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Liquor
« on: May 05, 2021, 07:10:28 PM »

Much like the thread about wine, do you have a preference for certain types of liquor whenever you choose to partake?

My brother in law recently poured me some 18-year Glenlivet.  It was pretty good, but honestly, I couldn't have told the difference between that and "lesser" types of whiskeys.  I guess it's like wine, where you have to kind of know how to properly taste, savor, note certain flavors, etc.  Granted I'm sure I could tell the difference between the fancy stuff and some cheap ass Clan MacGregor, but as far as ages, single malt, etc goes I guess I'm flying blind.

Certainly wine is my default when I do drink, but I do keep some of the following around the house.

- Tito's.  I think this is incredibly smooth vodka, and I could almost sip it just straight.

- Hornitos.  Not a bad buy for tequila, and certainly not as rough as some Cuervo.

- Jameson.  Kind of the one whiskey I normally gravitate towards.

I think the wife has some flavored vodkas she'll bust out on occasion, but those are my proverbial three amigos.  What're yours?
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 07:16:07 PM »

Liquor? I hardly know her.
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Re: Liquor
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 07:47:49 PM »

Never had liquor (duh). Isn't liquor generally stronger than wine?
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 07:51:21 PM »

Never had liquor (duh). Isn't liquor generally stronger than wine?
Yes. Typically liquor is over 20% alcohol volume.

I canít drink liquor anymore. The buzz lasts too short for me, so if I want to have a sustained one I have to overindulge and Iíd rather not do that.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 08:06:59 PM »

Never had liquor (duh). Isn't liquor generally stronger than wine?

Whaaaa? When I was your age I used a combination of a fake ID or a friendís older sibling for that.

My reminiscing aside, yes, itís generally much stronger.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 08:12:02 PM »

Never had liquor (duh). Isn't liquor generally stronger than wine?

Whaaaa? When I was your age I used a combination of a fake ID or a friendís older sibling for that.

My reminiscing aside, yes, itís generally much stronger.
I have had a couple of sips of alcohol before. I didn't like it.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 08:19:41 PM »

Never had liquor (duh). Isn't liquor generally stronger than wine?

Whaaaa? When I was your age I used a combination of a fake ID or a friendís older sibling for that.

My reminiscing aside, yes, itís generally much stronger.
I have had a couple of sips of alcohol before. I didn't like it.

I was just giving you a bad time. :-)

Itís definitely not for everybody. I barely drink much of it nowadays. Hits me a bit too hard
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 08:23:02 PM »

As long as it isnít cheap liquor Iím generally game for anything.  I kind of have an affinity for Gin for some reason and often get bottles as Christmas gifts.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 08:58:06 PM »

Alcohol is often an acquired taste...not many people say they loved their first sips.

For me, my go to is just a general lager. Yuengling, Corona, etc. For wine, I like sweet, fruity wines. Vodka over most other liquors.

There's also some truth in that tequila makes the clothes come off. Or my wife's jello shots.

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Re: Liquor
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 09:22:39 PM »

Whiskey's good taken in moderation and mixed appropriately.

straight up? I'll pass.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 09:24:32 PM »

Alcohol is often an acquired taste...not many people say they loved their first sips.

For me, my go to is just a general lager. Yuengling, Corona, etc. For wine, I like sweet, fruity wines. Vodka over most other liquors.

There's also some truth in that tequila makes the clothes come off. Or my wife's jello shots.

Good times. Who wants a beer? NE2's buying.

Iím in. Thanks NE2!
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2021, 11:24:12 PM »

I like some Makers Mark bourbon - Neat, On the Rocks, or in a nice Cocktail (makes a yummy Old Fashioned)

I agree that Titoís is good vodka

If I want to get st00p1d, a bottle of Wild Turkey American Honey is basically my Kryptonite...It is sweet and smooth, and a full ďfifthĒ/bottle can disappear very quickly in an evening. My older brother likes to get a bottle when I visit at holidays or other functions
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 11:41:53 PM »

Never had liquor (duh). Isn't liquor generally stronger than wine?

Whaaaa? When I was your age I used a combination of a fake ID or a friendís older sibling for that.

My reminiscing aside, yes, itís generally much stronger.
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2021, 11:43:56 PM »

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Re: Liquor
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2021, 01:26:56 AM »

Liquor? I hardly know her.

