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2013-10-14 07:58:12 PM  
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Next up: Squares vs. Rectangles...everything you need to know to not sound like a dumbass
 
2013-10-14 08:07:36 PM  
As someone who is on his third WHISKY....


I toast everyone and their differing tastes.  May we all meet again south of sobriety.
 
2013-10-14 08:25:43 PM  

PainInTheASP: As someone who is on his third WHISKY....


I toast everyone and their differing tastes.  May we all meet again south of sobriety.


I'll drink to that.  It's rum but..  to drink!
 
2013-10-14 08:26:32 PM  
I prefer Scotch.
 
2013-10-14 08:26:37 PM  
What about scotch.
 
2013-10-14 08:26:50 PM  
The only way not to sound like a dumbass in that setup is to say "Sorry, I'm not a lush like you."
 
2013-10-14 08:27:14 PM  
I take a bourbon drink, I take a whisky drink, and when I have to pee I use the kitchen sink.
 
2013-10-14 08:27:24 PM  
Stuck drinking beer tonight. Not happy without bourbon.
 
2013-10-14 08:28:54 PM  
Easy to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.
 
2013-10-14 08:29:12 PM  
*sips bourbon*
 
2013-10-14 08:31:30 PM  

PainInTheASP: As someone who is on his third WHISKY....


I toast everyone and their differing tastes.  May we all meet again south of sobriety.


as someone who is drinking a largish glass of Irish Whiskey, I agree with you sir.
/personally find bourbon too sweet, scotch too smokey, and rye too.... well, i just never developed a taste for rye.
//drink what you like, fark what everyone else thinks.
 
2013-10-14 08:31:51 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: PainInTheASP: As someone who is on his third WHISKY....


I toast everyone and their differing tastes.  May we all meet again south of sobriety.

I'll drink to that.  It's rum but..  to drink!


A tip o' the cap to the captain!

/sharing a fifth of morgan 100 with the wife tonight
//have to get up early tomorrow, so no flammable liquors
 
2013-10-14 08:32:11 PM  
All that and it had the debunked, old-timey tongue-tastebud graphic?

No phrenologists model of a skull, and an explanation of how Makers Mark is brewed by Aryans?
 
2013-10-14 08:34:33 PM  
It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad
 
2013-10-14 08:36:28 PM  
This kind of list appeals strongly to 20-something men who think that deep knowledge of liquors makes them more cultured.

It's the same thing that sells 80 dollar t-shirts and badger bristle shaving brushes: insecurity.
 
2013-10-14 08:36:42 PM  

illannoyin: It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad


you break out in woad and rebellion?
 
2013-10-14 08:37:04 PM  
The only thing about bourbon or whiskey that ever bother me is when somebody spells them wrong. Otherwise, drink up. Get drunk off yer tits.

I've got me a bit of Sailor Jerry's in the cupboard that I think I'll finish off. I'm suddenly thirsty.
 
2013-10-14 08:37:22 PM  
Find Lion's Pride whiskey; Koval distillery out of Chicago.

Their rye in new barrels is like drinking America.
 
2013-10-14 08:37:38 PM  
Sorry, if you drink either, you'll sound like a dumbass.
 
2013-10-14 08:37:46 PM  
Nerds vs Geeks: The one thing you need to know not to sound like a dumbass

1. If you "sound like a dumbass" because you don't know the intricacies of HIS hobby, you're dealing with a geek.

/Infinitive un-split for extra nerd-ness.
 
2013-10-14 08:38:15 PM  
Bourbon goes with Mountain Dew, Whiskey mixes better with Dr. Pepper
 
2013-10-14 08:39:38 PM  
Single malt, standing by
 
2013-10-14 08:39:54 PM  
Maker's Mark was a great tour.  Doubly so if you're an Ambassador to pick up bottles from your batch.
 
2013-10-14 08:39:56 PM  

illannoyin: It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad


Sweet, sweet bourbon... brownest of the brown liquors.

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2013-10-14 08:41:27 PM  
If it isn't from Kentucky, it isn't really Bourbon.
 
