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2013-10-14 07:58:12 PM  
Brought to you by Maker's Mark

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.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
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?
 
pla
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.

img.fark.net
 
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.
 
2013-10-14 08:57:35 PM  
Veteran of the Cola Wars:

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.

http://thedevilledegg-blog.com/2013/02/01/friday-magic-tall-dark-str an ger/
 
2013-10-14 08:59:29 PM  

I'm just asking questions: Veteran of the Cola Wars:

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.

http://thedevilledegg-blog.com/2013/02/01/friday-magic-tall-dark-str an ger/


NOW try it with safe search OFF!!!
 
2013-10-14 08:59:54 PM  

I'm just asking questions: Veteran of the Cola Wars:

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.

http://thedevilledegg-blog.com/2013/02/01/friday-magic-tall-dark-str an ger/


That's something, but that isn't it. Odd. Think that a hundred years from now common drinks will pass their names on to something that is utter crap?
 
2013-10-14 09:00:20 PM  

Fast Talkin Fanny: Just stopped by to say this.

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Yea, you know... I'm reeeeally not a fan of Wild Turkey, but that is one fine bourbon right there. Really sticks in the craw after a sip.
 
2013-10-14 09:00:27 PM  

wichitaleaf: What about scotch.


Similar to whisky, but aged in barrels that were used to make port.
 
2013-10-14 09:01:31 PM  
Rye: the master whiskey.
 
2013-10-14 09:02:09 PM  
one bourbon one scotch one beer.
That's all I have to say, except I love the taste of a good bourbon with a couple of ice cubes and the way the flavor changes as they melt.
 
2013-10-14 09:03:22 PM  
boozedancing.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-14 09:03:29 PM  

Elzar: 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.


Must disagree. Weller bourbon is far superior.
 
2013-10-14 09:05:06 PM  

Donnchadha: due to NAFTA regulations, Jack Daniels is technically Bourbon as well.


Huh. Check that out.

NAFTA Annex 313: Distinctive Products

1. 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.

Link
 
2013-10-14 09:06:27 PM  
Just got home after receiving a really good job offer after six months on the sidelines.

Gentlemen, Ladies and Farkers, enjoy your whisky no matter what it is or how you spell it.

I know I will!

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-14 09:07:08 PM  
When I'm slumming, I'll have Jack and Vernors, otherwise Woodford, or Bulleit. Not that nasty rye shiat either.
 
2013-10-14 09:08:00 PM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: 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.


That sounds extraordinarily hipster to me

Instead if reveling in your secret knowledge, how about sharing it?
 
2013-10-14 09:08:20 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: wichitaleaf: What about scotch.

Similar to whisky, but aged in barrels that were used to make port.


Scotch is whiskey -- just whiskey made in Scotland.
 
2013-10-14 09:08:29 PM  
mediaseth: Second axiom of whiskey: No finer bourbon then Jack Daniels.

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

Blech.
Just got back from England. Every time I tried to order a bourbon, I was offered Jack Daniel's.
Blech.
 
2013-10-14 09:08:57 PM  
Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?
 
2013-10-14 09:09:04 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.

 
2013-10-14 09:09:24 PM  

shuntman: Just got home after receiving a really good job offer after six months on the sidelines.

Gentlemen, Ladies and Farkers, enjoy your whisky no matter what it is or how you spell it.

I know I will!

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Congrats! And enjoy yer whiskey!
 
2013-10-14 09:09:39 PM  

shuntman: Just got home after receiving a really good job offer after six months on the sidelines.

Gentlemen, Ladies and Farkers, enjoy your whisky no matter what it is or how you spell it.

I know I will!

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Sir, a toast to your good fortune!  (in my case this evening, Old No. 7 with a couple of cubes)
 
2013-10-14 09:09:43 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.


Whats wrong with brush shaving? Nobody even sees you do it
 
2013-10-14 09:10:06 PM  
Woopsie. Point, that is.
 
2013-10-14 09:10:23 PM  

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

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

Blech.
Just got back from England. Every time I tried to order a bourbon, I was offered Jack Daniel's.
Blech.


Go to Britain. Order American whiskey.

Ultimate hipster level achieved.
 
2013-10-14 09:10:42 PM  
How about not drinking either, because why would you want to ruin good alcohol by putting it into filthy barrels?
 
2013-10-14 09:10:46 PM  

gte269: 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.


what list is that?  a list of two things:

1) Bourbon
2) Whiskey

yean im so cultured now
 
2013-10-14 09:10:57 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


Hey, wait... you aren't that sorority chick are you?
 
2013-10-14 09:11:03 PM  

shuntman: Just got home after receiving a really good job offer after six months on the sidelines.

Gentlemen, Ladies and Farkers, enjoy your whisky no matter what it is or how you spell it.

I know I will!

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Congrats and that bottle looks so cool.You just know good stuff is in it, enjoy.
 
2013-10-14 09:11:18 PM  
This is Willett.

i47.photobucket.com

If you see it, buy it. Drink it. It will end all arguments as to what is the finest Bourbon on the market.
 
2013-10-14 09:11:55 PM  

LandOfChocolate: 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.

Whats wrong with brush shaving? Nobody even sees you do it


The brushes aren't sharp enough and no amount of stripping will fix that.
 
2013-10-14 09:12:30 PM  

Nogrhi: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

Hey, wait... you aren't that sorority chick are you?


Naw. Big thumbs, small phone.
 
2013-10-14 09:12:33 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Veteran of the Cola Wars: 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.

That sounds extraordinarily hipster to me

Instead if reveling in your secret knowledge, how about sharing it?


Though I will agree that a Tom Collins is a fine summertime drink.

/ and a Martini with no vermouth is really just cold gin -- I know it's fashionable to like them "dry" to the point of being cold gin rather than a mixed drink (Winston Churchill apparently liked them that way), but its an order that just screams "alcoholic".  ...may as well order a Long Island iced tea.
 
2013-10-14 09:12:46 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.


You shut your whore mouth about badger bristle brushes. I love my Thäter two band. Sure, it cost more than the "tuition" fees for two weeks at my son's preschool but it's like a baby's butt, a kitten and a cloud had a love child and I get to rub my face with it.
/Nevermind that I use my $16 Omega 10095 more often because of some ingrained guilt complex from my insane parents that doesn't allow me to enjoy nice things.
 
2013-10-14 09:12:56 PM  

LandOfChocolate: That sounds extraordinarily hipster to me

Instead if reveling in your secret knowledge, how about sharing it?


It's a chick drink. Picture something with an umbrella in it, but purple instead of red or orange.
 
2013-10-14 09:13:17 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Nogrhi: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

Hey, wait... you aren't that sorority chick are you?

Naw. Big thumbs, small phone.


I guessed but it really made me chuckle so I had to share.  :)
 
2013-10-14 09:14:49 PM  
Sadly,I am not in the mood for bourbon. My martini, however, is a tad strong and tastes like gin. It is an awesome man's drink
 
2013-10-14 09:14:49 PM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: Hemingway loved them and drank them copiously.


Along with everything else within arm's length.
 
2013-10-14 09:14:52 PM  

Gonz: This is Willett.

