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2020-02-03 2:58:14 PM  
Tango or Foxtrot...

And that's just for atarters.
 
2020-02-03 3:03:54 PM  
Mix well with cream soda?
 
2020-02-03 3:05:21 PM  
Get through a paywall?
 
2020-02-03 3:05:58 PM  
Jesus, the one time incognito works is the one time I open my fat mouth.
 
2020-02-03 3:38:33 PM  
Make me sober when I drink it?
 
2020-02-03 5:06:43 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: Get through a paywall?


I guess you're no real Scotsman.
 
2020-02-03 5:09:01 PM  
Looks like I'm safe.
 
2020-02-03 5:09:29 PM  
Looking at him reminds me of that show, an idiot abroad.
 
2020-02-03 5:10:36 PM  
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2020-02-03 5:13:10 PM  
I will live forever ..
 
2020-02-03 5:13:14 PM  
Is there any magical cure people won't believe?
 
2020-02-03 5:15:24 PM  
i'll never forget the time whiskey completely transformed the looks of a woman i met at a dive bar. and talk about miracles, she didn't even drink any of it herself
 
2020-02-03 5:19:10 PM  
"I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn't want to take any medicines."

Why are doctors prescribing antibiotics for a virus?
 
2020-02-03 5:20:18 PM  
Obvious example of regression to the mean fallacy is obvious.

On the other hand, he is, indeed, a true Scotsman.
 
2020-02-03 5:23:42 PM  
"Whisky cured my coronavirus," says Wuhan-based Brit

Empirical, repeatable, controlled study with evidence or your claim is complete bullshiat ya farkin drunk ass lush. You have a lucky immune system, that's it.

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2020-02-03 5:25:08 PM  

gopher321: Mix well with cream soda?


Philistine.

Real Scots mix their malts with Irn Bru.
 
2020-02-03 5:25:19 PM  
"And the drunks shall inherit the earth" - God
 
2020-02-03 5:25:19 PM  
Glad I was drinking a lot of Jameson in SF this weekend.
 
2020-02-03 5:27:12 PM  
That bottle of Glenlivet 15 will save me yet! Well, not really, but I'll still drink it.
 
2020-02-03 5:29:15 PM  

iron de havilland: gopher321: Mix well with cream soda?

Philistine.

Real Scots mix their malts with Irn Bru.


Luddite. It also involes buckfast, or gittersel haim, ya bass! ;)
 
2020-02-03 5:31:07 PM  

uttertosh: iron de havilland: gopher321: Mix well with cream soda?

Philistine.

Real Scots mix their malts with Irn Bru.

Luddite. It also involes buckfast, or gittersel haim, ya bass! ;)


Whisky + wreck the hoose juice is a tasty cocktail; malt + bru is the daily tipple ;D
 
2020-02-03 5:38:21 PM  

MythDragon: "I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn't want to take any medicines."

Why are doctors prescribing antibiotics for a virus?


You must be new to the USA. That's how we do here.
 
2020-02-03 5:38:41 PM  

iron de havilland: uttertosh: iron de havilland: gopher321: Mix well with cream soda?

Philistine.

Real Scots mix their malts with Irn Bru.

Luddite. It also involes buckfast, or gittersel haim, ya bass! ;)

Whisky + wreck the hoose juice is a tasty cocktail; malt + bru is the daily tipple ;D


I actually stopped into our local 'British Shop' after seeing cans of Bru in their fridge. It tasted 'off', but further research informed me that the sugar content had been lowered to avoid this 'sugar tax' BS!!!

/was so disappoint, son.
 
2020-02-03 5:43:08 PM  
I'm not saying "The Scotsman" is biased...
 
2020-02-03 5:44:02 PM  
See? My Grandma was RIGHT!

Whiskey IS good for what ails you! For me generally with some honey and lemon when I'm feeling down, which according to TFA is the way to go!

HOT TODDIES FTW!
 
2020-02-03 5:45:42 PM  
Whiskey cures everything.  My father-in-law says so, therefore it is true.
 
2020-02-03 5:50:55 PM  

hchaos: Looks like I'm safe.


Ditto.

