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 geoduck » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:08 am

Gecko of Doom wrote:
geoduck wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Want scotch don't want to spend money what to do :/


Get Johnny Walker Red! :P

I drank some the other day just to see if it was as bad as I was remembering. In its defense, I was able to suppress the urge to vomit. But that's about all I can say.


I was mostly joking that people drink Johnny Walker Red when they want scotch but don't want to spend money. It does not make me vomit either, which is similarly all I can say in its favor.

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Postby skers » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:04 am

albanach wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:Can't believe I didn't see this earlier. Pick up Highland Park 18. One of the best valued bottles I own.


It's $100 in state monopoly VA. Nice whisky, but there are lots of nice whiskies once you reach $100 a bottle.


A dram of an 18 year old at $100 is pretty much par for the course. I think the Highland Park is right up there with the Macallan 18 but significantly cheaper.

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

Postby albanach » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:28 am

TemporarySaint wrote:A dram of an 18 year old at $100 is pretty much par for the course. I think the Highland Park is right up there with the Macallan 18 but significantly cheaper.


A quick Google shows it sells some places for around $75. The retail price before sales tax and duty (25ish %) in Scotland appears to be about 40GBP / $64.

At $100 a bottle plus sales tax, someone somewhere is making a very tidy profit.

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Postby albanach » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:31 am

TemporarySaint wrote:A dram of an 18 year old at $100 is pretty much par for the course. I think the Highland Park is right up there with the Macallan 18 but significantly cheaper.


And I'd really hope you get the whole bottle for $100, not just a dram!

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Postby sundance95 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:40 am

albanach wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:A dram of an 18 year old at $100 is pretty much par for the course. I think the Highland Park is right up there with the Macallan 18 but significantly cheaper.


A quick Google shows it sells some places for around $75. The retail price before sales tax and duty (25ish %) in Scotland appears to be about 40GBP / $64.

At $100 a bottle plus sales tax, someone somewhere is making a very tidy profit.

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Postby geoduck » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:08 am

Boo. A friend bought me a bottle of Makers as a gift. It was really nice, but it delays my new scotch purchase by at least a week

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Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:58 pm

Bought a bottle of Glenfiddich 12, drank it straight from the bottle with a group of friends. It was delicious, delicious blasphemy.

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

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:15 pm

geoduck wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:
geoduck wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Want scotch don't want to spend money what to do :/


Get Johnny Walker Red! :P

I drank some the other day just to see if it was as bad as I was remembering. In its defense, I was able to suppress the urge to vomit. But that's about all I can say.


I was mostly joking that people drink Johnny Walker Red when they want scotch but don't want to spend money. It does not make me vomit either, which is similarly all I can say in its favor.


Cheap.. scotch? Not happening.

Jameson, although not scotch, is very nice by itself.

You know, if you like to either have hair on your chest.. or chest on your hair.

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Postby smokyroom26 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:31 pm

creader wrote:Mezcal ITCR. If you can't eat the worm, go home.
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How right you are, my dear, but

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is TCR....HTH

Also, all you bourbon and scotch lovers need to go buy this, stat. It is worth every penny of the $70 and will completely change your outlook re: agave products.

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Postby thesealocust » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:59 am

smokyroom26: I was at a bar and somebody almost poured a shot of that but then backed off. What is it exactly? Hard to tell from the photo. Expensive tequila?

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Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:08 am

I wonder if it's possible to distill a computer - preferably a macbook.

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Postby Gecko of Doom » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:24 am

ResolutePear wrote:I wonder if it's possible to distill a computer - preferably a macbook.

I'd be interested in trying this. I've always wanted to know what pretentiousness tastes like.

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Postby memphisbelle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:28 am

I tried the Macallen 12 year and loved it. Instead of getting a bottle of that, I decided to try aushentoshen 12 year for my splurge this week. ::kicks self:: It's good stuff, but lacks the flavor that the macallen had. Next week, I'm going to get a bottle of 18 year. Is the macallen 18 similar/worth the upgrade? How is highland park in comparison? Other recommendations in that same type?

Also, I've never had mezcal. Good starter?

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Postby swinger » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:38 am

question: does my love of rum and mere toleration of scotch make me less of a man/future attorney?

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Postby memphisbelle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:42 am

Not as long as you mix it into a classy cocktail. A cuba libre is always credited.

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Postby swinger » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:48 am

memphisbelle wrote:Not as long as you mix it into a classy cocktail. A cuba libre is always credited.


One of the oldest and easiest highballs out there. A classic treat.

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

Postby smokyroom26 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:53 pm

thesealocust wrote:smokyroom26: I was at a bar and somebody almost poured a shot of that but then backed off. What is it exactly? Hard to tell from the photo. Expensive tequila?


It's mezcal. Also made from fermented agave, like tequila, but with two main differences - first, tequila is usually distilled twice and mezcal only once, so the finished spirit has a lot more depth, and second, mezcal is made from different types of the agave plant, which makes its flavor profile highly dependent on the particular region and even the particular city or village where it is distilled.

That being said, there is a lot of truly nasty mezcal out there (usu mass-produced brands), and nasty mezcal is much, much worse than nasty tequila. But the artisanal stuff - Los Danzantes, Del Maguey, Los Amantes and the like - kicks ass neat in a snifter.

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Postby Rooney » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:47 pm

smokyroom26 wrote: flavor profile highly dependent on the particular region and even the particular city or village where it is distilled.


Sounds like the wine-esque terroir element. nice

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

Postby rangers0412 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:25 pm

I feel so barbaric only drinking vodka after reading this thread.

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

Postby memphisbelle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:36 pm

Ah, don't. I don't think the point is what you drink, it's that you drink.

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Postby Rooney » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:38 pm

I had a perfect old fashioned with Woodford on Friday night. Such a damn good drink

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

Postby Rooney » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:38 pm

memphisbelle wrote:Ah, don't. I don't think the point is what you drink, it's that you drink.


:mrgreen:

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

Postby paratactical » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:39 pm

Rooney wrote:
memphisbelle wrote:Ah, don't. I don't think the point is what you drink, it's that you drink.


:mrgreen:

Ehhh... Gonna disagree. Bud light with lime? Should probably just /self.

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

Postby memphisbelle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:52 pm

Well, on the hierarchy of people to hang out with, someone that does not drink is automatically suspicious and should be avoided. Bro Light and lime is obviously a less credited choice than some, but it is cheap and widely available. Besides, if you start out on fratty light, then this is obviously a step up.

The only acceptable cheap college kid beer is PBR. If there's one way to get called out for drinking underage, it's drinking PBR and paying for it in loose change. Party on. :)

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

Postby rangers0412 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:54 pm

You are forgetting High Life, the champaigne of beers. Yes, the first one tastes like ass, but after one you are good to go.




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