on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:45 am

mikey287 wrote:Can't really ever get into gin, but maybe that's because I've only tried cheap garbage...


Try a Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic.
If you don't like that, then you probably don't like gin.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby eddysnake on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:47 am

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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby count2infinity on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:50 am

columbia wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Can't really ever get into gin, but maybe that's because I've only tried cheap garbage...


Try a Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic.
If you don't like that, then you probably don't like gin.


:thumb: add a squeeze of lime too.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby mikey287 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:05 pm

count2infinity wrote:
columbia wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Can't really ever get into gin, but maybe that's because I've only tried cheap garbage...


Try a Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic.
If you don't like that, then you probably don't like gin.


:thumb: add a squeeze of lime too.


Thanks, gents. :thumb:
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Sigwolf on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:12 pm

Love, love, love Rangpur in gin & tonics, with regular Tanqueray a fine second choice. Beefeater's will do on the odd chance Tanqueray is unavailable. Do not care for Bombay at all, and would drink something other than gin if that was the only one available. For martini's (ie, straight, because who really needs vermouth?), I like Hendrick's a lot.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Shyster on Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:48 pm

Hendrick's and Bluecoat gin are both very good. If you can find it, Junipero Gin from Anchor Distilling is great.

Speaking of gin, does anyone else like Pimm's No. 1? I've really gotten into Pimm's this summer, and I wish more of the English fruit cups would make their way across the pond. A fruit cup is a liqueur designed to be added to a soft drink like lemonade or ginger ale. Pimm's is based on gin with a bunch of other flavors and liquors added. Take a tall glass, add ice and a big shot of Pimm's, and top off with lemonade. If you have any fruit or garnish around like oranges, strawberries, lemons, limes, mint, etc., throw some in too. Great drink on a hot summer day.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:39 am

anyone know where to get pappy van winkle around here
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:09 am

eddysnake wrote:bulleit and eagle rare for me, don't even need a glass.


inspired by this and slappys suggestion, this gentleman got some bulleit over the weekend and had a glass on the rocks the other night after a day of playing baseball/volleyball.

this gentleman slept well, lets put it that way.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Shyster on Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:19 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:anyone know where to get pappy van winkle around here

Not in PA, apparently. I looked at the LCB's website, and Rip Van Winkle doesn't show up in any of the categories—not even special order.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby PghSkins on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:39 pm

columbia wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Can't really ever get into gin, but maybe that's because I've only tried cheap garbage...


Try a Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic.
If you don't like that, then you probably don't like gin.


Not sure how I missed it earlier, but this guy gets it.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Shyster on Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:30 pm

Gin is essentially a flavored white spirit (basically the original flavored vodka), so the quality of the gin is highly dependent on the quality of the flavorings, the number and proportion of aromatics, and the skill and care in which they are used. More expensive gin is generally going to have more expensive and varied ingredients. It strikes me as something where going cheap is a bad, bad option.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Eismann on Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:52 pm

Was at a wedding this weekend. Open bar at rehearsal dinner had Macallan 18. Thank you, father of the groom.

Related, the bar at the crappy hotel had Macallan 25, which is now going for $800+ a bottle, more than double since 2007. AndImAllLikeWhaaaaaaaaa!?!
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Factorial on Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:21 pm

No drug is worth $800/bottle.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:18 am

Eismann wrote:Was at a wedding this weekend. Open bar at rehearsal dinner had Macallan 18. Thank you, father of the groom.

Related, the bar at the crappy hotel had Macallan 25, which is now going for $800+ a bottle, more than double since 2007. AndImAllLikeWhaaaaaaaaa!?!


wow impressive x2
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