[i47.photobucket.com image 286x552]

If you see it, buy it. Drink it. It will end all arguments as to what is the finest Bourbon on the market.


Local pub here in the UK has a bottle of that behind the bar. I'd try it but I don't actually like bourbon.
 
2013-10-14 09:16:35 PM  
rye on the rocks for me, please
 
2013-10-14 09:17:47 PM  
Maker's Mark is too sweet unless you are making a sweet cocktail like an Old Fashioned and, if you are doing that, you might as well use Jim Beam.
 
2013-10-14 09:18:20 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


I'm a cheap bastard. I drink Sailor Jerry. Best rum I've ever had is a Belizian brand called One Barrel. I honestly don't know if it's the greatest thing I've ever drunk, but some good memories go with it. I need to find another bottle and compare.
 
2013-10-14 09:19:29 PM  
Also, if you want something classic without sounding like a hipster or snob, find a bottle of something bottled in bond.

Not a single barrel, but from a single year. 100 proof, so it's got a kick. And it's the type of stuff your Grandpa drank before he had sexytime with Grandma.
 
2013-10-14 09:20:59 PM  
Peasants.

The Macallen. Neat.
 
2013-10-14 09:21:13 PM  

spunkymunky: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

I'm a cheap bastard. I drink Sailor Jerry. Best rum I've ever had is a Belizian brand called One Barrel. I honestly don't know if it's the greatest thing I've ever drunk, but some good memories go with it. I need to find another bottle and compare.


Why thank you. Sailor's isn't bad, but occasionally I long for something more refined.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:08 PM  

gte269: gte269: 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.

what list is that?  a list of two things:

1) Bourbon
2) Whiskey

yean im so cultured now


So a short list isn't a list? Is there a minimum length to officially be a list? Years of list making give you a bit more knowledge of what a list is than anyone else?

I bet you were making lists before it was cool.

A list hipster. Now I've seen everything.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:39 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Veteran of the Cola Wars: 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.

That sounds extraordinarily hipster to me

Instead if reveling in your secret knowledge, how about sharing it?


Can do. Rum, darker the better. Black-strap molasses is best. Chocolate liqueur, high proof. Shouldn't be sweet. And Coke. HFCS Coke tastes terrible if you use it. Adjust what goes in to yer liking. I take a big highball glass, add ice, fill it about half full of rum, add a splash of liqueur, and fill it the rest of the way with Coke from the Mexican mart. The drink is dark, sort of bitter, and tastes like how a Hemingway story reads.

Be wary of many modern chocolate liqueurs. Most of them are for the chocotini fad and are entirely too sweet. It should be damn near black in the bottle and should be marked or labeled as "unsweetened chocolate liqueur" or something to that effect.  It should smell kinda bitter and earthy, like going into an old musty basement.

And this isn't secret knowledge. Just old knowledge that has long since passed away. Nobody cares about it. It is a dusty relic of a bygone era. The sort of crutch used by alcoholic writers and poets when they waxed nostalgic about other bygone eras, where men were men and the world still made sense.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:45 PM  

shuntman: Just got home after receiving a really good job offer after six months on the sidelines.

Gentlemen, Ladies and Farkers, enjoy your whisky no matter what it is or how you spell it.

I know I will!

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Good on ya! Don't drink the entire bottle and then email your potential bosses on what changes they should make, NOW.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:46 PM  

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

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

Blech.
Just got back from England. Every time I tried to order a bourbon, I was offered Jack Daniel's.
Blech.

Go to Britain. Order American whiskey.

Ultimate hipster level achieved.


Not a hipster, just every now and then I wanted my familiar bourbon, not warm beer or scotch. Come on, we were there 3 weeks, I only ordered it a few times.
 
2013-10-14 09:23:36 PM  
Coffee is my beer.
 
2013-10-14 09:24:14 PM  
img.fark.net
Want some rye?

'Course ya do.
 
2013-10-14 09:24:43 PM  

TheWhoppah: Maker's Mark is too sweet unless you are making a sweet cocktail like an Old Fashioned and, if you are doing that, you might as well use Jim Beam.


I don't know about you, but I can taste the difference.
 
2013-10-14 09:25:18 PM  

johndalek: rye on the rocks for me, please




Have you tried Pendleton 1910 Rye? It is excellent.
 
2013-10-14 09:25:41 PM  

ElLoco: LandOfChocolate: That sounds extraordinarily hipster to me

Instead if reveling in your secret knowledge, how about sharing it?

It's a chick drink. Picture something with an umbrella in it, but purple instead of red or orange.


Wrong actually. Was totally unawares that the name had been hijacked. My bad.
 
2013-10-14 09:29:43 PM  
Alright, I am going to shamelessly use this thread to solicit information.

I've found I am a real sucker for Jim Beam Devil's Cut. But the snob in me feels kinda weird drinking Jim Beam. Is there a name for that style? Are there similar higher-end bourbons?
 
2013-10-14 09:30:09 PM  

Ooba Tooba: spunkymunky: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

I'm a cheap bastard. I drink Sailor Jerry. Best rum I've ever had is a Belizian brand called One Barrel. I honestly don't know if it's the greatest thing I've ever drunk, but some good memories go with it. I need to find another bottle and compare.

Why thank you. Sailor's isn't bad, but occasionally I long for something more refined.


Mix it with Moxie. It becomes a distinctively different cocktail.
I like to use 3-4oz of rum per can of Moxie for most enjoyable results.
 
2013-10-14 09:32:00 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


I can point you to several.

Ron Zacapa Solera 23 is great, but a bit pricey for what it is.
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is also excellent. It's a little thick/syrupy but it's also utterly delicious.

Coing cheaper than that... I get on well with Havana Club 7. If you're in the USA though, Havana Club 7 is not available because CUBA, and anything going by the Havana Club label in the US is a cheap Bacardi ripoff.

St Lucian Rum is pretty good, I have a lot of time for Chairman's Reserve ("Forgotten Casks" if it's available and not too expensive)
Errrr.... Ron Millionario from Peru is very tasty.

I've probably tried 70ish rums in the last few years, and those are the favourites so far. That I can remember. There seems to be this problem with memory when you sample more than a few in a single evening.
 
2013-10-14 09:33:14 PM  
Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the best thing ever to come out of Kentucky.

/sipping on some  now
 
2013-10-14 09:34:12 PM  

Gothnet: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

I can point you to several.

Ron Zacapa Solera 23 is great, but a bit pricey for what it is.
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is also excellent. It's a little thick/syrupy but it's also utterly delicious.

Coing cheaper than that... I get on well with Havana Club 7. If you're in the USA though, Havana Club 7 is not available because CUBA, and anything going by the Havana Club label in the US is a cheap Bacardi ripoff.

St Lucian Rum is pretty good, I have a lot of time for Chairman's Reserve ("Forgotten Casks" if it's available and not too expensive)
Errrr.... Ron Millionario from Peru is very tasty.

I've probably tried 70ish rums in the last few years, and those are the favourites so far. That I can remember. There seems to be this problem with memory when you sample more than a few in a single evening.


