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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 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 13:54 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

Rotgutt (Rotgutt), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 01:26 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

Penis, NV (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

Alabama Song to thread!

Aimless (Aimless), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:31 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

youn, Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:32 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

NO WHISKY BAD WHISKY WHISKY BAD

dabnis coleman's ghost (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:36 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

Caption competition coming up

We Buy a Hammer For Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 11:35 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

This was MY thread???

FiFi (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:03 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

you can mix it with stuff, morbs.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

I pref the shots, for effect.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:13 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 18:33 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

what up what up what uuuuuuuup

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

hmmm

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe

BLEAT THE MEATLES. PARADE. (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

might have gin in the freezer

i want to marry a pizza (gbx), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

rox would be good

surm, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:36 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

guys the answer is yes

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:38 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

The night to do just that

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 03:41 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

irish whiskey very drinkable, fun to drink imo

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

As a country we would certainly seem to agree

broderik f (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

I note that green spot now seems to be the same price of redbreast locally....is there a big difference btwn them over there? Might plump for latter all things being equal.

broderik f (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

green spot is really wonderful stuff

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

I usually drink the normal Jim Beam when mixing with ginger ale (because there's no point in getting a good/expensive booze when it will be masked by mixer). Maker's for a step up from Beam when not mixing, Woodford Reserve for two steps up. I don't think I've had a bourbon fancier then Knob Creek or Bulleit - and for those, I think the fanciness is lost on my palate, so it's a matter of diminishing returns to spend more than $30ish. It's all pee and lost memories in a day or so anyway.

That said, I am so glad there are people out there taking it seriously and cultivating a connoisseurship of fine distinctions. Truly, rock on, whiskeyheads.

please won't you be my enabler (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 4 February 2016 22:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

you guys familiar with this one and if so, y/n?

i like the Nikka Grain i think it might be a little overpriced tho

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 4 February 2016 22:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

I got a 500ml bottle of Nikka Coffey Grain 12-year (normal is a blend w/ no age statement) at Nikka's Yoichi distillery last year and it's lovely.

I also heard a bartender in LA say the Coffey Grain was "made with coffee" and almost broke my glass.

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:02 (1 week ago) Permalink

I think the fanciness is lost on my palate

I think if you go BIB or barrel proof you usually do OK. The former (albeit a shrinking category) is full of bargains, and while the latter stuff can be hard on the palate - nuance tends to go out the window after your first sip of something high-proof - it promises at least a certain degree of value/quality. Though imo the magic proof is somewhere between 95 and 105. These 135 or whatever proof monsters like Stagg Jr. just kill my tongue, as much as I enjoy sipping them.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

splash of water

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

the thing about high-proof stuff that can't be replicated is the super-viscous mouthfeel. sometimes i really crave that.

call all destroyer, Friday, 5 February 2016 01:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

pop it in the freezer for a while, has that effect. makes it taste terrible though... better to use aquavit.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 5 February 2016 03:54 (1 week ago) Permalink


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