And just for laughs, I got a Buckley's ad accessing the comments.
 
2020-02-03 5:52:30 PM  

MythDragon: "I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn't want to take any medicines."

Why are doctors prescribing antibiotics for a virus?


Pneumonia is frequently bacterial in nature.  Hence antibiotics to prevent the onset.
 
2020-02-03 5:53:22 PM  
Whiskey may relax your response to the virus therefore reduce inflammation which is causing difficulty breathing and alcohol does evaporate from the blood stream via breathing during cardio pulmonary activity - a bit like hand sanitizer vapor for the lungs?

However this guy should have kicked the bucket and the ear nose and throat doc who helped patients should have survived.
 
2020-02-03 6:13:33 PM  
It's probably bullshait but I'm not willing to take that risk

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2020-02-03 6:14:33 PM  

uttertosh: iron de havilland: uttertosh: iron de havilland: gopher321: Mix well with cream soda?

Philistine.

Real Scots mix their malts with Irn Bru.

Luddite. It also involes buckfast, or gittersel haim, ya bass! ;)

Whisky + wreck the hoose juice is a tasty cocktail; malt + bru is the daily tipple ;D

I actually stopped into our local 'British Shop' after seeing cans of Bru in their fridge. It tasted 'off', but further research informed me that the sugar content had been lowered to avoid this 'sugar tax' BS!!!

/was so disappoint, son.


Mmm, I notice the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners, too. Around the time that tax/levy/duty (whatever the exact technical term is) there were stories in the papers about people buying up as much bru as they could before the recipe changed.

I don't actually drink a lot of fizzy stuff anyway. I used to have a bit of an energy drink habit (but the cheap ones that are ~35p/250 ml tops, not Red Bull), but generally, coffee in the morning, perhaps milk in the evening, and water at other times. And a nice cup of tea every so often.

If Barr aren't also marketing a Classic Bru, at an appropriately premium price, they're missing a trick. I think they might have launched another Red Bull type energy drink recently? They had one about 10 years ago, Irn Bru 32 (32 mg caffeine/100 ml) that was aight. And while I'm jesting about mixing whisky and Bru, there was an actual Bell's whisky/Bru in a can back in the day, too. But Bell's is shiate anyway :-P

I did find this when I tried to find a pic of the Bell's/Bru mashup:

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2020-02-03 6:16:43 PM  
I have never tried this Makers Mark I see everyone raving about. Would that make the  best ingredient for a hot toddy?
 
2020-02-03 6:20:41 PM  

MythDragon: "I did refuse to take the antibiotics the doctors prescribed me because I didn't want to take any medicines."

Why are doctors prescribing antibiotics for a virus?


To help create the next superbug, natch. It's research.
 
2020-02-03 6:23:47 PM  
"The Welshman "

I see. So the disease came from unsuspecting Chinese Sheep then.

This explains much.
 
2020-02-03 6:25:17 PM  

iron de havilland: uttertosh: iron de havilland: uttertosh: iron de havilland: gopher321: Mix well with cream soda?

Philistine.

Real Scots mix their malts with Irn Bru.

Luddite. It also involes buckfast, or gittersel haim, ya bass! ;)

Whisky + wreck the hoose juice is a tasty cocktail; malt + bru is the daily tipple ;D

I actually stopped into our local 'British Shop' after seeing cans of Bru in their fridge. It tasted 'off', but further research informed me that the sugar content had been lowered to avoid this 'sugar tax' BS!!!

/was so disappoint, son.

Mmm, I notice the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners, too. Around the time that tax/levy/duty (whatever the exact technical term is) there were stories in the papers about people buying up as much bru as they could before the recipe changed.

I don't actually drink a lot of fizzy stuff anyway. I used to have a bit of an energy drink habit (but the cheap ones that are ~35p/250 ml tops, not Red Bull), but generally, coffee in the morning, perhaps milk in the evening, and water at other times. And a nice cup of tea every so often.