Oh, if you're in the mood for a spiced rum (and I often am), Captain Morgan's Private Stock is delicious. I tend to think that most spiced and flavoured rum is cheating because it's masking the rum flavour with buttloads of vanilla and what have you, but that one is just plain awesome.
 
2013-10-14 09:37:22 PM  
jshine:

Though I will agree that a Tom Collins is a fine summertime drink.

/ and a Martini with no vermouth is really just cold gin -- I know it's fashionable to like them "dry" to the point of being cold gin rather than a mixed drink (Winston Churchill apparently liked them that way), but its an order that just screams "alcoholic".  ...may as well order a Long Island iced tea.


Yes. If you do add vermouth, a tiny splash should be added to the shaker, shaken around sans ice, and the excess poured out. Give it to the dog or something. Pour it in a houseplant.

The problem is, there is this margin. A tiny bit is fantastic when applied right. The problem lies in application. Once you cross the line and add even one drop to much, the whole drink is ruined. Takes on a cloying flavour that is gag inducing. And it is damn near impossible to find a bartender that actually knows how to make a proper martini, with all the confusion about vodka martinis and appletinis and pre-measured drink dispensers and whatnot. So it generally isn't safe to order a martini. So, you order straight up gin. Or as you called it, the alcoholic option.

It is best to make them at home.

/A really good martini is a bit like a pan galactic gargle blaster.
//Divine.
///I like mine with sapphire gin.
 
2013-10-14 09:39:40 PM  
There can be only one:

uncrate.com
 
2013-10-14 09:40:49 PM  
Seriously, though.

uncrate.com
 
Skr
2013-10-14 09:41:27 PM  
Interesting diagrams in the article.

Pretty much just drink Jack Daniel's myself. Been mixing it with iced tea to very good effect. Though amusingly Maker's Mark tends to be a bit too sweet for me.
 
2013-10-14 09:42:35 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: gte269: gte269: 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.

what list is that?  a list of two things:

1) Bourbon
2) Whiskey

yean im so cultured now

So a short list isn't a list? Is there a minimum length to officially be a list? Years of list making give you a bit more knowledge of what a list is than anyone else?

I bet you were making lists before it was cool.

A list hipster. Now I've seen everything.


Yeah im so hipster.. i have a list of two things
 
2013-10-14 09:42:37 PM  

I'm just asking questions: Veteran of the Cola Wars:

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.

http://thedevilledegg-blog.com/2013/02/01/friday-magic-tall-dark-str an ger/


Sloe gin?  No wonder he shot himself.
 
2013-10-14 09:44:29 PM  

Gothnet: Gothnet: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

I can point you to several.

Ron Zacapa Solera 23 is great, but a bit pricey for what it is.
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is also excellent. It's a little thick/syrupy but it's also utterly delicious.

Coing cheaper than that... I get on well with Havana Club 7. If you're in the USA though, Havana Club 7 is not available because CUBA, and anything going by the Havana Club label in the US is a cheap Bacardi ripoff.

St Lucian Rum is pretty good, I have a lot of time for Chairman's Reserve ("Forgotten Casks" if it's available and not too expensive)
Errrr.... Ron Millionario from Peru is very tasty.

I've probably tried 70ish rums in the last few years, and those are the favourites so far. That I can remember. There seems to be this problem with memory when you sample more than a few in a single evening.

Oh, if you're in the mood for a spiced rum (and I often am), Captain Morgan's Private Stock is delicious. I tend to think that most spiced and flavoured rum is cheating because it's masking the rum flavour with buttloads of vanilla and what have you, but that one is just plain awesome.


Oh and I suppose if you have money to burn, then stepping up the scale -

Zacapa XO is delicious, but around $100US per bottle.

You should totally get a bottle of Diplomatico Ambassador, at around $300 per bottle, and then give it to me because I've never tasted it...

And if you *really* have money to burn, lay out some cash for a bottle of Black Tot. It's probably not very good, but it's a piece of history - the very last of the traditional British Naval Rum that was issued to all sailors in the Navy (at 11am no less) up until July 1970, when the practice stopped and so did the distilling. Some years later a cache of the stuff was found and it's now for sale at only £610 (~$1000)...
 
2013-10-14 09:46:10 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: gte269: gte269: 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.

what list is that?  a list of two things:

1) Bourbon
2) Whiskey

yean im so cultured now

So a short list isn't a list? Is there a minimum length to officially be a list? Years of list making give you a bit more knowledge of what a list is than anyone else?

I bet you were making lists before it was cool.

A list hipster. Now I've seen everything.


i bet you were making fun of hipsters before making fun of hipsters was cool
 
2013-10-14 09:47:25 PM  

jshine: Tyrone Slothrop: wichitaleaf: What about scotch.

Similar to whisky, but aged in barrels that were used to make port.

Scotch is whiskey -- just whiskey made in Scotland.


I should have been clearer. When I said similar to whiskey, I meant similar to how normal whiskey is made. But the port barrels are an important part of the process.
 
2013-10-14 09:48:38 PM  

gte269: AverageAmericanGuy: gte269: gte269: 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.

what list is that?  a list of two things:

1) Bourbon
2) Whiskey

yean im so cultured now

So a short list isn't a list? Is there a minimum length to officially be a list? Years of list making give you a bit more knowledge of what a list is than anyone else?

I bet you were making lists before it was cool.

A list hipster. Now I've seen everything.

i bet you were making fun of hipsters before making fun of hipsters was cool


I'm so hipster, I burned my mouth the other day.
 
2013-10-14 09:55:23 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


Sailor Jerry's
 
2013-10-14 09:55:57 PM  
+1 for the macellan, here.
 
2013-10-14 09:56:09 PM  
Ummm good

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-14 09:56:53 PM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: jshine:

Though I will agree that a Tom Collins is a fine summertime drink.

/ and a Martini with no vermouth is really just cold gin -- I know it's fashionable to like them "dry" to the point of being cold gin rather than a mixed drink (Winston Churchill apparently liked them that way), but its an order that just screams "alcoholic".  ...may as well order a Long Island iced tea.

Yes. If you do add vermouth, a tiny splash should be added to the shaker, shaken around sans ice, and the excess poured out. Give it to the dog or something. Pour it in a houseplant.

The problem is, there is this margin. A tiny bit is fantastic when applied right. The problem lies in application. Once you cross the line and add even one drop to much, the whole drink is ruined. Takes on a cloying flavour that is gag inducing. And it is damn near impossible to find a bartender that actually knows how to make a proper martini, with all the confusion about vodka martinis and appletinis and pre-measured drink dispensers and whatnot. So it generally isn't safe to order a martini. So, you order straight up gin. Or as you called it, the alcoholic option.

It is best to make them at home.

/A really good martini is a bit like a pan galactic gargle blaster.
//Divine.
///I like mine with sapphire gin.


I'm going to have to call bullshiat on all the vermouth hate. If you are using proper dry vermouth that hasn't been sitting in the fridge for months, it doesn't matter if you get a "drop too much". I could understand a bad martini if some joker grabbed the sweet vermouth instead, but good dry vermouth doesn't kill martinis in any amount.

