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(Slate)   Scotch snob rages at How I Met Your Mother's fake single malt   (slate.com) divider line 71
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2014-03-17 11:34:35 AM
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just give him a couple of fingers of glengoolie blue...
 
2014-03-17 12:04:19 PM
I read that article and I still don't have the slightest idea why he's annoyed. I think it's just because being annoyed about something stupid is a prerequisite to getting published by Slate.
 
2014-03-17 12:37:53 PM
 
2014-03-17 01:02:12 PM

kronicfeld: Don't tell him about Heisler Beer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Studio_Services#Heisler_Beer


www.indyprops.com
 
2014-03-17 01:03:13 PM
"Deep down, I know this is an unreasonable response."

He should have stopped writing right there, and popped open an ice cold Duff's to celebrate.
 
2014-03-17 01:06:58 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 500x281]


just give him a couple of fingers of glengoolie blue...


Beat me to it.

Then puked it all into my garbage can
 
2014-03-17 01:38:20 PM
Single malt is for women.
 
2014-03-17 01:38:35 PM
I hope that somebody raids this guy's liquor cabinet for all of his most expensive whiskey, dumps all of it in a big barrel along with a bunch of 7-Up, and dispenses it to hobos. All of course after breaking his legs and forcing him to watch all of this.
 
2014-03-17 01:39:49 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 500x281]


just give him a couple of fingers of glengoolie blue...


Or there's always this:

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/For the Castle fans.
 
2014-03-17 01:40:38 PM
Dear obsessed writer:  Shoot yourself.

Just for that I'll have a shot of the most expensive scotch I can find mixed with lemon lime gatorade.
 
2014-03-17 01:43:58 PM
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you could really get "lost" in a bottle of this...
 
2014-03-17 01:45:32 PM
I guess paid farking journalists have no idea about how the use of trademarked brands in film or television, or, to be precise, legally, all media, works.
 
2014-03-17 01:47:20 PM
What's the harm? Worst case, somebody asks for it, the bartender or booze store clerk gets a grin, and then the person asking gets a little scotch education.
 
2014-03-17 01:49:23 PM
"Oh fark I have a deadline tomorrow and I'm hung over from too much scotch...*pukes* but all I can do is lay on my couch and flip through Tivo. Wait, that's it! Fake scotch, that will keep my editor (and sponsor) off my back!"
 
2014-03-17 01:49:47 PM
Damn...that was a lot of words to commit to an article that has no reason to exist.
 
2014-03-17 01:50:08 PM
He needs to relax.
And for relaxing times, make it Suntory time.
 
2014-03-17 01:51:18 PM

MrBallou: "Deep down, I know this is an unreasonable response."

He should have stopped writing right there, and popped open an ice cold Duff's to celebrate.


I feel like the ability to say "I know this is an unreasonable response" and then continue on anyway is the #1 job requirement for being a Slate writer.
 
2014-03-17 01:51:48 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 500x281]


just give him a couple of fingers of glengoolie blue...


Aaand we're done here.
 
2014-03-17 01:52:10 PM
I'm still waiting for my Jameson's in a juice box, got damnit.
 
2014-03-17 01:53:36 PM
www.brandchannel.com
 
2014-03-17 01:53:47 PM
If no brand is willing to pay to be the preferred brand of scotch on the show - then no brand is going to be shown as the preferred brand of scotch on the show. Welcome to product placement 101.
 
2014-03-17 01:55:18 PM
And if they chose a real one it would be one he hates and this article would still exist.

Next week's Slate Article:

555 isn't a real area code and it pisses me off!
 
2014-03-17 01:56:58 PM

busy chillin'


Next week's Slate Article:

555 isn't a real area code and it pisses me off!


If by "area code" you mean "exchange". :-)
 
2014-03-17 02:00:40 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: busy chillin'

Next week's Slate Article:

555 isn't a real area code and it pisses me off!


If by "area code" you mean "exchange". :-)


I don't know what that means...google didn't seem to help.
 
