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it's difficult to get root beer in the u.k., and anyway it doesn't get you drunk.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

it's salt whisky bar, in seymour street. fancy a julep, anyone?

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
Have any of our UK friends seen or tried this "J&B -6ºc"? I just got a press release; evidently they're testing it in the UK and thinking of bringing it to the US. Sounds like a scotch for vodka drinkers: "with a pale color and an apple-pear scent" = almost clear and tasteless, to lure clear-liquor market share in a whiskier direction?

Paul Eater (eater), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 00:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Rotgutt (Rotgutt), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 01:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've fallen in love with Evan Williams bourbon--cheap and delicious!

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 01:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

just renewed my stock of makers mark. must watch to ensure i don't drink it all too quickly.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

i was drinking maker's at the fap last week.

Penis, NV (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Alabama Song to thread!

Aimless (Aimless), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've tasted Dewar's and it is very masculine.

youn, Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

ah, whiskey, so good. Jameson is my usual, but I've tried smokey whiskey and it's quite nice and strong. What is that J&B -6 trying to do, be vodka? hm. I'm sure it is far too easy to drink.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

NO WHISKY BAD WHISKY WHISKY BAD

dabnis coleman's ghost (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Have any of our UK friends seen or tried this "J&B -6ºc"? I just got a press release; evidently they're testing it in the UK and thinking of bringing it to the US. Sounds like a scotch for vodka drinkers: "with a pale color and an apple-pear scent" = almost clear and tasteless, to lure clear-liquor market share in a whiskier direction?


Ewwww. I'm having some Talisker with a few drops of Drambuie on it tonight, as dinner. heh. I've had a cold for a few days, and this will hopefully knock some of it out of me.

lyra (lyra), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hm, is that symbol messed up on everyone's browser? It is supposed to read "J&B minus six degrees Celsius" but from here it is a complex and unfamiliar Chinese character.

Trying to be vodka, yes indeed.

Paul Eater (eater), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 03:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

working fine on my browser. Looks like Manx or Welsh whisky. Probably fairly tasteless un-aged malt spirit. Looks ghastly.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 08:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Thank you, ILE, for reminding me to get a bottle of Balvenie for Mum and Dad for Christmas.

Mädchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 09:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Not encountered it myself, but I would guess it's either a bit grim or so tasteless you might as well be drinking vodka.

RickyT (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 09:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

regualr J&B is already on the light side compared to say, JW Black.

clearly intended not to compete w/flavor of soda/mixers?

m coleman (lovebug starski), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Caption competition coming up

We Buy a Hammer For Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

I believe it's aged properly and then chill-filtered to remove "impurities," i.e. flavor.

There was an article in Saturday's Wall Street Journal about "controversial" new products being introduced by Scotch distilleries, but they didn't even mention this abomination. The most controversial was Bruichladdich introducing a blend of three vintages in one bottle.

From your reports I guess the UK launch this past summer did not make a huge splash.

Paul Eater (eater), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 15:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

I have a bottle of the sherry casked Bowmore (given to me by a friend) mentioned in that article, and it's really not that great. I've been drinking it, but doubt I'd buy a bottle on my own.

lyra (lyra), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 17:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've yet to like the taste of any hard liquor. Unless Stoli Vanil or Raspberry counts.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

wow, hey ken, how expensive is woodford over there?

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

This was MY thread???

FiFi (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

I have been drinking whiskey lately when we go out. It's a good winter drink.

n/a (Nick A.), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

It's good for warmth and effect; hell going down tho.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

you can mix it with stuff, morbs.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

I pref the shots, for effect.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm not a big hard liquor drinker but whiskey doesn't seem that difficult to drink straight to me.

n/a (Nick A.), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

Friday = pay day = trip to liquor store for bourbon & scotch! Yay hard liquor!!!