Martini "connoisseurs" do like to go on about looking at the vermouth bottle or just a drop or pouring in the vermouth and dumping it out to coat the ice. But I'll let you in on a little secret - that's not a real martini. Might as well go ahead and order some pansy appletini if you are going to skimp on the vermouth

/ vermouth
 
2013-10-14 09:58:59 PM  

cretinbob: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

Sailor Jerry's


If there's nothing else.... actually it is nice.
 
2013-10-14 10:01:36 PM  

cretinbob: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

Sailor Jerry's


Myers.

Pyrat XO.

Tried a rum called "Kraken" a while back. It wasn't terrible. Jury is still out for me if I like it.
 
2013-10-14 10:04:29 PM  

Elzar: Veteran of the Cola Wars: jshine:

Though I will agree that a Tom Collins is a fine summertime drink.

/ and a Martini with no vermouth is really just cold gin -- I know it's fashionable to like them "dry" to the point of being cold gin rather than a mixed drink (Winston Churchill apparently liked them that way), but its an order that just screams "alcoholic".  ...may as well order a Long Island iced tea.

Yes. If you do add vermouth, a tiny splash should be added to the shaker, shaken around sans ice, and the excess poured out. Give it to the dog or something. Pour it in a houseplant.

The problem is, there is this margin. A tiny bit is fantastic when applied right. The problem lies in application. Once you cross the line and add even one drop to much, the whole drink is ruined. Takes on a cloying flavour that is gag inducing. And it is damn near impossible to find a bartender that actually knows how to make a proper martini, with all the confusion about vodka martinis and appletinis and pre-measured drink dispensers and whatnot. So it generally isn't safe to order a martini. So, you order straight up gin. Or as you called it, the alcoholic option.

It is best to make them at home.

/A really good martini is a bit like a pan galactic gargle blaster.
//Divine.
///I like mine with sapphire gin.

I'm going to have to call bullshiat on all the vermouth hate. If you are using proper dry vermouth that hasn't been sitting in the fridge for months, it doesn't matter if you get a "drop too much". I could understand a bad martini if some joker grabbed the sweet vermouth instead, but good dry vermouth doesn't kill martinis in any amount.

Martini "connoisseurs" do like to go on about looking at the vermouth bottle or just a drop or pouring in the vermouth and dumping it out to coat the ice. But I'll let you in on a little secret - that's not a real martini. Might as well go ahead and order some pansy appletini if you are going to skimp on the vermouth

/ vermouth


Vermouth is fine if you want to have the delightful aftertaste of St. Joseph's chew-able baby aspirins being burped up all afternoon. At least, that is what it does to me.
 
2013-10-14 10:05:52 PM  
Lagavulin neat. Basil Hayden's in my Manhattan.

/happy man
 
2013-10-14 10:07:05 PM  

BadReligion: johndalek: rye on the rocks for me, please

Have you tried Pendleton 1910 Rye? It is excellent.


ive heard that--have not had the pleasure of trying
 
2013-10-14 10:08:26 PM  
Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
www.bourbonblog.com
I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
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2013-10-14 10:09:44 PM  
Scotch is for Mountain Dew, Whiskey is for Coke, but I found the best mixed drink for Bourbon is this:

Step 1: Pour the desired amount of bourbon into a glass

There is no Step 2.

/we will also allow Crown Royal to be mixed this way
 
2013-10-14 10:12:47 PM  
As long as it gets me drunk, I could care less.
 
2013-10-14 10:13:01 PM  

pla: wichitaleaf : What about scotch.

Let the barbarians have their fun. We can sip Talisker while laughing at them later.


I have a new bottle of Talisker I need to start working on so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-10-14 10:15:04 PM  
Gee! Thanks, Maker's Mark!
 
2013-10-14 10:17:06 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


Zacapa "shiatload of years old". I disremember how many, but I remember it was as expensive as good scotch, and as delicious straight up at room temperature as good scotch.
 
2013-10-14 10:18:36 PM  

SpaceBison: As long as it gets me drunk, I could care less.


Let me introduce you to an interesting concoction that I sampled a few months ago.

2 parts Gatorade, one part pure distilled spirits.

You've never been so drunk as when you've been drinking 70 proof Gatorade all night...

Best part:  No hangover ever.
 
2013-10-14 10:25:43 PM  

Gothnet: Gothnet: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

I can point you to several.

Ron Zacapa Solera 23 is great, but a bit pricey for what it is.
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is also excellent. It's a little thick/syrupy but it's also utterly delicious.

Coing cheaper than that... I get on well with Havana Club 7. If you're in the USA though, Havana Club 7 is not available because CUBA, and anything going by the Havana Club label in the US is a cheap Bacardi ripoff.

St Lucian Rum is pretty good, I have a lot of time for Chairman's Reserve ("Forgotten Casks" if it's available and not too expensive)
Errrr.... Ron Millionario from Peru is very tasty.

I've probably tried 70ish rums in the last few years, and those are the favourites so far. That I can remember. There seems to be this problem with memory when you sample more than a few in a single evening.

Oh, if you're in the mood for a spiced rum (and I often am), Captain Morgan's Private Stock is delicious. I tend to think that most spiced and flavoured rum is cheating because it's masking the rum flavour with buttloads of vanilla and what have you, but that one is just plain awesome.


Flor de cana is nice. Dark and smooth.
 
2013-10-14 10:25:55 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


Flor de Caña. Best rum I've ever had.
 
2013-10-14 10:32:18 PM  

mr intrepid: Flor de cana is nice. Dark and smooth.


That is another good smooth one. Some of the older El Dorado's are good too.

Veteran of the Cola Wars: Tried a rum called "Kraken" a while back. It wasn't terrible. Jury is still out for me if I like it.


It's drinkable but overly flavoured IMHO. Not bad but not great.
 
2013-10-14 10:33:11 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.


NAFTA changed nothing. Even the language quoted shows no change. Bourbon is bourbon wherever in the US it is made. Always has been. There is great bourbon made in many states. Heck, California is home to some of the finest.
 
2013-10-14 10:34:38 PM  

BadReligion: I prefer Scotch.


wichitaleaf: What about scotch.


Really took 4 comments before this? This should have been the boobies and everyone else making comments about thread closed!!!
 
2013-10-14 10:38:44 PM  

areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
[www.bourbonblog.com image 450x550]
I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
[img.fark.net image 600x514]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x593]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]


That's rather impressive.
 
2013-10-14 10:43:21 PM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: 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.


Mine is a blood and sand. Same fate as the TDS without the literary endorsement.
 
2013-10-14 10:44:33 PM  

areeves79: Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:


Eagle Rare is fascinating to me- neat, it's a phenomenal Bourbon. As soon as you mix it with anything, including a single cube of ice, it transforms into a flavorless grain alcohol.
 
2013-10-14 10:46:59 PM  

eas81: BadReligion: I prefer Scotch.

wichitaleaf: What about scotch.

Really took 4 comments before this? This should have been the boobies and everyone else making comments about thread closed!!!




I posted as quick as I could.
 
2013-10-14 10:47:27 PM  
I object to one part of the infographic as it pertains to faster aging of whiskey in barrels near the roof of the warehouse (the bondhouse, properly). It says that 'heat rises", and this is not exactly true. Hot air rises.