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Re: Liquor
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2021, 01:30:44 AM »

Scotch, Lagavulin is very nice
Brandy

that said, I don't have it very often and only about a thimbleful at a time.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2021, 05:30:47 AM »

Liquor? I hardly know her.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2021, 07:32:11 AM »

Bruichladdich is a Scotch that I love. It's expensive, about $60/bottle, so I usually just get one a year at my birthday.

My years living near Kentucky got me drinking bourbon. Four Roses small batch is my favorite moderately priced bourbon.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2021, 10:24:14 AM »

Besides wine, I also keep gin in the house.  Each weekend, either Saturday afternoon or Sunday afternoon, I make a cocktail.  Either a Gin & Tonic (with a squeeze of lime and a few dashes of Peychaud's bitters), a Tom Collins (with a few dashes of Angostura bitters), a grapefruit gin fizz (with an egg white), or a Salty Dog.  Usually one of the first two.

I've tried several different gins:
  Gordon's London Dry
  Tanqueray Rangpur Lime
  Beefeater London Dry
  Bombay Sapphire London Dry
  Bluecoat American Dry

Of those, the ones that mix the best into my cocktails are Beefeater and Bombay Sapphire.  Those two don't impart any "off" flavors to the drink.  The Bombay Sapphire adds some interesting other flavors, so I think that's going to be my go-to gin from now on.  (Beefeater is basically all juniper, which is fine too.)  I find it interesting that Bombay Sapphire is also the brand I grew up seeing in the house for my dad's occasional martini.  It's also the brand my sister and her husband buy.
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2021, 11:14:03 AM »

Vodka - They're essentially all the same, so normally just what's cheap.  I use Marble quite a bit (local Colorado brand)
"Traditional" Gin - Hendrick's or Leopold's Summer Gin (local Colorado brand)
Old Tom Gin - Ransom
Tequila Blanca - ArteNOM 1579
Tequila Reposado - Casamigos
Tequila AŮejo - Don Julio
Tequila Extra AŮejo - Organic Diablito
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Corn Whiskey - A.D. Laws' (local Colorado brand)
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Scotch Whisky - Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask
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Brandy - Germain-Robin
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2021, 11:15:34 AM »

Besides wine, I also keep gin in the house.  Each weekend, either Saturday afternoon or Sunday afternoon, I make a cocktail.  Either a Gin & Tonic (with a squeeze of lime and a few dashes of Peychaud's bitters), a Tom Collins (with a few dashes of Angostura bitters), a grapefruit gin fizz (with an egg white), or a Salty Dog.  Usually one of the first two.

I've tried several different gins:
  Gordon's London Dry
  Tanqueray Rangpur Lime
  Beefeater London Dry
  Bombay Sapphire London Dry
  Bluecoat American Dry

Of those, the ones that mix the best into my cocktails are Beefeater and Bombay Sapphire.  Those two don't impart any "off" flavors to the drink.  The Bombay Sapphire adds some interesting other flavors, so I think that's going to be my go-to gin from now on.  (Beefeater is basically all juniper, which is fine too.)  I find it interesting that Bombay Sapphire is also the brand I grew up seeing in the house for my dad's occasional martini.  It's also the brand my sister and her husband buy.

I've had a gin fizz in New Orleans before, and I really recall liking them.  It's something I've never attempted to make at home, however.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2021, 11:21:05 AM »

Vodka - They're essentially all the same, so normally just what's cheap. 

Them's fightin' words!   :)

Also:  Gin is just flavored vodka.  Change my mind.
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2021, 11:25:30 AM »

Vodka - They're essentially all the same, so normally just what's cheap. 

Them's fightin' words!   :)

Vodka is meant to be an odorless, flavorless spirit.  So yes, they should all be basically the same.  The only differences in vodka are the water source (which obviously could have other dissolved solids giving different flavors) and the heads/hearts/tails ratio.  Outside of the absolute cheapest vodkas (Barton, McCormick, Viaka, etc.), those ratios are nearly the same with all other brands.  No need to spend $40 on a bottle of Belvedere when a $16 bottle of Monopolowa is the same quality level.

Also:  Gin is just flavored vodka.  Change my mind.

No need to change your mind. I'm in 100% agreement.

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Re: Liquor
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2021, 11:26:12 AM »

My go-to's are Tito's for vodka, and Captain Morgan (spiced) for rum.  With those I'll typically make vodka+ginger ale & rum+coke.

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