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing 1:30 on a Tuesday isn't the most appropriate time for whiskey, but fuck, here is this thread, and here is a sudden jump in my stress level. ANYWAY.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

what up what up what uuuuuuuup

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

hmmm

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

probably too hot to even consider this, but rocks approach might

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

maybe

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

might have gin in the freezer

i want to marry a pizza (gbx), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

rox would be good

surm, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha i know for a fact that i have gin and vodka in the freezer!

hmmm

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

omg i don't know that for a fact and it's making me upset

surm, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

as a medical doctor, it seems that you endorse the cooling factors of freezered gin. good man! xpost

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

guys the answer is yes

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

also have terrifying premade margaritas in the fridge, BUT IN THE CASE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

this is going to be a good thread, i can feel it

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Having a flask bottle in the hip pocket feels suspiciously like I imagine a shoulder holster feels.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also makes me imagine tats of Jack Daniels under the heart lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

once i took a pink alligator flask to a bar, and the guy checked my bag. and he was like, you have to leave this outside

surm, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also--yall: all yall:: it is too hot for whiskey and that is why I am going to sit on my porch and sip whiskey and sweat in the humid ass texas night. Because tonight is that night.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

The night to do just that

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

i have to finish this beer, but afterwards i will rejoin you all with some sort of cold hard liquor beverage

xpost hmmm i am considering your argument and finding it fairly compelling (with state replacement of course)

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't have any whiskey. and it is 1 hour and 43 too late to buy any.

But i do have gin and I've been having 2 about to be 3 martinis.

james k polk, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

("Just throw a couple in their, yeah?")

, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

there*

, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

All I seem to drink anymore is Four Roses, but I did have a taste of Dickel white whiskey a week or two ago because it was on special and I couldn't resist. It smelled deadly but was actually quite smooth.

This rye story is pretty lol -- does it apply to Dickel rye too?

dan m, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

x-p
I always ask for Knotter Bourbon.

nickn, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

cad I would love to see a list of your top five/ten "affordable range" whiskeys, I need a new bottle of bourbon anyway and am getting kinda tired of Four Roses

lol xp

sleeve, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

x-p
From the article I linked:

Some of those bottling and branding MGP whiskey make an effort to give the juice some sort of finishing touch to make their product distinctive. George Dickel Rye starts with MGP whiskey but charcoal-filters it before bottling. Angel’s Envy buys Indiana rye, puts it in old rum casks to soak up a little sweetness, and then charges a hefty markup. Others, such as Redemption Rye, present their MGP whiskey as-is.

The prize for the most upfront bottler has to go to Blaum Bros. of Galena, Illinois, which market Knotter—read “not our”—Bourbon with the transparent admission “We didn’t distill this bourbon. Nope, not a drop.”

nickn, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

cad I would love to see a list of your top five/ten "affordable range" whiskeys, I need a new bottle of bourbon anyway and am getting kinda tired of Four Roses

lol xp

― sleeve, Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:31 PM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's getting tougher and tougher to find dece affordable stuff, but here are some things (with the caveat that i neither have the money nor the inclination to try anything that's "craft distilled" or has an unclear origin, not that any of that stuff is affordable most of the time)

very old barton bib (if you can get it in your area, nb i haven't had it since they dropped the age statement, but man this stuff was good)
weller 107 proof
jim beam black
dickel no. 12 (still sort of affordable i think)
old grand dad bib (not really a sipper but the best mixing bourbon in the world imo)

call all destroyer, Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

x-p
I always ask for Knotter Bourbon.

― nickn, Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:31 PM (29 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


Going to a bar tonight. Gonna pop my whisky cherry.

"Knotter Bourbon. neat. Thanks"

I'll tell you all about it

, Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

thanks cad!

old grand dad bib

is this the 100 proof bonded stuff or something else? I was using the bonded for a while on yr recommendation

sleeve, Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah it's the bonded

call all destroyer, Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

the 114 is kind of overkill imo

call all destroyer, Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:11 (1 month ago) Permalink


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