Bookers, glass of ice on the side.
 
2013-10-14 10:48:19 PM  
Gothnet:
Veteran of the Cola Wars: Tried a rum called "Kraken" a while back. It wasn't terrible. Jury is still out for me if I like it.

It's drinkable but overly flavoured IMHO. Not bad but not great.


I bought it for the bottle.  I wouldn't even call it drinkable.  It was an angry black bottle of blech.

I left it at a friend's house and he drank it for me.  Then he accidentally threw out the bottle.

/can't really talk, is drinking Knob Creek at the moment
 
2013-10-14 10:51:40 PM  

Ablejack: 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.

NAFTA changed nothing. Even the language quoted shows no change. Bourbon is bourbon wherever in the US it is made. Always has been. There is great bourbon made in many states. Heck, California is home to some of the finest.


The point of the clause is to prevent Canada and Mexico from distilling their own bourbons and selling them as such. It ensures that anything distilled or sold in Canada/USA/Mexico as "bourbon" is in fact genuine American bourbon. Without the clause, the USA's legal definition of bourbon has no effect in those countries. See also: jurisdiction.
 
2013-10-14 10:54:29 PM  

areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
[www.bourbonblog.com image 450x550]
I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
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Whatever you do, do not open Maker's White.  You will unleash an evil on your stomach and mind, the likes of which few men have seen.
 
2013-10-14 10:54:34 PM  
Thank you all! Knew I could count on Farkers for spirited advice. I shall try all the rum (except maybe that navy stuff).
 
2013-10-14 10:56:49 PM  

areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
[www.bourbonblog.com image 450x550]
I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
[img.fark.net image 600x514]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x593]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
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A pair of recommendations for your cabinet:

cigarbrief.com

I can't stand to see a man have nothing but Glenfidditch in the cabinet for scotch.  Any Islay would help - Oban or Bowmore are also good choices, but Laphroaig Qarter Cask and Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength are my "go-to" scotches. 

As for bourbon, find some of this:

vintageliquor.com

Up until about two years ago it was frustratingly difficult to find (they stopped selling it in the US for something like 40 years for a stupid reason).  Fortunately, that has changed.
 
2013-10-14 10:57:41 PM  
Hello

www.skinnerinc.com
 
2013-10-14 10:58:33 PM  

FredSpeaks: areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
[www.bourbonblog.com image 450x550]
I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
[img.fark.net image 600x514]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x593]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]

Whatever you do, do not open Maker's White.  You will unleash an evil on your stomach and mind, the likes of which few men have seen.


I made that mistake already, it is indeed evil.
 
2013-10-14 11:00:00 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: one bourbon one scotch one beer.
That's all I have to say, except I love the taste of a good bourbon with a couple of ice cubes and the way the flavor changes as they melt.


This
 
2013-10-14 11:02:04 PM  

rattchett: 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.


Bulleit rye is awesome sipped once decanted. It has an amazing up front sweetness, not overpowering, and needs no mixer. I bought a bottle of the rye and the Bourbon at the same time. Still mixing the first bottle of bourbon, have sipped through 3 bottles of rye.
 
2013-10-14 11:03:15 PM  
FightDirector:

A pair of recommendations for your cabinet:

[cigarbrief.com image 301x400]

I can't stand to see a man have nothing but Glenfidditch in the cabinet for scotch.  Any Islay would help - Oban or Bowmore are also good choices, but Laphroaig Qarter Cask and Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength are my "go-to" scotches.


I'll have to look for that scotch, to be honest I've not have much luck with finding a scotch that I like. However I've tried very few, I'll keep searching

As for bourbon, find some of this:

[vintageliquor.com image 500x500]

Up until about two years ago it was frustratingly difficult to find (they stopped selling it in the US for something like 40 years for a stupid reason).  Fortunately, that has changed.


My dad has some of the Four Roses, it's not bad. I tried a few different kinds when I went on their tour 2 years ago.
 
2013-10-14 11:05:48 PM  
Let me see what the Kirkland bottle says-

Ahhh, bourbon!
 
2013-10-14 11:06:59 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: Hello

[www.skinnerinc.com image 219x300]


I got to try that, along with the 10, 15, & 20 yr old, last year when I took my dad to the father's day event at Buffalo Trace. That was some amazing stuff.
 
2013-10-14 11:07:12 PM  
I have space in my cabinet, a couple hundred bucks and a liquor store across the street.  I thank you all for your input into my purchases for tomorrow.
 
2013-10-14 11:08:24 PM  

BKITU: Ablejack: 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.

NAFTA changed nothing. Even the language quoted shows no change. Bourbon is bourbon wherever in the US it is made. Always has been. There is great bourbon made in many states. Heck, California is home to some of the finest.

The point of the clause is to prevent Canada and Mexico from distilling their own bourbons and selling them as such. It ensures that anything distilled or sold in Canada/USA/Mexico as "bourbon" is in fact genuine American bourbon. Without the clause, the USA's legal definition of bourbon has no effect in those countries. See also: jurisdiction.


Right, I can see that. But the clause did not change it so bourbon (made in the US) could be made outside of Kentucky. That's what I was replying toward; the claim that it was because of NAFTA bourbon could be made anywhere in the US. But I do appreciate you clarifying the intent of the clause.
 
2013-10-14 11:15:54 PM  
Count me amongst the rye drinkers. I strongly prefer it over bourbon or any other American whiskeys. It's got a wonderful zing to it.

/Bulleit
//Redemption
///Knob Creek
////Yum
 
2013-10-14 11:21:07 PM  

TheWhoppah: Maker's Mark is too sweet unless you are making a sweet cocktail like an Old Fashioned and, if you are doing that, you might as well use Jim Beam.


Or you could just make the old fashioned with rye, the way it's supposed to be made.
 
2013-10-14 11:30:39 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: Hello

[www.skinnerinc.com image 219x300]


Pappy boldly enters the thread and kicks everyone's ass!
 
2013-10-14 11:34:02 PM  

kptchris: [boozedancing.files.wordpress.com image 850x850]


Oh, sweet Jesus, yes!
 
2013-10-14 11:35:26 PM  
Think I'll finish Thanksgiving Day (Canada) with the last of the Archive 21.
www.islandnet.com
 
2013-10-14 11:35:30 PM  

TheManofPA: There can be only one: (followed by pic of Macallan 18)


I confess I have been unfaithful:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

on more than one occasion. :>/

I haven't had any in years, but I was stationed at one time with a fine gentleman who married a Scottish lass while stationed there - he only broke out the single malt for special occasions, instead choosing to drink, iirc:

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

possibly one of the aged variety, I honestly don't remember.


Bourbon in excess and I are not friends the next morning. I do enjoy an occasional taste of:
.
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

/Sidetrack, but yesterday I discovered if it is 'mixed drinks' night, and you want to boost the alcohol, (and imho taste), substitute Harlequin liqueur for triple-sec. Oh, my. And, going the other way - reducing you're alcoholic intake, substitute Aperol for Campari... Sorry if that is noob knowledge, it was new to me :)
 
2013-10-14 11:37:57 PM  
This is all I have in the whiskey dept.
www.golocalprov.com
 
2013-10-14 11:38:07 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


My personal favorite is [Ron] Matusalem Clasico, (10 year Solera) at least for sipping. It is described as being Cuban in style but produced in the Dominican. [Republic] I'd say it's pretty decent, but not as excessively sweet as most rums. It's got a fair balance, according to my palate and memory, at least.
 