2014-03-17 02:02:47 PM

p the boiler: If no brand is willing to pay to be the preferred brand of scotch on the show - then no brand is going to be shown as the preferred brand of scotch on the show. Welcome to product placement 101.


lagavulin has had a major role in parks and rec. i doubt they paid for it, though.
 
2014-03-17 02:03:30 PM
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last night's tipple, btw. it was... delicious.
 
2014-03-17 02:10:41 PM

RminusQ: I read that article and I still don't have the slightest idea why he's annoyed. I think it's just because being annoyed about something stupid is a prerequisite to getting published by Slate.


It also makes you feel really cool about being a self-proclaimed expert.

"Wow...he's so riled up. He must really be into scotch!"
 
2014-03-17 02:11:14 PM
I'm holding out for a bottle of "Corn Likker" like they have on Hell on Wheels.
 
2014-03-17 02:14:59 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 525x788]

last night's tipple, btw. it was... delicious.


Give a seasoned drinker (all styles of beer, bourbon, and gin are my areas of expertise) some pointers on what scotch to buy. I tried to like scotch about 15 years ago, but didn't care for it. It may be due to my lack of knowledge. To be fair, I was really only into beer back then. My love of bourbon and gin only came about in the last 4-5 years.
 
2014-03-17 02:17:00 PM

Cortez the Killer: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 525x788]

last night's tipple, btw. it was... delicious.

Give a seasoned drinker (all styles of beer, bourbon, and gin are my areas of expertise) some pointers on what scotch to buy. I tried to like scotch about 15 years ago, but didn't care for it. It may be due to my lack of knowledge. To be fair, I was really only into beer back then. My love of bourbon and gin only came about in the last 4-5 years.


Also...no Laphroaig. That shiat is nasty. Tastes like a pissed-in camp fire.
 
2014-03-17 02:19:04 PM

busy chillin'


I don't know what that means...google didn't seem to help.


If a phone number is 123-456-7890:

- 123 is the area code
- 456 is the exchange
- 7890 is the line number

555 is the mythical exchange used in movies and television.
 
2014-03-17 02:20:30 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: busy chillin'

I don't know what that means...google didn't seem to help.


If a phone number is 123-456-7890:

- 123 is the area code
- 456 is the exchange
- 7890 is the line number

555 is the mythical exchange used in movies and television.


oh sh*t! Good call. I goofed it.
 
2014-03-17 02:20:57 PM
If people cared as much about  ______  as they did their sitcoms, the world would be a much better place.
 
2014-03-17 02:24:54 PM

Cortez the Killer: Give a seasoned drinker (all styles of beer, bourbon, and gin are my areas of expertise) some pointers on what scotch to buy. I tried to like scotch about 15 years ago, but didn't care for it. It may be due to my lack of knowledge. To be fair, I was really only into beer back then. My love of bourbon and gin only came about in the last 4-5 years.


the key for me is to drink it neat or with just a drop or two of water, depending on the ABV.

generally, the older, the smoother. and the more expensive.

whiskies from Islay (pronounced eye-luh), tend to be very "peaty," which means they smell and taste like burning band-aids. needless to say, they're an acquired taste. so avoid lagavulin, laphroaig and ardbeg, unless you want to grow hair on your chest. (personally, i love 'em).

a good starting scotch is glenmorangie 10 year old. it's about $35/bottle around here (nebr.) and tastes lovely. honey. peach. vanilla. another good all 'rounder is the Macallan 12 year old. it's about $10 more, but very smooth and enjoyable. I'm also a fan of the Balvenie Doublewood at around the same price.

you can often buy tasting kits from various distilleries. that way you won't make a $60 mistake by buying a bottle you hate.

whisky is wonderful stuff. but it's a slippery, expensive slope...
 
2014-03-17 02:26:51 PM

Cortez the Killer: Also...no Laphroaig.


my wife says that it smells like anesthesia. i love it, though.
 
2014-03-17 02:27:46 PM
SHE really has her panties in a bunch.  Yes, it's a woman that wrote this article.  Maybe she needs to go drink some Johnnie Walker and chill out.
 
