The Hijacked Booze Thread [Formerly how to deal with LS]

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Re: The Hijacked Booze Thread [Formerly how to deal with LS]

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:37 am

Prejudice against blended scotches is plain ignorant. I give you Compass Box in rebuttal: http://www.compassboxwhisky.com/home.html.

Seriously, if you ever see it, buy it. I've had multiple types of their blends and they are amazing. As far as singles go, Highland Park, Talisker, and Lagavulin are all awesome, neat with a splash of water.

Johnny Black can be good but is inconsistent. Johnny Blue is good, but is also vastly overpriced for the quality and is ultimately a status symbol rather than an excellent scotch. Any of the Compass Box blends destroys Blue at about a quarter of the price.

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Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:15 am

sundance95 wrote:Prejudice against blended scotches is plain ignorant. I give you Compass Box in rebuttal: http://www.compassboxwhisky.com/home.html.

Seriously, if you ever see it, buy it. I've had multiple types of their blends and they are amazing. As far as singles go, Highland Park, Talisker, and Lagavulin are all awesome, neat with a splash of water.

Johnny Black can be good but is inconsistent. Johnny Blue is good, but is also vastly overpriced for the quality and is ultimately a status symbol rather than an excellent scotch. Any of the Compass Box blends destroys Blue at about a quarter of the price.


Weird that Black would be inconsistent. A big reason to blend is for consistency. I'll have to try Compass Box. I like all the Walkers above Black, but I'd never pay for Blue or for the King George Blue myself, though I've had Blue. Also better than Black, J&B.

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Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:14 pm

superhands wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:<------ Ordered neat, not chilled.


Tequila is what sorority girls drink while on spring break in order to loosen up before hitting the mic at a karaoke bar. Real men drink scotch.


Wrong. On so many levels. So wrong.

I think it is a real shame how so many people in the united states think tequila means jose cuervo (which should not even be called tequila) or patron (which I can drink, but is my no means great). Tequila has an amazing range of flavor and complexity, augmented by the vast differences between blanco, reposado, and anejo.

Since I graduated from college 5 years ago, good tequilas are 90 percent of what I drink. Recently I have also started getting into whisky (some great suggestions on here, the macallan 12 is what i've had most recently) and I actually see a lot of similarities between the two.

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Postby creader » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:19 pm

Mezcal ITCR. If you can't eat the worm, go home.
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Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:23 pm

My tequila palate isn't nearly developed enough, but I do enjoy sipping the 1800 Reposado. I haven't had enough añejo to truly talk about tequila yet, though. It isn't that I don't like it; it's just that anytime I spend big money on booze, it's either whisky or absinthe. It's hard to develop tastes for all facets of expensive liquor on a 501 C 3 salary.

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Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:52 pm

I feel the same way about whisky, but I am loving the learning experience.

When it comes to tequila, reposado is actually my favorite.

Blaco is great in a margarita (all natural, no commercial mixers. NEVER blended), but I think it is a little too sharp if drank straight.

Anejo is good, but the long aging makes you lose a little of the agave.

Reposado is great because it still has the agave bite, but mellowed and sweetened by the wood aging.

Here are some of my favorites -

Chicano
Chamuco
Corralejo
Centenario
Corzo

I know I am missing a lot, but those are what comes to mind right away.

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Postby kalvano » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:54 pm

Has anyone mentioned how awesome Bushmills Black Bush is?

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Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:09 pm

DreamsInDigital wrote:I feel the same way about whisky, but I am loving the learning experience.

When it comes to tequila, reposado is actually my favorite.

Blaco is great in a margarita (all natural, no commercial mixers. NEVER blended), but I think it is a little too sharp if drank straight.

Anejo is good, but the long aging makes you lose a little of the agave.

Reposado is great because it still has the agave bite, but mellowed and sweetened by the wood aging.

Here are some of my favorites -

Chicano
Chamuco
Corralejo
Centenario
Corzo

I know I am missing a lot, but those are what comes to mind right away.


Yeah, agreed on the Margarita style. Margarita mixer is for pantydroppers. The Margarita is basically a tequila sidecar and should be treated as such.

I wish I'd had more tequila when I was in puerto vallarta and mazatlan :(. If I were on foot, I totally would have, but we were on a cruise ship and didn't have enough time on shore to figure out where was a tourist trap and where was an actual good bar with good selection.