2013-10-14 11:43:46 PM  

Tired_of_the_BS: Sidetrack, but yesterday I discovered


Yo
 
2013-10-14 11:53:28 PM  
I normally would not click on a sponsored link, except this one was not clearly marked.
 
2013-10-15 12:01:15 AM  
Our double blind jury of twelve found Evan Williams to be the best cheap bourbon.  Eagle Rare and 1792 tied amongst higher end bourbons, both beating more expensive bottles.
 
2013-10-15 12:01:54 AM  

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


Are we brothers?

If so, I may or may not have to kill you, depending on which side of the family you are from!

But until that day comes, cheers!
 
2013-10-15 12:04:47 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Seriously, though.


I'm meh on Yamasaki.

Also, I'm distracted by models drressin only in milk.

http://foodbeast.com/2013/10/09/breathtaking-photos-of-models-wearing - nothing-but-milk/

Nsfw, but mobile fark will probably mange the link anyway.

I'm also meh on mobile Fark.com
 
2013-10-15 12:05:58 AM  

Axel_Gear: This is all I have in the whiskey dept.
[www.golocalprov.com image 360x562]



That looks a wee bit yellow...
 
2013-10-15 12:06:08 AM  
I prefer scotch, but Maker's Mark is pretty good.
 
2013-10-15 12:06:50 AM  

areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":

I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:


Impressive.

I was never able to keep a collection.

Well, not in my belly, I mean.
 
2013-10-15 12:07:09 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-15 12:08:52 AM  

sendtodave: areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":

I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:

Impressive.

I was never able to keep a collection.

Well, not in my belly, I mean.


Not outside my belly, I mean, I mean.

I mean...

Look, what I'm trying to say is that I'm a binge drinking alcoholic.

Isn't that funny?
 
2013-10-15 12:16:32 AM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: jshine:

Though I will agree that a Tom Collins is a fine summertime drink.

/ and a Martini with no vermouth is really just cold gin -- I know it's fashionable to like them "dry" to the point of being cold gin rather than a mixed drink (Winston Churchill apparently liked them that way), but its an order that just screams "alcoholic".  ...may as well order a Long Island iced tea.

Yes. If you do add vermouth, a tiny splash should be added to the shaker, shaken around sans ice, and the excess poured out. Give it to the dog or something. Pour it in a houseplant.

The problem is, there is this margin. A tiny bit is fantastic when applied right. The problem lies in application. Once you cross the line and add even one drop to much, the whole drink is ruined. Takes on a cloying flavour that is gag inducing. And it is damn near impossible to find a bartender that actually knows how to make a proper martini, with all the confusion about vodka martinis and appletinis and pre-measured drink dispensers and whatnot. So it generally isn't safe to order a martini. So, you order straight up gin. Or as you called it, the alcoholic option.

It is best to make them at home.

/A really good martini is a bit like a pan galactic gargle blaster.
//Divine.
///I like mine with sapphire gin.


Get better farking Vermouth! I swear the singular reason that the Martini got so far away from its roots as a cocktail is the arseholes at Rossi that make a truely terrible white Vermouth. Try Vye, it's a very good California brand, I use their red in my Manhattans and it's so superior to Rossi's crap that I can't drink them out anymore unless it's at the local club that makes their own Vermouth (even better than Vye but they don't sell it).
 
2013-10-15 12:19:21 AM  
drinks.seriouseats.com

FTW
 
2013-10-15 12:23:30 AM  

robodog: Veteran of the Cola Wars: jshine:

Though I will agree that a Tom Collins is a fine summertime drink.

/ and a Martini with no vermouth is really just cold gin -- I know it's fashionable to like them "dry" to the point of being cold gin rather than a mixed drink (Winston Churchill apparently liked them that way), but its an order that just screams "alcoholic".  ...may as well order a Long Island iced tea.

Yes. If you do add vermouth, a tiny splash should be added to the shaker, shaken around sans ice, and the excess poured out. Give it to the dog or something. Pour it in a houseplant.

The problem is, there is this margin. A tiny bit is fantastic when applied right. The problem lies in application. Once you cross the line and add even one drop to much, the whole drink is ruined. Takes on a cloying flavour that is gag inducing. And it is damn near impossible to find a bartender that actually knows how to make a proper martini, with all the confusion about vodka martinis and appletinis and pre-measured drink dispensers and whatnot. So it generally isn't safe to order a martini. So, you order straight up gin. Or as you called it, the alcoholic option.

It is best to make them at home.

/A really good martini is a bit like a pan galactic gargle blaster.
//Divine.
///I like mine with sapphire gin.

Get better farking Vermouth! I swear the singular reason that the Martini got so far away from its roots as a cocktail is the arseholes at Rossi that make a truely terrible white Vermouth. Try Vye, it's a very good California brand, I use their red in my Manhattans and it's so superior to Rossi's crap that I can't drink them out anymore unless it's at the local club that makes their own Vermouth (even better than Vye but they don't sell it).


Rossi is the reason for flat, flavorless Manhattans?
 
2013-10-15 12:36:37 AM  

sendtodave: robodog: Veteran of the Cola Wars: jshine:

Though I will agree that a Tom Collins is a fine summertime drink.

/ and a Martini with no vermouth is really just cold gin -- I know it's fashionable to like them "dry" to the point of being cold gin rather than a mixed drink (Winston Churchill apparently liked them that way), but its an order that just screams "alcoholic".  ...may as well order a Long Island iced tea.

Yes. If you do add vermouth, a tiny splash should be added to the shaker, shaken around sans ice, and the excess poured out. Give it to the dog or something. Pour it in a houseplant.

The problem is, there is this margin. A tiny bit is fantastic when applied right. The problem lies in application. Once you cross the line and add even one drop to much, the whole drink is ruined. Takes on a cloying flavour that is gag inducing. And it is damn near impossible to find a bartender that actually knows how to make a proper martini, with all the confusion about vodka martinis and appletinis and pre-measured drink dispensers and whatnot. So it generally isn't safe to order a martini. So, you order straight up gin. Or as you called it, the alcoholic option.

It is best to make them at home.

/A really good martini is a bit like a pan galactic gargle blaster.
//Divine.
///I like mine with sapphire gin.

Get better farking Vermouth! I swear the singular reason that the Martini got so far away from its roots as a cocktail is the arseholes at Rossi that make a truely terrible white Vermouth. Try Vye, it's a very good California brand, I use their red in my Manhattans and it's so superior to Rossi's crap that I can't drink them out anymore unless it's at the local club that makes their own Vermouth (even better than Vye but they don't sell it).

Rossi is the reason for flat, flavorless Manhattans?


Yes! And Angostura bitters don't help much, they're pretty pedestrian, there are a number of better brands out there (my bitters I do get from the local club, they make em from a pre-prohibition recipe, but there are recommendations out there for good commercial varieties for Manhattens)
 
2013-10-15 12:55:19 AM  
THis stuff is soooooo goooood!!!!