If Barr aren't also marketing a Classic Bru, at an appropriately premium price, they're missing a trick. I think they might have launched another Red Bull type energy drink recently? They had one about 10 years ago, Irn Bru 32 (32 mg caffeine/100 ml) that was aight. And while I'm jesting about mixing whisky and Bru, there was an actual Bell's whisky/Bru in a can back in the day, too. But Bell's is shiate anyway :-P

I did find this when I tried to find a pic of the Bell's/Bru mashup:

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5% vol whisky?
 
2020-02-03 6:26:24 PM  
I think I've seen this episode of Star Trek...

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2020-02-03 6:27:19 PM  

Cormee: 5% vol whisky?


Premixed Bru + whisky down to that percentage.
 
2020-02-03 6:34:47 PM  

cakeman: I have never tried this Makers Mark I see everyone raving about. Would that make the  best ingredient for a hot toddy?


I personally don't understand the draw; I had to cut it 50/50 with Bruchladdich and then let it marinate with cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla bean, cardamom pod, and orange peel for a month to make it tolerable. Knob Creek is infinitely better.
 
2020-02-03 6:36:01 PM  

hissatsu: That bottle of Glenlivet 15 will save me yet! Well, not really, but I'll still drink it.


I found the 14 actually not bad, would love to save up to try the 15.
 
2020-02-03 6:37:29 PM  

cakeman: I have never tried this Makers Mark I see everyone raving about. Would that make the  best ingredient for a hot toddy?


To better answer your question: yes. Anything to cut the awful flavor.
 
2020-02-03 6:41:34 PM  

thespindrifter: cakeman: I have never tried this Makers Mark I see everyone raving about. Would that make the  best ingredient for a hot toddy?

I personally don't understand the draw; I had to cut it 50/50 with Bruchladdich and then let it marinate with cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla bean, cardamom pod, and orange peel for a month to make it tolerable. Knob Creek is infinitely better.


I will buy a bottle of that knob hill. I used to like the taste of Wild Turkey. I never cared for Irish Whiskey and mainly drank my dads Dewars the white label when his liquor cabinet was all that was available.
 
2020-02-03 6:42:32 PM  

iron de havilland: uttertosh: iron de havilland: uttertosh: iron de havilland: gopher321: Mix well with cream soda?

Philistine.

Real Scots mix their malts with Irn Bru.

Luddite. It also involes buckfast, or gittersel haim, ya bass! ;)

Whisky + wreck the hoose juice is a tasty cocktail; malt + bru is the daily tipple ;D

I actually stopped into our local 'British Shop' after seeing cans of Bru in their fridge. It tasted 'off', but further research informed me that the sugar content had been lowered to avoid this 'sugar tax' BS!!!

/was so disappoint, son.

Mmm, I notice the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners, too. Around the time that tax/levy/duty (whatever the exact technical term is) there were stories in the papers about people buying up as much bru as they could before the recipe changed.

I don't actually drink a lot of fizzy stuff anyway. I used to have a bit of an energy drink habit (but the cheap ones that are ~35p/250 ml tops, not Red Bull), but generally, coffee in the morning, perhaps milk in the evening, and water at other times. And a nice cup of tea every so often.

If Barr aren't also marketing a Classic Bru, at an appropriately premium price, they're missing a trick. I think they might have launched another Red Bull type energy drink recently? They had one about 10 years ago, Irn Bru 32 (32 mg caffeine/100 ml) that was aight. And while I'm jesting about mixing whisky and Bru, there was an actual Bell's whisky/Bru in a can back in the day, too. But Bell's is shiate anyway :-P

I did find this when I tried to find a pic of the Bell's/Bru mashup:

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If Barr aren't also marketing a Classic Bru, at an appropriately premium price, they're missing a trick.


Damned straight! I paid about two effin quid for that can, and it was 'pure fannybaws' in comparison to my memory of my favourite hangover cure.


I did find this when I tried to find a pic of the Bell's/Bru mashup:
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I want a can of that for my collection. Oh, and Bells sucks the Bell. It is a crappy blend for the price. I imagine LIDL's ownbrand blend might be a better drop, tbh. Like White & Mackay was in the late 80's (hears his dad and uncles saying "Shyte and Mackay's, more like it")

/always guid tae chinwag wae ye, bigman! :)
 
2020-02-03 7:00:16 PM  

uttertosh: I want a can of that for my collection. Oh, and Bells sucks the Bell. It is a crappy blend for the price. I imagine LIDL's ownbrand blend might be a better drop, tbh.