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Postby hds2388 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:14 pm

geoduck wrote:
Rooney wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
hds2388 wrote:Good enough for winston churchill? Good enough for me.


Enjoy strokes staring down the Nazis, winning the Battle of Britain, making fun of French people and welcoming the Americans a few years down the road.


Gecko of Doom wrote:
geoduck wrote:Johnny Red shouldn't even exist.

+1. I would drink Natty before I would drink Red.

GTFO


Red is horrible. There is nothing it does well. Nothing. For the price, you can have better American or Irish whiskey. And it makes a horrible show for the Scotch name. Black I could drink in a mixed drink or straight if pressed. Red? I wouldn't even let it be in my smokey martini. It'd cheapen the gin.


For me, black is th perfect combination of quality and cost in a scotch. Cheap enough to be mixed without guilt, quality enough to drink straight. I know above posters question its on the rocks capabilities, but, I think it does just fine at the price point.

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Postby Rooney » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:16 pm

DreamsInDigital wrote:
superhands wrote:
uzpakalis wrote:<------ Ordered neat, not chilled.


Tequila is what sorority girls drink while on spring break in order to loosen up before hitting the mic at a karaoke bar. Real men drink scotch.


Wrong. On so many levels. So wrong.

I think it is a real shame how so many people in the united states think tequila means jose cuervo (which should not even be called tequila) or patron (which I can drink, but is my no means great). Tequila has an amazing range of flavor and complexity, augmented by the vast differences between blanco, reposado, and anejo.

Since I graduated from college 5 years ago, good tequilas are 90 percent of what I drink. Recently I have also started getting into whisky (some great suggestions on here, the macallan 12 is what i've had most recently) and I actually see a lot of similarities between the two.


http://www.esquire.com/features/drinkin ... quila-0809

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Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:35 pm

hds2388 wrote:For me, black is th perfect combination of quality and cost in a scotch. Cheap enough to be mixed without guilt, quality enough to drink straight. I know above posters question its on the rocks capabilities, but, I think it does just fine at the price point.


At the price point, certainly. As I said, if pressed I could drink black straight. Even better on the rocks and it's cheap enough that I'd mix with it. I still don't think it's a particularly good scotch, but it's very drinkable, a quality that red does not possess. If I were bar-tending* for a friend and I knew nobody attending was a scotch drinker, I'd just bring black and be done with it. But aside from smokey martinis and maybe a rob roy, I'm not a big fan of scotch for mixing, so you won't find black in my cabinet.


*Yes, this is a service I have provided before. I've never bar-tended professionally, but I enjoy mixing and for a while had a fully-stocked, amateur bar. I strongly cut back on mixed drinks as a part of losing the weight gained at my desk-job in a building constantly filled with tempting pastries, so I've let most of my mixers and even base alcohols diminish to zero with the last party. I doubt I'll spend the money to get re-stocked for school. Though if anyone at UMN has a bunch of alcohol they'd like me to mix up, I'd be happy to do so.

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Postby Rooney » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:39 pm

All this talk makes me thirsty

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Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:40 pm

Rooney wrote:These peanuts are making me thirsty

ftfy

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Postby Rooney » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:19 pm

paratactical wrote:
Rooney wrote:These peanuts beer nuts are making me thirsty

ftfy

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Postby protip » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:29 pm

Knob Creek


/thread.

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Postby introversional » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:34 pm

We just had a beautiful, healthy baby. I'm buying myself a bottle of Blue Label to celebrate. :)

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Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:37 pm

protip wrote:Knob Creek


/thread.

PROTIP: You're doing it wrong.

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Postby Rooney » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:48 pm

Rooney wrote:Gotta say, top class bourbon's my favorite, guess I love coumarin.


protip wrote:Knob Creek


/thread.

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Postby protip » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:25 pm

paratactical wrote:
protip wrote:Knob Creek


/thread.

PROTIP: You're doing it wrong.




If I'm doing it wrong, I don't want to do it right.

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Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:26 pm

protip wrote:
paratactical wrote:
protip wrote:Knob Creek


/thread.

PROTIP: You're doing it wrong.




If I'm doing it wrong, I don't want to do it right.

:lol: Okay, that was pretty awesome.