2014-03-17 02:29:06 PM
It  must be sad to be such a trivial twat.
 
2014-03-17 02:38:59 PM
I thought people knew that people in TV Land can't drink a Coke, open a box of Oreos, or sing "Happy Birthday" without money changing hands.

Does anyone remember when WKRP aired with actual rock songs in the episodes?
 
2014-03-17 02:40:45 PM
I appreciate NOT seeing product placement everywhere, but that's probably because I'm an anti-corporate hippie.

Yeah, yeah, I know they have to pay for the show, but I'm sure HIMYM makes a killing with good old traditional commercials (which of course I avoid)!
 
2014-03-17 02:51:07 PM
Even for Slate that was pointless.
 
2014-03-17 02:52:06 PM
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That's right, folks. I just had three shots of Hennigan's, and I don't smell. Imagine, you can walk around drunk all day. That's Hennigan's, the no-smell, no-tell Scotch.
 
2014-03-17 03:02:35 PM
I'm pretty sure a woman wrote this article, Kara Newman is her name.
 
2014-03-17 03:16:46 PM

Cortez the Killer: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 525x788]

last night's tipple, btw. it was... delicious.

Give a seasoned drinker (all styles of beer, bourbon, and gin are my areas of expertise) some pointers on what scotch to buy. I tried to like scotch about 15 years ago, but didn't care for it. It may be due to my lack of knowledge. To be fair, I was really only into beer back then. My love of bourbon and gin only came about in the last 4-5 years.


Dalwinnie.
 
2014-03-17 03:22:23 PM
I like my women like I like my scotch: 14 years old and mixed with coke...

/ha
 
2014-03-17 03:23:46 PM

Cortez the Killer: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 525x788]

last night's tipple, btw. it was... delicious.

Give a seasoned drinker (all styles of beer, bourbon, and gin are my areas of expertise) some pointers on what scotch to buy. I tried to like scotch about 15 years ago, but didn't care for it. It may be due to my lack of knowledge. To be fair, I was really only into beer back then. My love of bourbon and gin only came about in the last 4-5 years.


I tend to stick with the "Glens."  Fiddich, Livet, Morangie, etc.  Older, the better but the 12 years are all very decent, very drinkable.

And for the love of all that is good and holy, stay away from anything that says "blended" on it.  Why they want to fark up a good scotch with neutral spirits is beyond me.  (which includes your Johnny Walkers and Chivas Regals)

I finished up a 12 year Fiddich this weekend, actually.
 
2014-03-17 03:25:22 PM

Raug the Dwarf: And for the love of all that is good and holy, stay away from anything that says "blended" on it.  Why they want to fark up a good scotch with neutral spirits is beyond me.  (which includes your Johnny Walkers and Chivas Regals)


i rarely drink blends, but i do now and then on the rocks. usually johnnie black or teacher's.
 
2014-03-17 03:31:24 PM

FlashHarry: Raug the Dwarf: And for the love of all that is good and holy, stay away from anything that says "blended" on it.  Why they want to fark up a good scotch with neutral spirits is beyond me.  (which includes your Johnny Walkers and Chivas Regals)

i rarely drink blends, but i do now and then on the rocks. usually johnnie black or teacher's.


I like mine single malt and neat.  I had gotten a JW Black a couple of months ago and could barely bring myself to drink it.  It just tasted antiseptic, like rubbing alcohol to me.  I didn't want it to go to waste, so I went and got some club soda and that was a little better, took some of that awful taste out.

I was just disappointed with it, I guess.  After drinking so much single malt, it was really harsh to go to a blended.
 
2014-03-17 03:38:03 PM
Nothing like a bottle of Wharmpess.

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2014-03-17 03:51:17 PM
I'd like to lodge a complaint that they a had a perfectly good stormtrooper costume in Barneys house but later changed it for some fake arse crappy Rubies Clone trooper.
 
2014-03-17 03:58:39 PM

Phil Clinton: I like my women like I like my scotch: 14 years old and mixed with coke...

/ha


I like my women like I like my coffee. Ground up and in my freezer.
 
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