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(Washington Post)   French drink more whiskey than Americans. Jim Beam surrenders   ( knowmore.washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2014-01-17 11:21:36 AM  
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Mark Ratner: FDR Jones: Mark Ratner: I now have you favorited as an expert on hard liquor. Is it a hobby, or what? Thanks for the info!

Former bartender. /tips cap

Is it possible to buy a really cheap vodka (Popov), and use coffee filters to make it taste better?

Not coffee filters, they won't do shait to eliminate the impurities at that level.  Paper filters are meant more for particulates like, well, coffee grounds.  What you can do is run crap vodka through something like a Brita pitcher and improve it, but at the rate you burn through filter cartridges, it would be cheaper just to buy the expensive booze to begin with.
2014-01-17 01:25:56 AM  
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Is butt chugging whiskey a faux pas?
2014-01-17 01:20:46 AM  
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Sid_6.7: Hold the thread!

I think the real story here is that Uruguay is at #2, in front of the US.


/per capita, but still!
//"per still" not a pun!

FDR Jones: b2theory: Whiskey isn't made with corn!

I think you mean "whisky."

Notabunny: Came here to say that. Maybe they meant rye, which can mean just about anything.

In the US, rye whiskey must be at least 51% rye. The rest must be grain, yeast, water, and wood. Nothing else. While those grains could be "just about anything," in practice they are almost always corn, wheat, and/or malted barley.

I'm fairly certain that he means that whiskey is not made with maize. What "whisky" is made with does not enter into it.

What with legal pot, and their alcohol consumption, apparently uruguay is where the party's at.
2014-01-17 12:10:57 AM  
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I'm doing my part.  Keep up damnit!
2014-01-17 12:03:37 AM  
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o'really: In my- admittedly limited -experience, the east asians have a strong taste for whiskey, especially american brands. Jim beam just got bought by a Japanese company.

SLOBODAN: Rapmaster2000: I figured the Japanese would have scored higher.  For a relaxing time, don't they make it Suntory Time?

A Japanese company just purchased Jim Beam which owns Makers Mark


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2014-01-16 11:49:23 PM  
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TuteTibiImperes: Huh, I would've never expected France to end up on top for whiskey.  For wine or cognac, sure, but I've never thought of France as whiskey country.  Now I'm wondering if there are any really good French whiskeys.

Same here. But I guess it kind of makes sense what with Bourbon Street, The French Quarter, etc...
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