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Postby mysoftsrock » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:13 pm

I'll say this in response to some of the alcohol elitism going on in this here thread. I am a man who loves to drink top shelf bourbon, and also loves to crush a ton of fratty light. TCR is this, drink so much that it all tastes like water anyway, drink nice stuff, drink cheap stuff, just go and get drunk. If you can't afford to crush the expensive stuff, go to Law School or something to fund the addiction.

Personal Favorites:
Woodford Reserve - Bourbon
Maker's Mark - Bourbon
Cognacs that I can't recall or pronounce
Natty (Fratty) Light - The last sip tastes like the metal in the can, deal with it.
Any Abita Beer - you might not be able to find this stuff outside of SEC territory, but if you can, buy it now.
German Pilsners- DAB actually tastes like a really smooth natty or Keystone, which makes sense because all three are pilsners.


Personal References:
Fraternity Man to the core, I promise you I drank harder than you in undergrad in order to show the younger brothers how it's done. (In fact I am almost positive I am in the "Overheard at the LSAT" thread talking about showing the pledges how it's done)
Alcoholic, ~4 years, by no means a long term user compared to many of you gents and ladies, but it happens.
I creep on this site a lot, and if that doesn't drive someone with a mid-160's LSAT to drink I have no idea what will.

Anyway, drink up all!

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Postby ktc88 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:40 pm

bjsesq wrote:
ktc88 wrote:Glenmorangie is pretty good too, especially the la santa sherry cask.


Fantastic post overall, but I just had to say: if you like the La Santa, try Sonnalta PX. It's even better. Oddly enough: the La Santa is generally trashed by most critics. I never understood why.


Yes, I have read of people who do not like it. It has also won a pretty wide array of awards though. There are alot of conflicting opinions in the scotch world. I wouldn't say its a FAVORITE of mine, but I did enjoy it. I will definitely keep an eye out for the Sonnalta PX.

Albanach wrote:So much so that you know more about Scotch than 'experts' like Michael Jackson? He gives Black Label 9/10 and says "Is Black Label a great whisky? Was Dizzy Gillespie a great musician?". He rates Blue Label slightly higher still.

I have at least eight different bottles of malt on the shelf, but if offered a blended whisky I'm not going to hold my nose and I'm certainly not adding ice and coke.

Many others in the Scotch Whisky world promote and even prefer blends, and Johnnie Walker make some of the best.


I never disagreed....you quoted someone else, not me my friend, if you read back in the thread it should be clarified for me you. I said "Johnnie green and gold are your best bet." Blended scotches can certainly be good, but they're not for me. And the main point I was making was that blue is a complete rip off, not that its a bad blend.

Skyhook wrote:Got a bottle of 15yo, but tell me more about the Caribbean.
Assuming this is aged in a rum cask?


Yes it is finished in rum casks. I think they call it "Caribbean cask" to widen the sources of the casks they use...no matter to me, it still tastes excellent. It doesn't get as much sweetness as you would imagine from the rum cask but really alot of rich spice, plus some dried fruit tones...really nice.

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Postby protip » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:48 pm

It's all about taste value vs party value while always maintaing some level of respectability -


For drinking -

Bourbon - Knob Creek
Whisk(e)y - Tullamore Dew 12
Tequila - Don Julio 1942
Rum (yes, the oft ignored sippable rum) - Ron Atlantico Private
Vodka - I'm a Kettle One guy
Beer - Too much depth to get into it

For partying -

Beam
Jack
1800 (any cheaper and it's asking for trouble)
Jerry
Russian Standard
PBR

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Postby Skyhook » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:38 pm

ktc88 wrote:
Skyhook wrote:Got a bottle of 15yo, but tell me more about the Caribbean.
Assuming this is aged in a rum cask?


Yes it is finished in rum casks. I think they call it "Caribbean cask" to widen the sources of the casks they use...no matter to me, it still tastes excellent. It doesn't get as much sweetness as you would imagine from the rum cask but really alot of rich spice, plus some dried fruit tones...really nice.


Sounds good, I like the fruitiness of Aberlour, so I may just have to splurge on a bottle! $60 I'm guessing?

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Postby Corwin » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:55 pm

The hard liquor to beer ratio in this thread makes me sad. :P




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