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(The Morning Call)   Top ten pandemic liquors in eastern PA, rated by cash not consumption   (mcall.com) divider line
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2021-04-16 12:57:36 PM  
What, no sloe gin?
 
2021-04-16 12:58:46 PM  
This is getting us through
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Good for wiping down surfaces too...
 
2021-04-16 12:59:29 PM  
Wow, 3 sizes of Tito's on the list.  PA freaking loves vodka.
 
2021-04-16 1:07:57 PM  
Was it Malort? I bet it was Malort.
 
2021-04-16 1:37:14 PM  
I bought a bottle of Arran Scotch, but that's about it.  Been too busy to enjoy it.
 
2021-04-16 1:40:58 PM  
Somehow I read that as "Top ten pandemic liquors in eastern PA, rated by crash not consumption"

Tito's Vokda is available in small, medium, large, and blackout sizes, and delivers a satisfying 120 MPH flat spin into a tree at 2AM.  On the other hand, a refined Grey Goose is the perfect accompaniment for drunk driving your golf cart into the water hazard.  Now, in terms of fiery wrecks and the Jaws of Life, one can only look to Rogue Spruce, a liquor which is best used when preparing for a fight, or as a molotov cocktail . . .
 
2021-04-16 1:46:36 PM  
seriously, people are buying pricey vodak and not affordable half-decent shiat like Svedka or Nieuw Amsterdam?

/to be fair, the cheaper stuff may very well have disappeared off the shelves
 
2021-04-16 3:35:01 PM  
I use Phillips vodka for bloody Mary's. It's perfectly fine, and cheap. Tito's for other cocktails.

/I see you judging me on the Phillips!
 
2021-04-16 4:26:07 PM  
The owner of my local liquor store would confirm the results from the article. She says people just keep buying bottle after bottle. She said it was made from corn.. That sounds like it would be pretty close to moonshine.

I've never had Tito's. What makes it so popular?
 
2021-04-16 4:38:36 PM  

Rene ala Carte: I've never had Tito's. What makes it so popular?


I think marketing?  It's decent, but there are other options in its price range if not cheaper.
 
2021-04-16 4:41:40 PM  
Cognac ...

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2021-04-16 5:00:46 PM  
UNLEASH THE KRAKEN!

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2021-04-16 5:21:30 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Rene ala Carte: I've never had Tito's. What makes it so popular?

I think marketing?  It's decent, but there are other options in its price range if not cheaper.


Once you're out of the dregs of the bottom shelf, there isn't much to distinguish one vodka from another because the whole point of vodka is that has no character. Just ethanol and water. As long as it doesn't burn too much on the way down it's as good as any other example. Much of the vodka in the US is industrial ethanol purchased from ADM or a similar outfit that the bottler vainly runs through a couple of filters, dilutes, and packages. The rest is just marketing.

Tito's claim to fame is that it's "gluten free", which in the context of a distilled spirit is tantamount to bragging about being uncontaminated by botulism, asbestos, or plutonium
 
2021-04-16 5:28:44 PM  

poorjon: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Rene ala Carte: I've never had Tito's. What makes it so popular?

I think marketing?  It's decent, but there are other options in its price range if not cheaper.

Once you're out of the dregs of the bottom shelf, there isn't much to distinguish one vodka from another because the whole point of vodka is that has no character. Just ethanol and water. As long as it doesn't burn too much on the way down it's as good as any other example. Much of the vodka in the US is industrial ethanol purchased from ADM or a similar outfit that the bottler vainly runs through a couple of filters, dilutes, and packages. The rest is just marketing.

Tito's claim to fame is that it's "gluten free", which in the context of a distilled spirit is tantamount to bragging about being uncontaminated by botulism, asbestos, or plutonium


Ah "the perfect vodka is colorless, tasteless and odorless. The perfect vodka does not exist"
 
2021-04-16 6:24:03 PM  

tintar: seriously, people are buying pricey vodak and not affordable half-decent shiat like Svedka or Nieuw Amsterdam?

/to be fair, the cheaper stuff may very well have disappeared off the shelves


Rekya is outstanding vodka for the price point.
 
2021-04-16 7:15:00 PM  
3 Tito's?   Yikes.  My GF is a bartender here in central-ish PA and I admit she does say that swill flies off the shelf.  I have had a bottle gifted to me and have to say there are much better options IMHO for the price point.

Not shocked at the JD and the rum, however

I would like to see per unit sales numbers though.
 