2013-10-14 08:41:51 PM  

illannoyin: It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad


The_Original_Roxtar: illannoyin: It's really easy for me.

Tanqueray and tonic please.

/Can't have the brown liquor
//The chemical reaction it has with my Scottish blood is very bad

you break out in woad and rebellion?


Funny! I have a similar problem. I can drink rum, botanical gin, wine, and cactus juice and be fine. I'm a jolly drunk. I drink grain alcohol though, look out. Makes me a mean mofo.

Mmm, now I am thinking about Bombay Sapphire and some tonic water. With lime. And there is none in the house to be had. Goddamn.

I can drink a seemingly endless supply of red wine with very little signs of becoming drunk and it never gives me a hangover. Can't drink white wine though. Instant migraine. Ugh. And it tastes nasty! Hurrrghrumph!

/Shudders violently at the thought.
 
2013-10-14 08:42:24 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: This kind of list appeals strongly to 20-something men who think that deep knowledge of liquors makes them more cultured.

It's the same thing that sells 80 dollar t-shirts and badger bristle shaving brushes: insecurity.


As a 20 something man, I sort of agree. However, I do like knowing why I like what I like so I can try new bourbons/whiskys/scotches and have an idea of what to expect.
 
2013-10-14 08:43:30 PM  
Scotch represented in this thread?  Good.
 
2013-10-14 08:43:40 PM  

ghall3: AverageAmericanGuy: This kind of list appeals strongly to 20-something men who think that deep knowledge of liquors makes them more cultured.

It's the same thing that sells 80 dollar t-shirts and badger bristle shaving brushes: insecurity.

As a 20 something man, I sort of agree. However, I do like knowing why I like what I like so I can try new bourbons/whiskys/scotches and have an idea of what to expect.


Drink them all. Let the porcelain god sort them out.
 
2013-10-14 08:45:47 PM  

Bob Falfa: Easy to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.


This!
 
2013-10-14 08:46:37 PM  

Izunbacol: All that and it had the debunked, old-timey tongue-tastebud graphic?

No phrenologists model of a skull, and an explanation of how Makers Mark is brewed by Aryans?


Funny how that old diagram persists...I basically learned it in school, forever ago, then learned it was wrong some years back, and I STILL think of the tongue that way, even though I know it's wrong.
 
2013-10-14 08:46:50 PM  
Taddy porter tonight. Not really bourbon weather at the moment, if there is such a thing.
 
2013-10-14 08:47:15 PM  
call me deacon blue
 
2013-10-14 08:47:39 PM  

Bob Falfa: Easy to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.


And not all whiskey is whisky
 
2013-10-14 08:48:03 PM  

Bob Falfa: Easy to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.


Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.
 
2013-10-14 08:48:19 PM  
Awww hell, fine. You twisted my arm. Now I have to go get a glass. The shait I do because of you people around here...


//thank you
 
2013-10-14 08:48:30 PM  

EJ25T: Smeggy Smurf: PainInTheASP: As someone who is on his third WHISKY....


I toast everyone and their differing tastes.  May we all meet again south of sobriety.

I'll drink to that.  It's rum but..  to drink!

A tip o' the cap to the captain!

/sharing a fifth of morgan 100 with the wife tonight
//have to get up early tomorrow, so no flammable liquors


Sailor Jerry here tonight.  Tomorrow, who knows?
 
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2013-10-14 08:50:13 PM  
wichitaleaf : What about scotch.

Let the barbarians have their fun. We can sip Talisker while laughing at them later.
 
2013-10-14 08:51:30 PM  
I drink mostly Bourbon or other whiskeys straight in the winter, gin or vodak in the summer, usually with tonic. But, in these in between seasons, I keep flipping back and forth. I had an amazing rye based cocktail called the Bear Hunter at one of my locals the other night. Maybe fall is now rye season.
 
2013-10-14 08:51:31 PM  

HawgWild: *sips bourbon*


Cheers!