See, the thing is, there are only so many distilleries. As such, the own brand/generic malts do actually come from those very same distilleries, and can be a good dram on their own merits. IIRC LIDL's malt brand is Benbracken, and it's cheaper than the branded malts, but, well, it comes from the same place.

Single malts for Scotch, though, not blends, obvs :D

As a kind of an aside:

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The black plaque on the dementia centre commemorates that that's where the Chivas brothers, of Chivas Regal fame first had their own shop. Never tried Chivas Regal, but I've heard it's pretty shiate. One of those buildings was also the place I bought crickets to feed my pet gecko back in the day. And the arched windows are Archibald Simpson's style; King Street in the 'deen has lots of them; unfortunately for him, his name is commemorated at the 'spoons on the corner of King Street/Union Street.

Like White & Mackay was in the late 80's (hears his dad and uncles saying "Shyte and Mackay's, more like it")

/always guid tae chinwag wae ye, bigman! :)


Spikkin absolute shiate is fun ;D
 
2020-02-03 7:18:08 PM  

thespindrifter: hissatsu: That bottle of Glenlivet 15 will save me yet! Well, not really, but I'll still drink it.

I found the 14 actually not bad, would love to save up to try the 15.


Got a bottle of Glenlivet 18 from my BIL (his boss gave him a bottle of Scotch every Christmas and he doesn't like Scotch, so I would have a bottle of very good Scotch to celebrate with) and by my cultured tongue the 15 year old is much better.  I thought the 18 was a little thin on flavor.  One year, Balvenie Doublewood 12, I liked that one a lot.
 
2020-02-03 7:23:43 PM  
It's a virus. The whisky made him feel more comfortable while his immune system defeated the infection.
 
2020-02-03 7:32:15 PM  
Scotch is a long time family remedy for the flu. It doesn't actually do anything to cure the flu, of course, but it does get you drunk.
 
2020-02-03 7:36:28 PM  
That's it.  I'm moving to Scotland.
 
2020-02-03 7:41:48 PM  

adj_m: Scotch is a long time family remedy for the flu. It doesn't actually do anything to cure the flu, of course, but it does get you drunk.


There are worse ways to spend your time while your immune system fights the virus.
 
2020-02-03 7:43:41 PM  

iron de havilland: uttertosh: I want a can of that for my collection. Oh, and Bells sucks the Bell. It is a crappy blend for the price. I imagine LIDL's ownbrand blend might be a better drop, tbh.

See, the thing is, there are only so many distilleries. As such, the own brand/generic malts do actually come from those very same distilleries, and can be a good dram on their own merits. IIRC LIDL's malt brand is Benbracken, and it's cheaper than the branded malts, but, well, it comes from the same place.

Single malts for Scotch, though, not blends, obvs :D

As a kind of an aside:

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The black plaque on the dementia centre commemorates that that's where the Chivas brothers, of Chivas Regal fame first had their own shop. Never tried Chivas Regal, but I've heard it's pretty shiate. One of those buildings was also the place I bought crickets to feed my pet gecko back in the day. And the arched windows are Archibald Simpson's style; King Street in the 'deen has lots of them; unfortunately for him, his name is commemorated at the 'spoons on the corner of King Street/Union Street.

Like White & Mackay was in the late 80's (hears his dad and uncles saying "Shyte and Mackay's, more like it")

/always guid tae chinwag wae ye, bigman! :)

Spikkin absolute shiate is fun ;D


You're always fun for me to communicate with here. I find myself wishing to have actually bumped into you IRL during my travels, lol. I bet we would pure rock that fark party tae f*ck together, LMAO!! ;D

Jag ska gå lägga mig nu, brorsan. Vi kan fortsätta senare, yo!

/❤
 
2020-02-03 7:59:31 PM  

cakeman: I have never tried this Makers Mark I see everyone raving about. Would that make the  best ingredient for a hot toddy?


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