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2013-10-15 12:57:20 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-10-15 01:02:18 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2013-10-15 01:04:49 AM  
Bourbon usually comes in a darker color than whisky.  What else do you need to know?
 
2013-10-15 01:13:24 AM  

Mister Peejay: Scotch is for Mountain Dew, Whiskey is for Coke, but I found the best mixed drink for Bourbon is this:

Step 1: Pour the desired amount of bourbon into a glass

There is no Step 2.

/we will also allow Crown Royal to be mixed this way


If ice is allowed I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2013-10-15 01:16:00 AM  

asynchron: Alright, I am going to shamelessly use this thread to solicit information.

I've found I am a real sucker for Jim Beam Devil's Cut. But the snob in me feels kinda weird drinking Jim Beam. Is there a name for that style? Are there similar higher-end bourbons?


Extrapolating from their website, what they're doing is making "swish" (putting water into old barrels, letting it sit for a while, and rotate it periodically - this extracts the alcohol that has soaked into the wood), letting the swish sit for a while supposedly to let it mellow out, and then mixing in regular bourbon into the swish.

Most likely people have made swish as long as there have been used whisk(e)y barrels to make it from.  I've never tried it.  I know someone who has tried it using Crown Royal barrels, who said it essentially tasted like wood-flavoured Crown Royal, and gave him the trots.

If you can find another distiller selling swish or a swish/non-swish mixture, that is what you would be looking for.  I can't say I've come across another.
 
2013-10-15 01:22:42 AM  

Mabman: Extrapolating from their website,


Awesome, thanks for the info!
 
2013-10-15 01:25:39 AM  

sendtodave: Rossi is the reason for flat, flavorless Manhattans?


Yup. Try using Carpano Antica instead of that Rossi crap. A bartender at Morton's made me a Manhattan with Maker's 46, Carpano, and peach bitters. It was delicious.
 
2013-10-15 01:29:05 AM  
Meh, just make your own... not that hard... you can pick up used port barrels pretty cheap, or if youre stilling on a budget, you can easily get old JD and JB barrel pieces to drop in your aging barrels for less than $20...

It's like making your own beer, once you do it, you realize how much better you can do because you aren't trying to make 50000 gallons of it a day for worldwide distribution...
 
2013-10-15 01:33:56 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


Under $35, not overly sweet like every other rum I've tasted.

www.ministryofrum.com
 
2013-10-15 02:00:34 AM  

vapor_trail: Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?

Under $35, not overly sweet like every other rum I've tasted.

[www.ministryofrum.com image 160x250]


That one is a gem! Venezuelan high-end rum is great.

/plus the leather pouch is great for your shiatton of nerdy D&D dice
//or so I've heard
 
2013-10-15 02:29:54 AM  
Whiskey vs Whisky

If you spell color and flavor with a U, you spell whisky without the 'e'.  Generally Whisky is Scotch, Irish, Canadian or Japanese; Whiskey is American.

There is no hard and fast rule, but most all bourbons are spelled Whiskey, which is how I immediately knew this was a Makers Mark ad, because they are the only Bourbon I know that don't.


Some delicious bourbons to try if you haven't had the chance already.  Basil Hayden and Sazerac Rye.

/Trust me, I'm a professional, as you can tell from my handle.
 
2013-10-15 03:18:49 AM  

areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
[www.bourbonblog.com image 450x550]
I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
[img.fark.net image 600x514]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x593]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]
[img.fark.net image 600x450]


Aw yeah, Midnight Moon. I do not understand how they managed to turn apple pie into alcohol, but I love it. bonus points for coming in mason jars... glasses? we don't need no steenking glasses.
 
2013-10-15 03:27:03 AM  

WhiskeyBoy: Whiskey vs Whisky

If you spell color and flavor with a U, you spell whisky without the 'e'.  Generally Whisky is Scotch, Irish, Canadian or Japanese; Whiskey is American.

There is no hard and fast rule, but most all bourbons are spelled Whiskey, which is how I immediately knew this was a Makers Mark ad, because they are the only Bourbon I know that don't.


Some delicious bourbons to try if you haven't had the chance already.  Basil Hayden and Sazerac Rye.

/Trust me, I'm a professional, as you can tell from my handle.


Basil Hayden is good stuff; haven't tried Sazerac Rye, but it apparently comes from the same place as Buffalo Trace. Which is quite nice, though if you think Maker's is too sweet I'd go with something else.
 
2013-10-15 03:45:55 AM  

Gonz: This is Willett.



If you see it, buy it. Drink it. It will end all arguments as to what is the finest Bourbon on the market.


Well, there are at least 2 smrt farkers in this thread. I picked up some a while back and it was by far the best decision of my life.

Now I just need to find more.
 
2013-10-15 03:54:19 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Can anyone pount me to an excellent rum to sample?


Thread's over, I know, but I didn't see anyone point you towards the only correct answers. Nelson's Blood (aka Pusser's Rum) is the best spiced rum. It's so good, there's a documented history of people drinking it even when there's a dead man (Nelson himself) floating in it. 10CANE is one of the best Trinidadian light rums.

Honorable mention to a rum I discovered over the weekend on a trip to Portland: the New Deal Distillery has some bottles of a small batch light rum that they made and then aged in used bourbon casks. It's indescribable. It's also impossible to purchase outside of Oregon since they can't ship it, so you'll have to fly or drive there and sneak your purchase home in a suitcase like I did.
 
2013-10-15 04:35:50 AM  

jankyboy: Lagavulin neat. Basil Hayden's in my Manhattan.

/happy man


Just finished a bottle of 16yr old Lagavulin, fine choice there
 
2013-10-15 06:33:55 AM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: 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.


Dude, hate to break it to you, but you're being a hipster.  Let's review, shall we?  You start by telling us how old-fashioned and obscure your taste is.  You then proceed to knock other people for not doing it right.  Next, you assert a bunch of cliches about how a drink should be made (answer: a drink should be made however the person ordering wants it to be made).

Then you tell us about your favorite drink.  But you don't actually tell us what it is, just that it's so obscure we'll never even be able to find out what it is, and that drinking it puts you in the company of Hemmingway.

In sum: hipster douchery.

That said, while I'm not myself a fan of e.g. appletinis, the suffix "-tini" has come to mean any cocktail based on a clear liquor and served straight up in a cocktail glass, and I'm ok with that.  A vodka martini may not be a "pure" martini, but it conveys exactly what the person ordering wants so it's a good name.  I'd much rather have somebody ask me for a "vodka old-fashioned" (which sounds like a terrible idea, but still) than tell me to "combine three dashes bitters with a teaspoon of simple syrup, muddle an orange, add ice and 2oz vodka, stir, and garnish with orange and cherry" or, worse, invent some cutesy name like an "old boris" and expect me to know what the hell he wants.  Being pedantic about drink names just makes you a silly snob, not tasteful.
 
2013-10-15 07:25:49 AM  
www.3rdcoastclothes.com
 
2013-10-15 07:49:00 AM  

mediaseth: 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.