I've got a new terrible habit of taking photos of the whiskies (whiskys?) I try. I feel like such a douche, but I like to be able to have a reference...
 
2013-10-14 08:51:41 PM  

ghall3: AverageAmericanGuy: This kind of list appeals strongly to 20-something men who think that deep knowledge of liquors makes them more cultured.

It's the same thing that sells 80 dollar t-shirts and badger bristle shaving brushes: insecurity.

As a 20 something man, I sort of agree. However, I do like knowing why I like what I like so I can try new bourbons/whiskys/scotches and have an idea of what to expect.


For me, it isn't about being cultured. My liquor tastes are actually pretty narrow and old fashioned. Somewhat obscure even, but not in a hipster sense, just in the sense that the world has gone mad and a bunch of dumb coonts had to go and ruin something good, like a martini. A martini should be a strong piney drink. There should be gin. A tiny bit of vermouth. Or just run through a room with vermouth located nearby. There shouldn't be vodka. And there shouldn't be anything called an appletini or a chocotini or any other dumb crap like that.

Simple pleasures. Like a Tom Collins or an Old Fashioned.

For me, it is a Tall Dark Stranger. Go ahead. Google it. You will not find it. It is a very old, pretty much forgotten drink from a hell of a long time ago. Hemingway loved them and drank them copiously.
 
2013-10-14 08:51:41 PM  

Silverstaff: If it isn't from Kentucky, it isn't really Bourbon.


And if you really want to give some people aneurisms, point out that due to NAFTA regulations, Jack Daniels is technically Bourbon as well.
 
2013-10-14 08:52:32 PM  
Had some Bulleit rye in San Fran.  Different than Canadian rye - had a bit of a scotchish bitter finish (like Aberlour 10 year old) but it grew on me.  Still prefer 40 Creek rye.  But whisky and whiskey are all awesome in my book.
 
2013-10-14 08:52:44 PM  
I had a glass of Ardbeg this past Saturday. Highly recommended if you like turpentine and salt licks.
 
2013-10-14 08:52:53 PM  
Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

Wait, what? JD is fine and all, but not a bourbon.
 
2013-10-14 08:54:48 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: This kind of list appeals strongly to 20-something men who think that deep knowledge of liquors makes them more cultured.

It's the same thing that sells 80 dollar t-shirts and badger bristle shaving brushes: insecurity.


No kidding!  If you are really cultured, you use the entire badger.
 
2013-10-14 08:55:09 PM  
Just stopped by to say this.

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2013-10-14 08:55:19 PM  

mediaseth: Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

Wait, what? JD is fine and all, but not a bourbon.


Annex 313.

Canada and Mexico shall recognize Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey, which is a straight Bourbon Whiskey authorized to be produced only in the State of Tennessee, as distinctive products of the United States. Accordingly, Canada and Mexico shall not permit the sale of any product as Bourbon Whiskey or Tennessee Whiskey, unless it has been manufactured in the United States in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States governing the manufacture of Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey.
 
2013-10-14 08:57:01 PM  

Nogrhi: AverageAmericanGuy: This kind of list appeals strongly to 20-something men who think that deep knowledge of liquors makes them more cultured.

It's the same thing that sells 80 dollar t-shirts and badger bristle shaving brushes: insecurity.

No kidding!  If you are really cultured, you use the entire badger.


Yes. Like the ancient Native Americans did.
 
2013-10-14 08:57:19 PM  

Donnchadha: mediaseth: Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

Wait, what? JD is fine and all, but not a bourbon.

Annex 313.

Canada and Mexico shall recognize Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey, which is a straight Bourbon Whiskey authorized to be produced only in the State of Tennessee, as distinctive products of the United States. Accordingly, Canada and Mexico shall not permit the sale of any product as Bourbon Whiskey or Tennessee Whiskey, unless it has been manufactured in the United States in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States governing the manufacture of Bourbon Whiskey and Tennessee Whiskey.


Well, then NAFTA is wrong. :) It is, at least, a Tennessee Whiskey. We agree there.
 
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