2021-04-16 7:27:09 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Ah "the perfect vodka is colorless, tasteless and odorless. The perfect vodka does not exist"


former roommate who worked for Marine Biological somehow kept scoring 200-proof ethanol from his lab. inveterate drunk even that I am, that stuff scared me too much to even look at it. mainly we used it on an experimental project for hull-paint (did not work!)
not sure what the distillation source was, though.

Ashelth: Rekya is outstanding vodka for the price point.


new to me, I'll have to keep an eye out!
 
2021-04-16 7:42:04 PM  

tintar: Axeofjudgement: Ah "the perfect vodka is colorless, tasteless and odorless. The perfect vodka does not exist"

former roommate who worked for Marine Biological somehow kept scoring 200-proof ethanol from his lab. inveterate drunk even that I am, that stuff scared me too much to even look at it. mainly we used it on an experimental project for hull-paint (did not work!)
not sure what the distillation source was, though.

Ashelth: Rekya is outstanding vodka for the price point.

new to me, I'll have to keep an eye out!


I watched a bunch of kids I knew out back about 14 years old behind the school pass around a bottle one morning before class. They asked if I wanted a shot; I asked what it was. One kid proudly told me it was pure alcohol he had stolen from the x-ray department at the hospital, where his mom worked. I had enough to set my mouth and throat on fire, gave it back and watched as the 3 or 4 of them polished the whole thing off.

I think it was not even an hour later, and they were all gone to the ER to have their stomachs pumped. They probably nearly died.
 
2021-04-16 8:05:35 PM  

Jerry Curlan's Horsey: tintar: Axeofjudgement: Ah "the perfect vodka is colorless, tasteless and odorless. The perfect vodka does not exist"

former roommate who worked for Marine Biological somehow kept scoring 200-proof ethanol from his lab. inveterate drunk even that I am, that stuff scared me too much to even look at it. mainly we used it on an experimental project for hull-paint (did not work!)
not sure what the distillation source was, though.

Ashelth: Rekya is outstanding vodka for the price point.

new to me, I'll have to keep an eye out!

I watched a bunch of kids I knew out back about 14 years old behind the school pass around a bottle one morning before class. They asked if I wanted a shot; I asked what it was. One kid proudly told me it was pure alcohol he had stolen from the x-ray department at the hospital, where his mom worked. I had enough to set my mouth and throat on fire, gave it back and watched as the 3 or 4 of them polished the whole thing off.

I think it was not even an hour later, and they were all gone to the ER to have their stomachs pumped. They probably nearly died.


Good shine will do that too. Last time me and a buddy ran a batch it came out at 186 proof, had a light corn flavor from the cornmeal added to the wash, filtered through activated charcoal. That stuff was smooooth too. An old 'shiner told him " either y'made that yourself or you know the man who did". The key is to sip the stuff, not chug it...
 
2021-04-16 9:01:23 PM  
No private browsing? Stupid website is stoopid.
 
2021-04-17 1:08:38 PM  

tintar: Axeofjudgement: Ah "the perfect vodka is colorless, tasteless and odorless. The perfect vodka does not exist"

former roommate who worked for Marine Biological somehow kept scoring 200-proof ethanol from his lab. inveterate drunk even that I am, that stuff scared me too much to even look at it. mainly we used it on an experimental project for hull-paint (did not work!)
not sure what the distillation source was, though.

Ashelth: Rekya is outstanding vodka for the price point.

new to me, I'll have to keep an eye out!


I didn't think it was possible case of the vaporizing point? But I'm intrigued
 
2021-04-17 4:31:17 PM  
I just found FARK's new mascot! The pen-tailed treeshrew is the only known mammal that consumes alcohol every night. Pen-tailed treeshrews studied in Malaysia spend several hours per night consuming the equivalent of 10 to 12 glasses of wine with an alcohol content up to 3.8% drinking naturally fermented nectar of the bertam palm. This nectar contains one of the highest alcohol concentrations of all natural foods. Pen-tailed treeshrews frequently consume large amounts of this nectar while showing no signs of intoxication.
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2021-04-17 6:14:17 PM  

fasahd: I just found FARK's new mascot! The pen-tailed treeshrew is the only known mammal that consumes alcohol every night. Pen-tailed treeshrews studied in Malaysia spend several hours per night consuming the equivalent of 10 to 12 glasses of wine with an alcohol content up to 3.8% drinking naturally fermented nectar of the bertam palm. This nectar contains one of the highest alcohol concentrations of all natural foods. Pen-tailed treeshrews frequently consume large amounts of this nectar while showing no signs of intoxication.
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Huh I have found my spirit animal.

Though the squirrels in the Bitterroot getting drunk on fermented apples are close. Watched one fall down the stairs of my apartment and all I could say is "we've all been there buddy"
 
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