What was in it?  Closest thing on the net is a "Hunter's Cocktail", which features cherry brandy, which I don't think I'll try...
 
2013-10-15 08:09:57 AM  

farkingismybusiness: I take a bourbon drink, I take a whisky drink, and when I have to pee I use the kitchen sink.


I sing the songs that remind me of the good times, I sing the songs that remind me of the better times...
 
2013-10-15 08:11:41 AM  
pete1729:

Bookers, glass of ice on the side.

Indeed.  There's a bottle on my desk right now, next to 2 bottles of Buffalo Trace's experimental collection.
 
2013-10-15 08:44:44 AM  
It's the Manchester United of Whiskeys
i194.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-15 09:22:59 AM  
I was never much a liquor drinker but a buddy did give my a bottle of Crown for a favor last year and I have to say, I do enjoy the flavor when I'm in the mood.  Makes me think about expanding my liquor cabinet beyond Kaluha, Tanqueray, Goose and Jameson.  I think I may have a little Barcadi in the back still too, collecting dust.

/more into beer
 
2013-10-15 09:25:56 AM  

areeves79: Count me as one of the "drink what you like crowd", if you like it then that's all that matters.

I usually drink Bourbon, but I've been known to drink other spirits & liquors too. I'm usually willing to try something at least once.

This is my current favorite in my "collection":
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I also prefer it chilled.

Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:
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Jesus. Need a roommate?
 
2013-10-15 11:38:03 AM  
I haven't really tried much bourbon or whiskey/whisky, been more into rum's and vodka's than anything else.  The Crown Royal that I bought was alright, but had a great dice bag too, used it for years (still hanging around somewhere).
I have enjoyed Myers Dark, Myers Spiced, a coulple of different varieties of Jamaican light rums, and an occasional Bacardi's (prefer 150).

/Cheers
//10 days to vacation
///working in a "dry" country
////slashies, just cause :D
 
2013-10-15 11:43:56 AM  

Gonz: This is Willett.

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If you see it, buy it. Drink it. It will end all arguments as to what is the finest Bourbon on the market.


This.

Though I will always drink Jack Daniels, from No.7 all the way up to the single barrel.
 
2013-10-15 12:11:37 PM  
To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).
 
2013-10-15 12:24:20 PM  

CrazyCracka420: To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).



Jack is not bourbon.  It's a Tennessee Whiskey.

It does not taste like bourbon.  I can't drink bourbon (due to one miscalculated evening with a 750ml of Makers Mark 11 years ago), but I can drink Jack.

Jack doesn't even call itself a bourbon.
 
2013-10-15 12:29:25 PM  

Bruce Campbell: pete1729:

Bookers, glass of ice on the side.

Indeed.  There's a bottle on my desk right now, next to 2 bottles of Buffalo Trace's experimental collection.


Two bottles of BTX... nice. I drank one of those a few years back, I forget which variety. It was a rare pleasure.
 
2013-10-15 12:30:54 PM  
I LIKE MY WHISKEYZ LIKE I LIKE MY WOMENZ...

...BROWN AND CORNY!


/and making me throw up the next morning
 
2013-10-15 01:00:12 PM  

Lem Motlow: CrazyCracka420: To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).


Jack is not bourbon.  It's a Tennessee Whiskey.

It does not taste like bourbon.  I can't drink bourbon (due to one miscalculated evening with a 750ml of Makers Mark 11 years ago), but I can drink Jack.

Jack doesn't even call itself a bourbon.


They don't call themselves a bourbon because of the whole axiom about "it's not bourbon if it's not from Kentucky" bullshiat.  No reason to even get into that argument if you're a business selling a product.
 
2013-10-15 01:03:14 PM  

CrazyCracka420: Lem Motlow: CrazyCracka420: To the people saying Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, you're wrong. Drink some bourbon, drink some Jack and tell me it's not bourbon.

I don't care about the whole axiom about Kentucky being the only place that can make a bourbon, that's bullshiat.

Loves me some JD (or any Bourbon really).


Jack is not bourbon.  It's a Tennessee Whiskey.

It does not taste like bourbon.  I can't drink bourbon (due to one miscalculated evening with a 750ml of Makers Mark 11 years ago), but I can drink Jack.

Jack doesn't even call itself a bourbon.

They don't call themselves a bourbon because of the whole axiom about "it's not bourbon if it's not from Kentucky" bullshiat.  No reason to even get into that argument if you're a business selling a product.


I didn't realize it went through the "charcoal mellow" process...so I'll concede the point it's not technically a bourbon.  I was wrong.
 
2013-10-15 01:35:08 PM  
To all you Jack Daniels drinkers, I challenge you to try George Dickel No.12.

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JD sucks, but this Tennessee sippin' whisky is awesome. 90 proof and smooth as glass. Price is pretty good too.
 
2013-10-15 01:55:28 PM  
moonshine is delicious. Shine on georgia moon.
 
2013-10-15 02:37:35 PM  
One more reason it's awesome to live in Kentucky:

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2013-10-15 02:58:47 PM  
My teetotaling mother was fit to be tied when she discovered the grandkids playing 'horserace' with my Blanton's stoppers. Liquor and gambling are parts of the kid's Kentucky heritage she'd prefer they ignore.
 
2013-10-15 03:09:56 PM  

Veteran of the Cola Wars: 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.


So, are you a professional douchebag or merely a douchy amateur? The stupid obsession with putting as little vermouth as possible in a martini is a certain sign of your douche status. A classic martini of the Rat Pack era was 5:1. That's right, 5 parts gin to 1 part dry vermouth (that is what originally made it a "dry martini", douchebag, not lack of vermouth, this was to distinguish it from the "perfect", which used sweet vermouth). A 7:1 was considered painfully low on vermouth in the era when the martini ruled. However, as time went on and douchebaggery advanced, less and less vermouth was considered "acceptable". I had one bartender try to lecture me on how much vermouth I wanted in MY martini. If I want a 5:1, I get to order a 5:1, and the bartender says "5:1, coming up". If I wanted to reach back to the pre-Prohibition era and order a 3:1, I can order a 3:1.

As for appletinis and chocolatinis--I never denegrate any drink that helps a friendly woman give herself permission to become wanton and willing.
 
2013-10-15 04:13:46 PM  
Look, even I as a novice bourbon drinker who drinks Maker's Mark call shenanigans. That's just a gotdamn ad for Maker's Mark and has no business being a Fark submission.

areeves79: Here are some pictures of my liquor cabinet:


Uh, Party at areeves house?

padishar: One more reason it's awesome to live in Kentucky...


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So, are you saying the only way I'll ever get my hands on any Van Winkle bourbons is to go to Kentucky? Where are my car keys...
 
2013-10-15 04:58:12 PM  
Keep it Simple -
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2013-10-15 10:12:51 PM  

shuntman: Just got home after receiving a really good job offer after six months on the sidelines.

Gentlemen, Ladies and Farkers, enjoy your whisky no matter what it is or how you spell it.

I know I will!

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Sir,

After reviewing your post at fark.com I am sorry say your job offer has been rescinded. Thank you and please try again in the future. You will not be hired but we really need the laughs here.

Sincerely,

HR
 
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